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by Mike777
28 Apr 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake bolt name
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Brake bolt name

Hi all

I need to 'try' and buy some fixing bolts for my v brake but I have no idea what they are called and have tried google etc.

Any idea where I can get some from (online) and the correct name (see picture attached)

Many thanks for your time and help

Rehads

Mike
by Mike777
31 Mar 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can not remove inflated tyre pads stopping wheel dropping out.
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Can not remove inflated tyre pads stopping wheel dropping out.

Hi all

Understand now it was not just me doing something wrong !

Many thanks for all the comments and appreciate the suggestions.

Regards

Mike
by Mike777
31 Mar 2018, 4:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can not remove inflated tyre pads stopping wheel dropping out.
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Can not remove inflated tyre pads stopping wheel dropping out.

Vorpal wrote:Do you have more pictures? That include the fork from the side? Or the whole front of the bike?


Just take this :)

Regards

Mike
by Mike777
31 Mar 2018, 4:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can not remove inflated tyre pads stopping wheel dropping out.
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Can not remove inflated tyre pads stopping wheel dropping out.

Vorpal wrote:
Mike777 wrote:
The pad in the picture is on the front right fork....

That looks backwards to me. What kind of bike is it?


The frame is a Reynolds 525 double butted

Many thanks

Mike
by Mike777
31 Mar 2018, 3:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can not remove inflated tyre pads stopping wheel dropping out.
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Can not remove inflated tyre pads stopping wheel dropping out.

that is (for a brake on the front of the fork, rather than on the back, and those brake blocks) quite 'normal' on some bikes. If the brake pads were the wrong way round before, they might have cleared the fork blades better but this arrangement isn't safe with insert type holders. You can mount one...
by Mike777
31 Mar 2018, 3:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can not remove inflated tyre pads stopping wheel dropping out.
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Can not remove inflated tyre pads stopping wheel dropping out.

Hi all Just changed some pads and when I tried to install the wheel (with inflated tyre) I couldn't as pads were hitting frame and not giving enough clearance see picture attached. Only way I could do was to deflate it ....install it and then pump it up. Is this normal or have I done something wrong...
by Mike777
21 Mar 2017, 1:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigating When Touring
Replies: 28
Views: 1392

Re: Navigating When Touring

Then simply save and then download route to Active 10 and away. But that can not be done when you are already out on the road on tour, can it? You can store routes on the active and activate them when required. I often just use the mapping with no route and follow minor roads or off road routes on ...
by Mike777
21 Mar 2017, 12:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigating When Touring
Replies: 28
Views: 1392

Re: Navigating When Touring

Forgot to mention I use http://www.bikehike.co.uk when planning a route. Can plan by switching on cycle paths and checking all things relating to route like elevation ...mileage etc. Can toggle between OS maps etc. Then simply save and then download route to Active 10 and away. Great website. Mike
by Mike777
21 Mar 2017, 9:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigating When Touring
Replies: 28
Views: 1392

Re: Navigating When Touring

Hi I use an Satmap active 10 with o/s maps. https://satmap.com/ There is now an active 12 ! Totally changed the distance I travel in terms of not having to stop and keep checking maps as device fixed to handle bars. Know with 5 seconds of a wrong turn based on the dot not tracking and programmed rou...
by Mike777
20 Mar 2017, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ullapool to Dingwall A835
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Ullapool to Dingwall A835

Many thanks for all the advice

A835 it is then.

Kind regards

Mike
by Mike777
20 Mar 2017, 6:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ullapool to Dingwall A835
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Ullapool to Dingwall A835

Hi all I am hoping to cycle the outer Hebrides in May 2017. To get home I am catching the ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool and then need to pick up the train at Dingwall The main route seems to be the A835 ............as I normally try and avoid A roads I wondered if anyone has cycled this road and ...
by Mike777
22 Feb 2017, 1:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland Cairngorms Loop 181 miles : bike ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1899

Re: Scotland Cairngorms Loop 181 miles : bike ?

Hi all

Many thanks for all the informative replies.

Really appreciate the help.

Regards

Mike
by Mike777
20 Feb 2017, 1:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland Cairngorms Loop 181 miles : bike ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1899

Re: Scotland Cairngorms Loop 181 miles : bike ?

Thanks all for your various replies.

Where people have mentioned there is a need to push are we talking the odd couple of miles or are we talking longer than this ?

Appreciate all the advice.

Regards

Mike
by Mike777
14 Feb 2017, 1:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland Cairngorms Loop 181 miles : bike ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1899

Scotland Cairngorms Loop 181 miles : bike ?

Hello all I would like to do this route in May. http://www.bikepacking.com/routes/cairngorms-loop/ Just wondered if anyone has done it and what bike they used. I would like to use a touring bike with panniers and tent but was a little concerned about the paths. Would appreciate any advice or comment...
by Mike777
5 Jan 2016, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainset Mesurement ?
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Chainset Mesurement ?

HI all

Many thanks for the help...

Just checked and mine is 175mm

Really apprecaite the replies and comments

Regards

Mike