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by grufty
23 Mar 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 8 - sealing & servicing
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: Shimano Alfine 8 - sealing & servicing

We've been using Alfine 8s for 10 years now, so I can relate to your issue. Once the initial horror on opening the hub passed, I found that dunking the internals in automatic transmission fluid and applying liberal amounts of (waterproof)grease to the bearings, especially the drive side, works well ...
by grufty
3 Mar 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adjustable Stems - recommendations?
Replies: 36
Views: 1382

Re: Adjustable Stems - recommendations?

grufty wrote:NGO spacerless stem? It's only height adjustable though.

Sorry, my mistake, should be NVO . nvocomponents.com
by grufty
3 Mar 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adjustable Stems - recommendations?
Replies: 36
Views: 1382

Re: Adjustable Stems - recommendations?

NVO spacerless stem? It's only height adjustable though.
by grufty
3 Mar 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Folding Touring Bikes? Airnimal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1473

Re: Folding Touring Bikes? Airnimal?

I would recommend Bromptons. We have taken these on our boat for over 20 years, they fit in one cockpit locker. Although we haven't done multi day tours from the boat, we have toured on them in the UK and Ireland . We use a rucksack strapped onto the front carrier frame arranged in such a way that i...
by grufty
16 Feb 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11124

Re: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

I have a Disc Trucker with Alfine 8 hub and hub dynamo which i like a lot, and considerably cheaper than Rohloff! Ok , so you don't get the range of gears, but adequate for my local hills. Fitted with the Alfine tensioner, saves some of the hassle of adjusting disc calipers when removing the wheel. ...
by grufty
1 Oct 2018, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike workshop near Arnside
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Bike workshop near Arnside

Saw a mobile bike mechanic van recently, bikeranger.co.uk
by grufty
29 Sep 2018, 3:07pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: Knee replacement

Mrs Grufty had a TKR seven weeks ago tomorrow. She was on the turbo within a week, on the Brompton within two weeks and on her cumbersome bike within 3-4 weeks. She's also walking without poles for the first time in nearly ten years, and it's hilly where we are! Like the OP she was cycling lots even...
by grufty
16 Sep 2018, 8:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight ladies bike
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: Lightweight ladies bike

Brompton? Over rougher terrain/trails, wheels size isn;t ideal, even less so for someone who is relatively inexperienced, bigger wheelsize offers more stability/control I agree in principle with the bigger wheelsize/stability thing and yes the Brompton can be twitchy until you get used to it. Offse...
by grufty
15 Sep 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yes. Another crank length question.
Replies: 14
Views: 522

Re: Yes. Another crank length question.

We went a bit higher, yes.
by grufty
15 Sep 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight ladies bike
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: Lightweight ladies bike

Brompton?
by grufty
15 Sep 2018, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yes. Another crank length question.
Replies: 14
Views: 522

Re: Yes. Another crank length question.

I'm 5' 9"" and Mrs Grufty is 5' 6"". I changed all our cranks to 160 last year, not all at once- my Troll was the guinea pig but as soon as Mrs Grufty tried it she wanted the same! We've both got an arthritic knee, so it made spinning a lot easier. Mrs Grufty had a TKR 5 weeks ag...
by grufty
26 Aug 2018, 3:30pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 216
Views: 5991

Re: Geraint Thomas....

Perhaps a Formula 1 driver may care to advocate helmet wearing compulsion for all occupants of motor vehicles?
by grufty
4 Nov 2017, 5:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NO LYCRA PLEASE
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: NO LYCRA PLEASE

Keela Peru-does everything!