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04-24-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Yeah it says adjust the barrel. I'm considering...

Yeah it says adjust the barrel.
I'm considering 1st gear as easy, like a car.
04-23-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Difficult to do? How do I keep the cable pulled...

Difficult to do? How do I keep the cable pulled out whilst turning the pedals to see?
04-23-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Yes was fine before- an occasional once a week...

Yes was fine before- an occasional once a week slip maybe but I put that down to just the way the hub works. Even now if i put it in 1st whilst it's slipping, I adjust the barrel a bit, it then stays...
04-23-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

3 speed slipping in 1st gear

After rebuilding a wheel and putting back into the dropouts, my hub is now slipping in 1st gear. It's an SRAM i3.
Amy ideas how to adjust it? I tried turning the barrel on the shifter but it's not...
05-29-17, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Freewheel tool plus flat wrench

Do I need flat wrenches (unsure of proper term) to remove the ring nut on a single speed freewheel or can I use normal chrome (slightly thicker) wrenches?
Also there seem to be many different types...
04-20-16, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

And no need for a longer chain with a 18t? ie...

And no need for a longer chain with a 18t? ie moving from 46/16 to 46/18.
04-19-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

My terminology is all messed up then. On a MTB,...

My terminology is all messed up then. On a MTB, what do you call the 6 or 7 rings around the back freewheel/cassette - not cogs?
How do I change the size of the ring on the freewheel side?

Pics...
04-19-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

At the moment, I have a flip flop hub on a Fuji...

At the moment, I have a flip flop hub on a Fuji feather.
So if I get a 18T it can go on either side. I suppose there is an existing freewheel mechanism that I can just unscrew the existing cog from?
04-19-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

If I want on the freewheel / single speed side...

If I want on the freewheel / single speed side rather then the fixed side, is there a freewheel as part of the cog in these or can I use the existing one and just fit a new cog onto it?
04-19-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

oops. meant 16t to 18t

oops. meant 16t to 18t
04-19-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

change to 18t - much difference?

I've got a 46/18 at the moment.
Edit: meant moving from 16t to 18t
It's perfect for the way down but on the way back up home, there is some very gradual incline and 2 steep sections. I can just...
10-31-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

click from cranks at top of pedal stroke?

I'm getting a very slight click at the top of the pedal stroke once per revolution at the front cranks.
I've tried tightening them but it's still there. I can feel it rather than hear it.
There...
10-23-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Still not sure whether the bike's too small or...

Still not sure whether the bike's too small or not? :)
If saddle height looks fine, then it should be about right?
10-23-15, 06:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Almost but not with a straight back, otherwise...

Almost but not with a straight back, otherwise yes.
10-22-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Nice bike, very smooth and light for me even...

Nice bike, very smooth and light for me even though others suggest it's heavy.
I'm just worried about the frame size but I guess the only thing I can do is a longer seat (this seat tube seems short)...
10-22-15, 07:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Not made up, I just don't understand how 2cm...

Not made up, I just don't understand how 2cm makes much of a difference if this bike looks very small. 6ft tall should be anywhere between 58-60cm frame?
I'm wondering if the higher BB makes a...
10-21-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

The thing is is that I feel stretched out :) The...

The thing is is that I feel stretched out :) The stem feels like it is too low and I need to be in a more upright position for comfort?
10-21-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

483673483674483675 Couple of new photos with...

483673483674483675

Couple of new photos with shoes and maybe a better angle (to go with the cartoonish bike ;) )...
Seat height looks about right, but if this looks small, I can't see that a 60cm...
10-16-15, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Dr1Gonzo

What's a geared bike? ;)

What's a geared bike? ;)
10-15-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

To be fair, I wasn't in a great riding position...

To be fair, I wasn't in a great riding position in that photo and had socks on, which is why arms may have been straight. I have normal proportions ( :) ), which is why this seems strange. I'll...
10-15-15, 05:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

The seat tube is 58cm from bracket to top but...

The seat tube is 58cm from bracket to top but someone here said the bike's BB was also 2 inches higher than normal.
Top tube measures 57cm by specs...it's the L...
10-15-15, 05:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Top tube is 22" long. Someone asked for my...

Top tube is 22" long.
Someone asked for my inseam length above.
Would a 60cm frame make much difference?
10-14-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Maybe it's the angle the picture is taken from. I...

Maybe it's the angle the picture is taken from. I mean if I had a 60cm frame, then I'd be hitting my crown jewels every time I get off the bike.

FWIW, I tried climbing using the drops today and it...
10-14-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Hmm. I was just thinking today it felt too far...

Hmm. I was just thinking today it felt too far forward but that could be just a function of me being used to the MTB.
It feels like the handlebar needs to be higher for it to be comfortable for...
10-14-15, 05:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Cranks are 170. I'm on tip toes when I put foot...

Cranks are 170.
I'm on tip toes when I put foot on ground.
The top tube is against crotch when standing over - that all seems correct?
10-13-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Size looks...

Size looks correct?https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0BwSNadx1dbgxRHJwSE41WHhiWGc/edit
10-13-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Lightest bike I've ever had! :) My MTB is a...

Lightest bike I've ever had! :)
My MTB is a tank and my previous road bike was a tank too.

https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0BwSNadx1dbgxRHJwSE41WHhiWGc/edit

By more reach you mean a higher...
10-09-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

top heavy bike when climbing

So, I got a Fuji feather recently.
Taking a few days to get used to it. I used to ride road bikes before, swapped to a MTB for 2 years and now back to a road bike.
The main difference I can feel is...
10-08-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,224
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

don't you pay extra tax on that then, import?

don't you pay extra tax on that then, import?
10-08-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Aha. Yeah I'm not adding that on either.

Aha. Yeah I'm not adding that on either.
10-08-15, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Front reflector doesn't fit

Can't seem to find space for the front reflector? Can't move brakes wider - any ideas? The cable seems to hit the reflector when the lever is pulled.

The bike also came with a whole load of other...
10-07-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

axle tightness/torque of nut?

Without a torque wrench, is there a rough rule of thumb as to how tight to do up the nights?
Say, hand tight and then x number of turns? Or do you just do it as tight as you can with a spanner?
10-07-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,224
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

change from 700x25c?

I think I want to get some new tyres, probably gatorskin or hardshell but they seem difficult o find in a 25c size.
How high can I go on the tyre size if the current ones are 25c?

Alternatively,...
10-07-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

If the lower nuts are already the correct...

If the lower nuts are already the correct pressure and tight then I only need to tighten the top bolt on the quill to hold that in place?
10-06-15, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Nope not rubbing against frame. Shouldn't the...

Nope not rubbing against frame. Shouldn't the wheel spin freely for a long time after stopping pedalling? It seems like something has resistance on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,053
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Vera Helios?

Anyone got these tyres? I heard they're pretty bad for punctures.
Any recommendations for city cycling? 700x25
10-06-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Back wheel slows no brake

Just assembling a bike. I pushed down on the pedals whilst back wheel was on the floor and it seemed to tighten the freewheel cog. However now the back wheel turns but instead of spinning freely, it...
10-06-15, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

It's a threaded headset, quill stem. So, I only...

It's a threaded headset, quill stem.
So, I only have to tighten the lock nut?
10-06-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

By nuts I meant the locknut, any spacers, race...

By nuts I meant the locknut, any spacers, race that go into the head tube?
Do those nuts need to be tightened?
10-06-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

tightening bike headset

From what I can find the only place to tighten a headset is on the top of the quill stem (allen key top bolt).
I remember on older bikes having to also turn the 2 large nuts further down the stem...
10-05-15, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,802
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Very limited space for 2 bikes inside that's the...

Very limited space for 2 bikes inside that's the issue. I guess if I took wheels off I could try but still difficult
10-04-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,802
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

If a thief falls off with it that's his problem...

If a thief falls off with it that's his problem :)
Balcony is on front with no stairs to access.
Will also be locked so d lock can hold it in the event of a hook, rope, etc failure.
10-04-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,802
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Hang bike on outside of balcony railing?

I have to store my bikes outside during winter and usually cover them with a tarp and give some parts an oil spray.
Because I also need to shovel snow off the balcony the bikes get in the way and...
10-02-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Why can't I just use the existing spokes?

Why can't I just use the existing spokes?
10-02-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

Geared bike that I shift down in! Honestly,...

Geared bike that I shift down in!
Honestly, legs should be fine I do plenty of other sports. Bike is about 15kg + the back pannier holder so maybe 16kg.
Me 85kg plus a bag of 5kg.
Almost everyone...
10-02-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

34/18 to SS?

On my commute home, I have a few hills that I can comfortable cycle up (standing) on a 34/18 ratio.
I often see some fixies cycle past me so either my bike is waay too heavy or my legs aren't up to...
10-01-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

because shorter spokes will be needed to fit the...

because shorter spokes will be needed to fit the bigger hub?
10-01-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

So, you can replace the existing hubs with those...

So, you can replace the existing hubs with those or do you need a whole new wheel?

My alternative is to have a freewheel 16T for downhill and a fixed 18T for up, which seems to be the opposite of...
10-01-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

One alternative, if you have a flip flop hub, how...

One alternative, if you have a flip flop hub, how would a chain tensioner mount onto it say you wanted one gear for uphill all the way home and one gear for downhill (direct on axle)?
10-01-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By Dr1Gonzo

That's the hub and the whole wheel that would...

That's the hub and the whole wheel that would need changing or can you just fit a hub inside the existing wheel (ie are they standard)?
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