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Forum: Commuting 03-30-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 69
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Posted By royalflash
got the bike out after winter and the same deal...

got the bike out after winter and the same deal with the brakes. Couldnīt even lock up the wheels on a wet and greasy road!. Even though i still have some more brake pads for them I canīt be bothered...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-16-13, 05:57 AM
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Views: 1,209
Posted By royalflash
Just wanted to show off my new haibike

and here it is my new baby 304782304783:love:

haibike eq xduro

Just added a mudguard, lights and a Schmidt SON deluxe hub dynamo. It has nokian extreme 296s on at the moment as winter is not...
Forum: Commuting 03-16-13, 05:08 AM
Replies: 69
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Posted By royalflash
and another thing I noticed is that the frame...

and another thing I noticed is that the frame under the BB has a hole in probably so excess lubricant can drain out (not that it looks like they use any at the factory).

So probably is a good idea...
Forum: Commuting 03-13-13, 07:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
The bb is a wedge type and shown here: The bb has...

The bb is a wedge type and shown here: The bb has two wedges that are pulled into each side of the bb by a long screw.
...
Forum: Commuting 03-10-13, 03:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
i bought it mail order from the UK so not so easy...

i bought it mail order from the UK so not so easy to take it back- in any case the 2 year warranty is about up now.
Forum: Commuting 03-09-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
as i thought the eccentric bottom bracket would...

as i thought the eccentric bottom bracket would be a pain- The new chain was loose so I had no choice but to try and adjust the eccentric bb.

I unscrewed the wedge screw and bought a pin spanner....
Forum: Commuting 04-29-12, 04:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
i donīt check it regularly particularly when the...

i donīt check it regularly particularly when the bike is new. Normally donīt have a problem. I donīt ride my bikes so hard nowadays. But normally i use 26 inch wheels so will have to start checking...
Forum: Commuting 04-28-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
after about a year of riding on it have...

after about a year of riding on it have experienced the first problem- broken spoke on the rear. Although I weigh about 100kg it would seem that a spoke breakage after only a year is not very...
Forum: Commuting 03-15-12, 03:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
Thanks- as I have been using the bike for just...

Thanks- as I have been using the bike for just more than a year it is time to update.

I just did the yearly service- the chain was basically still not worn out after a year which is quite...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-11, 08:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
the head shock is really good and quite efficient...

the head shock is really good and quite efficient in terms of weight/benefit I would say- I am normally a bit sceptical of the need for suspension on commuting bikes but since I sometimes jump off...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
It is not so hard- just have to unscrew the...

It is not so hard- just have to unscrew the knurled screw holding the cable connector on and then slide it off. Then undo the axle as normal. It is bit fiddly to get back on when you are outside in...
Forum: Commuting 07-14-11, 01:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
6 months later and the bad boy has been used...

6 months later and the bad boy has been used every work day for commuting 22km round trip and so far no issues. No adjustments or anything needed yet. :)

Great bike
Forum: Commuting 03-05-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
I donīt know how they arrive from Cannondale but...

I donīt know how they arrive from Cannondale but to be fair the bike was bought mail order so you canīt expect it to be fully assembled.
Forum: Commuting 03-05-11, 07:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
I have been using the bike a bit more as the...

I have been using the bike a bit more as the weather has been improving- my initial impressions have been confirmed so far - nice fast smooth ride-you really have the feeling of riding a luxury bike-...
Forum: Commuting 02-06-11, 05:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
Here is the latest stage of the the mods (I have...

Here is the latest stage of the the mods (I have mentioned some before):

I have added a Schmidt SON hubdynamo on the front
Pitlocks on the front and back wheels
Busch and Muller Lumotec IQ fly...
Forum: Commuting 01-23-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By royalflash
i was thinking of getting the SON delux with the...

i was thinking of getting the SON delux with the Edelux headlight as the Edelux is the only one with the German official approval with this hub and it looks like a nice light.
Forum: Commuting 01-23-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By royalflash
Pitlock - worth it or not?

I just got a new bike with a Rohloff on the back and will put a Schmidt SON on the front. Since there is quite a bit of cash tied up in this bike my natural instinct towards security is saying get...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-23-11, 05:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,423
Posted By royalflash
I would say the most important thing is to get...

I would say the most important thing is to get the widest knobbliest tyre that will fit in the frame- I have Freddies Revenz (2.3) for when it snows- then the skill you need is minimal- as long as...
Forum: Commuting 01-21-11, 08:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
thanks for the link but the disc brakes are...

thanks for the link but the disc brakes are hydraulic - apart from the caliper position adjustment (which seems Ok at the moment) there is not much you can adjust
Forum: Commuting 01-20-11, 02:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
One other think I liked was the headshok gadget...

One other think I liked was the headshok gadget in the fork :thumb:- normally I am not a big fan of suspension in commuting bikes as it is usually not needed and just adds a load of weight but when...
Forum: Commuting 01-19-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
i bought it from a bike shop in the UK online and...

i bought it from a bike shop in the UK online and had it delivered to Germany. Hence the need for some self-assembly. But it is no big deal. I like to work on my bikes myself. The disk brakes are...
Forum: Commuting 01-19-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
I rode the bike for the first time properly today...

I rode the bike for the first time properly today (not far though yet-just commuted to work). A nice ride and it felt quite fast. The bike feels quite long compared to riding a 26 inch wheel bike (if...
Forum: Commuting 01-18-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
I canīt report my experience with it yet but the...

I canīt report my experience with it yet but the front fork looks quite tough and I am sure would not be out of place on a real mountain bike. I think the wheels (maybe even the skewers- I have bent...
Forum: Commuting 01-16-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
thanks yes I am liking the direction things are...

thanks yes I am liking the direction things are going now. I would not be averse the the idea of getting a set of fenders but it can just be a hassle getting some that fit right. Has anyone fitted...
Forum: Commuting 01-16-11, 04:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,610
Posted By royalflash
and the last two ...

and the last two

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a Rohloff hub hides underneath the tape- not a very good disguise for the clever...
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