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Jun
5
comment Locking a vehicle bicycle rack
+1 Never rely on locks to secure bikes for any length of time. A lock is a deterrent and nothing more; even the toughest of bike locks will only slow a well-equipped thief for a matter of minutes. And when the anchor is your car, you also risk the thief damaging the car in his/her attempts to remove the bikes.
Jun
4
comment Missing lock nut part
I was hoping for the individual part, since the complete lock nut unit costs £40!
Jun
3
comment What do I grease and what do I lubricate?
@DanielRHicks Really? In my experience it's mostly just Shimano wheels that use loose bearings (they're die-hard advocates of cup-and-cone bearings). Nearly every other modern wheelset I've seen uses cartridge bearings, for better or worse.
Jun
3
comment What is the easiest to upgrade my chainrings from a double to a triple?
Also worth noting that a short cage rear mech wouldn't accommodate a triple chainset, so that would have to be changed as well.
Jun
3
comment What is the easiest to upgrade my chainrings from a double to a triple?
He would also need a longer cage rear mech to reliably accommodate a triple chainset.
Jan
9
comment 9sp/10sp compatibility in Shimano SLX drivetrains
That's what I was hoping for! Thanks :)
Jan
7
comment 9sp/10sp compatibility in Shimano SLX drivetrains
@PeteH I've clarified my question.
Jan
7
comment 9sp/10sp compatibility in Shimano SLX drivetrains
@PeteH Yes, but in my experience (admittedly mostly with road group sets) the incompatibilities tend to be at the back of the drivetrain rather than the front. I've never had any problems mixing various flavours of 9sp and 10sp Shimano components at the front of the drivetrain on my road bikes, so long as the rear end is set up properly (which it is, in this case). But then, maybe I've just been lucky :)
Jan
7
comment SLX chainring compatibility
Actually, it seems more sensible to post this as a new question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/28447/…
Jan
7
comment SLX chainring compatibility
Thanks – this is really helpful. Another question, if you don't mind: according to the tech docs, the M665 chainset isn't 10-speed compatible (although the M660 is). Would this be down to the chainrings being too wide?
Nov
26
comment Recessed brake pivot nut stuck in carbon fork
The carbon doesn't rust, but the nut itself is steel I think, so there might still be hope...
Nov
26
comment Recessed brake pivot nut stuck in carbon fork
@Blam The pivot nut isn't rotating. I meant that, since the calliper has to be aligned in a certain direction, I can't fully tighten it against the nut (the nut is positioned such that if I did, the calliper would be pointing the wrong way). I therefore have to leave it not-quite-tight in the nut. If I could release the nut, then I could hold the calliper in the correct orientation while tightening the nut instead.
Nov
26
comment Recessed brake pivot nut stuck in carbon fork
Thanks – I've ordered some better penetrating oil than GT-85 so I'll try that first.
Nov
26
comment Recessed brake pivot nut stuck in carbon fork
@Blam So that I can tighten the calliper properly; at the moment it can rotate slightly and tends to de-centre itself from the rim, despite repeated adjustments of the set-screw.
Jan
23
comment Are 130 BCD chainsets stiffer than 110 BCD?
I mean for the same size chain ring, so for example a 53/39 chainset in both 110 and 130 BCD: is one stiffer than the other to any noticeable degree?
Jan
23
comment Which headset to replace my FSA No.10?
Not to worry – should've been more specific in my question!
Jan
23
comment Which headset to replace my FSA No.10?
It's not an external headset, though, so I thought external headsets like that won't be compatible?