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by le.voyageur
21 Nov 2018, 9:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek Thruskew
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Trek Thruskew

according to this description, the dropout "loops all the way around the skewer" so exactly the same as a ThruAxle (TA) then.
https://www.cyclingabout.com/2019-trek- ... ring-bike/
I have them on my new(ish) bike and they're good but no better than the QRs on my other bikes.
by le.voyageur
17 Oct 2018, 6:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: saddlebag on carbon seatpost
Replies: 21
Views: 2265

Re: saddlebag on carbon seatpost

assuming the carbon post is heavy enough (i.e. not too thin walled) would a thin hard plastic sheeth between the post and clamp which stops the clamp creating a stressor and spreads the clamping force not be a solution here?
by le.voyageur
14 Oct 2018, 7:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building a Cargo Bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1945

Re: Building a Cargo Bike

doh!
https://imgur.com/gallery/DAijq#Vr8GkQD
good luck

Edit: just looked at your link and it's the same as the one I itended to post up thread.
by le.voyageur
13 Oct 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building a Cargo Bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1945

Re: Building a Cargo Bike

have you seen this one?
by le.voyageur
6 Aug 2018, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do I need a new chain?
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: Do I need a new chain?

Dont think that's a stetched link, it's the space in the removable link to allow it to be disconnected. It looks like the inside of the removable has snapped as it's hanging down on the inside. haev a look here. https://www.parktool.com/product/master-link-pliers-mlp-1-2 Buy a new removable link and...
by le.voyageur
29 Jul 2018, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stolen Goat Clothing
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Stolen Goat Clothing

They do some funky designs but if you're going for the plain styles why not go for Rapha?
If you get the Rapha stuff in the sale I'd suggest with the free lifetime repair service they'll work out better value.
https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/repair-service
by le.voyageur
17 Jul 2018, 12:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Renewing a Retro Raleigh Royal.
Replies: 21
Views: 1613

Re: Renewing a Retro Raleigh Royal.

13-32 on ebay at present, BIN £7 plus £3 delivery
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Giang-Wide-R ... m570.l1313
by le.voyageur
9 Jul 2018, 10:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chainset noise
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: chainset noise

I followed Brucey's advice to fit a chainset spacer and this seemed to work a treat. I ordered two sets, 1.2mm and .6mm. The 1.2mm was too much as I couldn't get the FD to shift up. I then fitted .6mm and the FD works and on the road the small/small now works almost silently. Thanks to Brucey and to...
by le.voyageur
1 Jul 2018, 12:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chainset noise
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: chainset noise

I checked the inner chaingring and it was on correctly (pity that would have been a nice easy fix so thanks gregoryoftours). I was thinking about the mention up thread about trimming with bar ends. When I first obtained the bike (it was 2nd hand) it didn't do this and it only started when I tweaked ...
by le.voyageur
30 Jun 2018, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chainset noise
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: chainset noise

thanks again for all the input. It looks like the inner is mounted incorrectly as all the writing is facing inwards. I'll flip it over and see if it resolves. I dont understand the comments about the bar end shifter as once I've shifted (and trimmed if required) the chain isn't touching the FD, how ...
by le.voyageur
30 Jun 2018, 7:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chainset noise
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: chainset noise

Thanks guys for the input, I'll do some measuring and see if anything jumps out but it's sounding like hitting the ramps in 2nd and smallest cog is expected.
I think the group all matches, it's a compact road double on audax bike.
I'll check the chainring are mounted corerctly.
thanks
by le.voyageur
29 Jun 2018, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chainset noise
Replies: 23
Views: 955

chainset noise

I wnoder if folks can offer some advice please. I have a 9 speed double setup and when in the small at the front and from about the 3rd smallest) to the smallest at the back my chain hits the ramps on the outer chain ring. I know small/small is not advisable but I should be still able to use it with...
by le.voyageur
18 May 2018, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steel framesets: Saffron & Ricky Feather
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: Steel framesets: Saffron & Ricky Feather

there's quite a few threads on LFGSS about Saffron and I think the guy who runs it posts quite a bit on there as well.
by le.voyageur
17 May 2018, 2:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DIY shed alarm
Replies: 30
Views: 1153

Re: DIY shed alarm

Maybe an old phone?
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/re ... mart-home/

I think some of these apps can send an alert on movement detection and you could also record.

You'd need connectivity either via data allowance or wireless.
by le.voyageur
10 May 2018, 2:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling routes in Newham?
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Cycling routes in Newham?

Not sure what sort of route you have in mind but Wanstead flats springs to mind.
https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map
good luck