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by Ontherivet77
11 Apr 2020, 11:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2010

Re: Bike building UK

Good old fashioned British industry. How I long for the glory days of proper British motor cars. I used to own an Allegro. For the final proof, I give you, ladies and gentlemen, the Austin Princess: https://i.ibb.co/yXH73ss/10257336.jpg Remember, somebody looked at that on the drawing board, and ac...
by Ontherivet77
3 Apr 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2010

Re: Bike building UK

I don't think the price comparison is that clear either. Shimano have a range of products topping out at Dura Ace. You could just as easily say is it worth paying the extra to go from 105 to Dura Ace? When you look at it like that Hope are sat in the middle of the Shimano range and perhaps not that...
by Ontherivet77
3 Apr 2020, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2010

Re: Bike building UK

I don't think the price comparison is that clear either. Shimano have a range of products topping out at Dura Ace. You could just as easily say is it worth paying the extra to go from 105 to Dura Ace? When you look at it like that Hope are sat in the middle of the Shimano range and perhaps not that ...
by Ontherivet77
2 Apr 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2010

Re: Bike building UK

This was asked a few years ago, and I believe the answer was definitely not. Even starting with that frame - were the fork ends UK made? If that's the case it seems like a sad state of affairs. A far eastern state of affairs to be precise :? EDIT:- just looked at the prices of Hope hubs compare to ...
by Ontherivet77
2 Apr 2020, 7:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2010

Re: Bike building UK

This was asked a few years ago, and I believe the answer was definitely not. Even starting with that frame - were the fork ends UK made? If that's the case it seems like a sad state of affairs. Why is it "a sad state of affairs"? In the sense that we don't build enough things anymore in t...
by Ontherivet77
2 Apr 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2010

Re: Bike building UK

tatanab wrote:This was asked a few years ago, and I believe the answer was definitely not. Even starting with that frame - were the fork ends UK made?


If that's the case it seems like a sad state of affairs.
by Ontherivet77
2 Apr 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2010

Bike building UK

Is it possible to build a bike using only brand new UK made parts?
For instance if you started with a Bob Jackson frameset (audax end to end) could you find all the parts needed made here in the UK. Just asking out of curiosity really. If so, what parts would you use?
by Ontherivet77
13 Nov 2019, 9:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Downtube Shifter
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Downtube Shifter

colin54 wrote:If you get stuck, I have a tatty RX100 triple lever with the frame boss and screw you are welcome to.
Should work for double ?


Thanks Colin, I'll take up your kind offer. PM sent.
by Ontherivet77
12 Nov 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Downtube Shifter
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Downtube Shifter

As an addition to this question. I've found an old Sachs Huret friction shifter in the shed. It's a band-on type though. If I take the band-on off will it be okay to attach to the frame's braze on? sometimes, but not always. There are at least four possibilities; 1) the lever is meant to mount to a...
by Ontherivet77
12 Nov 2019, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Downtube Shifter
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Downtube Shifter

As an addition to this question. I've found an old Sachs Huret friction shifter in the shed. It's a band-on type though. If I take the band-on off will it be okay to attach to the frame's braze on?
by Ontherivet77
9 Nov 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your average speed?
Replies: 76
Views: 3474

Re: What's your average speed?

I came to cycling quite late, so initially I was pretty meticulous about noting information such as average speed on my initial rides. Up to the point where I stopped keeping records of anything other than distance travelled I was managing 16 mph as an average speed. I realised that to get any faste...
by Ontherivet77
7 Nov 2019, 9:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?
Replies: 61
Views: 2721

Re: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?

I'm getting close to a million centimetres : >
by Ontherivet77
5 Nov 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Downtube Shifter
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Downtube Shifter

KM2 wrote:It should do, if it pulls the correct length of cable.


How do you establish what cable pull is needed?
by Ontherivet77
5 Nov 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Downtube Shifter
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Downtube Shifter

Will any LH friction downtube shifter work with a Shimano Tiagra 4500 front mech?
by Ontherivet77
24 Oct 2019, 10:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sidi shoe sizing
Replies: 16
Views: 2157

Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Sidi are pretty snug I won a set of Ergo Carbon's years ago and they are pretty tight but really good quality shoes. If ordering online I would suggest going an half or full size up from what you are using currently.