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by ratherbeintobago
7 May 2019, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano GRX “groupset” launched.
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: Shimano GRX “groupset” launched.

honesty wrote:Interesting. Seems they’ve got the interruptor lever sorted for hydraulic braking as well.


I wonder how they’ve got that to work? I suppose in theory it could be done with a second master cylinder…
by ratherbeintobago
6 May 2019, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra
Replies: 31
Views: 879

Re: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra

gregoryoftours wrote:Yes it's a bit limited in flexibility of application, but when it does fit it does an amazing job - very secure, quick to use and easy to get a LOT of torque.


Is that Unior tool for standard Shimano BBs or the smaller size Ultegra/XTR ones?
by ratherbeintobago
29 Apr 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra
Replies: 31
Views: 879

Re: Bottom bracket tool 6800 Ultegra

Park BBT-59.2 is stated to be compatible if that helps.
by ratherbeintobago
29 Apr 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: What shorts?
Replies: 0
Views: 122

What shorts?

Elderly Endura Singletracks are finally giving up the ghost.

I gather the new ones aren’t as good.

Can I have some recommendations for shorts? Knee length, preferably in black?

Ta!

Andy
by ratherbeintobago
27 Apr 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...who buys this stuff?
Replies: 53
Views: 2238

Re: ...who buys this stuff?

I have a cycling colleague who just got 2 invoices - the real one and the 'acceptable' one. Playing with fire? There was a bloke on one of the other fora who always bought bikes the same colour so his wife wouldn’t spot that he’d changed it. Not sure how reliable that would be. Back on topic, if pe...
by ratherbeintobago
18 Apr 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chain Links And Tool
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: Chain Links And Tool

I think it’s a CT5 I’ve got.
by ratherbeintobago
18 Apr 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chain Links And Tool
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: Chain Links And Tool

It’s worth having a half decent chain tool and a set of master link pliers if you’ve room for these.

I’ve got a Park folding chain tool which is very neat.
by ratherbeintobago
16 Apr 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike roof racks
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Bike roof racks

+1 for Thule (current car has Thule wingbars; previous had Montblanc bars badged as Toyota which were fine). The Thule carrier you (probably) want is the 598 which has a torque limiter on the arm clamp (apparently because people weren’t doing them up tight enough) but the 591 is very similar (withou...
by ratherbeintobago
15 Apr 2019, 8:55pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Hayes JUnit
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Hayes JUnit

Interesting concept - bars/forks/disc brakes properly sized for kids.

720mm Bar though…
by ratherbeintobago
15 Apr 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'zero reach' stem for 1.1/8 steerer
Replies: 23
Views: 661

Re: 'zero reach' stem for 1.1/8 steerer

Mondraker used to make a very short stem (something like 10mm) but this was at the expense of increasing stack height as the bars effectively sit on top of the steerer.
by ratherbeintobago
8 Apr 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: adjustable stem for old Raleigh Pioneers trail?
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: adjustable stem for old Raleigh Pioneers trail?

My ancient Pioneer has a quill to threadless adaptor which broadened the options (initially went with 90mm, now has 60mm)

It also has 680mm low rise EA70s on it…
by ratherbeintobago
8 Apr 2019, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suggestion for wall/floor anchor?
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Suggestion for wall/floor anchor?

It’s probably worth saying that no matter how securely a bike stored outside is locked up, there’s nothing stopping a potential thief sawing through the frame, stripping it and selling the (harder to trace) components on eBay.

Asgard is a good shout but may not be suitable for the OP?