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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Buggington

Well, I am a youngster, but my concern was my...

Well, I am a youngster, but my concern was my lack of time to do long rides. My calendar is booked for most weekends and weeks, so racking up the miles is quite tricky. Hopefully the evenings will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Buggington

London to Paris 2014

Hello :)

As a quick introduction, I'm eighteen and have recently gotten back into cycling. I two years ago I spent a lot of time out on my mountain bike, often racking up 70 miles. Thanks to...
08-14-13, 06:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,404
Posted By Buggington

Raleigh Echo W1 not picking up all readings

Hi :)

I recently treated myself to a new road bike. I have a Raleigh Echo W1 computer which I've had for about four years. It worked flawlessly on the other bike for that time, but as soon as I...
08-14-12, 08:41 AM
08-02-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By Buggington

Hit a lamp post while texting and cycling on...

Hit a lamp post while texting and cycling on grass. Fell flat on my face. Didn't do that again.

EDIT: Also managed to fall off a few times with clipless pedals - while they were new to me too. I...
08-02-12, 06:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,328
Posted By Buggington

Managed to get 37.6 mph out of the Landy MTB -...

Managed to get 37.6 mph out of the Landy MTB - very pleased with that, but it was down a massive hill and with a 48 tooth chainring. I don't think the wind resistance is that much of a factor at...
08-02-12, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,897
Posted By Buggington

I had this when I positioned my fingers on the...

I had this when I positioned my fingers on the bars instead of the squishy bit of my hands (near my wrists) which resulted in me bending my wrists at some stupid angle. Worth thinking about too IMHO.
07-12-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Buggington

I can live with that - I've just got to reconcile...

I can live with that - I've just got to reconcile myself (and my bank account) to the cost of doing that, but it seems to be a good solution. But first, new derailleurs.
07-12-12, 03:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Buggington

How're these? Apologies it took so long to...

How're these?

Apologies it took so long to get the pictures - college and work have been somewhat hectic.

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/Buggington1/d209a9f5.jpg...
07-07-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Buggington

Handy - I think I've got 26" rims, so maybe...

Handy - I think I've got 26" rims, so maybe that's slightly out, but that's quite an interesting way to gauge it. I'll remember that - thanks. I'll do some of Sheldon's stuff and I'll let you know...
07-07-12, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Buggington

Ah ha, will do that soon. In the mean time, if it...

Ah ha, will do that soon. In the mean time, if it helps, these are a couple of videos I posted on here trying to fix a noisy drivetrain. This lot has been causing me a lot of issues :(
...
07-07-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Buggington

How do you work that out? That's a neat trick :D ...

How do you work that out? That's a neat trick :D

I'll have to follow Sheldon's tricks to work out what it is, but he reckons that BB's don't really flex much? Or have I got the wrong end of the...
07-07-12, 01:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Buggington

OK, so having read through it, I sort of...

OK, so having read through it, I sort of understand what he's getting at, but I don't think it's really going to help with them bending (particularly when under load)...
07-06-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Buggington

Ok, so what's the crank arm? Also, when the...

Ok, so what's the crank arm? Also, when the 'rings were changed the cranks were too, not sure if that's related.

My bike's of the more modest end, and I don't often use the high gear to get...
07-06-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Buggington

Good point, I just assumed I'd bought two pants...

Good point, I just assumed I'd bought two pants rings?
07-06-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Buggington

Hi Mech The crank arms are on a spindle. The...

Hi Mech

The crank arms are on a spindle. The bolt seemed to be done up quite tightly, although I've tightened it further now. All three of the chainrings seem to be both bent and flexing, which is...
07-06-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Buggington

Great, thanks. Are there any features I should...

Great, thanks. Are there any features I should look out for? No idea what I'm looking for really.
07-05-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Buggington

Decent triple 'ring

Hello again

I've become sick of having a bend in the chainring on my Land Rover MTB. It's constantly rubbing on the derailleur, especially when under load in largest 'ring/smallest sprite config....
06-29-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Buggington

Hell yeah :D :P

Hell yeah :D :P
06-29-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,473
Posted By Buggington

I was going to post a serious answer, but it's...

I was going to post a serious answer, but it's far more entertaining to read all these :D

:geek::popcorn:
06-29-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By Buggington

BA also had this problem with their planes a few...

BA also had this problem with their planes a few years ago. Slightly worrying.

And in response to the OP, whatever you do, you're running a risk. I run a risk when I walk down the street with a...
06-29-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,480
Posted By Buggington

Hadn't thought of that. We're all (possibly)...

Hadn't thought of that. We're all (possibly) suckers now :(

EDIT: Just seen the copyright thingies in the bottom right. Looks like we've been trolled.
06-26-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By Buggington

Have you tried to do up the small black nuts on...

Have you tried to do up the small black nuts on either side of the wheel (hold the bearings in). Seeing as they seem to be the limiting factor from what I can see, it might be worth a shot. If...
06-26-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,520
Posted By Buggington

Sorry, corrected that now. Stupid iPhone. This is...

Sorry, corrected that now. Stupid iPhone. This is true, but I now need to work out how to test it with a willing volunteer, which is hard enough to find already! I might just have to take it into the...
06-26-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,520
Posted By Buggington

This is true, I do regularly clean it with Muc...

This is true, I do regularly clean it with Muc Off solvent using an on the bike cleaning machine. The chain normally gets a clean every 50ish miles anyway. I think it's done slightly more at the...
06-26-12, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,520
Posted By Buggington

FBinNY - I've given that a go and this is the...

FBinNY - I've given that a go and this is the result - I'm not too sure how worn this is (I'm still quite new to this). What do you make of it?
...
06-25-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,520
Posted By Buggington

I've tried to do that, but where you should be...

I've tried to do that, but where you should be able to put an Allen key or whatever it's completely round - nothing for any sort of tool to grip onto. Am I missing something basic here?
06-25-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,520
Posted By Buggington

Noisy chainring

Hello again guys, sorry, you're probably sick of seeing my username in this part of the forum again.

I've had an issue with a noisy drivetrain for a while and it seems to be getting worse. I took...
06-24-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,290
Posted By Buggington

Ah, good idea. I'll give that a shot. Cheers :D ...

Ah, good idea. I'll give that a shot. Cheers :D



You mean five minutes? :P
06-23-12, 03:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,290
Posted By Buggington

Interesting idea with the car based sun oven,...

Interesting idea with the car based sun oven, though I don't think my Dad is going to let my put my mucky bike in his new car. I do have a chain breaker, so maybe I need to take the chain off and...
06-23-12, 05:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,290
Posted By Buggington

Thank you :P Seriously, yes, I was measuring with...

Thank you :P Seriously, yes, I was measuring with one of these chain tools, but the chain had started skipping, so that was when I asked the LBS to measure it. All sprockets and chainrings were...
06-22-12, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Buggington

That's true - I hadn't figured on their porosity....

That's true - I hadn't figured on their porosity. New ones then :) I've cleaned the rotors with my 'Dirtwash' (brake cleaner) once with some blue towel; is that the right way to do it? (Obviously I...
06-22-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,290
Posted By Buggington

Tell me your secrets! I got 1/6" at 600 miles...

Tell me your secrets! I got 1/6" at 600 miles :cry: How often do​ you clean/lube, and what with?
06-22-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,000
Posted By Buggington

^^^ +1 :P Also, clipless pedals (don't like)...

^^^ +1 :P

Also, clipless pedals (don't like) and mountain bikes (like, one bike does all).
06-22-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Buggington

Which rotor design?

Hello again :)

I've managed to get fork oil on my brakes :( and I need to improve the braking force. I've already used some brake cleaner on the pads and the rotors, but it had little improvement....
06-21-12, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Buggington

Thanks! The bike's starting to look a bit...

Thanks! The bike's starting to look a bit unloved, so I think this LBS trip is going to be an expensive one D':
06-20-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Buggington

Yikes - I didn't realise this would be such a hot...

Yikes - I didn't realise this would be such a hot topic. Having done a little more messing I've worked out that the noise is mainly coming from the front chainring - it's worse when I have more...
06-18-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Buggington

Thanks for all the replies. There are too many...

Thanks for all the replies. There are too many for me to go through and quote, although I would say that ultraman was a little harsh about the RD placement :P

CNY - It seems unacceptable in going...
06-16-12, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Buggington

End my chain woes

Hello

I've been battling against my chain for a while - it seems to be constantly noisy, even though I don't really use the bike that much at the moment. The chain's always kept clean and...
06-07-12, 02:42 PM
05-31-12, 05:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,564
Posted By Buggington

Nice photos! I'm getting into photography but...

Nice photos! I'm getting into photography but unfortunately there aren't many interesting views around here - within my current cycling range at least! I tend to just sling my camera bag over my...
05-30-12, 11:43 PM
05-22-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,456
Posted By Buggington

Best of luck to you Sinay! Reading through this,...

Best of luck to you Sinay! Reading through this, I'm kind of curious, if you don't mind me asking, why you didn't learn to ride when you were younger, and what's made you decide to learn now?
...
05-15-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By Buggington

+1. Also found that every so often my chain hits...

+1. Also found that every so often my chain hits the front derailleur which makes a clink sound.
05-15-12, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By Buggington

I have cream leather in my car and nothing will...

I have cream leather in my car and nothing will shift my blue jeans stains from there. I have to re paint the seats every six weeks.
04-24-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By Buggington

Interesting. The ones on the right here are mine,...

Interesting. The ones on the right here are mine, my Dad's round ones don't do it.

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/Buggington1/Discs.jpg

I've been through two sets of forks and it...
04-23-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By Buggington

Thanks. In no particular order, calliper is...

Thanks. In no particular order, calliper is tight, forks are fine, no play in headset, and wheels are fine as far as I can work out. So must be either warped rotors or just their shape. Thanks :)
04-23-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By Buggington

MTB vibration when braking hard

Hello all

Keep noticing that when I brake really hard on my Land Rover MTB I get quite a vibration through the handlebars and was just wondering what it might be. It's not noticeable any other...
04-23-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Buggington

Anything that isn't the sound of a noisy/out of...

Anything that isn't the sound of a noisy/out of adjustment chain! :(
04-23-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,390
Posted By Buggington

I don't know about the chain, but it would...

I don't know about the chain, but it would certainly make quite a difference to the cain rings. I'm constantly bending them. I'm looking for a way to not do it. I tend to try and stay in the higher...
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