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by bikesandboats
25 Jan 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium seatpost
Replies: 27
Views: 1500

Re: Titanium seatpost

I fitted a Ti seatpost (Kent Eriksen Sweetpost) for comfort, I do find that it helps smooth out bumps over an alloy one. It's also lighter and shouldn't corrode which is a plus.
by bikesandboats
6 Nov 2018, 11:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drilling hole in steel fork steerer
Replies: 22
Views: 1252

Re: Drilling hole in steel fork steerer

Thank you both for your replies. I'm not overly keen on drilling holes anywhere but my thoughts were similar to Meic's comments. I suppose I could try making my charger smaller so it fits inside the steerer and then I would only be drilling a hole in the top cap.

Cheers
by bikesandboats
6 Nov 2018, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drilling hole in steel fork steerer
Replies: 22
Views: 1252

Drilling hole in steel fork steerer

Hi All, I'm looking at installing a usb charger to connect to my dynamo. I've made one that fits inside my stem and thought it would be neat if it was kept in there with the cables from the dynamo coming up the steerer and the usb cable coming out the top. All it needs is a small (probably 5-8mm) ho...
by bikesandboats
15 Sep 2016, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shifters not working after tightening clamp bolt -Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Shifters not working after tightening clamp bolt -Help!

It does not make sense, yes its bolt 10.

Perhaps something where the cables are is being clamped somehow?

Joe
by bikesandboats
15 Sep 2016, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shifters not working after tightening clamp bolt -Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Shifters not working after tightening clamp bolt -Help!

Hi All, Recently bought a tandem and it is fitted with Shimano Nexave 7 speed shifters (see the pic) It worked fine when I bought it, then I took the shifters off to change the stem and when I refitted them they stopped working, but only after tightening the clamp bolts. The button and lever click s...
by bikesandboats
12 Sep 2016, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigida Sputnik Safety Line
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Rigida Sputnik Safety Line

The safety line will 'appear' when the rims are worn down, the image shows two teardrop shaped holes in the cross section, when the rim wall gets thinner from brake wear it will wear into the hole and show up - if you can't see the hole then they are not worn just yet. http://www.spacycles.co.uk/sms...
by bikesandboats
11 Feb 2016, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V brakes with wide rims
Replies: 15
Views: 1893

Re: V brakes with wide rims

CREPELLO I like your idea, I had tried moving all the washers over but the pad was no where near parallel, the filed down washer might work for me though. The shimano br-cx50 cantis look good though, I imagine I could use those with a normal pad set up that would push the pads a lot further out, all...
by bikesandboats
9 Feb 2016, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V brakes with wide rims
Replies: 15
Views: 1893

Re: V brakes with wide rims

Older canti brakes don't sound too mad to me, I have some levers with adjustable cable pull so I could have a normal pull brake on the front and canti on the back, how old are we talking? Any examples?

Thanks for the help,

Joe
by bikesandboats
9 Feb 2016, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V brakes with wide rims
Replies: 15
Views: 1893

Re: V brakes with wide rims

I have tried swapping the washers around and using pads with a thinner profile, perhaps the brake bosses are just too close, some fat bikes have v brakes with 100mm rims but the bosses are just really far apart. I was hoping I could solve it with brake arms that are perhaps spaced a little wider, al...
by bikesandboats
9 Feb 2016, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V brakes with wide rims
Replies: 15
Views: 1893

Re: V brakes with wide rims

Levers are avid speed dial 7s, the thing that has changed is the rim width, I'm not sure if there is a way around it but I'm hoping it's possible since I built the wheels up for the bike.

Thanks

Joe
by bikesandboats
9 Feb 2016, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V brakes with wide rims
Replies: 15
Views: 1893

V brakes with wide rims

Hi, Hoping for some help with a v-brake issue I'm having, I have wide rims (Exal XL25) and the V's I am using are Avid single digit 5's. I cannot get the brakes to work well, with normal pads the brake arms must sit very wide in order to have some rim clearance and feel very spongy and weak. With ko...