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by Dwnglasgow
10 Mar 2020, 7:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockerbie to Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: Lockerbie to Glasgow

Thanks all for the responses. it sounds perfectly viable to do the trip from what you've said. In some ways it sounds like many of the roads within easy reach of Glasgow - less than smooth surfaces seem to be the price of not using main roads. It makes the rare occasions when I find quiet roads with...
by Dwnglasgow
9 Mar 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockerbie to Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: Lockerbie to Glasgow

I'm not sure I have posted this in the right forum, since a 1 day trip doesn't really count as touring!
by Dwnglasgow
9 Mar 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockerbie to Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Lockerbie to Glasgow

So, once the slightly better weather starts I'm thinking about taking a train to Lockerbie and then cycling home to Glasgow. It's around 76 miles, but if it becomes too much of a slog I can cut out the last 21 miles by getting a train at Larkhall. I know the Larkhall to Glasgow section well, but hav...
by Dwnglasgow
3 Mar 2020, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clunky gear changes
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Clunky gear changes

On the occasions that I've previously removed and refitted rear wheels they have always gone in more by luck than judgement. It's been a faff but never a real problem. I thought I'd have a go at removing and refitting the wheel since I wondered if it wasn't fully into the drop-out. This seems to hav...
by Dwnglasgow
3 Mar 2020, 10:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clunky gear changes
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Clunky gear changes

I changed the tyres on my bike a couple of days ago and have found that after refitting the rear wheel, almost any changes of gear have gone from smooth and quiet to clunky and noisy - almost as if the chain is jumping.

Any ideas what might have caused this?

Thanks
by Dwnglasgow
2 Mar 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35mm or 28mm tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 1917

Re: 35mm or 28mm tyres

I wouldn't worry about the clearance, I've been running far tighter clearances for the 19 years since I decided to run mudguards, never once had a problem over that time, that's using tyres from 23s to 42mm. The Supreme is a good tyre but quite thin in the sidewalls though fairly thick tread so sho...
by Dwnglasgow
2 Mar 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35mm or 28mm tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 1917

Re: 35mm or 28mm tyres

Interesting to read the comment about the pdw guards. This prompted a google search and a fair number of people are concerned about the grub screw. I'm also waiting for a response from decathlon, but it looks as if they only advise the 35mm versions of SKS so I may have to stick with the Kinesis. Ta...
by Dwnglasgow
2 Mar 2020, 10:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35mm or 28mm tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 1917

Re: 35mm or 28mm tyres

Managed to get for a 10 mile jaunt this morning and the new tyres, run at lower pressure than my old ones, felt much more comfortable over rough-ish surfaces; far less jolting. It did also feel like slightly more effort to get any sort of speed, so I will experiment with a few more psi and see what ...
by Dwnglasgow
1 Mar 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35mm or 28mm tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 1917

Re: 35mm or 28mm tyres

PH wrote:If that's consistent all the way round it looks fine to me, is there the same clearance where it attaches to the frame/forks?


Hi, it's pretty much consistent. Hard to measure, but looks the same.
by Dwnglasgow
1 Mar 2020, 3:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35mm or 28mm tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 1917

Re: 35mm or 28mm tyres

The 32mm Schwalbe Marathon Supremes arrived today, and I've fitted the front tyre. It looks like there is about 7or 8mm of clearance for the mudguards. Is this enough or should I be looking at a different solution, do you think?

I've attached a photo for info.
by Dwnglasgow
29 Feb 2020, 7:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35mm or 28mm tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 1917

Re: 35mm or 28mm tyres

Thanks all for the further responses. 700x32 Marathon Supremes arrive tomorrow, so I'll be trying these at various pressures over the course of the next week. I'd be sorry to have to change the mudguards, but it night be necessary. The current ones seem much less prone to the rattling and tyre rub t...
by Dwnglasgow
28 Feb 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35mm or 28mm tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 1917

Re: 35mm or 28mm tyres

Thanks for all of the advice. I've decided to start by ordering a couple of 700x32 Schwalbe Marathon Supremes. If they don't fit with the existing mudguards, I'll go for Bluels. A decision about wheels can be deferred until I see how I get on with they tyres.
by Dwnglasgow
28 Feb 2020, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35mm or 28mm tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 1917

Re: 35mm or 28mm tyres

Dwnglasgow What is the actual height and width measurements of your current tyres,the tyre may be marked up as 28mm but not all tyres measure up as per sidewall marking. I don't have callipers to hand, but the height does seem to be 28mm. Harder to get a fix on width, but somewhere between 28 and 3...
by Dwnglasgow
28 Feb 2020, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35mm or 28mm tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 1917

Re: 35mm or 28mm tyres

The tyres are decathlon branded, and will definitely be getting changed. Comfort issues aside the combination of tyre and rim means they are ridiculously hard to refit in the event of a puncture. It seems to be an issue for many triban rc520 owners. The tpi count is 60, which I believe is at the low...
by Dwnglasgow
28 Feb 2020, 2:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35mm or 28mm tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 1917

Re: 35mm or 28mm tyres

Thanks for all the replies. The decathlon website says that the max tyre size is 36mm and that the bike can take mudguards but does not list a max size for tyres when mudguards are fitted. I've just been into the local branch of decathlon and they were pretty vague about it, but thought I shouldn't ...