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by NEvans
15 Jun 2020, 5:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Anyone doing / done the Conqueror Virtual LEJOG
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Anyone doing / done the Conqueror Virtual LEJOG

Been getting a lot of advertising on facebook and youtube for Conqueror Virtual rides for LEJOG. Distances from any rides can automatically be added by Strava or similar, or manually put in from a range of other exercises. Conqueror website has a range of routes around the world including one for LE...
by NEvans
10 Apr 2020, 1:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Connecting ANT+ Cycle and home computers
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Connecting ANT+ Cycle and home computers

Following what we're being told about not to be going out on the road ........... Not true. You are allowed to take one exercise a day, and cycling is allowed. No limit on how long this exercise should take within reason. I'll be out cycling for about three hours later this morning. https://www.gov...
by NEvans
9 Apr 2020, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Connecting ANT+ Cycle and home computers
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Connecting ANT+ Cycle and home computers

I’m assuming you have a speed sensor and a cadence sensor. You should be able to connect/pair the sensors to your Lezyne via Bluetooth. Not sure exactly how to do it on a Lezyne, as I have a Garmin, but it should be in the settings menus somewhere. You can use the Ant+ dongle to pick up the signal ...
by NEvans
8 Apr 2020, 10:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Connecting ANT+ Cycle and home computers
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Connecting ANT+ Cycle and home computers

Following what we're being told about not to be going out on the road, I would like to connect up my bike with my desktop pc. And try one of these virtual web sites such as Zwift (best known although I don't know if best). I have an old basic Tacx Satori trainer. Type you put your bike on, turn the ...
by NEvans
10 Mar 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23753

Re: Why wear black?

I work at the entrance of a very busy station, probably seeing about 100 cycling commuters daily. The Proviz Reflect360 comes in a wide range of colours, its reflective outer mesh makes each of them as good as each other. I would definitively be wearing one over black any day or night.
by NEvans
10 Aug 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling on the Isle of Wight on E-Bikes
Replies: 0
Views: 365

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: 11
Views: 1150

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: 1443

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: 1443

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: 11
Views: 1150

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: 904

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: 904

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: 904

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: 904

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: 904

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...