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by robert17
9 Jul 2019, 10:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steel CX experience
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Steel CX experience

I'm 6'3" and I'm looking at a 60.5cm. thanks.
by robert17
9 Jul 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steel CX experience
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Steel CX experience

People,

Has anyone here owned and or ridden a Norco Search Steel S2? Looks a great bike, but wonder about steel. Now I've ridden steel tourers for years, but for a quicker bike? Any knowledge gratefully received.

Thanks,

Robert.
by robert17
7 Jan 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano brake blocks in Campagnolo Veloce Calipers ?
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: Shimano brake blocks in Campagnolo Veloce Calipers ?

Over many years I have come to rely on Clarks blocks. Never been anything other than great.
by robert17
5 Jan 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear issues
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: Gear issues

Thanks, yes pretty sure they are okay. Seems that I get it working okay and then over what can be just ten or twenty miles it goes off again, like something is slipping out of sync. Once it goes off, does it stay that way for the start of the next ride, or does each ride start out OK but then go of...
by robert17
4 Jan 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear issues
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: Gear issues

Thanks, yes pretty sure they are okay. Seems that I get it working okay and then over what can be just ten or twenty miles it goes off again, like something is slipping out of sync.
by robert17
4 Jan 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear issues
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: Gear issues

Many thanks for these. After a suggestion elsewhere of a bent hanger, this was a revelation for around 150 miles. No, back to skipping, jumping and all round crapness. Could it be the shifter. It is a 105, second hand. Really don't want to spend any more money!! Thank you.
by robert17
28 Dec 2018, 7:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using a Tag-Along with an adult (rider)
Replies: 16
Views: 818

Re: Using a Tag-Along with an adult (rider)

I have taken small adults on our Han trailer. Easier than a child as they are less prone to unexpected movements. I've never used one which attaches to the seat post. Where are you? You could try ours.

Robert
Worcs.
by robert17
6 Oct 2018, 7:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear issues
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: Gear issues

Many thanks, chain is a nearly new SRAM and cabling is new too. I may check though as it is the long route (CX bike).
by robert17
6 Oct 2018, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear issues
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Gear issues

People, I am an average home mechanic but am now a little frustrated. My 105/Ultegra set up is not changing as well as I'd like. In essence moving to an easier sprocket is hesitant on gears 6-10, but fine 1-5. I have changed cables and gone through the usual barrel adjuster caper, but no joy. It is ...
by robert17
14 Sep 2018, 9:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Magicshine Monteer 1400
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Magicshine Monteer 1400

People, I asked recently about any experiences of the Ravemen PR series lights. I have now discovered the Magicshine Monteer 1400. Anyone have one? Any good? Thank you. Robert.
by robert17
13 Sep 2018, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Quality Bike RepairStand for £30-£60?
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Best Quality Bike RepairStand for £30-£60?

I have this one

https://www.jejamescycles.com/raleigh-b ... 20359.html

Sadly out of stock here, but have a search.

However I purchased it for £55 on sale with Ribble around seven years ago. Is rock solid, but is heavy to move if you need to.

Robert.
by robert17
12 Sep 2018, 6:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bought £1700 Carbon Bike - Now scared to use it.
Replies: 41
Views: 2184

Re: Bought £1700 Carbon Bike - Now scared to use it.

Bikes get chips and scratches. They are part of the deal. You can look at them as memories.
by robert17
9 Sep 2018, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ravemen lights
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Ravemen lights

Indeed that is a worry.
by robert17
9 Sep 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ravemen lights
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Ravemen lights

Hello,

Anyone have any experience of Ravemen PR series lights on here? They're on my shortlist. Thank you.

Robert.
by robert17
9 Aug 2018, 10:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Rear compatibility

Many thanks for this. The Deore interests me greatly. I assume it works as chain and ratio match. Is your experience one of rapid gear change reactivity? Thanks again.