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11-19-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By benjamin163

Fantastic thanks so much for your response, I...

Fantastic thanks so much for your response, I will try the burping for sure.
11-19-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By benjamin163

Oh lord! more Hydraulic disk brake questions...

Hello,
I've been trying to fix my front disk brake.
The pads aren't engaging. the lever goes all the way to the bar.
I've performed a full bleed.
I've put in new pads.
While the spacers are in...
11-17-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By benjamin163

Thank you for your observations. I've bitten...

Thank you for your observations.
I've bitten the bullet and sent the other one back and bought the correct one.
But it's great to know your thoughts.
11-17-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By benjamin163

Can I put an 11 speed chain on a 10 speed cassette

Hello,
I recently bought a new 11 speed chain by mistake instead of a 10 speed.
Am I committing a heinous crime if I fit it anyway?
Or is it just a case of cutting it down to the right size?
Any...
11-10-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By benjamin163

Thank you for the reply. The pads are new. I...

Thank you for the reply.
The pads are new.
I don't see a lever travel adjustment.
11-10-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By benjamin163

Thanks for the reply, No, all seems fine with...

Thanks for the reply,
No, all seems fine with the bleed. No muck. No air.
11-10-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By benjamin163

length of chain

Hello, I have an 11 speed road bike with campagnolo components.
I have bought a new chain which fits the above description but I am just wondering how one knows when the chain is exactly the right...
11-07-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By benjamin163

The pads were new, yes. It just feels like when...

The pads were new, yes.
It just feels like when the blocks are in, everything is fine but when I take them out and put the pads back in followed by the wheel, suddenly the lever just goes all the...
11-07-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By benjamin163

help with hydraulic disk brakes

I found that the lever of my Tektro hydraulic disk brake was going further and further to the bar until the brake wasn't engaging whatsoever so I thought I'd perform a bleed.

It seemed very...
10-26-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By benjamin163

Thank you very much for your clear, succinct...

Thank you very much for your clear, succinct answer.
10-25-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By benjamin163

Help with choosing parts

Hello, as a relative beginner with two of my own bike and two others to look after for other members of the family, I have a question I hope you can help me with.
One of my bikes is a Hoy Shizoka...
10-24-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By benjamin163

Just to say, thank you everyone for the advice. ...

Just to say, thank you everyone for the advice.
A good clean of the pads and the disk has done the trick.
I never would have thought a little dirt could make such an outrageous noise.
Thanks again.
10-24-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By benjamin163

Thanks for this. Everthing you suggested has been...

Thanks for this. Everthing you suggested has been done and guess what? No more gut wrenching sounds!!! Thanks so much for your help and advice.
10-24-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By benjamin163

I may well have been clumsy and got brake fluid...

I may well have been clumsy and got brake fluid on the pads. Do you think this will rub off naturally or do I need to get the sandpaper out?
I have posted pictures of the pads below. Do they look to...
10-24-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By benjamin163

Hello all, I can't thank you enough for all...

Hello all,
I can't thank you enough for all these answers.
I widened the clearance. That didn't work with the howling noise.
I've taken out the pads and have taken a picture of them and the rotor....
10-21-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By benjamin163

Ha, I did none of the above. I was basking in...

Ha,
I did none of the above.
I was basking in the glory of a successful brake bleed.
A job half done and all that.
I'm off out into the rain to 'bed in'.
10-21-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By benjamin163

Who Knew??? Such a kerfuffle! I did none of...

Who Knew???
Such a kerfuffle!
I did none of the 'bedding in' I'm afraid.
Another lesson learnt.
And I was so pleased with myself for finally getting the bleed done.
10-20-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By benjamin163

help with a squeaky disk brake

hello,
I just changed the fluid in my front disk brake and also changed the pads.
All is working well but the brake makes the most awful shriek when the pads engage on the disk.
It really is...
08-28-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By benjamin163

which inner tube for my 28m tyres?

Hello,
I have 28mm tyres and I've noticed that there are two different inner tubes which both say they fit.
One is 20-28mm.
The...
08-27-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,445
Posted By benjamin163

gearing question

Hello, how would I work out the crossover between the gears on the larger chainring and the gears on the smaller one?
ie is 5th gear on the large chainring the same as 10th gear on the smaller one? ...
08-25-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,672
Posted By benjamin163

What a load of fascinating answers. I have been...

What a load of fascinating answers.
I have been out a few times on some short very steep climbs over the last few days and tried both ways.
Suffice to say, I found that it all comes down to what...
08-17-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,672
Posted By benjamin163

Well I'm 2.95 according to those calculations so...

Well I'm 2.95 according to those calculations so I think the answer is to only ride a bike downhill!!
Fascinating answer and thank you for sharing.
I still can't get it out of my head that it all...
08-17-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,672
Posted By benjamin163

I'm on the road, doing between 20 and 50 miles...

I'm on the road, doing between 20 and 50 miles depending on the difficulty on a Fairlight Strael (just got it) Which is super comfy. I want to go far but be comfy. Not going to break any speed...
08-17-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,672
Posted By benjamin163

To pump or to grind? That is the question...

Hello,
as I find myself heaving my large frame up some rather steep short climbs on the Pembrokeshire coast, I wonder, is the advice I'm always given to go down a gear or two and pedal faster really...
07-05-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By benjamin163

Thanks for the reply. I will only really be...

Thanks for the reply.
I will only really be riding on the road.
At the moment I wear shoes with three bolt cleats and I guess I've got used to that.
People have replied talking about 'platforms'...
07-05-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By benjamin163

My son will inherit the Condor and the Hoy is...

My son will inherit the Condor and the Hoy is just for commuting. Excuse my ignorance, what are 'platforms'?
At the moment on my Hoy I have just normal flat pedals.
On my condor I have pedals that...
07-04-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By benjamin163

Pedal advice needed

Hello, I get my new bike in August, Fairlight Strael.
I will be doing the odd 60 mile ride with many more 20 mile rides in between.
A fun rider at best but appreciate the comfort and stability my...
06-18-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By benjamin163

Why do some rear wheel hubs make a louder noise than others?

Is there a functional reason for it?
Is it simply designed in by the makers?
Is there a way of making the noise quieter/louder?
Any thoughts gratefully received.
06-13-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By benjamin163

Really appreciate your replies. gave me a lot...

Really appreciate your replies.
gave me a lot of food for thought.
i checked weight limits and the Hunt 4 season were well within my aple weight so I've gone with them on the basis that they have...
06-12-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By benjamin163

Thanks so much for your reply. So if I want...

Thanks so much for your reply.
So if I want 32/32 wheelset would you have an opinion on Hope 20Five v Hunt Superdura Dynamo?
06-12-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By benjamin163

Advice on wheel, tyre and headset options needed

Hello,
I'm about to dive in on a new bike and have been given choices on all the above which I'm unsure about.
To be clear, I'm no bike fanatic. I enjoy riding, mostly along roads, as a way of...
05-09-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,631
Posted By benjamin163

This is great, thank you for sharing. I'm no...

This is great, thank you for sharing.
I'm no elite athlete, so I think using this as a general guide is perfect for my needs.
05-08-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,631
Posted By benjamin163

Tyre pressure - how much is to do with my weight?

Hello,
I was always bought up to believe a higher tyre pressure on a thinner wheel meant more speed.
With all the new data available that now seems very old fashioned.
I was watching a video just...
04-26-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By benjamin163

such a great reply and really appreciated, thank...

such a great reply and really appreciated, thank you for taking the time.
04-13-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By benjamin163

yes, good shout. To be fair, the initial bike...

yes, good shout.
To be fair, the initial bike fit was done exactly how you suggested but I ended up just not getting the bike.
However, I'm not sure that you should need a new bike fit for every...
04-13-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By benjamin163

How do I apply my bike fitting and measurements?

Hello,
about a year ago I invested in a bike fitting with a view to getting a lovely new bike.
Unfortunately for a number of reasons I never ended up getting said lovely new bike.
But I am left...
04-12-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By benjamin163

Thanks for this. Good advice.

Thanks for this. Good advice.
04-06-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,665
Posted By benjamin163

Having just got my head round the mechanics of...

Having just got my head round the mechanics of hydraulic breaking, I may be getting a bit too excited about hydraulics in general!
Have you ever used electronic shifting? If so would you recommend?
04-06-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,665
Posted By benjamin163

ah, I'm so sorry, my misunderstanding. And thank...

ah, I'm so sorry, my misunderstanding. And thank you for your patience in putting me right!
04-06-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,665
Posted By benjamin163

This is great, thanks for sharing.

This is great, thanks for sharing.
04-06-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,665
Posted By benjamin163

For your perusal... ...

For your perusal...
https://rotorbike.com/5-advantages-of-hydraulic-gear-shifting/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe9fs1qHkKU
04-06-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,665
Posted By benjamin163

What a strange reply! I love cycling but I'm no...

What a strange reply!
I love cycling but I'm no expert clearly.
I come on here to get help from people who are enthusiastic and want to give help and discuss.
I have started three threads. One on...
04-06-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,665
Posted By benjamin163

There's not much out there granted but here's a...

There's not much out there granted but here's a couple of things...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe9fs1qHkKU

https://rotorbike.com/5-advantages-of-hydraulic-gear-shifting/

Interesting...
04-05-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By benjamin163

What an excellent answer! Thanks so much for...

What an excellent answer! Thanks so much for pointing me to this.
04-05-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,665
Posted By benjamin163

Hydraulic shift systems - any opinions?

Hello,
does anyone have any strong opinions either way on hydraulic gear shifting systems as opposed to cable ones or electronic ones?
I have only ever ridden with cable shifters but I'm interested...
04-05-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By benjamin163

Bike lock question

I lock my bike to my railings every night by the frame with my D lock..
As I get renovations done on my house I'm wondering whether there's some system out there which does away with my D lock so...
Forum: Introductions
04-01-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By benjamin163

You don't realise all the good things a morning...

You don't realise all the good things a morning and evening commute does for you till it's gone.
Keeps you fit.
Wakes you up in the morning.
Clears your head in the evening.
Keeps your wits about...
03-31-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By benjamin163

This is all extremely helpful and I thank you for...

This is all extremely helpful and I thank you for your suggestions and input.
I've learned a great deal and best of all I've learned I don't need a new cassette yet!
Thank you.
03-30-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By benjamin163

Good shout, I shall do just that.

Good shout, I shall do just that.
03-30-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By benjamin163

Great shout thank you so much. I think you're...

Great shout thank you so much.
I think you're right. I barely ever use first or second gear and I believe I spend most of my time in 5th and higher.
I shall look into how to change it.
Any advice...
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