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KarlMarx

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Mar 2020
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    After more fiddling and examination I snapped the cable :)

    Time for a post-lockdown visit to the LBS I think

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I fear the shifter might be buggered yes. I'll take another look at it shortly

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Hi guys

    On the weekend developed a problem after I shifted down to the small ring on the front of my road bike (SRAM Rival groupset). I couldn't shift the FD back into the bigger ring.

    When I push the lever, the FD moves the chain onto the big ring. If I hold the lever in place and keep pedalling, the chain will 'catch' the teeth of the front ring whilst I am still pedaling. However, if I release the lever, the FD will then travel back to the small ring position. It is almost as if the FD isn't 'clicking' into that bigger ring position.

    I tried loosening off the nut holding the cable in place, pulling the cable tight then retightening but still have the same issue.

    Any suggestions on how to fix this?

    Many thanks!

  • in Current Projects
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    Subbed. We just bought a 70's bungalow with pretty much the exact same intentions as you, minus the passive house stuff - that is the first I've heard of it. Very interesting. Look forward to seeing how this pans out, good luck.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Similar, Pelago fenders. I thought that would be the logic, i.e. no need to provide a bolt as the caliper bolt would go through the front eyelet. But presumed similar size bolts must exist. I've yet to get to the shop but makes sense, will give it a go.

  • in General
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    Pretty much exactly the same! The headwind gusts causing me to slow to about 2-3mph with horizontal driving rain/hail... what fun

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Haha yes I will definitely wash it. But probably see if I can get away with handwashing it when it needs it. What is the opinion on sports-specific detergent, is there anything in it or is it a con?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Classic winter jacket has had a very thorough test period this past few months. Very impressed with it though. It does mark easily so I'd imagine in 6 months time its going to look ropey. Not keen on putting it through the wash as imagine this will screw with the waterproofing.

  • in Rides & Races
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    This is bizarre.

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