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by tim_f
16 Dec 2018, 7:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to seat a tubeless tyre?
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: How to seat a tubeless tyre?

Remove the valve core. Have to be quick to get it back in after blasting on to the rim and remove the inflation from the valve stem. Putting finger over valve hole for a moment works, then quickly get valve in. Also slightly compress tube above valve to make tyre beeds move close to rim edge and sto...
by tim_f
24 Oct 2018, 8:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC Affiliated continental ride - insurance questions
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: CTC Affiliated continental ride - insurance questions

It needs some care because if the affiliated group is an unincorporated body potentially the officers of the group could be personally liable for and damages arising from legal action against the group for negligence. Therefore it would be wise that Cycling UK guidelines on group rides are followed,...
by tim_f
23 Oct 2018, 8:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRam shifters for drop bars, hydraulic 9 spd
Replies: 20
Views: 612

Re: SRam shifters for drop bars, hydraulic 9 spd

Does the frame have the right "reach" to give a comfortable position when fitted with drop handlebars and appropriate length stem?

Road bikes normally have shorter top tube than mountain bikes.

Numerous threads on this issue in the forum.
by tim_f
5 Oct 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Another GPS question!!
Replies: 31
Views: 1073

Re: Another GPS question!!

The USB port on my Garmin stopped charging whilst I was on tour across Germany in June. But I found that if i pushed away from the body that it made contact and chanrged. So then I found if I inserted a wedge between the body and the plug it charged. Then I taped a small bit of plastic ( I had the s...
by tim_f
5 Oct 2018, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Off center pannier rack mounting (disc brakes)
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Off center pannier rack mounting (disc brakes)

Did you have to spread it to fit the bike? it was so many years ago that I can not remember. One of forum members with more expert engineering knowledge can probably advise on how much it is safe to spray the legs on an aluminum tubular rack. But I suspect if you do it once only and with care to ma...
by tim_f
5 Oct 2018, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Off center pannier rack mounting (disc brakes)
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Off center pannier rack mounting (disc brakes)

I have had this rack on my commuting bike for years and it has been fine in the supplied configuration.

I would just use it as it is.

Tim
by tim_f
3 Oct 2018, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing the core from Schwalbe Pro One
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Removing the core from Schwalbe Pro One

That you can not remove the core is an indication that it is fitted with inner tubes rather than with valves and sealant.

Would not expect that the inner tubes have sealant installed.
by tim_f
6 Aug 2018, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade to rear mech on 1992 Raleigh Dynatech
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Upgrade to rear mech on 1992 Raleigh Dynatech

May be a Shimano Claris RD-R2000 8 Speed Rear Derailleur - Silver - SS / Short Cage or SG /Long cage would be a good match. As the other posters have said it will work fine with a 7 speed chain and cassette - and will work with your shift leavers the same as a 7 speed one.
by tim_f
23 Jul 2018, 10:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to get identical Suntour forks for Cube E-bike ?
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: How to get identical Suntour forks for Cube E-bike ?

This page http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/contact/sr-suntour-europe/ has option to look up product from serial number. However you will probably find that their UK distributors do not import the full range. (They do not list the variant on their B2B web sites) GREYVILLE ENTERPRISES 20 Europa way br...
by tim_f
11 Jul 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rotor 1x13 hydraulic groupset
Replies: 46
Views: 2981

Re: Rotor 1x13 hydraulic groupset

I saw the stuff about the rotor 1*13 on SingleTrack.....am I just not paying attention or have they skipped 1*12? The mech has a bolt allowing switch between 12 and 13. One good thing is that mountain and road components are interchangeable so could combine road drop bar lever and mountain bike cas...
by tim_f
15 Apr 2018, 7:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Baltic countries
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: Baltic countries

One source of info is Journals of trips on[url] https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/
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by tim_f
15 Apr 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on French Trains
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Bikes on French Trains

This could be done last year provided one used the French version of the SNCF web site. Hence I am now get the chance to test my French reading SNCF marketing email e mails in French from using the French site to book bike + Seat last summer. :-)
by tim_f
29 Mar 2018, 8:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Traveling from the UK to northern Denmark
Replies: 21
Views: 1607

Re: Traveling from the UK to northern Denmark

May be if you can dissemble the bikes to fit on a pallet you can send a freight in advance - but not cheap - https://www.p4d.co.uk/pallet-delivery
by tim_f
21 Feb 2018, 12:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ADVICE ON TANDEM TYRES PLEASE
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: ADVICE ON TANDEM TYRES PLEASE

Question is can I use 700x28C section tyres for a faster ride or should I use 700x32C ?


A 28c tyre will not necessarily give you a faster ride.

Collective wisdom on this has changed in recent years. Wider and lower pressure can be faster on a real world road surface.
by tim_f
12 Feb 2018, 12:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train to Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: Train to Spain

If you use the French Language version of the SNCF website you have option to see which trains can take bicycles and book bicycle places.

Tim