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by Andy3460
22 Nov 2017, 11:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain misthreaded through the derailleur cage ( tab rub )
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: Chain misthreaded through the derailleur cage ( tab rub )

Mark Berry wrote:Is it just me, or is that tab in the wrong place, not the chain? Is the rear plate upside-down? (Or has my head-cold addled my brain.)
It's you. The derailleur hasn't been touched
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by Andy3460
22 Nov 2017, 9:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain misthreaded through the derailleur cage ( tab rub )
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: What a dumbass!

francovendee wrote:I agree with Brucey on this one. I made the same mistake and new instantly something was wrong.
We'll done.

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by Andy3460
22 Nov 2017, 4:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain misthreaded through the derailleur cage ( tab rub )
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: What a dumbass!

I've rethreaded other people's chains too. How anyone could ride far with it like that is a complete mystery to me! BTW the OP's photo very clearly shows that the rear mech (and everything else nearby, presumably) is spattered with tiny pieces of shredded metal. A good clean would be in order, I fe...
by Andy3460
19 Nov 2017, 8:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain misthreaded through the derailleur cage ( tab rub )
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Chain misthreaded through the derailleur cage ( tab rub )

It's amazing how much quieter the drive-train is when the chain is threaded correctly through the derailleur. So that would be inside this tab, not outside and rubbing against it. Only done about 1000 miles with it the wrong way! Mind you, it's eerily quiet now. :) What a dumbass!!! https://uploads....
by Andy3460
18 Nov 2017, 11:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone Wearing Neck Warmers /Buff?
Replies: 40
Views: 2090

Re: Anyone Wearing Neck Warmers /Buff?

Many helmet makers say not to do that because it makes the helmet more likely to move in a crash, negating the impact protection zone or worse. It's about as bad as wearing a helmet with chinstrap dangling or at a jaunty angle like Boris. I suspect it's better not to use a helmet than to wear it ba...
by Andy3460
15 Aug 2017, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one
Replies: 170
Views: 13563

Re: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one

Hi, I used to own a FULL SET of fancy 'Snap On' spanners....Metric/AF/Whitworth you name it, I had the lot. THEN, I discovered these...... WR169.jpg I've honestly never looked back. They fit EVERYTHING....I don't even bother with that notched ring spanner thing that's needed for Shimano HT2 bottom ...
by Andy3460
24 Jun 2017, 6:13am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Transport industry and keeping fit
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: Transport industry and keeping fit

I'm a fat sweaty B*****d and commute 13 miles each way in Spain 2 or 3 times a week. Baby wipes work for me so you should be fine. If you choose to take your work shirt in with you, fold it round a magazine or sheet of cardboard. There's a GCN video somewhere showing how. I'm a trendy consumer. Just...
by Andy3460
24 Jun 2017, 6:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Worn Chain Ring
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Worn Chain Ring

Longer ride today. Any issues I'll report back. hiya andy sorry to dig up an oldish thread, feel free to disregard, but i've been trying to replace my b... my old bike... and with my limited funds the 500 is looking promising. you seem happy with the bike and you've got your moneys worth, what sort...
by Andy3460
11 Jun 2017, 6:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puncture repairs with Evo-Stik?
Replies: 67
Views: 10198

Re: Puncture repairs with Evo-Stik?

Someone posted that in the article he wanted to save money from fixing 5 punctures a week on his family's bikes. I would tend to say firstly check the outer tubes more thoroughly for thorns etc when fixing, and secondly, tell the family to be more careful about where they ride. I'm a trendy consumer...
by Andy3460
11 Jun 2017, 5:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Worn Chain Ring
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Worn Chain Ring

So that sounds like a new chain on a used cassette...? have you tried it out yet?? cheers Certainly have. Short ride with many attempts to recreate the problem. Behaved perfectly throughout. Longer ride today. Any issues I'll report back. I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using ...
by Andy3460
10 Jun 2017, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Worn Chain Ring
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Worn Chain Ring

Update... Took the bike into Decathlon. Bike guy checked Chain, Chain rings, cassette, gear set up. Verdict. Chain not bad, but getting ready to change. Middle chainring worn. Everything else OK. Crankset and chain replaced FOC. Thanks for the replies. I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my HUAWEI V...
by Andy3460
10 Jun 2017, 5:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Worn Chain Ring
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Worn Chain Ring

Hi. On my Decathlon Triban 500, the chain has started jumping badly when I pedal hard at slow speed in the middle chain ring. So say come up to a roundabout, nearly stop, gap in the traffic, set off and big noisy chain slip. Done 1700 miles from new, original chain and chainring. According to my cha...
by Andy3460
19 Apr 2017, 8:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Gels and their consumption.
Replies: 28
Views: 2799

Re: RE: Re: Gels and their consumption.

One other point. My dentist remarked that he has seen a lot more tooth decay recently amongst his cycling patients. He finds a correlation with gel usage and warned me off using them regularly. Reminds me of a line years ago on a radio show called Week Ending. "A spokesman for the British Dent...
by Andy3460
16 Apr 2017, 10:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aheadset loosening.
Replies: 17
Views: 1101

Re: RE: Re: Aheadset loosening.

Probably a stupid question, but the top cap is not clamping down onto the top of the steerer rather than the stem/clamp? If the steerer is a smidge too long it could be that it prevents the cap pressing down on the stem/spacers and therefore the bearings. Not a stoopid question, but no it's not. Th...
by Andy3460
16 Apr 2017, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sore backside!!
Replies: 54
Views: 4268

Re: Sore backside!!

Posted this elsewhere, but it's probably more relevant here... I know this goes against the perceived wisdom, but I bought myself a big wide soft trekking saddle from Lidl a week or so ago. Longest ride I've done on it so far was around three and a half hours, but I can say it was REALLY comfortable...