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by Drake
11 Jun 2016, 10:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Derailleur gear won't shift - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Derailleur gear won't shift - Help

Ianwill87 wrote:Can anyone help please my gears won't shift at all. I've checked the derailleur, chain and sprockets, cleaned it all checked cable tension etc but the gears just won't shift.

Thanks

Did you find out what the problem was ?
by Drake
4 Jun 2016, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Derailleur gear won't shift - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Derailleur gear won't shift - Help

Hi Egg-sucking time; you haven't clamped the cables in the maintenance stand clamp or a new accessory clamp. It happens... :oops: Regards tim-b Yes, must admit I had the same thought. If that is the problem then join the club. I did exactly that when I first got my maintenance stand. That was over ...
by Drake
4 Jun 2016, 5:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano chain . . . . quick link
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Shimano chain . . . . quick link

Brucey wrote:you can use a KMC quicklink on most 7s/8s chains, just be sure to get the right one (by exact chain width as measured using verniers).

cheers

Ah, chain width
Now that's a question I keep meaning to ask.
Is it the external width of the link you measure, or the internal width ?
by Drake
4 Jun 2016, 4:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano chain . . . . quick link
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Shimano chain . . . . quick link

Are the pins available as a separate item ? https://www.evanscycles.com/shimano-chain-pins-7-8-speed-for-ig-and-hg-3-pack-00102358?esvt=1018-GOUKE1371710&esvq=&esvadt=999999-0-33582-1&esvcrea=61231251776&esvplace=&esvd=c&esvo=00102358-NA-NA&esvaid=50080&gclid=CPnA1cj...
by Drake
3 Jun 2016, 10:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano chain . . . . quick link
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Shimano chain . . . . quick link

I've been give a new Shimano 7sp chain. Not something I would normally use . . more of a KMC and quick person. As I understand it, Shimano use a non reusable pin system, not a method I've encountered before. So two questions come to mind. Are the pins available as a separate item ? Or is there a qui...
by Drake
3 Jun 2016, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Handlebar Bag
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Handlebar Bag

How about a Bikepacking set up? I've just rigged up a bike with a harness which takes a dry bag (8l is what I use but you can go to 13l) for literally the same items you list and a pouch for valuables. A fellow forumite recommended Alpkit and also Revelate. (Thanks Steve) The latter being what I we...
by Drake
31 May 2016, 8:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Handlebar Bag
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Handlebar Bag

Do you need to rotate the bars at the stem for folding (I do on my dahon)? if so this could limit your fixing options for a bar bag. You might need something that straps or velcro's directly to the bars rather than needing a QR bracket. On my ""Swift" the handlebars are integral with...
by Drake
31 May 2016, 2:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Handlebar Bag
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Handlebar Bag

I've got a Raleigh Swift folding bike and I would like to get a handle bar bag for it.
It needs to fit in front of the bars, needs to have a quick release mechanismand a reasonable capacity to be able to hold waterproofs, padlock and pump. Also perhaps a sweat shirt.
Any suggestions?
by Drake
27 May 2016, 6:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!
Replies: 23
Views: 1231

I Re: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!

I must admit I thought chain wear tolerances differed from manufacturer to manufacturer. On the chain packets there never seems to be a recommended chain wear tolerance shown. Like some others on here, I use a chain checking tool, basically because it's convenient. But what I've noticed is that even...
by Drake
17 May 2016, 8:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Downslink works: Bramber to Shoreham-by-Sea
Replies: 28
Views: 2413

Re: Downslink works: Bramber to Shoreham-by-Sea

Despite what it says on the engineering drawings, limestone 'dust' has been used as the top surface, so much like the recent Downslink alternative route under the A283 by the river. For drainage, the designer seems to be relying on camber plus permeability of the sub base. Having ridden it yesterda...
by Drake
8 May 2016, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle pump.
Replies: 63
Views: 4315

Re: Bicycle pump.

After reading the replies on here, I'm perhaps not being fair to the " pocket rocket "... Problem with my " pocket rocket " ? Well when you pull back the plunger to fill the air chamber, the plunger just wants to return to closed position. It's just as though there is a valve st...
by Drake
8 May 2016, 11:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle pump.
Replies: 63
Views: 4315

Re: Bicycle pump.

I find it odd that there is a thread about pumps , with three pages of posts, without a mention of different types of pumps for different tyres. The OP was about trying to inflate a MTB tyre to 40-45 psi. MTB tyres need lots of air but at a much lower pressure than a road bike tyre at 100 psi or si...
by Drake
7 May 2016, 9:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle pump.
Replies: 63
Views: 4315

Re: Bicycle pump.

After reading the replies on here, I'm perhaps not being fair to the " pocket rocket " Pump maintenance. Never done that. In fact never considered it. Obviously wrong there. Can't blame the pump if it's not maintained. But I still feel that something is not right with my " pocket rock...
by Drake
4 May 2016, 8:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle pump.
Replies: 63
Views: 4315

Re: Bicycle pump.

I'm getting the impression that although pumps can be mounted on the frame, it is perhaps unwise to do so.
Point taken.
Does anybody know if there is a service kit for the pocket rocket ? I would imagine not.
by Drake
3 May 2016, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle pump.
Replies: 63
Views: 4315

Re: Bicycle pump.

But in what way did it pack up? I have a Lezyne Road Drive (in the largest size, which weighs only 110 g but is 283 mm long). It works well. When I got home, I checked psi, it was about 15psi. When pumping there was a sudden loss of resistance, just as though a seal or valve had blown. Can't see th...