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by Andy_Brn
21 Sep 2009, 7:39pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Something loose at front of bike?
Replies: 4
Views: 2912

Re: Something loose at front of bike?

Hi,

Thanks for the replies.

I had a 2nd opinion on the problem after a bike shop said it was ok and it seems that the disc wasn't tightened onto the front hub enough.

Apparently when fitting centre lock disc's, they need to be torq'd up just right.

All is now well 8)

Andy
by Andy_Brn
16 Sep 2009, 6:48am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Something loose at front of bike?
Replies: 4
Views: 2912

Re: Something loose at front of bike?

Hi Dougie, Yes it is just a slight movment forwards and backwards. I think I'll double check the tightness of the rotor as someone has mentioned to me that if it isn't torqued correctly; it can cause some movement. Unfortunately it's a centrelock disc, so needs a particular adaptor to tighten up. I ...
by Andy_Brn
15 Sep 2009, 8:00pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Something loose at front of bike?
Replies: 4
Views: 2912

Something loose at front of bike?

It's probably a really silly question, but as a relative newbie to Shimano XT disc brakes; do the brake pads have a slight amount of play in them? When I apply the front brake on my mountain bike, there is a tiny amount of play in the front wheel as I rock it backwards and forwards. I have tightened...
by Andy_Brn
13 Sep 2009, 9:19pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: I failed today... :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: I failed today... :(

There seemed to be a lot of mechanicals today at the End to End, especially punctures. It was a really warm and sunny day, which was a lovely suprise on the Isle Of Man :D According to my Garmin 705, the End to End route today was 40.88 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,502 m. It's impossible t...
by Andy_Brn
11 Sep 2009, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring Drivetrains
Replies: 20
Views: 954

Re: Touring Drivetrains

I think It's the smell of GT85 that I'm addicted to 8) A female neighbour of mine actually asked me last week, what that nice smelling stuff was that I used on my bikes 8) Eau De GT85 :D :D :D :D lol Those wimmin don't stand a chance against GT85,since I've started "wearing" it I've becom...
by Andy_Brn
10 Sep 2009, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring Drivetrains
Replies: 20
Views: 954

Re: Touring Drivetrains

I think It's the smell of GT85 that I'm addicted to 8)

A female neighbour of mine actually asked me last week, what that nice smelling stuff was that I used on my bikes 8)

Eau De GT85 :D :D :D :D lol
by Andy_Brn
10 Sep 2009, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Health Problem.
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Health Problem.

I cycle to work and back every day, a round trip of 20 miles. This route takes me around 40 mins each way on my pannier'd up touring bike. I also work shifts and find that cycling can play havoc with my already random sleep pattern. My weekly shifts comprise of (2 x day shifts) (2x late shifts) (2x ...
by Andy_Brn
10 Sep 2009, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring Drivetrains
Replies: 20
Views: 954

Re: Touring Drivetrains

I find it quite therapeutic cleaning my bike's after riding them 8) I've got a mate who is the complete opposite if me. He is of the "If it aint broke, don't touch it," club. :D My current XT chain has completed nigh on 3000 miles in all weathers with no problems. I clean it with GT85 and ...
by Andy_Brn
9 Sep 2009, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring Drivetrains
Replies: 20
Views: 954

Re: Touring Drivetrains

I'd look at a Stronglight Impact c/set in 46/34/24 with a 9 speed SRAM cassette in 11-34, XT mechs and Campag 10 speed Ergopowers. That would get you just about anywhere, with camping gear. +1 Definately agree with the gear ratio's. I'm running a XT Hollowtech Chainset (44,32,22) with an XT 9sp 11-...
by Andy_Brn
9 Sep 2009, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring Drivetrains
Replies: 20
Views: 954

Re: Touring Drivetrains

I'm a bit of a shimano fan and swear my their XT mountain bike groupset. I've been using Shimano XT for years and years through mountain biking and I've always found it to be a really tough and reliable groupset. I've done around 3000 miles on my Hewitt Cheviot since April this year which has an XT ...
by Andy_Brn
29 Aug 2009, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hewitt Cheviot SE Tourer
Replies: 26
Views: 2265

Re: Hewitt Cheviot SE Tourer

You'll love the bike.

I haven't stopped riding mine since I got it.

Hopefully you won't be waiting too long for it.

Enjoy 8)
by Andy_Brn
28 Aug 2009, 12:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1613
Views: 453899

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Here is a pic of my Hewitt Cheviot SE :D

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And my RM Vertex Carbon :D

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by Andy_Brn
28 Aug 2009, 11:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hewitt Cheviot SE Tourer
Replies: 26
Views: 2265

Re: Hewitt Cheviot SE Tourer

Here a couple of pics of my Cheviot SE with the bar-end shifters. Andy http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g202/rossi75/PICT1954.jpg http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g202/rossi75/PICT1950.jpg http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g202/rossi75/PICT1952.jpg
by Andy_Brn
20 Aug 2009, 10:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1115
Views: 318992

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Name: Andy Age: 33 Occupation: Law Enforcement Lives: Isle Of Man, although I was born in Liverpool and moved over to the island with my job in 2006. Bikes: Hewitt Cheviot SE and a Rocky Mountain Vertex RSL carbon mountain bike. Status: Married with two gorgeous boys (AKA Rossi my Springer Spaniel a...
by Andy_Brn
20 Aug 2009, 9:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First mini-tour coming up - Isle of Man
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: First mini-tour coming up - Isle of Man

If you go over the Fairybridge (on the Douglas to Castletown road), remember to say hello to the fairies, else the Puncture fairy will come after you :D . That's a very good piece of advice :D I say good morning, good afternoon, good evening whenever I pass. It's actually well worth while stopping ...