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08-23-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By jgwilliams

I thought that was the case. Presumably, the...

I thought that was the case. Presumably, the reason is that it will help to expel any air bubbles that might be in the line.
06-30-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,401
Posted By jgwilliams

Warp resistant rotors sound great. Now all we...

Warp resistant rotors sound great. Now all we need is a warp capable bike.
04-21-22, 02:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,743
Posted By jgwilliams

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03-18-22, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By jgwilliams

Star nuts are only for aluminium or steel steerer...

Star nuts are only for aluminium or steel steerer tubes. I believe that one is carbon, so that would be correct.
02-25-22, 03:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,569
Posted By jgwilliams

According to J. Michael Straczynsk, space ships...

According to J. Michael Straczynsk, space ships in a TV series travel at the speed of plot.
02-17-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By jgwilliams

Ok, sorry, I misunderstood.

Ok, sorry, I misunderstood.
01-25-22, 03:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,964
Posted By jgwilliams

I think I'd go for 2 x 11. I don't think I'd ever...

I think I'd go for 2 x 11. I don't think I'd ever go for a single chain ring on a road bike but otherwise I tend towards the fewer chain rings the better. We have two bikes in our household with a...
01-25-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By jgwilliams

Mine have the centering adjustment screw but I...

Mine have the centering adjustment screw but I found that the adjustment tended to drift. So now I've just undone the screw and adjust the calipers the old fashioned way: loosen the retaining bolt,...
12-03-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By jgwilliams

I've had this problem with Michelin Pro4...

I've had this problem with Michelin Pro4 Endurance tires on Fulcrum Racing 6 wheels. I eventually found that pumping up good and hard - about 100 psi - sorted it. When I've had to change tubes on the...
11-25-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By jgwilliams

Not a clue, but I've got to say that looks like a...

Not a clue, but I've got to say that looks like a nice tool. As someone who was brought up long before battery tools became a thing I'm constantly amazed at how good, and how powerful, a battery tool...
11-17-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,754
Posted By jgwilliams

I've tried a number of lights over the years;...

I've tried a number of lights over the years; sadly, I've come to the conclusion that you do get what you pay for. Also, not all lumens are created equal. I'm currently riding with Exposure Strada RS...
10-21-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,634
Posted By jgwilliams

As njkayaker said, the Garmin Edges don't need to...

As njkayaker said, the Garmin Edges don't need to be tied to a smart phone. The Bluetooth connection just gives you some nice to have extras. One I really appreciate is LiveTrack, which enables my...
10-19-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,343
Posted By jgwilliams

I'd be inclined to go to the employer. If they...

I'd be inclined to go to the employer. If they feel that their employee has been poorly dealt with they have the ability to move to a different scheme.
10-18-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,343
Posted By jgwilliams

'Bike to Work' is a UK scheme to enable employees...

'Bike to Work' is a UK scheme to enable employees to get a bike for a discount. It involves a salary sacrifice which means, because of the way UK employees pay tax at source, the government will foot...
09-17-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By jgwilliams

People have done the London to Brighton (~ 50...

People have done the London to Brighton (~ 50 miles) on Bromptons, which have 16" wheels. Not sure I would want to do that, but I can certainly do 6 miles on my Brompton quite easily. And mine has...
09-08-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,485
Posted By jgwilliams

I ran over a dog some years back. I was riding...

I ran over a dog some years back. I was riding along a path one way and the dog was running towards me. Just as we were about to pass one another he suddenly turned left right under my wheel; I...
09-06-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By jgwilliams

In the days when I had tubs I used to use tub...

In the days when I had tubs I used to use tub tape. You'll see a lot of arguments for one vs the other but I think that applying glue is something of an art and I never mastered it. The only real...
08-19-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,663
Posted By jgwilliams

I have a number of merino items including Endura...

I have a number of merino items including Endura BaaBaa long sleeve base layer, socks and beanie and an Icebreaker base layer. I find all of them comfortable against the skin, not at all scratchy....
05-27-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By jgwilliams

The powerlink connector is only half a link....

The powerlink connector is only half a link. Since you need an even number of links the 114 must include the powerlink.
05-27-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,285
Posted By jgwilliams

I've got to say I think this is quite unhelpful....

I've got to say I think this is quite unhelpful. None of my bikes have ever had a derailleur with a clutch and I've never had an issue like this, even on my mountain bike. Clutches are for bikes that...
04-19-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,174
Posted By jgwilliams

Add Fulcrum to that list. I bought some Fulcrum...

Add Fulcrum to that list. I bought some Fulcrum Racing 6 wheels as a Christmas present to myself last year and also notice that the rear rim is asymmetric so as to effectively reduce the amount of...
03-23-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,234
Posted By jgwilliams

I think typical depends on your age. I know my...

I think typical depends on your age. I know my six year old's clavicle healed up much quicker than mine did.
03-19-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,234
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, indeed. Like you I had gone my entire life...

Yes, indeed. Like you I had gone my entire life (63 years to that point) without breaking a bone. Last year I took a tumble off my bike and did a really proper job on my collar bone. Had to have a...
03-10-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,695
Posted By jgwilliams

One I haven't ridden for a while: Going fast coz...

One I haven't ridden for a while: Going fast coz I need a poo. (https://www.strava.com/segments/12392140)

There's a mtb trail near me called Alsation Descent...
02-26-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By jgwilliams

Wouldn't be the first time! I blame the...

Wouldn't be the first time! I blame the manufacturers for having too many confusing standards. ;)
02-26-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By jgwilliams

Have you tried H Lloyd Cycles...

Have you tried H Lloyd Cycles (https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/)? They have a pretty vast range. You may have trouble getting certain decals to stick to powder coating; were you planning to put...
01-14-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,920
Posted By jgwilliams

Both. Research suggests that a flashing light...

Both. Research suggests that a flashing light draws the attention but a steady light makes it easier to gauge distance. I used to run two lights front and back for that reason but now I have one...
01-14-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,634
Posted By jgwilliams

A lot of interesting perspectives here. I had a...

A lot of interesting perspectives here. I had a crash last year that smashed my collar bone fairly comprehensively - no other vehicle involved, though. I was very keen to get back on the bike and...
01-07-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,906
Posted By jgwilliams

You might find this article...

You might find this article (https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2020/11/03/dr-david-unwin-can-stop-people-dying-of-covid19/) from Dr. Malcolm Kendrick interesting. It's more about low carb than keto but I...
11-22-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,991
Posted By jgwilliams

Glad you got it all sorted. I'd really encourage...

Glad you got it all sorted. I'd really encourage you to keep going with the home maintenance. Most stuff on bikes isn't difficult and, for the most part, the tools aren't that costly either. In fact...
11-19-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By jgwilliams

Friction losses in a chain are going to be...

Friction losses in a chain are going to be negligible compared to other sources of resistance - most noticeably wind resistance. My experience with a PC-1110 chain that came on my bike is that they...
10-26-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,668
Posted By jgwilliams

Well done! I'd set myself almost the same goal of...

Well done! I'd set myself almost the same goal of 5,000 miles this year but I'm not going to get anywhere near it. Last year I managed 4,500 miles, mostly commuting the 18 miles to work 7 days out of...
10-22-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,038
Posted By jgwilliams

Shouldn't that be Topeak Road Morph. Yes, it's a...

Shouldn't that be Topeak Road Morph. Yes, it's a neat piece of design. I think all of my pumps are Topeak except for a couple of Zefal frame fitting pumps which I have on my old steel bikes....
10-22-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,038
Posted By jgwilliams

Didn't know you could get pump-up frames now. Do...

Didn't know you could get pump-up frames now. Do you find it stiff enough?
10-09-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,828
Posted By jgwilliams

Pawls certainly can slip, I've had it myself,...

Pawls certainly can slip, I've had it myself, though on a rubbish Vision hub, never on my old Ksyriums. Did you use the correct oil when reassembling it? I gather that Mavic specify a very light oil...
07-03-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By jgwilliams

Oooooh! A chance to dig up a bit of my old...

Oooooh! A chance to dig up a bit of my old knowledge from the years I spent studying metallurgy (and which I've never used since).

The magnetic element of steel is a crystal called martensite....
06-25-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,082
Posted By jgwilliams

There's no straightforward answer to this. My...

There's no straightforward answer to this. My previous regular commute had a Campy 9-speed groupset and I found that the chain lasted me about 10,000 miles. My new commute came with SRAM Force 11...
06-23-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,600
Posted By jgwilliams

It's tricky. I find that if you loosen the bolt,...

It's tricky. I find that if you loosen the bolt, centre the brakes and then tighten the bold that action tends to pull the brakes off centre. Try and hold the callipers as you tighten to prevent this...
06-23-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,865
Posted By jgwilliams

Interesting question. The problem is just because...

Interesting question. The problem is just because something has a fancy name it doesn't mean it isn't a completely natural product. One classic example is that the first ingredient on my pot of Assos...
06-23-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,730
Posted By jgwilliams

First of all, lucky you living in such a...

First of all, lucky you living in such a stunningly beautiful part of the country. My daughter lives in an area of Scotland that certainly rivals the Lake District but is far less accessible (for me,...
06-01-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By jgwilliams

You obviously aren't getting enough punctures. I...

You obviously aren't getting enough punctures. I suggest you go out and get some more to even things out.

Actually, I'm pretty sure that you can get the tubes of cement by themselves. Also, I'm...
05-18-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, I had this on my Ksyriums. You can't just...

Yes, I had this on my Ksyriums. You can't just dribble oil in either, it needs to be serviced.
05-05-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By jgwilliams

I'd agree that for that bike I'd be inclined to...

I'd agree that for that bike I'd be inclined to go with Campy, but what's wrong with SRAM? Personally I'm very happy with it.
04-22-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,266
Posted By jgwilliams

I, too, was in school when we started switching...

I, too, was in school when we started switching to metric so I'm pretty comfortable with either. I don't what Canadian currency was like but I'll bet you didn't have to cope with a stupid system...
04-22-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,379
Posted By jgwilliams

I agree. Not being familiar with that road design...

I agree. Not being familiar with that road design it's hard to interpret the pictures but surely he must have hit the fence from the railway line side or the fence would be down the other way.
04-17-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,162
Posted By jgwilliams

Whilst this is true you'd probably have to drill...

Whilst this is true you'd probably have to drill out the valve hole in the rim somewhat to get the valve through.

If you think Presta valves are bad you've obviously never encountered the Dunlop...
03-25-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By jgwilliams

How does that work then? You hit something so...

How does that work then? You hit something so hard it makes a hole in actual tyre?

I'd never had pinch flats for years and then had two quite recently. Since then I've been paying a bit closer...
03-25-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By jgwilliams

It sounds like you had a 'snake-bite' or pinch...

It sounds like you had a 'snake-bite' or pinch flat which is normally caused by not having sufficient air pressure in the tyre. It's certainly true that going tubeless will stop you having that kind...
03-16-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,130
Posted By jgwilliams

I've noticed 1 but not 2. It's a good creme -...

I've noticed 1 but not 2. It's a good creme - I've been using it for at least fifteen years now - although the formula has obviously changed as it's been through two colour changes in that time.
...
03-09-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,259
Posted By jgwilliams

You forgot kittens.

You forgot kittens.
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