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by johnk1
25 Jan 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Jockey wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Jockey wheels

Thanks everyone, I'll have a look at them today when the garage is not so cold!
by johnk1
24 Jan 2019, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Jockey wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Jockey wheels

A bike repair shop told me my jockey wheels need replacing but they look fine to me. What's the best way to check them and what do I look for?
by johnk1
13 Jan 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur

I could make the diameter bigger, good idea.

Here's a shot from the rear
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by johnk1
13 Jan 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur

Thanks Brucie, I'll try and get a shot from the rear. I will lubricate all the cables as they're probably bone dry by now if they were ever oiled.
by johnk1
13 Jan 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Penine
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Trans Penine

Has anyone done the Trans Penine route? I would love to do it and am looking for any info on it including places to stay and what to take from someone who has actually done it.
by johnk1
13 Jan 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur

Here's another shot the first 3 are all the same, that was through trying to rotate the image
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by johnk1
13 Jan 2019, 10:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur

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Here's a couple of photos. It looks like the cable should be clamped the other way round as it would give a straighter pull. The photo is in the middle gear position. Sorry, I can't get the photo to rotate.
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by johnk1
11 Jan 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur

I was given the bike by my neighbour, it's been in his garage for years. I sorted out the rear derailleurs and still have to do the brakes. I'll have a look at which side of the bolt the cable is, I assume the straighter it runs the better.
by johnk1
11 Jan 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur

Thanks for that, I'll check the cables, is a weaker spring an option?
by johnk1
11 Jan 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Twist grip gear changer on front deraileur

I have a twist grip changer on the front derailleur. It is OK going down the gears but very stiff coming back up, any idea why?
by johnk1
26 Jul 2017, 6:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cost of renewing bottom bracket bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: cost of renewing bottom bracket bearing

Thanks Alex and Gregory, that gives me a good idea of costs
by johnk1
25 Jul 2017, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cost of renewing bottom bracket bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 596

cost of renewing bottom bracket bearing

I have a Diamondback Wildwood hybrid that has a badly worn bearing can anyone give me an idea of the cost of repairing it?
Cheers
John
by johnk1
6 Jun 2017, 4:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How often to service De Rosa road bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: How often to service De Rosa road bike

Mines a carbon frame but I'll wash it anyway especially all the parts you mention. I can remove those parts myself and I'll do that each year after the service
Cheers
by johnk1
6 Jun 2017, 11:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How often to service De Rosa road bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: How often to service De Rosa road bike

Brucey, That's great thanks. I use it all year round and try to avoid rain but sometimes I get caught out!
by johnk1
6 Jun 2017, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How often to service De Rosa road bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: How often to service De Rosa road bike

I use my road bike as cross training for rowing and do a 28 mile ride once a week. I ride on roads that aren't too bad but there are some rough bits
Cheers
John