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by sixtoes
8 Oct 2020, 11:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Combined spd pedals.
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Combined spd pedals.

I've got both pd-a530 and pd-eh500 on different bikes. The eh500 flat side with pins are a definite improvement over the older pedals.
by sixtoes
28 Sep 2020, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Switching to hydraulic from mechanical disks
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Switching to hydraulic from mechanical disks

Fantastic, thank you for posting this. I'll look into getting flange nuts and also have a watch of those videos.
by sixtoes
26 Sep 2020, 2:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake lever reach adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Brake lever reach adjustment

Are they 5800?

I have the same problem with one of mine. I think the screw goes into plastic (or something else weak) and it gets stripped fairly easily. Mine were fine till I had a minor crash.
by sixtoes
26 Sep 2020, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Switching to hydraulic from mechanical disks
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Switching to hydraulic from mechanical disks

That's amazing, thanks so much! I've got all the non brake specific tools, so if I get: R7020 shifters (I'll probably get R7025 as they are a bit smaller which suits me) MT200 set (front and rear, about £40) eBay bleed kit (about £4) BH59 inserts for the shifter ends of the hoses (about £3 each) Tub...
by sixtoes
26 Sep 2020, 10:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Switching to hydraulic from mechanical disks
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Switching to hydraulic from mechanical disks

Through a combination of corrosion and crash damage the shifters and calipers on my Giant Defy are past their best and could do with replacing. Despite using compressionless housing, decent pads, and constantly fettling the calipers they’ve never felt as good as the entry level Shimano hydraulics on...
by sixtoes
29 Aug 2020, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Conti ultra sport 3
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Conti ultra sport 3

I had some Ultra Sport IIs that came with my road bike. They felt very nice but punctured far too easily for my liking.
by sixtoes
29 Aug 2020, 11:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Lights in Daylight
Replies: 104
Views: 3362

Re: Front Lights in Daylight

After numerous cars pulling out on me this week I'm thinking of installing strobe style lights on my flatbars so the "I didn't see you" excuse won't be valid anymore !!! I'm looking at these Knogs [url]https://ebay.to/2YERrjm [/url] Anybody use similar ? Do you think 2 would be overkill ?...
by sixtoes
21 Aug 2020, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Specialized inner tube do I need?
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Which Specialized inner tube do I need?

As long as the valve length is long enough for your wheels, and you want Presta, that looks right to me.
by sixtoes
19 Aug 2020, 4:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano compatible long cage derailleur
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Shimano compatible long cage derailleur

I used to run RD-R7000 short cage with an 11-32 and it was fine.

I dropped the bike last November and bent the cage, so I replaced it with the long cage parts and that works fine too.

Of course YMMV.
by sixtoes
19 Aug 2020, 6:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lightweight, packable down jacket for exploring?
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: lightweight, packable down jacket for exploring?

I have a Uniqlo one, I quite like it. If you're getting one in store check the zip before you buy it, mine is a little bit dodgy although running a pencil over it seems to have made the problem go away.
by sixtoes
18 Aug 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wide fit SPD shoes?
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Wide fit SPD shoes?

My feet are too wide for Shimano. Giro fit me well though.
by sixtoes
11 Jun 2020, 11:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Clip in pedals
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: Clip in pedals

...decided to try SPD's. Now I wouldn't be without them. I use MTB shoes where the treads are proud of the cleats (until they wear!), and have single-sided pedals with the cleat tension backed-off to its minimum. I can them pop onto the bike in normal shoes and use the backs of the pedals Same here.
by sixtoes
1 Jun 2020, 11:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Computers with BIG distance info
Replies: 21
Views: 736

Re: Computers with BIG distance info

Trigger wrote:I think... the Wahoo

Wahoo Elemnt definitely does. You choose the order of the data you want it to display and then you can zoom in and out. As you zoom in the data items at the top of your list get bigger and bigger and the ones at the bottom of the list get hidden.
by sixtoes
18 May 2020, 9:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which tyres are the easiest to change on a Road Bike?
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: Which tyres are the easiest to change on a Road Bike?

there are at least four main things that make tyres seem easy to fit/remove or not. 1) the tyre/tube 2) the rim 3) the tyre levers 4) the person changing the tyre any or all of these things can be the weak link. All can vary more than you might expect them to. Hi OP, Don't underestimate the relevan...
by sixtoes
8 May 2020, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant PR-2 freehub removal
Replies: 45
Views: 2382

Re: Giant PR-2 freehub removal

I might be remembering this wrong but I think this is the way: Remove wheel Remove locknut and cassette Remove NDS axle bolts Bash out axle with soft face hammer from NDS Insert 11mm hex key into NDS and release freehub Reverse the above to reassemble. I don't know if the freehub will come off with ...