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by Scunnered
25 Feb 2020, 4:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are my wheels knackered or just wrong items?
Replies: 41
Views: 1479

Re: Are my wheels knackered or just wrong items?

Hudson1984 wrote:HOWEVER!!!

on the roller, there's still a very noticeable bump. So i'm guessing the rollers are buggered or poor bearing? Or do I just need much more pressure in the tyre to stop it happening?

I'd guess that is the valve hitting the roller due to insufficient pressure. You need more air
by Scunnered
25 Feb 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A better chain wear checker?
Replies: 43
Views: 1943

Re: A better chain wear checker?

How about 2 nails 50" apart in a piece of wood positioned horizontally? The idea being that the chain forms a catenary curve and small differences in length result in larger differences in the position of the lowest point on the curve, making it easier for those with poor eyesight. Calibrate w...
by Scunnered
25 Feb 2020, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A better chain wear checker?
Replies: 43
Views: 1943

Re: A better chain wear checker?

How about 2 nails 50" apart in a piece of wood positioned horizontally? The idea being that the chain forms a catenary curve and small differences in length result in larger differences in the position of the lowest point on the curve, making it easier for those with poor eyesight. Calibrate wi...
by Scunnered
24 Feb 2020, 1:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Your experience of Electronic shifters please
Replies: 62
Views: 2802

Re: Your experience of Electronic shifters please

E shifts are also handy if you’ve got mobility problems with fingers / wrists. There’s no resistance to work against. Absolutely. One of my friends has mobility issues with her fingers and e-shifters have been a godsend for her. Without them she would not still be cycling. Don't knock them just bec...
by Scunnered
24 Feb 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Centre lock brakes question
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Centre lock brakes question

I was just being over-cautious, not wanting to damage my new wheels! The measured depth of the thread on the lockring was a few mm less than the recess in the hub, so the problem existed only in my imagination. With the lockring tool connected to a 1/4" handle, there was no problem tightening t...
by Scunnered
21 Feb 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Centre lock brakes question
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Centre lock brakes question

reohn2 wrote:Is the lock ring tightening or bottoming out on the threads with the rotor still with excessive play?


That is what I think is happening.
by Scunnered
21 Feb 2020, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Centre lock brakes question
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Centre lock brakes question

I have some new DT Swiss wheels which take centre lock disc rotors. The rotors fit on the hub easily but when I finger tighten the lockring, the rotor is still loose. I know the lockring is supposed to be tightened further, but it seems to me that the thread on the lockring is deeper than the thread...
by Scunnered
10 Feb 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go? Gears.
Replies: 68
Views: 3765

Re: How low can you go? Gears.

I'm going to the Alps for the first time this summer to do the Raid Alpine route (Geneve to Antibes) for charity. I don't need to carry kit so I'll be using a road bike converted as follows: ⋅ Replaced 50/34 crankset with 42/28 ⋅ Replaced FD with MTB FD to match crankset ⋅&n...
by Scunnered
27 Sep 2019, 9:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: !!!!! North Coast 500 . . . . . . by car !!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: !!!!! North Coast 500 . . . . . . by car !!!!!

I wouldn't bother...
The mainly single carriageway roads are clogged up by
  • sportscars trying to set the fastest lap time
  • massive campervans
  • foreign tourists
none of whom have a clue how to use passing places
by Scunnered
23 Sep 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend me a bike...
Replies: 28
Views: 1573

Re: Recommend me a bike... update

keyboardmonkey wrote:
Scunnered wrote:Replaced the single crank with a double 38/28T.
With a 11-36 cassette, that should be low enough to get up any hill... just need to work on my fitness now :shock:

And does everything work okay with that front mech and chainset combination?

Yep, with SRAM road brifters :lol:
by Scunnered
23 Sep 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend me a bike...
Replies: 28
Views: 1573

Re: Recommend me a bike... update

Replaced the single crank with a double 38/28T.
With a 11-36 cassette, that should be low enough to get up any hill... just need to work on my fitness now :shock:
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by Scunnered
1 Sep 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend me a bike...
Replies: 28
Views: 1573

Re: Recommend me a bike...

quite a bit lighter by virtue of the aluminium frame and carbon fork. I can't see where Scunnered has said what their current bike is, though as an "ubiquitous gravel bike" weighing 11 kg, I'd already assumed it would be an aluminium frame and most likely a carbon fork. Any weight saving ...
by Scunnered
1 Sep 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend me a bike...
Replies: 28
Views: 1573

Re: Recommend me a bike...

Things that I think you need to consider: Thanks for your thoughtful post. 1) I do not at this stage anticipate doing long tours very often (I prefer hiking when I have the time or choice) and will continue to use the gravel bike off-road. 2) A degree of functional overlap is acceptable and poss ev...
by Scunnered
31 Aug 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend me a bike...
Replies: 28
Views: 1573

Re: Recommend me a bike...

Ha ha, yes I'm as lean as a racing snake. I know I will need a lower gear. I can fit a 42t sprocket if I get a long cage derailleur and may be able to fit a 36t chainring. The furthest I have ridden is 100 miles. I was pretty tired at the end so wasn't thinking about comfort. Not knowing anything el...
by Scunnered
31 Aug 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend me a bike...
Replies: 28
Views: 1573

Re: Recommend me a bike...

OP, you have not told us: - what your current bike weighs (so we cannot compare its weight with possible alternatives) - what you weigh (what is suitable/appropriate for a 60kg rider might not be so for a 100kg rider. The heavier you are, the less the bike weight is significant/accounts proportiona...