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by keyboardmonkey
8 Oct 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette question
Replies: 27
Views: 995

Re: Cassette question

NetworkMan wrote:8 and 9 speed chains are cheap and tedious to clean so I tend to change them at 0.5% elongation or less. Cogs and rings seem to last well. Rotating chains? Not for me - too much bother!

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by keyboardmonkey
8 Oct 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain link pin
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: chain link pin

Cheers, Brucey. I’ll keep an eye on the connecting pin. I watched a Park Tool video on the topic, but here is a screenshot of the argument that convinced me to use this method.

chain pin burr.jpg
by keyboardmonkey
8 Oct 2019, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain link pin
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: chain link pin

I had thought about starting my own thread about a similar matter, but if the OP will forgive me.... Re 'UG51 chains' ... Joining OEM type 8s chains is comparably awkward to joining 10s ones. In fact it is arguably more difficult, because 8s chains often have more cambered outer side plates which d...
by keyboardmonkey
7 Oct 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain link pin
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: chain link pin

I had thought about starting my own thread about a similar matter, but if the OP will forgive me... ... This type of chain can be fitted very swiftly indeed, but not with most standard chain tools. The lack of a guide pin extension means that if the pin is to enter the far side plate cleanly, it mus...
by keyboardmonkey
7 Oct 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alivio Vs tiagra?
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Alivio Vs tiagra?

Hi, Jamesh. First of all cycleuk is quite right that thelawnet has got a bit muddled up there. When Tiagra was 9-speed I would have said it was more equivalent in quality to 9-speed Deore. Fast forward a little and your 4600 Tiagra shifters will work perfectly well with a 9-speed MTB rear mech such ...
by keyboardmonkey
7 Oct 2019, 9:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech question
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Front mech question

I’ve fitted a Deore front mech on a skinny Reynolds 531 frame. I’m not sure how thick the seat tube is on your bike, but I would imagine that mech will be okay. If, however, the seat tube is particularly skinny you may want to search out a different mech - or source the shim referred to in the descr...
by keyboardmonkey
7 Oct 2019, 9:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech question
Replies: 6
Views: 344

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 keyboardmonkey
6 Oct 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ribble R872 disK spider issues
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Ribble R872 disK spider issues

I wonder if we are going to see more of this sort of thing with blurring-the-lines gravel bikes and online retailers offering bike builds by drop down menu or whatever. Is that what’s happened here?
by keyboardmonkey
6 Oct 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech question
Replies: 6
Views: 344

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?
by keyboardmonkey
6 Oct 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed cranks on 9 speed setup
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: 10 speed cranks on 9 speed setup

That sounds ideal, pm sent. I don’t seem to be able to attach more than one image to a PM, so... 48AF6589-333F-4719-98F0-E7A3307F1B28.jpeg C27902D9-ED1D-4AAD-9DE8-96DAB36E5EAF.jpeg Ahem, the dog found its way in to store room where the box was kept and had a bit of a scrat. The box’s contents weren...
by keyboardmonkey
6 Oct 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed cranks on 9 speed setup
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: 10 speed cranks on 9 speed setup

My touring bike has a 9 speed Shimano XT 48 36 26 crankset. The middle and inner rings need replacing but the specific parts are no longer made. I can findbrings that'll fit of course, but there are some good deals to be had on complete 10 speed cranksets. Would a new Shimano 10 speed crankset be c...
by keyboardmonkey
6 Oct 2019, 10:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ribble R872 disK spider issues
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Ribble R872 disK spider issues

... watch out, the mod's being a Nazi, He/She deleted my post from last night cos it had the f word in it... cheers, Bruce. If you want free advice from mostly helpful people on this forum simply temper your language. If you want to swear you should go down the pub or head over to road.cc. That’s w...
by keyboardmonkey
5 Oct 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?
Replies: 21
Views: 842

Re: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?

As stated Get a new middle ring. You already have the chain & cassette, so if the inner & outer rings are NOT worn too much you'll end up with a practically new drive train. 8) It is your MAIN bike after all, spoil it and yourself. 8) Go-on you know you want to. :wink: >>> Thanks everyone. ...
by keyboardmonkey
4 Oct 2019, 7:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aislaby (near Whitby) day rides & cafes
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Aislaby (near Whitby) day rides & cafes

If it’s still open there is a cyclist-friendly cafe in Kildale: Glebe Cottage. 36CAE606-DA5D-48BD-9CAD-13F4A11E9308.jpeg I passed through Aislaby twice over a weekend during the summer. I’ll have a look at plotting some routes in Garmin Connect if you want? ... We will have touring/gravel bikes so r...
by keyboardmonkey
1 Oct 2019, 7:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?
Replies: 21
Views: 842

Re: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?

Middle ring replacement. No brainer as already noted.