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by MikeDee
8 May 2019, 3:09pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Regenerative braking on an e-bike.
Replies: 26
Views: 978

Re: Regenerative braking on an e-bike.

Some folks on the electric bike review.com forum that have used regenerative braking say it doesn't work that well because, on a bike, you are just not using the brake enough to make it worthwhile.
by MikeDee
8 May 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommended Cantilever Brakes
Replies: 29
Views: 1204

Recommended Cantilever Brakes

How are those suntour se rear brakes? Are they noticeably grabby or anything? I have a feeling I might still have a set squirreled away somewhere. Sjs have been offloading cheap for years. I used to use them on my old mountain bike, along with a Scott SE brake for the front. I switched to Diacompe ...
by MikeDee
7 May 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommended Cantilever Brakes
Replies: 29
Views: 1204

Re: Recommended Cantilever Brakes

V brakes can be a cure for fork judder, if you have that problem.
by MikeDee
5 May 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Preventing spokes unwinding
Replies: 46
Views: 1415

Re: Preventing spokes unwinding

That Fix spoke prep on the Wheel Fanaytic website looks pretty good. I think I'll buy some when I build my next wheel. I've got some old Wheelsmith Spoke Prep but it's pretty old and may hardened up by now.
by MikeDee
2 May 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Preventing spokes unwinding
Replies: 46
Views: 1415

Preventing spokes unwinding

An relevant article on the Wheel Fanatyk website https://www.wheelfanatyk.com/blog/fix-for-spoke-threads/# Roger Musson, in his book, recommends Loctite 222, applied after initial lacing of the wheel on exposed threads and give the wheel a spin to force it into the threads. It starts curing in 30 mi...
by MikeDee
24 Apr 2019, 3:33am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-motion app for Orbea Gain
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: E-motion app for Orbea Gain

I've found the app unreliable and annoying at times, but the recent updates seem to have resolved some of the problems, though the cadence and ascent figures (230 rpm, and -168% on recent ride) don't make much sense to me. It also cuts out sometimes for no reason. I use it all the time, I don't use...
by MikeDee
22 Apr 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Preventing spokes unwinding
Replies: 46
Views: 1415

Re: Preventing spokes unwinding

There is wicking Loctite (expensive) that I would recommend using. More tension is not the answer, assuming that the spokes are already at the tension recommended by the rim manufacturer; rim cracking will result. Large variations in spoke tensions can cause the loose ones to unwind, so balance the ...
by MikeDee
16 Apr 2019, 3:09pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-motion app for Orbea Gain
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: E-motion app for Orbea Gain

I stopped using the app and mounting the phone on my stem. It was useful in understanding how the bike works, but now that I understand that, it's not too important. My Garmin is more accurate anyway.
by MikeDee
15 Apr 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-motion app for Orbea Gain
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: E-motion app for Orbea Gain

Having an external battery for your phone makes sense when using the app. I have one made by Topeak that mounts under the stem. I had no trouble downloading a map.
by MikeDee
29 Mar 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank Reccomendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank Reccomendations?

Do you want one that mounts on the bike? Topeak makes one, but it's pricey.
by MikeDee
10 Mar 2019, 12:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vulcanising solution mystery
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Vulcanising solution mystery

Jobst Brandt said that the reason the solvent evaporates from the tubes is that the seam on the tube is crimped, not welded.
by MikeDee
1 Mar 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 85
Views: 7388

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

I've had a lot of problems with the app, (since mid 2018), but after the 2 most recent updates it now seems to be connecting OK and giving accurate information. Some features are no longer on screen, such as gradient, replaced by 'pace'. Distance covered is much more accurate now too. The app is mu...
by MikeDee
27 Feb 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end shifter compatibility please.
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: Bar end shifter compatibility please.

My Shimano 10s barends are index only for the rear derailleur.
by MikeDee
26 Feb 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5435

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

as suggested upthread https://www.spacycles.co.uk/smsimg/17/3866-13497-full-wayfarer-low-res--7-17.jpg https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m1b17s21p3866/SPA-CYCLES-Wayfarer ...any good? cheers That may be a nice bike, but obviously too small for the rider and that long length of steerer tube above the stem...