Bike ponces only welcome if they don't speak in tongues
Quick question: MrA has managed to burst two inner tubes in two days. 1st, old tube - bike has been in the cellar for a couple of weeks. Pumped it up and then it exploded in the middle of the night taking the tyre with it.(though it was the change in temp from cellar to house, then house changing temp over night?)
Yesterday - new tube and tyre samething happened but about an hour after pumping it up.
Does he not know his own strength and pumping them up too much or could there be another cause?
Got two Numpty questions; I've got myself a Zipp 404/808 clincher combo. Getting new TT bike also.
1) The rear is Shimano , will all SRAM fit also?
2) Do I need any particularly special type of tube / tire for the wheels?
I'm with Bassy on that one, Mrs SA always get flats even when bike left in hall, replaced rim tape, no more flats
This has probably been asked before but the thread is very long.
I was a bit rough when setting up my LHS tiagra shifter last night and now it'll shift but won't index, jumping back to the small ring straight away. I took it off and part dismantled it to discover I have damaged the inners so I need to purchase a new shifter.
Here's my question (s):
1. Before turning into a ham fisted idiot I noticed that although the front ring is a double, the shifter clicked three times between shifts. Would this be normal for a double x 9, or have the front rings been changed from triple to double by the previous owner?
2. Can I take the opportunity to fit a 105 or Ultegra shifter on the LHS? I would buy the shifters as a pair, but would look to use the LHS for now and change the rear cassette to a 10 when the opportunity arose.
Aplogies for the terminology, but I really am a bike numpty.
If they changed to a double without changing the shifter you'd probably have had dodgy shifting so you'd have noticed. I don't think the number of clicks is related at all, but it's been a while since I've used Shimano on the road.
But I do know that yes, you could put a 105 or Ultegra (or Dura Ace, if you want) shifter for the front and leave the back as Tiagra 9 speed for now. Parkers have £100 off ultegra 10 speed double levers right now.
Thanks for the heads up CD and FB and as usual, sterling advice.
It's defo the shifter FB as broken bits fell out when I took it apart. You are spot on in your diagnosis though as that's what I believe broke it in the first place. I'm sure I set the screws wrongly and tried shifting against one of them (very roughly I'm ashamed to say).
It's a learning process for me and although a stupid expensive mistake, it's not one I'll repeat.
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