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by belgiangoth
19 Jun 2018, 6:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gears query
Replies: 14
Views: 828

Re: Gears query

belgiangoth, It would help to know - what sort of bars? - underseat, overseat? - brand of rear derailleur, how many speed, road or mountain? OB This: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/42643202042_15cae81c43.jpg image by belgiangoth , on Flickr Rear is a Deore 9Mega, front is Tiagra. So should be ...
by belgiangoth
19 Jun 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gears query
Replies: 14
Views: 828

Re: Gears query

I remember learning gears before indexing, you just listened for the shift. Reckon it might be easier for the front mech.
by belgiangoth
19 Jun 2018, 5:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Birmingham LetsRide
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Birmingham LetsRide

Took my son, Rea Valley route to your stall, then into town for an ice-cream bigger than his head and then the canal back home. It was a great day out, lots of little things to distract the younger ones and provide them breaks from cycling. I didn't stop to say "hi" at the CTC/Pushbikes st...
by belgiangoth
19 Jun 2018, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High end step through frames
Replies: 23
Views: 1237

Re: High end step through frames

There is an APB Moulton on sale on this site
viewtopic.php?f=40&t=121905

(no relation to me, I just saw it and did check my bank balance)
by belgiangoth
19 Jun 2018, 11:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adding front disc brake
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Adding front disc brake

If your motor doesn't have the option to add a disk on the hub you would need a completely new build motor wheel, as well as new brakes and new forks.
Might be easier to simply get a rebuild/redish of the front wheel?
by belgiangoth
18 Jun 2018, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High end step through frames
Replies: 23
Views: 1237

Re: High end step through frames

Rivbike on one end of the spectrum. On the other end there's a decent 650b step-through that was reviewed in the last issue of Cycle, which you can get from Evans.
by belgiangoth
18 Jun 2018, 6:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: Front derailleur woes

Okay Brucey ... so ... A tiagra flat bar setup would work. A road 3x10 speed setup should work. Twist-shifters will work. I shall endeavour not to misquote you in the future. (You did say that Brexit would give more money to the NHS, Donald Trump is a clever guy and Theresa May is a Strong leader, r...
by belgiangoth
18 Jun 2018, 5:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: Front derailleur woes

So ... if a buy a set of 3x9 Tiagra MTB shifters they will work (my other option is different front and rear shifters - which would not be that tricky if I use twist shifters I guess). IIRC you said 3x10 Road would work since road 10 pulls the same as MTB 9?
by belgiangoth
18 Jun 2018, 2:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: Front derailleur woes

Hi Brucey, where will I find this information on the Mech/Derailleur? Mech is tiagra triple, dérailleur is Deore Mega 9. Can't see anything else indicated on them. peetee, I thought that the previous owner might have done that, but speedmachines (despite the name) are more of a tourer. Still I think...
by belgiangoth
18 Jun 2018, 12:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: Front derailleur woes

Can I check a few points: 1 - Shimano and SRAM Front Mechs work interchangably. 2 - Shimano Road and MTB Front Mechs are different 3 - This is not an issue with Twist shifters (or, of course non-index shifters) 4 - With cable removed the mech should sit over the bottom gear, if it doesn't this is a ...
by belgiangoth
17 Jun 2018, 4:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gears query
Replies: 14
Views: 828

Gears query

Thought I would take all my "technical" questions over to here in one fell swoop. Twist shifters on my bike are rather sticky, I have to put a lot of oompf into changing gears which makes me veer all over the place (they are a pig to change gears even when the cable is removed). I've never...
by belgiangoth
14 Jun 2018, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 12-speed
Replies: 38
Views: 2936

Re: Shimano 12-speed

My only concern about this mad path (am happy for others to follow it) is reduced availability of 9 speed bits. idem. To be fair though, I have been using 1x for the last 15 years and think it suffices, in fact I have been riding 1x2 pretty much exclusively and I only have the second gear in case t...
by belgiangoth
13 Jun 2018, 5:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightest Gold rated D lock
Replies: 54
Views: 2386

Re: Lightest Gold rated D lock

A note on normal D-locks: many of the "gold" locks simply have a heavier lockable section, but the "U" shape is the same as the silver. So they are no more protected but heavier. Unless the place you leave your lock is also secure, I wouldn't leave a lock. it's easy for would-be ...
by belgiangoth
12 Jun 2018, 3:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3-cross 32 spoke wheels, which spokes?
Replies: 48
Views: 1646

Re: 3-cross 32 spoke wheels, which spokes?

Thanks again Brucey. Lasers and Race are about the same price, why do you favor the Race? You have instinctively sided with Sapim over DT, is this unintentional or are they your preferred option (for some reason?)? Also, moving on, you mention correct spoke length, am I right in remembering that +/-...
by belgiangoth
12 Jun 2018, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3-cross 32 spoke wheels, which spokes?
Replies: 48
Views: 1646

Re: 3-cross 32 spoke wheels, which spokes?

Hi Mick, Yep, I will have too many at the front. 10 years ago I went for "bombproof" 36/36, but I can definitely get away with 28/32. However I have a 32 hole SONdelux and a replacement (at £180) is not worth it for the sake of 4 spokes. I also think that people are rushing a bit into the ...