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by Thornyone
16 Sep 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable sticking or what?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Gear cable sticking or what?

Just a quick follow-up for info. I was going to swap the derailleur for a vgc old one, but fortunately it had too short a cage. “Fortunately” because whilst working on it I discovered that there was a lot of play in the freehub/cassette. It turned out that the cassette lockring had actually worked l...
by Thornyone
25 Aug 2019, 8:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable sticking or what?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Gear cable sticking or what?

reohn2 wrote:All 7,8 and 9sp rear mechs are intechangeable,so yes it will work.

Thanks.
by Thornyone
25 Aug 2019, 7:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable sticking or what?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Gear cable sticking or what?

I wonder whether to swap the RD or replace the freehub body. I suggest whichever is easier, so RD probably. cheers Thank you Brucey. In fact, since thinking that the freehub body may be the source of the problem, I’ve found quite a lot of stuff online related to “wobbling”, or gyrating, or oscillat...
by Thornyone
24 Aug 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable sticking or what?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Gear cable sticking or what?

Interesting suggestion that it may be the freehub. I changed the rear cable inner and outer, and whilst the gear change does seem slicker (my imagination?), I’ve had the issue a couple of times in the 45 miles I’ve done since. Whilst I had the bike on the workstand to adjust the cable, I noticed tha...
by Thornyone
23 Aug 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable sticking or what?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Gear cable sticking or what?

One thing I am suspicious of is that the rear derailleur is sticky, and doesn't tension the chain fully for a second or two after an upshift. I had similar symptoms to the OP when the grease in the B pivot dried out. It felt ok when articulated by hand, but was less reliable under it's own spring t...
by Thornyone
23 Aug 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable sticking or what?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Gear cable sticking or what?

peetee wrote:When you take that outer cable off remove the end caps and see what condition the ends of the outers are in. I suspect that may be contributory.

Thanks. I noticed that there was a bit of rusting at either end of the chainstay to RD section.
by Thornyone
23 Aug 2019, 8:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable sticking or what?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Gear cable sticking or what?

Thanks Brucey and tim-b for your suggestions. Whilst the rear derailleur may well be due for replacement as Brucey advises, it certainly doesn’t feel sloppy, so I’ll try tim-b’s approach first. I’ve got some spare outer lying around somewhere, and new inner cable. If that doesn’t sort it then I’ll c...
by Thornyone
22 Aug 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable sticking or what?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Gear cable sticking or what?

TimDoran wrote:What about worn or damaged jockey wheels

They were replaced along with the other components
by Thornyone
22 Aug 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable sticking or what?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Gear cable sticking or what?

your symptoms sound weird, and not clearly associated with any one simple thing like the gear cable. One thing I am suspicious of is that the rear derailleur is sticky, and doesn't tension the chain fully for a second or two after an upshift. An untensioned chain is more susceptible to skipping, eg...
by Thornyone
22 Aug 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable sticking or what?
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Gear cable sticking or what?

I have an annoying issue with my gears. It is very intermittent and I’m not absolutely sure whether it occurs after changing up or down (because it is so intermittent), though I suspect it is probably after I have changed from a larger to a smaller rear sprocket (of my 9 speed cassette). Let me firs...
by Thornyone
19 Jul 2019, 9:55am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Carpal tunnel op recovery time
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Carpal tunnel op recovery time

Ask your surgeon. There are several methods of operating on carpel tunnels, you’re recovery may depend on the type. Thanks. I actually have some experience of the variability of approach to the surgery, since it is in my family. My late mother and father, and my sister all had it too, but none of t...
by Thornyone
19 Jul 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Carpal tunnel op recovery time
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Carpal tunnel op recovery time

Ask your surgeon. There are several methods of operating on carpel tunnels, you’re recovery may depend on the type. Thanks. I actually have some experience of the variability of approach to the surgery, since it is in my family. My late mother and father, and my sister all had it too, but none of t...
by Thornyone
18 Jul 2019, 8:56am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Carpal tunnel op recovery time
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Carpal tunnel op recovery time

I have just had surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome and am having the stitches out a week tomorrow. I wonder if anyone here has experience of this and how long it is likely to be before I can expect to get back on my bike (flat bars/ergon grips)? It’s certainly pretty sore at present, but 8 days or s...
by Thornyone
30 May 2019, 9:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite smells
Replies: 60
Views: 3275

Re: Favourite smells

Mown grass of the sweet tobacco variety, as in St David’s Cathedral close; tar; a FAINT smell of horse or cow poo in a field: makes me think of childhood picnics; pine resin; May blossom and meadowsweet.
by Thornyone
30 May 2019, 8:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite smells
Replies: 60
Views: 3275

Re: Favourite smells

My own farts in my own car. You can savour them properly without the Missus complaining. Why is it that one normally finds one’s own productions so entertaining whilst finding all others hideously offensive? (I say “normally” advisedly, because sometimes my own offerings have me begging for mercy)....