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by natmat
7 Aug 2008, 12:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Question: Can Shimano a dynamo be oriented the 'wrong way'
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Question: Can Shimano a dynamo be oriented the 'wrong way'

Hello, Does anyone know much about Shimano's excellent DH-3N70 Ultegra dynamo hub? If so then please read on, you may be able to help me... The instructions say it must be mounted so it rotates in the correct direction. I'm wondering whether it would be wise to mount the other was round. "Why s...
by natmat
6 Aug 2008, 1:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I was cut up by a car, should I report it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Not sure where the OP's 'overtaking cars' came from either. My original post said, 'the car turned left into me' - so it overtook me. I reported this incident because it's another increment to the statistic that shows that roads aren't a safe place for cyclists. Nothing remotely related to being vin...
by natmat
1 Aug 2008, 4:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I was cut up by a car, should I report it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Thanks for sympathy. Ironically, it was only a few weeks ago that I witnessed a similar accident and saw just _how close_ the cyclist arm was to being run over by the rear wheel a they crashed to the floor. This morning, the only thing going through my mind was keeping arms and legs tucked-in and tr...
by natmat
1 Aug 2008, 4:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I was cut up by a car, should I report it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

I was cut up by a car, should I report it?

Hi Folks, A car crashed into me today (both me and bike on floor, but escaped any real damage) when it turned left into me without signalling and I (travelling at 20mph) hit its passenger door, came off and narrowly avoided going under its wheels. Since I was OK, I didn't see the need of reporting t...
by natmat
16 Jun 2008, 10:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info: Drops with Vs - Tektro work a treat
Replies: 5
Views: 789

I've changed the subject line for you. Thank you. One thing to bear in mind is that since the levers have effectively moved the fulcrum of the 'leverage', i.e. the hinge in the lever has been lowered to enable them to pull more cable in comparison to normal drop-levers, they do require a bit more e...
by natmat
16 Jun 2008, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info: Drops with Vs - Tektro work a treat
Replies: 5
Views: 789

You mentioned Cane Creek in the subject - are you using any Cane Creek bits in this setup? Agh! Sorry, I'm an idiot. I didn't mean "Cane Creek", I meant to put Tektro in the subject. Sorry. I believe that CaneCreek do levers that are pretty much identical to the Tektro levers. So though I...
by natmat
13 Jun 2008, 3:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info: Drops with Vs - Tektro work a treat
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Info: Drops with Vs - Tektro work a treat

Thought I just pass on some info in case anyone's intersted... Just converted from straight to drops and am now running Tektro RL520 Aero V brake levers with my LX Vs. I'm happy to report they work a treat. I've never tried DiaCompe's offerring, so can't compare. These are well made, nice annoidisin...
by natmat
25 Apr 2008, 9:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Q: Are 20-year old rims safe for another rebuild?
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

I like the nut either-side idea, I think I'll opt for that for now (why didn't I think of that?). That'll help me keep my conservationism desire satisfied for another year or so.

Thanks folk, over and out.
by natmat
25 Apr 2008, 4:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Q: Are 20-year old rims safe for another rebuild?
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Q: Are 20-year old rims safe for another rebuild?

I need some new wheels and wondered about using some old road MA40 rims for the job. The braking surfaces are still reasonable, just the old hub is 120mm OLN and I need some 130mm hubs now - hence the rebuild. I've had these wheels from new so know their history. Am I just penny pinching to re-use t...
by natmat
11 Apr 2008, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

So, can you change from 1-2-3 and 5-6-7 (and back again), i.e. it's just 3-4-5 that's the problem?
by natmat
2 Jan 2008, 11:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help: Front disc pads rubbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Problem solved!!! Thank you tobyj for solution and Auchmill for link to pictures/additional-details. Just completed in 30 seconds and I now have my disc re-aligned perfectly between pads (well, pads aligned to disc). Since this is the first disc brake I've owned, I guess I should have read the leafl...
by natmat
2 Jan 2008, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help: Front disc pads rubbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Thanks for link, very useful indeed. As for oiling the pistons, I hope I haven't now done any damage to the oil seals... only time will tell. But, to be honest the amount of grit, diesel, oil, petrol, salt and slime with which they were previously coated I hope the 'few' drops of oil I applied will ...
by natmat
2 Jan 2008, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help: Front disc pads rubbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

tobyj wrote:Loosen these bolts and turn the wheel. It should turn better. Operate the brake on / off a few time on the disc then carefully retighten the two bolts. This should centre the brake caliper on the disc.


Thanks Toby, I'll give it a try later today and report back.
by natmat
2 Jan 2008, 10:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help: Front disc pads rubbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Help: Front disc pads rubbing

Hello all, Problem: disc brake pads are always rubbing (rather than just brushing) on the disc, so it's like cycling with the brakes on. I'm running a front LX hydraulic disc on my commuter bike and its pads are now persistently rubbing on the disc. I've tried recentering the wheel in the forks (Kon...
by natmat
18 Dec 2007, 9:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 31006

I've just measured my IQ and the front wire is 27" from lamp to hub-plug cable-entry point. Note, the front wire disappears into the body of the lamp, it DOES NOT connect via external push-fit connectors as I had stated previously (sorry for passing on incorrect info, my mistake). Nathan.. can ...