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by Homervanderlay
26 Sep 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque wrench 6-30nm
Replies: 84
Views: 2098

Torque Wrench Advice

Hi folks, I was on the Wiggle site and noticed they have various torque wrenches but have managed to narrow it down to 2. One is more expensive than the other and I just wanted to ask whether there is any really difference between them and whether it’s worth going for the more expensive one? Thanks ...
by Homervanderlay
17 Sep 2020, 7:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Trimming?
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Gear Trimming?

Thanks for the replies folks, a lot of useful information.
by Homervanderlay
16 Sep 2020, 11:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Trimming?
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Gear Trimming?

Hi, So I have the Shimano Claris 2000 8 Speed shift levers which allow for gear trimming. This is the first time I have owned a bike that allows for gear trimming so was hoping to get some advice. The trimming function works fine with both levers when in the largest chainring in the front. However, ...
by Homervanderlay
16 Sep 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noise in easiest gear
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Noise in easiest gear

So that leads be to the barrel adjuster which on my bike only turns each way very slightly. Is that the sort of adjuster where you have to slide the outer down to engage the adjustment? Jonathan I haven’t tried that to be honest, it does seem to turn, albeit slightly, in each direction. Will see if...
by Homervanderlay
16 Sep 2020, 8:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noise in easiest gear
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Noise in easiest gear

So I was cycling some hills yesterday and had to use the easiest bike gear-smallest cog in front and largest in rear. All was fine until I started to pedal, then there was this metallic sound. Sounded like the chain was rubbing on the front cage. So I hopped off and took a look. Lifted the bike up a...
by Homervanderlay
16 Sep 2020, 8:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best budget repair stand?
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Best budget repair stand?

Thanks for the replies folks
by Homervanderlay
15 Sep 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best budget repair stand?
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Best budget repair stand?

I was looking for recommendations for a budget repair stand which I would be using for basic bike maintenance.

I was thinking about going for the Decathlon one which is about £60.

Are there any other ones you would recommend at a similar price range?

Thanks in advance.
by Homervanderlay
11 Sep 2020, 9:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Truing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Wheel Truing advice

Thanks for the replies folks
by Homervanderlay
11 Sep 2020, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Truing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Wheel Truing advice

the nipple is like a nut on a bolt (the spoke) so as you are looking down on the top (slotted part) of a nipple, it tightens CW. If the spokes still have tension in them then to shift the wheel rim laterally, you will need to locally slacken spokes on one side (eg the left of the wheel) and tighten...
by Homervanderlay
11 Sep 2020, 8:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Truing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Wheel Truing advice

Jdsk wrote:Are you defining the direction of rotation as seen from the axle or from the tyre?

Jonathan

From the tyre I would say..
by Homervanderlay
11 Sep 2020, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Truing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Wheel Truing advice

I have an old BMX bike which has a back wheel way out of balance. I looked at some YouTube videos on how I could do some bike truing, bought myself a little spoke wrench and got into action... I turned the bike upside down, found the problem area and attempted to tighten the spokes. So I am looking ...
by Homervanderlay
5 Sep 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What does this adjust on disc brakes?
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: What does this adjust on disc brakes?

look exactly the same as my brakes on my vanquish , the inner fixed pad is adjusted by that dial with an allen key and it moves a set amount when you turn it either way as you feel a definite click as you turn it . You do need a bit of a gap either side of the disc or you will get some disc pad rub...
by Homervanderlay
5 Sep 2020, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What does this adjust on disc brakes?
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: What does this adjust on disc brakes?

The outer pad is cable operated, so it's all about cable tension, that's the problem with mechanical disks, they don't self adjust so periodically as the pads wear, you'll have to dial the in the fixed inboard pad so it's as close to the disk as possible without rubbing. For the outboard cable oper...