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by keyboardmonkey
15 Feb 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying a child's bike
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Carrying a child's bike

When my son had a Cnoc 14 and got bored of riding or whatever I just carried it, but now he has a bigger bike with a QR seat post clamp. Sometimes I park away from his school and wheel the bike there for him to ride back to the car. I do this by loosening and extending the seat post to a height high...
by keyboardmonkey
10 Feb 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain for Shimano Uniglide cassette
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Chain for Shimano Uniglide cassette

Brucey wrote:10mm allen key will fit.

cheers


Brilliant :D
by keyboardmonkey
10 Feb 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain for Shimano Uniglide cassette
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Chain for Shimano Uniglide cassette

Thanks ever so much, Brucey. I’m happy to do a little fiddling about... http://cycleseven.org/fitting-hyperglide-sprockets-on-a-six-speed-uniglide-freehub ... and I do currently have a spacer on the freehub body (not sure how thick, though). On my tourer I have a Deore DX hub with a Uniglide compati...
by keyboardmonkey
10 Feb 2019, 9:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain for Shimano Uniglide cassette
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Chain for Shimano Uniglide cassette

Thanks, Brucey. I’ll order one or two of those chains.

I do have a cassette.

Would one of the 7 speed options be a straight swap of my 6 speed freehub for a 7 speed one? Is it that simple or would, eg, the wheel have to be redished?
by keyboardmonkey
10 Feb 2019, 6:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain for Shimano Uniglide cassette
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Chain for Shimano Uniglide cassette

I see a range of six-speed compatible HG chains, but is there a chain recommended for Uniglide cassettes, I wonder. All other components on the bike are Shimano 600 6207, if that makes any difference.
by keyboardmonkey
9 Feb 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace
Replies: 25
Views: 2498

Re: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace

Ta, Brucey. The remaining grease looks - and smells! - pretty much like new, but I was obviously looking to clean and regrease before putting things back together. (I had been concerned that the fluted seat post might have let in water - I’m 5’8” so the bottom of the flutes are below the top of the ...
by keyboardmonkey
9 Feb 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD THANKS
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: NOS Shimano 600 Freehub Body 7 Speed UNIGLIDE ONLY

I’ll take it, please. How would you like to arrange payment and delivery?
by keyboardmonkey
8 Feb 2019, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace
Replies: 25
Views: 2498

Re: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace

Worked a treat! Thanks, everyone, especially Brucey.

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Result!
by keyboardmonkey
3 Feb 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adjusting reach on 105 brifters?
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Adjusting reach on 105 brifters?

Dave W wrote:Cheers I’ll have to have a look. 2014 I believe they are.


My 5703 ones came with the spacers in the same bag as the BB cable guide, if that helps you check your parts bin...

Shimano 105 5703 spacers.jpeg
by keyboardmonkey
1 Feb 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace
Replies: 25
Views: 2498

Re: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace

... Your measurement will undoubtedly be close enough if you know the ctc of the pins in the spanner to enable selecting the correct one ( 29mm in this case?) Yeah, we’re good to go, I think. Cheers. I tried my old C spanner against the BB. It was nowhere near and I’d rather try the proper tool tha...
by keyboardmonkey
1 Feb 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace
Replies: 25
Views: 2498

Re: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace

The bike has a groupset of Shimano 600 6207.

Shimano 600 BB.jpg
Shimano 600 6207 BB


Shimano 600 BB centre to centre.jpg
Measuring BB centre to centre correctly?


Thanks for all the advice so far. I hope to order the HCW-4 and HCW-5 soonest, ta.
by keyboardmonkey
30 Jan 2019, 7:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace
Replies: 25
Views: 2498

Re: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace

Thanks to everyone. Sounds like I’ll just have a punt on the HCW-4 and HCW5 after all.
by keyboardmonkey
29 Jan 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace
Replies: 25
Views: 2498

Re: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace

Brucey wrote:... a fixed pin spanner is usually a better tool.

cheers


Well, the two other options are cheaper, but it wasn’t clear whether I needed the red one or the green one. In fact, are either the right tool?
by keyboardmonkey
29 Jan 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace
Replies: 25
Views: 2498

Re: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace

Thanks ever so much for the responses. On reflection then I reckon I'll leave the fixed cup well alone. So I'm thinking of getting these two tools: https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/park-tool-bottom-bracket-lockring-wrench-hcw-5/rp-prod17920 and https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/park-tool-adjust...
by keyboardmonkey
29 Jan 2019, 3:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace
Replies: 25
Views: 2498

Re: Bottom bracket - and tools - for 1986 Raleigh Road Ace

you need the campagnolo/shimano fit spanners for this; HCW-4 and HCW-5 in park tool. ... BTW the BB is an adjustable three-piece BB. I'd just adjust it and ride the bike; you probably don't need a replacement. cheers Thanks for the detailed and swift response as always, Brucey. Just to help me a li...