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by thornie1543
3 Sep 2016, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which 9 speed mechs for top touring performance?
Replies: 27
Views: 1742

Re: Which 9 speed mechs for top touring performance?

Oops :D ,I meant sora,i don't think a shimano sore will catch on.
by thornie1543
3 Sep 2016, 11:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How many miles do you get out of your rims?
Replies: 28
Views: 2821

Re: How many miles do you get out of your rims?

I think carbide maybe the way forward for me for the front,should have said in my original post that I live in wales and I do go over the mountains on forest/fireroads ,not exactly mountain bike wheel territory but still quite hardwearing surfaces for my rims so i'm not surprised they have worn out ...
by thornie1543
2 Sep 2016, 6:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How many miles do you get out of your rims?
Replies: 28
Views: 2821

Re: How many miles do you get out of your rims?

Thanks folks,looks like a sputnik next then.
by thornie1543
2 Sep 2016, 5:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How many miles do you get out of your rims?
Replies: 28
Views: 2821

How many miles do you get out of your rims?

Pumping up my front tyre today and I noticed my front rim has a hole approx 4mm by 4mm in the braking surface (the rim is a rigida grizzly 6005 alloy ),bought this wheel from sjs cycles on 10/12/14 and it has had pretty constant use,roughly about 5000km fully loaded miles (two quite full back pannie...
by thornie1543
2 Sep 2016, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which 9 speed mechs for top touring performance?
Replies: 27
Views: 1742

Re: Which 9 speed mechs for top touring performance?

Just buy a shimano sore for £15 from decathlon,fit it and forget its there.
by thornie1543
30 Aug 2016, 11:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why is my chain getting caught?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Why is my chain getting caught?

Turns out I was an idiot and just fitted the small chainring the wrong way around,maybe I should pay more attention and not get complacent when doing something I have done lot of times before :oops:
by thornie1543
26 Aug 2016, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best bag/rucksack for commuting
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Best bag/rucksack for commuting

I don't know about the evo commuter bag but I had an evo rucksack and I found the zips really thin and flimsy and soon gave up when I used it as my everday rucksack,gone back to my north face which has much more hardwearing zips and wouldn't buy an evo again (of course the commuter may have more har...
by thornie1543
26 Aug 2016, 5:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why is my chain getting caught?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Why is my chain getting caught?

Hi folks,i have a deore triple chainset and i recently removed the chainrings for a bit of a clean and brush up and since I've put them back on the chain keeps getting jammed between the middle and small chainring when changing down from middle to small rings,i have checked that the bolts are all ti...
by thornie1543
14 Apr 2016, 10:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How the spirit of cycling has changed
Replies: 95
Views: 8120

Re: How the spirit of cycling has changed

I love all the people who spend tons of money on all the cycling gear they never use,in eight months time that's my new/second hand stuff,long may they continue
by thornie1543
25 Mar 2016, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are good quality pedal brands
Replies: 37
Views: 4006

Re: What are good quality pedal brands

I have a pair of the wellgo pedals linked on page one,cant remember when I bought them but it was atleast 3 years ago and many thousands of miles later and they are still going strong and I use my bike nearly everyday all through the year,taken them off once of twice for a bit of tlc,didnt have too ...
by thornie1543
25 Mar 2016, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB's . . .is the triple finished ?
Replies: 60
Views: 2231

Re: MTB's . . .is the triple finished ?

Bike companies are just cashing in because they know lots of mountain bikers must have the newest stuff to replace their hardly used old stuff.
by thornie1543
22 Feb 2016, 7:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Charging stuff in French campsites
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: Charging stuff in French campsites

Can I ask a similar question save starting another thread-- in my home city people take their laptop to the local library to use the wi fi and they seem to plug it into the mains aswell,can you go to libraries in france and just plug something in to charge,are there power points there for use,and do...
by thornie1543
21 Feb 2016, 10:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can a novice ride 330 miles in two days?
Replies: 53
Views: 3018

Re: Can a novice ride 330 miles in two days?

'After 1 month you might just be working up to doing 30 mile rides if everything goes well',really,only 30 miles? ,anyway maybe he will have a heart attack and do a live broadcast from his hospital bed,that would give him the attention he desperately craves.
by thornie1543
18 Feb 2016, 7:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Our last trip: Italy - Vienna - Salzburg - Italy
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: Our last trip: Italy - Vienna - Salzburg - Italy

I've only skimmed over it too but will be going back for a full read,looks great and has bits I intend to do.
by thornie1543
18 Feb 2016, 7:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Backup drivetrain bits
Replies: 32
Views: 1813

Re: Backup drivetrain bits

How do you guys get the cassette off to zip tie the freewheel to the spokes if you haven't got the tools? ( I,m sure I could do it in a pinch but tips are always good) and instruction on how to tie the freewheel to the spokes would be handy for me to know just in case ,thanks for any info.