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PaulBristol

Member since Feb 2021 • Last active Apr 2021
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    Nice bike - are you sure that's a threaded fork, headset looks threadless? Sorry, didn't read your comment properly. Looks like a long stearer for a threaded headset, is there some sort of extender or something on it at the moment?

    Also, r.e. your Wales trip, would really recommend the Gospel Pass on the first day. Will take you to Hay-on-Wye instead but well worth it!

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    Built up a fixed gear Roberts yesterday. Mostly stuff from the parts bin (with brake levers from @Chalfie), apart from wheels which are my first foray into tubeless...

    Thanks @citron for the frame! I think also small world as the crankset, brake and saddle is originally from @bobble, via a friend who bought your Madigan a few years ago!

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    Does anyone know where I can buy new sealed bearings for a Stronglight A9 headset? One bearing is very grindy and it seems sillly buying a whole new headset... The only shop selling them that I can find is Peter White Cycles

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    @Chalfie How much are you looking for these posted?

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    Ha, well I have learnt a lot! Thanks for all your help

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    more of a light tap in combination with a good wiggle to make sure the cranks are seated properly

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    OK, thanks for the help - it's definitely not the pedals, as I swap them around a bit. The BB is in pretty tight and threads greased, so narrowing down to the cranks... I put them on firmly, tapping with a mallet when tightening and making sure they aren't bottoming out on the tapers. The cranks are 40 years old though and have been on and off quite a bit, so maybe the hole in the crank is just a little too large now?

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    Which bit of a UN55 creaks?

    I don't really know, but whenever I'm accelerating or standing up going uphill it makes quite a bit of noise.

    Is your shell straight (coaxial threads, faces orthogonal to the axis)?

    This is what I assume is the problem - I think it might just be slightly out and stressing the bb (but I have no knowledge of this kind of thing). Is there a hacky way or measuring this?

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    I know... My commute is 40km a day, so it does do a fair mileage. I think the bottom bracket might have pretty bad tolerance or something.

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    Are there any decent cup and cone bottom brackets around? Have used UN55s for a while now, but on my commuter bike they only seem to last around 6 months before becoming unbearably creaky. I thought maybe the larger ball bearings in a cup and cone BB would fare slightly better.

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