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by Dave855
6 Mar 2018, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I wire this front derailleur?
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: How do I wire this front derailleur?

Fantastic advice as ever, thanks all.

I just thought it didn't look right, but will cut the cable just beyond the hex bolt as suggested
by Dave855
4 Mar 2018, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I wire this front derailleur?
Replies: 9
Views: 598

How do I wire this front derailleur?

I'm sure this is really simple but the more I look at it, the more I get confused.

Can anyone tell me how to route the gear cable (top pull) on this thing (I expect I've done it wrong)?

Thanks very much, Dave
by Dave855
2 Jun 2017, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My first wheel build....one year later
Replies: 6
Views: 2561

Re: My first wheel build....one year later

Brucey, thank you so much for the insight and for putting my mind at rest that my rim isn't going to give way beneath me on a fast descent whilst fully loaded. I was convinced I had gone wrong somewhere in the building process but if it's most likely just corrosion from winter salt, I'll happily put...
by Dave855
2 Jun 2017, 12:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My first wheel build....one year later
Replies: 6
Views: 2561

My first wheel build....one year later

Just over a year ago, with help of the kind people on this forum and instruction from the 'Wheel building Pro' book, I proudly built my first pair of wheels. I've been riding on them ever since including some fully loaded tours and they've remained completely true. However, whilst inflating my rear ...
by Dave855
9 Sep 2016, 6:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long Haul Trucker-sizing with straight bars
Replies: 15
Views: 2559

Re: Long Haul Trucker-sizing with straight bars

Apologies for the delayed response. I've been playing around with my current bike (Dawes Sardar) to try and get a better fit. This has involved fitting a steerer tube extender, replacing the 100mm riser stem with a 130mm adjustable stem and fitting a seat post with more layback. The improvement to c...
by Dave855
31 Aug 2016, 10:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long Haul Trucker-sizing with straight bars
Replies: 15
Views: 2559

Re: Long Haul Trucker-sizing with straight bars

Thanks for all the advice and offers of test rides. I'll be honest, I 'm still struggling to make my mind up. My inseam of 91cm seems quite long for somebody of my height-presumably a knock on effect of this will mean that I also have a relatively short reach (seems reasonable to assume this, given ...
by Dave855
30 Aug 2016, 8:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long Haul Trucker-sizing with straight bars
Replies: 15
Views: 2559

Long Haul Trucker-sizing with straight bars

Hi all- hoping for some knowledgeable advice from some Surly Long Haul Trucker riders- particularly those using straight bars. Or from anybody with a good understanding of the LHT frame geometry. I'm looking to build a new bike using the LHT frameset (26" wheels) and trying to establish which f...
by Dave855
18 Mar 2016, 8:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 3939

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

Rob-I went for the E Werk for a number of reasons (price, non integrated USB, ability to adjust the current) but I don't think there is much between the E Werk and the Sinewave products. I've mounted the E Werk under my stem and I'll be keeping the cache battery in my handlebar bag. The Portapow bat...
by Dave855
7 Mar 2016, 8:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 3939

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

Bikes4two- I've received a lot of great advice on the subject and have decided on using an E Werk combined with a Portapow battery pack that supports trickle charging. I'll be using a Son 28 dynamo. I haven't tested it all out yet but that's the plan.

Dave
by Dave855
21 Feb 2016, 10:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 3939

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

Thanks for your thoughts- I have trawled through all the old threads with similar content but I'm struggling to find a straight answer to this question.... Can the E Werk be utilised to harvest more power from a dynamo hub than other USB based chargers such as the Sinewave Revolution/Reactor, specif...
by Dave855
19 Feb 2016, 8:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 3939

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

I'm planning to use a Sinewave charger (although I haven't bought it yet) rather than an E Werk. I was seriously considering the E Werk but decided I probably wouldn't make use of the different settings as most gadgets (including cache batteries) seem to readily charge from a USB socket. Am I missin...
by Dave855
18 Feb 2016, 9:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 3939

Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

Anyone know of a reliable battery that charges well from a hub dynamo. The Anker ones seem popular but apparently they won't trickle charge at low speeds so unless you have a particularly high average speed (which I don't) I don't think they are up to the job. Other options I've come across are Lime...
by Dave855
11 Feb 2016, 11:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: E Werk, Revolution or Reactor
Replies: 21
Views: 2512

Re: E Werk, Revolution or Reactor

Agreed-there are limited options on the market and as long as the device you choose does what you require then that is all that really matters. For me, the choice is between the E Werk and any of the alternatives. The E Werk is unique in what it can do whereas the alternatives will all do much the s...
by Dave855
9 Feb 2016, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spoke tension for 26" Sputnik rims
Replies: 30
Views: 2728

Re: spoke tension for 26" Sputnik rims

I was looking at the number below....oops! Thank you both
by Dave855
9 Feb 2016, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spoke tension for 26" Sputnik rims
Replies: 30
Views: 2728

Re: spoke tension for 26" Sputnik rims

I'm in the final stages of building a rear Sputnik wheel (sapim race non drive side and sapim strong drive side) and struggling with the spoke tension. I have the Park tool but according to the chart the deflection readings translate differently to those described in earlier posts. I currently have ...