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Old 25th July 2021, 12:39   #6241
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Well, the Altus/Acera rear derailleurs are definitely more rigid than the Tourney, so that's a good thing and may help alleviate the issue. Shifter itself may not be much different performance-wise, the integrated ones are considered pretty okay but I still prefer the non-integrated, and the conversion process is pretty painless, not much more time/hassle involved than changing a set of cables.

On that note might be worth a look at the cables, gear cable housing is supposed to be smaller diameter but sometimes mechanics put the bigger brake housing, and I suspect the extra slop in there can cause this issue. Basically if everything's not moving 100% freely and at the same time good and "tight" (devoid of slack/play), shifting gets compromised.

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Thank you for those pointers Eric. I too definitely think the derailleur will be a improvement. The old one has not insignificant side to side play/slop at the pivot points that has developed over the past 15000+ km of use. Or maybe as you indicate is a characteristic of the lower end Tourney.

Will take a call on the front shifter after doing the derailleur swap and checking the shifting, while also checking on the cables and housing.

I'm secretly loathe to change the shifter unless needed because I'm anal about not having mismatched levers on my bike. Let's see.

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Can you post a picture of your chain after a ride of say 50kms? Lets see how much gunk accumulates on that chain.
That dork disc needs to disappear asap man! That's a road bike you're riding.
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That dork disc needs to disappear asap man! That's a road bike you're riding.
Why? Doesn't it protect the spokes from getting hammered if the chain comes off?
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Dear Friends,

Sharing with you my latest Video on Maintenance & Service aspect of the bicycle.

Buying a Bicycle in this day and age is quite an easy task.
Its as easy as procuring any House-hold / Daily Grocery from a Grocery Store or any Neighborhood Store.

But when it comes to maintenance, most of the buyers are not serious about that or it gets ignored most of the time.
This is what exactly happened to the Bicycle which is featured in this video.
This was lying unused for a year and was in a Dire need of Servicing & Repairing.

Just see the transformation of this Bicycle & Enjoy the Video.
And, Watch video till then end. You will get some expert advise & tips as well.

Hope, you guys like the Video.

Link to the Video:

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Technically yes. But if your stop screws are set correctly, the chain can never come off. So redundant. Amateur. Ugly. Screams noob. Like reflectors in your spokes.


But I want to keep it on there like how some people drive around their new car for 3 years with the seat plastics still on

Those reflectors are a life saver man!

Couple of years back, mates and I were on a ride to Orissa from Bangalore. Somewhere late into the night before we reached Puri (say about 10 pm), we were riding along a desolate single laner.

All of a sudden, we saw 2 lights making perfect circles ahead of us. Say about 250 meters. These two balls of light were circling in perfect unison and crossed the road. They looked like balls of fire.

Everything else was pitch dark. All we saw were these two balls of fire going across the road.

We cut speed - stunned out of our minds. We were in the middle of absolute no where, no houses, nothing near us. As we cut speed, my mate and I exchanged glances wondering what the hell we just saw.

It hit us both like an asteroid. I stopped by the side. He stopped next to me as well. And we both spontaneously combusted into heaps of laughter.

It was a guy riding a bicycle across the road. With the wheel reflectors.

Without those, there was no chance in hell we would have spotted the guy at the speeds we were doing (80-100) on that desolate stretch of a road.
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Ps: vb san, pls have these posts moved to a dedicated bike lube thread. I have reported this post.
Saw the reported post. There are many posts in this thread which talks about this topic. If there is a starting post which is buried in this thread (say from doc) and subsequent posts to move are provided, we can look to consolidate and move as a separate thread.
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Saw the reported post. There are many posts in this thread which talks about this topic. If there is a starting post which is buried in this thread (say from doc) and subsequent posts to move are provided, we can look to consolidate and move as a separate thread.
Yup. I had responded to a question on what lube I used. And the discussion evolved from there. Most if not all posts will have the word Squirt in them.

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Yup. I had responded to a question on what lube I used. And the discussion evolved from there. Most if not all posts will have the word Squirt in them.

Cheers, Doc
You will need to scroll back, click the report button for all such posts and the mods will do what is needed.

Else everything stays here and we continue as before!
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You will need to scroll back, click the report button for all such posts and the mods will do what is needed.

Else everything stays here and we continue as before!
Honestly do not have the bandwidth for that. Said as much at the outset. If there is a dedicated thread will move my furure posting to that accordingly. But going back one by one to each post and reporting them individually ....
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Honestly do not have the bandwidth for that. Said as much at the outset. If there is a dedicated thread will move my furure posting to that accordingly. But going back one by one to each post and reporting them individually ....
I agree. In which case I would think it is better to lock this thread for a while so all of us actively are forced to create new threads. Else this is just a fall back, and then oh, I didn't realise it until I wrote the post etc

There is no point in creating a sub forum if we don't actively encourage new threads there!
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Honestly do not have the bandwidth for that. Said as much at the outset. If there is a dedicated thread will move my furure posting to that accordingly. But going back one by one to each post and reporting them individually ....
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There is no point in creating a sub forum if we don't actively encourage new threads there!
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Saw the reported post. There are many posts in this thread which talks about this topic. If there is a starting post which is buried in this thread (say from doc) and subsequent posts to move are provided, we can look to consolidate and move as a separate thread.
It's not an easy fix at all, even if one considers only self-posts only. Till now, everyone with anything to discuss had just one thread to post.

I'd rather suggest some of the regulars (us ) create threads aligned to our strengths/areas of focus and requote past posts later (or take mods help to move the posts) to that particular thread.

Most important of all to the majority newbie cyclist members is a What cycle thread to post their "what cycle can I get in 10k/20k" or "How do I decide between MTB or hybrid" kind of queries. Or easier fix is to rephrase this thread accordingly; I'm sure >50% of the posts are of such queries and responses.


@vb-san, does it really matter that the posts have to be moved in the order they were created? As in say one of us creates a new thread (say for e.g. on cycle cleaning/maintenance) with a fresh post, can historical posts on that topic be moved to that thread? That way many of us active regulars can keep reporting relevant posts over time than one person expected to do the same.
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I agree. In which case I would think it is better to lock this thread for a while so all of us actively are forced to create new threads. Else this is just a fall back, and then oh, I didn't realise it until I wrote the post etc

There is no point in creating a sub forum if we don't actively encourage new threads there!
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It's not an easy fix at all, even if one considers only self-posts only. Till now, everyone with anything to discuss had just one thread to post.

I'd rather suggest some of the regulars (us ) create threads aligned to our strengths/areas of focus and requote past posts later (or take mods help to move the posts) to that particular thread.

Most important of all to the majority newbie cyclist members is a What cycle thread to post their "what cycle can I get in 10k/20k" or "How do I decide between MTB or hybrid" kind of queries. Or easier fix is to rephrase this thread accordingly; I'm sure >50% of the posts are of such queries and responses.


@vb-san, does it really matter that the posts have to be moved in the order they were created? As in say one of us creates a new thread (say for e.g. on cycle cleaning/maintenance) with a fresh post, can historical posts on that topic be moved to that thread? That way many of us active regulars can keep reporting relevant posts over time than one person expected to do the same.
I've started a new Drivetrain / Chain Care, Cleaning and Lubrication thread and given vb-san a list of all posts in chronological order. He has currently deactivated the thread to make the migration, seamlessly.

Cheers, Doc

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If there is a dedicated thread will move my furure posting to that accordingly.
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It's not an easy fix at all, even if one considers only self-posts only. Till now, everyone with anything to discuss had just one thread to post.

I'd rather suggest some of the regulars (us) create threads aligned to our strengths/areas of focus and requote past posts later (or take mods help to move the posts) to that particular thread.

Most important of all to the majority newbie cyclist members is a What cycle thread to post their "what cycle can I get in 10k/20k" or "How do I decide between MTB or hybrid" kind of queries. Or easier fix is to rephrase this thread accordingly; I'm sure >50% of the posts are of such queries and responses.
Agree with the above. Now that there is a sub-forum for bicycles, brand new threads of various topics will be ideal, and take the discussions forward in those threads. If there is a specific (extremely useful) information which was provided in the current generic thread, the member can always provide a link reference to that post. It will be much cleaner that way rather than revisiting old posts.

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@vb-san, does it really matter that the posts have to be moved in the order they were created? As in say one of us creates a new thread (say for e.g. on cycle cleaning/maintenance) with a fresh post, can historical posts on that topic be moved to that thread? That way many of us active regulars can keep reporting relevant posts over time than one person expected to do the same.
It will go by the date/timestamp and won’t be very clean

A thread on discussions on chain care, cleaning, lubrication etc. by Doc is in making. Thanks for providing the posts details.

Ownership threads, What Bike threads, Bike types, segments etc. can follow to make this is a repository of useful information.
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Now that there is a sub-forum for bicycles, brand new threads of various topics will be ideal, and take the discussions forward in those threads. If there is a specific (extremely useful) information which was provided in the current generic thread, the member can always provide a link reference to that post. It will be much cleaner that way rather than revisiting old posts.
+1. In case people are looking for broad categories for thread titles that you want to create content for, here is a list to draw inspiration from: (courtesy Wayback Machine archives of bikeszone)

The Bicycles thread-topics.png
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Please continue all the discussions on Drivetrain/chain care, related cleaning, lubrication etc. in the below thread. Related posts from this thread are also moved there.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/bicyc...brication.html

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