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by Jeff31
30 Apr 2018, 8:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aldi bike pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: Aldi bike pump

If it is the little pump I was looking at it appeared that the chuck takes shraeder valves as standard but by unscrewing/sliding the two halves of the chuck it extends to leave a hole long enough to accommodate a presta valve. Think trombone. Hope this makes sense. Jeff
by Jeff31
27 Apr 2018, 11:48pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cysts, saddle sores
Replies: 14
Views: 2908

Re: Cysts, saddle sores

Maybe using a chamois cream or Conotrane will help reduce the chaffing.
by Jeff31
27 Apr 2018, 11:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping mats and punctures
Replies: 42
Views: 3335

Re: Sleeping mats and punctures

Hi Trevor
I still take my old Karrimat even with my inflatable mat. The inflatable mat and goes on top of the Karrimat, giving it some extra protection, and if It goes down during the night I will still have bit of padding and insulation from the Karrimat.
by Jeff31
9 Feb 2018, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Day ride brewing up tackle
Replies: 29
Views: 1280

Re: Day ride brewing up tackle

Large titanium mug and a meths penny stove for me. I fashioned a stand using some old spokes and a windshield using a sheet of aluminium cut from a coke can held in place with, you guessed it, old spokes. The whole kit, shot of milk and teabag fit in the mug.

Jeff
by Jeff31
19 May 2017, 10:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front derailleur for triple with smaller chainrings
Replies: 12
Views: 4430

Re: front derailleur for triple with smaller chainrings

Hi Bob I had the same problem but was able to use a mountain bike front mech on a steel frame with this shim from St John Street Cycles https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-spares/thorn-eccentric-front-mech-shim-286-to-349-black-plastic-hand-finished-split/ The "eccentric" shim allows adjustme...
by Jeff31
8 Dec 2016, 9:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre/Spyre SLC
Replies: 80
Views: 5590

Re: TRP Spyre/Spyre SLC

Although Spyres tend to be close to spokes this can be an advantage as it means the caliper is further inboard than many cable operated disc brakes. I have a bike with the rear caliper mounted on the seat stay and the BB7 I originally fitted made attaching a pannier rack and mudguards a nightmare ( ...
by Jeff31
2 Dec 2016, 12:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which new rear battery light?
Replies: 22
Views: 1342

Re: Which new rear battery light?

Hi PWA I have an older B&M 4D Toplight 3yr old) which is ok but on another bike the newer Toplight Flat S (1yr old) which does seem to be brighter and a better design. I bought them as they meet German regulations but supplement them with lights from Cateye & Moon/Aldi for regular night ridi...
by Jeff31
1 Dec 2016, 11:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pinching tubes on installation.
Replies: 20
Views: 1972

Re: Pinching tubes on installation.

I use a techniques similar to Brucey's, always finishing at the valve when putting the tyre back on. It puzzles me that so many start at the valve where it is most difficult to get the bead in the rim well making it more difficult to get the last bit of the tyre over the rim. One thing I like to do ...
by Jeff31
15 Apr 2016, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: solid tyres any one?
Replies: 33
Views: 1922

Re: solid tyres any one?

IIRC Green Tyres were also well reviewed and I bought a pair for my new commuter bike which also had 4 speed Shimano hub gear and roller brakes. I only got as far as fitting a Green Tyre on the rear. That was enough, the grip and handling was vague and the suspension seatpost couldn't disguise the p...
by Jeff31
1 Apr 2016, 11:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed chain on 9 speed cassette
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Re: 8 speed chain on 9 speed cassette

I managed to fit a 8speed chain (SRAM) on a 9speed shimano cassette. It ran but gave a whirring noise and felt a bit rough giving a noticeable vibration through the pedals on smooth tarmac, so not very often. Can only assume I had thrown the 8speed chain in my 9speed spares box and neglected to chec...
by Jeff31
16 Sep 2015, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bull Horn Bar Brake Levers and Shifters
Replies: 11
Views: 2597

Re: Bull Horn Bar Brake Levers and Shifters

Hi Pickerd The "upside down" lever works well, with your hand directly above the lever your stronger fingers have more leverage and straightening your arms to become more upright and increase drag gives maximum braking with minimum effort. If you are stretched out to be more aero your litt...
by Jeff31
16 Sep 2015, 1:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bull Horn Bar Brake Levers and Shifters
Replies: 11
Views: 2597

Re: Bull Horn Bar Brake Levers and Shifters

This is my preferred handlebar set up. Bar end shifters and aero brake levers. Gives a comfortable hand position to cover the brakes and you only have to slide your hands up the bars to get to the gear change. Jeff
by Jeff31
8 Sep 2015, 11:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single panniers, pedal bearings, saddles and leg pain
Replies: 15
Views: 1534

Re: Single panniers, pedal bearings, saddles and leg pain

I've noticed, a couple of times on my commuting bike that does get neglected somewhat, that the left hand pedal seems to become more contaminated and I put this down to it being more exposed to road spray. Periodically separating the body and axle and shoving some grease in before reassembling keeps...
by Jeff31
25 Jun 2015, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle for Road Bumps on Tarmac - Beginner Question
Replies: 23
Views: 1311

Re: Bicycle for Road Bumps on Tarmac - Beginner Question

Hi Adam If you want something to iron out the bumps then you should be looking at fatter tyres, at least 32mm, which will give you suspension without the cost or weight of actual suspension. Some low gears would help with the hill and if you are going to cycle in all weathers the ability to fit prop...