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by ElCani
22 Jul 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannnondale Synapse - Gear grinding - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Cannnondale Synapse - Gear grinding - Help

The trim should work on both rings, but as I said above, my experience is that when it is working on both rings the cage does not move enough to prevent rubbing in big-big and small-small. Maybe that’s fine but it’s frustrating to see that it can work much better on both the big and small ring, just...
by ElCani
18 Jul 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 27.5 wheels on 26in GT Aggressor Zum 2
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: 27.5 wheels on 26in GT Aggressor Zum 2

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by ElCani
18 Jul 2019, 10:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannnondale Synapse - Gear grinding - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Cannnondale Synapse - Gear grinding - Help

Hi. I assume this uses one of the latest Shimano 105 or Ultegra front mechs? I set these up on new Scott road bikes regularly and I find them ridiculously sensitive to cable tension and limit stop position. I’ve never had significant problems with front mechs before... The basic problem I have is th...
by ElCani
18 Jul 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Semi-fluid grease as chain lube
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Semi-fluid grease as chain lube

Thanks. I think Di2 version of the Chainglider (which I will be using) is somewhat open around the sprocket, but I haven’t installed it yet. I suppose I’ll stick with the factory lube at first and then maybe give the SFG a go when that needs replacing.
by ElCani
18 Jul 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike - scraping noise from front disc brake
Replies: 20
Views: 733

Re: New bike - scraping noise from front disc brake

Someone higher up the thread suggested using a cardboard spacer between the pad and piston. Don't do this. For one thing, it's a bodge on an essential system and, well, cardboard does not fare well in the rain....... that suggestion was made for setting up purposes; mechanical disc calipers need a ...
by ElCani
17 Jul 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Semi-fluid grease as chain lube
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Semi-fluid grease as chain lube

I have a load Landrover front swivel semi-fluid grease, bought for use in IGHs. Soon I will be replacing the chain, sprocket and chainring on my bike and will also install a Hebie Chainglider (a ‘floating’ full chaincase). What are people’s thought on using the SFG as a chain lube? Has anyone tried ...
by ElCani
17 Jul 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike - scraping noise from front disc brake
Replies: 20
Views: 733

Re: New bike - scraping noise from front disc brake

Debs wrote:Check you haven't got a bent rotor.


Yup, good point which I forgot!
by ElCani
17 Jul 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike - scraping noise from front disc brake
Replies: 20
Views: 733

Re: New bike - scraping noise from front disc brake

Discs often scrape and the fixing method you describe doesn’t always work, as you discovered. It’s often possible to align the caliper by eye, ensuring the pads are parallel with the disc and equidistant from it, then tighten the bolts. This might take a few tries and you might find the caliper want...
by ElCani
8 Jul 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Warped wheel?
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Warped wheel?

Any half decent bike shop will be able to sort it. Unless it’s really severe, which in this case would have to have been caused by a manufacturing error or damage in transit. If it was me I’d be asking Wiggle to pay the cost of having it fixed. All wheels need to be trued as part of the build proces...
by ElCani
8 Jul 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Warped wheel?
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Warped wheel?

Sounds like it needs need truing, which involves straightening the rim by adjusting the tension of the spokes. A new wheel should be true out of the box, but it is common they aren’t, or need tweaking after a few miles. Take it back to shop you bought it from and they will fix it. If you can post a ...
by ElCani
7 Jul 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Looking for a bike to ride 15-20 km
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Looking for a bike to ride 15-20 km

Hi. The answer to this is largely dependant on where you will be riding and how hilly it is. In many locations three gears (or even one) would be plenty, but in many others you will need very low gears to get up hills. Also note that the total number of gears is probably fairly irrelevant for the ki...
by ElCani
2 Jul 2019, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 27.5 wheels on 26in GT Aggressor Zum 2
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: 27.5 wheels on 26in GT Aggressor Zum 2

Disc not rim brake, I assume.
by ElCani
2 Jul 2019, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 27.5 wheels on 26in GT Aggressor Zum 2
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: 27.5 wheels on 26in GT Aggressor Zum 2

I’m still not sure how bigger wheels will make you more comfortable, as that is largely dependant on the position (relative to each other) and type of contact points (saddle, handlebars/grips and pedals) that you have on the bike. But if you think it will work and have a use for the new wheels if it...
by ElCani
30 Jun 2019, 11:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 27.5 wheels on 26in GT Aggressor Zum 2
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: 27.5 wheels on 26in GT Aggressor Zum 2

What are you hoping to achieve with the larger wheels? Is there something wrong with the current ones? If you do change wheel size, you’ll need to consider the effect on tyre clearance, steering and handling, standover height, bottom bracket height and probably a few other things I can’t think of ri...