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by Valbrona
14 Nov 2017, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano cassette lock rings with more threads?
Replies: 26
Views: 740

Re: Shimano cassette lock rings with more threads?

One would guess that it is a generic hub, like DT for instance. Find out what brand and getting a 'proper spec' lockring might be possible.
by Valbrona
13 Nov 2017, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano cassette lock rings with more threads?
Replies: 26
Views: 740

Re: Shimano cassette lock rings with more threads?

I am sure you have thought of this, but did your 11 cassette come with a spacer (to go between biggest sprocket and spokes) that your Hunt wheels do not need?
by Valbrona
13 Nov 2017, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good quality BB90 bearings?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Good quality BB90 bearings?

I like angular contact bearings for this application. But be sure to put each bearing in the right way around.

Don't buy 22x37 bearings, unless that is you are running a SRAM crankset.

http://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-brackets/bb ... parts.html
by Valbrona
9 Nov 2017, 4:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Tool Chain Whip
Replies: 23
Views: 727

Park Tool Chain Whip

Any reason not to like one of these before I buy one?

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by Valbrona
5 Nov 2017, 3:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR v Allen key skewers
Replies: 39
Views: 1342

Re: QR v Allen key skewers

I moved to DT Swiss RWS ratchet skewers/thru-bolts when I switched to disc brakes. They work like thru-bolts, but in regular 9mm dropouts. Can't recommend them highly enough. There is no lever action, you just twist them.
by Valbrona
4 Nov 2017, 4:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant Conduct Braking - Can we now have a triple and hydraulic discs?
Replies: 23
Views: 832

Re: Giant Conduct Braking - Can we now have a triple and hydraulic discs?

Cable discs are for people who mastered the challenges cantilever brakes and seek new realms of frustration and marginal braking. Shimano XT hydros are very nice, very boring and lack the entertainment value of HYRD, parabox and hydro rod brakes with carbon westwood rims. But the point is ... you c...
by Valbrona
31 Oct 2017, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 37
Views: 1431

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

I know little about Dawes Galaxy. And I have a low opinion of Dawes. But are the dropouts on the Galaxy Disc fork front-facing? They will still need lips, but with disc braking they are not going to jump out of the fork in the case of front-facing dropouts.
by Valbrona
29 Oct 2017, 10:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 37
Views: 1431

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

1/ If your front wheel only takes 9mm skewer, try a DT Swiss RWS skewer that tightens without the use of a lever. Higher clamping forces are possible. 2/ Or if you can fit one, try a DT Swiss RWS Thru-Bolt. These replace the skewer in thru-axle hubs fitted to regular 9mm dropouts. I use a Thru-Bolt ...
by Valbrona
24 Oct 2017, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Powder Coating vs. Painting
Replies: 16
Views: 1040

Powder Coating vs. Painting

They seem to like shot blasting before powder coating. Can you only powder coat bare metal?

Not sure which one to go for.

Thanks.
by Valbrona
19 Oct 2017, 2:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles 631 Audax Special
Replies: 38
Views: 2171

Re: Spa Cycles 631 Audax Special

Potenza replaces Athena.

But Athena does continue as a triple-only group, which might interest you.
by Valbrona
29 Sep 2017, 2:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Duar Ace 7800 triple
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: Duar Ace 7800 triple

There's that Stronglight converter that Norman H mentioned, and Miche also do one in black - not sure if available separately. Both these are rated for 10 speed.

... much easier to fit a new crankset.
by Valbrona
28 Sep 2017, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aldi rear bike light with camera
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: Aldi rear bike light with camera

I thought it was a Cyclic Fly 6 ... what mugs like me have paid £100 for.
by Valbrona
28 Sep 2017, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 Speed triple v 11 speed double
Replies: 17
Views: 708

Re: 10 Speed triple v 11 speed double

geomannie wrote: At my usual riding speed I was constantly swapping between the two front rings and immediately needing to do a double shift on the back. A very unrelaxed riding style.


Bullseye! The nail on the head. Couldn't have put it better myself.