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by Ontherivet77
13 Nov 2019, 9:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Downtube Shifter
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

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: 1029

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: 1029

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: 3329

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: 2633

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: 1029

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: 1029

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: 1625

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.
by Ontherivet77
24 Oct 2019, 10:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New member, new hybrid bike build
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: New member, new hybrid bike build

Regards the saddle and handlebars I would suggest a Brooks B66s (which has integrated springs) and a set of Nitto North Road style handlebars with a frame that has a tall head tube. This should put you in the right place for sit up and beg riding. I'll leave the other stuff to the more technically m...
by Ontherivet77
17 Oct 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 890

Re: Which bike?

Boardman used to do a very nippy looking Hybrid with skinny tyres and disc brakes and there have been various Giant Hybrids that have been very similar to a standard road race bike, I think the Fastroad is the latest. Having said that a Specialized Sirrus is reasonably lightweight with a set of 28mm...
by Ontherivet77
7 Oct 2019, 9:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech question
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Front mech question

Is this a Ridgeback Panorama converted to a flat bar and Deore trigger shifters? 9-speed? Do you currently have a Tiagra front mech? A Hollowtech Deore chainset or square taper non-series? Yep, I've put a Nitto comfort bar on with the 9 speed deore trigger shifters. Chainset is a Shimano M431 48/36...
by Ontherivet77
7 Oct 2019, 8:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech question
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Front mech question

Is this a Ridgeback Panorama converted to a flat bar and Deore trigger shifters? 9-speed? Do you currently have a Tiagra front mech? A Hollowtech Deore chainset or square taper non-series? Yep, I've put a Nitto comfort bar on with the 9 speed deore trigger shifters. Chainset is a Shimano M431 48/36...
by Ontherivet77
6 Oct 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech question
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Front mech question

Is a shimano deore shifter compatible with a tiagra front mech? Bike has a triple chainset. If I need to get a Deore front mech what size is compatible with a Ridgeback Panorama.
Thanks in advance.
by Ontherivet77
16 Apr 2019, 7:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars
Replies: 13
Views: 707

Re: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars

I tried one and it did put me in a more upright position, but I didn't like the look of it and replaced it with one of these :
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/stems/80-ir ... mp-silver/
The steep angle puts you in a similar position but feels much more solid.
by Ontherivet77
30 Mar 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Insurance for cyclists again
Replies: 18
Views: 3242

Re: Insurance for cyclists again

Am I to assume that if Prof Winston had got into an argument with a fellow pedestrian who had kicked him, he would then be calling for all pedestrians to carry ID numbers?