JAG

  • JAG replied to the topic Which brakes? in the forum Bike Forum 4 days ago

    brakes start to struggle as they get hot due to the high mass they have to stop

    This problem will be fixed with the larger discs you’re fitting. Bigger discs means more disc material (thermal mass) which means they won’t get as hot for the same energy input.

    After that – I’ve got Magura MT5 which are a four piston brake and I’d recommend them :o)

  • JAG replied to the topic Rear derailleur issues in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago

    My usual mistake is to not fit the derailleur ‘stop’ behind the notch in the frame before tightening the derailleur bolt to attach it to the frame.

    Happens almost every time :o)

  • This problem is dependent upon the type of brake fluid that the seals are designed to resist.

    Shimano SLX uses Mineral oil and the lubricant element of GT85 is also a Mineral oil…

    Therefore it will be fine.

    It would have been a problem if the two were different i.e. glycol based fluid (DOT 4 etc…) and GT85

  • @Drac please read the document that ajaj linked to.

    I’ll say it again…

    I believe that Kosher/Halal slaughter should be illegal – animals should not be allowed to suffer to please some religious types.

  • I’ve never been to one but I accept they are necessary and most do a good job. I have worked on a farm so I understand animals and the process we have to use to get our food.

    However I believe that Halal slaughter should be illegal – animals should not be allowed to suffer to please some religious types.

  • I do a similar commute.

    I have attempted to use the hills on the route for some ‘interval’ training but I end up knackered!

    25+ miles in each direction plus 8 hours at work is more than enough even once or twice a week. I’ve decided, recently, to do intervals at the weekends and use the commute as ‘base miles’

  • JAG replied to the topic It's doggy time! in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    Always loved ALL dogs but I’ve personally owned two of these and they are brilliant dogs…

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  • JAG replied to the topic Good Omens! in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    It’s brilliant! My sort of humour and really well cast/acted/produced etc…

    I watched it on Amazon and I shall watch it again on BBC :o)

  • My Wife caught a Cold during September and it has been coming and going ever since.

    She’s got a nasty cough sometimes and at other times she’s healthy. Seems to be on a 3-4 week rotation and it’s really wearing her out :o(

  • JAG replied to the topic Gary Larson is back in the forum Chat Forum 4 weeks ago

    All Genius 😂

  • JAG replied to the topic Taking your bike inside shops? in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    My local Tesco Express allows me to wheel my bike inside – I lean it against the trolleys, buy whatever I need, and leave as quickly as I can.

    I’m very grateful for their indulgence :o)

  • JAG replied to the topic Reverb … heeeeeelp in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

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  • JAG replied to the topic Reverb … heeeeeelp in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    I’ve serviced my Reverb a couple of times and those symptoms suggest the Intermediate Floating Piston (IFP) has been bypassed by some or all of the fluid.

    The IFP design has changed many times in an attempt to fix this sort of issue. I suggest it needs a service and fitting of the latest IFP.

    Or buy a Brand-X – which is what I did.

    YMMV!

  • I am also male and have suffered with this all of my adult life – I’m 52 now!

    I have lot’s of different gloves to help remedy the situation. My go-to solution for the coldest weather is Silk gloves under Lobster claw gloves from Sealskinz. I can’t wear this combination if the temperature is over 3 Celsius! I have other gloves for warmer…[Read more]

  • JAG replied to the topic Ice karting in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Off to Finland in a few weeks time for Christmas. It will be about the fifth time I have been there and always wanted to do Ice Karting but never got around to doing it. There is a frozen lake close to where we stay that run sessions.

    I’ve been to Finland several times and I actually did this near to Saariselka in about 2010.

    The Karts we drove…[Read more]

  • JAG replied to the topic Rear wheel and hub advice please in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    I would say it depends more upon the design of wheel bearings you have. It sounds like a Cup-and-Cone arrangement therefore…

    1) You may be able to just replace the ball bearings; they’re very cheap and easy to do. Or you may find that the race in either the hub or on the axle is damaged. The axle is easily replaced while the race in the hub is…[Read more]

  • JAG replied to the topic Ultimate Bike Hire, Majorca in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Hired bikes from The Pinarello Experience in Porto Pollensa twice.

    Good service and no issues – recommended :o)

  • Some AMAZING skills in all those videos – Hell Yes!

  • JAG replied to the topic Niche of the week? in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    I could never ride a bike with such a long and tortuous chain!

    The Engineer within me would be screaming all the time it was in my line of sight.

  • JAG posted a new Ad Brake Discs x 4!. 1 month ago

    I have four Shimano brake discs that I no longer need. None have seen much use as you can see in the pictures :o) 203 diameter, 6 bolt fixing. Bolts…

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