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by johnb
26 Jul 2012, 12:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Todays photo..
Replies: 62
Views: 29234

Re: Today photo's.

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Rush hour in Ireland
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The Mourne Mountains
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Sunset In Warrenpoint
by johnb
25 Jul 2012, 11:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatposts, layback, and a daft idea
Replies: 115
Views: 16424

Re: Seatposts, layback, and a daft idea

seatpost3 .jpg what about this one? http://freshtripe.co.uk/Freshtripe/Seats%20%26%20Seatposts_files/Nitto%20S84.jpg Nitto S84 CrMo Bit pricey but looks good. [edit also found this; http://media.thehubsa.co.za/forum/uploads/monthly_05_2012/post-615-0-38456200-1336637561.jpg ] cheers Brucey, That te...
by johnb
25 Jul 2012, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed chain wear - what to do?
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: 10 speed chain wear - what to do?

Person wrote.
Not much advice on chain wear though?


I can't really offer you advice on chain wear as I use 9 speed and alternate two chains at 500 mile intervals which is entirely different to the way you carry out your chain maintenance.
by johnb
25 Jul 2012, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed chain wear - what to do?
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: 10 speed chain wear - what to do?

The Mechanic wrote:Just changing the chain should not require any adjustment.


I can't say whether others need to adjust their rear mech barrel adjuster but I do.
by johnb
25 Jul 2012, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatposts, layback, and a daft idea
Replies: 115
Views: 16424

Re: Seatposts, layback, and a daft idea

I've used one of the Thompson laybacks - astonishing quality! Having fitted one recently I fully agree with you. Thompsons seatpost offered me the amount of layback I needed which is more than the Velo Orange layback seatpost and the System EX which I had fitted and the degree of adjustment it offe...
by johnb
25 Jul 2012, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed chain wear - what to do?
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: 10 speed chain wear - what to do?

Brucey wrote:
johnb wrote:I thought rear indexing was achieved by barrel adjustment.


on all the other geasr, yes, on top gear, typically no; the gear cable is slack and the mech is against the stop screw. That is what it is there for.

cheers


When you say stop screw, do you mean the " a tension screw"?
by johnb
25 Jul 2012, 8:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed chain wear - what to do?
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: 10 speed chain wear - what to do?

That's how I understand it Mick. For the purpose of a chain change where the limit screws are already set correctly I have never had to adjust anything other than the barrel adjuster.
by johnb
24 Jul 2012, 11:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatposts, layback, and a daft idea
Replies: 115
Views: 16424

Re: Seatposts, layback, and a daft idea

Did you try Sjs cycles.
by johnb
24 Jul 2012, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cable Cutters
Replies: 10
Views: 2093

Re: Cable Cutters

If you can extend your budget a few pound Parker have the Park Tool for £23.75, quality cutters.

http://www.parker-international.co.uk/1 ... utter.html
by johnb
24 Jul 2012, 10:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed chain wear - what to do?
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: 10 speed chain wear - what to do?

I thought rear indexing was achieved by barrel adjustment. http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/workshop-shifting-problems-20350/ http://sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html Anytime I change a chain I release the cable from the rear mech, screw in barrel adjuster fully then back it off a half ...
by johnb
24 Jul 2012, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cantilver brakes that work!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3737

Re: cantilver brakes that work!!!

Tektro rl520 levers + bar end shifters + V brakes = better than cantis :D or could it be; Tektro rl520 levers + bar end shifters + V brakes = about ten times the price/faff of a single mini-V brake? :shock: :shock: the 'best' solution usually depends on where you start from, doesn't it? cheers And ...
by johnb
24 Jul 2012, 10:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which bike to better my Trek 7.3fx?
Replies: 14
Views: 6564

Re: Which bike to better my Trek 7.3fx?

I'd like a proper touring bicycle, designed for going long distances on the road, lighter than the trek (they do seem to be quite heavy!!), fast and comfortable! I'd most likely be using the bike for lighter day rides throughout the year so to make it worth getting another bike it needs to be whizz...
by johnb
24 Jul 2012, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: snyper rims cracking at spoke eyelets
Replies: 16
Views: 1862

Re: snyper rims cracking at spoke eyelets

We had some rims on here (can't remember what?) that were cracking round all the driveside rear eyelets, that was a rim problem. . There was a thread with DRC rim failure and many threads on the Mavic A319/A719/Open Pro Rim eyelet failures that lead to a lot of tourers and Audaxers moving to Rigida...
by johnb
23 Jul 2012, 8:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whether this is a crack in my frame
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

Re: Whether this is a crack in my frame

If the OP cannot form a definitive opinion when he can physically inspect it I think the only safe opinion to be offered is that of JohnW to have it independently examined.