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by fatoldman
3 Jul 2014, 7:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mystery bike
Replies: 12
Views: 2683

Re: Mystery bike

I may have found a match. Dawes Fox ? Lugs / Pump pegs / Cable pulls / Stays / Drop outs... all look the same to me - as do the forks. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301217545693?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT As to the steep steering head, I've been looking at the bike an...
by fatoldman
30 Jun 2014, 7:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mystery bike
Replies: 12
Views: 2683

Re: Mystery bike

It rides okay. Not as smooth as my Specialized Secteur Sport, about on par with my Whyte Charing Cross - and a bit more sure footed than my wife's Pashley :) I will check the angles later this week and dismantle the front end to check for a frame number (which, I am guessing, will not match the numb...
by fatoldman
28 Jun 2014, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mystery bike
Replies: 12
Views: 2683

Mystery bike

I recently bought an old bike. It is stickered up as a Holdsworth Equipe but I’m sure it is not an Equipe. In fact, I’m not convinced it is a Holdsworth. For one thing, the lugs at the steerer tube don't match any pictures I can find of Holdsworths online. Don't get me wrong, I am happy with the bik...
by fatoldman
12 Dec 2013, 2:02pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Possible to upgrade to 180 (or203) rotors from 160?
Replies: 5
Views: 63129

Re: Possible to upgrade to 180 (or203) rotors from 160?

Thanks Rick. I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a skilled road cyclist. I will give this a try. I do have the problem of being "chunky" (18st) - so the speed really does have to be kept under control on steep descents to avoid momentum pulling me off a safe line on the corners. Howeve...
by fatoldman
10 Dec 2013, 4:54pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan – A Coast to Coast Off-road Cycle
Replies: 15
Views: 92664

Re: Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan – A Coast to Coast Off-road Cyc

Even later to the party but (adding to kcal's post)... If you can get to Ballater, then take the Deeside Way from there to Aberdeen (Duthie Park) and you have the whole route. Deeside Way takes the route of the old railway line Ballater to Aboyne then up to Deeside Activity Centre, drop down to Kinc...
by fatoldman
10 Dec 2013, 4:26pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Possible to upgrade to 180 (or203) rotors from 160?
Replies: 5
Views: 63129

Possible to upgrade to 180 (or203) rotors from 160?

I have a couple of bikes that I'd like to improve the braking systems on. 1. Specialized Sectuer disc - after running the bike for less than a month, the bike tech told me that I was "over-braking" as the rear disc was showing signs of over-heating. I very much like being alive and do not ...
by fatoldman
15 Jun 2013, 11:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano road shifter + MTB 10 speed derailleur
Replies: 16
Views: 4015

Re: Shimano road shifter + MTB 10 speed derailleur

Thanks everybody. This really threw me. However, yesterday, I fitted a Shimano SLX M662 SGS (9 speed) and, using the B-screw to adjust clearance, it is working perfectly with the 11-36T Shimano 10 speed cassette and Shimano Tiagra 10 speed shifter.
Result! Thanks again.
by fatoldman
13 Jun 2013, 11:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ....why this doesn't take panniers...?
Replies: 40
Views: 3343

Re: ....why this doesn't take panniers...?

I would ask the EBC guy to dig out a disc specific rack from stores and prove that it doesn't fit. The photo certainly looks like there are fitting points suitable for a disc-specific rack. The reason that I'd challenge the shop guy is that, when I bought my Whyte Charing Cross there, I was told by ...
by fatoldman
13 Jun 2013, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano road shifter + MTB 10 speed derailleur
Replies: 16
Views: 4015

Re: Shimano road shifter + MTB 10 speed derailleur

Thank you all. I am happy man now. I thought that I'd have to go back to my original set-up but I will install a 9sp mech and be able to climb those hills. Thanks again.
by fatoldman
13 Jun 2013, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano road shifter + MTB 10 speed derailleur
Replies: 16
Views: 4015

Re: Shimano road shifter + MTB 10 speed derailleur

531colin - many thanks. I thought that the cable wasn't moving far enough and now I know why. So, I am an idiot for not checking before buying but I can live with that. Back to the drawing board (and piggy bank).
by fatoldman
13 Jun 2013, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano road shifter + MTB 10 speed derailleur
Replies: 16
Views: 4015

Shimano road shifter + MTB 10 speed derailleur

I am having problems getting up some of the many hills around me and thought that I'd put a 11-36 cassette on my cyclocross bike. I swapped the existing Tiagra 4600 derailleur for a Shimano SLX M663 Shadow 10 speed Rear Mech SGS - Long Cage derailleur (because the Tiagra has a reach limit of 32T spr...