The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:06 pm

I got busy stripping the bits off my old SS'er yesterday then today went to town on Capsey.

Luckily I only needed to remove the parts that required attention IMO, so that left me with....
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:) Ha!

Kerrrrikeeey it was a battle getting the seat post and quill stem out, I had to use all the tricks to free stuff up without break the corroded parts but without damaging anything.

I'm cobbling together bits from both bikes to build a minimalist SS'er, I might have enough bits...
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:27 pm

Excellent progress sir!

Did you forget to drink your cuppa? I normally do when I get busy.

I was busy tending to a bike too this morning. The carbon Specialized had a deep clean prior to a thorough service in prep for the big ride.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:44 pm

Yup, well spotted. That was fresh coffee though and still too hot to drink so I thought I'd take some piccies while it was cooling.

I painted the chainstays as there was a lot of chips and a bit of surface rust, I don't want Capsey going the same way Aldous did, erks.

If all goes to plan it'll have a Brooks B17 Champion, a Campagnolo Vento wheelset, whatever BB cartridge gets the chainline bang on, and whatever handlebar and stem I've got in the spare parts drawer. A real bitsa but fettled to fit/suit me for my type of rides. I've kept the original drop bars and stem together from original Capsey for a later date/experiment, they need re-taping and re-cabling too as the brakes are the wrong way round for me. I haven't got any bar tape or enough cables spare so its a make-do-and-mend ethic going on down the shed at the moment.

Should have summat rideable tomorrow I hope.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:57 pm

Commendable activity - but what's an SS-er ?
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:30 pm

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Commendable activity - but what's an SS-er ?
Ta Mark.

SS'er = Single Speeder. Its got a (shock-horror!) new-fangled freewheel but no gears. The donor bike from Ray's mate originally had a Shimano Gear set which mounted onto a free-hub which he'd already converted to SS before it was gifted to me. I don't think its possible to 'lock' the free-hub to convert it fixed gear which as you 'may' have noticed I have a fondness for :)
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:49 pm

Ah.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:22 pm

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Ah.
At least you can go down steep hills without crushing your sweetbreads.
Ha! You're incorrectly assuming I can get up steep hills!
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Greg » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:45 pm

Them Aldi maintainance stands at £30 are good value, don’t you think? Used mine twice now on my bike and son has also benefitted. Much better than crocking this 60+ old back, IYNWIM. :D

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:01 am

Not arf, adjusting brakes to perfection and getting accurate chainline is a lot easier when you can adjust the height of the part you're working on. Mine was a Christmas present from Amazon iirc.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:54 am

Topped out my training this morning with a hard climb and fun/fast descent back to Taunton; for the next week I'll just be doing a few short easy rides to keep the legs moving while I rest up and refuel;

Departed: Aug 11, '18, 07:23AM
Starts in: Taunton Deane, England, GB
Distance: 32.4 mi
Elevation: +2147/-2143 ft
Max Grade: 11.1 %
VAM: 499 Vm/h
Moving Time: 02:09:29
Calories: 1445
Avg. Watts: 186
Max Speed: 37.7 mph
Avg. Speed: 15.0 mph
Pace: 00:04:10
Moving Pace: 00:04:00
Max Heartrate: 146 bpm
Min Heartrate: 57 bpm
Avg. Heartrate: 114.3 bpm

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by IslandPink » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:10 pm

Sounds like perfect preparation - fingers crossed nothing happens this week !
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Mike H » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:00 pm

Dave the bass wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:06 pm
I got busy stripping the bits off my old SS'er yesterday then today went to town on Capsey.

Luckily I only needed to remove the parts that required attention IMO, so that left me with....
That is one serious looking stand / clamp gadget / holder thingy. Where'd you get it?
 
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:50 pm

I think it was from Amazon, it was a present from my step Daughter. Its one of these... -> https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Home-Mechani ... SwFdpbRjgX

It helped me finish the build today, whahey!
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Corrrr...
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Phwoooaarrrr!
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I did a short ride, its like a very fast, very light free wheelin' version of Scobswell. Yey! Like.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:25 pm

I think it needs the drops back on it, more in keeping with speedster theme. They're easy enough to dress with modern bar tapes, which are comfortable too.

Otherwise, it looks like a good job well done. Enjoy.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:33 pm

Dave the bass wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:50 pm
I think it was from Amazon, it was a present from my step Daughter. Its one of these... -> https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Home-Mechani ... SwFdpbRjgX
Perhaps not a great example of it in use on the Amazon website though; modern bike frames are so light that clamping on the top tube can easily result in it being damage by crushing action. I have a Park Tools bike maintenance stand and clamp the bike on the seat pillar.

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