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by whyamihere
Sun Oct 13, 2019 09:56 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Etiquette meeting ebike on a trail
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Re: Etiquette meeting ebike on a trail

I would happily let them past the first time, as I do for any faster rider whether on an e-bike or not, but I would wait for a convenient point (which is the same as what I expect when I catch slower riders). What would annoy me is if they were consistently stopping at the end of a section for a res...
by whyamihere
Sun Oct 13, 2019 06:44 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: What difference? I fitted a shock with the wrong stroke length what can I expect?
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: What difference? I fitted a shock with the wrong stroke length what can I expect?

You will have less travel. The eye to eye length is about the same, so the static geometry won't be affected, but there is less space to compress. You don't say what bike it is or how much travel you had before, so I'll say it's 130mm for this example. 130/45 gives a ratio of 2.89. 2.89x40 = 115.5, ...
by whyamihere
Mon Sep 30, 2019 18:44 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Shimano M6010 rear hub - any opinions ?
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Shimano M6010 rear hub - any opinions ?

They're fine. There's nothing flashy about them, but they're decent, reliable hubs. They do need a bit more maintenance due to the cup and cone bearings, and you can't change the axle type or freehub type (so no running XD drivers or converting them to QR) as you can on other hubs, but if you don't ...
by whyamihere
Sun Sep 29, 2019 18:40 pm
Forum: Road parts
Topic: Wanted cheap 80mm Road Stem
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Wanted cheap 80mm Road Stem

Decathlon have some cheap options if you have one close.
by whyamihere
Sun Sep 29, 2019 09:41 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Winter is coming ... Mudguards and tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Winter is coming ... Mudguards and tyres

Thanks for the quick response. How do they fit on are they zip ties on the forks? Bike has 12mm thru axel No zip ties necessary. If the bike has fittings for mudguards, there should be M5 (I think) threaded holes on the fork legs somewhere, and the mudguard stays bolt to those. They used to be at t...
by whyamihere
Sat Sep 28, 2019 18:34 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Winter is coming ... Mudguards and tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Winter is coming ... Mudguards and tyres

Raceblades are a completely different beast to SKS Bluemels/Chromoplastics. The proper fitted guards take an hour or so of tinkering to get them to fit right, but after that they'll be solid and won't need touching. I don't bother with any other guards, I just go for fitted SKS ones every time.
by whyamihere
Sat Sep 28, 2019 18:09 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Frustrating lack of published info on freehub length
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Frustrating lack of published info on freehub length

JBA wrote:Just buy a new rear wheel with free hub. It will be much easier than messing about replacing axles and redishing your existing wheel.

I agree with this. You may not even have to respace your frame if you get a wheel with an appropriate hub, depending on how the frame is spaced now.
by whyamihere
Sat Sep 28, 2019 17:58 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Newbie bought Kickr Snap - Is it compatible with this bike?!
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Newbie bought Kickr Snap - Is it compatible with this bike?!

The bike appears to use standard quick release hubs, so you're pretty much good to go. You'll need to use the skewer which came with the Kickr as it will allow the bike to be clamped properly. You can use this skewer outdoors as well though, there's no need to switch them every time. Using knobbly t...
by whyamihere
Sun Sep 22, 2019 17:01 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Wahoo Kickr Climb
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Wahoo Kickr Climb

There is a bit of latency, but it's around the same as the latency of the Kickr reacting to the gradient change to change the resistance, as would be expected. As the two effectively change together, it's not that bad.
by whyamihere
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Wahoo Kickr Climb
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Wahoo Kickr Climb

Not sure if you're aware of this but there is hack to get round what you say about the gradient: https://zwiftinsider.com/kickr-climb-trainer-difficulty/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AZ_j0HDDeQ I'd deffo be doing this if I get one. I wasn't aware of this, it's good to know, thanks. Slightly con...
by whyamihere
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Wahoo Kickr Climb
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Wahoo Kickr Climb

I have one. It's ok, but not much more than that. On the plus side, it allows you to adopt a similar position on the bike to the position you would adopt in reality on a similar gradient. For training specificity, that's good. However, when it's moving, it doesn't feel very natural in my opinion. It...
by whyamihere
Sat Sep 21, 2019 18:45 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Which rear mech for 42t 10-speed?
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Which rear mech for 42t 10-speed?

steve_sordy wrote:Thanks @whyamihere and @roberpb: It looks to me then that what I need is the medium cage GS.

Would you agree with that?

Yes. What I should have mentioned in my last post is that I bought a medium cage M6000 for an old bike on 10 speed with an 11-42, and it worked perfectly.
by whyamihere
Sat Sep 21, 2019 13:00 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Which rear mech for 42t 10-speed?
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Which rear mech for 42t 10-speed?

The geometry of the parallelogram and jockey wheels is different. You need the mech to move differently for a wide range cassette compared to a narrower range, so that it is both close enough to the small sprockets for good shifting and capable of clearing the large sprocket. This is the reason that...
by whyamihere
Wed Sep 11, 2019 20:36 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Planet X Pro Carbon Evo - Thru Axles Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Planet X Pro Carbon Evo - Thru Axles Replacement

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/bra ... prod176625 These will fit. The front one may be a few mm too long, but that won't matter once it's on.
by whyamihere
Wed Sep 11, 2019 17:00 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Anyone used Sram Force 1 groups for road riding?
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Anyone used Sram Force 1 groups for road riding?

Yep, I have Force 1 (well, a mix of Force and Rival, not that it matters) on my winter bike. It has a 46 up front and an 11-42 cassette. The low gear is lower than the 36/32 I have on my summer bike, and while the highest gear is smaller, that doesn't really matter for what I use this bike for. I do...
by whyamihere
Tue Sep 10, 2019 18:17 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Weird tubeless problem
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Weird tubeless problem

Are you able to push that section up onto the shoulder of the rim with the other side of the tyre off? Presumably you've already tried rotating the tyre to see if it's the section of tyre that's refusing to seat or a specific point on the rim?
by whyamihere
Tue Sep 10, 2019 18:11 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Calibre Line 29 review?
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Calibre Line 29 review?

That does look like a pretty stunning deal. Calibres always get good reviews because they're well specced and the frames are good. This one looks like it will be the same.
by whyamihere
Mon Sep 09, 2019 17:48 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Shimano/SRAM Compatibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Shimano/SRAM Compatibility?

It will work fine. The spacing is identical. The one bit I would question is the Roadlink - Many people are able to run an 11-36 cassette with the new geometry Ultegra/105 kit without one with just some B screw tweaking. Try it without first, because the Roadlink really does compromise shifting on t...

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