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by stuffedolive
20 Mar 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1969 Mercian tourer refurb advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: 1969 Mercian tourer refurb advice?

Thanks all
finally decided to use the wheels in the picture, NOS L/F Campag Record on new 28sp Mavic hoops, with a new 7sp 13-28 with a 30t inner up front.
Works lovely with a resonably low bottom gear and cheaper than new wheels.
:D
by stuffedolive
10 Mar 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1969 Mercian tourer refurb advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: 1969 Mercian tourer refurb advice?

Thanks both This Ch/set came from Spa and smaller rings could be part of the solution. At the moment 32/24 bottom is just too big. Its a shame Spa are so far away. I know they build wheels too but I would prefer getting wheels locally. I used to build my own but I'm way out of practice :-( She got r...
by stuffedolive
10 Mar 2018, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1969 Mercian tourer refurb advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: 1969 Mercian tourer refurb advice?

Sure a 7 will definitely go on now. However, as this is her main bike, for reliability's sake I think I want new wheels - the old 126 ones are destined for her old Colin Cape race bike which she'll only ride occasionally. Also I'd rather go cassette as its easier to replace than is a freewheel (I'm ...
by stuffedolive
10 Mar 2018, 5:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1969 Mercian tourer refurb advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: 1969 Mercian tourer refurb advice?

Thanks again for the ideas. Unfortunately at 126 I couldn't get a 7 speed to fit on. Also I went with more modern brakes as the period ones on there before were just useless ! I'd like to stick with campag if possible. Anyways plenty of ideas here - just need to source some suitable wheels ... any i...
by stuffedolive
10 Mar 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1969 Mercian tourer refurb advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: 1969 Mercian tourer refurb advice?

Thanks for the responses. Currently she has a Stronglight ch/set running 46/32 and a 13/24 6-speed freewheel on Campag Tipo hubs and Mavic Mod3 rims. She has an old 105 rear mech and a 90's campag front mech with 105 dt shifters. She'd like a better range of gears. So I was considering a 9-speed set...
by stuffedolive
9 Mar 2018, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1969 Mercian tourer refurb advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 807

1969 Mercian tourer refurb advice?

I have recently had my wife's 1969 Mercian resprayed and rechromed, rear triangle spread to 130mm and a couple of other bits. All done by Mercian and its beautiful and she's pleased as punch. However, its still got some tired old kit on it. Old Campag Tipo hubs with a 6-speed block, old Shimano dera...
by stuffedolive
15 Feb 2017, 11:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC Birthday Rides
Replies: 1
Views: 218

CTC Birthday Rides

The details are out. We've never done these but were quite interested this year. Normally we camp when we go to sporting events. However... £200 per head for self-catered camping without proper camping facilities seems somewhat steep. On a commercial campsite (which this isn't) I'd expect to pay aro...
by stuffedolive
11 Aug 2010, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing for new Audax bike
Replies: 41
Views: 6082

Re: Gearing for new Audax bike

frank9755 wrote:3. How many gears? ..............
Any opinions welcome!


Of course there is a school of thought which says 1 is all you need = 63" fixed :twisted: cheap light weight and low maintenance ..... you did say any opinions welcome. :wink:
by stuffedolive
9 Aug 2010, 4:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which audax bike....revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 2668

Re: Which audax bike....revisited

Blimey Vorsprung, thats a lot od problems on a new bike.... I must admit to be a fan of old fashioned kit - its very maintainable and you can still get replacement parts on ebay. I'm still Audaxing on a 1993 custom steel (653) bike shod with campag record (80's vintage) hubs with a 6-speed block, st...
by stuffedolive
7 Aug 2010, 3:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Genesis Croix de Fer - Brilliant or bonkers?
Replies: 44
Views: 25608

Re: Genesis Croix de Fer - Brilliant or bonkers?

I rather think someone had fat fingers when they entered the weight on that ad. 34lb is a ridiculous amount and clearly the bike in the picture would never weight that much unles the frame were made from cast iron and the wheels were full on steel! Mine weighs 24lb including mudguards. I't a joy to ...
by stuffedolive
2 Aug 2010, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Genesis Croix de Fer - Brilliant or bonkers?
Replies: 44
Views: 25608

Re: Genesis Croix de Fer - Brilliant or bonkers?

Bianchi did a similar Bike some 8 years ago - the San Remo. I bought one as a replacement for my tired Dawes Galaxy, which I had been using for touring and for a 10mile each way, largely off-road, commute. The Bianchi is a better bike than the Galaxy in every respect. It has m/g eyes and rear rack p...