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by John_S
20 Sep 2020, 1:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you run a rear dynamo light from any Busch + Muller front dynamo light
Replies: 21
Views: 458

Re: Can you run a rear dynamo light from any Busch + Muller front dynamo light and handlebar mounting

Hi All, Many thanks for all of the replies above which are much appreciated. Also thanks for Andrew_s for advising that I want to be looking for the lights that have either 'Senso' or "N" in the model name because that's helped a lot as well as looking at the pdf instruction manuals which ...
by John_S
19 Sep 2020, 11:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you run a rear dynamo light from any Busch + Muller front dynamo light
Replies: 21
Views: 458

Can you run a rear dynamo light from any Busch + Muller front dynamo light

Hi All, I have a dynamo light set up on my own bike using a Shimano Dynamo hub a B&M IQ-X dynamo headlight and from the headlight runs a cable to power the rear B&M dynamo light. Because I find this set up so convenient what with the fact that there's no charging and it's always ready to go ...
by John_S
18 Sep 2020, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which dynamo front wheel would be best to buy for my sons 26" wheel bike
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Which dynamo front wheel would be best to buy for my sons 26" wheel bike

Hi All, Many thanks for the replies! Hi Jonathan, I haven't set a maximum price but it's a kids bike which is parked at school so I don't want to spend silly money. I just want something which gets the job done and can last reasonably well whilst being left outside parked in the bike sheds during th...
by John_S
18 Sep 2020, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which dynamo front wheel would be best to buy for my sons 26" wheel bike
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Which dynamo front wheel would be best to buy for my sons 26" wheel bike

Hi All, Now that I'm working from home at the current time I'm able to cycle my kids to school much more than in the past and so now as we approach autumn I want to get my sons bike set up with decent lights. On my own bike I have dynamo lighting and I love the fact that it's always there and I don'...
by John_S
20 Jul 2020, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are DT Swiss PR1600 a good upgrade from a Mavic Aksium
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Are DT Swiss PR1600 a good upgrade from a Mavic Aksium

Hi Rilkal47, Whilst you’re looking for new wheels yes it’s definitely great if you can support a British company like Scribe and if you also want additional options also look at Hope Wheels and Hunt Wheels. But at the same time don’t rule out a bespoke wheel builder. It may well turn out to be somet...
by John_S
7 Jul 2020, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: For someone who hasn't trued a wheel before is it easy to do without specialist equipment?
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: For someone who hasn't trued a wheel before is it easy to do without specialist equipment?

Hi All, Many thanks for all of the replies and I'll read through and come up with an action plan. It was just really disappointing for my son today because having been really excited about getting his new bike we took it out of the bix and had been planning on going for a quick ride when I took a qu...
by John_S
7 Jul 2020, 1:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: For someone who hasn't trued a wheel before is it easy to do without specialist equipment?
Replies: 13
Views: 512

For someone who hasn't trued a wheel before is it easy to do without specialist equipment?

Hi All, I've just bought my son a new bike online and it's just been delivered. Having installed the front wheel when I rotate the front wheel the rim is rubbing the brake block in a couple of spots. Now I did take the wheel out and resintall it a couple of times just to check the wheel was aligned ...
by John_S
28 Jun 2020, 10:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anybody know what this bike might be? Photo of a cheap bike for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1346

Re: Does anybody know what this bike might be? Photo of a cheap bike for sale

Hi Bonzo Banana, My apologies as I didn't mean to pick on Argos it was just the shop that sprung to mind becuase my brother-in-law had mentioned them but he was happy to go to pretty much any shop as long as the bike didn't cost more than £150 However hopefully this one is a bargain to keep his wall...
by John_S
28 Jun 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anybody know what this bike might be? Photo of a cheap bike for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1346

Re: Does anybody know what this bike might be? Photo of a cheap bike for sale

Hi All, Thannks very much for all of the extra messages above and for the reaseacrh that people did. Re: the message from colin54 above maybe the seller did look at other adverts for the same bike and if the last two which were advertised on Gumtree were for sale at £35 maybe that's why they came up...
by John_S
27 Jun 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anybody know what this bike might be? Photo of a cheap bike for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1346

Re: Does anybody know what this bike might be? Photo of a cheap bike for sale

Hi All, Many thanks for your messages above which are much appreciated! My brother-in-law is about 6 foot and I'm a bit shorter than him but I might take it for a test ride and see what I think to see if I can identify any issues that are immeiately aparent or if it rides ok and see what I think of ...
by John_S
27 Jun 2020, 12:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anybody know what this bike might be? Photo of a cheap bike for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1346

Does anybody know what this bike might be? Photo of a cheap bike for sale

Hi All, My brother in law is not a cyclist nor does he intend to be but he has recently said that he wants a bike to cycle to his local shop on, a journey of less than a mile. He was going to buy a BSO from Argos or somewhere like that and wanted to spend no more than £150-£200. Now I've gone throug...
by John_S
16 Jun 2020, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple lightweight bike for fit female non-cyclist
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: Simple lightweight bike for fit female non-cyclist

Hi Boring_Username, How about taking a look at the Temple Cycles range and perhaps this:- https://www.templecycles.co.uk/pages/classic-lightweight-landing Or the same bike but as a Step Through frame:- https://www.templecycles.co.uk/pages/step-through-lightweight-landing And some info from them:- ht...
by John_S
6 Jun 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do you think it's possible to adjust these caliper brakes enough to accomodate this new rim?
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Do you think it's possible to adjust these caliper brakes enough to accomodate this new rim?

Hi slowster, Thanks for your message and I'm all for getting advice about avoiding doing the daft things because I've done plenty of those in my time! Also thanks for the tips about brake pad positioning and I've adjusted V Brakes before and have checked the pad position on the rim and so hopefully ...
by John_S
6 Jun 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do you think it's possible to adjust these caliper brakes enough to accomodate this new rim?
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Do you think it's possible to adjust these caliper brakes enough to accomodate this new rim?

Hi slowster & elPedro666, Many thanks for your recommendation in respect of using a barrel adjuster and I'll giev that a try. THanks for pointing me in the direction of the bargain LifeLine Cable Stop Barrel Adjuster for £2.49 but when I read further down to see the producet description it said ...
by John_S
5 Jun 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do you think it's possible to adjust these caliper brakes enough to accomodate this new rim?
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Do you think it's possible to adjust these caliper brakes enough to accomodate this new rim?

Hi Brucey, Many thanks for message and it sounds like I should have a brake cable to hand before I tackle this job. I haven't got one at the moment but I'll try to get my hands on one from the LBS if they've got some available. Hi elPedro666, Thanks for your message and that's a good point re: movin...