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by tim_f
21 Jun 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultra lightweight foldable panniers - not for touring
Replies: 31
Views: 657

Re: Ultra lightweight foldable panniers - not for touring

If you want the Arkle ones try here https://www.ghyllside.co.uk/arkel-dry-lites-panniers.html#.XQy1metKiUk I have a mk1 version of the simialr Altura panniers - [url]https://www.wiggle.co.uk/altura-ultralite-vortex-30-panniers/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=100502604&kpid=100502604&...
by tim_f
9 Jun 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Microshift vs Shimano compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Microshift vs Shimano compatibility

Dechathlon appear to have them in stock https://www.decathlon.co.uk/microshift-3s-lever-black-id_8341556.html

Otherwise buy from an overseas dealer.
by tim_f
30 May 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: WTB Rim
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: WTB Rim

WTB rims are optimised for tubeless tyres, i think the ridge is designed to help retain the tyre bead, and get a good seal to stop 'burping' of air. Are you attempting to fit with a inner tube ? With tubeless tyres a blast of air is used to 'pop' the tyre bead over the the ridge. Would putting a n e...
by tim_f
23 Apr 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mech bolt protruding
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Rear mech bolt protruding

Yes had the same problem with the same mech on my Spa TI Audax bike.

Solved it by the filing down the end of the bolt.

Tim
by tim_f
8 Apr 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Direct mount front mechs.
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Direct mount front mechs.

The interface between the mech and the bike frame is different for a mountain bike direct mount and a road braze on.

Direct mount comes in high and low mount.

see https://problemsolversbike.com/products/shifters-derailleurs/direct_mount_-_25344 for what the interface looks like.
by tim_f
16 Dec 2018, 7:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to seat a tubeless tyre?
Replies: 19
Views: 963

Re: How to seat a tubeless tyre?

Remove the valve core. Have to be quick to get it back in after blasting on to the rim and remove the inflation from the valve stem. Putting finger over valve hole for a moment works, then quickly get valve in. Also slightly compress tube above valve to make tyre beeds move close to rim edge and sto...
by tim_f
24 Oct 2018, 8:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC Affiliated continental ride - insurance questions
Replies: 17
Views: 631

Re: CTC Affiliated continental ride - insurance questions

It needs some care because if the affiliated group is an unincorporated body potentially the officers of the group could be personally liable for and damages arising from legal action against the group for negligence. Therefore it would be wise that Cycling UK guidelines on group rides are followed,...
by tim_f
23 Oct 2018, 8:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRam shifters for drop bars, hydraulic 9 spd
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: SRam shifters for drop bars, hydraulic 9 spd

Does the frame have the right "reach" to give a comfortable position when fitted with drop handlebars and appropriate length stem?

Road bikes normally have shorter top tube than mountain bikes.

Numerous threads on this issue in the forum.
by tim_f
5 Oct 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Another GPS question!!
Replies: 31
Views: 1109

Re: Another GPS question!!

The USB port on my Garmin stopped charging whilst I was on tour across Germany in June. But I found that if i pushed away from the body that it made contact and chanrged. So then I found if I inserted a wedge between the body and the plug it charged. Then I taped a small bit of plastic ( I had the s...
by tim_f
5 Oct 2018, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Off center pannier rack mounting (disc brakes)
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Off center pannier rack mounting (disc brakes)

Did you have to spread it to fit the bike? it was so many years ago that I can not remember. One of forum members with more expert engineering knowledge can probably advise on how much it is safe to spray the legs on an aluminum tubular rack. But I suspect if you do it once only and with care to ma...
by tim_f
5 Oct 2018, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Off center pannier rack mounting (disc brakes)
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Off center pannier rack mounting (disc brakes)

I have had this rack on my commuting bike for years and it has been fine in the supplied configuration.

I would just use it as it is.

Tim
by tim_f
3 Oct 2018, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing the core from Schwalbe Pro One
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Removing the core from Schwalbe Pro One

That you can not remove the core is an indication that it is fitted with inner tubes rather than with valves and sealant.

Would not expect that the inner tubes have sealant installed.
by tim_f
6 Aug 2018, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade to rear mech on 1992 Raleigh Dynatech
Replies: 17
Views: 474

Re: Upgrade to rear mech on 1992 Raleigh Dynatech

May be a Shimano Claris RD-R2000 8 Speed Rear Derailleur - Silver - SS / Short Cage or SG /Long cage would be a good match. As the other posters have said it will work fine with a 7 speed chain and cassette - and will work with your shift leavers the same as a 7 speed one.
by tim_f
23 Jul 2018, 10:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to get identical Suntour forks for Cube E-bike ?
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: How to get identical Suntour forks for Cube E-bike ?

This page http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/contact/sr-suntour-europe/ has option to look up product from serial number. However you will probably find that their UK distributors do not import the full range. (They do not list the variant on their B2B web sites) GREYVILLE ENTERPRISES 20 Europa way br...
by tim_f
11 Jul 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rotor 1x13 hydraulic groupset
Replies: 60
Views: 7006

Re: Rotor 1x13 hydraulic groupset

I saw the stuff about the rotor 1*13 on SingleTrack.....am I just not paying attention or have they skipped 1*12? The mech has a bolt allowing switch between 12 and 13. One good thing is that mountain and road components are interchangeable so could combine road drop bar lever and mountain bike cas...