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by Redvee
14 Dec 2019, 1:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: disc brake advice..
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: disc brake advice..

It took a few miles for my brakes to improve, they were good when they left the shop that I took the bike to for the final set up and the guy did say to bring it back after a few miles cause the vibrations from the road will get any air in the system to the resevoir. He had a second fettle of the br...
by Redvee
10 Dec 2019, 1:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge 20/25 wrist strap?
Replies: 39
Views: 953

Re: Garmin Edge 20/25 wrist strap?

A watch strap and 1/4 turn mount.

by Redvee
9 Dec 2019, 1:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1156

Re: Route for LEJOG

I see you're leaving the B2B cyclepath at 229.5 miles then going underneath it 5 miles later. You can stay on the cyclepath and turn right at Mangotsfield Station then pick up the spur that takes you towards Tulip abbotoir but come off at the bridge on Coxgrove Hill.
by Redvee
7 Dec 2019, 2:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: disc brake advice..
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: disc brake advice..

You might need a BH90 Flange Nut to fit the hoses to the levers, I got caught out like that with my R7020 levers and post mount M7000 callipers. The part looks like this though it is available from plenty of places.

https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/shi ... ssr-905688
by Redvee
6 Dec 2019, 2:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Another couple of scams.
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Another couple of scams.

My Dad, last week, had a phone call on his landline allegedly from Amazon saying they will be taking the annual payment for his Prime account in a few days time. He asked me about this and I said it's a scam as he doesn't have a Prime account and they'd email him plus the annual fee quoted is half w...
by Redvee
2 Dec 2019, 1:56am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1156

Re: Route for LEJOG

Not scared of hills are you? Looking at the stretch around Bristol you've chosen to go up overt the Mendips but avoided the climb up through Cheddar Gorge. I'll suggest some detours for Bristol in a day or two.
by Redvee
28 Nov 2019, 1:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?
Replies: 40
Views: 1167

Re: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?

A nine speed chain will work on an 8speed chainset and and 8 speed chain will work on a 9 speed cassette. I know this cause I pondered the same on Sunday afternoon when I had a 1x8 MTB and a 2x9 road bike so swapped the wheels over and apart from the obvious issue with the indexing being out of line...
by Redvee
27 Nov 2019, 2:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My search engine has gone strange
Replies: 28
Views: 724

Re: My search engine has gone strange

Bring in Capital Punishment for the Scum that screw up our computers! Avast are currently trying to compel me to use their browser choice :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: MM AVG did that to me when I updated the software. I had similar to Mick F with the search engine cha...
by Redvee
27 Nov 2019, 1:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Tales
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Tyre Tales

After many years on Gatorskins and GP4Seasons and sidewall failures I've recently swapped to Wiggle Lifeline tyres, started with Prime Armour Road Tyre then swapped to Essential Armour Commuter Road Tyre cause the road tyre was far too easy to skid even when the brake hadn't locked and this was in t...
by Redvee
23 Nov 2019, 1:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between Shimano RX8 and RX8L
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Difference between Shimano RX8 and RX8L

RX8L is the left hand shoe only :lol:
by Redvee
20 Nov 2019, 1:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!

My bottle cleaning routine is hot water from the kettle when I get home from work, cause I'm making my supper, in the bottle with the lid on and squeezed out through the nozzle then after two days use same again but with washing up liquid. I'm a Camelbak bottle fan so will take the nozzle off and gi...
by Redvee
18 Nov 2019, 1:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Cadence Sensor for Garmin
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Best Cadence Sensor for Garmin

If you don't mind waiting for delivery how does a tenner sound? https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32853358799.html I needed another speed sensor for a spare wheel and couldn't justify Garmin prices for something that wouldn't be used that often. It's been unused more than it has been used and when I h...
by Redvee
15 Nov 2019, 1:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Only 5Nm on a stem/handlebar clamp?
Replies: 57
Views: 1449

Re: Only 5Nm on a stem/handlebar clamp?

A lot of people overtighten faceplate bolts without realising it. Like Mick I do mine up so the gap is equal, to the eye, top and bottom, then I got a torque wrench and tightened the bolts to the recommended Nm and was surprised how much more I could turn the bolts with an allen key after using a to...
by Redvee
26 Sep 2019, 1:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commute Advice - Hornchurch to Liverpool Street
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Commute Advice - Hornchurch to Liverpool Street

One thing I will say about Google Map directions are the timings are generous but the distances are usually spot on.