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by Sum
14 Oct 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??

How do I know what size tape I need to convert to tubeless ... The rim tape needs to be wide enough to amply cover the spoke holes but not so wide it won't fit inside the rim. The rim tape usually stretches a little and so you can get away with a rim tape a little bit wider than the rim, or you can...
by Sum
13 Oct 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 981

Re: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?

Thanks for that! Had a long trawl through all their bumpf before deciding. Had a selection of their tyres over the years, and its amazing how much they vary. Definitely made the right choice, with these - apart from being a slightly more ‘knobbly’ tread, running them on the lower end of the pressur...
by Sum
13 Oct 2019, 4:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 981

Re: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?

well the picture seems to show none? https://www.schwalbe.com/en/tour-reader/marathon-plus-tour hard to see with those side nobbles it could have one? The picture you linked to is a cutaway illustration and not a photo. Here's a better image from the Chain Reaction Cycles website:- https://media.ch...
by Sum
13 Oct 2019, 1:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 981

Re: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?

One difference I see is the the Tour dont have a bottle dyno track where as the Plus does, and Schwalbe claim the Tour is better off road? Interestingly they say the standard marathon has better off road performance than the Plus one. Has any one used the Tour version? The HS-404 Marathon Plus Tour...
by Sum
12 Oct 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

I went to the web page linked, and saw: "The SHIMANO SORA R3030 front derailleur is compatible with wide ratio, 3x9 speed gear combinations." That's about it. No mention of tooth counts, maximum, minimum or gap. You have to click on the little down arrow to expand the table:- MODEL NO FD-...
by Sum
20 Jul 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets?
Replies: 116
Views: 5952

Re: Helmets?

I don't think the OP had assumed they needed to wear a helmet but in any case you may rest assured you've made your point clear.
by Sum
22 Apr 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: voodoo Aizan - fork replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: voodoo Aizan - fork replacement

There are rigid forks for 29er MTBs but the choice seems limited, particularly if you don't want to (as you say) 'fork' out. According to the specs for your bike, you will need one with a 1 1/8" steer tube, QR drop outs, and a crown-to-axle height equivalent to your 120mm suspension fork (after...
by Sum
17 Feb 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1502

Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

SJS Cycles do sell a folding version of the Pasela TourGuard. Brucey provided a link to them in an earlier post.
by Sum
13 Feb 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Went for a ride
Replies: 26
Views: 6335

Re: Went for a ride

Sheffield?
by Sum
3 Feb 2019, 8:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Consumer Rights / Customer Service
Replies: 31
Views: 4344

Re: Consumer Rights / Customer Service

My understanding is that Chargeback will cover faulty items and the card provider will refund the purchase amount if the claim is successful. Obviously in the OP's case this all depends on the Chargeback option being available and whether the card provider agrees with the OP's assessment that the it...
by Sum
2 Feb 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Consumer Rights / Customer Service
Replies: 31
Views: 4344

Re: Consumer Rights / Customer Service

This is the applicable bit from from TC's link:- When you can use chargeback If the item or service you've bought was under £100, you may still be covered by chargeback. Chargeback is not enshrined in law like Section 75, but it is part of what is known as Scheme Rules, which participating banks sub...
by Sum
2 Feb 2019, 1:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Consumer Rights / Customer Service
Replies: 31
Views: 4344

Re: Consumer Rights / Customer Service

Just to clear up some confusion, the Sale of Goods Act was replaced by the Consumer Protection Act in 2015. This gives you the right to return the goods or have a refund if they are not fit for purpose. Your claim is definitely against the retailer, not the manufacturer. It is arguable that a bolt ...
by Sum
30 Dec 2018, 11:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo Lighting - fit and forget?
Replies: 132
Views: 7345

Re: Dynamo Lighting - fit and forget?

To illustrate what edocastor and Brucey have already said, I've attempted to draw below the revised circuit with the correct TW1 shown (a link is included in case people wish to subsequently modify it). circuit.png ...I guess there is no other regulation than the zeners and the LED itself (and its c...
by Sum
30 Dec 2018, 11:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo Lighting - fit and forget?
Replies: 132
Views: 7345

Re: Dynamo Lighting - fit and forget?

TW1 is a SMD code for the dual common cathode schottky BAT54C. It is essentially two diodes that share a common cathode. It would appear to be a pnp transistor if tested using a multimeter. The BAT54C simply acts as two half-wave rectifiers charging the 1.0F capacitor via the 10ohm resistor. It isn...
by Sum
19 Oct 2018, 9:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Indicators - Is it me?
Replies: 36
Views: 1787

Re: Car Indicators - Is it me?

Maybe indicators should be banned :wink: Drove a Japanese car once (This One You Ought To Avoid), the indicator stalk was on the right!!! Been there, done that, wiped the windscreen on entry to a roundabout - dangerous! Rule 97 Before setting off. You should ensure that ... you know where all the c...