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04-07-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By Schlafen

Had a long winded reply typed and the page...

Had a long winded reply typed and the page refreshed, can't be asked to type all that again.

Anyways, I do have friends that visit regularly and some which lived in the states for a few years,...
04-05-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By Schlafen

Lol, where is this place with random sparks...

Lol, where is this place with random sparks everyone is talking about whenever petrol comes in a discussion?

500ml of petrol in a jam jar with the lid screwed on doesn't generate enough vapour to...
03-27-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By Schlafen

Went to cheap chains also, from CN-M9100 /...

Went to cheap chains also, from CN-M9100 / PC-1170 to HG-601 / PC-1110. Weekly cleaning (more often when riding in the rain) gets me about 4-5k miles out of a £10 chain, using regular Finish Line wet...
03-24-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,712,402
Posted By Schlafen

not gonna lie, I wish it was mine

not gonna lie, I wish it was mine
03-23-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 34,141
Posted By Schlafen

Here's where I am right now with this bag...

Here's where I am right now with this bag support:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20220323_231026_0dcd204004e80d36ab23d70f98cf31cc09584f94.jpg...
03-20-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 34,141
Posted By Schlafen

Mostly interested in how it handles load, what is...

Mostly interested in how it handles load, what is the load limit for the steel diameter used to build it, side to side movement stability etc how it behaves in general use.

I have 6mm 316...
03-19-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 34,141
Posted By Schlafen

How many people have tried this type of bag...

How many people have tried this type of bag support? I need to sort out a front bag for my commuter and looking at simple, cheap and removable options.

Jack the Bike Rack : ...
03-09-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,712,402
Posted By Schlafen

nice 👍

nice 👍
02-14-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Schlafen

Had a reply from Sram, which just confirmed what...

Had a reply from Sram, which just confirmed what I suspected all along: we don't really know what you're asking for but we don't have it.

I will make one.
02-13-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Schlafen

Done it already, no reply yet, not holding my...

Done it already, no reply yet, not holding my breath.

I expect them to say there is nothing they can do and to buy another shifter, considering they are no longer interested in supporting...
02-12-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Schlafen

The newer chains 10/11/12 speed may be narrower...

The newer chains 10/11/12 speed may be narrower but they are actually designed for a wider deflection angle because of the width of the cassette.

I read a technical article a while ago and a SRAM...
02-12-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Schlafen

Sram hydraulic lever ratchet cover

G'day.
Before Christmas, while under the influence of a few Coronas, I impulse-bought a set of Sram 1x Rival levers/calipers/hoses/hoods, off flea bay.
I usually stay away from eBay while...
02-05-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 619
Posted By Schlafen

If smooth bearings is not your thing, repack with...

If smooth bearings is not your thing, repack with grease and ride on. It's called 'underbiking', lol
12-28-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,696
Posted By Schlafen

The original spec was the best available at the...

The original spec was the best available at the time, which was upgraded to the best available to the previous owner.

A resto mod is simply giving a vintage frame the best possible components to...
12-27-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,696
Posted By Schlafen

Rider of modern and vintage frames, modern groups...

Rider of modern and vintage frames, modern groups only.

Wrenching on my own bikes mainly, avoid working on other people's bikes for various reasons, unless in an emergency situation. I'm a natural...
12-27-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Schlafen

105 8 speed (ST-1055?) are more common and...

105 8 speed (ST-1055?) are more common and essentially the same
12-27-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,384
Posted By Schlafen

Nice 👍 On my PX10 I swapped in a 27" fork...

Nice 👍

On my PX10 I swapped in a 27" fork and I run 700x32 (34mm measured) Gravel Kings @50psi tubeless with mudguards. Rear brake bridge is the limiting factor on mine, but, without mudguards...
12-27-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Schlafen

ST-3300 series ?

ST-3300 series ?
12-11-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,411
Posted By Schlafen

You can clean chain lube with warm water ? Never...

You can clean chain lube with warm water ? Never heard that before.
12-09-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,411
Posted By Schlafen

Petrol only ignites from open flame. Only...

Petrol only ignites from open flame.
Only petrol, no need for a flame thrower on this job, lol.

Fumes from like 500ml of petrol in an open space igniting? Not even Bear Grylls can make that fire....
Forum: Commuting
12-08-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,083
Posted By Schlafen

Shine bright like a diamond - Rihanna. Lol. I...

Shine bright like a diamond - Rihanna.
Lol.
I own this one, Proviz Switch
https://www.provizsports.com/en-gb/switch-mens-cycling-jacket-red-reflective.html

Proviz is the popular choice in UK,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,654
Posted By Schlafen

I commute every day in kit, hang the sweaty kit @...

I commute every day in kit, hang the sweaty kit @ work, change into fresh work clothes and put the same kit back on at the end of the day. It's cheap commuting stuff, not the good kit.

I shower in...
12-07-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By Schlafen

Sram drop brake levers bumpers/stops ?

Hi all, does anyone know what the soft stops at the back of Sram drop bar levers are called and if these are available as spares? Mine seem to have dissapeared from both levers and the shift paddle...
12-05-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,411
Posted By Schlafen

Drivetrains need to be cleaned not degreased. ...

Drivetrains need to be cleaned not degreased.
Dish soap + water for frame and wheels only.

I clean my main bike and commuter weekly and at most, regular WD40 + a cloth is enough for drivetrain.
...
12-05-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,895
Posted By Schlafen

Just wait for Absolute Black to see these pictures

Just wait for Absolute Black to see these pictures
12-01-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By Schlafen

That would be pretty easy to make for cheap. I...

That would be pretty easy to make for cheap.
I would consider making it a 6 pin though, not 2 pin.
After which I would fit the axle back in and use the bolt to counter it so it doesn't slip out....
11-27-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,895
Posted By Schlafen

May be just the angle but inner chainring looks...

May be just the angle but inner chainring looks bigger that the outer. 2 extra teeth?
11-24-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Schlafen

Original mint PH12's are rare and they fetch...

Original mint PH12's are rare and they fetch quite the premium.

The shifters are Suntour made but the factory fitted ones have no branding on them.
11-22-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,405
Posted By Schlafen

Lol. Just stating the obvious here but...

Lol.

Just stating the obvious here but 'modern' is used as 'current' in most general situations.

Indexed shifting is... ancient, not vintage in 2021.

30 year old Ultegra 9 speed STI is not...
11-16-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,746
Posted By Schlafen

That's...unexpected. I have 3 bikes that I...

That's...unexpected.

I have 3 bikes that I run with full roller bearings (Stronglight, Rudelli and ITM) and they all use the same sandwich layout, the plastic cages are stiff enough on their own...
11-14-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,746
Posted By Schlafen

Weather seal for the steel lower ball bearing...

Weather seal for the steel lower ball bearing race also an option.
11-14-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,746
Posted By Schlafen

Top nut seal maybe? What does the threaded cup...

Top nut seal maybe?
What does the threaded cup look like inside?
11-13-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,746
Posted By Schlafen

any pics of the plastic bit?

any pics of the plastic bit?
11-11-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,382
Posted By Schlafen

That's funny, I've experienced that myself in...

That's funny, I've experienced that myself in group rides (can't tell riding by myself) since I finished building up the PX10, with the wheels I built myself.

I've asked club riders which were in...
11-10-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,859
Posted By Schlafen

Talent certainly runs in the Konno family as...

Talent certainly runs in the Konno family as Yoshi Konno's older brother, Hitoshi Konno founded Cherubim in the 60's and his son Shin'ichi Konno carrying out the family legacy now.

A custom...
11-10-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,327
Posted By Schlafen

A Sram rear derailleur will give you the correct...

A Sram rear derailleur will give you the correct cable entry angle, an X9, X0 even a GX. They're made for seatstay routing.
11-07-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,466
Posted By Schlafen

You can make a concave washer out of a £2...

You can make a concave washer out of a £2 aluminium spacer with a round file. No need to get rid of the braze on.
If you make the concave washer yourself it can be tailored to suit your braze on.
11-06-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,533
Posted By Schlafen

Reading through your thread, I would advise you...

Reading through your thread, I would advise you to get a bike fit. I know that means spending money but you def need it and will save you alot of hassle finding the correct frame size and position on...
11-05-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Schlafen

In UK, any car alloy wheel powder coating place...

In UK, any car alloy wheel powder coating place will strip and powder coat a frame and fork for roughly £50 in a standard colour, a bit more if you are the flamboyant type who wants his bike to look...
11-03-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By Schlafen

27" forks have inherently longer blades, pretty...

27" forks have inherently longer blades, pretty cheap too, I paid around £45 for 3x 27" forks a few months ago.
If it's old enought it may even come already raked, like the one I used on my Peugeot...
11-03-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 561,223
Posted By Schlafen

if all that fails, you can use spoke washers.

if all that fails, you can use spoke washers.
10-28-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,080
Posted By Schlafen

I see, the old aerospace bearing tolerances...

I see, the old aerospace bearing tolerances argument, ok no problem I'll raise you a split bearing race and 10 milion integrated carbon bearing seats used in all carbon frames and forks.
Your move,...
10-28-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By Schlafen

I suspect these electronic groupsets will have...

I suspect these electronic groupsets will have the same faith as smartphones. The manufacturer will 'kill' it with a software update at some point, forcing the consumer to upgrade.

I plan to use...
10-28-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By Schlafen

There should be a button on the derailleur. If it...

There should be a button on the derailleur. If it doesn't move the derailleur when pressed, it's time for a new one.
10-28-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 561,223
Posted By Schlafen

Great colour combo

Great colour combo
10-28-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,712,402
Posted By Schlafen

Nice 👍. Which carbon bars are you using? 26mm...

Nice 👍.
Which carbon bars are you using? 26mm or 25.4mm ?
10-28-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,080
Posted By Schlafen

You can file the fork crown from 27mm to 26.4mm,...

You can file the fork crown from 27mm to 26.4mm, only takes a few file strokes.

Should have no problems unless you use a split race, in which case it will move if not perfectly round. Done it...
10-22-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,234
Posted By Schlafen

Well for a couple hunnit you can get your very...

Well for a couple hunnit you can get your very own laser 3d scanner and you can scan and reproduce pretty much whatever bike component you want.
10-21-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,234
Posted By Schlafen

Sram Rival22 shifters and Force22 / Rival22 WiFli...

Sram Rival22 shifters and Force22 / Rival22 WiFli rear derailleurs.

They've stopped production for 11 speed mechanical already, and, after a recent crash I found out that it can be really...
10-12-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,805
Posted By Schlafen

Yep, lotta ugly in there

Yep, lotta ugly in there
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