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by BDFun
Wed Jan 30, 2013 22:52 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Tips for getting seen on busy-ish roundabouts
Replies: 19
Views: 1444

Re: Tips for getting seen on busy-ish roundabouts

Ride primary in the lane you need to be in if you were in a car. Being seen on the road is more about being where drivers look than dressing up as Reflectoman or Captain DayGlo. When your driving do you routinely look in the gutter? Be assertive getting there well before the roundabout if there's a...
by BDFun
Wed Jan 30, 2013 22:35 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Tips for getting seen on busy-ish roundabouts
Replies: 19
Views: 1444

Tips for getting seen on busy-ish roundabouts

There are a few roundabouts I encounter during my commute, with a couple being quite busy, and I need to turn right on it. Even though I am cautious on the roundabout, I've found some drivers seem to just not see me and have to stop very suddenly. It's always the drivers that enter the roundabout ju...
by BDFun
Wed Jun 27, 2012 20:29 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Noisy rear derailleur
Replies: 21
Views: 21135

Re: Noisy rear derailleur

I'd just do the simple things first.. If the noise is like it is trying to change up or down the cassette... i.e a rattly sound, and the gear changes are not sweet using the barrel adjuster at the rear mech slow going up the block - turn adjuster anticlockwise slow going down the block - turn adjus...
by BDFun
Wed Jun 27, 2012 19:53 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Noisy rear derailleur
Replies: 21
Views: 21135

Re: Noisy rear derailleur

I spent a while tonight looking at the bike, and it's a possibility that the tension jockey wheel (the one at the end of the derailleur arm) is at a slight angle. Perhaps this is the cause. If it is, how do I adjust the angle of just the tension jockey wheel?
by BDFun
Tue Jun 26, 2012 21:16 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Noisy rear derailleur
Replies: 21
Views: 21135

Re: Noisy rear derailleur

The only thing I detached from the bike was the wheel, and I've double checked the wheel is back in place correctly. I cleaned everything else in situ.
by BDFun
Tue Jun 26, 2012 18:25 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Noisy rear derailleur
Replies: 21
Views: 21135

Re: Noisy rear derailleur

Hi all, So I've reverted back to the lube that I used to use, and adjusted the chain gap, and I'm still getting the same noise. It seems to be coming from the jockey wheel at the end of the rear derailleur. I've tried lubing that jockey wheel too. I made a recording of the sound and uploaded on to Y...
by BDFun
Wed Jun 13, 2012 22:28 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Noisy rear derailleur
Replies: 21
Views: 21135

Re: Noisy rear derailleur

the gap between the upper pulley teeth and the sprockets should be around 6mm (no less) in the pictures it looks a lot more it may not be the cause of the noise, but if the rear mech isn't adjusted according to sram's instructions, you never know, so i'd just go through the full setup process and s...
by BDFun
Wed Jun 13, 2012 20:15 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Noisy rear derailleur
Replies: 21
Views: 21135

Noisy rear derailleur

I took my rear wheel off the other day to give the cassette a clean, along with the dérailleur and chain. Since putting it all back together, there is a lot of noise around the top jockey wheel or cassette area. I've spun the same jockey wheels independently without the chain attached, and they are ...
by BDFun
Tue May 15, 2012 22:50 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Recommendation for helmet camera
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Recommendation for helmet camera

Thanks for the recommendations :)

It would be nice to not have to mount it on my helmet, but the main reason I'm getting is to capture anything happening on the road around me. For that reason, it seems like the best place to mount it is on the helmet.
by BDFun
Sun May 13, 2012 22:55 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Recommendation for helmet camera
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Recommendation for helmet camera

Hi all, I realise there is a poster further down about helmet cameras, but I didn't want to hijack it. I am looking to invest in a helmet mounted camera that will be used when I commute to work on my racer while wearing a racer helmet. ⋅  < £300 if possible ⋅ Robust ⋅ W...
by BDFun
Mon Apr 23, 2012 16:09 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 25mm Tyre Pressures
Replies: 7
Views: 6225

Re: 25mm Tyre Pressures

I'd read what the recommendations are from the manufafturer, either on the side of the tyre or via their website. I know the min-max range, but I was trying to work out roughly where in the range it should be based on weight. Was hoping some people would post what they pump their 25mm tyres up to s...
by BDFun
Sun Apr 22, 2012 13:22 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 25mm Tyre Pressures
Replies: 7
Views: 6225

25mm Tyre Pressures

Hi all, I've had a good search around, and most pressure recommendations are based on 23mm, and I'm switching from 23mm to 25mm Schwalbe Durano Performance. According to the http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=3802 I should have about 94PSI for a 25mm tyre and a rider weight of 69KG. My ...
by BDFun
Tue Apr 17, 2012 20:01 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Tyre advice - Replacing Michelin Krylions
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Re: Tyre advice - Replacing Michelin Krylions

Thanks for the advice Asprilla, I'll go for the Durano performance.

Is there any advantage to me running 23mm on the front and 25mm on the rear, or should I just keep it simple and have 25mm on front and rear?

Thanks
by BDFun
Tue Apr 17, 2012 19:24 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Tyre advice - Replacing Michelin Krylions
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Re: Tyre advice - Replacing Michelin Krylions

How did you find the Durano S or Durano Performance, particularly robustness/puncture resistance? Do you use them for commuting or racing?
by BDFun
Tue Apr 17, 2012 17:58 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Tyre advice - Replacing Michelin Krylions
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Tyre advice - Replacing Michelin Krylions

Hi all, I currently use Michelin Krylion Carbons, and they have been very good with durability and puncture resistance. I need to replace them soon, but Michelin have discontinued them so it is harder to find stock. I'm looking for something that is equivalent if not better than the Krylions in punc...
by BDFun
Mon Apr 09, 2012 21:23 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adjusting brake pads to not go under the rim
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Adjusting brake pads to not go under the rim

Intriguing. So the back caliper is too short and the front too long? Have you tried swapping them? AFAIK the only difference between front and rear is the length of the nut securing them to the fork and the frame brake bridge. As strange as it sounds, the long calliper (back brake) is not long enou...
by BDFun
Mon Apr 09, 2012 19:50 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adjusting brake pads to not go under the rim
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Adjusting brake pads to not go under the rim

Err, anyway, back to the original topic; if the caliper isn't loose or something like that then I wouldn't have thought there's much you can do. Are they long drop calipers by any chance? I thought that was the case. I'm not sure if they are long drop callipers or not. I did a quick measure of the ...
by BDFun
Mon Apr 09, 2012 18:23 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adjusting brake pads to not go under the rim
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Adjusting brake pads to not go under the rim

Sorry all, I managed to post the wrong photo which didn't include any callipers! Updated original post.
by BDFun
Mon Apr 09, 2012 14:52 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adjusting brake pads to not go under the rim
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Adjusting brake pads to not go under the rim

Hi all, I got my bike (Trek 1.2) back from a LBS workshop, and as part of the service I had the wheels replaced Fulcrum Racing 7. Since getting it back, I noticed the brake pads on the front and rear are slightly under the wheel rim, meaning that as the pads wear, they will rub against the wheel. To...
by BDFun
Tue Aug 09, 2011 19:11 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Had a collision today
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

If you ran into the back of the car, it might be deemed your fault... You're supposed to give yourself some braking distance! However as I wasn't there I can't say for sure... As for the forks, I suppose with carbon there's no way of telling without an xray but that costs a fortune, you may have to...

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