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by Thornyone
30 May 2019, 9:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite smells
Replies: 47
Views: 932

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: 47
Views: 932

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)....
by Thornyone
27 May 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Correct chainring bolts?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Correct chainring bolts?

Thanks for the replies.

Dave
by Thornyone
27 May 2019, 9:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Correct chainring bolts?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Correct chainring bolts?

I would appreciate some guidance on getting the correct (outer) chainring bolts for a triple Deore crankset (FC M590). I “borrowed” the chainring bolts which came with it to replace some I’d had to grind out of the existing XT crankset to which I was fitting replacement rings. Unfortunately I didn’t...
by Thornyone
18 May 2019, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur position query
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Front derailleur position query

I have a similar problem - my front mech would strike the chain stay, if I could get it lower. There's a gap of about 5mm. I'm careful to set up the limit screws carefully but after about 9,000 miles I've never dropped the chain outwards. You could maybe get your mech a bit lower, if you are concer...
by Thornyone
17 May 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur position query
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Front derailleur position query

Brucey wrote:with a triple chainset the critical clearance is usually the clearance between the middle ring and the inner cage plate.



Thanks,
Dave
by Thornyone
17 May 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur position query
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Front derailleur position query

Thanks for your reply, Cugel. I certainly tend to do most of my middle to large and middle to small chainring shifts when somewhere around the 3rd to 4th and 5th to 6th rear cogs respectively (counting from smallest up). I almost never use the smallest cog anyway. Mostly I seem to use the same two c...
by Thornyone
17 May 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur position query
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Front derailleur position query

I’m confused. I have done many thousands of miles without any problems relating to front shifting. I have just replaced the middle and the 44T outer chainrings of my 9 speed triple crankset and it has just struck me that there is a pretty big gap (maybe 8 mm) when the outer plate of the derailleur i...
by Thornyone
24 Jan 2019, 11:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette lockring issue
Replies: 11
Views: 481

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: 481

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: 346

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: 346

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: 346

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: 524

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: 1183

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...