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by Rob87
7 Feb 2018, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gritty Gears/how to clean
Replies: 18
Views: 798

Gritty Gears/how to clean

Evening all. My chain and gears are making a gritty noise due to rubbish of road I imagine. Whats the best stuff to remove grit with a brush? i've heard if you use WD40 on your casset it can strip out tje grease from the barings within?? bit beyond me as I'm not too sharp with bike mechanics. My ins...
by Rob87
28 Nov 2017, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wonky break pad
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Wonky break pad

Hi all. Bought some new pads to go with new rims and tyres, however when fitting i noticed the right hand side pad it "toed" in at the front. I know nout about breaks, as far i know these are "horse shoe" breaks lol. I think theyre made by tektro? No markings on them. Anyhow so f...
by Rob87
16 Oct 2017, 8:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The London Bicycle Club 1879.
Replies: 12
Views: 1051

Re: The London Bicycle Club 1879.

Wow where did you come by that?
by Rob87
16 Oct 2017, 8:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schrader/presta valve stem thickness
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: Schrader/presta valve stem thickness

freiston wrote:With the dinky hand pump, were you pumping vigorously? .


I always pump vigorously my good man lol. I think your guess about ragging the valve about was spot on. 2 days since uaing track pump tyres have remained rock hard. Be nice to get out on the darn thing but for this infernal wind!
by Rob87
15 Oct 2017, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schrader/presta valve stem thickness
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: Schrader/presta valve stem thickness

Whey bought a styrup pump and all seems to be well. Tyres at 93psi rather than the 67 i managed with dinky hand pump.
Wheel tape is factory as they are new. Shoudl i remove this and replace with better quality? Never hear of it being used tbh.
by Rob87
15 Oct 2017, 12:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schrader/presta valve stem thickness
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Schrader/presta valve stem thickness

Eyup all. So new Akrium rims are awesome hkwever im on my 6th inner tube in a momth or so. As theyre 700cx23 they have presta valves and im using a little hand pump to inflate them. It seems this is kmackering the rubber around the stem. So does anyone know is a schrader valve stem is the same diami...
by Rob87
11 Oct 2017, 9:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strava names, wheel straightening and happy days!
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Strava names, wheel straightening and happy days!

Getting to grips with strava now n what an amazing bit of kit.
Aye mike im hoping theyre ok they appear to be so think ill just enjoy the bike for a few months then have them looked over.
Just tapped each spoke with a screw driver and theyre all near eneugh pitch perfect to one and other.
by Rob87
10 Oct 2017, 4:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strava names, wheel straightening and happy days!
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Strava names, wheel straightening and happy days!

Eyup all. I can finally say I have a well sorted Road bike : a Spezialized Allez Sport with new everything including a new set of 700c Mavic Akrium wheels. I recorded my first proper road ride on strava but theirs names for the sections like "mad bad and dangerous" "silky sprint"...
by Rob87
3 Sep 2017, 12:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HGV 1, Bus oooh, lots!
Replies: 20
Views: 1796

Re: HGV 1, Bus oooh, lots!

Another example, a few months ago, I was cycling along Midmere Ave and approaching one of those traffic calming things where oncoming traffic on the other side has to give way. I was in “Primary position", there was a Bus coming the other way that by law should have stopped to give way to me. ...
by Rob87
3 Sep 2017, 6:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: HGV 1, Bus oooh, lots!
Replies: 20
Views: 1796

Re: HGV 1, Bus oooh, lots!

To the chap who quoted the highway code you're qyite right cyclists do have right of way and I've always respected that and always give way and room. My point being if your pulling a caravan and are holding up traffic you would pull in and let it pass, why can't cyclists give the same bit of courtes...
by Rob87
3 Sep 2017, 12:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: HGV 1, Bus oooh, lots!
Replies: 20
Views: 1796

Re: HGV 1, Bus oooh, lots!

What sort of issues do you generally find with buses? - Buses over-taking after I've signalled to turn right, and pulled to the center of the road - Buses over taking, whilst coming towards me, when there is no room - Buses pulling onto round-a-bouts, from my left, after I've already entered from t...
by Rob87
2 Sep 2017, 6:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: HGV 1, Bus oooh, lots!
Replies: 20
Views: 1796

Re: HGV 1, Bus oooh, lots!

literally, countless with busses. Is that representative, I wonder? As a bus driver (that's right, a cycling bus driver donkey child!) What sort of issues do you generaly find with buses? As sometimes theirs lwss obvious reasoms for a buses behaviour. For example if a bus splits lanes at a roundabo...
by Rob87
1 Sep 2017, 10:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Claris Crankset Cap/Cover/egg thing...
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Shimano Claris Crankset Cap/Cover/egg thing...

Supposing that you have FC-2403 then there is a thing called an 'EV techdoc' which you can find in association with your exact model number. If you are lucky Google will find a link to it directly, if you are unlucky you will have to go via the dreadful shimano website to get http://si.shimano.com/...
by Rob87
31 Aug 2017, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Claris Crankset Cap/Cover/egg thing...
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Shimano Claris Crankset Cap/Cover/egg thing...

Eyup all. Had a new Shimano Claris crankset and the egg shaped cap thing (i dont even know the name) has fell out. Basicaly its a cover protecting internal threads, in the middle as in the link below: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=claris+crankset+cover&client=ms-android-h3g-gb&prmd=sivn&...
by Rob87
24 Aug 2017, 1:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Weight all on palms
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Weight all on palms

Sorry about late reply. Have slid yhe seat back and this has helped so thanks for the advice.
The bars being low is also a factor i reckon but wouldnt know how to heighten them. Ive pulled the bacl to raise the hoods but thats about it. Maybe some other bars would be an idea.