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by groberts
10 Jul 2018, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Wheel Recommendation

Fair enough + thanks.
by groberts
9 Jul 2018, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Wheel Recommendation

Thanks. I have had wheels from SPA before, which were good but just wondered about off-the-shelf this time. Also meant to say 36 spoke, rim width 25mm & for a x7 speed cassette. if the hub is in good shape, I'd suggest getting a sputnik rim built onto it. Job done. You will find it difficult to...
by groberts
9 Jul 2018, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Wheel Recommendation

No but I will, thanks.
by groberts
9 Jul 2018, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Wheel Recommendation

Thanks. I have had wheels from SPA before, which were good but just wondered about off-the-shelf this time. Also meant to say 36 spoke, rim width 25mm & for a x7 speed cassette.
by groberts
9 Jul 2018, 2:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Wheel Recommendation

I am interested in changing my rear wheel on Trek 830 MTB, currently Araya 26" x 150HE VP20 with Marathon Plus 26" x 1.50" tyres.

Any recommendations - not too expensive but decent quality.

Thanks, Graham
by groberts
9 Jul 2018, 12:39pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 24
Views: 780

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Much appreciated, thanks Rob.

Watch this space! :wink:

graham
by groberts
9 Jul 2018, 10:34am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 24
Views: 780

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Hmm, this is unfortunately getting more and more interesting, really liking the sound of this bike which could be just what I've been looking for (a) something less electric looking and better specced (b) more conventional. My main bike has been a Dawes audax - not unlike the Galaxy and Yukon Rob - ...
by groberts
8 Jul 2018, 4:47pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 24
Views: 780

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

I'm intrigued by this bike but is it really a tourer? 1. Will it take a rack and panniers? 2. Will it take mudguards? 3. What are the largest tyres it could take, online suggests they are sold with 28C's? 4. That headset looks a bit challenging for touring? After knee a replacement and the other one...
by groberts
2 Jul 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adding front disc brake
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: Adding front disc brake

OK thanks. I now have a TRA which will be fitted as soon as it cools down a bit and will apply some TLC to the existing brakes and wheel setting for now. I the longer run, probably over winter, I will take a closer look at new V-brakes and levers etc. Can anybody recommend suitable integrated brake ...
by groberts
25 Jun 2018, 10:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adding front disc brake
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: Adding front disc brake

About to go ahead and then read this thread which now concerns me. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=123021 Does this mean I must change the brake levers if I change from cantis to v-brake or is there a work around? I have straight bars and thought I'd be able to use the same integ...
by groberts
23 Jun 2018, 3:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adding front disc brake
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: Adding front disc brake

Thanks, sounds good. Provisional measurements suggest it will work - thinking of these:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shim ... prod107375
by groberts
22 Jun 2018, 8:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adding front disc brake
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: Adding front disc brake

Plan-B (provisional) like the idea of V-brake - simpler and cheaper. What do In need to consider to ensure fitting e.g. how do I ensure the brake blocks will along with the rim - I presume some form of drop distance? + will the boss fittings be standard and work for V-brakes as well as cantis? + any...
by groberts
20 Jun 2018, 9:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adding front disc brake
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: Adding front disc brake

the_twin wrote:Could you fit a v brake or Magura rim brake in place of the canti? Either is likely to be much more powerful than the canti and probably as good as a cable disc.


Don't know but will take a look. Thanks.
by groberts
19 Jun 2018, 5:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adding front disc brake
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: Adding front disc brake

Thanks for the thoughts - pity I hoped I could get away with the existing forks but no surprised really - maybe I can get the cantis better set-up? Does the fork geometry matter as my current forks are slightly curved and most of what I can see are straight + can I use suspension forks instead? http...
by groberts
19 Jun 2018, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adding front disc brake
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Adding front disc brake

I have an old Trek 830 MTB which because of knee problems I successfully converted to front wheel electric hub assisted drive last year. However, I find the front cantilever brakes do not work well with the new 26" wheel / are difficult to adjust in order to take account of the wheel being set ...