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by tim_f
27 Sep 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Panniers for Topeak Super Tourist DX
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Panniers for Topeak Super Tourist DX

Another option might be to upgrade your old panniers with track and hook with spare parts from ortlieb - would work if your old panniers have a stiff back.

https://www.ortlieb.com/us/products/accessories/spare-parts?cat=170
by tim_f
26 Sep 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Panniers for Topeak Super Tourist DX rack?
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Panniers for Topeak Super Tourist DX rack?

Ortlieb spare parts are readily available. If your paniers have a stiff backing plate you might be able to fit a Ortlieb lower hook mounting track and hook.
by tim_f
1 Sep 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: absolute black chainrings
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: absolute black chainrings

using a cassette larger than 32t may not work well (apparently - the rear mechs compatible with the shifters would struggle) what shifters are you using ? - as shimanio have been introducing new rear mechs with a greater capacity and maximum cog size. For example 11 spped 105 can not use a mech tha...
by tim_f
1 Sep 2019, 8:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora 3500 Shifters with Alivio M4000 RD ?
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Sora 3500 Shifters with Alivio M4000 RD ?

yes it would - cable pull of the rear shifter has not changed. That mech works well with a 36 largest cog. assuming you have a 50,39, 30 chainset it has the capacity for a 12-36.

I have this mech and shifter combination on one of my bikes.

Tim.
by tim_f
30 Aug 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Finding a Headset to suit my new frame . . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Finding a Headset to suit my new frame . . . .

see this documents - http://www.canecreek.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/canecreek-shis-poster.pdf which might lead you identify it as a IS41 / ?? IS47 / ?? headset (need the steerer and fork crown diameter in place of ?? and the ream depth to determine if IS , EC or ZS type ) which you can then goo...
by tim_f
23 Aug 2019, 8:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike carrier ( on our car ) on Normandie Express
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Bike carrier ( on our car ) on Normandie Express

Probably have a no trailer rule because there is only a loading door at one end and card have to do a tight turn inside the boat on loading or unloading depending on which side one parks.
by tim_f
5 Aug 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque Wrench Set Recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 1727

Re: Torque Wrench Set Recommendations

by Brucey » 4 Aug 2019, 10:01am the topeak combo (as suggested by mjr) is just £10.49 at CRC presently. https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/topeak-combo-torq-wrench/rp-prod137802 this makes it a 'no brainer' for the OP's intended use IMHO cheers I have one of these and recommend it. Simple to use, ...
by tim_f
2 Aug 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Audax Bike (Spa?) with Tourer Gearing & Double vs. Triple
Replies: 91
Views: 5670

Re: Audax Bike (Spa?) with Tourer Gearing & Double vs. Triple

My Spa audax has Spa 46-34-24 triple chain set 11- 34 9 speed cassette Sora triple front mech Alivo 9 speed mountain bike shadow rear mech. bar end shifters I like the spread of gears it gives low enough to get up steep hills with a touring load but high enough to go fast on the flat and when unload...
by tim_f
24 Jul 2019, 10:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 11speed Rear Derailleur
Replies: 16
Views: 2563

Re: 11speed Rear Derailleur

David9694 wrote: Is it simple to change from 8 to 11 speed cassette?. if you have a 'road' 11s hub the freehub body is slightly wider than the one that is used for 8/9/10s (and shimano MTB 11s) cassettes. But the Shimanio 11 - 34 11 speed cassette fits the narrower 8/9/10 road and 11 mountain hubs ...
by tim_f
21 Jun 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultra lightweight foldable panniers - not for touring
Replies: 31
Views: 856

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: 553

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: 374

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: 651

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: 429

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: 1000

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...