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by thelawnet
22 Jul 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim tape, bent spoke, puncture!?
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Rim tape, bent spoke, puncture!?

Hi, Whatever sort of puncture you get it's always a good idea to check the rim for any sharp bits. Sounds very much like you have two little air in the tires unless it's really thick mud, having two little air is basically counter-productive. I don't get off road flats that often if at all. But I'v...
by thelawnet
22 Jul 2020, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim tape, bent spoke, puncture!?
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Rim tape, bent spoke, puncture!?

…...Have just removed the tyre and there are two punctures at the same spot, one to the side and one to the top..... it sounds like a pinch puncture. Unless the spoke is so loose (and/or the wheel deforms so much) that it has punched its way through the rim tape, the bent spoke is coincidental to t...
by thelawnet
21 Jul 2020, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim tape, bent spoke, puncture!?
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Rim tape, bent spoke, puncture!?

Have been enjoying repeated punctures in my rear wheel, which is a 19mm X 584mm rim The rim tape is whatever was installed originally, a red plastic loop with a visible join. After punctures on several trips I had a look at the tape and it seemed like it was moving around. So I taped it down with so...
by thelawnet
13 Jun 2020, 10:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: stripped Octalink crank arm thread
Replies: 1
Views: 205

stripped Octalink crank arm thread

Any advice? Essentially I made a dog's tea out of changing BB - first problem was that the tool I had was ok for ISIS cranks, but for Octlaink you need a metal plug, so I spent a fair bit of time forcing it which damaged the thread. Next problem was when I got the arms off I realised that my various...
by thelawnet
7 Jun 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fuji Bikes 'bans sales to US police'
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Fuji Bikes 'bans sales to US police'

I bought a Fuji Sportif 1.1 LE around 5 years ago from Evans and its given me years of trouble free commuting. The history of a bike brand isn’t big in my thoughts when buying a commuter. Spec, comfort and price feature much higher. I agree. But it is an issue when selling them. You can stick a bit...
by thelawnet
7 Jun 2020, 1:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's got the best bike in the peleton...
Replies: 18
Views: 712

Re: Who's got the best bike in the peleton...

My son has a racing bike. My daughter has a fairly lightweight hybrid. She would not want a racing bike. My wife has a mountain bike hybrid. At one time my wife and I had the same bike (technically hers was a model up but it didn't make a lot of difference). She had no interest in cycling for its ow...
by thelawnet
7 Jun 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fuji Bikes 'bans sales to US police'
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Fuji Bikes 'bans sales to US police'

The headline is that some cops used their bikes for crowd control or something. As a result Fuji say they have pledged not to sell bikes to the police. https://twitter.com/FujiBikes/status/1268984830353694729 More interesting than this is 'who are Fuji'? It seems that they want to sell more bikes. A...
by thelawnet
30 May 2020, 11:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano MTB 10spd and 11spd actuation-ratios identical after all?
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Shimano MTB 10spd and 11spd actuation-ratios identical after all?

this looks like quite the mess of re-labelled parts 12-speed (13t jockey wheels) XTR M9100 1x10-45t and 1x10-51t M9120 2x10-45t XT (heavier) M8100 1x10-51t M8120 2x10-45t SLX (worse jockey wheels) M7100 1x10-51t M7120 2x10-45t Deore (same as SLX) M6100 1x10-51t 11-speed (11t jockey wheels) XTR M9000...
by thelawnet
28 May 2020, 9:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which to buy: Btwin Riverside 900 or 920?
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: Which to buy: Btwin Riverside 900 or 920?

Hi I think triban bikes are best in the lower priced bracket With the exception of the rc520 which has 105 for £750!!! However the rc520 gravel has a much nicer looking frame. I think it's a bit of a philosophical thing, but there seems more sense in spending more money to get lighter components on...
by thelawnet
27 May 2020, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which to buy: Btwin Riverside 900 or 920?
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: Which to buy: Btwin Riverside 900 or 920?

Buy the 920, it’s a lot more bike for a few more quid. If they hadn’t run out of medium size, I’d have done just that. It’s a superb bike for the money. Not sure. Slightly low grade rear derailleur. Expensive cassette. 1x drivetrain Unnecessary air fork which needs servicing frequently Tyres are av...
by thelawnet
27 May 2020, 8:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which to buy: Btwin Riverside 900 or 920?
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: Which to buy: Btwin Riverside 900 or 920?

Buy the 920, it’s a lot more bike for a few more quid. If they hadn’t run out of medium size, I’d have done just that. It’s a superb bike for the money. Not sure. Slightly low grade rear derailleur. Expensive cassette. 1x drivetrain Unnecessary air fork which needs servicing frequently Tyres are av...
by thelawnet
24 May 2020, 9:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frankenbrakes
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Frankenbrakes

Spotted on FB

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Essentially some odd looking discs with a centerlock adapter. The cheapest Shimano disc for £5 would have worked a whole lot better and cheaper I think than the adapter alone....
by thelawnet
18 Apr 2020, 9:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33394

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/26/lockdown-britain-quietly-downgraded-status-virus-t/ This doesn't mean it was a good move. The UK has been behind the curve all along. It's not what they actually did https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid It's not class...
by thelawnet
18 Apr 2020, 8:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33394

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

The utility cyclist wrote:UK gov downgraded C.19 so it's not considered to be highly contagious, this was 19th March



Source?
by thelawnet
15 Apr 2020, 12:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists killed during 'lockdown'
Replies: 42
Views: 2031

Cyclists killed during 'lockdown'

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11401111/woman-cyclist-killed-london/ - Rachel Brown, 25, killed in Worcester Park, 7 april, A24, 2 vehicle collision https://uknip.co.uk/2020/04/15/driver-arrested-after-sunbury-fatal-cyclist-collision/ - male cyclist 50s, A244/A308, Staines, Mercedes CLK coupe, 13 Apr...