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by Brian73
29 Oct 2020, 4:40pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Shimano 7 Speed Cassette Washer / Shim
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Shimano 7 Speed Cassette Washer / Shim

Thanks Anna, PM sent. The new HG41 HG200 Cassettes don't have them and the older cassettes have screw-in allen bolts with nice aluminium spacers. They were fitted to mid 90s bikes (I've had them on Claud Butler / Raleigh road bikes and Dawes MTBs from the period). Shame you can't just drill the rive...
by Brian73
25 Oct 2020, 9:12am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Shimano 7 Speed Cassette Washer / Shim
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Shimano 7 Speed Cassette Washer / Shim

Hi all. I took this cassette of an old bike and noticed that the thin washer / shim that mounts round the rivets on the 15T was missing. Anybody got one off an old 7 speed cassette? Thanks. https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/122729929_10159037106771177_2642228533739888622_o.jpg?_nc_cat=10...
by Brian73
24 Oct 2020, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano LP-20 Square BB Drive Side Plastic Cup
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Shimano LP-20 Square BB Drive Side Plastic Cup

I've just stripped a 1994 MTB with an FC-MC30 STX chainset and discovered an LP20 BB with the plastic cup on the drive side. Never seen one like this before, the plastic cups are generally found on the non-drive side, unless it's an FAG with them on both sides. Can I replace it with a standard flang...
by Brian73
30 Jun 2020, 9:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" MTB rear wheel 7 speed - any good deals?
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: 26" MTB rear wheel 7 speed - any good deals?

This ebay seller has pretty much every type of 26 inch wheel They have a selection of 130mm and 135mm OLD Screw fit and freehub. They also have a good selection of rim widths for older bikes with wider cantilever posts. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Wheels-Wheelsets/177830/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&...
by Brian73
29 Jun 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Returning to cycling - new or used?
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Returning to cycling - new or used?

Decathlon are a French sports retailer with several superstores in the UK. I have had a few of their B'Twin bikes. No major problems, except for the cones on the wheel hubs that tend to be done up far too tight. Triban is the brand name for their race bikes. If you're going to use it on anything oth...
by Brian73
5 May 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: another wheelset bites the dust....
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: another wheelset bites the dust....

There's a type of roadie that buys a new bike then immediately sells the wheels. Wheels are generally the part where manufacturers save money on a build, along with chainset and brakes. You can pick up a brand new set of wheels for about half the price of a new set this way. I have replaced worn con...
by Brian73
5 May 2019, 10:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact Double with MTB rear mech issues?
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Compact Double with MTB rear mech issues?

All done now, seems to work pretty well on the bike stand. Fitted with 26c tyres, still plenty of clearance for mudguards, plus it has rack mounts. All came in at under £100 (including the original bike from ebay). I can always swap the 34 inner ring for a 36 if needed. https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fb...
by Brian73
2 May 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact Double with MTB rear mech issues?
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Compact Double with MTB rear mech issues?

I'm building a cheap bike that's easier on the hills. Standard alloy road frame. Any potential pitfalls apart from the old double / triple debate? Compact double (34/50) 2300 STI shifters 2x8 2300 Front mech Acera M360 8 speed rear mech HG41 8 Speed 11-30 cassette https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.ne...
by Brian73
1 Nov 2018, 10:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tourer - 26" or 700c wheel?
Replies: 63
Views: 2619

Re: Tourer - 26" or 700c wheel?

I ride these: I prefer the 26 inch as it is more nimble around town, but the 700c does roll faster. Before you splash out buy something old and second had to try them out. Raleigh Pioneer 4130 Cr Mo frame 700x35c with a compact Acera chainset 22 32 42 with a 12-28 7 speed cassette. https://scontent-...
by Brian73
1 Nov 2018, 6:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro RX-3 Mini V and Shimano EF60 Levers
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Tektro RX-3 Mini V and Shimano EF60 Levers

Hi People. I recently acquired a Pinnacle Borealis (Evans Cycles own brand) hybrid. It is fitted with Tektro RX-3 mini V brakes. The shift lever, brake lever combos are Shimano ST EF60. These are the selectable type lever with a small red plastic insert to adjust the pull between canti or V. They ar...
by Brian73
20 Aug 2017, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting V brakes to early 1990s MTB
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Fitting V brakes to early 1990s MTB

I picked up a really cheap Dawes MTB today (Reynolds 500 lugged frame) It came with an odd set of shifters One EZ Fire 3x STi unit with a V brake lever, the other was the original 200GS rapid fire with a separate canti brake lever. Do I go for V brakes and buy the 7 speed EZ fire shifter/lever or st...
by Brian73
15 Aug 2017, 6:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 43135

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter

Some interesting case law: Longbottom (1849) pre-SCJA 1873 [Gross negligence manslaughter - contributory negligence not a bar to conviction] DD negligently drove a gig along a public thoroughfare in the evening at a rapid pace, and down a shaded hill killing a pedestrian. Held: Even though deceased ...
by Brian73
15 Aug 2017, 5:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 43135

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter

I'm always on the lookout for phone zombies now when I'm cycling or driving around Sheffield. My singlespeed (freewheel) has front and rear V brakes, fixed gear bikes can be braked by the riders legs pushing against the rotation of the crank. In my opinion I don't think the omission of a front brake...
by Brian73
11 Aug 2017, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable disc brakes question.
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: Cable disc brakes question.

TRP Spyre seem to be the best cable discs at the moment

They use a dual piston operation

http://road.cc/content/review/90569-trp ... disc-brake
by Brian73
9 Aug 2017, 8:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPA CYCLES STEEL TOURING FRAMES
Replies: 167
Views: 12067

Re: SPA CYCLES STEEL TOURING FRAMES

This was the best steel bike I ever had Peugeot Audax Made in Italy, it had oversized Cr-Mo tubes and was stiff, but not overly so. I sold it when I got the Bob Jackson, wished I'd kept it now. :( https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10645263_10153287039231177_3951142274607088919_n.jpg?oh=f...