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06-28-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,333
Posted By migrantwing

Yep. I've put off buying the tool for far too...

Yep. I've put off buying the tool for far too long.
06-28-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,333
Posted By migrantwing

Cool trick. Seen it done once on the road.

Cool trick. Seen it done once on the road.
06-28-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,333
Posted By migrantwing

Because I wanted to.

Because I wanted to.
06-28-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,333
Posted By migrantwing

Unbelievably tight KMC 10sp quick link!

Came to give my bike the once over before setting out for a ride on Sunday. Brand new KMC X10.93 chain fitted (now called simply X10, the new black/silver type in the hard plastic case) and quick...
06-02-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,559
Posted By migrantwing

+1 for Pillar.

+1 for Pillar.
05-26-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By migrantwing

I woke at 4:50am, read this post and just had to...

I woke at 4:50am, read this post and just had to try your little trick. I was sleepy, half brained, but it worked, Great little tip! Kudos to you, sir.
05-19-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By migrantwing

Yes, you're correct. I preferred these...

Yes, you're correct.

I preferred these videos as they weren't mind bogglingly boring or unintelligible for me to understand when I wanted to attempt to build a wheel. That's why I prefferred it to...
05-19-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By migrantwing

Best videos I ever saw were these ones by Ashley...

Best videos I ever saw were these ones by Ashley Malcolm of Brockley Bikes. They were the only ones that I actually followed when I disassembled and reassembled a spare wheel I had lying about. As...
02-17-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By migrantwing

Most of my hand tools are made by Wera. I have a...

Most of my hand tools are made by Wera. I have a few other named brands and cheap, generic stuff lying around as well, but when I need something of good quality, I reach for the Wera. I work as a...
11-16-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By migrantwing

I'd go with Unior over Park Tool every time....

I'd go with Unior over Park Tool every time. Unior or VAR.
10-31-18, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By migrantwing

I run Shimano 5700 and swapped my jockey wheels...

I run Shimano 5700 and swapped my jockey wheels out for some aftermarket Tacx wheels, as they were a good price and also have stainless steel bearings. There is no float in these wheels, and my...
10-31-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,375
Posted By migrantwing

When did indoor trainers become so expensive?...

When did indoor trainers become so expensive? Damn. You could buy a bike for those prices.
10-07-18, 04:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By migrantwing

a) With experience. b) With a torque wrench.

a) With experience.
b) With a torque wrench.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By migrantwing

I second On-Guard. I have a Brute standard and it...

I second On-Guard. I have a Brute standard and it is indeed, a brute. It's strong, sturdy and heavy. If weight is a factor, get the Brute Mini. The next step down is the On Guard Pitbull range. The...
09-29-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By migrantwing

My Easton Aero's are 13mm internal rim (probably...

My Easton Aero's are 13mm internal rim (probably around 17/18mm external width) and I'm running Schwalbe Durano S 23mm tyres.
09-22-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,342
Posted By migrantwing

Wet your tongue, like you would to roll and stick...

Wet your tongue, like you would to roll and stick a cigarette paper, and run your tongue over the tube. You'll find the leak every time. The spittle on your tongue will bubble and you'll feel the...
09-13-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By migrantwing

Metal side in. It helps the balls roll. Cartridge...

Metal side in. It helps the balls roll. Cartridge bearings have the metal side in, too.
09-09-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By migrantwing

Adjustable spanner/wrench, Allen keys of various...

Adjustable spanner/wrench, Allen keys of various sizes, small bladed, #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) and #2...
09-06-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,182
Posted By migrantwing

CAAD 10 is aluminium.

CAAD 10 is aluminium.
09-03-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,634
Posted By migrantwing

I have used silicon spray for the insides of the...

I have used silicon spray for the insides of the shifters and cables/inners for a while now. Someone gave me a cheapo can of the stuff and I thought I'd try it to refresh some old cables and inners...
09-03-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By migrantwing

As Andy mentioned, try crossing the cables at the...

As Andy mentioned, try crossing the cables at the headtube next time. I've always done this and, although in the UK, I run my cables the European and US way, with my front shifter running front...
07-28-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By migrantwing

Looks like your jockey wheels are shizzled. Time...

Looks like your jockey wheels are shizzled. Time to replace.
07-13-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,387
Posted By migrantwing

Clean, sand/file brake pads and clean your rims.

Clean, sand/file brake pads and clean your rims.
07-06-18, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By migrantwing

As said, above, leave it be if there's no problem...

As said, above, leave it be if there's no problem and the changes are crisp and true. I bet that out of all the teeth on the largest chainring, some sit closer than the 3-4mm you state.
06-29-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 44,096
Posted By migrantwing

At ALDI stores, they do everything. If there's no...

At ALDI stores, they do everything. If there's no one in store, they go and do stock, when someone comes in, someone goes to a till. It's non stop, but the wage is quite good compared to other...
06-29-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By migrantwing

Rear brake with short brake housing from back of...

Rear brake with short brake housing from back of top tube to brake caliper?
06-09-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 44,096
Posted By migrantwing

For those who obviously don't know, ALDI and also...

For those who obviously don't know, ALDI and also another, similar German store, LIDL, do things the way they do to be able to keep prices low. They are almost like a warehouse. The produce is great...
05-27-18, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By migrantwing

I adjusted the limit screws slightly when I had 5...

I adjusted the limit screws slightly when I had 5 minutes spare before work yesterday, it seems to have helped a little. Having done this before reading your post, verifies that you are correct. I'll...
05-25-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By migrantwing

Yep! The TACX jockey wheels have inserts that you...

Yep! The TACX jockey wheels have inserts that you install according to which brand of derailleur you are installing them on, Shimano, Campagnolo or SRAM. I have used the correct inserts.

One...
05-25-18, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By migrantwing

So what, you say? So you posted an unhelpful...

So what, you say? So you posted an unhelpful reply also claiming a time frame of 2 hours when it was 14 hours. If you have nothing positive or helpful to say, it's best if you save your valuable...
05-24-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By migrantwing

I'll do as you suggest. The chain is...

I'll do as you suggest.
The chain is definitely routed correctly. I have to admit routing the chain incorrectly too, many moons ago.
05-24-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By migrantwing

Nothing else new, bar the jockey wheels. Upper...

Nothing else new, bar the jockey wheels. Upper and lower wheels are installed in the correct position. Checked the derailleur hanger, perfect, but will check cage alignment as you suggest.
05-24-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By migrantwing

Yes, sir.

Yes, sir.
05-24-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By migrantwing

Where is the help in your reply? If you don't...

Where is the help in your reply? If you don't know what I'm on about, why reply?
05-24-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By migrantwing

If you look again, you'll find it was closer to...

If you look again, you'll find it was closer to 14 hours.
05-24-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By migrantwing

No takers? Disgarding the possibility of...

No takers?

Disgarding the possibility of cross chaining, which I don't do, although I may sometimes use the last but one or two cogs on the cassette on the odd occasion when in either front...
05-23-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By migrantwing

New Jockey Wheels Rattling

Bought some new TACX jockey wheels and fitted them to the RD. When in large front ring and last few larger cogs on cassette and small front ring and last few smaller cogs, the chain or derailleur...
09-10-17, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By migrantwing

Centrally Drilled Rim - Truing, Tension and Lacing

UPDATE**

I removed 4 spokes and looked at the rim holes against a white sheet of paper and could not tell if the holes were drilled offset or not. I then placed nipples in the 4 holes and and...
09-02-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,451
Posted By migrantwing

Agreed. Friction shifters, yes, indexed shifters,...

Agreed. Friction shifters, yes, indexed shifters, no.
08-30-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,451
Posted By migrantwing

@maddog34...

@maddog34 (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=8896): That noted, I wonder how Jagwire's XEX housing compares regards friction/crisp shifting etc? It's not linear, it's not coiled, but a...
08-04-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By migrantwing

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
08-04-17, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By migrantwing

Haha. Touche'

Haha. Touche'
08-04-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By migrantwing

Indeed it would be. Agreed. I guess...

Indeed it would be.



Agreed. I guess that's why the OP came on here to ask his question, to get the knowledge from those more experienced than himself.
08-01-17, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By migrantwing

Same with a wheel dishing gauge. The error is...

Same with a wheel dishing gauge. The error is amplified with these tools. The naked eye cannot see the error. My claims are backed up by the millions of shelves put up by DIY enthusiasts worldwide...
08-01-17, 04:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By migrantwing

The OP states that this is their first wheel...

The OP states that this is their first wheel build. The difference of .2mm in spoke length, in their mind may be a do or die situation. They don't know, that's why they asked. None of us were born...
08-01-17, 03:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By migrantwing

double post

double post
06-30-17, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By migrantwing

Just want to add my two pence worth to the OP....

Just want to add my two pence worth to the OP. When dealing with older wheels, it's good practice to drop one or two drops of oil/chain lube or similar into the spoke nipples. Leave a few hours, then...
06-01-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,564
Posted By migrantwing

Gotta be good :thumb:

Gotta be good :thumb:
06-01-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,564
Posted By migrantwing

Haha! Awesome! LIDL and ALDI are very...

Haha! Awesome!

LIDL and ALDI are very similar. Both German. I think ALDI is the better of the two, in my personal opinion.
05-25-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,564
Posted By migrantwing

Wait! The US has ALDI now? Cool!

Wait! The US has ALDI now? Cool!
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