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by Vantage
21 Aug 2019, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deore vs Deore LX
Replies: 22
Views: 690

Re: Deore vs Deore LX

No idea of the model numbers but I've gone from Deore to Deore LX and back to Deore. All rear hubs.
I've noticed no difference whatsoever in ride or parts quality.
by Vantage
20 Aug 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTD: Shimano 3x8 STI Road levers
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: WTD: Shimano 3x8 STI Road levers

I've had these sitting in the spares box for over a year. Last time I used them they worked fine but there's about 9000 miles on them and looking not so pretty.
Shimano 2200 I believe.

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by Vantage
20 Aug 2019, 9:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Build
Replies: 44
Views: 5501

Re: New Build

Time for yet another update. Following instructions I'd read from some mtb site, I Jamie Oliver'd my brakes. Pads out, cleaned with brake cleaner spray, dried and baked in the oven at 200 degrees for half an hour. Some more brake cleaner, dried and sanded with 120 grit wet'n'dry. Then brake cleaner ...
by Vantage
20 Aug 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Build
Replies: 44
Views: 5501

Re: New Build

I think the touring and wayfarer share similar head angles but there's certainly more fork rake on the Wayfarer. It's not so keen to wander off on its own which is nice.
The Hypers are listed as 37 but I think measure as 38mm or so. AFAIK they're the biggest.
by Vantage
20 Aug 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?
Replies: 46
Views: 1213

Re: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?

Apologies to the op for this minor thread diversion... @slowster Brake cleaning spray on its way today so trying that first to see if anything changes, but if not, at least the rotors will be sparkly clean. @reohn2 I hope you're right John. Last time I had disc brakes was back in 2004-5 and they wer...
by Vantage
20 Aug 2019, 12:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?
Replies: 46
Views: 1213

Re: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?

I've recently done something similar to what the op is considering. It really isn't worth the trouble and money. I 'upgraded' my Spa Steel Touring to a Spa Wayfarer mostly to be able to use bigger and better tyres (the Touring I had used 26" wheels) but I was also looking forward to no wear on ...
by Vantage
18 Aug 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 585
Views: 341227

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Spa are only a small bike shop though and may not have the buying power of the bigger bike companies. Their bikes however, can be built to the owners specification on purchase. I'm willing to bet that many local lbs's and places like Evans would be a bit funny if asked to change certain components o...
by Vantage
15 Aug 2019, 8:56am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: 26" Dynamo wheelset SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Re: 26" Dynamo wheelset

Bump coz of price drop.
by Vantage
13 Aug 2019, 10:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **
Replies: 401
Views: 53555

Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

Vertically drilled seatstay bridges.
Why? Just why? AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!

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by Vantage
8 Aug 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Non-indexed downtube shifters on 10sp
Replies: 75
Views: 2660

Re: Non-indexed downtube shifters on 10sp

There probably isn't a big enough market for them.
Most cyclists nowadays like their shifters and brake levers within easy reach.
Some folk think it odd that that I like dt shifters.
by Vantage
7 Aug 2019, 5:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 660
Views: 118345

Re: A positive thread

Despite a few soakings, an unplanned inspection of the local vegetation and a squealing front brake, I had a very pleasant and entertaining ride with some pleasant company today. Thanks chaps :D
by Vantage
5 Aug 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Build
Replies: 44
Views: 5501

Re: New Build

A test ride to Haigh has revealed my efforts have paid off.
Everything working perfectly :mrgreen:
by Vantage
5 Aug 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Build
Replies: 44
Views: 5501

Re: New Build

I have a suspicion as why my brakes aren't as good as they could be. When I got the frame & forks, I bought some car engine oil. The kind that comes in a big bottle. 40 weight. The purpose of which was to flood the frame with and prevent rust etc for a while. Guess what's been leaking slowly fro...
by Vantage
5 Aug 2019, 2:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Build
Replies: 44
Views: 5501

Re: New Build

Yup. I'm squeezin 'em with Tektro RL340 levers.
by Vantage
5 Aug 2019, 12:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Build
Replies: 44
Views: 5501

Re: New Build

Well I've done a few rides now. Nothing epic, just a couple 10 milers. So how is the frame&fork? Well, comfy. I'm finding that the bike is very stable. No twitchiness at all. I thought the Touring suffered a bit from this. Letting go of the bars was possible, but a little nerve racking at times....