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by chris_suffolk
20 Sep 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow cycling, bad experience
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Slow cycling, bad experience

Can't comment directly on whether being slower makes a difference, as I (like you) would normally cycle at a reasonably quick pace. However, it sort of makes sense, as (I'm guessing and generalising here) slow = cautionary = novice = uncertain (etc), and thus I can quite see that drivers would see s...
by chris_suffolk
16 Sep 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you help me diagnose a knocking sound as I peddle
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Can you help me diagnose a knocking sound as I peddle

Sounds like bottom bracket to me, had the same symptoms on a couple of bikes. Could never feel any roughness in the cranks, but once I took the bearings out they were clearly rough and needed replacing.
by chris_suffolk
15 Sep 2020, 9:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: Disc Brake Pads

On a related, but slightly seperate note, the spring is marked R and L, so has an orientaion. Now, I don't doubt that it should be the right way round, but try as I might I can see no difference between the two ways round - the spring is completely symmetrical so far as I can tell and so are the pad...
by chris_suffolk
15 Sep 2020, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: Disc Brake Pads

Duplicate post
by chris_suffolk
14 Sep 2020, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: Disc Brake Pads

So,

I've got deore M6000 calipers. Disco only seems to M525 and M555. Is this a case of shimano numbering, and the M525 is the right one, or do they just not stock my pads?

Confused
by chris_suffolk
14 Sep 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: Disc Brake Pads

Ahh, my bad !
by chris_suffolk
14 Sep 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: Disc Brake Pads

freeflow wrote:Goto disco brakes. Review their categorisation of the range of pads they sell. Choose the best match for your needs. I was quite happy with the Kevlar or copper free pads.


Have you got a link, as googling 'disc brakes' finds rather a lot
by chris_suffolk
10 Sep 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can't solve this one.
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Can't solve this one.

By 'modern compact' I assume you mean external BB (hollowtech). Any space for shims on the drive side crank axle? Will push the front cogs out a touch and improve the chainline.
by chris_suffolk
5 Sep 2020, 1:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat pin slippage
Replies: 29
Views: 841

Re: Seat pin slippage

Mine used to do the same, despite being all parts supplied as new with the bike. I ended up making a tiny shim from an old Coke can, so slip under the clamp / collar as it seemed (despite being fully tight) that the collar was just that tiny bit too big. I also have to tighten way beyond what I thin...
by chris_suffolk
27 Aug 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition for trespass
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Petition for trespass

interesting to see the geography of the petitioners on this... https://petitionmap.unboxedconsulting.com/?petition=300139 Highest response rates in Wales, West Country, South Pennines, and southern Lake District. cheers, Keith Perhaps because that's where people wild camp the most, and will now fac...
by chris_suffolk
27 Aug 2020, 2:16pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: 1st Wild camp of the year North Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: 1st Wild camp of the year North Wales

Sounds like you had a great time. Shame that (maybe) in 10 days time wild camping will be a criminal offence if the Govt gets its' way over trespass laws.
by chris_suffolk
24 Aug 2020, 7:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reduced Speed Limits
Replies: 80
Views: 2198

Re: Reduced Speed Limits

The technology is already there, we were test driving a car a few weeks back and it knew what the speed limit was for what ever road I was on, it was capable of controlling my speed on adaptive cruise so surely it would be simple enough to limit your speed to whatever the limit was on that road. Ju...
by chris_suffolk
24 Aug 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition for trespass
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Petition for trespass

Petition against making trespass a criminal offence

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300139/
by chris_suffolk
19 Aug 2020, 7:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2803

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

Had a similar experience a couple of years back with an open top sports car 'impressing' the G/F / Wife / Mistress.~ Stopped and asked what the issues was, as there was nowhere for me to pull over safely. G/F must have had a word, as he stopped and didn't follow me again, even though was in 'such a ...
by chris_suffolk
17 Aug 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing disks and pads
Replies: 29
Views: 868

Re: Changing disks and pads

New to discs myself, but this link suggests minimum pad thickness of 0.9mm

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/disc-brake-pad-removal-installation

and this one suggests 0.5mm

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/si/SI-8J50A-002-ENG.pdf