Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by threebikesmcginty, 29 Sep 2011.
Love it me. Anal. Totally anal. (Wrapping bar tape that is) Send it round.
I think that's my problem too.
Today's faux pas was to wrap the tape to the end, it looked about right, so I cut off the excess length.
Then, when I rolled back the brake lever hood cover, there was about half a cm of bare aluminium still showing.
So I had to unwrap back to the brake lever, put an extra wrap in there, and as I had already cut the tape it left me a little bit short on the finish despite trying to stretch it out a bit more.
I think I've disguised it with insultation tape, but I suspect it's going to slowly drive me nuts and I'll have to buy a new roll of bartape to do the job properly.
As you say, Anal! (good job there's not a smiley for this)
26th for me.
I'm ahead of you two - next Friday. And I'm closer .
Ok , form an orderly queue. @JhnBssll can service our bikes one at a time.
In that case, I've got a fair wait. My birthday's not till March. On the other hand, I'm probably reasonably local...
I'm going to need a bigger garage
Wait your turn little lady.
Alas, alack, I am sore wounded... To be accused of queue jumping indeed...
And being little. 'tis the end. Alas poor Reynard, she shopped so well.
So long as men can breathe and eyes can see, so long lives this, and this gives life to me!
I'm off yellow stickering tomorrow
I'm curious to know how you will get on fitting Tannus tyres.
My local bike shop is a dealer.
I think they use a special pair of pliers, although that may be just to speed the job up a bit.
Fair bit of cleaning after yesterdays ride - decided to re-grease the jockey wheels on my SRAM x9 mech. Quick job, but it needs doing regular as SRAM jockeys can seize as they run on a cartridge bearing.
My OCD had me replacing one of the studs on my ice tyres, the spares I had were the flat top type, but the ice spikers had 'pointy' ones. When I first got the tyres, I'd lost a stud, so fitted the spares. Since then, I've ordered the 'pointy' ones. Prized the old stud out with a screwdriver, then promptly 'slipped' and shoved the blade through my index finger. Bled a fair bit and took a good hour to stop - cold fingers and bike mechanics aren't a good mix.
I'm also curious, I watched a few tutorials and saw the special pliers at work - I'm hoping I've got enough random tools in the garage to bodge together a makeshift tool if the going gets tough I see you can buy them for ~£20 but thats more than I'd want to spend on a single use tool - I'm not likely to fit another set anytime soon and I doubt my mother will ride the bike anywhere near enough to wear them out
One way or another I'll let you know how I get on later in the week
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