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Re: Focer font of knowledge Cycling
« Reply #50 on: 07 July 2020, 12:44:19 PM »
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« Reply #51 on: 07 July 2020, 06:47:41 PM »
I have found some Michelin Country Rock MTB Tyre for my mountain (full suspension bike ) but they are 26x 1.75. My tyres on the bike are 1.95 and 2.10 - will the 1.75 fit.These https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/michelin-country-rock-mtb-tyre/rp-prod8547 very cheap but seem just right for the riding I will be doing.
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Re: Focer font of knowledge Cycling
« Reply #52 on: 08 July 2020, 06:23:26 AM »
I have found some Michelin Country Rock MTB Tyre for my mountain (full suspension bike ) but they are 26x 1.75. My tyres on the bike are 1.95 and 2.10 - will the 1.75 fit.These https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/michelin-country-rock-mtb-tyre/rp-prod8547 very cheap but seem just right for the riding I will be doing.



I would expect it to fit. A rather conservative chart of which tyres fit which rim width (1.75" is 47 mm when it comes to tyre sizing standards):


https://bike.bikegremlin.com/285/bicycle-tyre-dimensions/#2
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Re: Focer font of knowledge Cycling
« Reply #53 on: 08 July 2020, 01:38:28 PM »
I have found some Michelin Country Rock MTB Tyre for my mountain (full suspension bike ) but they are 26x 1.75. My tyres on the bike are 1.95 and 2.10 - will the 1.75 fit.These https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/michelin-country-rock-mtb-tyre/rp-prod8547 very cheap but seem just right for the riding I will be doing.



I would expect it to fit. A rather conservative chart of which tyres fit which rim width (1.75" is 47 mm when it comes to tyre sizing standards):


https://bike.bikegremlin.com/285/bicycle-tyre-dimensions/#2
I have just twigged your avatar.

Your site was very helpful, I have come across a few similar about sizing and widths but seem to confuse more than help, nowhere could I find that definitely told me that 47 was 1.75 especially when 1.50 is not 1 1/2.
My inside rim is 19.40 so I am good to get the 1.75s which are on order - so thank you for your help.   
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Re: Focer font of knowledge Cycling
« Reply #54 on: 09 July 2020, 06:06:36 AM »
I have found some Michelin Country Rock MTB Tyre for my mountain (full suspension bike ) but they are 26x 1.75. My tyres on the bike are 1.95 and 2.10 - will the 1.75 fit.These https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/michelin-country-rock-mtb-tyre/rp-prod8547 very cheap but seem just right for the riding I will be doing.



I would expect it to fit. A rather conservative chart of which tyres fit which rim width (1.75" is 47 mm when it comes to tyre sizing standards):


https://bike.bikegremlin.com/285/bicycle-tyre-dimensions/#2
I have just twigged your avatar.

Your site was very helpful, I have come across a few similar about sizing and widths but seem to confuse more than help, nowhere could I find that definitely told me that 47 was 1.75 especially when 1.50 is not 1 1/2.
My inside rim is 19.40 so I am good to get the 1.75s which are on order - so thank you for your help.


Glad it could help. The site started by publishing my own notes - that I use to help myself (can't memorize everything always). After a wise friend told me I should put that on-line, so I can use it wherever I go, and "perhaps someone else could use that".
It's still used that way: the way I would like to have things explained to me.  :)


A few years later, I published the stuff that helped me keep the cycling site running, effectively making an IT website, done in a similar way (long, thorough, boring): :)
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And, finally, just for fun, a personal blog, with stuff & nonsense, which I don't really expect anyone to read, but it feels good writing it  :)
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Re: Focer font of knowledge Cycling
« Reply #55 on: 11 July 2020, 12:44:23 PM »
Interesting stuff Slaninar. My new 1.75 tyres arriv an al fitted and I am very pleased with them at £8.99 each.
I now think I would like to raise the handlebars but problem is its tight height where the bike is stored so I am looking at adjustable ones I can just drop down for storage but if I buy these  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110mm-Adjustable-Mountain-Bike-Handlebar-Riser-Angle-Bicycle-Stem-Extender/293625040556?hash=item445d6a8eac%3Ag%3AP8QAAOSwgtpe8vai&LH_All=1 will they just snap and kill me. Chinese crap.


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Re: Focer font of knowledge Cycling
« Reply #56 on: 11 July 2020, 07:40:04 PM »
Interesting stuff Slaninar. My new 1.75 tyres arriv an al fitted and I am very pleased with them at £8.99 each.
I now think I would like to raise the handlebars but problem is its tight height where the bike is stored so I am looking at adjustable ones I can just drop down for storage but if I buy these  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110mm-Adjustable-Mountain-Bike-Handlebar-Riser-Angle-Bicycle-Stem-Extender/293625040556?hash=item445d6a8eac%3Ag%3AP8QAAOSwgtpe8vai&LH_All=1 will they just snap and kill me. Chinese crap.


Metal parts generally show signs of breaking on the outside (unlike carbon fibre ones). Thin - like a strand of hair, but visible.
"Zoom" make is sold here, locally, and works fine. Costing about 20 euros a piece.


However, I've never seen anyone use it to often change the position.


My main worry would be the bolt that holds the adjusted position (angle).
Would have to check - but I think that even if the bolt for fixing it snaps, it won't come apart immediately. It will start going up/down, but think that it's attached in a way that it won't immediately get completely detached.
I've seen some models with another bolt holding it tight from below, once tightened. It can't be seen in those pictures, even if it is included.
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Re: Focer font of knowledge Cycling
« Reply #57 on: 12 July 2020, 01:00:32 PM »
Interesting stuff Slaninar. My new 1.75 tyres arriv an al fitted and I am very pleased with them at £8.99 each.
I now think I would like to raise the handlebars but problem is its tight height where the bike is stored so I am looking at adjustable ones I can just drop down for storage but if I buy these  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110mm-Adjustable-Mountain-Bike-Handlebar-Riser-Angle-Bicycle-Stem-Extender/293625040556?hash=item445d6a8eac%3Ag%3AP8QAAOSwgtpe8vai&LH_All=1 will they just snap and kill me. Chinese crap.


Metal parts generally show signs of breaking on the outside (unlike carbon fibre ones). Thin - like a strand of hair, but visible.
"Zoom" make is sold here, locally, and works fine. Costing about 20 euros a piece.


However, I've never seen anyone use it to often change the position.


My main worry would be the bolt that holds the adjusted position (angle).
Would have to check - but I think that even if the bolt for fixing it snaps, it won't come apart immediately. It will start going up/down, but think that it's attached in a way that it won't immediately get completely detached.
I've seen some models with another bolt holding it tight from below, once tightened. It can't be seen in those pictures, even if it is included.
This one https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoom-Adjustable-Stem-Ahead-Clamp/dp/B001RB21W6
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Re: Focer font of knowledge Cycling
« Reply #58 on: 12 July 2020, 01:06:53 PM »
Interesting stuff Slaninar. My new 1.75 tyres arriv an al fitted and I am very pleased with them at £8.99 each.
I now think I would like to raise the handlebars but problem is its tight height where the bike is stored so I am looking at adjustable ones I can just drop down for storage but if I buy these  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110mm-Adjustable-Mountain-Bike-Handlebar-Riser-Angle-Bicycle-Stem-Extender/293625040556?hash=item445d6a8eac%3Ag%3AP8QAAOSwgtpe8vai&LH_All=1 will they just snap and kill me. Chinese crap.


Metal parts generally show signs of breaking on the outside (unlike carbon fibre ones). Thin - like a strand of hair, but visible.
"Zoom" make is sold here, locally, and works fine. Costing about 20 euros a piece.


However, I've never seen anyone use it to often change the position.


My main worry would be the bolt that holds the adjusted position (angle).
Would have to check - but I think that even if the bolt for fixing it snaps, it won't come apart immediately. It will start going up/down, but think that it's attached in a way that it won't immediately get completely detached.
I've seen some models with another bolt holding it tight from below, once tightened. It can't be seen in those pictures, even if it is included.
This one https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoom-Adjustable-Stem-Ahead-Clamp/dp/B001RB21W6


Looks the part. It is also cheap Chinese part, but all I've seen have worked fine.
Still - don't see if it has two bolts to hold it in place.


Just make sure you get one that fits your steering tube and handlebar diameter.
https://bike.bikegremlin.com/3729/bicycle-stem-size-standards/
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