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by MikeDee
7 Aug 2020, 3:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI Cable inner broken inside sti...!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: STI Cable inner broken inside sti...!!!

...Can you honestly say that you had no warning whatsoever - that on previous rides it had worked perfectly and then out of nowhere snap ? ….. of a sudden the gear shifting went tits up , i could adjust the barrel to get a range of gears and it still worked sluggishly but the frayed part inside sto...
by MikeDee
4 Aug 2020, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another thread about hard tyres to fit and tyre levers
Replies: 40
Views: 1821

Re: Another thread about hard tyres to fit and tyre levers

Damage to a Mavic rim from the use of steel levers. Image
by MikeDee
9 Jul 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin battery life extension
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Garmin battery life extension

Turn off the backlight and Glonass. Bluetooth too. I think that navigation and displaying the map eats battery too.
by MikeDee
30 Jun 2020, 9:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Fazua drive system
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Fazua drive system

There's a firmware update that may help things https://ebike-mtb.com/en/fazua-evation- ... te-review/
by MikeDee
29 Jun 2020, 4:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal Problem
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: Pedal Problem

Looks like cross threading damage to me (stripped threads, damage to one side of the pedal face...)
by MikeDee
17 Jun 2020, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Turbo saddle
Replies: 15
Views: 413

Re: Turbo saddle

KM2 wrote:Mike. I would be interested in a couple, or more.


I'm in the US, so shipping would be pricey. Also, I don't know if the foam in them has degraded, as they're pretty old by now.
by MikeDee
17 Jun 2020, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Turbo saddle
Replies: 15
Views: 413

Re: Turbo saddle

KM2 wrote:The quality of the modern ones is very poor compared to the old ones. Don’t have the resilience.

I used to use those saddles. I might even have some in a parts bin. I used a Turbomatic saddle also.
by MikeDee
17 Jun 2020, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Turbo saddle
Replies: 15
Views: 413

Re: Turbo saddle

I think they still make the Turbo.
by MikeDee
17 Jun 2020, 7:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Graphene lube
Replies: 17
Views: 540

Re: Graphene lube

Graphene is very expensive. I bet there only a trace amount in this lube.
by MikeDee
17 Jun 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "These headsets last forever"?
Replies: 84
Views: 2437

Re: "These headsets last forever"?

Headsets lasted a lot longer when they went to cartridge bearings and larger diameter steerer tubes which reduced fretting motions that pit headsets. Of course water intrusion is still a problem. Brucey may disagree, but I still have an original Shimano cartridge bearing headset on a 25 year old bike.
by MikeDee
13 Jun 2020, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar ends and thick bar tape
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Bar ends and thick bar tape

I wish someone would come up with a tool to get an even bar wrap.
by MikeDee
11 Jun 2020, 11:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do I shorten my chain? Vote now!
Replies: 20
Views: 573

Re: Do I shorten my chain? Vote now!

You are not on the small-small combination as there is a tooth from the top gear cog shown in front of the top run of chain in the first photo. Therefore, I think your chain is too long.
by MikeDee
10 Jun 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Light for a saddle bag
Replies: 21
Views: 725

Re: Light for a saddle bag

So I bought this light from Amazon and it’s brilliant. Came with a clip on it very bright and hooks on to the saddle bag brilliantly! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200610/fe3b01bd6b151d47ce5d078e44c015b8.jpg How bright is that light as compared to a Cygolite Hotshot? Can you post a link?
by MikeDee
9 Jun 2020, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long should my chain be?
Replies: 26
Views: 901

Re: How long should my chain be?

i'm all confused now! :roll: i've always, i think , used the small/small method and i've never had a big/big issue doing it that way, in fact i've never seen anyone even the various workshops i've worked in /used over the years fit a chain using big/big - i think i'm going loopy thinking about it :...
by MikeDee
9 Jun 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which 10 spd chain.
Replies: 17
Views: 348

Re: Which 10 spd chain.

Those Sil-Tec coated Shimano chains, in my experience, seem to be pretty smooth and quiet.