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by LittleGreyCat
4 Jul 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Choosing a different 9 speed cassette - options?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Choosing a different 9 speed cassette - options?

There have been some very useful threads about choosing rear cog spacing (number of teeth) with a lot of advice which doesn't always agree. I've now started researching alternatives and would welcome some advice as I dive into multiple choice. The Spa Wayfarer comes as standard with an 11/32 but I o...
by LittleGreyCat
4 Jul 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore
Replies: 21
Views: 527

Re: Garmin Edge Explore

Should I ignore the Garmin Edge Explore or just work with its limitations? I have an Edge Explore, bought it at the same time as my bike. I have never used it to generate a route for me and I have no idea how good it is at this. I plan my cycle routes on cycle.travel because I like the way that it ...
by LittleGreyCat
2 Jul 2020, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently
Replies: 20
Views: 548

Re: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently

On the last couple of rides the FD has been reluctant to change up into the biggest ring. 3 * 9 transmission. New chain, 3rd time out, I think. First lubrication after factory improved things briefly but then the problem returned part way through the ride. Needless to say if you have recently been ...
by LittleGreyCat
29 Jun 2020, 5:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently
Replies: 20
Views: 548

Re: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently

could the chainrings have moved to the right for any reason? cheers Difficult to work out how. I will double check there is nothing adrift. I did remove and replace the bottom bracket as part of the general once over, but that was a while back and the gear change problem has only just manifested.
by LittleGreyCat
29 Jun 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently
Replies: 20
Views: 548

Re: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently

Well, it seems to have been the limit screw, associated with a slightly slack cable.. (1) Changed to lowest front cog, checked changing. Indexing went all the way up with 3 clicks for top gear but failed to change up to largest ring. (2) Changed down to lowest front cog, felt tension of cable with f...
by LittleGreyCat
28 Jun 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" MTB rear wheel 7 speed - any good deals?
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: 26" MTB rear wheel 7 speed - any good deals?

If it's 7 speed MTB freehub then it's most likely to be an OLN of 130 mm which is the same as 8/9 speed road hubs if you want to get a wheel built as 7 speed mtb hubs might be difficult to find. Waved a tape measure at it and it might be 135 - will take the wheel out and measure properly tomorrow. ...
by LittleGreyCat
28 Jun 2020, 8:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" MTB rear wheel 7 speed - any good deals?
Replies: 7
Views: 298

26" MTB rear wheel 7 speed - any good deals?

I'm looking for a rear wheel for my venerable MTB.
7 speed would be good.

There is so much choice out there I would be grateful for a pointer to quality at a sensible price.

Edit:

I assume double wall rims? Stronger?
Rim brake.
Freehub.
Quick release.
by LittleGreyCat
26 Jun 2020, 10:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Novice needing advice, please!
Replies: 26
Views: 884

Re: Novice needing advice, please!

2. What pedals? I don't fancy embarrassing myself by using clipless and falling over. I previously used toeclips and straps and now use one sided SPDs: yet more avoidance of single points of failure. But my wife uses bucket toe things (what do others call them?): Jonathan Jonathan, thanks, the peda...
by LittleGreyCat
25 Jun 2020, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently
Replies: 20
Views: 548

Re: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently

The screws on the FD are not adjusters. They are just "stops". They stop the FD from shifting the chain over the big ring or dropping off the small ring. As Paulatic suggests if it is a new problem then cable or the FD has moved. Another slightly possible answer is the chain is worn. A wo...
by LittleGreyCat
25 Jun 2020, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of maintenance (after a period of not)
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: The perils of maintenance (after a period of not)

Thanks.
Noting the strong emotional attachment.

Any pointers to a good place to buy a new 26" wheel with a 7 speed cassette?
by LittleGreyCat
25 Jun 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently
Replies: 20
Views: 548

Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently

On the last couple of rides the FD has been reluctant to change up into the biggest ring. 3 * 9 transmission. I have STI shifters and what looks like a knurled adjuster (but it may just be an end for the outer) where tube down shifters would be. If so, should I be twiddling the adjuster or twiddling...
by LittleGreyCat
23 Jun 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Accurate method of micro adjustment to saddle height?
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: Accurate method of micro adjustment to saddle height?

scottg wrote:Abbey Tools make "Fit Kit" not related to the old Fit Kit.
A repeatable saddle setup fixture.

https://www.abbeybiketools.com/collecti ... saddle-fit


{Cough} how much? :shock:
by LittleGreyCat
23 Jun 2020, 1:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Accurate method of micro adjustment to saddle height?
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Accurate method of micro adjustment to saddle height?

Unless you have a seat post with a scale etched into it (like a ruler) it seems very difficult to remember exactly where the post was before you released the clamp. If you want to go up slightly I suppose you could use tape to mark the position and then move up in small increments, but how do you me...
by LittleGreyCat
23 Jun 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of maintenance (after a period of not)
Replies: 3
Views: 354

The perils of maintenance (after a period of not)

Following on from cleaning chains and stuff on my new(ish) Spa Wayfarer and using the ultrasonic cleaner I thought I ought to give my ancient MTB the once over. Firstly I used the Park chain cleaner which seemed to bring the chain up reasonably well. Re-lubed it and refitted it and suddenly changes ...
by LittleGreyCat
20 Jun 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Are you going camping when they open up on 4th July?
Replies: 179
Views: 4993

Re: Are you going camping when they open up on 4th July?

I hope to go camping soon after 4th July (if the sites are open).
Which is on topic. :D
However we will be going in the car. :lol: