How Many Ball Bearings..?

How Many Ball Bearings..?

  Ball Bearings are Confusing   Note to self: don’t write a blog about ball bearings in bike parts, it’s a bloody nightmare. In fact it would be a mammoth task for anyone to precisely evaluate the amount and size of ball bearings for each...
Tubular Tyre Repair: Gluing the Side Trim

Tubular Tyre Repair: Gluing the Side Trim

  Saving that Old Tubular!   Sometimes old tubulars look beaten and worn out, ready for the bin. Yet, often they are in better condition than they look, as good quality vintage tubulars were well made tyres. Old tubulars can look scruffy, often they can have...
Creaking Noise When Pedalling – Fix

Creaking Noise When Pedalling – Fix

    The Deceptive Problem   When your car starts making a weird noise, you know immediately what you’re in for. Unless you’re already in suspicion, or have been expecting a particular problem, finding the source of a bump or squeak can be a...
Stuck Brake Cable in Brake Lever – Fix

Stuck Brake Cable in Brake Lever – Fix

  The Jammed Cable Head   Your heart sinks when your brake cable won’t come out of its lever. After years, perhaps decades, of pulling on the cable as well as from the build up of dirt and rust, the nipple end of the cable can get squeezed deeper into...
The Loose Bottom Bracket Fiasco

The Loose Bottom Bracket Fiasco

    When a 5 minute Job Becomes 5 Hours   Damn that annoying play in bottom brackets, when things have got bad enough to feel that side-to-side movement through the crankset! Inside the nicely designed cups of this Mercier was a Stronglight Competition...

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