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by NEvans
25 May 2019, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clicking noise from rear hub when freewheeling
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Clicking noise from rear hub when freewheeling

Brucey wrote:some freewheels in some hubs are crazy-noisy. If you don't like the racket (personally I like them quiet not noisy) then a shot of SFG into the pawl space usually shuts them up without affecting pickup.


SFG; Is this Foam oil? And can you recommend one. Thanks
by NEvans
25 May 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clicking noise from rear hub when freewheeling
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Clicking noise from rear hub when freewheeling

Is this a wind up? It’s the freewheel or are you saying it’s over and above the freewheel This is not a wind up (a wind down maybe). It is when I'm moving and stop peddling (ie. freewheeling) there is a noise that only occurs when I am not peddling. It is just louder than I would expect it to be, a...
by NEvans
25 May 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clicking noise from rear hub when freewheeling
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Clicking noise from rear hub when freewheeling

NUKe wrote:Is it not the noise of the pawls, some free hubs are noisy than others particularly when new.


It is likely to be the freehub mechanism, it is just loader than I would expect for new equipment. Could it be a case of cleaning and lubricating?
by NEvans
25 May 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clicking noise from rear hub when freewheeling
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Clicking noise from rear hub when freewheeling

Brucey wrote:about one tick per revolution? First (and easiest) check is for loose spokes in the rear wheel.


Good thought but no, a constant clicking when I stop peddling.
by NEvans
25 May 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clicking noise from rear hub when freewheeling
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Clicking noise from rear hub when freewheeling

New bike; Pinnacle Arkose R1. Approximately 200 miles. Constant clicking noise when freewheeling, which I believe is from the rear hub. It is a Novatec 32H 2 sealed bearing 12 x 142mm. Has this been happening from the outset, I really don't know. Should I be concerned and/or need to do anything abou...
by NEvans
8 May 2019, 8:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Specialized Allez Elite - Good Endurance Bike for 1K?
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: Specialized Allez Elite - Good Endurance Bike for 1K?

I also tried a Pinnacle Arkose, which are Evans's inhouse brand. They have been selling them for over ten years and recently under the term of "gravel" bikes. This year they have introduced it in two new styles the R for Road bike and the D for dirt bike. The Road is classed as "Grav...
by NEvans
7 May 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A phone with accurate GPS recording abilities
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: A phone with accurate GPS recording abilities

charliepolecat wrote:
+1 for the Galaxy S5


which will probably be the S7 since the S5 is long obsolete. It'll be bigger than the S5 which is not good news,


Samsung is releasing the A50 in the next couple of weeks which has had some quite good reviews
by NEvans
6 May 2019, 1:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 63
Views: 2210

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

whenever you go downhill, weight is the most important thing; basically you have a gravity engine and the power is pro-rata with weight. Next comes aerodynamics (moreso at speed), then rolling resistance. Not sure I agree. should be able to match by changing your position on your bike. I am a heavy...
by NEvans
6 May 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A phone with accurate GPS recording abilities
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: A phone with accurate GPS recording abilities

Psamathe wrote:I can't make suggestions as you seem to be looking Android
Ian


Is there a belief that other systems such as iPhone are better?
by NEvans
5 May 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A phone with accurate GPS recording abilities
Replies: 15
Views: 562

A phone with accurate GPS recording abilities

I am due a phone upgrade and while my current phone, an old Samsung has generally been a good phone, it has been very patchy collecting gps data. When I download a ride to Strava the map suggests I've been all over the place. This could be partly/mainly blamed on Strava but when I use Google Maps it...
by NEvans
22 Apr 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 63
Views: 2210

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

pwa wrote:I freewheel downhill faster than other members of my family when we cycle together but I've always thought that was mostly due to me being heavier :D


I'm the biggest in our group, always fastest down :D but slowest back up :(
by NEvans
22 Apr 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 63
Views: 2210

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

My general thought would be to go for the 28c for some comfort and durability, but is there much difference between them? Hope you don't mind me asking but what is the road quality like where you live? How fast and far do you normally cycle? How fast and far would you like to cycle? And how do you ...
by NEvans
20 Apr 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG tattoo?
Replies: 62
Views: 11577

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Why on Earth anyone wants a tattoo is beyond me. Me too, absolutely, but it is fascinating, and legal, and normal :wink: I have never had a desire for a tattoo, but often you see triathletes who have done Iron Man events get the IM symbol engraved on their calf. Often if international events they g...
by NEvans
20 Apr 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 63
Views: 2210

How much difference does tyre width make.

A make/model such as the Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 700C Duraskin Tyre comes in four different sizes: 32c, 28c, 25c, and 23c. Opinion would be about a playoff between weight and comfort. My general thought would be to go for the 28c for some comfort and durability, but is there much difference ...
by NEvans
6 Apr 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1553

Re: Favourite local climbs

From Woking? Use Merrow Street and up Trodds Lane which takes you to the top of Newlands Corner. This is much better than using the A25 to ascend. If you look on Ride with GPS theres a trace for the Leith Hill Octopus, under Woking Cycle Club, that is 8 slightly different ascents of Leith Hill star...