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by bealer
22 May 2014, 12:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tranmission issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Tranmission issues

Hmmm I'd say 70-80% worn, so arguably still life in it. I didn't measure exactly but the bespoke Park tool could almost fit between the links. Could have sworn the chain was newish but it's easy to forget. Always worth checking I guess rather than assuming.
by bealer
21 May 2014, 11:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tranmission issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Tranmission issues

Well solved it all. The 10T jocket wheels were fine. Solution was a new chain! I measured the old one (using the park tool). It was still ok, but slightly stretched, so I just bit the bullet and replaced it with a nice Ultegra one I had spare. It solved both the jockey wheel noise and the chain skat...
by bealer
20 May 2014, 12:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tranmission issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Tranmission issues

In the 8sp XT rear mech I originally put some new 10T jockey wheels (it came 2nd hand without jockey wheels, so I guessed 10T was correct... put in the right way round!), but the chain doesn't seem to align properly with them. The jockey tooth is hitting part of the the link, pushing the chain out s...
by bealer
19 May 2014, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tranmission issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Tranmission issues

I've discovered the strange rattling/rubbing noise. It's the jockey wheels! The one new part I introduced. The chain and the wheels aren't quite interconnecting properly. I'll need to check they're the right ones. I bought 10T wheels. Anyway that's one issue diagnosed.
by bealer
19 May 2014, 5:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tranmission issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Tranmission issues

:) was just researching a bit more, and came across this
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=72632

Took me about 30 seconds before I noticed I was the OP!
by bealer
19 May 2014, 4:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tranmission issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Tranmission issues

Yeah sorry, here's the bits. Chainset - XD2 (TA) Triple 24/36/46T Cassette - 8sp SRAM 11-30T Rear Mech - 8sp XT cage Front Mech - 8sp Triple XTR Chain - 9sp Shimano (with a powerlink) So everything 8sp, except a 9sp chain. Ah yes, I know the shoulder you mean, remember it on a lot of my Shimano stuf...
by bealer
19 May 2014, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tranmission issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Tranmission issues

Ok a little more context. 1) When I mentioned the chain doesn't align, the links actually sit on the teeth rather than the teeth going between the chain links. Could this be caused by the rear mech? Or is it the front mech simply not shifting cleanly/fast enough? 2) It feels as if the rear mech isn'...
by bealer
18 May 2014, 11:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tranmission issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Tranmission issues

Ah interesting. I'm using the Spa XD2 TA chainset and it's pretty much new as well. Combined with a 118mm spindle which lines it pretty much perfectly with the 4th (of 8) gear. I'm just not sure if something needs bedding in, or if there's an issue. Usually though, I find this sort of thing to be an...
by bealer
18 May 2014, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tranmission issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Tranmission issues

I have two issues I've noticed on my bike. Granted I had to fully rebuild it after receiving a new frame so it's not something I can say has developed over time as I don't remember it previously, and it may have started due to me not setting something correctly in the rebuild. Anyway, 1) When shifti...
by bealer
9 May 2014, 4:20pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets make no sense article
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Helmets make no sense article

Interesting article and fairly well balanced: http://www.howiechong.com/journal/2014/2/bike-helmets?fb_action_ids=10154116633880710&fb_action_types=og.likes Can't say I agree with it though. He never covers the concept of speed. Or the seriousness of the head injury. Just thought I'd post it see...
by bealer
29 Apr 2014, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Squealing v-brakes, help!
Replies: 45
Views: 11872

Re: Squealing v-brakes, help!

I have heard very good things about the Ultimates and they are mentioned to work on numerous other forums. I did look for a set on eBay, but gave up.
by bealer
28 Apr 2014, 6:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Squealing v-brakes, help!
Replies: 45
Views: 11872

Re: Squealing v-brakes, help!

Just as a final update to the post. My Soma had to go through a warranty process. And I've since gone to canti's! Anyway, I fitted the XT v-brakes to my gf's Why? Bike (built by Bob Jackson I believe). No screech at all! She does have straight forks, built for touring (531 tubing). So possibly the n...
by bealer
24 Apr 2014, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RESOLVED - Soma Frame fault
Replies: 44
Views: 17708

Re: RESOLVED - Soma Frame fault

Hi, Dont know why I mentioned alu frame :? must have been on my mind and for some reason I thought yours was alu. Looking at their web site, I see that the top tube length is pretty long, but I guess that modern bikes go for plenty of Saddle pillar showing so you just get a shorter frame, or are th...
by bealer
24 Apr 2014, 5:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RESOLVED - Soma Frame fault
Replies: 44
Views: 17708

Re: RESOLVED - Soma Frame fault

I've used the Tektro RX5's, in fact still got a set in a box kicking around. I liked mini v's, but the clearance is just a bit too tight for my set up. I've got chrome guards on, and they need to be set perfectly so that there's no rubbing, and I run 32c or 35c tyres, so I found the set up needed ju...
by bealer
22 Apr 2014, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RESOLVED - Soma Frame fault
Replies: 44
Views: 17708

Re: RESOLVED - Soma Frame fault

Looks good. Why cantis? ...which is why I now stick with stainless steel - the best non stick bike frame, I mean saucepan, material) Stainless. Mmmmm. 8) :) wish I could afford the Triple Cross. Canti's... don't want the harsh fork discs come with, and sick of v-brakes with TA's. Yet to try long re...