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by gregoryoftours
4 Feb 2019, 12:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front lights again
Replies: 40
Views: 3222

Re: Front lights again

Hi, New to post and not up to speed on all posts yet. I am struggling to get a light that has a cut off so you don't dazzle other users. The lidl one posted up post is what I have along with a spotlight on my head for better visibility at speed which I can direct into hedge when something come the ...
by gregoryoftours
4 Feb 2019, 12:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adjusting reach on 105 brifters?
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Adjusting reach on 105 brifters?

If you can't get hold of some left over in a bike shop aftermarket ones can be bought. I got some specialized branded ones (I think) for my 105 9sp stis.
by gregoryoftours
28 Jan 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight bike lock
Replies: 27
Views: 2573

Re: Lightweight bike lock

From that Amazon link:- Litelok weighs just 1.1 Kg (2.4 lbs) (My emphasis) Buy a heavier bike which might be less attractive to thieves and almost certainly cheaper. Oh yes, bloody hell! For that weight I'd just get a small good quality good brand d-lock, and just have to sort out a good way of mou...
by gregoryoftours
28 Jan 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight bike lock
Replies: 27
Views: 2573

Re: Lightweight bike lock

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Giant-Surelock-Air-Loop-Combination-Cable-Lock_68329.htm?sku=206271&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=CjwKCAiAyrXiBRAjEiwATI95makFsF5mWfJZoflgu99hruftZV0C5ovInMcdrs6uWWRQqTgGH_jighoC0jgQAvD_BwE Any views to how effective the...
by gregoryoftours
28 Jan 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Resale value of Btwin 500 Triban SE ( whole or parts )
Replies: 17
Views: 2146

Re: Resale value of Btwin 500 Triban SE ( whole or parts )

I'd take all nice bits off and put any original parts back on if you still have them, certainly sell the hope seat post and saddles separately, and Mavic wheels separately if you still have the original wheels. They are decent bikes but not desirable; those parts won't raise the price of the sale an...
by gregoryoftours
26 Jan 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 1873

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

Looks like I need to get down to Decathlon. Thanks for all the in depth replies. I'd pay a bit more for a significantly better quality wheel from Taylor's wheels as others have recommended. Stainless spokes and double walled eyeletted rim. Even the cheapest Shimano Dyno hubs are well sealed, much, ...
by gregoryoftours
26 Jan 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diamond Gauge
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Re: Diamond Gauge

At just over £3 on fleabay it's a good tool to own.
by gregoryoftours
26 Jan 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Unscrewing presta valve after pumping
Replies: 50
Views: 4170

Re: Unscrewing presta valve after pumping

Not strictly on point, but related; It's an occasional issue that Schrader valves can leak because the core is loose. Dust caps with integrated valve core tool are cheap:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2210585136
by gregoryoftours
13 Dec 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2563

Re: degreasing and regreasing

It looks like the manufacturers are targeting this "smartwasher" and the associated "environmental friendliness" at cyclists. https://www.rozone.co.uk/ https://www.rozone.co.uk/product-category/cleaning-machines/bike-workshops/ That's an 'interesting' video. I wonder how many of...
by gregoryoftours
13 Dec 2018, 1:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fuji touring bikes and Oxford touring bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1069

Re: Fuji touring bikes and Oxford touring bikes

If you look up Tom Allen's blogs re- cycle expeditions, it gives you a clue as to the thinking that goes behind the Oxford bikes. He worked in conjunction with that company to spec those bikes, after cycle expeditions through Africa and to Iran. So lots of sensible solid choices at a price that not ...
by gregoryoftours
13 Dec 2018, 12:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2563

Re: degreasing and regreasing

We have a rozone parts washer at work. I think they were originally developed to clean oil-slicked sea birds and work, as you say, on a microbial basis.They are extremely effective at completely stripping grease and gunk from parts with minimal time and effort. I wouldn't put any component with movi...
by gregoryoftours
12 Dec 2018, 11:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace Spokes On New Rim?
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Replace Spokes On New Rim?

If you have the time and inclination, conducting a like for like rim transplant on a front wheel is a good way to begin learning the dark arts of the wheelwright. I agree with this. It's very straightforward to re rim a wheel with the same rim, just tape the old and the new together and swap each s...
by gregoryoftours
11 Dec 2018, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable barrel adjuster
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Gear cable barrel adjuster

I only lost the barrel adjuster because I left it screwed into the shifter after the snapped cable was removed. It must have unscrewed whilst using my bike! It was still there after I removed the cable,before going to the shop for a replacement. But it was probably wound nearly all the way out as i...
by gregoryoftours
6 Dec 2018, 6:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just as good as Kool-Stop
Replies: 26
Views: 1383

Re: Just as good as Kool-Stop

bgnukem wrote:Not that easy to find Kool Stop salmons here in the UK though so might be tempted to try the BBB Tech/Tri-Stops.

Have you tried googling them?
by gregoryoftours
3 Dec 2018, 11:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo Lighting - fit and forget?
Replies: 132
Views: 7045

Re: Dynamo Lighting - fit and forget?

I'm not sure if I've posted in this thread already- I can't remember and I can't be bothered to search. But my B&M cyo-t lumotec IQ has been far from fit and forget. I would recommend dismantling on buying it and using silicone grease to seal it as well as possible before use. It might also be ...