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06-21-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By daven1986

Thanks AnkleWork, but it is definitely not the...

Thanks AnkleWork, but it is definitely not the cables, they are not that tight and after messing around with the headset the effect has been lessened :)
06-21-14, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By daven1986

Ah a name for the issue - no wonder I couldn't...

Ah a name for the issue - no wonder I couldn't find it with my googling! Thanks, I took the fork out and put it back and it seems to have gone away now :) I will get a new headset though anyway.
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06-21-14, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By daven1986

Possible headset issue :(

Hi all,

I have a road bike that hasn't been used for a while, it is a 2008 Giant SCR1, most things are in decent condition (although I need to replace the wheels but that is fine). The problem,...
11-29-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By daven1986

I had this trouble, then I bought some northwave...

I had this trouble, then I bought some northwave celsius gtx winter shoes. This is my first year with them, and I cannot see myself looking back :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-13, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By daven1986

I have some with a cyclist on, and some that are...

I have some with a cyclist on, and some that are made from a chain link. I wanted those in the OP but they were from the US (I'm in the UK) and they were very expensive!
I love my cufflinks, most...
09-17-13, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By daven1986

ah, I had misunderstood, thanks for clarifying. I...

ah, I had misunderstood, thanks for clarifying. I don't notice any pad rub so I think that is out. Guess a bulge in the tyre is a possibility.

Thanks
09-17-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By daven1986

The tyre wear was on the top of the tyre, so...

The tyre wear was on the top of the tyre, so don't think it would be from brake pads. I checked my mudguard and there is no shiny bit.

The rubbing was against a bit of duct tape, and I could hear...
09-17-13, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By daven1986

hmm I'm pretty sure the rubbing was more than...

hmm I'm pretty sure the rubbing was more than once per revolution, but I'll check the inside of my mudguard as that is the most likely cause.

Thanks

Daven
09-16-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By daven1986

Thought that might be the case, it looked like it...

Thought that might be the case, it looked like it had been rubbing on something. maybe it is out of true and that part of the wheel was rubbing...

meh, just hope it doesn't happen again!
09-16-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By daven1986

what destroyed my tyre?

So on my way to work today, my tyre had a sudden failure. When checking for the cause of it, I found that a section about the size of a 20p or a dime (maybe slightly bigger) was worn all to the...
09-13-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,676
Posted By daven1986

crud road racer ones are great, I have a set on...

crud road racer ones are great, I have a set on my road bike, however they are definitely only suitable for 23mm and smaller tyres due to their design.

thanks fietsbob I will check out my local...
09-13-13, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,676
Posted By daven1986

the race blades only fit up to 23mm tyres I...

the race blades only fit up to 23mm tyres I think. didn't know about plastic p clips, that is very useful thanks.
09-13-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,676
Posted By daven1986

Ok number one I don't race I commute number 2...

Ok number one I don't race I commute
number 2 I've been doing this for 4 years every day and I think I know what bike suits me better than you
number 3 I don't have any experience with carbon,...
09-13-13, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,676
Posted By daven1986

because the bike is, otherwise, exactly what I...

because the bike is, otherwise, exactly what I want at the price I want. I already commute on a road bike year round and I have clip on mud guards for that! The bike is a proper cross bike, hence the...
09-13-13, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,676
Posted By daven1986

Clip on mudguards for 28mm tyres

Hi all,

I'm getting a new bike without mudguard mounts, however I wish to commute all year round, so I need mudguards. Are there any clip on full cover mudguards that will fit 28mm tyres, or am I...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-13, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,449
Posted By daven1986

There are stairs but emergency only from the...

There are stairs but emergency only from the ground floor as they don't have a barrier for us to swipe our entry cards.

Looks like I'm stuck with the backpack...wonder if there are any ones with...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-13, 03:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,449
Posted By daven1986

I can't really leave things at work as it makes...

I can't really leave things at work as it makes it far more complicated when I get there and when I go home (gym is on the ground floor, I sit on the 3rd and the lifts are slow (and no stairs)!
...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-13, 02:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,449
Posted By daven1986

Sorry you are correct I should have said why I...

Sorry you are correct I should have said why I don't like them - will post here and also update the OP.

I don't like backpacks because of the sweaty back, panniers and trunk bags because of the...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-13, 02:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,449
Posted By daven1986

The eternal backpack issue

I don't like wearing a backpack, I don't like using panniers, I don't like trunk bags. I've considered a saddle bag, but wonder how I'd affix my 3 rear lights with it on my bike.

Is there a...
07-15-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 28,741
Posted By daven1986

Agree 100%, I'm really enjoying this tour :)

Agree 100%, I'm really enjoying this tour :)
Forum: Commuting
06-22-13, 05:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,326
Posted By daven1986

mirrycle STI mirror for me, it is excellent....

mirrycle STI mirror for me, it is excellent. Although it is the first thing that gets broken if you get knocked off!
Forum: Commuting
04-23-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,143
Posted By daven1986

I use Specialized Armadillos 700x23 on my road...

I use Specialized Armadillos 700x23 on my road bike, and I love them. Over 3 years and 15k miles on one set, got a new set and put about 3k on them so far - no flats except one where the inner tube...
04-18-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,960
Posted By daven1986

Cool thanks guys, looks like I now have a project...

Cool thanks guys, looks like I now have a project :D
Forum: Commuting
04-17-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,684
Posted By daven1986

I've started removing my clear glasses during...

I've started removing my clear glasses during rain as I can see better just by blinking away the rain than I can with drops all over my lenses! However if you require prescription glasses to see then...
04-17-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,960
Posted By daven1986

Ok thanks, I guess I can just reuse the old crow...

Ok thanks, I guess I can just reuse the old crow race then. However if I were to require a headset replacement in the future - would any old headset that is 1 1/8" or 1 1/2" compatible do?
04-14-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,960
Posted By daven1986

Thanks for all the advice guys, it has been very...

Thanks for all the advice guys, it has been very helpful. In terms of the headset I've been having trouble finding out which one it is. If I wanted to replace it, what should I be checking to ensure...
04-07-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,960
Posted By daven1986

Yeah I was thinking of getting a 700C carbon disc...

Yeah I was thinking of getting a 700C carbon disc fork, with BB7 calipers, and then I'd build up a wheel with a dynohub I have :)

Guess I'll just need to find a compatible crown race :)
04-07-13, 02:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,960
Posted By daven1986

awesome, that is good news thanks. I have found a...

awesome, that is good news thanks. I have found a few forks in my travels, but I'll make some measurements and begin searching!

thanks again

daven
Forum: Commuting
04-06-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,416
Posted By daven1986

I have one too, price for me was 31. I find it...

I have one too, price for me was 31. I find it works maybe 50-70% of the time, I have had times when I've held the trigger down for ages and the driver didn't take any notice. I've had other times...
04-06-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,960
Posted By daven1986

replacing a fork

Hi,

I have a road bike (giant scr1) http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_upload_uk/bikes/models/zooms/2008/SCR%201%2008.jpg and I want to replace the fork so I can use disk brakes.

As you can see...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-13, 06:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,780
Posted By daven1986

Love my mirrors, have one on every bike and it is...

Love my mirrors, have one on every bike and it is the first thing I'd buy for a new bike. Also the reason I only use shimano levers as that is where the mirror attached - mirrycle STI mirror.
02-04-13, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By daven1986

yea you get more data :)

yea you get more data :)
Forum: Commuting
02-03-13, 11:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,085
Posted By daven1986

Head winds I can deal with,it is cross winds...

Head winds I can deal with,it is cross winds that I hate and that can be pretty dangerous
02-03-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By daven1986

I used it twice :) pretty good, but what I really...

I used it twice :) pretty good, but what I really wanted was strava so I'm going to use that now instead!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,878
Posted By daven1986

I really see the benefit of clipless pedals when...

I really see the benefit of clipless pedals when I go up a short sharp climb on my commute, I can really power up there, and pull the pedal up, while people without clips/clipless seem to really...
11-25-12, 11:06 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,858
Posted By daven1986

Meh, meat is good for you. Eat everything in...

Meh, meat is good for you. Eat everything in moderation and one day it'll be "good for you" one day it'll be "bad for you", I really don't listen to that rubbish anymore. If it tastes good I'll eat...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-12, 04:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,629
Posted By daven1986

Get some armadillo tyres, and don't worry about...

Get some armadillo tyres, and don't worry about it :)
11-22-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By daven1986

I'm in the UK not Germany, and I already have 3...

I'm in the UK not Germany, and I already have 3 lights on steady mode. I want a flashing mode to attract attention.

Guess I'm out of luck then, oh well, will just buy another light :D
11-20-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By daven1986

Reducing strobe rate of torches

Hi all,

I have a few torches with very high strobe rates. Is there an easy way to reduce this down to something less epilepsy inducing?

Thanks

Daven
10-25-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By daven1986

After going to replace it, it has started to...

After going to replace it, it has started to behave, no grinding noise anymore. Will hold off for now, hoping I can make it through the winter :D

Thanks all

Daven
10-24-12, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By daven1986

Hmm, I do log over 100 miles a week! Guess I'll...

Hmm, I do log over 100 miles a week! Guess I'll see how much the tools are! Thanks guys

Daven
10-24-12, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By daven1986

Well my bike was recently serviced so it has been...

Well my bike was recently serviced so it has been removed and greased etc. but they did say the bearings were worn.

It is an FSA hollotech BB and FSA crankarms, aluminium frame.

The reason I...
10-23-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By daven1986

my BB is knackered, will I damage my bike by continuing to ride?

Hi,

My BB is completely knackered, it makes some horrible grinding noises sometimes, it doesn't let the cranks spin freely and occasionally makes a konking noise!

If I continue riding my bike...
10-13-12, 03:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,166
Posted By daven1986

Should have taken the lane in that situation,...

Should have taken the lane in that situation, would have avoided the problem.

Daven
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By daven1986

I just started wearing bibs, I like not having...

I just started wearing bibs, I like not having the waistband, but I find the material that extends up over the waist is a bit annoying. My average ride is 11 miles - my commute. I'd recommend both :D
08-18-12, 01:32 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,148
Posted By daven1986

I'd say remove it from the bike. I removed my...

I'd say remove it from the bike. I removed my trunk bag and rack and changed it for a backpack and my commute times are about 1mph faster - this is averaged over >300 miles and through different...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By daven1986

As someone who's first bike was a hybrid, I...

As someone who's first bike was a hybrid, I agree, they are the worst of both worlds. I now have a road bike, but feel that the best all rounder bike is a cyclocross bike. I don't go off road at all,...
07-28-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,595
Posted By daven1986

tbh my opinion is that we were way too cocky,...

tbh my opinion is that we were way too cocky, thought we could pull in any breakaway. I'm happy for Vino because he was unlucky in the TdF, but would have liked to see Cav have a go at a sprint.
Forum: Foo
07-26-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By daven1986

Saw this today, amazing achievement, single speed...

Saw this today, amazing achievement, single speed rickshaw too...
07-25-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By daven1986

Makes sense :) wish this year's race was closer!

Makes sense :) wish this year's race was closer!
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