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Road Cycling

Discussion in 'Pedal Powered' started by FrenchTart, 29 Jun 2016.

  1. AndyCr15

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    Literally yesterday I ordered a new Wahoo mount that will allow a GoPro under it on my H31 aero bars. I ordered this.
     
  2. SoliD

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    To be honest it's not like you can replicate it as my mate custom made it.
     
  3. TheBrooder

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    Location: Cognac, France

    This is for my mountain bike but thought I'd ask in here anyway.

    I put a new chain on at the end of last year but when it's in the smallest rear cog the derailleur is way too high but in the smallest cog it seems fine. I'ts a 10-speed chain to match the gears but in the smallest cog it looks like the chain is too long. Gears shift ok but need re-indexing.

    Any ideas how I can sort it?

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  4. SoliD

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    Shouldn't cross chain like that but looks like you need to remove a couple of links. Did you make the new chain the same number of links as the old one or just slap it on out of the box?
     
  5. Shadowness

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    Not been used to MTB gearing for ages, but first observation would be you shouldn't be cross chaining like that anyway (smallest gears at both ends), especially if you have a triple up front.

    Does it seem ok if you use the 'proper' gears?
     
  6. TheBrooder

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    Slapped it on - I'll have a look at the older one.

    Gears work but are a bit clunky/noisy
     
  7. SoliD

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    Yeah it's going to be too long then, chains always come with too many links to allow you to adjust to your relevant frame with different distances between the cranks and cassette. Looks like it needs 4 links taken out, easiest way would just be to take 2 off and then another 2 if they're required.
     
  8. TheBrooder

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    Yeah I just removed it and counted - 55 links in the old and 57 in the new. I just assumed 10-speed would fit all 10-speed...

    Thanks for the help!
     
  9. Shadowness

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    10 speed refers to the width of the chain, not the length. As stated, you always get too many links on a new chain.
     
  10. Jonny ///M

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    Usually looking for a 2 finger vertical gap when in small and small on that setup.

    Those SRAM mechs are the devil and you end up setting them up with the chain basically just clearing itself. So as long as possible with tension on the cage part with wheels.
     
  11. One More Solo

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    I’m pretty sure the only people that didn’t realise it was a publicity stunt still believe in Santa Claus.

    Or wear sleeveless tops.

    Still a quality kit though.
     
  12. Lethal`

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    Setup and tested this weekend.

    Seems pretty good. I think I somewhat preferred the Blackburn's QR mounting (integrated into the rack instead of additional metal mounts) but the Bontrager wins for being slimmer overall (Blackburn very wide) and the brake bridge mount looking much sleeker. Practically it takes less time to fit too.

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    Yes.. my suitable bag solution is a motorcycle tail pack until I sort some panniers and tail pack. Quite like the idea of this Lomo: http://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/dry-bike-tail-bag.html#SID=115
     
  13. SoliD

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    Cor, what a day yesterday. Absolutely heaving on the roads. Almost summer bike weather now, all main roads clean, but side roads are still disgusting. Did the ride I'd planned, so 10 ascents of the local hill, only 300 ft or so per climb but generally short sharp climbs all added up. Glad to roll home. The boardman adv is absolutely perfect for that sort of ride on ropey roads, popped on my hunt road wheels but it copes with not great road surfaces amazingly. could hear my mate behind me at points popping over road joints and my bike wasn't making a noise.

    Out on it today with the off road wheels popped on, 5 mins and it becomes a completely different animal.

    https://strava.app.link/FcP2vcjReeb
     
  14. AndyCr15

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    Did my first solo metric century yesterday -



    It was a new route, slightly random using Strava's route planning and had more main roads than I would usually use, but wasn't bad. Obviously lovely weather and I went on my summer bike. Gear was a little tricky as it was 1°C when I set out and about 12°C near the end.

    Almost glad it looks a little misty out this morning as I'd been thinking I didn't want to waste another sunny day, sat inside recovering, but I think I'll do a shorter indoor ride instead.
     
  15. Lethal`

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    Is that pavement at the end shared use?

    I'd just go up the right hand side and stop before the last van to avoid passing the solid white line (technically a red light contravention). This is just some of the behaviour that irks car drivers.
     
  16. AndyCr15

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    Yeah, fair point. If going straight ahead I don't often go to their right (although I do at 3:28 and get back over to the left just fine) as it usually causes more issues getting back to the left. On the left I often sit behind the last car (especially if they're indicating to turn left) but, legalities aside, sometimes feel safer to get a little space out front.
     
  17. One More Solo

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    Crashed on black ice this morning and snapped my rear mech hanger, FFS.
     
  18. Lethal`

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    Ouch! Rest of bike and self ok?

    Reminds me I need a new spare hanger. Usually takes a little while to come as they order from Cube in Germany I think.
     
  19. SoliD

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    Ouch, hope you're alright, I headed out early and it was cold but nowhere near cold enough for ice luckily, warmed up once the sun burned through. one of those annoying dry chain squeaking days as the lube i put on it had obviously dried out!
     
  20. One More Solo

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    Yates-esque face plant which put a hole in my chin, and lots of road rash on my hip. Wrote my bib tights off but was due for a new pair so not the end of the world.

    Just annoying as roads were totally clear yesterday and the weather is cracking today.