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by NEvans
10 Aug 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling on the Isle of Wight on E-Bikes
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Cycling on the Isle of Wight on E-Bikes

Looking at spending four nights, so three full days on the Isle of Wight. Spending a couple of days hiring electric bikes. It will be the first time either of us has used ebikes so bit of a learning experience. Advertising in Cycle magazine is Seaview hotel (in Seaview) Four nights with them; 2 half...
by NEvans
7 Aug 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres

Watched the video, excellent. Also thought the trick of using toe straps useful.
by NEvans
5 Aug 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any experience of the TyreKey
Replies: 11
Views: 1159

Re: Any experience of the TyreKey

Ellieb wrote:Not got that one but I do have an X-Tools version which is slightly different. It opens and closes like a set of pliers. It works pretty well.

Looks good but suggests only for fitting of tyres not removing. Is this correct?
by NEvans
5 Aug 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any experience of the TyreKey
Replies: 11
Views: 1159

Any experience of the TyreKey

Our magazine has been advertising for some months a "simple, no-pinch tyre tool" (their words not mine), called the TyreKey. About £10, anyone got experience of it? Thanks
by NEvans
5 Aug 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Removing Stiff Sidewall Tyres

I brought a new bike fitted with Donnelly Strada 700x28c's, standard road clinchers with stiff sidewaIls and metal beads. I noticed a slow puncher and decided to replace the inner tube, thankfully at home. The tyre does not advertise inner tube ready but it has very stiff sidewalls, and tight bead f...
by NEvans
25 May 2019, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clicking noise from rear hub when freewheeling
Replies: 15
Views: 541

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: 541

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: 541

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: 541

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: 541

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: 2372

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: 626

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: 2345

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: 626

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: 626

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...