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by specialist
19 Oct 2007, 12:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights - yawn - yet again! Electron / L&M / Lumicycle???
Replies: 27
Views: 4272

I *think* I've decided on the Lumicyle option.... I'm just pausing due to the price - more than I wanted to pay - but I think it will be the best option in the long run...... I think I'll get just the one lamp from them in the hope next year of finding a really good LED to supplement it with. It ma...
by specialist
18 Oct 2007, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: freewheel to freehub?
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Did you mean 130OLN on the original? Not 120 for 5 speed? If you meant 130 then you have no problem. If 120 you will probably have to cold set or have a bit of a squeeze when you are putting the wheel in and out. 120 oln is crying out for a proper fixed hub, then you can also run fixed not just ss i...
by specialist
16 Oct 2007, 6:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lumicycle LEDs anyone ??
Replies: 18
Views: 2300

that nz site looks good, anyone experience of importing?
by specialist
5 Oct 2007, 5:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Minium clearance for full mudguards
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Minium clearance for full mudguards

Fitting up my winter bike, and trying to decide if I need race blades or can fit full mudguards in, what is the minimum distance between the tyre and brake caliper brake bolt hole I can get away with, any recomendations on the slimmest 'guards?
by specialist
5 Jul 2007, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front mech questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

well I've changed the mounting over on the band for the braze on fitting, so that isn't a problem. getting it to shift right is though, and I think I can see when on the inner plate of the mech. So I'm thinking I'll have to go to that 44. The lack of ramps and stuff probably doesn't help along with ...
by specialist
5 Jul 2007, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front mech questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

front mech questions

Ok, I've got 2 front mechs, one triple, one double. I'm currently using the double to shift a 48-40-28 triple with an rsx brifter. I want to change to a 54-40-28, do I have a chance of getting this to shift or will I need a 44 middle ring. The mechs are just sora, chainrings are not ramped or pinned...
by specialist
26 Mar 2007, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading a 7 speed to sti/ergo (on a budget)
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

I did this recently on our tandem, you are mainly limited to low end equipment - most likely to find sora, though I got some old rsx shifters so that I didn't have the thumbesifter. There are a few new sora sets about, eg http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/acatalog/info_1_ST33007DPAA.html or if you hang a...
by specialist
20 Mar 2007, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: deep drop front cantilever cable guide
Replies: 12
Views: 2979

I is it this KF Kona Design front Hanger
http://www.fisheroutdoor.co.uk/public/i ... kkpoqf2ee2
?
thanks
by specialist
10 Mar 2007, 7:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: deep drop front cantilever cable guide
Replies: 12
Views: 2979

I've had a look at my current on more closely, and see that the adjuster is on with a thread that drops into the hanger, with a flat on one side of the top lip so it doesn't rotate, so hopefully I can just use an unthreaded one. Thanks all.
by specialist
5 Mar 2007, 4:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: deep drop front cantilever cable guide
Replies: 12
Views: 2979

I saw the upward hanger on sheldon brown, but the $100 dollars to order from the states seems a bit steep. Not quite convinced about the design too, surely it is asking for the nut to loosing on the fork crown, and the hanger to rotate?
by specialist
4 Mar 2007, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: deep drop front cantilever cable guide
Replies: 12
Views: 2979

deep drop front cantilever cable guide

I've changed my tandem to use sti, so it now has aero routed brake cables, it has got cantilevers and the cable guide on the headset is quite close to the handlebars so the cable is very sharply curved, and i have to have the bars quite high. Does anyone know where to get (or have that they don't ne...