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Finally back on the bike

Postby NGale » Wed Nov 21, 2012 14:40 pm

After an incident involving my bike and a Jack Russell a number of months ago I am finally back on my bike!

My Trek is still in the shed awaiting repair (need a job to be able to afford the possible cost), however I invested a grand total of £40 on a second hand Diamond Back Parkway bike off of Gumtree.

Yes it's an old hack, it's a bit heavy and doesn't exactly exccellerte at a decent pace but it'll do!

On Monday I easily managed 16 mile round trip (OK no hills, but lets not push it too far!) so I'm looking forward to the next outing on Friday down to Exmouth and back :D
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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby pangolin » Wed Nov 21, 2012 14:41 pm

Excellent! And 16 miles is very respectable on a hack :) Well done
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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby NGale » Wed Nov 21, 2012 14:44 pm

pangolin wrote:Excellent! And 16 miles is very respectable on a hack :) Well done


can't wait to get the Trek back on the road for the summer though. I feel winter hibernation is required in the meantime though and the hack can take a battering for a while.
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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby mudcow007 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 15:06 pm

ahh well done

whats up with you t'other bike?

someone on here might have something in their spares bin to help?
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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby fossyant » Wed Nov 21, 2012 15:27 pm

Well done !

Aye what's needed for the Trek

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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby Veronese68 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 16:12 pm

Pleased to hear it. It's hard work after a long break.
After a mere 7 weeks off and then riding a knobbly tyred mountain bike on Monday you have my sympathy. My knee is now clonking really badly and I'm limping. I considered this a sign that I shouldn't ride to work in the wind and the rain today so got a lift. Anybody got any spare MTFU?

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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby Cafewanda » Wed Nov 21, 2012 16:16 pm

I can send you some in about 30 minutes :)

Well done for getting back on the bike NGale.

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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby sassse » Wed Nov 21, 2012 16:20 pm

Good to see you back and riding.

to start with just enjoy being able to ride again.

I was 9 months off the bike after a dog related broken leg... 12 months before the surgeon was happy for me to ride with no restrictions, and it is damn hard work to get the fitness back, to begin with just enjoy being able to ride...a nd things will start to improve.... I am now 16 months post break and starting to feel like I might actually be abel to call myself a cyclist again soon.

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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby NGale » Wed Nov 21, 2012 16:25 pm

mudcow007 wrote:ahh well done

whats up with you t'other bike?

someone on here might have something in their spares bin to help?


not actually sure what the problem is. at the moment the front wheel is running out of true to the point where I can't have the front brake blocks on because it rubs them at a point. Hopefully the wheel isn't buckled, but I need to get it checked in case
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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby mudcow007 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 16:27 pm

NGale wrote:
mudcow007 wrote:ahh well done

whats up with you t'other bike?

someone on here might have something in their spares bin to help?


not actually sure what the problem is. at the moment the front wheel is running out of true to the point where I can't have the front brake blocks on because it rubs them at a point. Hopefully the wheel isn't buckled, but I need to get it checked in case


just sounds like a buckle/ untrue, shoudl be easy peasy to get sorted

lbs charge me £15 to sort my last one
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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby NGale » Wed Nov 21, 2012 16:34 pm

mudcow007 wrote:
NGale wrote:
mudcow007 wrote:ahh well done

whats up with you t'other bike?

someone on here might have something in their spares bin to help?


not actually sure what the problem is. at the moment the front wheel is running out of true to the point where I can't have the front brake blocks on because it rubs them at a point. Hopefully the wheel isn't buckled, but I need to get it checked in case


just sounds like a buckle/ untrue, shoudl be easy peasy to get sorted

lbs charge me £15 to sort my last one


hopefully it won't cost too much to sort out. alas being unemployed at the moment it's money I don't have. at least I have some transport at the moment though
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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby CiB » Wed Nov 21, 2012 16:39 pm

Is it worth having a stab yourself? Tyre tube & rim tape off, drop it back onto the upturned bike then slacken & tighten the relevant spokes as appropriate. Go gently, keep checking and as long as it doesn't go oval you'll probably get it to be ridable for about £0.00.

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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby Kieran_Burns » Wed Nov 21, 2012 17:07 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MzPCze0nTk

I use the brakes blocks - the only thing to remember is that the cassette side needs twice as many turns as the other.

Plus do it in 1/2 turns on the non-cassette side. I've straightened every wheel i've had problems with this way.
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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby PBo » Wed Nov 21, 2012 17:50 pm

NGale wrote:

not actually sure what the problem is. at the moment the front wheelis running out of true to the point where I can't have the front brake blocks on because it rubs them at a point. Hopefully the wheel isn't buckled, but I need to get it checked in case


someone from Derbyshire who can't read wrote:....cassette side.....

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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby Kieran_Burns » Wed Nov 21, 2012 19:27 pm

PBo wrote:
NGale wrote:

not actually sure what the problem is. at the moment the front wheelis running out of true to the point where I can't have the front brake blocks on because it rubs them at a point. Hopefully the wheel isn't buckled, but I need to get it checked in case


someone from Derbyshire who can't read wrote:....cassette side.....


Someone from Derbyshire was making a generic statement in case someone decided to check both wheels. So nuh.
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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby CiB » Thu Nov 22, 2012 09:29 am

Kieran_Burns wrote:the only thing to remember is that the cassette side needs twice as many turns as the other.

I had a sleepless night with this one y'know. Why would it need twice as many turns? I'd go for tightening or slackening spokes on either side as necessary a bit a time until the rim is as close to true as I can get it, not counting turns. Have I missed something?

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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby Kieran_Burns » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:06 am

CiB wrote:
Kieran_Burns wrote:the only thing to remember is that the cassette side needs twice as many turns as the other.

I had a sleepless night with this one y'know. Why would it need twice as many turns? I'd go for tightening or slackening spokes on either side as necessary a bit a time until the rim is as close to true as I can get it, not counting turns. Have I missed something?

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Take a look at the cassette side spokes and then look at the non-cassette side. Compare the angles of the spokes and you'll see the cassette side are more vertical.

They need more turns for the same lateral movement as the sine of the angle is lower for the cassette side. This means that when you are counting turns (as you should when slackening first then tightening) you are using a consistent measure.
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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby CiB » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:33 am

Aah. Luckily I can't count so just go by feel. Thanks for the explanation.

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Re: Finally back on the bike

Postby MrSweary » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:55 am

Veronese68 wrote:Anybody got any spare MTFU?


No but I have a 'Suck it up, Princess' lying about if that helps...
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