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07-07-12, 08:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,006
Posted By 240GL

A good overview of remaining and abandoned riders...

A good overview of remaining and abandoned riders here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/tour-de-france/9344379/Tour-de-France-2012-teams-and-riders.html
10-12-10, 02:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By 240GL

Well, he didn't actually claim that it wouldn't...

Well, he didn't actually claim that it wouldn't have any benefit for sprinters. What he said was that "I think overall that it has a greater effect on the general contenders who have to be good every...
10-06-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,448
Posted By 240GL

Then and Now - 1998 and 2010. Go Thor! ...

Then and Now - 1998 and 2010. Go Thor!

http://www.nrksport.no/contentfile/file/1.6232580!f169CropList/img650x367.jpg
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07-08-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,361
Posted By 240GL

Bein interviewed on Norwegian television right...

Bein interviewed on Norwegian television right after the race he didn't offer any excuse, but said he was very happy for Cavendish and that it was a deserved win.
07-06-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,704
Posted By 240GL

I'm very happy for Thor. He broke his collarbone...

I'm very happy for Thor. He broke his collarbone less than two months ago and was expected to start slow on this year's tour, but apart from the prologue he's proven formidable strength through the...
10-12-09, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By 240GL

Update: The chain is definitely skipping cogs,...

Update:
The chain is definitely skipping cogs, as suspected. What I have done, is to take the cassette apart once again, cleaned it thoroughly and reassembled. I have also adjusted the cable...
10-02-09, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By 240GL

Thanks for your comments, everyone! I will look...

Thanks for your comments, everyone! I will look into it and report back.
10-01-09, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By 240GL

Ultegra cassette woes

Last weekend I took the drivetrain apart for cleaning, including disassembling the 9sp 13-23 Ultegra cassette. I did not touch the derailleur, apart from cleaning and oiling it in situ. This week I...
09-28-09, 02:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,666
Posted By 240GL

Contador decided that he was out of form...

Contador decided that he was out of form (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/sep/03/alberto-contador-pulls-out-cycling-world-championships):


As for each country being allowed to enter nine...
09-15-09, 01:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,958
Posted By 240GL

Accidents happen in races all over the world....

Accidents happen in races all over the world. Some "accidents" are harder to swallow than others though. It broke my heart (and I broke my TV set) when Saronni's team manager ran down Knut Knudsen in...
08-28-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7,411
Views: 2,182,358
Posted By 240GL

http://home.online.no/~e-johabr/artimages/Bros6.jp...

http://home.online.no/~e-johabr/artimages/Bros6.jpg

http://home.online.no/~e-johabr/artimages/Bros8.jpg

http://home.online.no/~e-johabr/artimages/Bros7.jpg
08-26-09, 03:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,595
Posted By 240GL

First time I replaced the (9 sp) cassette on my...

First time I replaced the (9 sp) cassette on my hybrid I went for a 13-23 combo, and I have stuck to that range for later replacements. This way I feel I can always find "the ideal gear", even if...
08-21-09, 01:47 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,047
Posted By 240GL

At only 34, Kurt Asle Arvesen is bringing down...

At only 34, Kurt Asle Arvesen is bringing down the average age-!
02-18-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,703
Posted By 240GL

It will be interesting to see how this will work....

It will be interesting to see how this will work. Obviously, Sastre is the big star and Thor says he is fully prepared to ride for him. According to what Thor has also been quoted saying though, they...
02-18-09, 02:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,703
Posted By 240GL

As a Thor fan, it was great to see how his new...

As a Thor fan, it was great to see how his new Cervelo team was able to pull with three riders for the last mile. This is a new situation for him and looks promising for his TdF chances this year.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-08, 03:02 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,816
Posted By 240GL

Living in the same location as filtersweep, I can...

Living in the same location as filtersweep, I can confirm this. Where I work people arrive on their bikes wearing long spandex pants in winter, short in summer. Age or body shape does not matter,...
06-25-08, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By 240GL

As far as hitch racks go, I'll sing praises to my...

As far as hitch racks go, I'll sing praises to my Thule rack. It locks w/key to the hitch, carries three bikes and is generally a solid piece of equipment. I'll have to tilt it a bit to get access to...
12-20-07, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,157
Posted By 240GL

From my old Norwegian repair book (my poor...

From my old Norwegian repair book (my poor translation, don’t blame the book!) – “fourteen easy steps”. The letters refer to the scanned picture at the bottom. Hope this helps.

“To remove the...
12-20-07, 05:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,157
Posted By 240GL

Oh, I've had a few DBS bikes through the years!...

Oh, I've had a few DBS bikes through the years! (DBS = "Den Beste Sykkel" = "The Best Bike". Well.) Which model is yours? I have never had to remove a crank, but they should be pretty similar to your...
12-11-07, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By 240GL

Both the wife and I are very happy with our...

Both the wife and I are very happy with our Ortlieb Flight backpacks, used on our daily commutes in all sorts of weather. We have the small size (22 liters).

...
12-10-07, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,811
Posted By 240GL

UPDATE: I did try most of what has been...

UPDATE:
I did try most of what has been suggested (thanks!) but in the end I had to drill the bolt out. Simple enough, but it left a bad taste of defeat. However, when moving on the the splined...
12-07-07, 01:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,811
Posted By 240GL

Thanks for your comments everyone, much...

Thanks for your comments everyone, much appreciated!
It is indeed an 8 mm recessed hex bolt. I have been attacking it with a brand new key, the problem is that the tool will bottom out after just...
12-06-07, 03:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,811
Posted By 240GL

Thanks. It should be some kind of Shimano crank....

Thanks. It should be some kind of Shimano crank. The bike in question is my ten year old Nexave-equipped Merida hybrid. I am fixing it up for winter use and need to replace the BB - a first for me.
12-06-07, 02:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,811
Posted By 240GL

Crank removal, bolt stuck.

The hex head bolt on the drive side crank is stubborn to come out (tapered square spindle). Before I strip any threads, could someone please confirm that it should come off anti-clockwise?

I...
12-03-07, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By 240GL

Shimano LX V-brakes: Loose spring

One of the arms' spring wires is loose at the base (the straight piece of stiff wire). It does not seem to be a matter of just bending it back to increase spring tension. Before I rush out for a new...
11-27-07, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By 240GL

Brake cable adjustment – am I living dangerously?

I replace pads (V-brakes) a lot more often than I replace brake cables. As the pads wear I use the adjusting barrel to take up the cable slack. At some point during the pads' life I need to re-set...
10-14-07, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By 240GL

Everything has been said already, I just needed...

Everything has been said already, I just needed an excuse to post a picture of my set-up. The cassette is a 9-sp 13-23 and the combo works perfectly.
...
10-11-07, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,388
Posted By 240GL

http://images.lbcarco.com/images/newsletter/articl...

http://images.lbcarco.com/images/newsletter/articles/ia177301155184634.jpg
10-11-07, 01:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,191
Posted By 240GL

You might find something here...

You might find something here (http://www.handlebarclub.co.uk/).
10-11-07, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,475
Posted By 240GL

The "tight pants and shirts that are commonly...

The "tight pants and shirts that are commonly associated with cycling clothes" are very functional for the purpose you describe. As you are hunting for more "civilian" looking bike clothes though,...
10-08-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,644
Posted By 240GL

No problems with my (German) Gonso leg warmers....

No problems with my (German) Gonso leg warmers. So far.
http://www.gonso.de/
10-08-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,776
Posted By 240GL

http://home.online.no/~e-johabr/artimages/Bros6.jp...

http://home.online.no/~e-johabr/artimages/Bros6.jpg
http://home.online.no/~e-johabr/artimages/Bros8.jpg
http://home.online.no/~e-johabr/artimages/Bros7.jpg
09-21-07, 12:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,353
Posted By 240GL

U23: Edvald Boasson Hagen.

U23: Edvald Boasson Hagen.
09-06-07, 05:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,886
Posted By 240GL

I have had success with colorless Tectyl...

I have had success with colorless Tectyl (anti-rust treatment for cars). I soak a cotton stick and apply inside allen heads etc. No more rust, even if I use the bike in the salty slush. If needed, I...
08-23-07, 12:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,063
Posted By 240GL

Not to the same extent, no. I choose a bit that...

Not to the same extent, no. I choose a bit that is just a tad larger than the hole, so that only the "wings" of the Torx bit will dig into the bolt.
08-23-07, 05:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,063
Posted By 240GL

I do not have good experience with E-Z Out type...

I do not have good experience with E-Z Out type tools. The problem that may occur is that as it taps into the hole it will also expand the broken bolt and make it REALLY stuck. I have had more luck...
08-14-07, 05:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,453
Posted By 240GL

Both the wife and I have got the smaller version...

Both the wife and I have got the smaller version (22L) and we are both happy with it. Even if I'm a head taller than her it was easy to adjust our bags to fit both of us. A couple of notes:
- The...
08-13-07, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By 240GL

I am a big fan of the Continental SportContact...

I am a big fan of the Continental SportContact tyres. Available in various widths for 26" rims. Very puncture-resistant: when I replaced my previous, worn-out set there were only one patch on the...
08-07-07, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,411
Posted By 240GL

I prefer the heavy duty, fibre reinforced discs...

I prefer the heavy duty, fibre reinforced discs for their ruggedness. I guess that the thin ones will make less friction and heat, which is good for not melting the plastic. But above all; if you...
06-28-07, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By 240GL

This site looks promising: ...

This site looks promising:
http://www.3w-tv.com/html/tour_de_france_-_livestream.html
06-21-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By 240GL

Oh, I did use SRAM's link for 8 speed chains; the...

Oh, I did use SRAM's link for 8 speed chains; the silver link. It connected allright just using my fingers, and snapped into lock when stepping on the pedal. A quick spin revealed no problems, but...
06-20-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By 240GL

Another SRAM link/Shimano chain question …

(Or: How to satisfy your wife?)

I have been using SRAM gold on my Shimano HG93 (9 speed) for some time with no difficulties. Yesterday I took the chain off the wife's new bike to clean it (8...
06-20-07, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By 240GL

Have you looked at GPSBabel? I use it a lot for...

Have you looked at GPSBabel? I use it a lot for converting various track and waypoint files I find on the net for my Garmins and for the OziExplorer software. It's even free.



Erling.
06-20-07, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,039
Posted By 240GL

I have simply replaced the quick release seat...

I have simply replaced the quick release seat clamp with a hex bolt one, and filled the hex key hole with Araldite. When I wanted to adjust the seatpost I drilled into the Araldite, entered a...
06-19-07, 02:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By 240GL

I normally replace mine every two years, cables...

I normally replace mine every two years, cables and housings both. This year I waited three years though, as I had converted to the rather expensive XTR cables. So last Friday I had to bike home from...
06-16-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,674
Posted By 240GL

Okay, I got it now. I have also learnt what the...

Okay, I got it now.
I have also learnt what the word "salient" means the small tooth found on the inside of the intermediate and the smallest chainrings. These are supposed to align with the crank...
06-15-07, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,674
Posted By 240GL

Assembling Shimano Deore chainrings - how?

I need to replace the middle chainring (FC-M510), and because I'm stupid I did not mark the chainrings' relative positions before disassembling. I trusted the installation instructions on the...
06-02-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By 240GL

I am very happy with Autosol Metal Polish, been...

I am very happy with Autosol Metal Polish, been using it for decades. Usually I just use it with a rag, occasionally with a buffing wheel and a Dremel tool. Review here:...
06-02-07, 03:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By 240GL

The U-locks have their advantages, personally I...

The U-locks have their advantages, personally I prefer the more flexible locks though. My main lock is an Abus Cetero, readily available in Europe - in fact, I got mine in Germany. The wife got an...
06-01-07, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,695
Posted By 240GL

I ran into exactly the same problem when trying...

I ran into exactly the same problem when trying to mount my Topeak bag under my Brooks Swift saddle. My "temporary" (hah!) solution was using only the lower part of the bracket and fix it to the...
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