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by keef66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 16:33 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Change to flat bar advice - Boardman Carbon C7 Team
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Change to flat bar advice - Boardman Carbon C7 Team

Excellent job! You should be very pleased with yourself!
by keef66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 16:27 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Punctures. Some lessons learned.
Replies: 31
Views: 731

Re: Punctures. Some lessons learned.

Pilot Pete wrote:Bloody hell, we weren’t bezzie mates in the 70’s were we? That sounds uncannily like my 1970’s childhood!

PP


And thousands like us I suspect. Simpler times! My cycling chums were Roy and Colin, so if you are in fact Pete, probably not.
by keef66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 16:20 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Get It While You Can!!..Age The Great Leveller!
Replies: 27
Views: 1054

Re: Get It While You Can!!..Age The Great Leveller!

Annoyingly I never really bothered to work out how fast I was 40+ years ago when I had hair, testosterone and thighs like trees. I know I could push much bigger gears than I do now. I still enjoy my cycling regardless of speed, but the money I used to spend on shiny things is now going on fitting ea...
by keef66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 14:58 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: I have never changed the brake fluid since building the bike, BUT I don't ride a lot either. How often should you chang
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: I have never changed the brake fluid since building the bike, BUT I don't ride a lot either. How often should you c

Well on cars it's 2 years. Because the DOT fluid is hygroscopic. Suppose it depends on your brakes and what they use for fluid. If it's mineral oil I'm guessing you can leave it for years?
by keef66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 13:41 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Punctures. Some lessons learned.
Replies: 31
Views: 731

Re: Punctures. Some lessons learned.

Back then you could "thumb" a lift from a passing car or lorry. We never thought about being picked up by a paedophile and the driver never thought about being accused of being one. Was life very innocent then or am I having a bout of nostalgia again? I suspect the risks were the same but...
by keef66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Punctures. Some lessons learned.
Replies: 31
Views: 731

Re: Punctures. Some lessons learned.

Like most I now carry spare tube(s) but also have a repair kit as a fall-back / doomsday option. Unopened tube of adhesive is a must. 2 or 3 times when I've been patching batches of tubes at home I've discovered the adhesive I've used once before is completely dried out.
by keef66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Workshop.
Topic: BB86.5 removal
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: BB86.5 removal

Think you need something metal rather than wood to transmit the whacking force to where it's needed, otherwise you're on the right lines. Just make sure the BB shell is well supported. I have a very large flat bladed screwdriver which I have earmarked for just this job if my pressfit BB ever needs r...
by keef66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: X Tools Torque wrench set
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: X Tools Torque wrench set

Actually googling the instructions for the Park Tools ones they say for use on right and left hand threads bys witching that little lever. I'm digging out the instructions for mine when I get home.
by keef66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Punctures. Some lessons learned.
Replies: 31
Views: 731

Re: Punctures. Some lessons learned.

Your rim needs to be tubeless ready / compatible.
by keef66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 09:49 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Punctures. Some lessons learned.
Replies: 31
Views: 731

Re: Punctures. Some lessons learned.

When I rode as a kid / teenager neither I nor my mates carried a spare tube, just a puncture kit. Spent many a happy 15 minutes at the roadside patching tubes. Being permanently skint probably had something to do with it. Looking back I think we were probably quite fortunate not to end up stranded m...
by keef66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 09:11 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: X Tools Torque wrench set
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: X Tools Torque wrench set

My cheapo bike torque wrench has that little lever to switch the ratchet but I've always assumed it's only intended for tightening things clockwise. I'm a bloke so I've not actually read the instructions...
by keef66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 08:41 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Get It While You Can!!..Age The Great Leveller!
Replies: 27
Views: 1054

Re: Get It While You Can!!..Age The Great Leveller!

62 in a couple of months. Been riding a road bike for 12 years. Never been very powerful or quick; 15mph is the fastest average speed I've ever managed, and that was on an hour long ride where I made a conscious effort to really push myself. Usually manage a couple of 20 mile-ish evening rides a wee...
by keef66
Fri Jul 12, 2019 14:10 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Gut microbe testing
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Gut microbe testing

Listening to the list of things which upset my son, alliums included, it sounds like he'd benefit from a low FODMAP diet. But getting a 30 year old with a full time teaching job and a hectic social life to try it is near impossible.
by keef66
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Change to flat bar advice - Boardman Carbon C7 Team
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Change to flat bar advice - Boardman Carbon C7 Team

You're welcome! Take your time. Before you start, shift the gears into small chainring / smallest sprocket. Then unclamp the cables. Fit the new shifters to the bars, then while pulling gently on the inner cable make sure each is clicked all the way up to the smallest sprocket / small chainring posi...
by keef66
Fri Jul 12, 2019 09:48 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Gut microbe testing
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Gut microbe testing

I've read an awful lot about this recently; partly because I'm a biologist and find it fascinating, and partly because our eldest son's guts have been all over the place since childhood and he's now 30. Medical professionals haven't been able to help so far. My concern would be what if she does a te...
by keef66
Fri Jul 12, 2019 09:13 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: What BB for the Cannondale Topstone?
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: What BB for the Cannondale Topstone?

Cannondale spec says it's a standard BSA threaded BB, so presumably any Shimano road Hollowtech II bottom bracket?

If you look at the further info for the crank you linked to it says:

Tip:
For the recommended BB-RS500 BSA bottom bracket cups, see product code: 2137335.
by keef66
Fri Jul 12, 2019 09:01 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Chain slipping, inner front ring only and can only use first 4 gears
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Chain slipping, inner front ring only and can only use first 4 gears

Classic signs of a new chain / worn cassette. Only 10 speed cassette which doesn't need the spacer on a 10 speed freehub is Tiagra /HG500 which has it built in. So I'm guessing no. I've known this for ages, but when I recently replaced a 10 sp 105 cassette with a Tiagra one I forgot all about it and...
by keef66
Thu Jul 11, 2019 16:39 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Shimano chainset compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Shimano chainset compatibility

Yes, you can.
by keef66
Thu Jul 11, 2019 16:36 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Change to flat bar advice - Boardman Carbon C7 Team
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Change to flat bar advice - Boardman Carbon C7 Team

Thanks. This is really useful. 1) The ID pressed into the derailers is "Tiagra RD 4700". Where can I find out what pull ratio is needed / which levers are compatible please? Will the suggection above at Chain reaction cycles do the trick please? Yes, the 4700 ones I linked to will work. I...
by keef66
Thu Jul 11, 2019 15:45 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Change to flat bar advice - Boardman Carbon C7 Team
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Change to flat bar advice - Boardman Carbon C7 Team

You might also need a longer stem moving from drop bars to flat; depends on how stretched out you were already

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