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10-03-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By venomx

Yeah it was a bit of glass which I removed from...

Yeah it was a bit of glass which I removed from the tyre and there's nothing in there which could cause a puncture other than the force used fit the bloody thing .

Oh no.
Yeah the center valve...
10-03-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By venomx

Puncture question

Changed an inner tube due to a puncture and pumped it up yesterday morning and it seemed fine. No noise of air etc

Just now , so over 24 hours later. I think it may be ever so slightly deflated ,...
09-20-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By venomx

Is this a puncture?

Delete post please
09-18-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By venomx

Hey when putting the new grips on should I...

Hey

when putting the new grips on should I use some alcohol wipes to lubricate it as it will dry. Rather than using WD40 ?
09-18-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By venomx

yes after some YouTubing I found a way to adjust...

yes after some YouTubing I found a way to adjust the throttle so I can bring it inward
09-18-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By venomx

Ok thanks I can do the brake lever and...

Ok thanks
I can do the brake lever and potentially the bell but I donít think you can move the shifter on the right ...
these are the ones I bought......
09-18-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By venomx

Fitting grips

On my electric scooter the current grips are 120mm. The best I could find were 130mm. So there may be a slight overhang . Any tips ?
...
08-16-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By venomx

I had a puncture and the slime sealed it one...

I had a puncture and the slime sealed it

one month later slime comes out near the valve and then I get a flat. Pump it up and then itís fine

maybe it was a separate puncture?
08-16-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By venomx

Weird puncture problem ?

Bought my scooter with ď pre inserted puncture sealant ď which didnít work when I got a puncture ( 1 month ago ) as it just leaked out
So got some slime from Halfords and it fixed it instantly
...
07-19-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By venomx

Slime sealant

Got some for my e scooter and it worked a treat as it fixed my puncture

considering putting some into my hybrid bike with continental tyres. Does it work well on hybrid bikes ?
06-21-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By venomx

What does this plastic disk do?

Is it to prevent the cog and chain getting caught in the spokes ?...
06-20-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,216
Posted By venomx

Is going tubeless the way forward in resisting...

Is going tubeless the way forward in resisting punctures?
06-20-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By venomx

So Iím less likely to get a flatty with tubeless ?

So Iím less likely to get a flatty with tubeless ?
06-20-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By venomx

If I need some new rim tape is it easy to remove...

If I need some new rim tape is it easy to remove and fit the new one ?
06-20-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By venomx

When/if I get another puncture Iíll strongly...

When/if I get another puncture Iíll strongly consider going tubeless

Only just got these continental contact travels which are advertised as being very puncture resistant. Theyíre so fast on road...
06-20-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By venomx

According to decathlon lots of other people have...

According to decathlon lots of other people have the same difficulty...
06-19-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,216
Posted By venomx

mine have to be about 80psi

mine have to be about 80psi
06-19-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,216
Posted By venomx

How common are punctures ?

I bought some continental contact travels for my hybrid so I can go fast On the road and handle well on gravel and mud paths
they are supposed to be more puncture resistant than most other tyres...
06-19-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By venomx

Iíve used muc off for everything around the chain...

Iíve used muc off for everything around the chain area . Then hosed it thoroughly and itís spotless however the quiet scratching is still there


seems as if itís coming from the back cog
06-18-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By venomx

Slight scratching sound ?

Went for a long muddy bike ride earlier and now when I pedal at one point during the whole rotation I get a slight scratch sound it only happens when pedalling quickly but never slowly

the crank...
06-18-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,184
Posted By venomx

People say to wipe away excess oil after...

People say to wipe away excess oil after lubricating
surely this would end up in some of the oil coming out ?
06-17-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By venomx

I tried for 7 hours last time. Itís a two man job

I tried for 7 hours last time. Itís a two man job
06-17-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By venomx

I donít have enough money to buy even more new...

I donít have enough money to buy even more new tyres
if I get a flat again ill try Barryís technique.

I hope over time they get easier to replace

letís hope I donít get any more punctures...
06-16-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By venomx

Iíve replied to your pm Barry, much appreciated ...

Iíve replied to your pm Barry, much appreciated

the method Barry pmíd me worked wonders when I did my stock tyres 2 weeks ago. When I got my continentals I did it the opposite way ! That should...
06-16-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By venomx

we tried that and no good, it took two pairs of...

we tried that and no good, it took two pairs of hands

ok tyres are continental contact travels
and the rims are ď triban tubeless readyĒ by btwin
06-16-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By venomx

Impossible rims to work with ?

Had my hybrid bike for 4 months now And got a puncture two weeks ago so switched the inner tubes and it took me 5 hours to put the tyre back on .
So I decided to change my tyres to some puncture...
06-14-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By venomx

Heart rate monitor

I do lots of cycling so thought Iíd get a reasonably priced heart rate monitor which looks like a watch on the wrist

It says itís for running however it will still monitor my heart rate right? . I...
06-13-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By venomx

So the rotational arrow is just for aesthetics?

So the rotational arrow is just for aesthetics?
06-13-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,184
Posted By venomx

My degreaser is a spray , can I spray some into a...

My degreaser is a spray , can I spray some into a bucket of hot water and then dip a paint brush into it then apply to the chain ?
06-13-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,184
Posted By venomx

Found a great video ...

Found a great video
https://youtu.be/KM6mzE5lQ0w

i have my degreaser and wet & dry lubricant oil and Iíll be cleaning it tomorrow
06-13-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By venomx

Water displacement?

What does that term mean in regard to bike riding ?
i heard that the tyre has to be fitted in the right direction for water displacement.

my back tyre is facing the wrong way according to the...
06-11-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,184
Posted By venomx

I have bought this to clean my chain... ...

I have bought this to clean my chain...
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/muc-off-chain-cleaner-400ml-aerosol/

once itís cleaned, how do I lubricate it ? Or will that do the job ?

i usually use WD40...
06-11-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,184
Posted By venomx

Cleaning a bike chain ?

Howís the best way ? I use WD40 occasionally and it really helps when they get dry but Iíve never cleaned the chain before ?
06-11-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By venomx

thats what Iím getting at. Itís not possible to...

thats what Iím getting at. Itís not possible to do it on my own. And to be fair I donít go far from home anyway . If i get another puncture Iíll consider going tubeless or getting rims which are easy...
06-11-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By venomx

the bike mechanic said it was the most difficult...

the bike mechanic said it was the most difficult set of rims heís ever worked with. And it took both of us to do it. Therefore itís impossible on my own
06-11-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By venomx

Going tubeless?

If I get another puncture Iíll consider tubeless. Ideally I want to be able to replace inner tubes on my own but itís impossible with this current setup. I suppose now they have been used and...
06-10-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By venomx

Gonna get one of these ? Are they any good ? ...

Gonna get one of these ? Are they any good ?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bbb-Cycling-Unisexs-BTL-78-Bikes/dp/B00A855QRY
06-10-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By venomx

The tyre wasnít in properly . Itís fine now,...

The tyre wasnít in properly . Itís fine now, thanks
06-10-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By venomx

Tyre direction

Just had a a mechanic round to fit two very difficult tyres. Just notice the back tyre has the arrow facing backwards rather than forward. Is it a big deal ? I heard it is just for water displacement...
06-10-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By venomx

Disk brake scratching

front disk brake is lightly scratching the pad, any idea which is the best way to fix this, perhaps reseat the wheel ?
06-10-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By venomx

Ok the mechanic came round and it took us 1hr30...

Ok the mechanic came round and it took us 1hr30 mins to do it together . Managed to pop an inner tube in the process but itís now all sorted. He said it was the most difficult tyre he has ever fitted...
06-09-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By venomx

ive tried starting at the valve and finishing...

ive tried starting at the valve and finishing there. No luck. Iíve got a mechanic coming over tomorrow to help me
06-09-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By venomx

Hope I bought the right tyres . the stock ones...

Hope I bought the right tyres .
the stock ones were 28-622. However the continentals are 37-622
06-09-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By venomx

Looked everywhere and canít manage . Been stuck...

Looked everywhere and canít manage . Been stuck at this bit for hours now.
think Iíll get a bike mechanic to do them...
06-09-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By venomx

Got my new tyres and stuck where I got stuck last...

Got my new tyres and stuck where I got stuck last time

done the whole lot except for this tricky bit that took me 5 hours to do last time

any idea ?...
06-09-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By venomx

Why on the tyres does it have the word front and...

Why on the tyres does it have the word front and an arrow ? Is it important to put it the right way round ?
06-08-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By venomx

Fitting new tyres

Got me new tyres and will be fitting them tomorrow. Do you guys recommend slightly inflating the inner tubes before fitting them and the tyres ?
06-06-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,046
Posted By venomx

yep followed this video ...

yep followed this video
https://youtu.be/jvvXrlAUUfU

massaged the tyre a few times all the way round slowly to get some lee way at the final part of the tyre
06-05-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,046
Posted By venomx

Got some new tyres coming more suitable for off...

Got some new tyres coming more suitable for off road and puncture resistant

is the back tyre easy to get back on? I looked at my draleor and it looks tricky

Everyone on YouTube does it with the...
06-05-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By venomx

Spoke to a bike mechanic and he suggested the...

Spoke to a bike mechanic and he suggested the continentals so went with them .
what exactly made it so difficult to change the inner tube? Was it the tyre or the rim ?
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