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by gregoryoftours
26 Jan 2021, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Forks?
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: Which Forks?

Ugly but the integrated headset is perfectly compatible with the steel fork, no adapter needed. There is a much bigger step on the fork crown of the original fork than the steel one, but the difference is mainly cosmetic. The only difference is that the headset is slightly less shielded from road mu...
by gregoryoftours
25 Jan 2021, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brake upgrade Dawes Super Galaxy
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: Brake upgrade Dawes Super Galaxy

Thanks again Trev, yes they are Deore so will try a new rear for now , see how it goes. Appreciated. Yes your deore levers are designed for v-brakes, so you may as well fit them. Your cantis will have been way under powered with them, cantis need a lever with much greater mechanical advantage. The ...
by gregoryoftours
21 Jan 2021, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which rust inhibitors are people using?
Replies: 21
Views: 855

Re: Which rust inhibitors are people using?

I've used boiled linseed oil on one frame, (have to be careful that any rags are disposed of properly or risk a fire). Waxoyl cavity wax on another- liquified in a bowl in a pan of hot water and sloshed around in a frame with the aid of a hairdryer. No idea if it's worked well or not but buys a bit ...
by gregoryoftours
21 Jan 2021, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How oh how do you get a lockring off?
Replies: 125
Views: 3164

Re: How oh how do you get a lockring off?

Oh dear, I feel like I shouldn't have directed you to those cheapo tools now! The lockring tool is very unlikely to cam out with the locating peg, but yes when a lockring is really tight even good chainwhips tend to twist and bend a bit. I would have thought that this was especially likely if you us...
by gregoryoftours
21 Jan 2021, 2:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck bottom bracket - don’t give up!
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Stuck bottom bracket - don’t give up!

If your BB tool is low profile enough you can use the crank bolt with a washer, If not a longer m8x1 bolt has the correct thread to fit, but for about the same price you can get this, which works for both square taper and octalink spindles.Screenshot_2021-01-20-19-52-31-927_com.ebay.mobile.png http...
by gregoryoftours
20 Jan 2021, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck bottom bracket - don’t give up!
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Stuck bottom bracket - don’t give up!

If your BB tool is low profile enough you can use the crank bolt with a washer, If not a longer m8x1 bolt has the correct thread to fit, but for about the same price you can get this, which works for both square taper and octalink spindles. Screenshot_2021-01-20-19-52-31-927_com.ebay.mobile.png http...
by gregoryoftours
19 Jan 2021, 4:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mechanical disc brake choice.
Replies: 43
Views: 1554

Re: Mechanical disc brake choice.

Depending on the frame, fitting a rear pannier rack can be problematic with some cable discs over others. Spyres are lower profile on the outside than many, for example BB7. Personally I'd choose the latter over the former if clearance allows.
by gregoryoftours
19 Jan 2021, 3:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which drop bar STI levers for Shimano 9speed & disc brakes?
Replies: 24
Views: 592

Re: Which drop bar STI levers for Shimano 9speed & disc brakes?

Unless you go for the single particularly odd iteration of 9 speed Tiagra (4700) that has a different cable pull, any 9sp Shimano road shifter will work perfectly with 9 speed Shimano MTB rear derailleurs. SRAM rear derailleur is another matter entirely, cable pull is totally different to Shimano, 1...
by gregoryoftours
19 Jan 2021, 3:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubus rack spares
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Tubus rack spares

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tubus/?order=price+ascending Isn't there some adjustment on the rack such that the amount of offset isn't critical? If not you can hammer/bend them quite a bit, as long as you don't keep getting it wrong. The description states that they can be bent up to 45° if required ...
by gregoryoftours
19 Jan 2021, 11:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which drop bar STI levers for Shimano 9speed & disc brakes?
Replies: 24
Views: 592

Re: Which drop bar STI levers for Shimano 9speed & disc brakes?

Unfortunately Hope stopped making the v-twin, they looked way less offensive than the Giant version (Giant Conduct). They still appear for sale used sometimes. I'm not sure but I presume you'd have to run it with dot fluid compatible calipers as that's what Hope uses. Giant I think are mineral oil. ...
by gregoryoftours
18 Jan 2021, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM GXP BB
Replies: 18
Views: 598

Re: Shimano 105 BB

By the way I'd consider renaming this thread to 'SRAM GXP BB' because people might not read through the whole thread and give incorrect/conflicting information.
by gregoryoftours
18 Jan 2021, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which drop bar STI levers for Shimano 9speed & disc brakes?
Replies: 24
Views: 592

Re: Which drop bar STI levers for Shimano 9speed & disc brakes?

As above. If you really want hydros with 9sp drop bar integrated shifters you'll have to get a cable to hydraulic converter such as the stem mounted ones made by giant, or use trp hy/rd calipers.
by gregoryoftours
18 Jan 2021, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a 27.5 or even 29 on a 26in & 18f bike
Replies: 16
Views: 650

Re: Fitting a 27.5 or even 29 on a 26in & 18f bike

Good you found one that feels right. I'd agree with bonefishblues post, go for the one that fits right if wider tyres will fit, unless you find one ready fitted with wider tyres that feels equally as good. A hybrid is a very broad term, it can mean anything from a flat bar road bike with skinny 25mm...
by gregoryoftours
18 Jan 2021, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM GXP BB
Replies: 18
Views: 598

Re: Shimano 105 BB

This should be what you need: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/sram-gxp-team-bottom-bracket?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=5360177832&kpid=5360177832&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+All+Products&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mckv|sYrOPVjlX_dm|mcrid|49089495...
by gregoryoftours
18 Jan 2021, 4:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM GXP BB
Replies: 18
Views: 598

Re: Shimano 105 BB

Thanks for that, I don't know if this changes anything but the cranks are - Sram Truvativ Evita GPX. I seems Specialized mix and match component makes just to confuse ... :? Ah that does complicate matters, gxp cranks need a gxp Bottom bracket or messing about with Shimano BB and adapter. If your c...