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by John_S
10 Nov 2020, 12:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Guide on how to use the Shimano Alfine TL-S700-B Inner Cable Fixing Bolt Setting Tool
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Guide on how to use the Shimano Alfine TL-S700-B Inner Cable Fixing Bolt Setting Tool

Hi All, Many thanks for all of the replies above which are greatly appreciated! In the end my best laid plans for working on the bike over last weekend were ultimately scuppered by an alternative plan involving a list of household & garden jobs given to me which outranked the job of working on t...
by John_S
7 Nov 2020, 12:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Guide on how to use the Shimano Alfine TL-S700-B Inner Cable Fixing Bolt Setting Tool
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Guide on how to use the Shimano Alfine TL-S700-B Inner Cable Fixing Bolt Setting Tool

Hi All, I hope that everyone is keeping safe & well. I have a Genesis Day One Alfine 8 bike on which I've had perennial problems with the gears slipping ever since I've had the bike. Now I have previously asked questions on here and I've received loads of useful information and recommendations w...
by John_S
29 Oct 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Help & advice on folding e-bikes including the Ezego EZE Fold please
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Help & advice on folding e-bikes including the Ezego EZE Fold please

Hi DaveP, Many thanks for your message and it seems like the Woosh Rambletta is coming up a fair few times being mentioned at this price point and so with multiple people mentioning them that has to be a good thing. Hi Stodd, Thanks for your message and yes unfortunately with any type of bike, wheth...
by John_S
28 Oct 2020, 9:42am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Help & advice on folding e-bikes including the Ezego EZE Fold please
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Help & advice on folding e-bikes including the Ezego EZE Fold please

Hi gaz, Thanks for the message and I am now starting to search for places to hire an e-bike if it's possible to find somewhere relatively nearby but as you say I think that finding a folding e-bike to hire might be difficult. That's a good point about weight and whilst my parents-in-law might like t...
by John_S
27 Oct 2020, 3:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Help & advice on folding e-bikes including the Ezego EZE Fold please
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Help & advice on folding e-bikes including the Ezego EZE Fold please

Hi All, My mother & father in-law have come to me asking for advice on buying a folding e-bike and I'll be grateful to anyone who can help me with this. They've come to me because I'm a cyclist but I've never ridden or owned and e-bike so I'll hold my hands up and say that I know nothing about t...
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: 528

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: 528

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: 254

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: 254

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: 543

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: 515

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: 515

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: 1379

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: 1379

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: 1379

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 ...