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M_V

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Nov 2014

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    The 3 posts before Tina's make zero sense to me. Does this mean I'm old?

  • in General
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    ^ If London is anything like Glasgow, Sunday's are even better.

    I enjoyed the weekend commute this morning too though and through a combination of clothing, weather and leaving in plenty of time found myself toasty warm but not boil in bag sweaty. 10/10 would cruise again.

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    @HPx93 I have a degree in it so filled out yer survey.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I'd file the fork rather than the axle as then you can fit any wheel in there and the wheel in any other fork too.

    I wouldn't bother with a round file, just go for a flat one, ensure its making contact with the entirety of one side so it doesn't make your dropout wider at the bottom than it is at the top.

    File one side of the dropout not both (so you don't end up taking 1mm off the front and 2mm off the back on one side and 2mm off the front and 1mm off the back on the other) and ensure you file the same side of the dropout on each side of the fork.

    If you wish you could blend the widened side into the curve at the top of the dropout with a round file but this probably isn't necessary.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    More likely the bishop saying that to the actress shirley?

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    ^^^ Me for the last week or so. Payday Tuesday though.

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    Given that the crankset is el cheapo, might be better idea to just take a file to the back of the crankarm to create some clearance. Is it the pedal end that's almost hitting?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Ah ok, my mistake, I thought that was the electric one.

    The Macina runs a Nexus, Alfine or Nuvinci depending on spec level but all the models have what looks like the same, very low input ratio

    I'm pretty sure that if that's not 1:1 then its larger at the rear than at the front.

    Not even sure how that gives useable gears, I spin out pretty easy in top gear of my Alfine with a 32:18 or 1.7777 input ratio.

    When I bought my hub it was used so no manuals and I did find it hard to get hold of anything official about the input ratio but there was a lot of chat on forums etc about 1.6 being the lowest that Shimano recommend.

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    I want to know how KTM get away with running that input ratio on an Alfine hub. (not sure if that is the Alfine model or not but it is available with Alfine).

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    With any bike-luggage solution you should always be stashing stuff in dry bags if you don't want it getting wet, whatever the manufacturer claims.

    Unless that manufacturer is Ortlieb.

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