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by gregoryoftours
16 Nov 2019, 12:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to identify hydraulic brakes with auto adjust for brake pad wear?
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: How to identify hydraulic brakes with auto adjust for brake pad wear?

…. Every hydraulic disk brake for a good few years now has been self-adjust to my knowledge, short of the trp cable actuated hydros that brucie mentioned. the TRP HyRds are self-adjusting. The Juin Tech brakes are not, they have a seperate pad adjuster. cheers Yes sorry, i didn't read your post pro...
by gregoryoftours
16 Nov 2019, 12:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to identify hydraulic brakes with auto adjust for brake pad wear?
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: How to identify hydraulic brakes with auto adjust for brake pad wear?

Your biggest clue is age of the bike. It's very unlikely that you'll get offered a bike under at least 10 years old with hydraulic disc brakes that also have manual pad adjustment. And any bike around that age with hydros I'd be expecting to replace them in all probability. Only some very old models...
by gregoryoftours
15 Nov 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Giant e battery fitment - won't seal !
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Giant e battery fitment - won't seal !

That seal may have permanently deformed from being stuck in the wrong shape for a bit. I'd return the bike and get it sorted. May take a while for the dealer to get a replacement seal in though.
by gregoryoftours
15 Nov 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Motus grand tourer range
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Re: Motus grand tourer range

I have recently brought a Raleigh Motus grand tourer am very pleased with it use it for going to and from work and generally getting around just live going out on it . But I have a question relating to the control panel , when it is fully charged and the bike is on its lowest setting of eco mode th...
by gregoryoftours
15 Nov 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Shimano steps system
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Shimano steps system

I've riddden bikes with bosch active line, bosch performance line and shimano steps systems. Shimano steps has more poke than active line, possibly a bit more than performance line too although the difference between those two is less marked. Steps, although hardly noisy, is noticeably louder motor ...
by gregoryoftours
15 Nov 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike security
Replies: 39
Views: 2869

Re: Bike security

I rode past a bike stand outside an office building on my way in this morning. Locked to one of the Sheffield stands using one of those 2kg New York Fahgettaboudit Mini locks was the front wheel of a bike. Just the front wheel. I'm going out on a limb, but I suspect someone didn't think their locki...
by gregoryoftours
15 Nov 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wanted - Recommendations for a new 8 speed rear derailleur
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Wanted - Recommendations for a new 8 speed rear derailleur

I'm assuming these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/9-Speed-MTB-Mountain-Bike-Shadow-Rear-Derailleur-for-Shimano-Alivio-RD-M4000-New-/192972888289?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10 cheapos from HK are fakes. Aren't they? I'd be surprised if they are genuine. It would be interesting to try one out though, ...
by gregoryoftours
14 Nov 2019, 11:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Only 5Nm on a stem/handlebar clamp?
Replies: 57
Views: 1348

Re: Only 5Nm on a stem/handlebar clamp?

By the way bars that have a rough textured section where the stem clamps like these are designed to be installed without the need for carbon assembly paste.
by gregoryoftours
7 Oct 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Torino-Nice Rally?
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Torino-Nice Rally?

An amazing route! It was probably my favourite holiday so far. I did it in 2016 which I think was the first one. I used the gpx files and started a couple of weeks later than the official rally at a much more leisurely pace (and with a LOT more luggage!) the second half of September was ideal temper...
by gregoryoftours
22 Sep 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A rampant evil at large - Commuter Cyclists beware
Replies: 31
Views: 2936

Re: A rampant evil at large - Commuter Cyclists beware

The only bike I had stolen was from outside the cathedral in Sheffield city centre in the middle of the day. I left it there cabled to a signpost for about 20 minutes. CCTV footage was too low-res and far away to be of any help. It was just clear enough to show that the method used to break the comb...
by gregoryoftours
22 Sep 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: If Rotor Uno can do it, why can't Shimano or SRAM!
Replies: 29
Views: 1145

Re: If Rotor Uno can do it, why can't Shimano or SRAM!

Ive done it by blending two CS6800 cassettes. The easiest 5gears are fixed due to being rivetted together(2.3). Can't these also be split by filing the rivet heads off? if they are riveted to a 'spider' (carrier) then it is certainly going to be a PITA if not impossible cheers Oh yes, I assumed it ...
by gregoryoftours
22 Sep 2019, 9:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: If Rotor Uno can do it, why can't Shimano or SRAM!
Replies: 29
Views: 1145

Re: If Rotor Uno can do it, why can't Shimano or SRAM!

CXRAndy wrote:Ive done it by blending two CS6800 cassettes. The easiest 5gears are fixed due to being rivetted together(2.3).

Can't these also be split by filing the rivet heads off?
by gregoryoftours
22 Sep 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre recommendations again
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Tyre recommendations again

Panaracer Pasela are really nice and are what I use a fair bit. They are available in 1.5" but you have to shop around. If you're willing to go up to 1.75" there is still plenty of good choice in semi slick tyres. Have a look at planet X site, they often do tyres pretty cheap. They only ha...
by gregoryoftours
17 Sep 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First headset
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: First headset

Never ordered a headset before as previous frames always came with them. Does a complete headset kit from Cane Creek come with the scuff washer and thrust plate? Last headset was CK and all these items came with it but don't see them mentioned on CC website? You're a bit vague really, but assuming ...
by gregoryoftours
17 Sep 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Milano specialised mtb
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Milano specialised mtb

Nothing special but a solid and simple usable bike from I would say late 80s. They stopped using u brakes on MTBs for a reason, they are badly placed to pick up all sorts of crap from the road, and keep an eye on the pads on that same brake ( the rear u-brake) as they will dive up the rim toward the...