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by RJS
28 Aug 2019, 10:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Totnes: the curious and remarkable Escher town of England where you can only cycle uphill
Replies: 18
Views: 3466

Re: Totnes: the curious and remarkable Escher town of England where you can only cycle uphill

Talking about Totnes, John Dodson, local cyclist, has an exhibition at Birdwood House this week.
Cheers.
Rob.
by RJS
2 Jul 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10-50 cassette
Replies: 83
Views: 2990

Re: 10-50 cassette

Up hill on my 22x36 today, overtaken by a runner, again :oops: :lol: Couldn't match me down the other side, (30 +) :lol:
Cheers.
Rob.
by RJS
1 Jul 2019, 11:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10-50 cassette
Replies: 83
Views: 2990

Re: 10-50 cassette

I get down too 2.5 mph on a 22x36 gear on a 700x35 wheel, it would be easier with a few more teeth on the cassette, but I don't want to go too 10 speed.
Cheers.
Rob.
by RJS
20 Mar 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek 4400 fork swap
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: Trek 4400 fork swap

Thanks Hamster and Brucey, a bit of thinking outside the box there 8)
by RJS
19 Mar 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek 4400 fork swap
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Trek 4400 fork swap

I have a Trek 4400 with a cheep suspension fork, haven't used it for years; thought I might use it on the road with a ridged fork, any suggestions for a suitable swap; I guess some new head races as well.
Cheers.
Rob.
by RJS
1 Sep 2018, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New model or old faithful?
Replies: 51
Views: 1568

Re: New model or old faithful?

I was under the understanding that right handed people put their left foot down, the majority of people; left handers put the right foot down, except for a few awkward people like me, right handed and put my right foot down. Mother-in-law is left handed, she pushes her bike from the right hand side....
by RJS
29 Aug 2018, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro V brake
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Tektro V brake

Thanks Brucey,
ah, the the yoke, at least I know the name now :) We've reshaped it once, it's not perfect, hence why we wanted to replace it. Cheers.
Rob.
by RJS
29 Aug 2018, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro V brake
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Tektro V brake

Thanks Brucey, The bike is up in Exeter, I'm going to have to go up and have another look. Anyway, I've found pictures of a Tektro brakes on line and the bore on all models' I think is straight through, it certainly is on a TK857,(which is bushed), ours is a TK837. I've seen a pair of RM4s, new, for...
by RJS
28 Aug 2018, 11:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro V brake
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Tektro V brake

Hi random37,
sorry, have never managed to do pictures on here. Perhaps to explain the problem better I should say that when we mount the Shimano one on the post (on the fork leg) it bottoms out, say, 3mm before it reaches the shoulder.
Thanks.
Rob.
by RJS
28 Aug 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro V brake
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Tektro V brake

Hi all, sons girl friend has a Giant Liv Alight 2 [2016], with Tektro TK837 V bakes, the front one has got damaged, we bought a replacement, deciding on a Shimano; one when we came to fit it the internal bore, which goes over the boss on the forks was far to shallow, we want to be sure the next one ...
by RJS
22 Aug 2018, 8:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's a good family tandem?
Replies: 42
Views: 1382

Re: What's a good family tandem?

How about a TandemTwoesday/Traveller from Bike Friday, lots of scope for adjustability, much roomier on the back than the Circe Helios, not cheap though.
Cheers. Rob.
by RJS
13 Aug 2018, 9:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: getting a bike size for Mrs FW
Replies: 22
Views: 672

Re: getting a bike size for Mrs FW

Secondhand Bike Friday ? But they're not cheap
Cheers. Rob.
by RJS
13 Aug 2018, 4:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 70
Views: 3356

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

Sure, out with friends yesterday, a bit wet :o , but not cold, I was happy, better than being stuck indoors, Mrs RJS may have found me work to do :shock: :wink:
Cheers. Rob.
by RJS
12 Jun 2018, 9:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cleat system dilema
Replies: 21
Views: 852

Re: Cleat systen dilema

I use ATAC's the only down side is the newer versions run a plain bearing which I don't think is serviceable.
Cheers.
Rob.
by RJS
19 May 2018, 11:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing crank for begginer!
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Replacing crank for begginer!

By all means replace the crank, but the damaged crank can be helicoiled, if you want to save the crank; some LBS will have the tool, or you can buy the necessary to do it yourself, but probably not cost effective.
Cheers.
Rob.