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by sirmy
3 Aug 2017, 8:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another 105 skipping gears question
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Another 105 skipping gears question

As I said cables are all new and correctly routed so doubtful it's a cable problem, probably subconsciously pull different amounts of cable doing it by hand to make it change correctly, that is probably pull and release to simulate the change up, down and up again action.
by sirmy
3 Aug 2017, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another 105 skipping gears question
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Another 105 skipping gears question

does it do the same thing if you pull on the cable directly (i.e. by hand at the shifter)?

No
by sirmy
3 Aug 2017, 4:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another 105 skipping gears question
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Another 105 skipping gears question

"the shifter is doing something odd (like two upshifts for one push). "

That's exactly what it's doing. All components are 10 speed 105 current models
by sirmy
3 Aug 2017, 3:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another 105 skipping gears question
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Another 105 skipping gears question

The change is delayed and then jumps two cogs suddenly and noisily with enough force to almost dislodge my foot from the pedal. Changing down one and up one gets into the skipped gear with no chain noise (one down to get into the missed gear and one up to put in clicks back in sync with the cassette...
by sirmy
3 Aug 2017, 2:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another 105 skipping gears question
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Another 105 skipping gears question

This has appeared on numerous forums over the years but my 10 speed 105 (5701) derailleur skips over cogs on the cassette when moving up through the gears, left to right when seen from behind. I've checked a lot of articles, forums, videos etc but no one seems to have answer. To be clear the deraill...
by sirmy
30 Jul 2017, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro 539 rendering screw
Replies: 23
Views: 1248

Re: Tektro 539 rendering screw

Thanks, looks like a cheap replacement too
by sirmy
30 Jul 2017, 3:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro 539 rendering screw
Replies: 23
Views: 1248

Tektro 539 rendering screw

I've been given a set of tektro 539 calipers. The only problem with them is the the hex key recess on centering screw on the rear calipers is rounded. Does anyone know if these are available as a replacement part or the size of the screw?
by sirmy
18 Jun 2017, 8:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Parking on Cyclepaths
Replies: 48
Views: 6007

Re: Parking on Cyclepaths

It would be worth contacting the council again and asking what powers they exercised in widening the existing path. They don't have the right to extend a path with out reference to the law. From the look of the path it was created by increasing the width of an existing path. Section 65 and 66 of the...
by sirmy
10 Jun 2017, 8:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst horse rider ever
Replies: 26
Views: 1838

Re: Worst horse rider ever

Why should the horse rider be excused because he'd had a shock. Surly the main point of concern is that this person was sitting on a large, unpredictable animal he couldn't control? If this was any other class of highway user people would be calling for them to be banned as a danger to others. If Fo...
by sirmy
8 Jun 2017, 8:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Karrimor Panniers any good?
Replies: 19
Views: 2543

Re: Karrimor Panniers any good?

I've got a rear set from the mid nineties. They've proved to be hard wearing. I usually use them with a rucksac liner or more lately with individual water proof bags. I have changed the top clips to ortleib ql1s, needed to use bottle boss bolts to accommodate the extra depth but works well and they ...
by sirmy
8 Jun 2017, 8:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Forgotten Cycleways from the 1930's
Replies: 20
Views: 10789

Re: Forgotten Cycleways from the 1930's

The "forgotten" track :D alongside Durham Road in Sunderland isn't forgotten, it's just been rendered useless by changes to road junctions over the years. It could probably be made useable fairly easily but would still dump a user onto one is f the busiest roads in the city
by sirmy
19 Feb 2017, 9:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Footpath cycling in the real world
Replies: 51
Views: 8422

Re: Footpath cycling in the real world

Haven't successive home secretaries said that riding on a footway, while illegal, should be ignored unless an accident happens or the riding is dangerous or wreckless? I think not. I think so - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10577958/Let-cyclists-go-on-pavements-if-r...
by sirmy
16 Feb 2017, 8:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Footpath cycling in the real world
Replies: 51
Views: 8422

Re: Footpath cycling in the real world

Haven't successive home secretaries said that riding on a footway, while illegal, should be ignored unless an accident happens or the riding is dangerous or wreckless?
by sirmy
6 Feb 2017, 10:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Daily mail cycle accident story
Replies: 10
Views: 4284

Daily mail cycle accident story

Anyone else read this? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4194196/One-crash-day-involving-cyclists-pedestrians.html It appears that Mapmechanics is a company providing gis logistical support and there's no mention of it on their website http://www.mapmechanics.com At the time of typing I cannot...