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by fausto99
21 Apr 2019, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1144

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

since I'm happier with just a spare wheel than any tool I can buy, it says much about a) whether I'm a bad workman and b) the quality of the tools that are available..... :mrgreen: Putting up with any slop in the pivot when it is easily avoided just seems crazy to me. cheers It's quite easy to use ...
by fausto99
30 Mar 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Now it's the front derailleur
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: Now it's the front derailleur

Brucey wrote:50mm chainline is standard for a MTB chainset, and may or may not be as good as you can achieve using that chainset on that bike

Good point. You'll need to see how much clearance there is between the inside rotating bits of the chainset and the frame. If you lose 5mm, will something hit the frame?
by fausto99
30 Mar 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Now it's the front derailleur
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: Now it's the front derailleur

The Shimano FD-M590 derailleur looks like the cable pulls the other way compared to what you have currently. Even if it's compatible with the current shifter, this may involve you in a lot of cable re-routing, fixing and setting up. Why not do the "right thing" :lol: ? Shimano sealed BB un...
by fausto99
29 Mar 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Pressure for Small Wheel Tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1479

Re: Tyre Pressure for Small Wheel Tyres

I'd say no. I run my 700C at 100psi, topping up at about 90. I have a small wheeler (20") with modern rims and Schwalbe tyres. First time out I automatically pumped them up to 100 psi - never again. Any little uneven surface, even just the top dressing irregular, was enough to make it feel as ...
by fausto99
27 Mar 2019, 7:55am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling UK kit
Replies: 28
Views: 62447

Re: CTC CYCLING KIT

Agreed, a sticky should be up to date. I don't think it's any more work to update or remove the links than it would be to un-sticky it.
by fausto99
26 Mar 2019, 8:09am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling UK kit
Replies: 28
Views: 62447

Re: CTC CYCLING KIT

Searching for ctc or cycling uk produces nothing relevant in the impsport website :roll: On the other hand, googling the entire Web for cycling uk kit gives this page as the first organic search result: https://shop.cyclinguk.org/kit/cycling-uk-kit - which is on (surprise!) the Cycling UK website. ...
by fausto99
25 Mar 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling UK kit
Replies: 28
Views: 62447

Re: CTC CYCLING KIT

Searching for ctc or cycling uk produces nothing relevant in the impsport website :roll:
by fausto99
25 Mar 2019, 8:18am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling UK kit
Replies: 28
Views: 62447

Re: CTC CYCLING KIT

The link to the site shown in the first post on this thread doesn't work :roll: Quick Google reveals this one instead http://www.impsport.com/productlist.asp?CatID=862&rootcatid=862 Not much point in rolling your eyes when the first post was two and a half years ago, things change! This link do...
by fausto99
25 Mar 2019, 8:05am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling UK kit
Replies: 28
Views: 62447

Re: CTC CYCLING KIT

Si wrote:..is now available in a choice of MTB, standard or "vintage" designs.

LINK TO SITE .

I have placed an order and will let you know what I think of it when it comes.

Link not working for me.
by fausto99
18 Mar 2019, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drop bars that split in the middle
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: drop bars that split in the middle

Greystoke wrote:Anyone know where you can buy 22.2 dia drop bars?

I have one I don't need . PM me.
by fausto99
12 Mar 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton front suspension arms
Replies: 29
Views: 2017

Re: Moulton front suspension arms

Service instructions for TSR front forks http://www.moultonbuzz.com/moultonbuzz/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Suspension-Service-2006-PRINT.pdf They say 'Do not grease or lubricate any part of the leading link assembly. ' Like MickF says, without grease it’s either bouncy-bouncy or coggy stiction. Jus...
by fausto99
5 Mar 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 165
Views: 6836

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

It is always worth remembering that Moultons are the creation of an individual and very strong-willed designer, and the resulting bikes were all engineered to suit his preferred riding style. If your preferred end-use and riding style align closely with that of the late Alex Moulton, you will proba...
by fausto99
2 Mar 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 1963

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

yes it has indexed positions, and a bar end shifter will typically fit about 19-20mm bore handlebars. Whether it fits your handlebars or not is dependant on the bore not the OD of course. IME bar end shifters fit 22.2mm OD bars which are made of steel for example, but not if they are made of alumin...
by fausto99
2 Mar 2019, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 165
Views: 6836

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

Small wheels are great; the acceleration has to be experienced to be believed. If you can remember the difference in feel of your Grandad's all steel roadster vs your first sports bike with alloy rims, then it's the same step again when you go to small diameter alloy rimmed wheels. It's the reductio...
by fausto99
2 Mar 2019, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 1963

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

Brucey wrote:the other option is a SL-S30 bar end shifter HSJ963
cheers

I would have to change handlebars. Mine are 22.8mm o.d. (I used 0.9mm shims under the ergo lever clamps)