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by Squibnocket
30 Nov 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Shimano ultegra decals
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Small Shimano ultegra decals

Ugly wrote:Contact H LLoyds Cycles they list Shimano 600 decals and may well make others if you can supply a reasonably good reference

Thank you
by Squibnocket
28 Nov 2020, 10:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Shimano ultegra decals
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Small Shimano ultegra decals

Can anybody recommend a supplier of the the above mentioned I'm currently polishing a group set and some of the decals are damaged.
Many thanks
by Squibnocket
25 Nov 2020, 11:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Columbus tubing?
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Which Columbus tubing?

peetee wrote:It’s quite possible that it isn’t a tube set at all. A lot of custom builders picked individual tubes to suit the customer and their requirements.

Thanks for that.
by Squibnocket
25 Nov 2020, 11:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Columbus tubing?
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Which Columbus tubing?

Rixon is the brand name for Rick Green's cycles in Handforth, is it not? They're still open, give 'em a ring? I did, I spoke to Paul who was very accommodating with my enquiry. He said that Neil Shankland would have built the frame and to give him a call which I did. If only he was as accommodating...
by Squibnocket
25 Nov 2020, 2:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Columbus tubing?
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Which Columbus tubing?

I'm currently restoring a Rixon bike that is made from Columbus tubing but I don't know which tubing was used as the decals hadn't been replaced when it was last painted. How do I know ? As I want to put the correct decals back on.
Tia
by Squibnocket
30 Oct 2020, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 112
Views: 4955

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

New/ old bike currently going through a restoration. Bargain at £140 and since sold the incorrect 8 speed groupset for £100!
by Squibnocket
14 Oct 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Ultegra 6500
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Shimano Ultegra 6500

peetee wrote:Good luck with your project.
I have a smashing Rixon frame kitted out with Dura-Ace 7800 and I’m very happy with it.


Yes it's a lovely frame, only today I stripped the paint off to find the frame number which is quite low begins with RN.

Looking forward to seeing it completed
by Squibnocket
14 Oct 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Ultegra 6500
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Shimano Ultegra 6500

ElCani wrote:It’s “officially” nine speed, but it will work with 6700 shifters as long as you use a 10 speed cassette and chain.


Thank you Elcani, yes I was intending to use 10 speed cassette and chain.
by Squibnocket
14 Oct 2020, 2:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Ultegra 6500
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Shimano Ultegra 6500

Brucey wrote:yep. FWIW I prefer the look of 6500 to most later Ultegra variants too; I have had 6500 on a nice road bike (which sees only summertime use) for the last 20 years. I have not found a good reason to 'upgrade' as yet!

cheers


Thanks Brucey, it'll be a summer ride for me when it's completed.
by Squibnocket
14 Oct 2020, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Ultegra 6500
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Shimano Ultegra 6500

I'm currently restoring a recently purchased Rixon frame and would like to go with 10 speed. I prefer the look of the Ultegra 6500 parts which I think will look right on the bike my question is, is 6500 9 or 10 speed and will it work with 6700 front shifters?
Thanks in advance
by Squibnocket
8 Sep 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extreme difficulty fitting tyres on Ambrosio P20 rims
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Extreme difficulty fitting tyres on Ambrosio P20 rims

Many thanks for all the replies. The rim tape is quite thin, I didn't use tyre levers on the last attempt, I'll certainly look into the tyre fitting tool from wiggle, the rims are tubeless compatible but I didn't particularly want to go down this route so I bought these tyres: https://www.spacycles....
by Squibnocket
7 Sep 2020, 11:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extreme difficulty fitting tyres on Ambrosio P20 rims
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Extreme difficulty fitting tyres on Ambrosio P20 rims

I've recently had a new pair of Ambrosio P20 rims built up. I was looking forward to getting them on one of my bikes but, believe it or not two weeks later I'm still struggling to get a pair of tyres on them. I Know the rims were sold as tubeless compatible but I wanted to use them with tyres and tu...
by Squibnocket
5 Sep 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which work spd shoes - 3000 miles per year?
Replies: 40
Views: 1312

Re: Which work spd shoes - 3000 miles per year?

I have used a pair of Quoc Pham for the last 2 1/2 years. They've been fantastic, comfortable straight out of the box. Used for daily rides and touring. I'd certainly recommend them and they'd be on my list when they wear out but I can't see that happening for a while.