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by peetee
26 Apr 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Near miss with a pedestrian
Replies: 26
Views: 692

Re: Near miss with a pedestrian

I have had a few near misses and three collisions with people straying from the pavement non fortunately, were serious. The two that stick in my mind were a group of kids that appeared from an alley and ran straight across the road. I tried to avoid one and hit the next. Perhaps the most ridiculous ...
by peetee
26 Apr 2018, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice changing gear approaching hills
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Advice changing gear approaching hills

Its a common problem known as cross chaining. It is also responsible for premature wear in the chain as it has to prescribe a twisting route between the cogs which forces the chain link plates to rub together. Shop staff are reluctant to tell you this bit of valuable advice because they are explaini...
by peetee
23 Apr 2018, 6:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help finding f mech pin.
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Help finding f mech pin.

Brilliant. Thank you. :D
by peetee
20 Apr 2018, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help finding f mech pin.
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Help finding f mech pin.

I need to source a replacement 11speed front mech alignment pin. The reversible thing that corrects cable approach angle. Anyone help with a source? Thanks
by peetee
19 Apr 2018, 10:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant defy carbon. Bottom bracket creak
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Giant defy carbon. Bottom bracket creak

I have to agree with you Brucey (although I will retain a bit of healthy hope). It seems madness to specify a interference fit component into a highly stressed area that, on this particular machine, is extraordinarily competent at resisting those stresses. Having test ridden the bike I was hugely im...
by peetee
18 Apr 2018, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant defy carbon. Bottom bracket creak
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Giant defy carbon. Bottom bracket creak

I have just recently and successfully fitted a new press fit bottom bracket to a 2014 Giant Defy. This is a bike which features in many posts on online forums so hopefully my attempts will help a few others. On the first attempt the bridging sleeve between the cups was damaged as it was very slightl...
by peetee
12 Apr 2018, 11:44pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Lots of parts for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: Lots of parts for sale

Hi. No 9 please. Pm incoming
by peetee
11 Apr 2018, 4:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XTR wierdness
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: XTR wierdness

Sorted.
It was as I suspected. I didn't allow enough extra outer around the bracket shell to cope with suspension compression. :oops:
by peetee
10 Apr 2018, 11:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XTR wierdness
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: XTR wierdness

Thanks Brucey. I think you might have hit the nail on the head. Reading your suggestion in the comfort of my chair I could feel the flush of embarrassment spreading across my face. The rear suspension did compress a great deal under my paultry 11 stone and I suspect this bike must have a very long t...
by peetee
10 Apr 2018, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XTR wierdness
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: XTR wierdness

Its a full suspension specialized and there is no play in the pivots. When the chain shifts without prompting it doesn't appear to be sent by the deraillier as it falls sideways off the top pulley. I am going to remove the cassette to see if an incomplete 10 speed cassette has been fitted in error a...
by peetee
10 Apr 2018, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XTR wierdness
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: XTR wierdness

Yes if you run it up to the largest cog. Cassette and chain were replaced together. Chain (shimano 9 spd) is than 75% worn and cassette teeth look good.
by peetee
10 Apr 2018, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XTR wierdness
Replies: 10
Views: 562

XTR wierdness

I have a bike I am working on now running SRAM 9 speed twistgrip and an XTR 950 rear mech. The whole set up looks fit, healthy and straight and has a brand new sp41 gear cable installed correctly (i have even ground flat the ends of the outers to maximise precision). In the workshop the gear change ...
by peetee
10 Apr 2018, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo 12 speed
Replies: 73
Views: 3128

Re: Campagnolo 12 spped

Ah Campag. I loved the 70's/80's Super Record and later Corsa record designs but the superlative tech of recent iterations has made its range, frankly, hideous. At least, I assume that's the reason. Why else ignore a heritage of design elegance? It's just as well I can't get on with the ergonomics o...
by peetee
9 Apr 2018, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Bulges
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Bulges

A friend of mine had to send two pairs back before he received any that weren't out of shape. It seems that Schwalbe have extensive quality control issues as I have seen many of their cheaper model tyres with cracking sidewalls within months of purchase.
by peetee
7 Apr 2018, 12:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rubbish Brakes
Replies: 25
Views: 1473

Re: Rubbish Brakes

One lad local to me bought a new mountain bike from a national chain and the brake cable outers were perched on the lip of the caliper adjusters instead of sitting inside. The rear had dropped into place leaving him with no rear brake action before the lever hit the bars. It was only a matter of tim...