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by magical_mouse
22 Mar 2014, 9:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 13-36 10-speed cassette (shimano compatible)
Replies: 10
Views: 2382

Re: 13-36 10-speed cassette (shimano compatible)

Sorry my mistake I missed a sprocket, it should read 12-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36 or (say) 13-14-16-18-21-24-27-30-33-36 what I am trying to achieve is a 10-speed cassette with low top (I do not need a higher gear than 94-ish) and bottom sprockets to run with a 46/34 chainset which means that the j...
by magical_mouse
21 Mar 2014, 6:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 13-36 10-speed cassette (shimano compatible)
Replies: 10
Views: 2382

13-36 10-speed cassette (shimano compatible)

hi, I am planning to build a new bike based on a 46/34 sora chainset and 13-36 10-speed cassette. Does anyone know of a source of 13-36 cassettes or a source of the spare 13t top sprocket to replace the 11/12t so I can have 13-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36 which gives a reasonable jump between the higher ...
by magical_mouse
21 Nov 2013, 6:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mudguard clearance on dawes century se
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Re: mudguard clearance on dawes century se

Thanks for the comments, i have applied the ideas from here and from the yacf audax forum and have done the following (in case anyone reading has a similar issue) 1. filed down the clip on the front to fit the mudguard as close to the top of the fork as possible 2. adjusted the stays to maximise cle...
by magical_mouse
20 Nov 2013, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mudguard clearance on dawes century se
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

mudguard clearance on dawes century se

hi, i have this frame and fitting 28mm durano tyres with p35 sks bluemel mudguards means that mud builds up and makes noises and slows down the wheel as it causes friction.

My question is if p42 mudguards will both fit the forks and provide better clearance to lessen mud build-up?
by magical_mouse
13 Oct 2013, 6:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: good factory wheels - racing/audax
Replies: 41
Views: 3752

good factory wheels - racing/audax

hi, i may treat myself to a reasonably priced pair of factory racing wheels - fulcrum or shimano or mavic or similar. I have always had normally (3x) spoked 32/36 wheels using shimano 105 hubs and mavic or exal rims and these have been fine. I am wondering if any factory wheels fulfill the following...
by magical_mouse
15 Sep 2013, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: converting triple to alpine double - issues
Replies: 14
Views: 3225

Re: converting triple to alpine double - issues

I did try replacing the shimano 50/39 with stronglight 48/38 but found the shifting compromised and i preferred 39 to 38 as it gives that slighter higher gear across the cassette which theoretically should not be noticeable but is.

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by magical_mouse
15 Sep 2013, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: compact versus triple for audax or sportive
Replies: 57
Views: 5967

Re: compact versus triple for audax or sportive

Hi everyone, thank you for all the useful replies, i have after much thought decided that a triple (50-39-26 with 12-30 10-speed cassette) gives me the range i want with the gears i use regularly easily accessible without too much need for double shifting, i find that droppoing from the outer to mid...
by magical_mouse
15 Sep 2013, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: converting triple to alpine double - issues
Replies: 14
Views: 3225

Re: converting triple to alpine double - issues

Thank you for all the useful replies, i have thought about it and feel that in the absence of easily purchased alpine double chainsets (for road bikes - i know that mtb ones work but the chainline is wrong with road rear ends and hubs), i do not feel just removing the outer of a triple is a satisfac...
by magical_mouse
15 Sep 2013, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: converting triple to alpine double - experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 3130

Re: converting triple to alpine double - experiences

Thank you for all the useful replies, i have thought about it and feel that in the absence of easily purchased alpine double chainsets (for road bikes - i know that mtb ones work but the chainline is wrong with road rear ends and hubs), i do not feel just removing the outer of a triple is a satisfac...
by magical_mouse
6 Sep 2013, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: converting triple to alpine double - issues
Replies: 14
Views: 3225

converting triple to alpine double - issues

Hi, i have also posted this in the anyone knows section as it may fit better there but if not Does anyone have experience of converting triple to alpine compact by removing outer and changing middle to (say) 44. Is there a problem with chainline (using shimano hollowtech 2 bb) Can triple shifters/fr...
by magical_mouse
6 Sep 2013, 9:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: converting triple to alpine double - experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 3130

converting triple to alpine double - experiences

HI, does anyone have experience of converting a triple to alpine compact by removing outer and changing middle to (say) 44. Is there a problem with chainline (using shimano hollowtech 2 bb) Can triple shifters/front derrailleur still be used with adjustment to screw on mech. What is the largest shif...
by magical_mouse
3 Sep 2013, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: compact versus triple for audax or sportive
Replies: 57
Views: 5967

compact versus triple for audax or sportive

Hi, i have always used a triple as i wanted the low gears this gives for when i'm tired at the end of an audax/ride and the hills keep coming (based around 50-39-26 and 12-30 10 speed cassette) I am now considering purchasing a 9/10 speed compact 50-34 and 12-36 rear cassette, mtb rear 9-speed mech....
by magical_mouse
27 Aug 2013, 10:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Apa Audax Ti
Replies: 29
Views: 2128

Re: Apa Audax Ti

Beetroot, answerting your questions - i have posted replies below each point Magic Mouse, I assume from your response that you've purchased a SPA (or even an APA!) Ti audax. One thing I was unsure of was the Rigida Chrina rims. Sure they're bomb proof, but perhaps a little more than I require as I w...
by magical_mouse
26 Aug 2013, 4:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Apa Audax Ti
Replies: 29
Views: 2128

Re: Apa Audax Ti

Hi, i wanted a triple and the 105 suited me, i changed the inner ring to a 26, the brake blocks to koolstop and the saddle to spa leather, plus fitted dog dawg to prevent chain derailing off inner. All were fitted during the build, otherwise the specified equiment was as i would have chosen - I also...
by magical_mouse
26 Aug 2013, 4:29pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC group leaders & CTC future direction
Replies: 2
Views: 127770

CTC group leaders & CTC future direction

Hi, I am writing this as i begin to wonder whether the CTC is still primarily a club for cycle tourists or something else, my reasons for concern revolve around the following: 1. The new guidelines for runs leaders are beginning to sound prescriptive and (may) put leaders off. 2. The idea of running...