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by bailout
20 Aug 2008, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: grease to repack bearings
Replies: 30
Views: 3143

I think bearings spin rather than roll. I was wondering about bearing grease myself. I am going to repack the bearings of a 2nd hand bike I just bought and may be using for a tour. I have an old tube of the wedtite lithium grease but having used it before I have the same concerns as the op ie that i...
by bailout
20 Aug 2008, 10:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon to Germany/Austria-route advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Many thanks for the reply. Yes the crossing point is important. My first thought was to cross as soon as possible (maybe Plmouth) and ride through northern France. Someone else recomended a route crossing at Dover-calais and then heading east to the rhine route. Now you havegiven me another option t...
by bailout
19 Aug 2008, 12:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon to Germany/Austria-route advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Devon to Germany/Austria-route advice needed

I have never toured before but have always fanced the idea. I have done a fair bit of backpacking/climbing/travelling so it is the bike/cycling side that is new to me. I have friends near Frankfurt and in Austria and probabl;y spare time over the next couple of months so I am thinking of cycling to ...
by bailout
23 Jul 2008, 12:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bargain Panniers form SJSC - any good ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3755

Has anyone tried the larger throwover ones? http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Throw-Over-Black-pannier-bags-per-pair-12905.htm I am looking for a set of rear panniers for touring but have limited budget. I just missed out on the probike msx rear ones but have ordered a front set and wondered whethe...
by bailout
23 Jul 2008, 11:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice needed on stem raisers (esp bbb bhp-20)
Replies: 0
Views: 371

Advice needed on stem raisers (esp bbb bhp-20)

I want to raise the bars on my touring bike which has a 1" ahead headset. I really like the look of the satori easy-up but the only place I have seen it just has it for 1 1/8. The other options seem to be the delta raiser which is quite common http://www.deltacycle.com/product.php?g=9 or the bb...
by bailout
22 Jul 2008, 4:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: prop stands
Replies: 7
Views: 884

I would like to get one as well but have heard stories about them crushing the stays. Has anyone any knowledge of this? Is it just the ones that fit behind the bottom braket that are in danger of this, most recomendations I see are for the ones that fit near the rear hub?