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by gregoryoftours
18 Feb 2020, 10:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nature hike Ali express tents
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Nature hike Ali express tents

Hi there, New to the forum and bikepacking, I have been recommended a nature hike tent as a starter tent, and seen some in good ol Ali express does any one have experience buying from them and know if they are genuine or not? Thanks in advance Ash Personally I'd go 2 man unless it's a very spacious...
by gregoryoftours
18 Feb 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Belfast to Giants Causeway
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Belfast to Giants Causeway

I cycled the coast up from Belfast in March 2017 using route described in the Ireland cycling cicerone guide, now out of print. Have sent you a PM. Route was pretty quiet.
by gregoryoftours
18 Feb 2020, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rubbing noise from hydraulic brake pads
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Rubbing noise from hydraulic brake pads

It's likely that the rotor is a tiny bit out of true, most rotors are just a little. You can try noting the portion of rotor that's rubbing and which side it's rubbing on and try pushing on it a little to bend the other way with your thumb (degrease the rotor afterwards), or use a clean adjustable w...
by gregoryoftours
17 Feb 2020, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Project C16R
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Project C16R

I have a thing for old steel oranges and have a couple of clockworks and a p7. Also the only bike I ever had stolen was a nice old clockwork in the colour scheme of your bike. Here's an interesting thread on C16r, and some beautiful bikes! http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=182...
by gregoryoftours
17 Feb 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rubbing noise from hydraulic brake pads
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Rubbing noise from hydraulic brake pads

Ha, welcome to the world of hydro disc brakes! If re-seating the wheel in the dropouts doesn't work you might have tweaked the lever while the wheel was out as already mentioned, in which case you carefully twist your largest (and cleanest) flat blade screwdriver in between the pads to push the pist...
by gregoryoftours
17 Feb 2020, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimming freehubs
Replies: 10
Views: 1177

Re: Shimming freehubs

Thanks, I'll give that a go when I next have to, I'd rather leave them in place unless necessary to remove them. I've pushed the seals back in with a socket before but never thought to start them off loose in that way too.
by gregoryoftours
10 Feb 2020, 11:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimming freehubs
Replies: 10
Views: 1177

Re: Shimming freehubs

Brucey wrote:There are various tricks for removing and replacing the dust cap in the freehub body.

Do you have any tips for reliably removing these? I can do it ok for some but it's by no means guaranteed, and it's hard to get the ones with a thin rubber skirt out without damage.
by gregoryoftours
10 Feb 2020, 11:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for workstand
Replies: 19
Views: 917

Re: recommendation for workstand

I would recommend Minoura RS5000. I have the earlier RS3000 and it's very good quality and sturdy with good qr main clamp jaws. Better than the Feedback stands we use at work. IME if good quality, the forked 2 foot models are more stable than the tripod designs, and the slight forward lean of the ma...
by gregoryoftours
23 Jan 2020, 11:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Next Bike Purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Next Bike Purchase

Personally I'd buy cheap wheels with a substantial rim for the winter. Regular cleaning of the rim / pads will help too.
by gregoryoftours
23 Jan 2020, 10:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maintenance Books
Replies: 17
Views: 2136

Re: Maintenance Books

I quite like the Zinn books, both MTB and road. Enthusiastic descriptions, and comic book sound effects to the charming but clear hand-drawn diagrams (thwack, sloosh etc!). They cover bike parts from pretty old to modern. Park book isn't bad, certainly not as entertaining though. The enthusiasm of R...
by gregoryoftours
23 Jan 2020, 10:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any recs for a Bike-Hire-Shop : NE coast Mallorca (Can Picafort)
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Any recs for a Bike-Hire-Shop : NE coast Mallorca (Can Picafort)

I had a good experience renting from Mallorca bike hire in port de pollença: Mallorca Bike Hire | Mallorca Cycle Hire Carrer de la Gola, 22, 07470 Port de Pollença, Illes Balears, Spain +44 7460 279744 https://maps.app.goo.gl/m6ZG7DfqoAgDokqg8 Not the cheapest but bike was in good condition and well...
by gregoryoftours
20 Jan 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: headset reinstallation
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: headset reinstallation

It looks like your upper part of the headset is semi integrated. It's a bit hard to see the exact shape of all the parts clearly but I would expect the upper assembly to go together in this order IMG_20200120_203954.jpg :assuming that the upper bearing is already in the top of the headtube 1 goes be...
by gregoryoftours
18 Jan 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 7663

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

More capable off-road than a touring bike, less designed for full load bearing, greater tyre clearance than many touring bikes, disk brakes, often 1x gearing. Tyres fitted as standard will be more cyclo-cross nobbly tread pattern than semi slick touring style. More fashionable than a touring bike, o...
by gregoryoftours
18 Jan 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Entry Level v More advanced bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1257

Re: Entry Level v More advanced bike

As plenty of people have said the cost of the bike is far from the top of the list for the biggest improvement but if you're also taking care of all the other stuff (eg aero position, training) then of course a suitable lighter/better quality (much more expensive) bike set up in the same way will ma...
by gregoryoftours
17 Jan 2020, 9:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves for cycling
Replies: 33
Views: 1425

Re: Gloves for cycling

Windproof and relatively thin on the palm are the most important things for me. Some of the decathlon ones are good in this regard, also have Craft. The px lobster claw ones are very warm but a bit unwieldy. If you really want to go over the top get some pogies for really cold weather. I got some ch...