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by hamish
28 Jun 2020, 11:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 66
Views: 2062

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

The Kona Libra and Dolan GXC are gravel bikes the Giant Defy an endurance bike and therefore not surprising that they have higher front ends than out and out racers. As to what bikes people should be riding it's obviously the same as me, anyone riding something else is clearly doing it wrong, there...
by hamish
27 Jun 2020, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 66
Views: 2062

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

The Kona Libre looks to have a high front end.
by hamish
26 Jun 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 41
Views: 1812

Re: E bike conversion

I have been flirting with the idea of a cargo bike or a cargo ebike. People here quote reliability over relatively short distances, but what about ebike reliability and wear costs compared to conventional bikes over more realistic commuting distances? I would be worried if someone was pleased to say...
by hamish
15 Jun 2020, 7:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9312

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

In answer to the original question... yes.

There are a lot of questions about what it all means and what should happen next. But I think that pulling down that statue on that day was a good thing.
by hamish
15 Jun 2020, 7:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 191
Views: 3303

Re: CUK supports BLM

I haven't read all this thread. All I will say is that I am glad that CUK has supported BLM. There seems an obsession for saying that all lives matter. It is obvious to me that all lives matter and by saying that black lives matter I am saying just that. The emphasis on black is because it is mainly...
by hamish
23 May 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alloy steerer star bung expander
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Alloy steerer star bung expander

I have removed them by drilling out the centre then picking what is left with a long nose pliers.

Fitting is easy with a longish bolt and a hammer or mallet.
by hamish
17 May 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff questions
Replies: 59
Views: 1854

Re: Rohloff questions

When replacing the wheel you have got the the external gear transfer box sticking out that you can use to steer the OEM2 plate with; so it is easy to get it lined up.
by hamish
16 May 2020, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff questions
Replies: 59
Views: 1854

Re: Rohloff questions

I have a Troll with the OEM2 plate. It works well. To get the chain off I just loosen the QR, flop the chain tug off to one side, push the wheel forward a touch and the chain can be derailed from the chainset and set to one side off the sprocket so allowing the wheel to be pulled back. The OEM bolt ...
by hamish
11 May 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM X9 cranks creaking
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: SRAM X9 cranks creaking

there will be a fair side load on those bolts when you are running in gears that use an imperfect chainline. I'd be happier if there was a plate on the back, and (ideally) more bolts too. cheers That is what I was thinking. It creaked more in the little ring as I think that imposes a higher sideway...
by hamish
11 May 2020, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Microspline 135mm hub
Replies: 22
Views: 837

Re: Shimano Microspline 135mm hub

The thing is that people use MTB hubs for touring, and MTBs for touring so an MTB is often a touring bike. This is all rather confusing... And rather than the range and availability of hubs that are good for touring getting wider, it is getting narrower and the potential for choosing an unsuitable h...
by hamish
11 May 2020, 11:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM X9 cranks creaking
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: SRAM X9 cranks creaking

Yes, that's the one. Three small bolts holding the spider to the crank. I can see that the splines do all the work and the bolts just keep the whole thing seated but it doesn't feel robust!
by hamish
10 May 2020, 9:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM X9 cranks creaking
Replies: 5
Views: 183

SRAM X9 cranks creaking

I have some X9 cranks on my fatbike. I hate creaking or ticking bikes and my bike was creaking when cycling up hill. I tried all the usual stuff such as chainring bolts, BB, pedals, etc. but nothing would silence it. The spider and crank is a two part affair so I decided to see of that was the cause...
by hamish
4 Apr 2020, 8:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)
Replies: 29
Views: 2020

Re: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)

I often ride 26x2.3 ish compass tyres and it will do two of those on a charge. But if I puncture on the way in I will charge it with my mobile charger at my desk. Last time I had a puncture on the way in I was on my way in to do a job interview (I was interviewing) and I recon it meant I got there j...
by hamish
2 Apr 2020, 10:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)
Replies: 29
Views: 2020

Re: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)

I have a Fumpa pump. I see that most of you think they are stupid; as did someone writing into Cycle magazine. But I think it's great. I commute on wide, slick and puncture prone tyres that take a lot of pumping. I'm always in a hurry and the Fumpa has saved me from being late several times. It is f...
by hamish
6 Mar 2020, 8:35pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum is not user friendly
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Forum is not user friendly

I think it works really well.

Singletrack forum is much more annoying.