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by Derekn
27 May 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Air Volt Power Bank
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Air Volt Power Bank

philvantwo wrote:It looks a complete load of rubbish to me.


May I ask how you arrived at your assessment of this item?
by Derekn
23 May 2020, 8:41pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Air Volt Power Bank
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Air Volt Power Bank

Hi guys

Does anyone have any knowledge of the 4 in 1 Air Volt Power Bank and phone holder ? Is it any good?
It would appear to be good value at the reduced price of £41

https://airvoltcycling.com/collections/ ... 2184423483

Many thanks
Derek
by Derekn
16 Sep 2019, 7:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2454

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

Many thanks for the advice Mercalla, rob and Jamesh :)
by Derekn
15 Sep 2019, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2454

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

Well on the way now......... Schwalbe Big Apple tyres, dynamo hub and M&B lights fitted, mudguards, rear Topeak carrier and new freewheel fitted. Waiting for delivery of Topeak trunk bag with side panniers. Have to buy and fit one or two bottle cages. My only decision now is whether I change the...
by Derekn
18 Aug 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2454

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

there are various ways of getting them out (which vary depending on whether the dustcap has a lip inside or not, amongst other things) but with any plastic dustcap it may be damaged during removal. In view of this, unless you have a replacement dustcap to hand (that fits...) then you shouldn't be t...
by Derekn
17 Aug 2019, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2454

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

Brucey wrote:my advice is "don't bother". You can clean everything you need to without disturbing it.

cheers


Thanks for that Bruce but I would still like to know how they are removed.
by Derekn
16 Aug 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2454

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

Today I collected my MF wheel with the new Shimano dynamo hub installed .......... well pleased with the result :D
by Derekn
16 Aug 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2454

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

I would like some advice please :D

Please can someone tell me how to remove the plastic/rubber seal from the rear wheel. I seem to remember "as a kid back in the day" long before Muddy Fox, I made something that went through the hub and I tapped out the seal with a hammer!! :?
by Derekn
15 Aug 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5400

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

I have opened a new thread "Converting a Muddy Fox" as suggested and it can be found here...........

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=131972

Derek
by Derekn
15 Aug 2019, 12:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2454

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

RickH wrote:I thought about converting my 1986 Muddy Fox Explorer. < SNIP >

It's a nice bike RickH ....... your old MF and your new bike :-) Interesting that Adam77 has reduced the number of gears considerably....... I wonder why?
by Derekn
14 Aug 2019, 11:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2454

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

I hear what you are saying whoof and slowster and would agree with you.
However, when I tried the rim on the bike it looked really odd ........ it is so very different to the Muddy Fox rim.
Also the Shimano wheel has a rim width slightly smaller than the original MF rim.
by Derekn
14 Aug 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2454

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

Spa are currently selling Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 26" x 50mm tyres for only £20 each. The Marathon Supreme is Schwalbe's fast road touring tyre, but would still be robust enough for riding on gravel tracks and bridleways. Order 2 of them and £10 worth of other items* and you will get free po...
by Derekn
12 Aug 2019, 3:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2454

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

Definitely ‘silver’ mudguards, that MF bike will look fabulous and ride like a ‘silver bullet’! Don’t forget to show us all the ‘finished product’ Derek. Thanks Elaine :D :D I'm not sure how tall you are but at £200 this could work out a whole lot cheaper than adding parts to the bike you have. htt...
by Derekn
12 Aug 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2454

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

. I will probably not use a front carrier. I know it's early days, but I wouldn't be discounting a rack at the front just yet. Obviously, if you don't need it, you don't need it, but for travelling on decent surfaces I prefer the weight distributed front and rear. My bike, (also a MTB convert) hand...
by Derekn
11 Aug 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2454

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

ElaineB wrote:Definitely ‘silver’ mudguards, that MF bike will look fabulous and ride like a ‘silver bullet’! Don’t forget to show us all the ‘finished product’ Derek.


Thanks Elaine :D :D