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by nigelnightmare
17 Oct 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shadow MTB rear mechs Vs older design - old tucks into smaller sprockets better?
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: Shadow MTB rear mechs Vs older design - old tucks into smaller sprockets better?

I have a Deore XT RD-M772 on my ICE Vortex fs 2011 running a custom Capreo cassette of 9-32 (so, well out of spec range) and it's shifting is fine, Better than another one with a Sram X9 on it. Mind you I also have A Deore RD-M531 on the ICE Qnt, that since I fitted new (Sealed bearing so no float) ...
by nigelnightmare
16 Oct 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is the gap between middle and outer the same as between inner and middle?
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Is the gap between middle and outer the same as between inner and middle?

Dear Manc33, The answer to your original question is YES. So if yours isn't, find out why and rectify...… …..Job done! P.S. It is best to use 9 speed chains on 9speed running gear as that is what it was designed for. 8) Running 5/6/7/8/10/11/12 or 1/8" and you will have problems to say the leas...
by nigelnightmare
14 Oct 2019, 12:20am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Tyres for trike

belgiangoth wrote:Tubeless?

Fine until you get a puncture that doesn't seal...……………….Then it gets messy!
by nigelnightmare
13 Oct 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 102
Views: 2519

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

OPTION 3 Build new Disc braked wheels using CS-RK3 rear and a dynamo disk front. I don't know if SA do a version of CS-RF3 with a drum brake but if they do You could go for... ...OPTION 4 Drum brakes front and rear using SA X-FDD front with a (CS-RF3 type) with drum brake rear. And never worry about...
by nigelnightmare
9 Oct 2019, 10:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How should spokes sit in nipples to be right?
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: How should spokes sit in nipples to be right?

As Brucey said the spokes are too short! :shock:
Get the wheel re-built with the correct length spokes (or do it yourself) and you shouldn't have any more problems with nipples pulling through.
by nigelnightmare
5 Oct 2019, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cartridge bearing is rough when pressed in, but fine when taken out
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: Cartridge bearing is rough when pressed in, but fine when taken out

These things have become throwaway items (like the Deore Hollowtech BB) but back in the day the same square taper BB lasted for 3 or 4 bike frames. :roll: And they didn't damage the frame when fitting or removing (as long as it hadn't corroded in). :shock: I can see them making a comeback in profes...
by nigelnightmare
5 Oct 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cartridge bearing is rough when pressed in, but fine when taken out
Replies: 22
Views: 835

Re: Cartridge bearing is rough when pressed in, but fine when taken out

These things have become throwaway items (like the Deore Hollowtech BB) but back in the day the same square taper BB lasted for 3 or 4 bike frames. :roll: And they didn't damage the frame when fitting or removing (as long as it hadn't corroded in). :shock: I can see them making a comeback in profes...
by nigelnightmare
5 Oct 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Computers
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Computers

Garmin?
or
IGPSPORT gps cycling computer.
Advertised as the cheapest GPS cycle computer on the market.
The igs20e only does KPH not miles, is rechargeable & has an auto backlight.
Comes with 2 mounts, same fit as Garmin.
by nigelnightmare
5 Oct 2019, 3:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?
Replies: 21
Views: 843

Re: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?

As stated Get a new middle ring.
You already have the chain & cassette, so if the inner & outer rings are NOT worn too much you'll end up with a practically new drive train. 8)

It is your MAIN bike after all, spoil it and yourself. 8)


Go-on you know you want to. :wink:
by nigelnightmare
5 Oct 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front and two rear lights from one dynamo?
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Front and two rear lights from one dynamo?

I've been running 2 rear lights from a dynamo for over a year now with no problems (one on the trike & one on the trailer). I have plenty of light output from 3mph with the trailer & from 2mph without. HTH AS shown above As the power output rises with more lights in the circuit so does the r...
by nigelnightmare
5 Oct 2019, 11:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?

Try "XLC" J2 Inline index adjuster. Info@xlc-parts.com http://www.xlc-parts.com Search for. "Gear cable adjuster SH-X06" They have indents/positive clicks as you turn the barrel. 2off per pack. The same as the Jagwire ones. HTH Edited Quick eBay search of J2 inline adjusters giv...
by nigelnightmare
5 Oct 2019, 2:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?

A small tub (Chinese takeaway) with petrol. Put the derailleur in, put lid on and agitate (shake it). Check and repeat until clean, the use of an old tooth brush helps. Let it dry, Then strip, lube (I use a dry chain lube) & re-assemble. I usually grease the jockey wheel bearings. I prefer the A...
by nigelnightmare
5 Oct 2019, 2:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?

Try "XLC" J2 Inline index adjuster.

Info@xlc-parts.com
http://www.xlc-parts.com
Search for.
"Gear cable adjuster SH-X06"


They have indents/positive clicks as you turn the barrel.
2off per pack.

The same as the Jagwire ones.

HTH

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by nigelnightmare
5 Oct 2019, 1:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decently sized overshoes for size 12 MTB
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Decently sized overshoes for size 12 MTB

Carrier bags + elastic bands.
Cheap effective and readily available.
Single use, just put them in the re-cycling after.
by nigelnightmare
5 Oct 2019, 1:52am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bike route gate size
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Bike route gate size

Do you have any Pictures of "A" & "K" frame type barriers. Look in "kbarriers.co.uk" for pictures. They work reasonably fine for everything but bikes as they can be sized for wheelchairs, buggies, recuments, etc. But they're just to narrow for bicycle handlebars to...