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by Jac
28 Mar 2015, 4:13pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Is there a group near Boston or Spalding
Replies: 7
Views: 24326

Re: Is there a group near Boston or Spalding

Hi Horizon - yes I'm still plodding on - are you ok?
Sadly my husband died of prostate cancer last year hence the request for some company occasionally to cycle with
by Jac
28 Mar 2015, 1:53pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Is there a group near Boston or Spalding
Replies: 7
Views: 24326

Re: Is there a group near Boston or Spalding

Thanks - I might give it a go. Trouble is I'm not that fit at present - I used to tour all around Europe but not into racing - just want some company occasionally.
Have had no reply from Spalding group.
by Jac
27 Mar 2015, 8:38am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Is there a group near Boston or Spalding
Replies: 7
Views: 24326

Re: Is there a group near Boston or Spalding

Thank you for that info - will contact them : :)
by Jac
26 Mar 2015, 12:21pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Is there a group near Boston or Spalding
Replies: 7
Views: 24326

Is there a group near Boston or Spalding

Hi - does anyone know of a group in Lincolnshire near Sleaford, Boston or Spalding please - thanks
by Jac
14 Mar 2012, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which front mech is compatable with bar end shifters
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: which front mech is compatable with bar end shifters

Thank you for the helpfull suggestions
Have taken the lever apart and moved the washer thing thro 90 put another new cable in - and it worked first time :D

Thank you so much for the advice - I was just about ready to give up
by Jac
13 Mar 2012, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which front mech is compatable with bar end shifters
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: which front mech is compatable with bar end shifters

I will try taking the levers apart to make sure there is no other way of mounting them - It seems to move correctly though
It moves through about 90 degrees
thanks for the suggestion
by Jac
13 Mar 2012, 11:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which front mech is compatable with bar end shifters
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: which front mech is compatable with bar end shifters

Thanks for the suggestions
The bar end just doesent seem to pull sufficient cable to move the mech across the 3 rings.
I get it set up fine for the small ring and middle and then the bar end shifter wont pull it across the large ring.
If I pull the cable by hand the mech will pull over sufficiently.
Conversly if I get it set up for the large ring then the cable is too tight to move back across to the small ring.

I cant see any adjustment on teh Deore mech - other than the 2 screw to set the limit - I have tried these on every possible setting

it is very frustrating
by Jac
13 Mar 2012, 11:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which front mech is compatable with bar end shifters
Replies: 10
Views: 983

which front mech is compatable with bar end shifters

Hi,
I wonder if anyone knows which front mechs are compatible with bar end shifters.

I have had straight bars with shimano LX combined brake and thumb shifters and Deore front mech with triple ring on my Dawes Galaxy - all worked fine but now I want to reinstate the drop bars and bar end shifters that it came with. Unfortunately I cannot find the old RSX front mech and the Deore front mech seems to be incompatible.

Spent a day trying to set it up only to realise that the pull from the bar end shifters is insufficient.
I have been unable to source an RSX front mech.
Any suggestions would be very welcome

Thank you
by Jac
22 Aug 2008, 10:11am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Any feedback on Paypal?
Replies: 30
Views: 3347

Hi TC - had some problems with a computer hacker last year - they hacked into my yahoo, ebay and paypal accounts and changed the passwords. It caused a lot of problems including having to change all passwords for my bank accounts.

Paypal were by far the easiest deal with and the speadiest to respond - putting a stop on the account and reactivating it when the computer problem was sorted.
I was able to speak to a real person on the phone - definitely not the case with ebay or yahoo - and was very pleased with the service.
by Jac
5 Jun 2008, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where I can get Newk Bar ends
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

thanks pioneer - have sent a pm
by Jac
1 Jun 2008, 10:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where I can get Newk Bar ends
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Thanks for the link TC - should have remembered this thread - will explore other solutions to fitting twist grip on some sort of drop bar.
The gale force winds have been so dreadful in these parts of late have really missed the drops for long rides.
by Jac
1 Jun 2008, 10:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where I can get Newk Bar ends
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Thanks for the replies - I dont think they should stress the bar any more than ordinary bar ends bolted on - although the torque is probabaly greater - and I have been told they dont look very elegant and are very 'clunky'.
SJS said they were no longer in production but I thought there might be the odd pair lurking somewhere that I could try.

I thought they might be a possible solution to the problem off a twist gear change, which wont go around any bended bar at all, with a drop bar riding position.
by Jac
29 May 2008, 10:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where I can get Newk Bar ends
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Where I can get Newk Bar ends

The bend is such that they can turn a straight bar into a semi drop but have been unable to get a set.
SJS no longer stock them and I have done the usual internet searches but cannot find an importer.

Does anyone know where I can get these bar ends please - or have some they would like to sell - or suggest an alternative.

Help would be appreciated - thanks
by Jac
16 Apr 2008, 1:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy changing from drops to flat bars or butterfly
Replies: 8
Views: 4342

Hi Simon - I changed the drops with bar end shifters to butterfly bars but also had to update the front changer. The indexed changer on the LX was not compatible with the old RSX front changer. Otherwise no problems - the bike has been set up like this for a couple of years now.
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by Jac
12 Apr 2008, 1:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: health Insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Hi Peevafred - have sent a pm with some info - hope it is helpful