Nidd Gorge

Only the Harrogate district

NYCC councillors have a VOTE TO STOP A HARROGATE RELIEF ROAD going through Nidd
Gorge. The vote is THIS WEEK Thursday 7

Together we can stop the progress of ‘Package
E’ in its tracks. Package E states one
or other of the Green or the Blue route will go ahead – through Nidd Gorge. Your councillors can only let ‘Package B’ go
through, therefore stopping a relief road through Nidd Gorge.

Please write now. BEFORE
THE NYCC MEETING this Thursday 7 December.
Every letter or email counts,
however brief. For ideas of what to
write go to Facebook ‘Keeping Nidd Gorge Gorgeous’. FAO Graham
Chalmers – Harrogate Advertiser, Cardale Park Harrogate HG3 1RZ

Margaret Atkinson – Masham and Fountains

01765 658545

Parkfield, Galphay Road,
Kirby Malzeard, Ripon, HG4 3RX

Philip Broadbank – Harrogate and Starbeck

01423 888377

19 Prospect Close, Starbeck, Harrogate, HG2 7PR

Mike Chambers MBE – Ripon North

07743 286879

Kirkdale, Littlethorpe Lane, Ripon, HG4 1UB

Jim Clark – Harrogate Harlow

01423 872822

74 Green Lane, Harrogate, HG2 9LN

Richard Cooper – Harrogate Central

01423 705074

Flat 1, 107 East Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5LR

John Ennis – Harrogate Oatlands

01423 563904

12 St James Drive, Harrogate, HG2 8HT

Michael Harrison – Lower Nidderdale and Bishop Monkton

01423 536157

18 Sorrel Grove, Killinghall Moor, Harrogate, HG3 2XE

Paul Haslam – Harrogate Bilton and Nidd Gorge

07971 654703

Woodside Farm, Bilton, Harrogate, HG1 4DH

Stanley Lumley – Pateley Bridge

01423 712036 and 07368 212947

Lyndene, Bewerley, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5HS

Don Mackenzie – Harrogate Saltergate

01423 872211

4 Firs Drive, Harrogate, HG2 9HB

John Mann – Harrogate Central

07743 578256

Stuart Martin MBE – Ripon South

01765 601218

12 Deep Ghyll Walk, Ripon, HG4 1RL

Zoe Metcalfe – Knaresborough

01423 322223

Pear Tree House, The Nookin, Marton cum Grafton, York, YO51 9QW

Andy Paraskos – Ainsty

07808 803667

16 Castle Street,
Spofforth, Harrogate, HG3 1AP

Cliff Trotter – Pannal and Lower Wharfedale

01423 879589

17 Fulwith Road, Harrogate, HG2 8HL

Geoff Webber – Harrogate Bilton
and Nidd Gorge

01423 560378

1 Burnside Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2BH

Nicola Wilson – Knaresborough

07943 939031

c/o Deomcratic Service, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD

Robert Windass – Boroughbridge

01423 323928

12 Harness Lane,
Boroughbridge, York, YO51 9PF

Package B:
Demand Management and Behavioural Changes Package with no Relief Road Package
E: – Relief Road plus Highway Operational Improvement Measures, Sustainable
Transport and Urban Realm Improvement Interventions

Still chasing a rattle

So, this rattle that I’ve been chasing, while slightly better with a different wheel, is still there under certain conditions.

However, I have an idea it could be the Wahoo mount I’ve been using. So, I’ve swapped it for the Garmin mount while I try and work out what it is. I have cranked down in the Puck bolts, but will first see what happens with the garmin mount.

  • Tried numerous times remove and clean headset
  • Replaced carbon expander bung
  • Replaced front wheel
  • Checked skewers
  • Replaced wheel bearings
  • Checked for visible cracks and damage

So, after a ride with just the garmin mounted, no noise. Nothing, not a damn rattle anywhere. I’ll give it a couple more rides to make sure, but it maybe cured.

So what is it about the mount I have for the Wahoo? Well, it could be a couple of things.

The Elemnt is a bigger unit, and heavy. So it could be moving, and hitting the handlebar clamp bolts as it sits very close to them. Which, I suppose could be the reason I went all out for a headset issue. Or it could of been the actual Puck on the mount being loose. I’ve really tightened them down. So if it does it after I refit, I’m likely to go down the route of it hitting the stem bolts.

The solution to that would obviously be a longer mount, like the k-edge. But I’m not really wanting to spend £50 on a mount.

Wheel Damage

My last post was about issues with the headset. I think I’ve cured that now, but onw of the symptoms was a judder under breaking.

I’d assumed this was the headset suffering from the forces of breaking. However, I was reading about brake judder and it got me wondering if that was the cause of the juddering.

Mounted the bike up in the work stand, removed the front wheel and cleaned both the brake track and sanded the pads down. I was putting the wheel back on, and by gently holding the brakes while spinning the wheel, I could feel a slight rubbing in a section of the track.

Looking closer at the rim, there is a chunk missing, maybe couple of millimeters, and that slightly catches the pads as they contact. That, could very well be the reason I’ve got such bad judder on breaking.

So I’ll fit my spare wheels for my next ride and see how they feel on the bike.

Hopefully, this will be the conclusion of this drawn out saga.

More Maintenance

It’s been a few days of maintenance again. Mostly this time centering around the headset.

For a long while I’d had issues with the bearings coming loose, and causing headset knock. No amount of tightening would seem to cure it long term. I just could not get it tight enough to stay put. It was all down to the carbon steerer bung. Tightening the top cap would pull out the bung up, negating it’s very function.

I tried everything I could thing of to get it to stay in. Tightened it to 8nm, slipped. Added carbon paste, slipped.

This was with the factory bung. Which to be honest is pretty crap to start with, as it only expands at the Base. This puts less surface in contact with the steerer, and also causes a bulge. So that was pretty much consigned to the bin.

Nipping down to the local bike shop, they only had one in stock.

Worth a try for £7. Fitted it at 8nm. Still pulled out. This one had slight knurling on the barrel, but it was alot shorter, and had no lip on the top so would fall down the steerer tube, and was a complete and utter pain to install due to the three independent plates that pressed out onto the steerer.

On to wiggle and ordered a Deda version. This one arrived, unlike the Pro version, it had a lip, and was longer offering more support to the stem clamp, it was also more knurled.

So, bunged it in, did it up a fair bit tighter this time. And it didn’t pull out as much, allowing me to tighten down the top cap.

All seemed good on a quick 10 mile ride where previously it would give me grief straight off the end of the first down hill.

So time will tell if this is now cured.

You couldn’t write this..

In a series of tweets, West Yorkshire Police outlined a series of events, which must of left the officers scratching their heads wondering what was coming next.