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09-07-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,133
Posted By WOT

Synack42 I wanted to thank you for posting your...

Synack42 I wanted to thank you for posting your strategy here which also appears to be working well for me.

All going well iíll post the results of my progress here in a few more months, in the...
09-02-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

Thanks for your kind comments and further...

Thanks for your kind comments and further research and input. After 2 years of hardship induced by a heavy rider, heavy panniers and aggressive braking sometimes needed for city cycling I ainít...
08-31-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

No Truing Stand, dishing tool or No Spoke...

No Truing Stand, dishing tool or
No Spoke Tension Meter

I mounted the wheel into the frame and began dialing in tension, hop, dish etc.
...
08-31-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

My long term goal is now set to upgrade my frame...

My long term goal is now set to upgrade my frame to a disc braker. Therefore I wanted to spend as little as possible on fixing this.

Rebuild was quoted at £160 by the original wheel builder incl...
08-31-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

Scrap Aluminium! ...

Scrap Aluminium!


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08-31-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

A week ago I was out for a spin and after pulling...

A week ago I was out for a spin and after pulling up following a speedy descent there was a rubbing noise.

Less than a minute later and BOOM! The side wall of my rear rim gave way, puncturing the...
08-27-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By WOT

Well done!

Well done!
08-25-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By WOT

Thanks for the straightforward answers. Iíll be...

Thanks for the straightforward answers. Iíll be passing on this one.
08-23-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By WOT

Here is the link on eBay ...

Here is the link on eBay

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F233317402638
08-23-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By WOT

Yagami Bike?

A bike has come up for sale in my size branded as YAGAMI.
The seller says itís Japanese and made from Araya tubing.
It looks good in the ad however when I search for the brand I canít find anything...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,832
Posted By WOT

I would investigate the frame fully for other...

I would investigate the frame fully for other cracks that you havenít seen yet and then have it fully repaired. It would be super annoying to fix this now and have another hairline appear shortly...
08-16-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

Also made the move to clipless, which is super....

Also made the move to clipless, which is super. No issues with falling off yet but I have set the pedals to just about the lowest possible strength setting so unclipping is really easy.

...
08-16-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

The bracket for my B&M front light was too short...

The bracket for my B&M front light was too short casting a nasty shadow from the front wheel.
My options from the B&M catalogue were to mount the light on the handlebar or to get a marginal increase...
08-08-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By WOT

That longer bracket, mounted on the bridge of my...

That longer bracket, mounted on the bridge of my fork would be ideal. Iíll get one ordered shortly.
08-07-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By WOT

Fantastic, interested in the custom connectors,...

Fantastic, interested in the custom connectors, obviously iíll search later but if you know any more please let me know.

There is a good argument for using the seatpost in fairness.
08-07-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By WOT

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It is pointed down a little but not as much as...
08-07-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By WOT

Thatís very tidy!!

Thatís very tidy!!
08-07-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By WOT

Thanks for all the information. Your Lynskey...

Thanks for all the information.

Your Lynskey is a beautiful looking bike.

Personally Iím a one bike kinda guy so my goal is to get this one as good as possible.

That said I take your point...
08-07-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By WOT

Iím going to experiment with some heat shrink...

Iím going to experiment with some heat shrink tubing. I guess I have the benefit of having a black frame in that regard. Iíve read that black heat shrink is one of the better ones for UV resistance....
08-07-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By WOT

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08-07-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By WOT

I suppose I could have started this thread with...

I suppose I could have started this thread with what has worked for me to date.

I didnít shorten any of the original wires to give me flexibility for the future. Now the future is here.

Photos...
08-05-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By WOT

Winner

Winner
08-04-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,297
Posted By WOT

You are flying, great progress!

You are flying, great progress!
08-01-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,297
Posted By WOT

Do you have a Strava profile link? iíd like to...

Do you have a Strava profile link? iíd like to follow your journey there?
07-30-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By WOT

Hub Dyno Wiring Examples Please?

Iíve got a shimano hub dyno on my bike for the last year and a half. It powers B&M front and rear lights.

The routing of my ďwiringĒ particularly to the rear light is functional but not very...
07-20-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,133
Posted By WOT

Got it, thatís really interesting, thank you!

Got it, thatís really interesting, thank you!
07-20-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,133
Posted By WOT

Excellent, Iíve never tried using any of those...

Excellent, Iíve never tried using any of those apps previously but am now using Lose it. Iíve gone for a 45Kg reduction over 12 months which isnít aggressive.

Can I clarify your approach? You have...
07-18-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,133
Posted By WOT

Hi OP, congratulations. As others have said you...

Hi OP, congratulations. As others have said you look younger.
What is your weekly calorie intake at the moment vs your exercise regime?
07-15-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

They work really well for me in that position and...

They work really well for me in that position and typically operate the brakes with one or two fingers.
I can reach the brakes from the bull horns too.
I intend to move everything about 10mm wider...
07-14-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

My back wheel was built by PIM cycles and the...

My back wheel was built by PIM cycles and the spec was:
Suzue CR-00 hub,
Kinlin ADHN 700 rim built up with
48 Sapim Strong spokes
07-11-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 46,761
Posted By WOT

OP, regardless of what you buy at some point...

OP, regardless of what you buy at some point youíll need to have some part of it replaced or repaired at your local bike shop.
If only for that fact you might as well go talk to them now. They may...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By WOT

Looks like a smaller bluer version of mine....

Looks like a smaller bluer version of mine. https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/1177584-trek-fx-7-2-clyde-cycle.html
07-09-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

Thanks for your comments. The course of bike...

Thanks for your comments. The course of bike evolution is part of the fun. I had a smaller mini pump and said iíd use it to pump one of the tyres after a tube change. It was not comfortable using it...
07-08-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By WOT

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My setup
07-08-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

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07-08-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

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07-08-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

Thank you, iíve never seen those inner bar ends...

Thank you, iíve never seen those inner bar ends before. Iím reluctant to change the current setup for the time being but iíll Have a good review of the website.

The 48 spoker felt like overkill...
07-06-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

In the photo above youíll see the cockpit is a...

In the photo above youíll see the cockpit is a bit unusual. The bell was the 1st accessory to go on. Itís a BBB item.
For longer rides I wanted some bullhorns and considered getting some Ergon EG5L...
07-06-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

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07-06-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By WOT

Trek FX 7.2 Clyde-Cycle

It has been quite a while since I posted here. I said I would return and post some details of my Clyde-Cycle. I wanted a commuter that could reliably carry me, my laptop, a change of clothes &...
09-17-17, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By WOT

By any chance are your brake pads set too close...

By any chance are your brake pads set too close to the tyre and actually cutting it as you brake?

Or is the wheel out of true and occasionally rubbing the pad?
08-14-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By WOT

I'll be watching to see what new saddle you...

I'll be watching to see what new saddle you settle on.
08-02-17, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By WOT

I broke spokes on my original rim at least once a...

I broke spokes on my original rim at least once a week for the 1st 8 weeks back riding.

I opted for a 48 spoke build which has totally fixed the problem.
08-02-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By WOT

Result

After much deliberation I went with MKS touring for a number of reasons.

Rebuilding looks to be relatively easy, I like that.

I got a good deal on the leather straps too so that gives me the...
07-29-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By WOT

I'm a similar size and weight to you. I ride a...

I'm a similar size and weight to you. I ride a trek fx7.2 since the end of march. Its a 63cm frame which was a special order. Infact be prepared to visit a few shops to find a large frame bike to...
07-26-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By WOT

Thanks for the replies, I am going to stay with...

Thanks for the replies, I am going to stay with flat pedals in the short term. I power past the clipless guys off the traffic lights so that suits me at the moment. Maybe in the next 6 months I will...
07-25-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By WOT

recommend flat pedals

The original pedals on my trek disintegrated in the 1st 1000km.

The replacements were whatever the LBS had off the shelf and they are soon to disintegrate too.

I am heavy, strong and like to...
07-24-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By WOT

What pressure do you typically run? I have...

What pressure do you typically run?
I have those tyres and run 'em at 90psi front and rear.
07-21-17, 05:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 37,418
Posted By WOT

Just joined, I'm the one in Dublin Ireland....

Just joined, I'm the one in Dublin Ireland. :thumb:
07-19-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,370,180
Posted By WOT

Hi

Hi, I'm Shane. Joined up here recently to get some info.
I've a Trek FX7.2 and we have a love hate relationship. I am over the recomended weight for the bike so I've been giving it a hard time.
...
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