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by mark a.
16 Nov 2018, 9:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 934

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

Thanks for that Brucey. I'll take the wheel off and give it a go this weekend.

Mark
by mark a.
16 Nov 2018, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 934

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

Ah, yes. It just occurred to me that it could be the pawls. Hence why it's a problem when the freewheeling - the difference in speed between the sprocket and the hub is too high for the pawls to engage.

OK, now to take off the cassette and see if I can remember how to access & fix the pawls.
by mark a.
16 Nov 2018, 2:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 934

Chain skip after freewheeling

My Surly Cross Check pedals just fine and the gears change nicely both up and down. However, if I freewheel for a bit (or, worse backpedal) then there's a good chance the chain will slip when I try to pedal again. I can replicate the problem on the bike stand, but it happens too quickly for me to se...
by mark a.
16 Nov 2018, 2:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trivial - Halfords Discount
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

Re: Trivial - Halfords Discount

As far as I know, yes - officially. But I bought some things there yesterday and the chap returned my voucher after applying the 10% discount. I don't see why I couldn't use it again - he didn't take any of my details so Halfords can't know that I've already used it once. Edit: In-store only (just i...
by mark a.
9 Oct 2018, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 4930

Re: Rehook

Thanks Brucey. I was thinking the same thing - it's probably a two-handed (or two-tooled) job for the chain + tensioner. Perhaps I should buy 2 Rehooks :? :lol: Thanks for the tips for me to look at for the chain-dropping. I think the chain might drop when back-pedalling.
by mark a.
8 Oct 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 4930

Re: Rehook

I put chains on from the bottom. Always have done. It makes complete logical sense. You don't need a tool, you just put your chain on the bottom of the ring and turn the cranks backwards and you don't need to lift your rear wheel. I always thought that that's what everyone did with an unshipped cha...
by mark a.
4 Aug 2018, 10:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Odd experiences while cycling
Replies: 109
Views: 3170

Re: Odd experiences while cycling

brynpoeth wrote:I am sure the Silent Majority agrees with me :D


No we don't.
by mark a.
18 Jun 2018, 9:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High end step through frames
Replies: 23
Views: 1353

Re: High end step through frames

I've no experience, but if you're talking high end and step through then the first brand that pops into my head is Moulton.
by mark a.
17 Jun 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: See.Sense bike lights
Replies: 39
Views: 3633

Re: See.Sense bike lights

I see that the data from the scheme that Ivorcadaver's cheap light was part of is being reported in the BBC here . It seems like a nice use of data. There must be a reason for Manchester to pay for subsidised lights as opposed to asking Strava (who also do heat maps). Perhaps the Strava crowd are to...
by mark a.
16 Mar 2018, 9:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why Isn't Cycling Normal in London? - video
Replies: 11
Views: 2362

Why Isn't Cycling Normal in London? - video

This is brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gohSeOYheXg

It's funny and informative, as Jay's videos usually are. You can stop once you get to the advert at the end. Hopefully there will be a follow-on video or two.
by mark a.
12 Feb 2018, 8:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: See.Sense bike lights
Replies: 39
Views: 3633

Re: See.Sense bike lights

Thanks John. That's useful information. I didn't get the See.Sense lights in the end. I bought some dynamo lighting for my bike for the "always on" nature of them, plus some cheap Lezyne and Knog (basically what was on sale on Wiggle at the time) flashing rear lights as extra safety to go ...
by mark a.
9 Feb 2018, 10:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: See.Sense bike lights
Replies: 39
Views: 3633

Re: See.Sense bike lights

New app installed. Several e mails exchanged with see.sense, still not working. Which recycling bin should I use for this useless piece of junk? I'd be very upset if I'd paid £80 list price. Oh that's a shame. As the OP I'm still sort of interested in how they work (and it sounds like yours is even...
by mark a.
24 Jan 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.
Replies: 45
Views: 20899

Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

It might be one of those things where sending the magazines in plastic is *more* environmentally friendly than dealing with returns / replacements / re-deliveries of less-protected magazines that get ripped, sodden etc. The latter requires more paper, more carbon from the delivery vans etc.
by mark a.
30 Sep 2017, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 512
Views: 20306

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

reohn2 wrote:IMO this post misses the point of the thread,which is to sort out which is true progress and which is smoke and mirrors.


:lol: