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by MarcusT
16 Sep 2020, 5:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best budget repair stand?
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: Best budget repair stand?

I picked up a stand from Planet X over 20 yrs ago and it is still going strong, even mounting 60 lb ebikes on it
by MarcusT
9 Sep 2020, 5:24am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?
Replies: 16
Views: 566

Re: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?

I picked up this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Naturehike-Cloud-Up-Ultralight-Backpacking-Camping/dp/B07HTB2129/ref=sr_1_3?crid=34KEUHYO6FOJ7&dchild=1&keywords=naturehike&qid=1599625342&s=sports&sprefix=nature%2Caps%2C180&sr=1-3 I'm 6,1 and fit fine, but at 6,5, you made need...
by MarcusT
9 Sep 2020, 5:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26 inch Tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 860

Re: 26 inch Tyres

Kenda makes some budget 26ers. They don't usually have model names for their budget line, just numbers. I cannot see the model I picked up, but it was a trail tire with a solid center ridge . CST also has a few models as well
by MarcusT
4 Sep 2020, 5:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyre
Replies: 28
Views: 982

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyre

Has anyone ever used a Marathon Plus Tour? Thanks Jonathan Not the Tour Plus, but the Mondials which look like the same tyre, but are folding and lighter. Great tyre, no mounting problems, never had a flat and with 30 kg of gear on my bike, I certainly don't notice a few hundred more grams on the t...
by MarcusT
18 Aug 2020, 5:15am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Decathon bike. Adding a second battery?
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Decathon bike. Adding a second battery?

I would ask an authorized Bosch dealer or Bosch themselves. The last thing you want to do is void the warranty for a new bike. The Stilus can also fit a 625 W battery which from experience gives a lot of mileage. If Bosch has a solution, then you're good with both batteries, if not, carry it as a sp...
by MarcusT
12 Aug 2020, 5:22am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: I'm looking for a Stilus full suspension.
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: I'm looking for a Stilus full suspension.

It's a nice bike, but not worth going through all that frustration.
Spend a few hundred more and look at other brands.
Cube has dropped their prices for their 2021 models
by MarcusT
10 Aug 2020, 5:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: Tyres

Michelin offered one for a while, not sure if still available, Kenda also has some. I gave up on knobby tires and went with road tires. Sometimes, you just have to move on.
by MarcusT
29 Jul 2020, 4:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old bike in dry shed, unused for 30 years. How to revive it ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1233

Re: Old bike in dry shed, unused for 30 years. How to revive it ?

It'll take some work, but getting it back on the road should be simple enough. Good thing about the age, is that tools should be simple and none of the proprietary nonsense that exists today. Mind you, it's not economical to restore, between tires, tubes, cable/housing, brake pads and so on, it can ...
by MarcusT
27 Jul 2020, 5:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why does my bike make a sound like a knife being sharpened??
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Why does my bike make a sound like a knife being sharpened??

What Brucey said.
I get the same noise when doing some curvy downhills. The wheel flexing causes the disc to rub. Also happens on long downhills as the disc and pads heat up.
by MarcusT
23 Jul 2020, 5:21am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch ebike motor
Replies: 17
Views: 1784

Re: Bosch ebike motor

I have a road/gravel bike fitted with the Bosch Active Line system (250w motor, 500wh PowerTube battery). For riding on private land and trails I am thinking of moving the speed sensor from the rear wheel to the crank. I fully understand that this is not legal on the road and could invalidate any w...
by MarcusT
15 Jul 2020, 5:11am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Faulty Bosch 500 wh frame lock
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Faulty Bosch 500 wh frame lock

You should also have received a code card for the lock in case you lose the keys. Contact Abus and see if the key matches the serial number on the bike.
by MarcusT
7 Jul 2020, 6:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 55
Views: 2500

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

At this point I would not leave my own country. Things are still too volatile and the rules are changing everyday. 1 day things are fine, the next, there is a 14 day quarantine
by MarcusT
22 Jun 2020, 5:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Munich to Venice
Replies: 17
Views: 732

Re: Munich to Venice

Anthony[/quote] One thing about Italy it's much of it is closed on a Sunday. We once cycled Milan to Lyon. Stayed with in-laws the night before flying, who cooked pizza for dinner. Landed late on Saturday night and found a hotel. Next morning after breakfast set off all shops were shut but found a s...
by MarcusT
16 Jun 2020, 5:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cotter pins: Why? Why not?
Replies: 47
Views: 1489

Re: Cotter pins: Why? Why not?

I detest them, even back when they were the only game in town.
by MarcusT
16 Jun 2020, 5:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pink is back- quel horreur
Replies: 28
Views: 852

Re: Pink is back- quel horreur

You folks ever heard of the Giro d'Italia?