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by tim_f
12 Feb 2018, 12:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train to Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Re: Train to Spain

If you use the French Language version of the SNCF website you have option to see which trains can take bicycles and book bicycle places.

Tim
by tim_f
21 Dec 2017, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting from Dropbars to Straight - Worth it?
Replies: 36
Views: 1317

Re: Converting from Dropbars to Straight - Worth it?

The Ebay page says "For V-Brake" so they will pull the wrong amount of cable for the dual caliper brakes on your road bike.
by tim_f
8 Nov 2017, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this bike lock any good Or am I wasting my time?
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Is this bike lock any good Or am I wasting my time?

If you are going t be leaving bike all day needs to be in a place that is visible. I think you are better off spending a bit more and getting a basic U lock and using it in such a way ta the U is filled up with frame, rear wheel and front wheel (take off and move to be side back wheel.) for example ...
by tim_f
23 Oct 2017, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DIY front rack mount bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: DIY front rack mount bracket

Simplest solution take less luggage so you do not need a front rack.

Or just strap a dry bag to your handlebars 'bikepacking style'
by tim_f
13 Oct 2017, 8:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo Connections
Replies: 44
Views: 1517

Re: Hub Dynamo Connections

I have these connectors on a Shimanio and a SP hub. I think they are a clever design - They stay plugged in even if cycle is ridden on rough surfaces, but they normally unplug of their own accord if one forgets to unplug before taking the wheel out. But if they do not un plug of their own accord if ...
by tim_f
4 Oct 2017, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velocharger
Replies: 29
Views: 1880

Re: Velocharger

There is a good list of all the suppliers here https://www.cyclingabout.com/list-of-hub-dynamo-power-supplies-for-usb-devices/

Including one that comes as a kit that you assemble yourself
by tim_f
29 Sep 2017, 11:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid BB7 or TRP Spyke
Replies: 35
Views: 1313

Re: Avid BB7 or TRP Spyke

"won't adjust using your fingers any more"

I have found that a long handled "T" Torx tool makes it so much easier to get adjustment just right on the fixed side on a BB7.
by tim_f
21 Sep 2017, 11:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar bag?
Replies: 26
Views: 1172

Re: Handlebar bag?

It might be than an inexpensive Decathlon Velcro on bar bag meets your need. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/100-bike-handlebar-bag-25l-id_8355750.html?_cclid=v3_d22b07b9-1279-5ffe-885b-96d1c8c4e073&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6a6q3Ye21gIVTgeGCh0O8gawEAQYASABEgIVL_D_BwE I have one that i use when I hire a bik...
by tim_f
20 Sep 2017, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing cheap brakes to Avid BB7
Replies: 36
Views: 1301

Re: Changing cheap brakes to Avid BB7

In my experience BB7 normally come with 6 bolt Disc rotors and IS to postmount adapters.
by tim_f
31 Aug 2017, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Feeble calliper brakes on child's bike
Replies: 21
Views: 891

Re: Feeble calliper brakes on child's bike

I'm not sure how to identify calliper vs V brake levers.


This article http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/travel-agent-installation-and-adjustment#article-section-1 gives a guide to identify the type of brake lever.
by tim_f
31 Aug 2017, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: deore xt and Insurance claim
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: deore xt and Insurance claim

My count of the cogs makes it a nine speed with a triple front mech. It is likely that the only XT part is the rear mech, because can not see an XT logo on the gear leavers. This used to be a very common practice when XT , LX and Deore were all 9 speed. XT is now 11 speed and much more sophisticated...
by tim_f
24 Aug 2017, 12:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Transfer OSmand to New Phone SORTED THANKS
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Transfer OSmand to New Phone

My experience with Android & Google Play is that when you get your new phone you can download all your paid for apps again for free, if you use the same google account.

Have just tested this on my current phone, as I had paid for it on my old phone, but did not have it on my new phone.
by tim_f
19 Aug 2017, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubus Tara hook positions
Replies: 17
Views: 848

Re: Tubus Tara hook positions

shrink fit electrical insulator works very well to protect the top rail from scratching.
by tim_f
19 Aug 2017, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB30 to GXP
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: BB30 to GXP

I have a British thread BB frame 68mm. Currently it has BB30 "external cups" BB Are you saying that your BB30 pressfit bottom bracket shell has had a 68 mm threaded BB adapter fitted ? Do you want to leave this adaptor in place and fit a threaded GXP BB or do you want to remove this adapt...
by tim_f
17 Aug 2017, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cateye Volt 400 - always "on" (a bit)
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Cateye Volt 400 - always "on" (a bit)

I have a Volt 400 and It does not have this behavior.

Was the best light I have owned until I got a Volt 800 :-) (in a sale ) never had any issues with either light.