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by gxaustin
15 Jul 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clean front and rear gear sprockets in situ or remove?
Replies: 31
Views: 1052

Re: Clean front and rear gear sprockets in situ or remove?

If you take something - with several sub-parts - off the bike, then there is a chance of damaging/losing bits. Quick-link parts are even smaller than cassette parts => easier to lose. Hmm. Are you a wee bit accident prone by any chance? :lol: I once dropped my quicklink down the sink waste - oops. ...
by gxaustin
15 Jul 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clean front and rear gear sprockets in situ or remove?
Replies: 31
Views: 1052

Re: Clean front and rear gear sprockets in situ or remove?

My bikes have screw on free-wheels rather than cassettes Well you're sensible because taking those off is nowhere as easy as a cassette. I don't take my freewheels off either because they are usually so hard to unscrew, even with anti seize - but there again they only have 6 sprockets and wider spa...
by gxaustin
15 Jul 2019, 12:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clean front and rear gear sprockets in situ or remove?
Replies: 31
Views: 1052

Re: Clean front and rear gear sprockets in situ or remove?

Yes there is a downside to partial strip down for cleaning. It takes ages and it risks disturbing things that might not go back together as intended (bits get damaged, parts get lost and somethings just get put back together incorrectly). :lol: I'd like to know how you can damage/lose parts from a ...
by gxaustin
15 Jul 2019, 12:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What do you think of this multi-tool?
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: What do you think of this multi-tool?

My favourite is the MT ZOOM tool. It is a chain splitter with the most usefull allen keys and some spanners and spoke keys.
MT ZOOM 12 function Multi Tool Allen Keys Chain breaker Spoke Key Screwdriver - £12.49 Very compact. I like it - I have bought 5.
by gxaustin
11 Jul 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Conti Ultrasport Cracking Side Wall.
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Conti Ultrasport Cracking Side Wall.

These were fitted from new on my bike. They rode well and lasted at least 5,000 miles (in about 7 months). I had 25mm pumped up to 6 bar
by gxaustin
11 Jul 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Bike is best
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: Which Bike is best

Since the suspension fork is important, why find find out what type they are and google them to see if there are any reviews or bad reports. That could narrow things down a bit. I'm not sure your budget will automatically get you a decent suspension fork. A good feature is a lock so you can lock out...
by gxaustin
1 Jul 2019, 11:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain woes.
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Chain woes.

it only takes a few microns of wear on the sprockets to make it so that a new chain won't run right. I've seen this said more than once. If so why have I never worn out a cassette? Some of mine must have clocked up well over 10.000mls. I can't believe that they have worn by less than a few microns,...
by gxaustin
30 Jun 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how to fit a sprocket to a rear wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: how to fit a sprocket to a rear wheel

Is a wind spinner just for ornament? Does it fulfill a function? Bird scarer?
by gxaustin
30 Jun 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seat adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: Seat adjustment

Perhaps a serviceperson had taken a test ride to make sure the adjustment was just right :?


I can understand raising the saddle, but dropping the bars?
by gxaustin
29 Jun 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel Bikes Advice Required
Replies: 46
Views: 1653

Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Exactly! Edit:-it's all a carry over from road racing,there's a lot of it about :? I just checked and my Large size Audax bike has a 74 degree seat post and is a perfect fit with an inline seat post despite my long legs. I use KERS but still creep forward on the saddle. I ride decent distances and ...
by gxaustin
29 Jun 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First gen boardman team carbon...
Replies: 20
Views: 965

Re: First gen boardman team carbon...

I wouldn't sell it. You won't get a lot as has been said. Why not use it for a bit, lose a few kilos and, if hooked on cycling, look round for a new bike (or S/H) to a higher spec. Keep the Boardman as a spare or for winter or whatever. It's handy to have a spare bike for when you need to service th...
by gxaustin
29 Jun 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel Bikes Advice Required
Replies: 46
Views: 1653

Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

It would be interesting to know why they chose those angles.

Racing?


On a gravel bike?
by gxaustin
29 Jun 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel Bikes Advice Required
Replies: 46
Views: 1653

Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Yes they're available,I have one.
But if bikes were designed better ordinary layback seatposts would be all that's needed,and as I posted up thread,for anyone who has short thighs an inline seatpost would suffice.


It would be interesting to know why they chose those angles.
by gxaustin
29 Jun 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel Bikes Advice Required
Replies: 46
Views: 1653

Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

The effects of not being able to achieve KOPS by not being able get the saddle far back enough is more pressure on the knees and more weight on the hands,all of which is made worse on anything less than a smooth road,on gravel or rougher surfaces it's just made ten times worse. Good point. I think ...