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Nidderdaler

Member since Feb 2020 • Last active Oct 2020
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North Yorkshire based. 7 mile commute downhill morning, uphill evening. Started on SS Feb 2020 after killing off too many parts on a geared bike. One second hand Charge Plug later and loving the SS riding.

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    Hi all, been on single speed for a lot of my riding since Feb this year and love it, Charge Plug. Not running it fixed, but single speed, changed freehub to halo clickster, running really nicely.
    Chain question. Do the same rules apply to checking chain wear in terms of using a regular chain checker. I have replaced chains on this bike fairly quickly so far when they have got to 100% wear which has been at about 1300 miles (KMC 710, and 510 respectively), now on a KMC K1. Even as new the chain is on the 0.75 wear marker so wondering if the 100% marker is as applicable on single speed chains? the 12" measurement i read is 24 links, pretty sure when i did this measurement its 23 links on the K1 so not so sure a chain measurer is that relevant. Does anyone who rides single speed have a rule of thumbe on mileage, i would have hoped to get a good 5ooo miles not the 1300

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    thanks what is the right oil to use?

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    Morgan blue. Think it's also called city and touring oil.

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    Not so good after it's so new

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    Hi excuse my poor terminology here quite new to single speed. Have had halo clickster on for a number of weeks. Done at least 1000 miles of riding. Yesterday the freewheel did not engage or lock on and cranking the cranks just spun. After hand turning the wheel and back pedalling cranks it engaged after a minute or so. Then midway through a ride it happened again. Again pedalled back and forth and it engaged again so could pedal forward. I have kept the halo lined with decent oil. Any ideas?

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    Hi I have been almost exclusively riding the single speed at the moment and have already done 1400 miles on the Z510. It's already showing as 100% stretched on my chain measurer. I don't have it too tight. It seems a bit soon to be worn that much, but also wondering if this is as relevant on a single speed. I don't want to wear the freewheel and chainset teeth down. I have bought a z710 to try also but am wondering how long I can get away with the z510 being on. I was kind of hoping to get more miles from a chain on a single speed than on a geared bike and based on this wear am getting much less.

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    this is to replace a faulty lever that appears to be beyond economic repair.
    from what you are saying do you think my bars narrow a little bit and i probably already have 22.2 levers on? I had assumed they were the same width as to where the stem is clamped to which is 25.4mm. This is a charge plug.
    https://www.evanscycles.com/charge-sliceĀ­-bar-EV155184
    thats the bars above, which look like maybe they do narrow slightly. In which case you are probably right that I would need 22.2mm which as you say are readily available. 1.5mm narrower on each side is imperceptable to me without reading glasses!

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    being new to this and these being the bars that came with my SS from new I am afraid I have no idea what you are alluding to

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    Hi can anyone recommend flat bar brakes for 25.4mm diameter bars? I can only see Dia-Compe Dirty Harry online.

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