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by Pneumant
5 Jan 2016, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derailleur shift tension adjuster thing, thats posh!
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Rear derailleur shift tension adjuster thing, thats posh

Shimano were doing this back in the early 90's with their MTB mechs, so no, not a new idea!
by Pneumant
24 Oct 2015, 4:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post a photo of your commuter
Replies: 29
Views: 2345

Re: Post a photo of your commuter

Here is my current commuter. An Emmelle Panther. Looks (intentionally) horrible but rides OK. It gets chucked in my car and does an easy 5-miles each way. Completely disposable and more or less maintenance free. I park this up and worry-not. The only <good> parts on this bike are the Schwalbe tyres,...
by Pneumant
6 Oct 2015, 8:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: More Brompton Qs
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: More Brompton Qs

I am 5'11'' with a 33" inseam and definitely needed the extended seatpost. Go for the firm suspension as well.
by Pneumant
30 Sep 2015, 9:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calling Brompton riders
Replies: 32
Views: 2679

Re: Calling Brompton riders

I really like Bromptons. They are unique and attract attention (outside of London that is) , you will find people wanting to ask you about the bike when parked up. I have an S3L. I considered a 2-speed but the lure of a SA 3-speed hub proved too tempting. I fitted a 14T sprocket which together with ...
by Pneumant
5 Sep 2015, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannondale recalls mountain bikes for OPI stem
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: Cannondale recalls mountain bikes for OPI stem

Cannondale state that a 'reinforcement part' will be fitted by dealers.
Oh dear.....looks like the old broom-handle steerer fix that road racers used to use!
http://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/cannondale-announces-voluntary-recall-of-opi-cross-country-stems/
by Pneumant
18 Aug 2015, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hutchinson Equinox 2 stock tyres - replace?
Replies: 4
Views: 3355

Re: Hutchinson Equinox 2 stock tyres - replace?

I reckon your tyres will be just fine, Hutchinson state that these are a dual compound 'training tyre' which means that they strike a balance between performance and durability, a foot in both camps so to speak. http://www.hutchinsontires.com/en/road/28-equinox-2.html Good upgrades are cycling shoes...
by Pneumant
5 Aug 2015, 8:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spoke tension for 26" Sputnik rims
Replies: 30
Views: 2721

Re: spoke tension for 26" Sputnik rims

spoke tension for 26" Sputnik rims, rear mainly. 36 spokes 8 speed I thought I would try my hand at building a rear wheel from the broken one I have that uses an old Mavic X138 rim, but using Sputnik rims. I have looked on the Ryde website and downloaded their catalog and cant find any referen...
by Pneumant
29 Jul 2015, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get rid of dirty stains / marks on white Lycra shorts
Replies: 15
Views: 2437

Re: How to get rid of dirty stains / marks on white Lycra sh

To be honest removing brake grime ingrained into white lycra will be difficult. You could try a hand-degreaser such as 'Swarfega'. Rub it on, leave for a few minutes and then tease it out using your nail, & then rinse with cold water. On the other hand when you are on the bike pedalling away, wh...
by Pneumant
27 Jul 2015, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Slipping rear wheel-solutions?
Replies: 29
Views: 7354

Re: Slipping rear wheel-solutions?

My ETZ250 has 6p per fork too - a very inexpensive modification :D I think mine are heads up. Probably breaking another law. As for MZ's seizing, this is almost always due to the timing slipping or incorrect 2T premix. My experience of MZ's (since 1996) are that mine is most definitely appreciating ...
by Pneumant
30 May 2015, 5:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa XD2 ring fitting?
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Spa XD2 ring fitting?

Yes Gaz is correct, takes the same bolts all round. The mounting hole is located on a tab behind the crank arm and you can get a chainring nut tool in the gap so tightening up is not a problem. Very very nice chainsets IMO.
by Pneumant
5 Apr 2015, 6:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: seat post slipping
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: seat post slipping

As Moodyman1 states you need to shim this to sort! Alu drink cans are perfect as they are usually free (just go to your nearest bus stop/town centre) and easy to cut with scissors. Best to have this about 3cm height. Width as a starter is the circumference of your post, curl up and place in the seat...
by Pneumant
21 Dec 2014, 4:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good place to buy used road bike?
Replies: 17
Views: 2031

Re: Good place to buy used road bike?

Hi, What you need is a sacrificial steed, basically an undesirable bike with cheap bits on it. Old MTB's are perfect for this and when fitted with bar-ends and slicks can be quicker than you might think. You can pick up these older bikes from recycling schemes (there must be some in the smoke?), or ...
by Pneumant
22 Sep 2014, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Water bottle with mouth piece cover
Replies: 18
Views: 2287

Re: Water bottle with mouth piece cover

Earlier this year my wife lost her small water bottle and I am finding trouble getting a suitable replacement. I believe it was made by Elite, it had a simple mouth piece, just a tube not a pull on/off or squeeze type and most importantly had a cover to keep the dirt etc off the mouth piece. Any he...
by Pneumant
22 Sep 2014, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton Seatposts
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Brompton Seatposts

Mine at 2.5 years old is dulled in places too, I'm not worried in the slightest. Mine is an 'S' type with the longer seatpost (I'm just under 6 foot) - this was a no charge option when purchased. I changed the rear sprocket to a 14t to lower the gearing a tad (better 2nd (direct) gear cruise). Agree...