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by cowasaki
2 Sep 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suntour Raidon convert to remote lock out
Replies: 0
Views: 450

Suntour Raidon convert to remote lock out

I have a set of Suntour Raidon forks which has the small blue knob to lock out the fork movement. I had never seen a remote lock out control until a few days ago and had a quick look on Ebay. The lever and cable is very cheap but obviously the top of my fork needs to be converted. This is what I hav...
by cowasaki
2 Sep 2018, 10:44pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: flats or clipless
Replies: 27
Views: 20613

Re: flats or clipless

You might consider half clipless pedals. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171024/5cccd6ee106113ed7d2cfd4834d70506.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171024/8d7676ae538b29b9c60b7b7eddb51e6f.jpg I have these pedals on my Trek 7300. The only minor downside is having to spin the pedal as you set ...
by cowasaki
1 Sep 2018, 5:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Options for gearing on new Giant Talon 1 XL
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Options for gearing on new Giant Talon 1 XL

for 3x10 drivetrains with 'trekking' chainsets (including those with 44T or 48T chainrings) using the indicated shifters it suggests these FDs FD-T8000-3 FD-T8000-6 FD-T780-3 FD-T780-6 FD-T781-3 FD-T670-3 FD-T670-6 FD-T671-3 FD-T610-3 FD-T610-6 FD-T611-3 FD-T6000-3 FD-T6000-6 may be 3x10 compatible...
by cowasaki
1 Sep 2018, 11:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Options for gearing on new Giant Talon 1 XL
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Options for gearing on new Giant Talon 1 XL

Thanks everyone. I've used the bike a few more times and love it to bits. I used it on the Preston Guild Wheel and felt limited on the top end as I prefer to pedal more slowly but with more power. Looking at the bike it's all Deore except the front crank so I decided to just have a look and found th...
by cowasaki
28 Aug 2018, 8:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Options for gearing on new Giant Talon 1 XL
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Options for gearing on new Giant Talon 1 XL

Well I've just picked up my new bike, a Giant Talon 1, and it is just what I wanted except for the gearing! It's geared, in my opinion, extremely low. I rode along a tow path for 4 miles on the way home and the only gears I could use, at all, were the larger front with the smallest 3 at the back. Ev...
by cowasaki
28 Aug 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First post and hello
Replies: 14
Views: 812

Re: First post and hello

Whilst I generally agree with almost everything you say i'm sure I won't be the only one to pick up on 'two abreast other than where the Highway Code says'. There is no law that prohibits cyclists riding two abreast and you as a traffic cop should know that. It may be that you have just used a poor...
by cowasaki
27 Aug 2018, 11:10am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Persuading a reluctant 5yo
Replies: 48
Views: 2803

Re: Persuading a reluctant 5yo

I’d agree not to push it. I’d be tempted to remove the stabilisers, the pedals and lower the saddle. Leave it accessable like that and let her play in it the same as she did the balance bike. My question is why did you ever let her see it with stabilisers? I thought it was meant to be a natural pro...
by cowasaki
27 Aug 2018, 11:07am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Persuading a reluctant 5yo
Replies: 48
Views: 2803

Re: Persuading a reluctant 5yo

We are getting our three grand children into cycling at the moment. I've just bought a Islabike for my 6 year old grand daughter, a proper XXS adult ladies MTB for my 9 year old grand daughter and we are looking around for another Islabike for the 5 year old. The eldest one loves her new bike and we...
by cowasaki
27 Aug 2018, 10:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: First post and hello
Replies: 14
Views: 812

Re: First post and hello

Thanks. I'm a police pursuit driver, advanced van/lorry/carrier/4x4 and done advanced motorcycle training. When I was in my teens I rode to and from school and did 4 paper rounds on a bike!........ It's still bonkers the difference with the roads some 30 years later. With my experience of dealing wi...
by cowasaki
27 Aug 2018, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carrying 2-3 MTBs in a Transit van
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Carrying 2-3 MTBs in a Transit van

Thanks everyone. I was hoping to keep the front wheel on but it's seconds of a job removing it so not a big issue if I go down the route of clamping the front forks. My biggest concern was holding it by the wheels and bending a wheel. At the moment my biggest concern is damaging gearing or similar w...
by cowasaki
27 Aug 2018, 12:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carrying 2-3 MTBs in a Transit van
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Carrying 2-3 MTBs in a Transit van

Any ideas on the best way of doing this? Currently I use a ratchet strap on each bike to the rings in the van but was interested in a better alternative if anyone has any links/pictures.

I don't have a tow bar and wanted them inside rather than outside.

Thanks.
by cowasaki
27 Aug 2018, 12:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: First post and hello
Replies: 14
Views: 812

First post and hello

Well hello everyone, it's my first post..... I have got back into riding after 3 decades of not riding a pedal powered cycle only motorcycles. My wife and I are really enjoying it using the bike I bought about 6-8 years ago (Trek 7300) on the ride to work scheme and her new bike I bought a couple of...