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Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Tin Pot, 10 Jan 2016.

  1. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    I can see why someone would say that, but it's just a freaking sliver of rubber. There's no magic here.
     
  2. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    Do these look like theyd cause a slow puncture?

    Couldn't feel anything on the inside surface.

    This one is a stone, not a particularly sharp once I'd dug it out.
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    Two holes that don't seem to go through the gator "magic" layer.

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  3. The two holes are meant to be there, they're wear marker when they disappear the tyres are worn out.
     
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  4. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    Wow. You live and learn!
     
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  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It! Staff Member

    Location:
    South Manchester
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    :okay:

    Sniggers more !!! :tongue::bicycle:
     
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  6. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran


    Do I detect a note of humour at my naïveté?

    <raises one eyebrow>
     
  7. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    Brakes, helmets (careful now), gloves and glasses. The areas it really doesn't pay to not buy quality items.
     
  8. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Über Member

    Location:
    East Devon
    Referring to (rim) brake pads @Tin Pot said:

    There is magic in them there hills. That's why you can buy extremely effective pads for the variety of surfaces rims come in and some cost considerable amounts of money; which people pay, with cheap padss at the other end of the cost spectrum. Performance: power, noise, wear life and modulation; can vary significantly between different pad compounds. And with many different compounds, marketing to keep brakers 'happy'.
     
    Last edited: 13 Jan 2016
  9. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    Hmm. Well I'm unconvinced but I'll look into it. I've got the lifeline ones and more Fibrax science inbound, maybe I'll run one front and one back to compare.
     
  10. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Über Member

    Location:
    East Devon
    I saw the image, thought that, but thought I'd just first go and check (my previous Gatorskins certainly did, but these are GP 4 Seasons). Rather worryingly I couldn't find any; so are my tyres ready for replacement - I don't think so. Mercifully the Conti web page on TWI has the reassurance.

    Tyres featuring the TWI :

    GP4000SII, GP4000S, GP4000, GP Attack/Force, GPTT, Grand Prix, Grand Prix GT, GP 4Season, Gator Hardshell, Gatorskin, Grand Prix Classic.
    As this is a phase-in feature, some customers may find that they have identical tyres without this feature. This is no cause for concern.
    - See more at: http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticycle/twi.shtml#sthash.3UJJM2le.dpuf
     
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  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It! Staff Member

    Location:
    South Manchester
    :tongue:
     
  12. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    Cleaned and oiled the brake calipers.

    Fitted new pads at the back, fitted new shoes and pads at the front. :smile:

    Had to do a little adjustment to avoid toe in.

    Chain and cassette looks ok now, no rust showing. :smile:
     
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  13. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

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    Last edited: 14 Jan 2016
  14. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman

    Location:
    Glasgow
    You only cleaned the cassette and the chain?? The rest of the bike is filthy!
    I could not manage this even if I tried :laugh:
     
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  15. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    Fitted yet another new tube last night in the car park.

    Was nice to have a motorist stop, offer help and chat about bikes with me while I struggled to get the tyre off.

    And another offer me bike stuff from the back of her car. :smile:

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    @Pat "5mph" I do have to work as well you know? I rubbed an oily rag over the frame and scrubbed the calipers. It'll be covered in shh it tomorrow morning again anyway. And it was feckin freezing out there!
     
    Last edited: 14 Jan 2016
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