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by aquilo
7 Dec 2020, 7:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur adjustment query
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Front derailleur adjustment query

Thanks for the suggestions, will have a further play. It's how you learn isn't it.
Cheers
by aquilo
6 Dec 2020, 3:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur adjustment query
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Front derailleur adjustment query

Hi I've just replaced the front derailleur cable on a Tiagra triple group set. These are the version where the shifters have the one small lever on the inside side of the hoods instead of two levers out front. It changes up fine but when I try to shift down from the big cog to the middle cog the sma...
by aquilo
22 Aug 2020, 7:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing disks and pads
Replies: 29
Views: 930

Re: Changing disks and pads

[if you ride a lot in the wet and the mud most varieties of organic pads can wear at alarmingly high speed. How fast? Think of doing all four pads in one day's gravel/MTBing, about that fast.] That’s interesting, I’m on 3700km since last set of organic pads on the road bike, still going strong and r...
by aquilo
21 Aug 2020, 11:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing disks and pads
Replies: 29
Views: 930

Re: Changing disks and pads

Hi I had the noisy pads problem, unfortunately in the Alps and descending was distinctly embarrassing with the amount of noise they made. Certainly turned heads as I passed. Anyway solution was to change from sintered pads to organic. Since then silence (apart from the initial engagement on occasion...
by aquilo
5 Jul 2020, 8:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Munich to Venice
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Munich to Venice

Thanks for the respond pal. It would have been unlikely if anyone would have done both, but great to get some info on one of the options,
Cheers
by aquilo
28 Jun 2020, 6:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Raid Dolomite or Corsica?
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Raid Dolomite or Corsica?

Hi all Is late May to early for the Raid Dolomites from Thonon les Bains to Trieste? I realise it's not a precise science, but what are the then feelings on cols in Switzerland and the Dolomites being open? I'm thinking too early but hoping someone says no problem:) Otherwise it's gong to be Corsica...
by aquilo
27 Jun 2020, 8:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Munich to Venice
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Munich to Venice

Hi, thinking of doing this next year.
There are two versions of the initial leg from Munich, an east and a west version. Does anyone know the pros and cons of either? Both seem pretty similar in profile, just wondering if one was more scenic or different to the other?

Cheers
by aquilo
10 Sep 2018, 7:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Altura Vortex Ultralite Panniers
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Re: Altura Vortex Ultralite Panniers

Hi Not tried the Altura ones but have used the Arkle ones on three Channel to Med Tours and a JOGLE with no problems. No leaks and never fallen off. The Velcro attachment system is very secure and robust compared to any plastic attachments. The weight saving over Ortliebs is huge, they are I agree s...
by aquilo
12 Mar 2018, 8:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back from Sete
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Getting back from Sete

Train from Narbonne to Bordeaux then Paris and onto UK. You can take bike in one piece to Paris on this route but can't up the east side of France. Cheap ibis by station in Bordeaux if needed.
by aquilo
7 Feb 2018, 2:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Auvergne cycle routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: Auvergne cycle routes

Just to add, don’t miss a ride across the high Cantal area towards Mont Dor, second link above. Then take a ride up to the Col de Guery. Was going to post a picture but it would spoil the surprise.

Cheers
by aquilo
7 Feb 2018, 2:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Auvergne cycle routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: Auvergne cycle routes

Hi Cycled there from St Malo in Mid April hoping to cross the Pas de Peyrol , but it was still closed in April, should be fine in July. Nice ride up from Salers, great views, in fact a stunning place overall. Finished in Clermont Ferrand and train home. Nice cycling to get there, some great gorges s...
by aquilo
5 Jul 2017, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: That damn disc brake squeal again
Replies: 39
Views: 1591

Re: That damn disc brake squeal again

Hi
Had similar problem, in fact so bad going downhill that sometimes I would turn around and go back uphill it was so embarrassing!

Went through same process as you have, but what did it was changing to organic pads not scintered.

Worked for me, silence now. Good luck
by aquilo
21 Jun 2017, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Strange noise
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Strange noise

Yes it does continue when not sat in the seat . So not looking like a seat post area issue.

Anyway I need to get some miles in for LEL so The commuting bike will have to do some more work until I can get LBS to take a look.

Thanks for all the suggestions, much appreciated
by aquilo
19 Jun 2017, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Strange noise
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Strange noise

Hi Thanks for the responses. It happens in all gears and I agree it does not have to be the drivetrain and I've looked at an tightened lots of other things like seat post etc. But the fact that is so unequivocally happening only when I pedal forward or back seems to suggest drive train. Could be rea...
by aquilo
18 Jun 2017, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Strange noise
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Strange noise

Its a bit of a tale this but it begins touring in France when bike began making lots of clanking and clicking noises from drive chain somewhere. Very loud and noticiable to other cyclists. Anyway trip to LBS and new hollow tech BB. First ride no change, back to LBS and a different BB (same type as w...