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by esuhl
1 Jun 2020, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which disc rotors?
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Which disc rotors?

you need adaptors that fit your frame and that fit your calipers. Yes there are lots. If you post photos of your present brakes (installed) and photos of your new brakes then I'm sure others will happily tell you which adaptors you might need. cheers Ah... I've watched a few YouTube videos, and eve...
by esuhl
1 Jun 2020, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which disc rotors?
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Which disc rotors?

esuhl wrote:But looking at it... I can't see how it would do anything... :-/


Oh -- I get it -- It's just a spacer with slightly longer bolts, right? So... one of those front and back should do the trick...?
by esuhl
1 Jun 2020, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which disc rotors?
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Which disc rotors?

Thanks, Brucey -- much appreciated. 1) you will most likely need to revise the caliper mounting brackets (using adaptors, usually) if you want to fit bigger discs than are presently fitted. Oh my goodness -- it seems like there are more types of calliper adapter than there are rotors! The existing r...
by esuhl
1 Jun 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which disc rotors?
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Which disc rotors?

I've just bought some Avid Code R brakes for my bike, but want to upgrade the disc rotors too. I currently have some cheapo 6-bolt 160mm(?) rotors and want to the new ones to be bigger (180mm) and more rigid. But there are SO many different ones to choose from I don't know where to start. Do I need ...
by esuhl
19 Feb 2020, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mech hanger availability? Time to stock up?
Replies: 15
Views: 1138

Re: Mech hanger availability? Time to stock up?

But I have to ask, what is it you are doing with your bike that you think you will need so many? I seem to bend them at least once a year. Either I drop the bike (with heavy panniers on the back), or someone "mistakes" the cycle parking area for a trolley park, and rams a shopping trolley...
by esuhl
12 Jan 2020, 7:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mech hanger availability? Time to stock up?
Replies: 15
Views: 1138

Mech hanger availability? Time to stock up?

I have a 2011 Decathlon B'Twin Rockrider 8.1 mountain bike. Until now, I'd been buying replacement rear mech hangers from Decathlon themselves, but they no longer supply them! I found just ONE online shop in the UK (and one eBay seller) selling them. So I've stocked up for now. But what about the fu...
by esuhl
4 Nov 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 'London Bridge City' "clamping" bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: 'London Bridge City' "clamping" bikes

Aren't private firms banned from clamping vehicles now...?

I'd either cut the cable, or take them to court.

(Of course, I'd never intentionally park my bike on private property without consent...)
by esuhl
24 Jul 2019, 1:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to make YouTube cycling videos?
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Re: How to make YouTube cycling videos?

I came across Da Vinci Resolve, which I've been playing with. But it seems really fussy with file formats/codecs, so I'll definitely have a look at Blender, Shotcut and Lightworks when I get a chance.

Cheers :D
by esuhl
23 Jul 2019, 12:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to make YouTube cycling videos?
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

How to make YouTube cycling videos?

I've seen videos on YouTube showing a cyclist's front and rear camera feeds at the same time (side-by-side, or with the rear video in a little box, etc.). I'd like to make a similar kind of video (for fun). But I'm not sure where to begin... :-/ Can anyone suggest any simple video-editing tools to d...
by esuhl
22 Jul 2019, 11:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam
Replies: 25
Views: 2114

Re: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam

st599_uk wrote:If you mount on the bike, you need to think about vibration affecting the camera.

The utility cyclist wrote:Not an issue IME...


Same here -- not an issue. My cheapo cams don't have any clever "image stabilisation", but the images are decent enough. There's no obvious vibration issues when riding on tarmac.
by esuhl
25 May 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam
Replies: 25
Views: 2114

Re: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam

PM sorry to read this and I hope your ok but is a camera really the answer ! I just find it strange that a car suddenly pulled out on you . Really how can that happen ! I'm surprised any road user would question whether that can happen! People do crazy things. I saw a woman stop her car to give way...
by esuhl
22 May 2019, 1:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement SRAM X9 jockey wheels...?
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Replacement SRAM X9 jockey wheels...?

Thanks, all. I found what I needed.

I came across a copy of the 2018 SRAM Spare Parts List on the SJS Cycles website, which made it easy to see which models were made to identify which one I have.

http://www.sjscycles.com/Instructions/S ... alogue.pdf
by esuhl
21 May 2019, 4:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement SRAM X9 jockey wheels...?
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Replacement SRAM X9 jockey wheels...?

I've trashed my drivetrain and had to replace the chain, cassette and chain rings. With everything so worn, I presume it would be a good idea to replace the jockey wheels on my SRAM X9 mech too? I've been looking for replacements, but I'm so confused by the different options. I seem to remember that...
by esuhl
10 May 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chain skipping
Replies: 17
Views: 772

Re: New chain skipping

Today I fitted my new cassette, replaced my rear mech with an old working spare, and even with the OLD chain, it worked! No skipping at all! :D I put the original rear mech on, and it still worked. I compared the two rear mechs and couldn't see or feel any differences or faults. So, it must be the c...
by esuhl
10 May 2019, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chain skipping
Replies: 17
Views: 772

Re: New chain skipping

Does the chain sag when the bike is stationary? If when freewheeling may be sticky freehub - the sag would be more pronounced on the smaller sprockets when coasting. I had a sticky freehub last year, which I cleaned and re-greased, so I know (from experience of what it feels like) that it's not tha...