Search found 71 matches

by natmat
13 Mar 2016, 5:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Q: Extra wide spaced pannier racks?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Q: Extra wide spaced pannier racks?

Sorry for the delay... here are the pictures: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29232089/rack1.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29232089/rack2.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29232089/rack3.jpg Works a treat even though the rack legs have are stretched about 4cm apart. (Blimey, it's...
by natmat
24 Feb 2016, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Q: Extra wide spaced pannier racks?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Q: Extra wide spaced pannier racks?

Yes, that fly is small, but in my case it's too small. So, the pannier rack will 'fit' on the stay inners. It takes less strain to push the pannier's struts in that pull them out. There's just enough space between the allen-bolt holding the stay and (on the one side) the Alfine hub and the disc on t...
by natmat
22 Feb 2016, 9:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Q: Extra wide spaced pannier racks?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Q: Extra wide spaced pannier racks?

Mine actually has the Tubus Fly http://www.tubus.com/product.php?xn=9 that from the Tubus homepage copes with 170mm spacing (spec. is 150-180mm). However, I wanted to replace it with a Topeak rack to use my slide-on-and-clip Topeak rack bag. I could bend that rack, but now am wondering if there are ...
by natmat
22 Feb 2016, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Q: Extra wide spaced pannier racks?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Q: Extra wide spaced pannier racks?

Is it not possible to attach the rack to the inside of the chainstays instead? Oooh, I never even thought of that. I'll give it a try. Interestingly the frame appears to have integral spacers 'built-in' to the rack mount points. But putting on the inside is certainly worth investigating. Thanks, Na...
by natmat
22 Feb 2016, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Q: Extra wide spaced pannier racks?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Q: Extra wide spaced pannier racks?

Hi there, My Staiger Luxe 11.8 http://www.staiger-fahrrad.de/produkte_detail_de,,3234,detail.html needs a need pannier rack. But, it's fixings are 17cm apart, all the pannier racks I have are only 14cm. Does anyone know if there's a wide-spaced pannier rack out there? Ideally I'd like a topeka so I ...
by natmat
13 Aug 2009, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Q: Carbon straight bars - will any ol' stem do?
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Q: Carbon straight bars - will any ol' stem do?

Great, thanks! That'll save on the pennies ;)
Nat.
by natmat
13 Aug 2009, 7:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Q: Carbon straight bars - will any ol' stem do?
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Q: Carbon straight bars - will any ol' stem do?

Hi Guys,

Just bought some old new stock carbon XC bars. And am wondering...

Do I need a special stem or will any old one do? Been told to remove any burrs from the clamp, but other than that and I good to go just replacing old bars with the new shiny carbons?

Let me know what you think please.
Nat.
by natmat
1 Mar 2009, 4:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V-Brake levers for drops
Replies: 26
Views: 112313

Re: V-Brake levers for drops

I can only comment on the Tektro, rather than compare the two. So here's my 2p... In my opinion, the V-brake drop-levers required too much grip strength to operate for longer rides, or rather for long periods of downhill braking. Compared to cantilevers on drops, the V-brakes required much more effo...
by natmat
25 Feb 2009, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting new tyres - a couple of questions :-)
Replies: 17
Views: 1025

Re: Fitting new tyres - a couple of questions :-)

Hi John, Here's my 2p. If everything else on the bike is OK, probably no need to touch it. 1) The tyres are marked: "Mount only on hooked rims." I have no idea what a hooked rim is... If you feel the inside edge of the rim, your find a bulge (the 'hook' referred to above). The tyre beads (...
by natmat
19 Feb 2009, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single speed drive train noise
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

In my experience any noise has been wholly due to cheap freewheels. Dicta (sp?) ones (as good as the name suggests ;) ), i.e. your cheap BMX, make clicky/crunchy/pingy noises, aren't symmetrical and without any seals don't last long. £5 a pop I think. Shimano are quieter, but still too much play and...
by natmat
16 Feb 2009, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spokes
Replies: 47
Views: 3070

meic wrote:I always "settle" my wheels by riding for a day then re-trueing them. I love the musical tinkling as I do the first 2 metres.


Hate to deflate you, but out of the bag a well built wheel doesn't twinkle and won't need a retrue.

nm.
by natmat
2 Dec 2008, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Servicing Dura Ace bar end shifters.
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

I'd agree with checking the cabling. Just try tugging it from either end (after disconnecting from the front/rear mech cable clamp) to see how smoothly (or not ;) it runs. Should be effortless. I say this because my lowpro brakes were a bit mushy recently and a quick cable replacement (full XT inner...
by natmat
1 Dec 2008, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Q: Can I replace steerer in Rockshox Reba SL forks?
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Cunning, I like the sound of that. I'm awaiting some quotes from LBS for new steerers, so at least have a fall-back option to now try.

Nat.
by natmat
28 Nov 2008, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Q: Can I replace steerer in Rockshox Reba SL forks?
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Q: Can I replace steerer in Rockshox Reba SL forks?

Hello,

I want to swap my forks over to another bike, but the current steerer is too short. Can a Rockshox dealer (or me preferbly) replace the steerer (press fit) or, perhaps more critical, can I buy a new steerer anywhere?

Ta,
Nat.
by natmat
17 Nov 2008, 2:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Q: Truvativ Elita triple, is it a road or MTB c/set?
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Thanks Chris. I'd better find some way to measure it then.