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by jeatsy
20 Oct 2018, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Storing bike bags in box outdoors
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Storing bike bags in box outdoors

I'm short of storage space indoors and am considering buying a lockable outdoor storage box, perhaps like this one: https://www.argos.co.uk/product/7527184 One of the main things I'd like to store in it is my bike bags. My collection comprises 4 Ortlieb panniers (in the standard "Classic" ...
by jeatsy
6 Oct 2018, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy - current status? Still good option?
Replies: 39
Views: 3191

Re: Dawes Galaxy - current status? Still good option?

Thanks - Super Galaxy seems more my style with 3 * 9 gears (which I assume has some serious granny in there). Just an extra £300. :( The current Super Galaxy has an almost identical spec to the 2013 Galaxy Plus, which I've owned from new. (And also the 2014 Plus, which I kept an eye on at the time ...
by jeatsy
30 Aug 2018, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repositioning Carradice pannier
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Repositioning Carradice pannier

I've got a second question about my new pannier: Is there a good way to get the plasticky PVC smell out of it? It's a Carradry. I've left it open outdoors for a few days now, but it's still pretty strong smelling. I have Ortliebs too, and they definitely didn't smell like this! I guess the material ...
by jeatsy
26 Aug 2018, 3:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repositioning Carradice pannier
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Repositioning Carradice pannier

Thanks for your replies, it's reassuring to know this won't be a problem after all.
by jeatsy
26 Aug 2018, 12:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repositioning Carradice pannier
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Repositioning Carradice pannier

I've just bought a Carradice pannier, and am assembling the rail. According to the instructions, once you've decided where to position the hooks, you screw them directly into the (aluminium) rail: http://www.sjscycles.com/Instructions/Carradice/Carradice_CarraDry_Rucksack_Instructions.pdf But I do l...
by jeatsy
17 Aug 2018, 1:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do cassettes wear faster than chainrings?
Replies: 21
Views: 942

Do cassettes wear faster than chainrings?

I changed my chain yesterday because it had nearly reached 1% wear (according to a chain wear tool). On this morning's commute, the new chain skipped intermittently in some gear combinations, which I guess means worn cogs. I only had 5 miles to experiment, but I think it's only the smallest three sp...
by jeatsy
6 Jul 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inline seatpost
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Inline seatpost

Thank you. I just drew a diagram to try and convince myself, and I think the effect is even more pronounced than you say, because for the first seatpost the pivot point is beneath the saddle, whereas for the second one it looks like it's above the saddle. This is because (as far as I can tell) the s...
by jeatsy
4 Jul 2018, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inline seatpost
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Inline seatpost

I'd like to buy an inline seatpost (no setback), and I'm expecting to set my saddle up so that the nose points downwards by a few degrees. I'm now trying to figure out whether some inline seatposts will seat me a touch further forwards than others... Exhibit A: https://www.pro-bikegear.com/global/en...
by jeatsy
21 May 2018, 2:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel lock fouling derailleur cable
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Wheel lock fouling derailleur cable

Thanks for your suggestions. I took the bike to LBS this morning and they held one up to the frame but were sceptical it'd work well.

Ironically it'd work fine on my tourer but that's a much more expensive bike and I don't want to entrust it to just a frame lock.
by jeatsy
19 May 2018, 12:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel lock fouling derailleur cable
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Wheel lock fouling derailleur cable

I would like to purchase a Dutch-style wheel lock which attaches to both seat stays, as illustrated in the 4th and 5th pictures on this page: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/defender-bike-frame-lock-id_8392574.html However, one of my seat stays has the rear derailleur cable running down it, about 1.5 mm...
by jeatsy
18 May 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DIY shed alarm
Replies: 30
Views: 1017

Re: DIY shed alarm

I have an alarmed D-lock by Oxford. There are 3 sizes available, and they happen to be on sale right now:

https://www.tweekscycles.com/bike-acces ... arm-d-lock
by jeatsy
10 Apr 2018, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Disc Brake rear cable routing
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Dawes Disc Brake rear cable routing

I have the same bike as you but one year older - the 2013 model. I've never particularly liked the brakes: they have a spongy feel and are difficult to adjust as they wear. Modulation is pretty good though. Do you have BR-515? My bike came with these (which is strange because the catalogue at the ti...
by jeatsy
10 Apr 2018, 1:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are plastic pedals safe?
Replies: 31
Views: 1560

Re: Are plastic pedals safe?

Thank you very much everyone for your replies! I like the look of the Sylvans and shall be ordering a pair. My existing pedals are indeed Shimano M324. They've served me well for 8,000 miles or thereabouts, but every time I set off I have to push them round to the non-cleated side, which has become ...
by jeatsy
8 Apr 2018, 7:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are plastic pedals safe?
Replies: 31
Views: 1560

Re: Are plastic pedals safe?

Sorry, I should have said - the bike is outside but under the roof of a lean-to, so it doesn't get rained on (much). But it gets cold.
by jeatsy
8 Apr 2018, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are plastic pedals safe?
Replies: 31
Views: 1560

Are plastic pedals safe?

I have some metal Shimano touring pedals on my bike, which take cleats on one side and are flat on the other. But I never use cleats and would like to switch to flat pedals. The top pair of pedals on this page caught my eye: https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle-magazine/choose-best-flat-pedals because th...