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by ElCani
24 Oct 2020, 6:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wind speed
Replies: 31
Views: 945

Re: Wind speed

simonineaston wrote:Dunno if it's just me but having to battle into a headwind, or deal with constant gusts seems somehow personal whereas hills are just there...


Strongly agree with this. I have been known to swear loudly at gusts of wind.
by ElCani
20 Oct 2020, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grey lever on Deore derailleur
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Grey lever on Deore derailleur

It's the clutch for the derailleur. It keeps the lower chain run taught to reduce chainslap and the chances of the chain coming off the front ring(s) when you go over bumpy ground. Causes a tiny amount of energy loss, but still worth leaving in the ON position at all times, IMHO.
by ElCani
17 Oct 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?
Replies: 36
Views: 1614

Re: Spa Tourer as a gravel bike?

My Surly Cross Check is currently built as a gravel bike, with 45mm (measured width) tyres. They just squeeze under the Campagnolo mini-Vs (after I took a file to the underside of the cable bridge :shock: ).
by ElCani
14 Oct 2020, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Ultegra 6500
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Shimano Ultegra 6500

It’s “officially” nine speed, but it will work with 6700 shifters as long as you use a 10 speed cassette and chain.
by ElCani
13 Oct 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo Trainer Tyres - Any Benefit over Road Tyres ?
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Turbo Trainer Tyres - Any Benefit over Road Tyres ?

I use old tyres and have had them fail mid-ride, which is inconvenient but also a nice excuse to stop. :D

If I had no old tyres, I’d probably buy a turbo tyre.
by ElCani
13 Oct 2020, 9:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Could anyone identify?
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Could anyone identify?

Looks like a Raleigh Trail, similar to this: http://bicyclebd.blogspot.com/2014/01/r ... il-xc.html
by ElCani
12 Oct 2020, 7:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Restoring a vintage bike
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Restoring a vintage bike

I recommend taking a look the for sale section of the retrobike.co.uk forum: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=47 You’re more likely to find honestly-described bikes there than on eBay, with loads of people willing to answer questions and generally help. There’s a Wanted section in th...
by ElCani
11 Oct 2020, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for Mountain bike
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Tyres for Mountain bike

Was just about to post the same thing, and now... I have.

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/mtb-reader/smart-sam
by ElCani
8 Oct 2020, 11:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interupter brake levers
Replies: 40
Views: 1203

Re: Interupter brake levers

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/ ... 812-R.html

Shimano introduced them with GRX. I assume they’ll work with other Shimano hydraulic systems too, but I haven’t checked.
by ElCani
27 Sep 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DI2 11 speed cassette convert to 10 speed
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: DI2 11 speed cassette convert to 10 speed

It’ll be a lot cheaper to just buy a new cassette. And possibly chain too, if required.
by ElCani
27 Sep 2020, 11:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to fix the transmission on a Giant Defy 2
Replies: 17
Views: 866

Re: How to fix the transmission on a Giant Defy 2

From the photos the overall condition of the drivetrain looks ok, so hopefully with a new chain and proper adjustment you’ll be good to go.
by ElCani
26 Sep 2020, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to fix the transmission on a Giant Defy 2
Replies: 17
Views: 866

Re: How to fix the transmission on a Giant Defy 2

Is the chain permanently damaged/twisted, or just twisted in that photo?
by ElCani
24 Sep 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 'Metrea' Groupset
Replies: 65
Views: 5060

Re: Shimano 'Metrea' Groupset

Has to be one of the most pointless releases ever? Don’t think I ever saw it on a bike...
by ElCani
22 Sep 2020, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: discrepancy in speed/distance measurements
Replies: 44
Views: 1170

Re: discrepancy in speed/distance measurements

Greystoke wrote:I mean 3 tenths of a mile.
In truth I care not whether you believe me or not. My basic cycle computer may not be that accurate but it is at least repeatable.


Aha, sorry.