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by fredN4
15 Mar 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD for 105 / DA groupset
Replies: 29
Views: 1749

Re: RD for 105 / DA groupset

bought the Time this morning. Fitted my "eleven speed" Ultegra compact. Works fine with the 9 speed cassette.
12-36 Shimano cassette, chain and XT RD M772 on order.
Thanks again to all.
by fredN4
14 Mar 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD for 105 / DA groupset
Replies: 29
Views: 1749

Re: RD for 105 / DA groupset

Thanks Brucey
guess I could use a 10 speed chaine?
Will the MTB chain pull be the same for 9 or 10 speed ultegra?
by fredN4
14 Mar 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD for 105 / DA groupset
Replies: 29
Views: 1749

Re: RD for 105 / DA groupset

sorry , final point this evening.
The Time I have found is not running a compact chainset. But I have a spare 11 speed Ultegra compact FC6800. Would this work OK with 9 speed chain and cassette?
Bon nuit
by fredN4
14 Mar 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD for 105 / DA groupset
Replies: 29
Views: 1749

Re: RD for 105 / DA groupset

just to throw a cat amongst...........
there is a Time Edge going locally with Ultegra 18 speed groupset. Since I already have two Times I am intertested. Do I still buy a 9 speed MTB rear mech to allow use of a 34 cassette? Same cable pull?
Thank in advance
Fred
by fredN4
14 Mar 2019, 9:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD for 105 / DA groupset
Replies: 29
Views: 1749

Re: RD for 105 / DA groupset

I am coming round to the idea of fitting a 36 cassette. wait with anticipation the source of a 12 or 13-36 cassette!
by fredN4
13 Mar 2019, 11:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD for 105 / DA groupset
Replies: 29
Views: 1749

Re: RD for 105 / DA groupset

thanks again folks
by fredN4
13 Mar 2019, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD for 105 / DA groupset
Replies: 29
Views: 1749

Re: RD for 105 / DA groupset

Thanks Brucey. Nice to see you are still around! Could you say which road 10 RDs would work? I knew about Tiagra 4700 (just in time!)
by fredN4
13 Mar 2019, 8:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD for 105 / DA groupset
Replies: 29
Views: 1749

RD for 105 / DA groupset

Morning folks I am in process of buying a road bike for my daughter-in-law who lives in hilly Bath. The bike I have found is a LOOK 555 of about 10 years old. It has 105 shifters with DA front and rear derailleurs. It is 10 speed. Chainset is a compact 50/34. All works well. I wish to fit an 11-34 c...
by fredN4
1 Oct 2018, 7:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sidi shoe sizing
Replies: 16
Views: 1104

Re: Sidi shoe sizing

I am size 44. I have 2 pairs of sidis size 44. They fit me perfectly.
by fredN4
31 Jul 2018, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake question-From across the Pond
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: Brake question-From across the Pond

even before Brexit!
by fredN4
26 Jul 2018, 7:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help! Threaded my left hand crank pedal threads
Replies: 22
Views: 1257

Re: Help! Threaded my left hand crank pedal threads

cant believe all this “advice”. Buy a new crank {FFE - family-friendly edit }.
by fredN4
12 Mar 2018, 2:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: advice needed - upgrading to my first carbon road bike
Replies: 82
Views: 3948

Re: advice needed - upgrading to my first carbon road bike

go for the lightest and best equipped you can afford. Which should mean carbon. You wont regret it. I bought a second hand Giant TCR1 when I was down under a couple of years ago for my annual visits . In January while down there I was out riding with some friends who had bought new Defys. I noticed ...
by fredN4
15 Oct 2017, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: campagnolo 9 speed chainset with 10 speed
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: campagnolo 9 speed chainset with 10 speed

cant see why not. check out Stronglight Impact.
by fredN4
2 Oct 2017, 6:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing : resolving the 17t - 20t sprocket jump
Replies: 29
Views: 1634

Re: Gearing Yes yet again.

22/34! quicker to get off and push it? :D
by fredN4
7 Sep 2017, 8:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycling into old age
Replies: 19
Views: 8775

Re: cycling into old age

I am 76 and cycled up Le Ventoux last week. Keep at it!