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by Vladimir
15 Jul 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora Front Derailleur question
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: Sora Front Derailleur question

It definitely shifts into the big ring with my fingers.
It's basically new, barely 200km on it.
It's a Verenti Substance 2016, which I got very late in the season last year.
by Vladimir
15 Jul 2018, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora Front Derailleur question
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: Sora Front Derailleur question

In fact if I slacken off the lower limit screw completely, the cable fouls the derailleur, and almost seems to contribute to the problem. Ah, my bad. I told you the opposite of what you should do. Screw the lower limit screw in too far and then attach the cable. Then unscrew it to the proper positi...
by Vladimir
15 Jul 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora Front Derailleur question
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: Sora Front Derailleur question

In fact if I slacken off the lower limit screw completely, the cable fouls the derailleur, and almost seems to contribute to the problem. Ah, my bad. I told you the opposite of what you should do. Screw the lower limit screw in too far and then attach the cable. Then unscrew it to the proper positi...
by Vladimir
15 Jul 2018, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora Front Derailleur question
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: Sora Front Derailleur question

You could try backing off the lower limit screw to give you more room to get the cable tight. Then adjust the limit screw back to the proper position. Usually grabbing the cable with a pair of pliers, puling it tight, and with the cable adjustment slackened right off, then re-tension the cable. Tha...
by Vladimir
15 Jul 2018, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora Front Derailleur question
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: Sora Front Derailleur question

Hi everyone. I'm still doing battle with this derailleur. I just can't get the cable tension high enough. From what I understand, it should be enough to simply pull it tight when it's in the small ring, tighten up the bolt and then it magically shifts into the big ring. Mine just doesn't do that. Th...
by Vladimir
12 Jul 2018, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on lever pull on my mechanical disc brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Advice on lever pull on my mechanical disc brakes

Mr Evil wrote:The specs shows that it might have either 140 or 160mm discs fitted, depending on the year. Disc size has a significant effect on braking power, with 140mm being a bit wimpy.


Fantastic point. My handy pink ruler confirms that they're 160mm. so there's potential :)
by Vladimir
12 Jul 2018, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on lever pull on my mechanical disc brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Advice on lever pull on my mechanical disc brakes

As always Brucey, thanks for the valuable info. a) - fair enough, and this problem probably further compounded by the bike being a CX bike and as such - has fully enclosed cables, so extra places for it to rub. Would it be worthwhile getting new cables and ensuring the lubrication is top notch? I'm ...
by Vladimir
12 Jul 2018, 11:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora Front Derailleur question
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: Sora Front Derailleur question

Thank you for the reply.
I'm surprised, to be honest.
I'll be changing it shortly.
Thanks
Vlad
by Vladimir
12 Jul 2018, 12:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on lever pull on my mechanical disc brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Advice on lever pull on my mechanical disc brakes

Hi all, So I've had a Verenti Substance since last year. It doesn't get much use, mostly due to too many bikes; but another problem is one of classic operant conditioning. Whenever I use the bike for anything other than very short rides, my index fingers hurt. It's from having to pull hard on the br...
by Vladimir
11 Jul 2018, 11:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora Front Derailleur question
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Sora Front Derailleur question

So I'm having a little trouble adjusting my SORA front derailleur. First basic question, which side of the pin does the cable go on? The bike came with the cable on "the outside" of the pin (position 1 in pic). It seems to me that the cable should run between the pin and the bolt, under th...
by Vladimir
23 Sep 2017, 9:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 colour question
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Brooks B17 colour question

Hi all,
I rather fancy the saddle in the picture, but haven't seen such a light colour for sale.
Anyone know what it would be called?
light colour brooks.png
by Vladimir
9 Sep 2017, 1:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Far too good to be true
Replies: 43
Views: 10796

Re: Far too good to be true

There is zero corporate information, not so much as a phone number. And you ask if it is a scam? There no need to be a twit about it though! FYI it came up on Facebook a an ad and I was on my phone so I simply posted a link and asked a question. I obviously suspect it's a scam. Manners cost nothing...
by Vladimir
8 Sep 2017, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Far too good to be true
Replies: 43
Views: 10796

Re: Far too good to be true

There is zero corporate information, not so much as a phone number. And you ask if it is a scam? There no need to be a twit about it though! FYI it came up on Facebook a an ad and I was on my phone so I simply posted a link and asked a question. I obviously suspect it's a scam. Manners cost nothing...
by Vladimir
7 Sep 2017, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Far too good to be true
Replies: 43
Views: 10796

Far too good to be true

What do we make of this, then?
Surely it's a scam?!
http://eurpop.com/index.php?main_page=p ... ucts_id=98
I totally want one, though!
by Vladimir
23 Jul 2017, 10:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Soaking a chain in petrol
Replies: 27
Views: 1701

Re: Soaking a chain in petrol

The same thing happened to me - after the "petrol treatment" my drivetrain became rather grumbly and creaky. On closer inspection - it was because the whole thing, especially the chain and sprockets were badly worn. The dirt and grease on chain and sprockets was actually acting as a "...