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by joolz1967
30 Jul 2014, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 Speed Cassette on 126 OLN Frame ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

Re: 10 Speed Cassette on 126 OLN Frame ?

I would suggest that you use an 8 from 9 or a 9 from 10 cassette on a shimano 7s freehub body built to 126-128mm. If you try for 10s @ 126mm you will have a pretty weak wheel or an overstressed frame. Campag hubs are less easy than shimano to respace and optimise for dish. If you use 10s ergos/camp...
by joolz1967
30 Jul 2014, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 Speed Cassette on 126 OLN Frame ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

10 Speed Cassette on 126 OLN Frame ?

My Brian Rourke 753 frame is set up as a fixie at the moment. I would like to restore it back to have modern Campy 10 speed ergos. The question is, the Reynolds 753 cannot be cold set to 130 OLN on the rear triangle. A Campy 10 speed hub does fit in, but has to be pulled in with some force. Would th...
by joolz1967
21 Jan 2012, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 10 speed, which split link
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: Shimano 10 speed, which split link

I have been using a KMC missing link for the past two years, on a Campagnolo transmission. I've done 6000 miles, with two chains being alternated.
Its been opened and closed many times now, Just wondering how long the missing link can be used for before replacment is needed ?
by joolz1967
21 Nov 2011, 8:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Soft' Brooks saddle
Replies: 10
Views: 1572

Re: 'Soft' Brooks saddle

My Brooks Swallow in now in use, very pleased with it, cost of £49 secondhand. I never used a Brooks back in the 70's and 80's, too expensive for a teenager not working full time, so now back into cycling at middle age, I based the idea on what seems to be the most durable saddle to use. James Bowth...
by joolz1967
18 Nov 2011, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Soft' Brooks saddle
Replies: 10
Views: 1572

Re: 'Soft' Brooks saddle

Success ! After reading through several threads on re-moulding sagging brooks saddles, I took the plunge ( literally ! ) Saddle tension taken off plunged in a bucket of hand hot water soaked for 8 hours taken out, air dried for 12 hours. Bingo! just like new(ish) firm and back to original shape. Wil...
by joolz1967
16 Nov 2011, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Soft' Brooks saddle
Replies: 10
Views: 1572

'Soft' Brooks saddle

After using a brand new Brooks swallow for a few months on my 'good' bike, I took a gamble and bought a second swallow, secondhand from ebay for my commuter bike. Saddle arrived in the post, in great condition, exept seems a good deal softer than i'd like. Does this beg the question, its been overso...
by joolz1967
18 Jul 2011, 1:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Over Shoes - holes after one ride
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Over Shoes - holes after one ride

I have used a pair of BBB Aqua -shield over shoes for daily commuting for the last two years. After a while of taking them off when the rain stopped, I realised why not keep them on the shoes all the time. On my shoes, with the velcro buckles just slack enough, inside the overshoe, I can just slide ...
by joolz1967
20 Jun 2011, 1:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: External Bottom Bracket Lifespans
Replies: 64
Views: 10160

Re: External Bottom Bracket Lifespans

At the end of 2009 I bought 2 new bikes. An audax spec. Aravis from Byercycles and a 'sports bike' Shorter Calida from Shorter Rochford. Both bikes have covered 3000 miles. The shorter has Campagnolo Centaur Ultra Torque outboard bearings, the Aravis has Campagnolo Veloce square taper BB. Last week ...
by joolz1967
11 Feb 2011, 8:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole damage recovery ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1693

Re: Pothole damage recovery ?

Thanks for all responces, photos taken next day. Hole size 38"x12", 7" deep !
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by joolz1967
10 Feb 2011, 8:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole damage recovery ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1693

Pothole damage recovery ?

Whilst cycling home from work this evening, disaster struck. Rain was falling, I entered the unlit road section of my commute, travelling at 15-20mph I was on the drops, with rain hitting my face, suddenly I hit a rain covered pothole, so deep, it instantly burst my 700x28 gaitorskin front tyre, and...
by joolz1967
16 Dec 2010, 7:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Ergo cables
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Campagnolo Ergo cables

Hi all, I have recently upgraded my campy ergo 10 speed shifters from 2009 veloce to 2010 Centaur. I have noticed the 2010 ergos require the lastest ultra shift cables ( the diameter for the gear cable case is smaller ) Having read the instruction sheet from the campagnolo web site, a ferrule should...
by joolz1967
17 Nov 2010, 1:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Snow on the way - reach for the car keys?
Replies: 31
Views: 2118

Re: Snow on the way - reach for the car keys?

During the snow and ice last year I reverted to catching the bus to work. I commute 10 miles a day to/from work, with no car available, even on a Tricycle cycling in snow is dangerous, out of control cars hitting you is very serious. When the snow was bad last year, even the Bus I take didn't ventur...
by joolz1967
15 Nov 2010, 1:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Bike Purchase?
Replies: 22
Views: 2413

Re: Touring Bike Purchase?

Steve, When faced with all these options, around this time last year, I found the best Touring/Audax machines, once viewed 'In the flesh' were available at Byercycles in Bedfordshire. The Aravis 631 frame is pure Class, I believe also is the same product as a Paul hewett 631 frame, just with differe...
by joolz1967
28 Oct 2010, 1:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jersey pocket snacks.
Replies: 44
Views: 2145

Jersey pocket snacks.

When cycling for several hours between normal meal times, can anyone recommend their favourite snack bar that works well to keep energy levels up until home time ?

Julian.
by joolz1967
1 Oct 2010, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: White Lightning Clean Ride Wax Lube
Replies: 15
Views: 2337

Re: White Lightning Clean Ride Wax Lube

I've used White lightning clean ride thoughout the summer, and in rain conditions, found it excellent with no rusting on the chain. However, much the same as Mick F, I have a Campagnolo chain with a special coating, pehaps other brand chains may rust when used with WL clean ride ? Has anyone used Wh...