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by CyberKnight
26 Sep 2020, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to fix the transmission on a Giant Defy 2
Replies: 17
Views: 865

Re: How to fix the transmission on a Giant Defy 2

I didnt say anything about the FD though
by CyberKnight
26 Sep 2020, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to fix the transmission on a Giant Defy 2
Replies: 17
Views: 865

Re: How to fix the transmission on a Giant Defy 2

I would also add new cables , inners and outers then re index from scratch . What did they do for the service and what did they replace?, if the chain is falling into the frame then the H stop isn't set properly https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/article/izn20160112-Ask-the-experts-How-to-i...
by CyberKnight
1 Sep 2020, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What does this adjust on disc brakes?
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: What does this adjust on disc brakes?

look exactly the same as my brakes on my vanquish , the inner fixed pad is adjusted by that dial with an allen key and it moves a set amount when you turn it either way as you feel a definite click as you turn it . You do need a bit of a gap either side of the disc or you will get some disc pad rub ...
by CyberKnight
8 Aug 2020, 1:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: KOPS......again.
Replies: 71
Views: 2351

Re: KOPS......again.

Update time! Oddly enough, there was also a bend in my arms! How did that happen! Thanks everyone :) Probably because you aren’t bracing them to hold your body up. They are now relaxed :D indeed a thinkit was steve hogg (?) did an article about KOPS and point of balance, to sum up if your balance o...
by CyberKnight
8 Aug 2020, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso

Vectrum999 wrote:Top 2 pics new position - bottom 2 pics pls position- assuming you’re seeing them as I am

yeah i found the same its as if the hoods are set to low on the bars, when i retape i will likely move them up a bit
by CyberKnight
8 Aug 2020, 8:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: KOPS......again.
Replies: 71
Views: 2351

Re: KOPS......again.

is it me or do the bake levers look really low on the bars ? https://forum.cyclinguk.org/download/file.php?id=73880 https://cdn-cyclingtips.pressidium.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/How-to-set-up-drop-handlebars-14.jpg You can of course get short reach bars , my 2 leisure bikes have the same geomet...
by CyberKnight
8 Aug 2020, 8:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: KOPS......again.
Replies: 71
Views: 2351

Re: KOPS......again.

is it me or do the bake levers look really low on the bars ? https://forum.cyclinguk.org/download/file.php?id=73880&mode=view https://cdn-cyclingtips.pressidium.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/How-to-set-up-drop-handlebars-14.jpg You can of course get short reach bars , my 2 leisure bikes have th...
by CyberKnight
7 Aug 2020, 9:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso

"The shape of bicycles is heavily influenced by fashion and marketing. If you Google “Tommy Simpson” you will see that just a few years ago world class professional athletes used less aggressive riding positions than what is currently marketed to weekend cyclists by many bike manufacturers. Fo...
by CyberKnight
7 Aug 2020, 8:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso

I did have to rotate the hoods up slightly on mine too, for some reason halfords do tend to sell bikes with hoods down . There is a link provided from someone else on here regards bike fit, i cant remember who but its a good guide https://wheel-easy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/bike-set-up-2017a.pdf &...
by CyberKnight
7 Aug 2020, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso

I did have to rotate the hoods up slightly on mine too, for some reason halfords do tend to sell bikes with hoods down . There is a link provided from someone else on here regards bike fit, i cant remember who but its a good guide https://wheel-easy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/bike-set-up-2017a.pdf &...
by CyberKnight
7 Aug 2020, 8:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso

yup all my bikes i have the correct set up and i cant touch the floor without standing across the top tube
by CyberKnight
7 Aug 2020, 7:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI Cable inner broken inside sti...!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 944

Re: STI Cable inner broken inside sti...!!!

Its a known issue with the newer shimano stuff, my 4700s did the same mid ride . Can you honestly say that you had no warning whatsoever - that on previous rides it had worked perfectly and then out of nowhere snap ? yes i was literally 10 or so miles from home and all of a sudden the gear shifting...
by CyberKnight
7 Aug 2020, 7:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso

New here - and to road biking in general! ... Just wanted to ask for a bit of advice - I'm 6ft 1ins and got the L (54cm) frame with a top tube length of 58cm. Seat height and position feel fine, but handlebars feel to far away - I feel I'm stretching a long way to get my hands on the hoods and it's...
by CyberKnight
7 Aug 2020, 7:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Opinion of the new Carrera Virtuoso

I prefer the next model up..,. The vanquish Nicer paint job and a carbon fork. https://www.halfords.com/bikes/road-bikes/carrera-vanquish-mens-road-bike-2020---red---s-m-l-frames-348526.html Cheers James I bought the vanquish as an all year commuter , it is indeed a cracking bike for the price, don...