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by Thornyone
24 Jan 2019, 11:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette lockring issue
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Cassette lockring issue

Thanks for the replies. I haven’t got an angle grinder, so if I can’t easily remove the current one I have, I’ll try the LBS.
I’m probably guilty of over-tightening, so I’ll be very careful when I install the new one. Maybe the copper grease assisted over-tightening too?

Dave :)
by Thornyone
24 Jan 2019, 9:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette lockring issue
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Cassette lockring issue

I have removed lots of cassettes over the years and fortunately only once have I had to resort to removing one by unscrewing the freehub body and scrapping both it and the worn cassette. I simply could not unscrew the cassette lockring. I broke my chain whip, nearly got a hernia, and was seriously w...
by Thornyone
22 Jan 2019, 8:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano freehub body query
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Shimano freehub body query

Thanks, that is a sensible suggestion about going for the entire unit.

Dave :)
by Thornyone
22 Jan 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano freehub body query
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Shimano freehub body query

Many thanks for the answers. I may not need to actally replace the freehub body yet but I’m ordering one “just in case”. What I am planning to do is replace the cassette, and on a previous occasion it was simply impossible to unscrew the cassette from the freehub body (attached to the wheel). Even u...
by Thornyone
22 Jan 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano freehub body query
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Shimano freehub body query

I would be grateful if anyone could advise me of the right freehub body I need to get to replace the original supplied with the Shimano FH T610 rear (9 speed) hub unit. In the past I have inadvertently ordered the wrong one, so I thought it wise to check this time. Also, should there be several opti...
by Thornyone
12 Jan 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: UK National Survey of E-bike Use and Potential Use
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: UK National Survey of E-bike Use and Potential Use

I just came across a link to the survey in “CycleClips” and find it rather perplexing. The survey asks questions about e-bike ownership, intention to buy etc, and about car ownership. It does not ask about non-assisted cycle ownership or use. So, I own a car which gets very little use, but is theore...
by Thornyone
2 Jan 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1136

Re: Quick link: time to replace?

a) So that you can clean the other chain properly. b) You get double the miles per cassette/chainring. As a matter of interest, how often do you replace your chainrings and cassettes? Mine seem to last more or less indefinitely. Also, I can clean my chain properly in about 30mins - chain off, degre...
by Thornyone
2 Jan 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1136

Re: Quick link: time to replace?

Bad assumption: I suggest you read my earlier post again. You almost certainly have just ordered a non-reusable SRAM QL. These are called 'powerlock'. I would gather from your earlier posts that this is not what you wanted. You can get both Powerlock and Powerlink in 8s and 9s, eg https://www.sjscy...
by Thornyone
1 Jan 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1136

Re: Quick link: time to replace?

Thanks for the replies. I can see a (two units) SRAM link for sale on Amazon which is for 9 speed, but which the seller describes as “Powerlock”. I’m assuming that it is actually a direct replacement for the link supplied with the PC971 chain, and therefore actually a “link”, not a “lock”, and have ...
by Thornyone
1 Jan 2019, 8:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1136

Re: Quick link: time to replace?

Thanks tatanab, your reply just crossed with mine. I thought I’d read that somewhere.

Dave
by Thornyone
1 Jan 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1136

Re: Quick link: time to replace?

Thanks for the replies. I was under the impression that there were two types of link, and that those designed for very narrow chains were meant to be closed and then not re-opened, whilst those made for wider chains (e.g. 9 speed) were not single use? I think I’ll try swapping the chains less freque...
by Thornyone
31 Dec 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1136

Quick link: time to replace?

I use 2 SRAM PC 971 9 speed chains, and swap over about every 250-300 miles. The chains are fitted with the removeable link which makes removal/reconnection easy. However, compared with initial use, the links now seem very easy to open and re-close. My chain should have another 2,000 miles or so lif...
by Thornyone
5 Dec 2018, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe 26” tyre query
Replies: 21
Views: 925

Re: Schwalbe 26” tyre query

We've got M+ 26 x 1.75 tyres on the tandem and find they ride fine. We had Panaracer and Conti tyres prior to them and had all sorts of problems: tyre walls splitting, bulging in sidewalls and valves pulling out. Our M+ are overinflated to prevent such problems and we've never had puncture in the 4...
by Thornyone
5 Dec 2018, 11:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe 26” tyre query
Replies: 21
Views: 925

Re: Schwalbe 26” tyre query

I originally had Marathon Extreme (I think that was the name) fitted on the bike, 26x2”, and I seemed to go faster than I do now (but maybe because that was 6 years ago and I’m heading for my state pension now? :shock: ) and got a nicer ride. They seemed faster and more comfortable despite the more ...
by Thornyone
5 Dec 2018, 8:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe 26” tyre query
Replies: 21
Views: 925

Schwalbe 26” tyre query

I have a two-part query. Firstly, I am currently using 26x2” tyres, mostly for tarmac use, though I will be back on towpaths and tracks too (nothing too technical) next spring..... So, if I bought 26x1.75” am I likely to see much drop-off in ride plushness on my non-suspension Thorn? Secondly, I am ...