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by mcshroom
19 Jan 2021, 8:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters
Replies: 21
Views: 791

Re: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters

FWIW Tiagra 4700 10s, GRX 10s and shimano 11s 'road' RDs all use the same shift ratio, so will all work from the same shifters. So does that mean that those 10 speed RDs should work with 11 speed bar ends? Only if you wanted 11speed at the rear. The actuation ratio might be the same, but a 10sp cas...
by mcshroom
8 Jan 2021, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9-speed triple front mech for outer 48t chainring?
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: 3-speed 9-speed triple front mech for outer 48t chainring?

using a high band usually means little more than losing the seat tube bottle bosses. cheers If I've understood what you mean correctly, that the clamp gets in the way of the bottle cage, I get round this by just putting a small thickish washer on top of the boss, which raises the bottle cage clear ...
by mcshroom
8 Jan 2021, 2:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to sell my car in order to cycle
Replies: 73
Views: 2420

Re: Want to sell my car in order to cycle

You spent a good period of time without a car recently, so I would guess you can assess your situation better than a lot of us can. What did you find the most difficult about the period without a car, and why did you decide to get another one in the end. Also you could try leaving the car parked up ...
by mcshroom
5 Jan 2021, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question
Replies: 27
Views: 758

Re: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question

For the OP's question, I have Spyres on my Vapour. I use a lifeline replacement disc on my off-road wheelset which works with no problems, and I have an Avid 140mm one on the rear which was a little thin at the brake track (so some of the printed text on the arms to the braking area has rubbed off, ...
by mcshroom
24 Dec 2020, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra 4603 questions...
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: Tiagra 4603 questions...

4603 does use a larger bcd for the inner ring than 5703. As Tompsk says, 30t is the smallest that would fit
by mcshroom
18 Dec 2020, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: its a 5 minute job
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: its a 5 minute job

I had one recently on my touring bike. The rear v-brake wouldn't stop rubbing. After: - ⋅ Adjusting the brakes ⋅ Changing the cable ⋅ Changing the noodle ⋅ switching the front and rear v-brakes ⋅ trying an old mini-v on the rear ⋅ Replacing...
by mcshroom
18 Dec 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do hubs like these exist ...
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: Do hubs like these exist ...

I'd just get a normal 8-10speed cassette wheel and use a spacer. I'd rate the bearing arrangement and availability of easy spare parts higher than the dishing personally.
by mcshroom
1 Dec 2020, 8:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternatives to drop bars??
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: Alternatives to drop bars??

I forgot to add looking at 105 5700 shifters that will work with the rest of your current kit :)
by mcshroom
30 Nov 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternatives to drop bars??
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: Alternatives to drop bars??

Annoyingly, 10sp is where everything gets a little less inter-compatible. If you are riding 4600 Tiagra at the moment (10sp, washing lines), then you would want similar flat bar shifters. The newer 4700 ones would need the new derailleurs as well. It might be and alternative to buy a Tiagra 4700 shi...
by mcshroom
27 Nov 2020, 1:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement bottom bracket on hybrid.
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Replacement bottom bracket on hybrid.

If it's an English threaded BB then it should be normal thread on the NDS, left hand thread on the drive side.

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-he ... n-threaded
by mcshroom
26 Nov 2020, 10:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!
Replies: 124
Views: 6491

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

:( not good news, these time are trying... Enjoy your retirement :) and thanks for your service. My first decent bicycle was a Bob jackson that was gifted to me by my local bike shop owner... He was a rough stuff cyclist too, so not only did I get a nice working bicycle he instilled in me a love fo...
by mcshroom
24 Nov 2020, 2:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Who sells bikepacking or gravel bicycles with dynamo lighting in the UK?
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Who sells bikepacking or gravel bicycles with dynamo lighting in the UK?

I'd second Spa. My first thought was a Spa Elan (either the Ti or the Steel one) with the handbuilt wheels and lights bundle. I'm sure if you rang them they could give you a bespoke quote for the system combined. https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m1b0s223p3553/SPA-CYCLES-Elan-725-%28105-11-Speed-Hydraulic...
by mcshroom
23 Nov 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Preparing for Winter - central London commute mudguards & brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 770

Re: Preparing for Winter - central London commute mudguards & brakes

They wouldn't protect the brakes or the front derailleur (see the mud spray visible on the seat tube), but some Raceblade XL clip ons should fit over your 28mm tyres, and at least keep a lot of the water/muck off of you. They only fit behind the fork and rear brake like I've got them here 20201123_1...
by mcshroom
23 Nov 2020, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tight fit for guards
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: Tight fit for guards

I suppose you could try crud road racer style flexible mudguards. Yes they do rub a bit, but they're designed to do that in order to allow tighter clearances to work.
by mcshroom
23 Nov 2020, 10:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid Infection boundaries
Replies: 234
Views: 6935

Re: Covid Infection boundaries

I think the problem is, as has been expressed previously, the more complicated you make the system, the more boundaries you actually make, and the more 'twists' on the rules people will make near to those boundaries as people on the other side can do more than they can. Currently it seems a little s...