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by herzog
3 Oct 2011, 3:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brighton..
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: Brighton..

Rayment Cycles is excellent; I used to live in Brighton for 8 years, and before I started doing my own repairs, I used them exclusively.
by herzog
14 May 2011, 1:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike, or new groupset and wheels .. seeking advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Re: New bike, or new groupset and wheels .. seeking advice

Hi, What kind of bike do you have? If you love it, I'd upgrade it... Is a totally new groupset needed? The chainrings and cassette may need changing, but do the the shifters, brakes, and front/rear mechs? New wheels should be fairly straightforward depending on the OLD of your frame. Have a look at ...
by herzog
11 May 2011, 11:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hollowtech II in BB30
Replies: 0
Views: 559

Hollowtech II in BB30

After a bit of advice... I have a Shimano Hollowtech II crankset (Ultegra comact 6700) and I've recently acquired a frame with a BB30. I'd like to use the Hollowtech II cranks on the new frame (Bianchi Sempre), but as I understand it I'll need an adapter. Before I buy anything I'd like to know that ...
by herzog
20 Apr 2011, 11:45am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: online shop tredz
Replies: 17
Views: 3056

Re: online shop tredz

I've bought numerous smaller items from them (brakes, bar tape and cabling) and have always recieved quick service. One item was not in stock when the order was placed online, they called to let me know there would be a small delay in dispatching my order (I think this was around 2 to 3 day).

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by herzog
1 Apr 2011, 8:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SHIMANO Ultegra Hollowtech FC-6700 and 105 BB cups
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: SHIMANO Ultegra Hollowtech FC-6700 and 105 BB cups

Thanks for the advice Meic,

I've installed the chainset and cups; so far, everything runs smoothly.
by herzog
30 Mar 2011, 9:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: gear change
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: gear change

On the rear derailleur (where the cable enters) there may be a cable adjustment barrel. If the chain is trying to skip to a larger sprocket, give it turn clockwise and see if it's better. See this image http://bike.blogware.com/blog/Derailleur

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by herzog
30 Mar 2011, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SHIMANO Ultegra Hollowtech FC-6700 and 105 BB cups
Replies: 2
Views: 351

SHIMANO Ultegra Hollowtech FC-6700 and 105 BB cups

I've just been given an Ultegra Hollowtech FC-6700 crankset :D , and I'd like to know if I can use a set of 105 BB cups with it. Would it make any difference, other than to my wallet, if I bought the corresponding Ultegra cups?

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by herzog
27 Mar 2011, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Devinci road bike
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Devinci road bike

http://www.ricardo.ch/kaufen/sports/rad ... 639203642/

Anyone help me identify this bike (I know its a Devinci :D ), or guess the age? I'd be interested to hear if Devinci bikes are any good...I think they're canadian, but I've not seen one in the UK.

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by herzog
27 Mar 2011, 6:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building up a bike
Replies: 50
Views: 2724

Re: Building up a bike

17mm Velox will fit well (just built up a 105/open pro) - I've used it on all my bikes for years. With regards to inner tubes, I've no preference and have used many different brands. I've found Continental to be good (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-quality-road-inner-tube/). Though difficult to...
by herzog
18 Mar 2011, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which GPS?
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Which GPS?

It's a difficult decision... Maps don't malfunction (only the reader :D )or run out of power. However, depending on how far you're going and what type of roads you'll be taking (determines scale of map required), they can take up a significant amount of room in your panniers, weighing a fair bit. Pe...
by herzog
25 Jan 2011, 7:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Roll-out tests in Gunnislake
Replies: 104
Views: 6592

Re: Bike Roll-out tests in Gunnislake

hubgearfreak wrote:
Mick F wrote:The figures and method wouldn't stand up to scientific analysis, but so what?


that's just it :D


Why wouldn't they? What kind of scientific analysis are you thinking of?
by herzog
25 Jan 2011, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Roll-out tests in Gunnislake
Replies: 104
Views: 6592

Re: Bike Roll-out tests in Gunnislake

Conduct a t-test to see if the mean stopping distances for each bike are statistically diffrent from each other (on Excel, mintab, SPSS or some other basic stats programme). Five replicates for each bike, providing the standard deviation isn't massive (which it probably won't be based on your pics),...
by herzog
22 Nov 2010, 9:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What chain lube do you use.
Replies: 25
Views: 1599

Re: What chain lube do you use.

Rock n Roll Gold lube - keeps my chains clean and lubed. It's a bit pricey though and I'm thinking of trying something cheaper. I like the engine oil idea as despite not owning a car, I always seem to have some around the house.
by herzog
19 Nov 2010, 12:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit a cat
Replies: 75
Views: 11319

Re: Hit a cat

I've also ran over a cat. Luckily I was slowing for a sharp bend during a descent, it ran across my path and under my front wheel. Front wheel beyond repair, I'm bruised, meanwhile the cat's sitting in field licking it's bits. I think this proves that cats are hard as nails!
by herzog
19 Nov 2010, 12:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing from downtube shifters to STI
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Changing from downtube shifters to STI

The STI shifters came second hand via a friend, so no braze on cable stops. I've ordered some from SJS and I'm looking forward to trying them out :D