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by BambooKiro
25 Jun 2020, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go?
Replies: 14
Views: 816

Re: How low can you go?

The front derailleur would need to be lowered (around 2mm per tooth, so ~8m if switching from 50t to 46t), and you may need to check that the tail of the front derailleur would not foul on the chainstay. Will the existing shifter and derailleur combination work with a MTB chainset FC-T4060 Alivio 4...
by BambooKiro
24 Jun 2020, 4:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go?
Replies: 14
Views: 816

Re: How low can you go?

The inner chain ring is 74 mm BCD so will take a 24 tooth ring. Shimano won't sell a 24T inner chairing for the Sora crankset. Does anyone else do it? It's the 4 bolt type, with the non-symmetrical bolts. https://cdn.madison.co.uk/media/genesis/uploads/gallery/lifestyle-3_1564133088_lg2x.jpg
by BambooKiro
23 Jun 2020, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go?
Replies: 14
Views: 816

How low can you go?

If the gearing on a Genesis Tour de Fer 10 needs lowering, what is the best way to go about it? Smaller chainring or larger cassette? The specs at the moment are: Chaniset: Shimano Claris FC-R453, 50/39/30T Rear derailleur: Shimano Sora RD-R3000 cage length GS Cassette: Shimano Acera CS-HG300-9 11-3...
by BambooKiro
15 Jun 2020, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra front gears problem
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Ultegra front gears problem

Just an update on the solution I've found for this problem. It turns out that the previous owner has installed a larger 39t small chainring on a 52/32t crankset. As a result, the small chainring was sitting higher and the gap between the two chainrings opened up just enough for the chain to fall in ...
by BambooKiro
28 May 2020, 11:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra front gears problem
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Ultegra front gears problem

are the chainrings the exact correct ones, fitted correctly, and undamaged? That is what I'd be most suspicious of. cheers From what I can see both chainrings are in good condition. The large chainring is installed facing out, but I can only guess that the small one is installed correctly. How do I...
by BambooKiro
28 May 2020, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra front gears problem
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Ultegra front gears problem

Here is a question for all the technical gurus here: The chain falls between the two chainrings when shifting from large chainring to small. This happens only when the chain is in the small sprockets at the back (9, 10 and 11 sprocket). The components are as follow: front derailleur FD-R8000, cranse...
by BambooKiro
30 May 2019, 2:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling to Berlin via Holland
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: Cycling to Berlin via Holland

You're post may be too general to answer. Perhaps read some bike blogs. There's plenty around with lists of kit, budget, charging phones from dynamo, routes etc etc. Try looking at the Eurovelo website specifically EV2 Holland to Berlin section Eurovelo route 2 seems to match my requirements. http:...
by BambooKiro
30 May 2019, 2:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling to Berlin via Holland
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: Cycling to Berlin via Holland

mjr wrote:Another possible route would be http://www.euroroute-r1.de

This looks ideal, yet I find it hard to understand how to follow the route. The map is not too detailed and there is no gpx file I can upload on my phone.

Has anyone done it?
by BambooKiro
29 May 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling to Berlin via Holland
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Cycling to Berlin via Holland

How do I decide my route once in Europe? Which places to visit or avoid? How much to carry and where to stay overnight? It's my first big cycling adventure and I have a month to prepare. Any useful advice is appreciated. My plan is to cycle to Harwich and get on the overnight ferry to Holland. I'll ...
by BambooKiro
14 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Oxford mtb riders or clubs?
Replies: 3
Views: 7491

Re: Oxford mtb riders or clubs?

There isn't a club as such, but there are a few of us kicking around.

There are a couple of riding places locally, like Boars Hill and Shotover.
by BambooKiro
8 Mar 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going tubeless
Replies: 6
Views: 7554

Re: Going tubeless

Im Just about to try it on a bike. It sounds like the bike should be used regularly otherwise the sealant can coagulate in a lump at the bottom. Finish line sells a type of sealant that is supposed to not need refreshing so often as its not latex based. Let me know what you think of the Finish Line...
by BambooKiro
8 Jan 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going tubeless
Replies: 6
Views: 7554

Going tubeless

My MTB came with tubeless ready tyres and rims and inner tubes installed. I've been riding it for a year and only had one problem with the valve, which got damaged by a rock on a very fast decent, which resulted in a flat. Otherwise - no punctures. There is plenty of advice on the internet why one s...
by BambooKiro
8 Jan 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2888

Re: degreasing and regreasing

Has anyone used WD-40 to clean the chain?

WD = Water Dispersant

... so it should leave the chain clean and moisture free?
by BambooKiro
14 Dec 2018, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2888

Re: degreasing and regreasing

We have a rozone parts washer at work. I think they were originally developed to clean oil-slicked sea birds and work, as you say, on a microbial basis.They are extremely effective at completely stripping grease and gunk from parts with minimal time and effort. Thanks - really appreciate your advice.
by BambooKiro
12 Dec 2018, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2888

Re: degreasing and regreasing

To answer the re-greasing question, you have three choices: pull everything apart and re-grease (if you do this, why buy a washer?) use engine oil to soak back into the cleaned assembly melt a grease or wax lubricant (e.g. Putoline chain wax) and soak Is there a particular lubricant for piviot poin...