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by Raph
30 Jun 2020, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single speed / fixed gear ratio?
Replies: 30
Views: 1132

Re: Single speed / fixed gear ratio?

Funny you should mention that - it was fixed wheel that sorted me out quite early on: I was one of those typical kids who push huge gears cos the illusion was that you went faster for less effort. Two mates I used to ride with were in a club, they kept on at me to ride lower gears, and I sort of tri...
by Raph
29 Jun 2020, 10:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag chainrings...
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Campag chainrings...

Oh yeah - thanks I did see that, but I've looked at about a thousand chainrings on the net and got totally discombobulated! I probably would have gone for it if I'd remembered... but at that price it's sort of neck and neck with getting the regular one and doing the grinding myself. Except if I mess...
by Raph
29 Jun 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag chainrings...
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Campag chainrings...

Hey - yes, that's exactly what my TA ring looks like after I ground that part thinner. By "exactly" I mean minus the fact that mine's obviously a DIY job! Just have to find one on sale now - not so easy as shops never give enough detail. BikeInn have it supposedly in stock but their websit...
by Raph
29 Jun 2020, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag chainrings...
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Campag chainrings...

2008 spares shows both Mirage and Veloce Ultra Torque https://www.campagnolo.com/media/files/035_164_Catalogue_spare%20parts_tools_Campagnolo_2008_part_A.pdf Only 52 and 53 rings Brilliant - thanks tatanab! I couldn't find anything on a search, kept getting "no results". Confirms what I f...
by Raph
29 Jun 2020, 5:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag chainrings...
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Campag chainrings...

You still have not told us what model of Ultra Torque chainset you have. I have two: Veloce and Mirage. I didn't know there were many types of ultra torque. Any other indications of which type? Stamped numbers on the backs of the cranks? Both have the same thin, dished outer ring, about 2.7mm at th...
by Raph
29 Jun 2020, 12:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag chainrings...
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Campag chainrings...

The issue is the thickness - the campag chainring is 2.7mm thick (can't remember exactly, but somewhere around that), so since one surface mates on the outside (away from the frame, into the inside of the crank) and the other 4 on the inside (outside of the spider arms therefore facing the frame) - ...
by Raph
29 Jun 2020, 12:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single speed / fixed gear ratio?
Replies: 30
Views: 1132

Re: Single speed / fixed gear ratio?

Depends how fast you can spin. I’ve always gone for more spin less strain, so I often get laughed at by mates for my puny gears, then sworn at for leaving them behind. I found I pretty much never used the top few gears, say above 90”ish, so I’ve got 14t top sprockets on most cassettes and even a 15t...
by Raph
28 Jun 2020, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag chainrings...
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Campag chainrings...

The TA ring I bought and had to modify only needed thinning down to 2.7mm (I've already forgotten the exact thickness! ...but I can check), the bolt positions were all exactly right, and it had one different hole with no rebate for the bolt - so it must have been intended for a hidden bolt design......
by Raph
28 Jun 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1465

Re: How to report an assault?

The problem will then be if I have to quantify the pain and suffering and personal loss, I'll struggle to come up with anything. I'm actually totally fine and it's all potential, theoretical, hypothetical, implied, etc... No need to be a hero. Assault can be deeply unsettling and most victims would...
by Raph
28 Jun 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag chainrings...
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Campag chainrings...

My Campag Chorus Triple has a "hidden bolt" behind the crank. The outer is a different five bolt chainring, but the middle is normal five bolt. The inner is a normal five bolt too. 53/42/30 originally, then I changed to a Spa 28 inner. Next change is to a Spa 26 inner. It's the outer what...
by Raph
28 Jun 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag chainrings...
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Campag chainrings...

Thanks for the reply - I'm already using modified cassettes, some starting 14T! Come to think of it I've got a BBB cassette that starts 16T - that would mean I could leave the 53T as is. Hmmmm... The difficulty of grinding a neat step going from 2.7mm to the c.4mm of the TA ring meant anyway I had t...
by Raph
28 Jun 2020, 5:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1465

Re: How to report an assault?

I'm afraid I didn't give a straight yes or no - I said if the only way to cause him some legal grief is for me to press charges, i.e. if the result of not doing so is no consequences whatsoever for him and no deterrent to carrying on as he was... then yes I will. The problem will then be if I have t...
by Raph
28 Jun 2020, 5:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag chainrings...
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Campag chainrings...

The question first: are ALL 10sp campag 50T chainrings 110BCD? I've got two ultra torque cranksets... all well and good so far, really like them. I've had none of the hassles people have described (yet!) They're both 39/53 and 135BCD. But as I'm now moving into "old codger" territory, the ...
by Raph
28 Jun 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single speed / fixed gear ratio?
Replies: 30
Views: 1132

Re: Single speed / fixed gear ratio?

Cyril Haearn wrote:
bri7800 wrote:I have a 42t chainring and 18t freewheel on my singlespeed. I think thats around 60 inch or something? I need a fairly low gear for the hills around here.

63" with a 27" wheel

Oh yeah - sorry, mental arithmetic fail. When I go to 44/19 it'll be approx. same as me!
by Raph
28 Jun 2020, 12:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1465

Re: How to report an assault?

Over the years I've formed the opinion (rightly or wrongly) that if the Police can avoid work they will. Haha - definitely! Or rather they've got too much on their plate already - for you and me that's the same result. Similar thing with teachers, GPs, etc... But also, I totally accept that the pol...