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05-20-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By dja1

One of the lads from cycling club looked at the...

One of the lads from cycling club looked at the bike today. When back pedalling stationary, he noticed that the chain was jumping off the casette slightly where it meets the teeth at the top of the...
05-19-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By dja1

From what I can tell though, the derailleurs are...

From what I can tell though, the derailleurs are adjusted ok. The rear is not allowing any travel past the top of bottom of casette body if I try to get to to, and the front looks to be less than a...
05-19-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By dja1

I do suspect it could be the rings. I'm going to...

I do suspect it could be the rings. I'm going to go for a ride tomorrow and use the little ring to see if I can get the thing to slip.
50t 9000 rings seem rare to come by so I'm thinking of getting...
05-19-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By dja1

Hopefully these are something to go off, there is...

Hopefully these are something to go off, there is one picture either side of the RD and one of entire drivetrain. (3 most recent in the album linked at the bottom of this post) plus some from the...
05-19-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By dja1

I can do. Anything in particular? Just the entire...

I can do. Anything in particular? Just the entire drivetrain showing the chain, in certain gears, or individual components?
05-19-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By dja1

I guess that this would come in hand with chain...

I guess that this would come in hand with chain length? I cut the new chain to the exact same number of links to the old one, which wasn't giving me any issues during any point in it's lifetime,...
05-19-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By dja1

Replaced the casette and the issue is still...

Replaced the casette and the issue is still there. I might just take it into my local bike shop tomorrow and have them take a closer look at it as I'm not sure what to try next and don't just want to...
05-16-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By dja1

hmmm I wonder. The freehub on these fulcrum...

hmmm I wonder. The freehub on these fulcrum racing sports has given me grief before.. crap had gotten into it need cleaning/resealing. I might take the wheel into my lbs and ask them to have a quick...
05-16-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By dja1

This did cross my mind, I ride hills, but most of...

This did cross my mind, I ride hills, but most of my riding is on relatively flat ground/light rolling hills, and it does seem to be happening in the gears that I tend to move off and ride steady in.
05-16-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By dja1

I used a wear gauge, just the simple stamped...

I used a wear gauge, just the simple stamped metal type, measuring at 0.75 and 1.00 increments. The 1% marker fell right in there with no resistance, and I suspect it may have been like that some...
05-16-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By dja1

Thanks Wilfred, I suspected I might encounter...

Thanks Wilfred, I suspected I might encounter issues with the casette when I replaced the chain and it seems the most likely thing. I'll get a new one ordered to fit tomorrow.
05-16-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By dja1

Nasty chain slip. What may be causing it?

I recently fitted a new chain to my bicycle, it's got <500 miles on it, probably between 300-400. The old one was worn, and I mean to a fairly large degree, it gave zero resistance to the 1% marker...
06-03-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By dja1

Advice regarding tightening up bolts on carbon frames and components.

Hello.

Very recently I made the decision to purchase a new bicycle. After much deliberation and bouncing between both another aluminium frame and carbon, I made the decision to go for carbon. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-16, 02:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By dja1

Out from smelly Liverpool into the nice peaceful...

Out from smelly Liverpool into the nice peaceful & picturesque rural communities of Lancashire. I tested out my Kodak SP1 action camera and here is some footage if anyone fancies a watch:

Took the...
05-15-16, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,542
Posted By dja1

My saddle height is around 73/74cm from BB and...

My saddle height is around 73/74cm from BB and gives me a good knee angle. I believe I could get the saddle height right... BUT, It turns out the XS Canyon is provided with 165mm cranks altough not...
05-13-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,542
Posted By dja1

Canyon Ultimate AL XS or S frame?

Looking at a Canyon Ultimate AL but the sizing guide confuses me.

I'm 170cm tall with an 83cm inseam.

Current ride a cube peloton 53cm (s)
380mm reach
539mm stack
with a 100mm stem dropped...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By dja1

I've considered the PX Pro Carbon in the past......

I've considered the PX Pro Carbon in the past... Nearly got on on Boxing Day when it was lowered to 699 for a 105 Pro Carbon, I think it was 699 anyway, but after lots of thought have decided that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By dja1

Ideas for my next bike... Canyon, CAAD, Rose or something completely different?

Well, the time has come where I am thinking of getting myself another bike. After getting my first road bike 2 years ago I love the sport and there is really no sign that I will get bored of it, so...
05-12-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By dja1

Well aware of Sheldon Browns website and it has...

Well aware of Sheldon Browns website and it has helped me out a great deal for some jobs I have done, but I would like a physical book ideally that I can devote time to without becoming distracted by...
05-12-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By dja1

Good literature on bicycle repairs/maintenance & an accurate timeframe on a service?

Well, I recently took my bicycle in to the LBS for a service... (First and LAST time I will visiting that place) 4 days ago infact, and I was estimated that it would be complete early Wednesday,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-16, 02:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,333
Posted By dja1

Scratch in bicycle frame down to raw aluminium - problem?

Noticed a small gash on the paintwork on my frame after it slid along a wall - nothing significant but the aluminium underneath is definitely visible. Could this pose a risk of developing structural...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-15, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,295
Posted By dja1

Thanks for the replies. I'll keep at it. Maybe I...

Thanks for the replies. I'll keep at it. Maybe I should think about nutrition a bit more also? On my recent hilly rides I've not really ate any proper carbs. I eat on the rides, usually bananas and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,295
Posted By dja1

I only weight about 135 lbs right now so I don't...

I only weight about 135 lbs right now so I don't think my weight is holding me back much, I'm sure I could drop a few pounds if I changed my diet but right now I am fairly happy with my weight. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,295
Posted By dja1

Hills - How to get faster on them?

The weather has been getting nice (finally) here in the UK and it's time for my first full summer season on a road bike. I have been venturing further afield recently and have become quite fond of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By dja1

Sorry yes Planet-x, free shipping for uk ...

Sorry yes Planet-x, free shipping for uk

Vittoria Open Corsa EVO KS Folding Tyre | Planet X (http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIOPCOEVKS/vittoria-open-corsa-evo-ks-folding-tyre)

If you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-15, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By dja1

I have heard about this 20/22 vs 25c debate...

I have heard about this 20/22 vs 25c debate regarding rolling resistance, I don't see how it is feasible, surely it would depend on rider weight and tyre pressure? I am a very light rider. 125 lb...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By dja1

Vittoria Open Corsa EVO KS - Good tyres?

I've spotted some of these for 7GBP PER tyre... Seems very cheap, I think I read some time ago that these tyres are fairly good so I'm going to order some, but what are they like, anyone on here used...
03-14-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By dja1

Long days in the saddle, what should I eat?

The warmer days are upon us here in UK and I can't wait for my first full summer with a road bike. I intend to join the local cycling club very soon to meet other people into cycling and to learn...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By dja1

Hoping to do some 100-milers and a cross-country sportive this summer... Training?

Right now my cycling consists of probably two 50-mile rides per week, sometimes maybe 60-65, the second is sometimes slightly shorter, say.. 40 miles, at a reasonable pace 15mph. Between my two main...
11-20-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By dja1

Ok after a bit of messing round, backwards and...

Ok after a bit of messing round, backwards and forwards slowly after finding a good median point the entire range is now shifting much better, one click of the shifter now means one gear change,...
11-20-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By dja1

Cube is a German brand, most famous for their...

Cube is a German brand, most famous for their mountain bikes I believe. Picked up my bike, a Cube Peloton Race in a clearance sale, reduced from 1,000 to 670 with free delivery. The purchase was...
11-20-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By dja1

The bike was from a shop but it was a mail order...

The bike was from a shop but it was a mail order purchase, still, it came with a full PDI, fully assembled and was operating nicely out of the box. Like I said the derailleur limits seem to be...
11-20-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By dja1

120 miles on my new bike - Time to sort the gears?

I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to bike maintenance and repairs - but slowly I am getting there, I'm about to tackle the gears on my Cube road bike (105) which I think now need a little tuning......
11-13-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By dja1

Ok, with this in mind, again, I will keep a close...

Ok, with this in mind, again, I will keep a close eye on the issue in question, I am out for a decent 30-mile ride tomorrow in a traffic free area to put the bike through its paces and get...
11-13-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By dja1

Well I love tinkering with things anyway, and...

Well I love tinkering with things anyway, and I'll never say no to saving a few quid which is the main reason I intend to learn how to maintain my bikes. I'm told most jobs are easier than people...
11-13-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By dja1

I think I may have rectified the issue... I put...

I think I may have rectified the issue... I put some oil in the housing again but left it upside down for a good 30 minutes to let it soak in properly... seems to return much better now, the rear...
11-13-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By dja1

Following your advice I believe the problem lies...

Following your advice I believe the problem lies with the cable.

I have emailed the store asking them to advise/rectify the issue, I believe they may ask me to have it sorted at a LBS however if...
11-13-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By dja1

Brand new 105 brake callipers will not reset

I just got a brand new bicycle, it has done about 8 miles and I have now became aware of an issue with the rear brake which the shop seem to have not checked properly. Unfortunately it was a mail...
11-09-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,064
Posted By dja1

Best way to clean your drivetrain?

I've always cleaned my drivetrain with rags, a brush and GT-85 (similar to WD40) followed up with proper lubricant. Lots of people say this is bad, lots say it is good. I have considered one of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-14, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,814
Posted By dja1

Ordered a Cube Peloton Race 2014 in a clearance...

Ordered a Cube Peloton Race 2014 in a clearance sale. Reduced from 1000 to 670 with a promo code, has a full rather than partial 105 groupset which is an improvement over the giant, and a Mavic...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,814
Posted By dja1

Well, I was about to buy the Defy 1 and had the...

Well, I was about to buy the Defy 1 and had the sale ready to go through until I found out my job it on the line the other day :( The future is uncertain, as if things are not hard enough already as...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,814
Posted By dja1

Ah good to hear it right from the horses mouth,...

Ah good to hear it right from the horses mouth, how long have you been riding your Defy 1, do you ride it through the winter? I'm in the UK and our winters are wet and windy, which is why the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,814
Posted By dja1

First road bike; Giant Defy 1 compact or Cube Peloton Pro Compact

I've pretty much narrowed the search for my first road bike down to these two...

Giant:
Aluxx SL aluminium frame
105 front and rear mech
105 shifters
Tektro brakes
Giants own PR2 rims, front...
10-02-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By dja1

Locked up my wheel and hit the deck... Good winter tyres?

While I was commuting to work yesterday, a van in front of me was turning right, and ended up turning right into the path of a car heading straight on (UK), obviously the moron was not paying...
09-23-14, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,221
Posted By dja1

ALDI (UK) have some good deals on cycling gear...

ALDI (UK) have some good deals on cycling gear from this Thursday, I will probably pick some shoes up there for 19.99GBP. Their products are good value and tend to be good quality.
...
09-22-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,221
Posted By dja1

Shimano M530... Good choice for first clipless pedals?

So I've been cycling for almost 2 months on a fairly nice hybrid bike now... Already thinking about my next bike which will be a dedicated road bike.

I've just got a jersey and some shorts, and...
08-15-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By dja1

Considering my phone (for now at least), only...

Considering my phone (for now at least), only concern would be battery life. I've also heard about something called Basecamp on Garmin products (interested in the Edge 800) allowing you to set a...
08-14-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By dja1

GPS... I want something I can plot custom routes with. What is there?

So I'm looking for a GPS so that I can go out longer distances without the worry of getting lost, however I want one that will allow me to either build a route myself using waypoints, or something...
08-14-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By dja1

Went to the store today to get the bicycle but...

Went to the store today to get the bicycle but they were having problems with their payment system so I'm returning on Sunday, when they will fit the bike and set everything up.

Looking forward to...
08-14-14, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By dja1

What frame size?

I'm 5'8" with a 31-31.5" inside leg, I'm purchasing a new bike either today or tomorrow. Bike: Halfords | Boardman Hybrid Comp Bike 2014...
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