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by ridesurlys
11 Jul 2015, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 780
Views: 163556

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

I have just made a silly purchase I think of an alfine 11 genesis latitude. The bike seemed fine but when home it slipped in first. Unfortunately now I cant seem to get gears 9,8,4,3 and 1. Is this due to being really fiddly to adjust or like my bike shop said its knackerd? Thanks for any help
by ridesurlys
30 Mar 2015, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GARMIN TOURING
Replies: 16
Views: 2096

GARMIN TOURING

Im new to this tech and rubbish with computers. How do I upload a route to this thing. I have created a course. If I then press to button send to device. It tells me I need to download garmin express. which I do. ( 6 times now) Then It tells me to update maps which I do. That has failed 9 times over...
by ridesurlys
26 Dec 2014, 7:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front racks
Replies: 13
Views: 1709

Re: Front racks

You could look at the thule pack and pedal. Or old man moutain racks. If you can find a deal they will be worth a look
by ridesurlys
16 Dec 2014, 10:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain dropping off jockey wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 456

chain dropping off jockey wheels

Im working on a friends bike and getting a problem i have never had before. In big ring at the front and top three at the rear the chain comes of the jockey wheels and rubs on the cage jamming the drive chain. I know its an extreme gear but normally road bikes can do this. What would be the next thi...
by ridesurlys
10 Nov 2014, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: China to UK ride
Replies: 13
Views: 2045

Re: China to UK ride

As far as I can tell. They are both the same material with the QL1 fitting system. The city are lighter at 1520g to 1900 of the classics. But the classics have an internal pouch, the shoulder carry strap and the compression strap in the centre which will link up with a rack pack. I havent seen a set...
by ridesurlys
10 Nov 2014, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gore bike wear
Replies: 5
Views: 1494

Gore bike wear

I have gore paclite trousers and jacket. They are a few years old and are starting to get saturated. What is the best way of reproofing. Just tried nikwax but doesnt seem great. Any info or techniques appreciated as cant afford to replace these. Thanks
by ridesurlys
18 Jun 2014, 10:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My Surly LHT - almost finished!
Replies: 21
Views: 7303

Re: My Surly LHT - almost finished!

I used a rear one and tubus front. Worked well but couldent use the spoke holder
by ridesurlys
18 Jun 2014, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mtb rear derailler and compact chainset
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

Re: mtb rear derailler and compact chainset

Yeah will add a new chain. Thanks for the help
by ridesurlys
18 Jun 2014, 8:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My Surly LHT - almost finished!
Replies: 21
Views: 7303

Re: My Surly LHT - almost finished!

Just flicked through and panicked. Someone mentioned kickstands. I fitted a esge pletcher twin leg and i crushed the chainstays. Dont do it.
by ridesurlys
18 Jun 2014, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mtb rear derailler and compact chainset
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

mtb rear derailler and compact chainset

Just checking if my theory works and what if any problems people experienced. I have got a 9 speed tiagra compact at the moment with a 28 rear cassette. I was planning on putting a 32 on the rear with a deore long cage rear derailleur. Will this be as simple as a swap or am i missing something. Thanks
by ridesurlys
20 Apr 2014, 8:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Munda Biddi Trail (Western Australia) - Albany to Donnybrook
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: Munda Biddi Trail (Western Australia) - Albany to Donnyb

I rode this trail mundaring to manjimup and denmark to albany in 2012/13. it is an amazing trail and well worth a trip