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by esuhl
13 Oct 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke magnet (for bike computer)?
Replies: 31
Views: 672

Re: Spoke magnet (for bike computer)?

Wow! Thanks everyone for so many great replies. :-) I feel a bit silly now -- the Cateye magnet looks as if it only attaches to one spoke, but I moved it closer to the hub where the spokes cross, and it was very easy to attach it to two spokes, which will keep it from rotating. I'm not sure if that'...
by esuhl
12 Oct 2020, 2:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke magnet (for bike computer)?
Replies: 31
Views: 672

Spoke magnet (for bike computer)?

I have a Cateye bike computer that uses this type of spoke magnet: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/cateye-computer-wheel-magnet Because the spoke attaches to one side of the central point, when I brake heavily, the magnet often rotates away from the sensor. It doesn't matter how much I try to tighten it. I...
by esuhl
12 Oct 2020, 1:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Commuter bag when cycling - suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Commuter bag when cycling - suggestions

A solid pannier rack and a pair of Ortlieb panniers. I'd go for the big ones. I was going to say exactly the same. Fitting a proper rack, and getting a pair of Ortlieb Rear Roller panniers was a revolution for me! I can load my bike with more weight that I could carry by hand. The panniers lock on ...
by esuhl
4 Sep 2020, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?
Replies: 65
Views: 2473

Gears: are 3x setups extinct?

I noticed that few new mountain bikes come with a 3x (3 front chain ring) setup. When I looked for a new front shifter/derailleur for my 3x9 setup, it was like hunting for gold dust. Is that just because of the worldwide Covid-related bike shortage? Or are 3x setups becoming extinct? --- I can under...
by esuhl
2 Jul 2020, 4:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to service Rockshox Tora forks (parts needed)?
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: How to service Rockshox Tora forks (parts needed)?

Amazing! Thanks for that -- I've downloaded the PDF now. I did wonder whether spare parts would still be available... I couldn't find much relevant information on the SRAM website. I'll probably buy another suspension fork. But in the meantime I'll try to service the fork without replacing any parts...
by esuhl
22 Jun 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to service Rockshox Tora forks (parts needed)?
Replies: 4
Views: 186

How to service Rockshox Tora forks (parts needed)?

I have a B'Twin (Decathlon own-brand) Rockrider 8.1 mountain bike from 2010. It came with Rockshox Tora forks and it's about time I gave them their first service! I found this very helpful video on YouTube outlining the procedure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmehC5MJDHE But... there seem to be s...
by esuhl
1 Jun 2020, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which disc rotors?
Replies: 5
Views: 226

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: 226

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: 226

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: 226

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: 1169

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: 1169

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: 1727

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: 1648

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: 1648

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...