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by Franco di Banco
Mon Oct 14, 2019 18:14 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: New BB30 bearings needed. Any recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: New BB30 bearings needed. Any recommendations?

Yes, thanks. I'd guessed that would be the case.
I've just been Googling the ceramic ones mentioned above. £250 per pair!!!! Jeez, but no thanks. I may be daft but I'm not stupid.
by Franco di Banco
Mon Oct 14, 2019 17:01 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: New BB30 bearings needed. Any recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: New BB30 bearings needed. Any recommendations?

Thanks guys. I'll look at the SKF set.
(Un)fortunately I'm not on Instagram so can't see the ceramics, but thanks for the input.
by Franco di Banco
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: New BB30 bearings needed. Any recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 200

New BB30 bearings needed. Any recommendations?

It's getting time to replace the BB30 bottom bracket bearings on the Synapse. I have the tools so just need the bearings. Any suggestions as to where/what I should buy? Price isn't the driving factor in play. I would rather pay a bit more and get quality than go cheap and have to replace after 6 mon...
by Franco di Banco
Sat Oct 12, 2019 06:48 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: 1:59 challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 969

Re: 1:59 challenge

Hope he does it. Totally artificial and no world record but it takes some doing. I like the car shining the laser so that the pacers can pace themselves.

Every credit to everyone involved for having a go.

Quite a few spectators this early in the morning.
by Franco di Banco
Fri Oct 11, 2019 19:47 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Tyres

Time trialling in the 1980s and 1990s I had 19mm on the front and 21mm on the rear. That was pretty much the norm back then.
by Franco di Banco
Fri Oct 11, 2019 18:56 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Wiggle dhb jersey
Replies: 22
Views: 971

Re: Wiggle dhb jersey

Is there a prize for the best dressed rider on this sportive?
by Franco di Banco
Fri Oct 11, 2019 13:44 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Things you have recently learnt
Replies: 443
Views: 9840

Re: Things you have recently learnt

Strewth. I've been married longer than that.
by Franco di Banco
Fri Oct 11, 2019 13:11 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Things you have recently learnt
Replies: 443
Views: 9840

Re: Things you have recently learnt

briantrumpet wrote:
keef66 wrote:
briantrumpet wrote:The other fun game to play is to project your age backwards from your year of birth, to give you a perspective on timescales... I'd now go back to 1909. Hmm.


1895 :shock:

Impressive... I wonder who can beat that here...

Me, me, me.
by Franco di Banco
Thu Oct 10, 2019 13:01 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Where to park in london on saturday
Replies: 25
Views: 677

Re: Where to park in london on saturday

Can you still use your debit card for tube travel in Central Lunnun with a max charge of something like £7 per day for unlimited travel on Saturdays?
by Franco di Banco
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Freeman Medical Practitioner Tribunal .Manchester
Replies: 120
Views: 6680

Re: Freeman Medical Practitioner Tribunal .Manchester

jimmythecuckoo wrote:Is Dr Freeman still ill and unable to submit evidence to the tribunal?


Has Dr Freeman ever been ill, other than by his own diagnosis?
by Franco di Banco
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cannondale Spidering Float?
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Cannondale Spidering Float?

Also, you should use loctite (think it’s 242) for the chainring / crank interface, Not sure about that. This guy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaYi4splh9Q says to use grease if you are likely to want to undo the nut again. Only use loctite for stuff you'll never want to undo. Just done mine - ...
by Franco di Banco
Tue Oct 08, 2019 07:32 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Ban SUVs
Replies: 109
Views: 2216

Re: Ban SUVs

Click on a supposedly genuine link from a new member with only this post?
No explanation or discussion.
Methinks troll at best. Or maybe scammer. Maybe Extinction Rebellion.
A pinko leftie pressure group?
The great unwashed?

Click on the link at your peril.
by Franco di Banco
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Are B&Q sheds rubbish?
Replies: 29
Views: 1339

Re: Are B&Q sheds rubbish?

My word. There is a topic that the forum guru doesn't know everything about.
Don't know what the problem is - the ignore button comes in mighty handy - but the title gives a clear indication.

Made my day.

#Fount of all knowledge or empty cans?
by Franco di Banco
Tue Oct 01, 2019 16:21 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Dream bike - what would you spend?
Replies: 116
Views: 3099

Re: Dream bike - what would you spend?

Fenix wrote:He paid 10 grand for the frame alone ? Sounds like the shop saw him coming.

What frame is worth 10 grand ?


Yup. Must agree with you. But he was happy. Think it included fancy carbon wheels as well, but still waaaay too much.
SWMBO says he's got more money than sense.
by Franco di Banco
Tue Oct 01, 2019 15:59 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Dream bike - what would you spend?
Replies: 116
Views: 3099

Re: Dream bike - what would you spend?

I met a guy the other day who had just shelled out £10,500 on a Pinarello frame. He thought he'd got a good deal because the store sold him a full Campag Record groupset at 30% off and fitted it for free! Guy is aged 73 and rides 20 miles to the caff twice a week. He's happy. It's his money and he w...
by Franco di Banco
Tue Oct 01, 2019 06:09 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Anyone understand Sturmey Archer gears?
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Anyone understand Sturmey Archer gears?

Thanks guys. Seems like gear lever is furbared. It just won't hold any position other than top gear so I've ordered a new one. Advice re set up will be useful. As a last resort I'll do the middle gear bodge.
by Franco di Banco
Sun Sep 29, 2019 18:12 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Anyone understand Sturmey Archer gears?
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Anyone understand Sturmey Archer gears?

Cheers.
by Franco di Banco
Sun Sep 29, 2019 15:40 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Anyone understand Sturmey Archer gears?
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Anyone understand Sturmey Archer gears?

Wifey has a Pashley trike with three speed SA gears. She says they are not working properly but as she's nowhere near technical she can't describe accurately what is or isn't going on. I can't ride the thing but she expects me to fix it. I've no experience with these gears and apart from blindly fid...
by Franco di Banco
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: BOARDMAN MOUNTAIN BIKE BROKEN FRAME
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

Re: BOARDMAN MOUNTAIN BIKE BROKEN FRAME

I am talking about an item not fit for purpose under the consumer credit act . That has me confused. Where does the Consumer Credit Act come in? This was a private sale presumably paid for in full at the time of purchase. Cash/bank transfer/Paypal or similar. Whilst nobody knows how it was ridden p...

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