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neilbah

Member since Feb 2018 • Last active Apr 2021
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  • in General
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    700c is only a 'sort of' standard with small variations of erto 622mm rim bead and tyre bead sizes meaning some tyres go on certain rims well but are difficult to fit on others. Are the tyres wired or folding bead? are they new or have previously been levered? Navigator pista are narrow rims but i found wired vittorias a little hard to seat fully and that wasnt the case with contis. Likewise i recently had a customer with basic alloy wheels from a giant which were about 2mm smaller in diameter to another rim placed next to it. Consequently every tyre we tried just blew straight off the rim until we tried folding bead Ultra sport 3s.

  • in COVID-19
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    AZ jab 1 week a go, feel more shite now than i have the last few days. Arms ached for the firt day. Second day i woke a little groggy and wasnt a fan of bright sunshine.

    I've had a funny smell/taste going on a bit like perfume with a hint of acetone and lacquer. I can still taste stuff ok but theres a persistant hint of something weird. Ive had strange feelings on the crown of my head - a slight headache. Ive noticed that i sweat more in a warm environment and i ache more the following day after an exertion - did some work under my car swapping an exhaust and today im knackered/achey. Ive done it loads of times in the past but never really suffered for it. In general a bit of this n that all over but not horrendous.

    long covid vaccine?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    theyre the same as any generic BB, 25mm id bearing with a plastic seal that also acts as the axle shim. If that part knocks out easily then theres really nothing to stop you just buying replacement bearings rather than complete BBs. If its a pressfit cup then chances are its not aligned well in the frame.

  • Rum

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    Just found this thread..
    After spending several days out at the Tour de Martinique as soigneur for our team a while back i really got into Rhum at breakfast and planteurs or punch coco in the evening. We were plied with gallons of strong coffee from sponsor La Tivolienne before stages so spent most of the time buzzing. I did bring back a bottle of Single cask Clément from 2001 although i probably should have gone for a Rhum JM Agricole, it seemed to be more cherished by the locals.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    id imagine its wound out that blocks them as the bleeding advice is to start with them strapped back to the handlebars

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    on some hydro brakes if the adjuster for lever reach is wound too far in/out then it wont bleed. Id look under the lever body for the adjuster on the piston throw.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    2 sqaero fails, even the new clamp design didnt improve things as they split in the corners instead

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    so in the pic your crank doesnt have the safety pin engaged so is it fully seated? It looks a little like a wheelsmfg bb that screws into itselfhowever im prettysure these do come with some plastic shims because not all 24mm axle cranks are equal yet alone bb shell widths. I'd remove the crank again, check splines and clean them incase debris is preventing the arm going on fully.

  • in Current Projects
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    twas me, but weirdly this says caad 4 and mines deffo a caad 2 so somethings going on here
    https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/2089­40/?offset=10675#comment14553142

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