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by grani
4 Feb 2016, 7:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: disc brake caliper rubbing against spokes
Replies: 17
Views: 2993

Re: disc brake caliper rubbing against spokes

Solved this exact problem permanently with my Spyre and PD-8 hub with a disc spacer (washer). It is the most sensible and simple decision. I did not have nearly enough adjustment in the caliper to move it enough sideways to clear the spokes.
by grani
14 Dec 2015, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MOUNTAIN BIKE DISC BRAKES ETC £50
Replies: 40
Views: 3151

Re: MOUNTAIN BIKE DISC BRAKES ETC £50 @ TESCO

irc wrote:As they claim it is
Built to tackle challenging terrains
I think you are all just being picky. I'm buying two!!
I think you misunderstood what kind of terrain. It is certainly designed for the inhabitants of a very particular type of urban jungle. Not enough street cred for me unfortunately!
by grani
13 Dec 2015, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2121

Re: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?

The organic pads can be effective but they can wear incredibly quickly depending on use.
by grani
11 Dec 2015, 2:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.
Replies: 28
Views: 1869

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Will ICE build it with whatever rim you want?
by grani
10 Dec 2015, 8:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.
Replies: 28
Views: 1869

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Did you order the SON from SJS?
by grani
10 Dec 2015, 7:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.
Replies: 28
Views: 1869

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

I have bought lights, wheels and dynamos from them and they have been good. Relatively fast delivery.
by grani
9 Dec 2015, 12:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2121

Re: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?

Sounds like a good plan to me. Try to make sure they do a good job and adjust both the inner and outer pad. There are other brakes that only require the outer pad to be adjusted so I would not be surprised if that was the assumption made by a mechanic not familiar with the Spyres. Maybe I am just pa...
by grani
9 Dec 2015, 11:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2121

Re: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?

No worries - just to let you know that the inner bolt can be very difficult to move if you have never adjusted it. I thought I was going to break it when I did it but it came good in the end. I would recommend you remove wheels the first time you do it. After that it should be easy.
by grani
9 Dec 2015, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2121

Re: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?

The main thing is adjusting for wear by moving the pads inwards. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r8WrWis_JGs

Complete installation and adjustment is of course a bit more involved but once they are set up (as I hope the bike shop did) you should only really worry about wear.
by grani
9 Dec 2015, 10:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2121

Re: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?

The original organic pads that came with my Spyres were very quiet but wore out quickly. I tend to favour the rear so the that one wore out in around 2000 miles. I replaced it with Aztec sintered pads and both performance and wear rate improved. The noise did unfortunately increase but it is tolerab...
by grani
8 Dec 2015, 12:25pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.
Replies: 28
Views: 1869

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

SJS has these http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/mobile/schmi ... prod26520/.

The price does put me off a bit but I am very tempted.
by grani
8 Dec 2015, 9:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pair of d locks with same key
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Pair of d locks with same key

Just in case anyone is curious about this I can report that I spoke to my LBS that sells Abus locks and they called the distributor to check. Abus are indeed able to provide this service for some of their locks. The added cost of the locks is 10-20% and the lead time is approx. 4 weeks as they need ...
by grani
7 Dec 2015, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just checking about ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Just checking about ebay

Certainly does sound like your account has been hacked and I would try to get through ebay support to regain access. My immediate worry would be the PayPal account but things are a bit better now that they separate companies.
by grani
7 Dec 2015, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just checking about ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Just checking about ebay

Make sure you go straight to the site through your browser and not through a link in an email.

Sounds like a phishing scam to me.
by grani
1 Dec 2015, 8:31am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 742
Views: 31186

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

AJ101 wrote:PULLED PORK

why!?!?




Am I missing something? In order to make pulled pork you have to slow cook it and then pull it apart with forks.