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by Thomas125
29 Oct 2015, 8:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which pads and how do I change them? Alivio Hydraulics
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Which pads and how do I change them? Alivio Hydraulics

My previous buke had some Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulics and you would always get a bit of rub on them. I think that was more down to the stock discs being very prone to warping on heating though. After a big hill they'd sing for a quarter mile till they cooled off then back to a slight rub again. Ne...
by Thomas125
27 Oct 2015, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which pads and how do I change them? Alivio Hydraulics
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Which pads and how do I change them? Alivio Hydraulics

Seems simple enough thanks for the link.

Are OEM pads best or are aftermarket ones better?
by Thomas125
27 Oct 2015, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which pads and how do I change them? Alivio Hydraulics
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Which pads and how do I change them? Alivio Hydraulics

Hello,

I've got some Alivio hydraulics on my bike with stock oem pads and discs.

I need some new pads but I'm unsure which ones to buy and how to change them.

Can anyone recommend some organic pads and give me a rough idea on how to change them.

Thanks

Thomas
by Thomas125
30 Mar 2015, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing rear cassette, large wrench or similar needed
Replies: 27
Views: 2279

Re: Removing rear cassette, large wrench or similar needed

I've got a local car garage by me and I've taken stuck thingsbin before with a few cans of beer and asked nicely for a favour with their air wrench.

If you really can't shift it might be an idea to find a mate or local garage with a big vice or air gun.
by Thomas125
30 Mar 2015, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing rear cassette, large wrench or similar needed
Replies: 27
Views: 2279

Re: Removing rear cassette, large wrench or similar needed

If you're thinking about tools Halfords stuff comes with a lifetime guarantee and is pretty robust. They have sales on their socket sets from time to time too. I got the biggest one half price for a hundred quid in sale and rate it as one of the best tool purchases I've made. Gets used for car bike ...
by Thomas125
28 Mar 2015, 7:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing rear cassette, large wrench or similar needed
Replies: 27
Views: 2279

Re: Removing rear cassette, large wrench or similar needed

Ive got a similar bar in 3/8 working in the car great for getting a fair bit of torque on.

Agree that the stilson is a sure fire way to remove the skin from your knuckles :shock:
by Thomas125
28 Mar 2015, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing rear cassette, large wrench or similar needed
Replies: 27
Views: 2279

Re: Removing rear cassette, large wrench or similar needed

If you have a socket set already with a big enough socket you could just buy a breaker bar.
by Thomas125
21 Mar 2015, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bulletproof bike
Replies: 50
Views: 6038

Re: Bulletproof bike

If I ever have the money Id have something like a Thorn.

One day...
by Thomas125
21 Mar 2015, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bulletproof bike
Replies: 50
Views: 6038

Re: Bulletproof bike

Ive got a hub gear bike and the lack of dish on the rear wheel was an appealing factor given the awful state of some sections of my commute. There was a chap cycled round the globe on a Koga Miyata so they might be worth a look. As a commuter myself I'm still a sucker for the lightweight sexy bike k...
by Thomas125
19 Mar 2015, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can't Work Out Why Chain Lost Tension
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Can't Work Out Why Chain Lost Tension

I'll re-tighten it should be easy now as I copaslip'd the wedges last weekend.

Any ideas on how to stop it slipping again. Only lasted 4 days :(

EDIT. should probably say the wheel is in vertical dropouts.
by Thomas125
19 Mar 2015, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can't Work Out Why Chain Lost Tension
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Can't Work Out Why Chain Lost Tension

Ive got an Alfine 8 with a canondale double wedge eccentric. I freed it off at the weekend and tightened chain to 18mm total deflection at the midpoint of the chain stay. Regreased eccentric and tightened up. Had a high intensity ride home yesterday and it slackened off again to about 50mm deflectio...
by Thomas125
16 Mar 2015, 10:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternative Chain
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Re: Alternative Chain

I got the kmc z8 rust buster. 200 odd miles on it left out for 9 hours a day and it still looks like new. Its get a clean with a cloth and relubed at weekends.

Impressed with it so far.

Wipperman stainless got good reviews too but I haven't tried so can't comment personally.
by Thomas125
16 Mar 2015, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Options For Stopping Cable Rub
Replies: 22
Views: 3054

Re: Options For Stopping Cable Rub

Thanks for the replies everyone. Think I'll go with the foam tubes they look good.

I'll probably order some carbon patches at some point in the future as the tops of the forks look a bit raggedy now.

Most important thing is to stop it quick.
by Thomas125
15 Mar 2015, 11:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Those clever Shimano people .........
Replies: 61
Views: 4111

Re: Those clever Shimano people .........

Shimano hydraulics run on mineral oil. Not sure how the boiling point or water absorbing potential compares.