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by jmenorton89
4 Jun 2016, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 11-42t cassette on road/touring bike
Replies: 19
Views: 1148

Re: 11-42t cassette on road/touring bike

Yea if i was getting a new bike that i intended to do some touring on id defiantly go for a triple, but it would cost a fair bit to change this to a triple, new shifters, derailleur and chainset. This was a much cheaper option and almost gives as wide a range of gears.
by jmenorton89
4 Jun 2016, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 11-42t cassette on road/touring bike
Replies: 19
Views: 1148

11-42t cassette on road/touring bike

Thought some of you guys might be interested in this, After deciding to do a tour across the USA this summer i decided i i probably would need lower gears, the bike originally had 36-46 up front and 11-25 at the back, obviously no good for self supported touring. So i found some advise (probably fro...
by jmenorton89
12 Apr 2016, 2:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Cycling Shop/Repairs in Gtr Manchester
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: Best Cycling Shop/Repairs in Gtr Manchester

Dean wrote:John's Bikes in Middleton.


Never heard of this place, only round the corner from me, so will give it a go next time I need something doing, thanks for the heads up.
by jmenorton89
12 Apr 2016, 9:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Something wrong with my wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Something wrong with my wheel?

Hmm, just been doing some reading, apparently there should be some play in the axle while the wheel is off the bike? this isnt the case, i cant feel any play whatsoever, could it just be a case of loosing the locking nut off a quarter turn?
by jmenorton89
10 Apr 2016, 7:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Something wrong with my wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Something wrong with my wheel?

The rumble only seems to be while freewheeling from what i can tell, I can't feel any looseness or play in the hub when I give it a wiggle. Not taken it for a ride yet though, so not sure if I can feel it while riding, just a bit concerning as I bought the wheelset for quite a big trip (transamerica...
by jmenorton89
10 Apr 2016, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Something wrong with my wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Something wrong with my wheel?

ahh looks like youtube added some sort of stabilisation to my video, turned it off now so can see it a little better, This one may show it better, although youtube isn't uploading my vids as HD so going to try Vimeo, https://youtu.be/ND-fGJL0fjo Minor youtube point: When you upload to youtube, the ...
by jmenorton89
9 Apr 2016, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Something wrong with my wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Something wrong with my wheel?

ahh looks like youtube added some sort of stabilisation to my video, turned it off now so can see it a little better,

This one may show it better, although youtube isn't uploading my vids as HD so going to try Vimeo,

https://youtu.be/ND-fGJL0fjo
by jmenorton89
9 Apr 2016, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Something wrong with my wheel?
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Something wrong with my wheel?

Hi All, i've just bought a new wheel-set for my upcoming tour, I think something may be wrong with the hub, there seems to be a bit of wobble and a strange rumbling noise, here's a vid to try and show the issue, about 30secs in the camera focuses on the cassette which seems to be wobbling, all noise...
by jmenorton89
6 Feb 2016, 8:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: trans am for novice advice needed
Replies: 54
Views: 3650

Re: trans am for novice advice needed

Wow, that's super generous David, would have snapped them up if I hadn't just ordered my set, ahhh well, good to support the guys who made it. I'm going the transam-western express route, East to west starting late June I reckon. I'll probably have to carry as much suncream as I do water :shock: Is ...
by jmenorton89
17 Jan 2016, 4:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: trans am for novice advice needed
Replies: 54
Views: 3650

Re: trans am for novice advice needed

For instance Aer Lingus flys from Manchester to Dublin to Washington, would this be a £50 charge or £100 for the outbound? Sorry if its a daft question, not done much flying. One charge. Load your bike at baggage in Manchester then pick it up in Washington Dc. Thanks, that's good to hear. How much ...
by jmenorton89
16 Jan 2016, 8:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: trans am for novice advice needed
Replies: 54
Views: 3650

Re: trans am for novice advice needed

Hmm just had a look at flights to Washington Dulles, may be be the better option over Richmond VA, just looking at aer Lingus now, seems like a good option coming at about £650 return, BA was over £1000. From what i can see Aer Lingus carry bikes for £50. Now does anyone know if it is just that one ...
by jmenorton89
13 Jan 2016, 8:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: trans am for novice advice needed
Replies: 54
Views: 3650

Re: trans am for novice advice needed

Hi Guys, Im planning to do the trans-am starting in June or July, anyone have any advice regarding flights? Id be flighting from Manchester to Richmond VA and then from San Fran back to Manchester, thought I found a good deal with Virgin Atlantic, however it was actually operated by Delta, which hav...