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    Are there any reliable tricks to get slime into an inner tube?

    Thanks @E-Wheels - I got the Stans Injector and it was much easier to use compared to the bottle applicator. One wheel slimed easily, with the inner tube at the highest point (pointing downwards), the other wheel got a bit blocked, but aiming the nozzle horizontally cleared the blockage. I also...
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    Are there any reliable tricks to get slime into an inner tube?

    Yep, tried those things - not sure what is causing the blockage with this particular inner tube. Good ideas though, and thanks :) Thanks @soundwave and @E-Wheels for the product ideas - will take a peek at both! I wonder if the bottle is just a poor applicator.
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    Are there any reliable tricks to get slime into an inner tube?

    I've posted a few times on this board to help with getting slimed tyres how I want them for my Scott full-suspension bike. Thanks to all previous respondents for their patient help. I have now got inner tubes to fit the 27.5"+ 2.8" semi-fat tyres. It turned out that Evans sell the right ones...
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    Finding the correct semi-fat inner tubes for a 27.5"+, 2.8" wheel

    A belated update to this thread. After abandoning my bike for an embarrassing length of time, my other bike breaking down forced me to face the trivial tyre problems that defeated me on the last go. I used two G-clamps on the tyre to push it into the centre of the wheel, so that it did not...
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    How can I choose the right crank bolts for my Bosch Activeline motor?

    Thanks @ebiker99, @soundwave and @Wicky. I ordered the M15 bolts from Wiggle, they fitted both bikes perfectly. Nice to discover it's not an e-bike specific part.
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    How can I choose the right crank bolts for my Bosch Activeline motor?

    Gotcha - that seems to help point to M15 bolts, then. Thanks.
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    How can I choose the right crank bolts for my Bosch Activeline motor?

    Ooh, nice one - I think I have a tape measure, I will see whether I think my last bolt is a 14 or a 15.
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    How can I choose the right crank bolts for my Bosch Activeline motor?

    Good question. I seem to have lost at least two bolts recently (though I am down to one from two bikes, not sure how that happened :rolleyes:). Anyway, of the two I can account for, yes, the first did have a damaged thread. The second one seemed to be working its way loose, and since it was not...
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    How can I choose the right crank bolts for my Bosch Activeline motor?

    I am need of new crank bolts, as I have had a number of bolts work their way loose, and am trying to work out what bolt I need. The plethora of options online is not making it easy, and I am not aware of any local shops that carry what I need (Halfords and Evans don't stock them, and aren't all...
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    Has anyone had recent experience of C&B Seen lights?

    Yeah, I think I had a Magicshine at one time. I have tended towards the view that Magicshine and C&B Seen are serving the same segment of the market - cheap Chinese lights with a UK distributor and a UK warranty. The business model of both of them is, I think, to sell mediocre products in bulk...
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    Has anyone had recent experience of C&B Seen lights?

    I've been a long-standing customer of C&B Seen, who readers may recognise as a UK distributor of relatively cheap Chinese cycle lights. I have had such a bumpy ride with their products for some years that I wanted to write about it, and to see if mine was an isolated sequence of poor luck, or...
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    How to find a rear wheel for my Macina Action 29 (2013)?

    Many thanks Raboa and Wicky for the advice on this thread. Chain Reaction were able to recommend a specific set of products, down to the product code. Well done Wicky for finding a 466d - I only checked UK suppliers. If I get stuck again, perhaps ordering from Europe would not be so bad.
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    How to find a rear wheel for my Macina Action 29 (2013)?

    Many thanks @Raboa, I'll take a look. Thank you for the offer of helping with the mail ordering :)
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    How to find a rear wheel for my Macina Action 29 (2013)?

    Minor correction to the above - Chain Reaction have a few more wheels than I first thought. I'll see if they can make some recommendations. Opinions here are still welcome and sought. I have since learned that I can use wheels marked as "11-speed" - I just need a spacer to ensure the 10-speed...
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    How to find a rear wheel for my Macina Action 29 (2013)?

    I have a Macina Action 29 which is around 4.5 years old. I bought it from Col on this 'ere forum, and it's still going strong - approaching 10,000 miles - the odometer is a few weeks shy of all zeroes! Unfortunately, some cheeky miscreant stole the rear wheel the other day, turning it into a...