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by fredN4
26 Oct 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag gears and Shimano hubs.
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: Campag gears and Shimano hubs.

I put a 26 inner on my 9 speed campag triple (for the reason of wanting to get up Le Ventoux easier). Largest rear sprocket is 28. Works fine for this old gent.
by fredN4
19 Oct 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo - latest news
Replies: 59
Views: 3867

Re: Shimergo - latest news

thanks CJ and all i have not taken the luxury of reading all the posts, so forgive me. I have 3 bikes fitted with Campag: A 9 speed record triple with a 26 inner front ring that gives me all the gears I need, so we leave that as is; I also have a 10 speed record Ultrashift. I am tempted to fit a Shi...
by fredN4
11 Oct 2020, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Commuter bag when cycling - suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Commuter bag when cycling - suggestions

or change your mode of transport. a scooter perhaps?
by fredN4
8 Oct 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Commuter bag when cycling - suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Commuter bag when cycling - suggestions

why do you need to carry all that crap? I commuted by bicycle for many years. Left my suit, shoes etc and wash things at the office. Just carried a fresh shirt in a small nap sack. Could even pick up 2 bottles of wine on the return journey.
by fredN4
30 Jul 2020, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First road bike dilemmas
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: First road bike dilemmas

seat tubes come in varying lengths, as I am sure you know by now. incidentally, I am am 84 cms inside leg at 179 cms . My frame is 56! but only because I couldnt find a 54 I could afford . I am sure you will adjust your 56 to fit taking the good adcice offered on here.
by fredN4
30 Jul 2020, 5:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First road bike dilemmas
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: First road bike dilemmas

make that an 8 cms stem :D
by fredN4
29 Jul 2020, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First road bike dilemmas
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: First road bike dilemmas

I've just built a Cannondale supersix evo himod. I believe the frame angles are similar to CAADs. You need a 54 frame with an 8 mm extension but with enough strearer available for you to be relaxed on the hoods. I commuted for many years in London. It is essential to be comfortable on the hoods.
by fredN4
29 Jul 2020, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GRX FD-RX400 Grrrrr!
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: GRX FD-RX400 Grrrrr!

bit late in the day but I have found plenty of vidoes on utube that explain how to set the stop screws. Arts Cyclery for one. Glad you sorted it.
by fredN4
23 Jul 2020, 7:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cross Chaining - good or bad.
Replies: 26
Views: 1041

Re: Cross Chaining - good or bad.

avoiding chain rub on the FD is the least of your worries when cross-chaining cheers gotta say I've been cross chaining for donkeys on double FDs, Campag mostly, and Shimano. Cant say I am down the shop every year or so having to buy new parts, if ever. It is supposed to reduce your efficiency thou...
by fredN4
23 Jul 2020, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cross Chaining - good or bad.
Replies: 26
Views: 1041

Re: Cross Chaining - good or bad.

fitted SRAM Red shifters and FD 11 speed, to a recent bike build. According to the SRAM info I read cross chaining is OK because the FD twists slightly when changing rings. Cetainly works for me. I will let you know when it all wears out :wink: avoiding chain rub on the FD is the least of your worr...
by fredN4
23 Jul 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cross Chaining - good or bad.
Replies: 26
Views: 1041

Re: Cross Chaining - good or bad.

fitted SRAM Red shifters and FD 11 speed, to a recent bike build. According to the SRAM info I read cross chaining is OK because the FD twists slightly when changing rings. Cetainly works for me. I will let you know when it all wears out :wink:
by fredN4
26 Jun 2020, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano long-arm front derailleurs: purpose of design?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Shimano long-arm front derailleurs: purpose of design?

well I am sure you are all right but I have never had a problem with Shimano shifters, although I much prefer Campag and lately, Sram. Having to swing the whole lever has always seemed crude to me.
by fredN4
18 May 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: carbon road frame with cirular and symetrical seat tube
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: carbon road frame with cirular and symetrical seat tube

many thanks folks. I shied away from trying the FD with an 8 mm gap - maybe should have tried. Bought the Wickwerks adaptor. It brings the FD too low. Sawed off a bit of the FD mount to make it work. But I'm not convinced the adaptor will stay firmly in place. It shifted a bit once and my SRAM red F...
by fredN4
17 May 2020, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: carbon road frame with cirular and symetrical seat tube
Replies: 7
Views: 277

carbon road frame with cirular and symetrical seat tube

Hi folks
anyone know of a carbon road frame with a circular seat tube I could use to employ a clamp-on FD, so as to mount my 46/30 chainset. Please dont warn me about using a clamp-on with a carbon frame!! many thanks.