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by peetee
19 Sep 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High end steel frames: are they worth it?
Replies: 38
Views: 6126

Re: High end steel frames: are they worth it?

Thank you for clarifying the facts. Wouldn't it be a lot easier if Google returns could be sorted into 'true' and 'false'?
by peetee
19 Sep 2018, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High end steel frames: are they worth it?
Replies: 38
Views: 6126

Re: High end steel frames: are they worth it?

colin54 wrote:I'm not sure if they are existing in some other form

but I saw that Ellis - Briggs went into liquidation in May

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Further discussion online poor pooed that when I read into it. I called them this week and they are still trading.
by peetee
19 Sep 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why 142 yards?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: ...why 142 yards?

Is it a measure of braking capacity for goods vehicles?
by peetee
19 Sep 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XTR and drops
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: XTR and drops

I have opted to buy an online cable pull converter from sjs so we can have the XTR mech. I had rigged up the Tiagra mech so it was positioned ok but the pull ratio was still off but I believe that was down to flex on the mech mounting bracket.
Thanks for the help.
by peetee
19 Sep 2018, 12:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XTR and drops
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: XTR and drops

That's where I am with it. If such a thing was made the answer would be an out-spaced mech clamp for a braze on mech.
by peetee
19 Sep 2018, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XTR and drops
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: XTR and drops

Doesn't appear to be, no. The answer would be to use a road f mech, which I have tried, but that won't swing out far enough.
by peetee
19 Sep 2018, 11:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XTR and drops
Replies: 10
Views: 187

XTR and drops

I have a bike here that needs to be changed to drop bars. It has a XTR 950 front mech and triple cranks and Sora triple sti shifters which are not pull ratio compatible. I have tried a Tiagra 4600 front mech and it doesn't have the sweep range to reach the big chainring (approx 57mm from Centreline ...
by peetee
18 Sep 2018, 11:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: All Things Are Possible ....
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: All Things Are Possible ....

Cugel wrote:....

Miguel Anxo Fernández lorez “How can it be that private property – the car – occupies the public space?”


Cugel


Because for our government the public spaces arn't paved with gold, cars are.
by peetee
18 Sep 2018, 10:25pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Thorn Raven frame & fork
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Thorn Raven frame & fork

Sorry. Miss posted. Just noticed it's for internal gears
by peetee
18 Sep 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Blu Tack
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Blu Tack

You could use it as handlebar tape or brake hoods. Not sure about a saddle cover though :shock:
by peetee
18 Sep 2018, 8:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: help: which cassette/chain
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: help: which cassette/chain

That is a good choice but it can be had for cheaper elsewhere(the 11-32 option is what is on your bike at present). Mated to a kmc z7 or z8s chain and you should be sorted for £20 all up.
by peetee
17 Sep 2018, 9:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling southwest
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Cycling southwest

Thanks for the replies. I didn't mean to sound like I was a newbie when it came to riding there. I did a huge milage in the time that I spent in Redruth. It was more an enqiry as to whether the supporting infrastructure was there to encourage riding. To me the area is one of the best in the country ...
by peetee
17 Sep 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stupid chain question I could probably work the answer out for.
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Stupid chain question I could probably work the answer out for.

Child or adult bike makes no difference. It's all about the number of cogs.
Incidentally, if you a running Campag 10 speed the FSA team issue chain sounds like a bag of spanners and won't shift cleanly. No idea why.
by peetee
17 Sep 2018, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano - Sram 8-speed compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Shimano - Sram 8-speed compatibility

Sun Race cassettes will also do the job if you can find them cheaper.
by peetee
17 Sep 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling southwest
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Cycling southwest

Anyone here a cyclist in the far southwest of Cornwall? I am considering relocating and am interested in just how popular it has become amongst locals and holidaymakers in the intervening years since I left Redruth in 1990. Here in Hampshire it is very popular now. Back in the 80s you barely saw any...