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by Trikeyohreilly
13 Mar 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike on Flixbus
Replies: 5
Views: 2938

Re: Trike on Flixbus

Have you tried yet? Would be interested to hear how this went...
by Trikeyohreilly
9 Mar 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good quailty non reflective 20inch tyres...
Replies: 14
Views: 1366

Re: Good quailty non reflective 20inch tyres...

Single minded approaches makes people irrelevant.
by Trikeyohreilly
9 Mar 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..

Thanks 531colin.

Can understand why they would be dubious. Think it's worth sending it back just because I want to know what happened. Dont really care about the wheel
by Trikeyohreilly
9 Mar 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..

Original cost of wheel was £130-£140
by Trikeyohreilly
9 Mar 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..

No friend pranking just in house storage. Question is, is it worth postage to and then when they say (presumably) it's nothing to do with them, postage back/repair costs to send it back to Harrogate? I'll not ride 26inch again and still have the original wheel for the Big Dummy for resale purposes. ...
by Trikeyohreilly
8 Mar 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..

The A on mine are raised like that but seem to fill the head of the spoke more completely being further to the edge of the head. I guess all the money went into the Alfine dynamo hub.
by Trikeyohreilly
8 Mar 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..

OOOO/ /OOOO if that make any sense.
by Trikeyohreilly
8 Mar 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..

The spokes have an A on the heads. The storage space is spare room (unheated but never below say 10 degrees C). I have noticed that all the breaks are diagonal rather than perpendicular to the spoke.
by Trikeyohreilly
8 Mar 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..

I probably should know what type of spokes but have always left that to the wheel builders as I wouldn't know what to specify. They went into storage towards the end of September so no salt on the roads here then. At least they were not out salting.
by Trikeyohreilly
8 Mar 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..

Non at the elbow or nipple. They vary between an inch from the hub to three inches from the rim. But mostly near the middle of the spoke. Sorry, I should have added that originally.
by Trikeyohreilly
8 Mar 2019, 2:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..

Hi. I had a dynamo hub wheel custom made for me last year. It did about 300 miles without any complaints before going into storage for the winter. Went to move it today and half the spokes on the disc side of the wheel have snapped. All the broken spokes are not only on the same side of the wheel bu...
by Trikeyohreilly
1 Mar 2019, 12:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good quailty non reflective 20inch tyres...
Replies: 14
Views: 1366

Good quailty non reflective 20inch tyres...

Hi. I have riden mostly Schwalbe tyres for a long time. Marathon Plus mostly. But they are now nearly all worn out. I brought some more but they have changed the way they build them. The reflex strip is no longer removable. Without getting into the reflex strip/no reflex strip debate to much, who's ...
by Trikeyohreilly
1 Mar 2019, 12:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end shifter compatibility please.
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Bar end shifter compatibility please.

Nearly brought expensive 11 speed as they were black (I'm not overly particular but it so would have matched the otherwise nearly complete trike) bit they were index only on the rear shifter. Thanks to Brucey I went for the Shimano SL-6480, much cheaper and now they have arrived, even though the bui...
by Trikeyohreilly
27 Feb 2019, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end shifter compatibility please.
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Bar end shifter compatibility please.

Thanks so much Brucey. All sorted.
by Trikeyohreilly
27 Feb 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end shifter compatibility please.
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Bar end shifter compatibility please.

Thank you.

It is all Shimano at the back but is quite a large cassette (36-12). Indeed I could use 8 speed I think? Just found an even cheaper set in 8 speed. £48.