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by DarkNewt
7 Jun 2018, 12:25pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bike Alarm
Replies: 14
Views: 2408

Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

Many thanks for this - found your post by sheer accident when looking for one of my own posts mentioning an alarm. So it's loud I take it? How long did it take to arrive? Am assuming that link is to the seller you used. At that price I assume there was no issue with tax or customs duty? Anything mo...
by DarkNewt
27 May 2018, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick Link (removal) tool - experiences / recs ?
Replies: 78
Views: 2461

Re: Quick Link (removal) tool - experiences / recs ?

I can give a thumbs up for the KMC quick links, I have always been able to take them off with my bare hands by locking my arms and letting my chest/shoulders do the pushing in, I find as long as the chain is kept cleaned regularly it's no problem. I had a friend with a fairly stiff one I couldn't mo...
by DarkNewt
24 May 2018, 6:33pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bike Alarm
Replies: 14
Views: 2408

Bike Alarm

I have tried a few alarms but not really happy. As a rule I won't leave my bike anywhere even locked, when on tour sometimes I have to very quickly nip in a shop etc.. with no choice. I have tried a few alarms and not really that good, came across this one on ebay and wow for the money: remote contr...
by DarkNewt
21 May 2018, 1:09pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Montane
Replies: 11
Views: 4672

Re: Montane

A general point on kit is that a lot of it has the performance reliant upon fit, and this goes for sleeping bags too. Too big and you'll lose loads of heat from convection currents, too small and, well, it's too small. One size only means if you're in any way outsize you might do better elsewhere. ...
by DarkNewt
21 May 2018, 9:31am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Montane
Replies: 11
Views: 4672

Re: Montane

As I typed I got more and more of an impression I was being too critical. I at first read your post as similar to one of those outlier customers who didn't get the service they wanted so let's post it online. Further on and a second read of your post I realised it wasn't such a post. I generally ha...
by DarkNewt
21 May 2018, 1:04am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Montane
Replies: 11
Views: 4672

Re: Montane

Hi Tangled Metal, ive put some replies to your comments below, Interesting comment but the other side of the story could be an outdoor company makes a product for a market, markets it with necessary information such as sizing and quite possibly offer it in small, standard and large. They noted it as...
by DarkNewt
20 May 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Montane
Replies: 11
Views: 4672

Re: Montane

Thanks DarkNewt i'm interested in this sleeping bag, but when i read the reason that you explain, i'm worried. Is posible to know the size of your shoulders? I would like to know because if is the similar size to me i will not buy it. What do you think about of the foot box? Thanks for all DarkNewt...
by DarkNewt
20 May 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Montane
Replies: 11
Views: 4672

Re: Montane

Thanks DarkNewt i'm interested in this sleeping bag, but when i read the reason that you explain, i'm worried. Is posible to know the size of your shoulders? I would like to know because if is the similar size to me i will not buy it. What do you think about of the foot box? Thanks for all DarkNewt...
by DarkNewt
9 May 2018, 10:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid bb7 lipping
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Avid bb7 lipping

it is easy enough to do a simple test with a new disc and new pads. Just mark up the disc (and one of the spokes) using some marker pen and apply the brakes a few times. Look at where the marker pen has been worn off the disc and compare the position of the edge of the marks (or their width) with t...
by DarkNewt
9 May 2018, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid bb7 lipping
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Avid bb7 lipping

Hi, ive set them up loads of times, and they were in right when I moved them. Cables are fine they had just been changed when I left on my last tour. I could see with the rotors installed that they were in the correct position pad is totally covered by rotor. Definitely didn't swap them left for rig...
by DarkNewt
9 May 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Buying a GPS bike computer
Replies: 41
Views: 3398

Re: Buying a GPS bike computer

I use a Garmin Edge Touring Plus - hated it at first because I hadn't set it up right - once I read up on the setup it's been amazing. Good battery life, and for multi day tours it's attached to a large battery which is charged by a dynamo at the same time so I never run out. Biggest tip which was t...
by DarkNewt
9 May 2018, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid bb7 lipping
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Avid bb7 lipping

Hi All, While I am waiting for a replacement crank for my everyday bike I pulled out my touring bike which hasn't been used since last August, I had a knee injury just before a 500 mile tour through spain/france. It turns out the knee injury was a torn meniscus and it's taken this long to be fully f...
by DarkNewt
9 May 2018, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bcd 110 to BB30 bottom bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: bcd 110 to BB30 bottom bracket

You could try and insert the pedal from the inside. It might reform the threads sufficiently to enable you to refit the pedal from the correct side. Worth a try before taking it to a bike shop. :wink: nope it is well and truly fubar, ive hunted down a replacement so should be back on the road as so...
by DarkNewt
8 May 2018, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bcd 110 to BB30 bottom bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: bcd 110 to BB30 bottom bracket

The original was an FSA Gossamer BCD110 with 175mm cranks. Not knowing much about this type, I got a barely used replacement from ebay which when it arrived turned out to be a BB30 that doesn't fit into the existing bottom bracket. BCD110 is a reference to the chainring fitting size, Bolt Circle Di...
by DarkNewt
8 May 2018, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bcd 110 to BB30 bottom bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 565

bcd 110 to BB30 bottom bracket

I had a bit of a mishap, climbing a hill I didn't notice that my pedal was loose, it felt like my cleat was loose, by the time I got to the top of the hill I had threaded my crankset. I swapped the chainrings over with no issues, went to fit it and then noticed..... it's to big for the bottom bracke...