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by Threevok
26 Jan 2017, 11:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who's had all the 26" wheels?
Replies: 18
Views: 1641

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

If you do go for 32 spokes, make sure you go for eyelitted rims. I've had some bad experiences with non-eyeltted ones - even Mavic
by Threevok
25 Jan 2017, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who's had all the 26" wheels?
Replies: 18
Views: 1641

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

I have mine built at Merlin - and get exactly the rims hubs etc I want (although the last set I bought off them were Hope Hoops).

They sometimes have sales on too - especially on wheels
by Threevok
25 Jan 2017, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Service SPD Pedals
Replies: 38
Views: 1938

Re: Service SPD Pedals

Well what do you know :shock:

Videos on U-tube too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utLU4kAHk_Q
by Threevok
25 Jan 2017, 4:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Service SPD Pedals
Replies: 38
Views: 1938

Re: Service SPD Pedals

Not to my knowledge.

To be honest, they are cheap enough anyway and any part you could replace - would probably cost nearly as much as a new set.
by Threevok
24 Jan 2017, 9:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chain woes
Replies: 17
Views: 1266

Re: New chain woes

Are inexpensive chain wear checkers a reasonable choice: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chain-Checker-Cycling-Bike-Biycle-Chain-Wear-Indicator-Tool-For-MTB-KMC-Shimano-/162167398259?hash=item25c1ee1f73:g:AqoAAOSwIgNXrYR9 Or would it be 'buy cheap, pay twice'? EDIT: Natural Anking does say 'cheap chain c...
by Threevok
24 Jan 2017, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chain woes
Replies: 17
Views: 1266

Re: New chain woes

A Z7 has a Pin Length: 7.3 mm
A Z8 has a Pin Length: 7.1 mm

That may have something to do with it too
by Threevok
24 Jan 2017, 8:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chain woes
Replies: 17
Views: 1266

Re: New chain woes

Are you sure it's the correct chain ? It's a KMC Z8 chain being used on a Carrera Subway 1 (7 speed). It should be right. It feels fairly clunky, but KMC chains often seem to feel a bit clunky. I was originally going to buy a Z7, but the shop talked me into buying the Z8. I'm not sure what I think ...
by Threevok
24 Jan 2017, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black ice
Replies: 84
Views: 7511

Re: Black ice

Agreed about the price being steep. Mine cost close to £160 for the pair, but when you consider how many days I didn't miss work thanks to them, they've more than paid for themselves. Plus they last and last because you only use them for about 1-2 months a year - unless you off-road them too - like ...
by Threevok
24 Jan 2017, 3:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chain woes
Replies: 17
Views: 1266

Re: New chain woes

Are you sure it's the correct chain ?
by Threevok
24 Jan 2017, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black ice
Replies: 84
Views: 7511

Re: Black ice

As I cycle for leisure and despite having never used studded tyres I do wonder about how the studs could penetrate into tough black ice to get a decent grip and still be ok for use on dry warmer roads (and I don't want to keep changing tyres and don't want to get a 2nd set of wheels when I could ju...
by Threevok
23 Jan 2017, 7:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black ice
Replies: 84
Views: 7511

Re: Black ice

It can be lurking anywhere, and it'll get you even if you fit studs, it just waits for you to get off the bike Wear studs on your feet also. 8) The bargain shops have been selling ones that clip over shoes - although they might be selling out by now - but I've not tried them. Indeed. I use the sing...
by Threevok
23 Jan 2017, 1:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black ice
Replies: 84
Views: 7511

Re: Black ice

Ruadh495 wrote:It can be lurking anywhere, and it'll get you even if you fit studs, it just waits for you to get off the bike


Wear studs on your feet also. 8)
by Threevok
23 Jan 2017, 11:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 1708

Re: Winter tyres

Well I use Continental winter tyres. They aren't studded but use a different tyre compound. Whilst they aren't magic, they do really help on ice. Have you tried studded tyres? I wondered how your Continentals compare to them. I have Schwalbe Winters. As mentioned by other posters, they grip well bu...
by Threevok
22 Jan 2017, 7:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Back wheel jumping and sliding - cause?
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Back wheel jumping and sliding - cause?

Sounds like the footprint of the rear tyre is minimal. I would definitely check the pressure.
by Threevok
22 Jan 2017, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: using a triple shifter for double chainset
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Re: using a triple shifter for double chainset

Not sure about road bukes, but MTBers have been doing this for years. You just set the front mech not to go past the point of lower gear. Some MTB shifters (such as the SLX ones on my GT) have a switch on the underneath that actually stops it dropping down to the granny ring - changing it from a thr...