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bio website michaelstrasser.com
location Melbourne, Australia
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visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen Sep 29 at 21:58

Geek, sceptic, atheist, singer of oratorio, opera, choral and sacred music; also occasional cyclist and golfer. Lapsed scientist.

Working in Melbourne as Agile Java etc. person.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
May
30
comment Is there a specific grease for titanium frames?
Yes it does. I have used copper paste on the derailleur hanger mount. The bottle cage has Ti bolts so they are OK.
Jun
12
comment How to measure the correct belt drive tension?
To end the story: the bike is now as good as silent. The final fix was that the local Gates Carbon Drive rep replaced the rear pulley and the retaining ring. I suspect the original assembler (Avanti here in Australia?) put the wrong retaining ring on. Shimano here in Australia would not help because belt-drive is ‘non-standard’ for Nexus hubs (or something).
May
28
awarded  Scholar
May
28
comment Is there a specific grease for titanium frames?
Thanks @zenbike for the explanation. It makes sense to me that different metals react when they come in contact. I will pursue some copper paste grease, unpack the BB and repack it before too long. There are a few titanium bolts as well that screw into Al alloy: should they be similarly treated?
May
28
accepted Is there a specific grease for titanium frames?
May
25
awarded  Student
May
24
asked Is there a specific grease for titanium frames?
May
21
awarded  Supporter
Mar
20
answered How can I make a glow bike?
Mar
14
comment How to measure the correct belt drive tension?
The bike has noisy days sounding like this and quiet days (basically silent). Each morning I am not sure which it will be. Back to the bike shop!
Mar
7
awarded  Quorum
Mar
7
revised How to measure the correct belt drive tension?
Updated information about consistency of readings from the iPhone app.
Mar
6
awarded  Editor
Mar
6
revised How to measure the correct belt drive tension?
Added information about iPhone app and changed tension.
Mar
4
awarded  Teacher
Mar
4
answered How to measure the correct belt drive tension?