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by Cyckelgalen
22 Jan 2021, 10:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 86
Views: 17068

Re: Rear View Mirror

The Selle Italia eyelink is the best mirror for drop bars. A bit pricey though.
by Cyckelgalen
7 Jan 2021, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spokes for rear wheel folding bike.
Replies: 31
Views: 775

Re: Spokes for rear wheel folding bike.

Bear in mind that you will always have to interlace the spokes on the drive side of the rear wheel, I have seen several rear wheels on folders with radial lacing on the non drive side. They are sturdy enough provided that the hub flanges can withstand radial lacing. Being steel you are probably OK.
by Cyckelgalen
4 Jan 2021, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question
Replies: 27
Views: 758

Re: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question

https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/psa-trp-spyre-rebuild-guide/ For anyone interested, that's how you take the spyres appart. According to Tektro, there not user serviceable though. Notice the thrust bearing that Brucey is so fond of, the item on the left, middle row in the last two photos. Lo...
by Cyckelgalen
3 Jan 2021, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question
Replies: 27
Views: 758

Re: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question

Thanks Brucey, The thrust bearings, embedded in a plastic disc are truely tiny, even 1 mm I would say. Another weak point certainly. I cleaned and lubed all bearings but wonder if there should be any lube in a calliper at all, as it could contaminate pads and rotors. On the plus side, compared to my...
by Cyckelgalen
3 Jan 2021, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question
Replies: 27
Views: 758

Re: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question

I am also considering 180 mm rotors not as an upgrade but rather to be able to fit the Spyres at all. I got a pair of Spyres that someone discarded (one was jammed with corrosion and grit) and was ready to give them a try but the callipers rub on the spokes, on both wheels on different sets of wheel...
by Cyckelgalen
29 Dec 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM DualDrive; a common failure mode?
Replies: 11
Views: 43181

Re: SRAM DualDrive; a common failure mode?

Thanks. Interesting that you can adapt pawls from other manufacturers. But to be honest, I had given up on trying to replace the cracked pawl. I intended to remove one more and keep a pair of diametrically opposed pawls. If it is so that only one pair of pawls engage simultaneously, as Brucey conclu...
by Cyckelgalen
27 Dec 2020, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM DualDrive; a common failure mode?
Replies: 11
Views: 43181

Re: SRAM DualDrive; a common failure mode?

Having a couple of Dualdrive-equipped bikes in my harem, I had gone through this very instructive thread several times in the past but now, unfortunately, the time has come to put theory into practice. After stripping and servicing the hub, I ended up with a broken pawl, one of the four pawls in the...
by Cyckelgalen
19 Dec 2020, 12:44pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 126
Views: 5907

Re: Trangia alcohol availability worldwide

Thanks Jonathan,

Trangia also publishes a long list of how meths/burning alcohol is called in dozens of countries. Useful but it doesn't say much about how readily it is.
by Cyckelgalen
19 Dec 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 126
Views: 5907

Trangia alcohol availability worldwide

I have failed to find any good reliable comprehensive source on burning alcohol availability worldwide. I read reports of people touring South America having to turn to pharmacy alcohol in small containers, which presumably works out expensive. Or so-called industrial or cleaning alcohol than can be...
by Cyckelgalen
19 Dec 2020, 9:54am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Helinox-alike chair? Current offers?
Replies: 16
Views: 781

Re: Helinox-alike chair? Current offers?

I got one from aliexpress for 20 quid, Outad brand, but they are all the same, just different brands stitched onto them. They are typically around 1 kilo, surprisingly strong and comfortable. But Helinox has a model that weighs about half a kilo.
by Cyckelgalen
19 Dec 2020, 9:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM 3 speed hub
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: SRAM 3 speed hub

Injecting oil may appear as a good solution because it dilutes old grease clogging the hub, but in the long run, oil cannot provide adequate lubrication on a hub designed to be lubricated with grease. As mentioned above, unlike hubs such as Rohloff or Alfine 11, this hub lacks any sealing to retain ...
by Cyckelgalen
15 Dec 2020, 10:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.
Replies: 148
Views: 4416

Re: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.

I got myself the Lezyne pump and it is really a fine piece of kit. It is well made, efficient, comfortable to use and smaller than I expected. The hose can easily be shortened as it is fixed with threaded fittings, for some reason I thought it was fixed with some clamps, pressed into shape at the fa...
by Cyckelgalen
15 Dec 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice needed on Shimano 9 speed parts
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Advice needed on Shimano 9 speed parts

Reohn2, AFAIK Road and MTB 9 sp rear mechs are compatible whereas front mechs are not. You operate a Sora front triple mech with a MTB shifter and it works, really?
by Cyckelgalen
6 Dec 2020, 9:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steering dampers: care to share your?
Replies: 35
Views: 1094

Re: Steering dampers: care to share your?

I have seen only one of those steering dampers in the flesh and it didn't prevent the steering from swinging all the way with fully loaded front panniers. This commercially available steering locking device looks like a good solution, at a ridiculous price though: https://steerstopper.com/ Otherwise...