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by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 70
Views: 2645

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

Good point, but one needs to take into accounts the type of hanger is dealing with: some are machined and some are stamped, the latter can be incredibly soft (ask me ho do I know), while the former can wreck the frame when this has very small means of holding the hanger (ask a friend of mine how doe...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared paths etiquette
Replies: 64
Views: 2142

Re: Shared paths etiquette

... * People are more selfish and entitled these days. Cyclists in particular seem to contain a significant number who feel they should never be impeded from their 20mph by a mere pedestrian, especially a less-trained child or dog, both of which they feel should be locked up in a kennel until they'...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 726
Views: 125562

Re: A positive thread

Bloody windy in London and sore throat, so no cycling here!

On the plus side, two days ago I found the rear light I had lost a few hours earlier :D
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cable ties failed on Carradice quick release
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Cable ties failed on Carradice quick release

... Zip ties are wonderful things but there is only so much you can reliably expect them to do. cheers Well, the zipties used for the Carradice bag mount are about 7mm, isn't it? That size is rated for 22 to 50kg, depending if "light duty" or "heavy duty" type. Of course, I am t...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cable ties failed on Carradice quick release
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Cable ties failed on Carradice quick release

danhopgood wrote:I'm a fan of cable ties, but they get brittle after a few years. If their colour starts to fade, it's time to replace 'em.


There are UV-stabilized ones 8)
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 70
Views: 2645

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

I don't like the faffing around with the tru-axles, extensions, and all that. Seems overkill unless your goal is compatibility with all types of frames. The typical hanger tool only requires to remove the rear mech and leave the wheel in place, whatever size or type this one is. And if you have mudg...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Small Toolkit for Touring
Replies: 36
Views: 1670

Re: Small Toolkit for Touring

Toolikts are always related to each one's experience, willing to do repairs, and the type of bike ridden in that moment. For example, if riding a mountain bike, the toolkit would be slightly different from a road bike (i.e. a high-volume pump for the former, a high-pressure one for the latter) so th...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatstay chain peg
Replies: 39
Views: 1358

Re: Seatstay chain peg

@Mick F: I think you posted a reply for another thread?
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 139
Views: 6180

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

I seldom go for a proper degrease of the chain, every other weekend a wipe with a cloth and GT85 will suffice.
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: replaceable battery
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: replaceable battery

Sweep wrote:Or better still just ride in majestic silence.


And there's nothing wrong with it!

I agree with one of the comments above, a battery inside a helmet sound like an hazard anyway.
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 70
Views: 2645

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

I have seen that Wolftooth hanger tool, and I am not convinced.
Seriously, if your bike is so fragile that you need constantly to carry a tool for the alignment of the mech hanger, you'd better get a bike that would use a stronger design (though there may not be many out there!)
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 11:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialised axis 2.0 brakes.
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Specialised axis 2.0 brakes.

Anyone used Specialised axis 2.0 brakes? They look quite chunky which suggests they should be stiff? Presumably they work with Shimano sti too. Cheers James Dimensions are not a real clue of their performance. What do you mean for "stiff", presumably that they will brake better? Most of t...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 11:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 28h hub - 36h rim
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: 28h hub - 36h rim

36h on a 12" rim is a bad idea anyway, even if using small-flange hubs.
More troubles than what is worth, indeed small size single-wall rims may be found very cheap.
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 139
Views: 6180

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Browsing around Mick I came across this. https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Park-Tool-DH-1-Dummy-Hub_83332.htm Never knew such things existed. I clean my chain off the bike using the shake-around in a plastic bottle system. But it struck me that this might be a handy companion to one of those chain cleaning ...
by londonbikerider
3 Nov 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Longest burn time lights.
Replies: 49
Views: 1947

Re: Longest burn time lights.

FWIW, 200 real lumens are not enough to safely see in complete darkness, you want at least 300lmn. I have a Cateye Volt400 (the older model with screw-in rechargeable battery) and is just slightly brighter than a B&M Cyo 80lux driven by a Son28 hubdynamo. Both lights are on the same bike so I ca...