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09-28-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By sreten

Hi, +1 sound advice, rgds, sreten.

Hi, +1 sound advice, rgds, sreten.
09-28-13, 03:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By sreten

Hi, Meandering waffle means to me you don't...

Hi,

Meandering waffle means to me you don't know what your talking about, not me.
So please don't try and make out I know less than the little you apparently do.

rgds, sreten.
09-28-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By sreten

Hi, There is no regulation, the numbers can...

Hi,

There is no regulation, the numbers can mean whatever the manufacturers want.

However according to Sheldon Brown lying about tyre sizes used to be rife,
with the excuse everyone else is...
09-28-13, 02:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By sreten

Hi, I still maintain silly numbers on the...

Hi,


I still maintain silly numbers on the side of a tyre indicate
whatever the numbers mean they don't mean what typical
numbers mean. 75psi min is just very silly for a 47mm tyre.

Why some...
09-28-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By sreten

Hi, It depends on what Shwalbe tyre you were...

Hi,

It depends on what Shwalbe tyre you were sold. There is no point pretending
the really tough almost puncture proof training tyres are as fast as fast tyres.

Once you get to the decently...
09-28-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By sreten

Hi, FWIW often its a good idea just to...

Hi,

FWIW often its a good idea just to upgrade the front brake only.

rgds, sreten.

Needing different levers for single pivot versus dual pivot
is a new one on me, I've never seen than...
09-28-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,787
Posted By sreten

Hi, Reset the computer to something really...

Hi,

Reset the computer to something really silly, like 16" wheels. Say oh it must be playing up and
probably needs a new battery. Set it correctly. If she notices say it must have playing up...
09-27-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By sreten

Hi, No. I've asserted that some numbers on...

Hi,

No. I've asserted that some numbers on tyres don't mean the same thing as the numbers
that European manufactures seemed to have settled on (possibly from fear of law suits).

There is no...
09-27-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By sreten

Hi, People here are so argumentative that...

Hi,

People here are so argumentative that they seem to be blinkered
as to what they actually agree about (which covers most things)
and what they disagree about which is the details.

Anyone...
09-27-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By sreten

Hi, Overanalysis. The obvious is the way it is....

Hi, Overanalysis. The obvious is the way it is. Stupid question.

rgds, sreten.
09-27-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By sreten

Hi, good for you. Would be very hard work where I...

Hi, good for you. Would be very hard work where I live, rgds, sreten.
09-27-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By sreten

Hi, I doubt you have any language problems....

Hi,

I doubt you have any language problems. But sometimes implication does not come across.
Not what I think (as an opinion) but general concensus about tyres and tyre pressures
suggests ranges...
09-27-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By sreten

Hi, Well everybody has suggested everything....

Hi,

Well everybody has suggested everything. Higher gearing, lower gearing,
done via changing the front or back, probably as clear as mud to the OP.

Personally I'd say :

96 gear inches is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By sreten

Hi, IMO its dubious discussing the ride...

Hi,

IMO its dubious discussing the ride quality and rolling of nice tyres
if your going to use tyre liners with them. You may as well use
cheaper heavier tyres with built in all round puncture...
09-27-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By sreten

Hi, I dug out the pump I have. Following...

Hi,

I dug out the pump I have. Following FB's fix :

I moved the rubber ring on the other end of the
"hose"into the "head" and improvised a washer
for where the hose attaches to the pump.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By sreten

Hi, It wouldn't be surprising if the wider...

Hi,

It wouldn't be surprising if the wider the rim is the more
noise the freewheel appears to make, ergo disc wheels
should make the most racket.

rgds, sreten.
09-26-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By sreten

Hi, You don't know that. You choose to...

Hi,

You don't know that. You choose to think that rather
than rationalise and analyse the information available.

I've a much better idea of what I'm talking about than
someone who assumes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-13, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By sreten

Hi, Why ruin good tyres with tyre liners...

Hi,

Why ruin good tyres with tyre liners when you can buy cheaper / better /
tougher / longer lasting decent tyres with allround better puncture
protection making liners essentially totally...
09-26-13, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By sreten

Hi, 1) Depends on the tyre design and the...

Hi,

1) Depends on the tyre design and the tyre compound. A front
tyre typically lasts 3 times as long as rear. However when the
rear is worn you should move the front to rear fitting the new ...
09-26-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By sreten

Hi, It is except when it isn't. I'd pay to...

Hi,

It is except when it isn't. I'd pay to watch somebody pump up a 47mm tyre with 100psi
on the sidewall to 200 psi and accept all bets at even odds that it will get to 200psi ;)

rgds,...
09-26-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By sreten

Hi, The red rim stickers should just peel...

Hi,

The red rim stickers should just peel off I assume.
Your tyres don't clash with the bike, the red does.

rgds, sreten.
09-26-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,585
Posted By sreten

Hi, Whilst loads of people can disagree with...

Hi,

Whilst loads of people can disagree with me, which is fair enough,
faced with a range of saddles that are allegedly male, unisex and
female, I've a good idea which are which, not...
09-26-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By sreten

Hi FB, I'm trying to understand the top...

Hi FB,

I'm trying to understand the top fitting but I don't have the experience.

Is the first fitting above matched to just the lug and sits above the head tube,
or does it still fit the head...
09-26-13, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By sreten

Hi, I have friend with serious cracks in his...

Hi,

I have friend with serious cracks in his headtube. Everyone says it is toast.
He knows it is as as he can feel it riding the bike and he won't do certain
stuff he used to do on the bike. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,386
Posted By sreten

Hi, If the assemblers suck that doesn't mean...

Hi,

If the assemblers suck that doesn't mean the bike does.

Its been said many times here if you buy a cheap bike
you'd better know what you are doing, as they all "suck"
out of the box, and...
09-26-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,043
Posted By sreten

Hi, Turns out a particular genus of budget...

Hi,

Turns out a particular genus of budget road bikes in the UK, I've got one,
are made in Bangladesh. Various badges are applied and various minor
details vary but they are essentially the...
09-26-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By sreten

Hi, True and lubing won't fix it if it is....

Hi,

True and lubing won't fix it if it is. If you lubed last week its unlikely to be lubing.
If you're a bit slack on the lubing I think my symptoms for that are fair enough.

rgds, sreten.
...
09-26-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By sreten

Hi, Your quite right. Specialized seem to...

Hi,

Your quite right. Specialized seem to specialise in very silly numbers on their tyres.
75psi min to 100 psi max are stupid numbers for a 47mm tyre. No way is 75 psi
the safe minimum, you can...
09-26-13, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By sreten

Hi, I know the pump. You have to undo it off...

Hi,

I know the pump. You have to undo it off the valve as fast as possible.
There is nothing wrong with the valves in your tubes. Its a crude pump.
You will always lose some air getting it off,...
09-25-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,444
Posted By sreten

Hi, All of my (4) decent good value tyres...

Hi,

All of my (4) decent good value tyres have a built in liner aka puncture protection :

folder : Schwalbe Tracer, Schwalbe Road Cruiser
road bike : Schwalbe Speed Cruiser, Michelin City Road...
09-25-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By sreten

Hi, Its not irrelevant. Some tyres just have...

Hi,

Its not irrelevant. Some tyres just have silly numbers on them
and only the gullible assume those numbers are always correct.

It doesn't change the fact 100psi max is a silly number for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,798
Posted By sreten

Hi, Who uses 50mm rims on a road bike ? ...

Hi,

Who uses 50mm rims on a road bike ?

rgds, sreten.
09-25-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By sreten

Hi, I'm sorry, 100 psi in a 38mm tire is...

Hi,

I'm sorry, 100 psi in a 38mm tire is just silly unless your elephant.
I'm not pronouncing it as the cause, but I wouldn't be surprised.

The tyre would have to weigh a lot to hold 100psi...
09-25-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By sreten

Hi, 75 psi is way too much for 38mm tyres...

Hi,

75 psi is way too much for 38mm tyres nevermind 100psi for an average rider.
I don't know where the very silly numbers on some fatter tyres come from.

rgds, sreten.

For an average rider...
09-25-13, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By sreten

When your chain needs lubing (and cleaning)

Hi,

This isn't for the obsessive types, quite the opposite.

I've noticed a few things for when my chain needs lubing,
and if any of them apply IMO you should lube your chain :
(and your...
09-25-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By sreten

Hi, Ride the new spare tube. Patch the tube...

Hi,

Ride the new spare tube. Patch the tube and carry it as the spare.

rgds, sreten.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,951
Posted By sreten

Hi, I'm not. I told him he was very wrong. He now...

Hi, I'm not. I told him he was very wrong. He now agrees. rgds, sreten.

The pedalling force is half and of course you would notice that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,951
Posted By sreten

Hi, It is you lazily not paying attention to...

Hi,

It is you lazily not paying attention to the original post that
I commented on the reply to. I comprehensively understand
the physics and don't need telling such waffle as the above,
which...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,951
Posted By sreten

Hi, It is always true. 28/18 times harder...

Hi,

It is always true. 28/18 times harder on the pedals to get the 28/18 extra power at the same
cadence. Your points have nothing to do with the veracity of the statement your commenting on.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,386
Posted By sreten

Hi, I think the OP has taken on board he...

Hi,

I think the OP has taken on board he shouldn't try to upgrade it.
Far too many new parts to change out the budget MTB drivetrain.

AFAICT he's sensible and taking maintenance seriously.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,951
Posted By sreten

Hi, There is no point arguing with somebody...

Hi,

There is no point arguing with somebody who is simply wrong,
trying to make out they are right when they are simply wrong.

"With wind it isn't so.
a)Imagine 0 wind and 20 mph, requiring a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 02:54 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,951
Posted By sreten

Hi, Your point is simply totally wrong, they...

Hi,

Your point is simply totally wrong, they are not, try climbing a hill in top gear.
Or any gear because according to the above the gears are totally pointless.
Which they clearly are not. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,951
Posted By sreten

Hi, Take the much more realistic case of 10...

Hi,

Take the much more realistic case of 10 mph into a 10mph wind, bimbling along
and 20 mph into no wind, that's going along at a reasonable pace. You choose
to do do both at the same cadence,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,477
Posted By sreten

Hi, It depends how you want approach the...

Hi,

It depends how you want approach the problem.
Upside spinning the back wheel my tool would be a surform :
...
09-25-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,794
Posted By sreten

Hi, Singer oil is sewing machine oil, after...

Hi,

Singer oil is sewing machine oil, after the famous sewing machine manufacturer.

Its used for the machines but not the foot treadle assembly that used to drive them.

It doesn't gum up...
09-25-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,794
Posted By sreten

Hi, WD40 applied from the inside of the...

Hi,

WD40 applied from the inside of the chain is good for basic cleaning.
Wipe off the excess with the crud that comes with it and leave to dry.

Then lube the chain with a decent lube. Avoid...
09-25-13, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By sreten

http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/michelin-co...

http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/michelin-country-j-tire-24-x-1-75-wire-bead

Hi,

I'd say they are most likely lighter and faster than the Conti's
going by some Country Rock MTB tyres I...
09-25-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,465
Posted By sreten

Hi, Its hard to tell with a quill stem how...

Hi,

Its hard to tell with a quill stem how much you can lift
the bars without passing the safety mark. If the bike
fits most likely there is enough range in the stem.

It also depends on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,386
Posted By sreten

Hi, Upgrading the drivetrain, deraillers,...

Hi,

Upgrading the drivetrain, deraillers, rear cassette, front crank and chainrings,
shifters / brake levers and bars is going to be an expensive business.
Chuck in better brakes whilst your at...
09-24-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By sreten

Hi, I use toe clips on my road bike and...

Hi,

I use toe clips on my road bike and plain pedals on my folder.
No problems with either. With straps your toe should not touch
the front of the clip, so no toe issues, and the straps should...
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