Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by threebikesmcginty, 29 Sep 2011.
Are you using some kind of circuit to limit voltage/protect the GPS?
I have an mklll design rattling around in my head now.
Yeah it's all built in to the USB port
Just looked at the price!
Yeah don't do that! Crazy...
Nipped up the pad clearance on the TRP Spyres fitted to my commuter bike a few days ago then carried on commuting as usual. The very next day I heard an annoying scraping, rubbing type sound when riding to work. 1st thought was that I had set the brake pads too close to the rotor, but a gentle squeeze of the brakes and the noise continued. The noise also stopped when I stopped pedalling. I was busy working 12hr nightshifts so just turned up the volume on my ipod and ignored the noise until today, my 1st day off.
Riding home this morning I popped off the headphones to listen and it was pretty bad.
I managed to open up the hub using no tools as the Kona hub assembly just pulled apart by hand. The only tools I would need are to drifts to knock out the replaceable sealed bearings when the time comes..
I think I found the problem.....
Not particularly impressive on a wheel that has only done 1800 miles from new and not been washed. At least now I know it is clean and greased. Also a fair bit quieter which is no bad thing.
I'd be unimpressed with that as well, no seal on it?
Yes, there is a seal. Either it is extremely ineffective or they used something resembling clay slurry for grease? I will have to check it again in a few months and see what state it is in.
Fettled a rose bush and another plant. No longer (or at least for a while) will we be attacked when walking down the path in the rear garden.
USB lead arrived today so I got to try it out - pleased to say it's fully functional and I managed to increase the charge of my GPS unit by 2% in ~5 miles I don't fancy trying to charge it from empty at that rate but its perfect for what I'll be using it for
Dry ride on the MTB, so all the mud was scraped off the MTB tyres. Made doubly sure they were clean as sneaking it into the office tomorrow, and up 4 floors. Can't leave a trail of mud or the cleaners will kill me. Off out with colleagues on the bike in the afternoon.
Can I come?
Just popped out on this bike to run a few errands. Freehub now working quietly, well still noisier than my Shimano hubs but better than it ever was before and the creaking/rubbing noise under load has stopped completely. I can turn the ipod volume down now......
2pm Skills Zone at Velodrome - only 5 of us out of the umpteen thousand.
Shame, I can't make that
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