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by hondated
29 Apr 2019, 9:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.

I don't know what the effect would be, and just to note, you are now running 7 speed on a 9 speed chainset. I presume you still have the 7 speed chain which will be wider than the chainrings are designed for. Whether this has any relevance to the problem others may have some ideas. Looking at your ...
by hondated
29 Apr 2019, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.

Brucey wrote:one chainset has a middle-big interval of 10T and the other 12T. The optimum FD for each would be different, much as RickH suggests; that could be a good part of the problem.

cheers

Thanks too much trouble now going to refit Suntour
by hondated
28 Apr 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.

if you are having problems shifting chainrings then it may come as no surprise to you to find out that the size of all the chainrings is important, not just the largest one. So what sizes were/are the chainring s ? cheers Thanks Brucey the chain set I removed SR Suntour is 42/32/22 and its replacem...
by hondated
28 Apr 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.

If you've fitted bigger chainrings the front mech will need to move up. That will need more cable & the existing inner cable may not have enough spare so will need replacing (probably not a bad idea anyway). The chainrings on the new chainset may not be in the same place as the previous ones so...
by hondated
28 Apr 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.

Does your front mech push the chain out enough to mount the largest chain ring? If not then you need to remove a spacer to push the chainset nearer the frame. If it's too far in the you need to add a spacer. Should work front mech are simple things. Cheers James Thanks James that is something I hav...
by hondated
27 Apr 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.

Thanks everyone . I am changing from a Suntour 42t triple to a Deore 48t chain set. The FD is a clamp on one and I take the point about 2mm clearance. The levers are quick fire Shimano. I suppose I basically want to know is do I need to get an FD that is compatible with the chain set. " didnt w...
by hondated
27 Apr 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Fitting a Deore Chain Set.

Some advice please. To make my Specialised mountain bike more useful to me I decided today to fit this chain set. The one I removed was a SR Suntour and it's a 7 speed. After fitting it with the recommended spacers 2 drive side one non drive side and finding it didnt work I refitted it with 2 spacer...
by hondated
25 Apr 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 8008

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

reohn2 wrote:Hondated
Thatcher bought a lot of votes with the sale of concil houses,I won't be dissuaded from that belief.

Don't disagree with you reohn2 and I met many of them campaigning for the Labour party. Unbelievable.
by hondated
25 Apr 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 8008

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Wasn't another problem the way the north Sea oil revenues were used instead being put into a sovereign fund like Norway did? Instead they were used to buy votes,along with the sale of council housing stock. Basically a symptom of the way all governments have looked only to the short-term and their ...
by hondated
20 Apr 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 76
Views: 1765

Re: Notre Dame....

Anyone else remember the fire at York Minster? I do and Windsor castle. Call me a philistine but as sad as it is to lose part of this country's history it's gone so live with it. Reminds me of Trigger in Fools & Horses when he said he had had the same broom for years although it had been fitted...
by hondated
20 Apr 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 76
Views: 1765

Re: Notre Dame....

Oldjohnw wrote:A couple of billionaires gave over €200m within 24 hours. The homeless are a different problem and there is no money available.

+1
by hondated
20 Apr 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 18
Views: 763

Re: Trekking handlebars advice pls.

Here's a photo of mine I have just taken and I love them. So much so that I am thinking of selling some of my dropped bar racers to buy a proper trekking bike. I must admit i have waivered and took them off and replaced the drops but having done that i now think they are the most comfortable for me....
by hondated
12 Apr 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bike helmet on a plane
Replies: 27
Views: 4229

Re: bike helmet on a plane

Worth updating with my experience 6 days ago. Carried pedals, shoes helmet in backpack through security at Gatwick and no problems whatsoever. Must admit I was worried they wouldn't of been allowed as due to cost I wouldn't of liked to replace them. Made a guy laugh in boarding area when I had take ...
by hondated
1 Apr 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 2083

Re: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.

These are definitely books I will try and get now given how interesting they sound.
One of the best cycling books I have ever read was a biography on Gino Bartali. Not only a great cyclist but by his actions a great man.
Well worth a read imho.
by hondated
31 Mar 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Risks of buying old carbon frames (10-15+ years)
Replies: 35
Views: 2750

Re: Risks of buying old carbon frames (10-15+ years)

Doom and gloom . Is there a frame material that has not at some time broken. ! :?