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scraplab

Member since Aug 2015 • Last active Aug 2020
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    They’ll refund you the hire cost if you buy through them, so we ended up trying a couple for a week at a time. It’s a good way to see what works for you. A test ride doesn’t really let you work out parking, loading different configurations, etc.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    How many kids are you carrying? We’ve got 3, so ended up ordering the Babboe City Mountain. It’s a long 2 wheeler, with a decent motor that powers up the hills.

    Babboe do some trikes and shorter 2 wheelers too. https://www.babboe.co.uk/

    We test rode (and bought) from Carry Me who rent them out too. https://carryme.org.uk/

  • in Rides & Races
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    There’s a new set of gravel/off road routes in Perthshire, some accessible by sleeper train. Various grades and lengths - looks fun!

    http://perthshiregravel.com/

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I’ve been pretty happy with my Edge Explore. It’s nice using Komoot to plan routes and syncing them over through the app (and I believe the Garmin will sync them directly very soon). The screen is great. Sometimes it takes a few swipes to switch screen, but never too bad. Recommended.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I used the Sturmey Archer official hub grease on some parts and a wet chain oil on others. But I guess the pawls sticking is the issue...

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I've got a 3 speed Sturmey Archer SRF3 hub, which I recently overhauled after sounding pretty grotty. I replaced a pawl spring on the gear ring assembly, and cleaned and relubricated the whole thing.

    It's running very smoothly now, but occasionally the freewheel won't engage immediately after coasting. The pedals spin for a couple of rotations before the freewheel reengages. I can't see any suggestions about this issue in the service manual. I've experienced it most commonly, but not exclusively, shifting down between 3rd and 2nd gear. It's fine once it's engaged and pedalling - doesn't slip.

    Has anyone got any suggestions of where should I be looking in the hub to fix this?

  • in General
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    My wife had her 2016 Genesis Columbia Road (Large) stolen last night from outside the bus stops near Stratford station. Car jack through the lock. :(

    It's light blue, with a Pelago rasket and mounts for both rear and front child seats. If you happen to see it, let me know!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I’ve had this a couple of times. It’s easy to knock the clip on the way onto the pannier, and then for it work loose and slip around. It’s never popped off the rail though.

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