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by Hackfall
28 Jul 2017, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: stainless steel chainring bolts and square axle bolts.
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: stainless steel chainring bolts and square axle bolts.

Titanium is worth it. Tibolts.co.uk

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by Hackfall
15 Jun 2017, 4:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What bike for £160?
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: What bike for £160?

Take your time and the right one second hand will come up on ebay

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by Hackfall
27 Sep 2016, 9:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gore-Tex road shoes
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Gore-Tex road shoes

Hi I am looking for some Gore-Tex winter commuter shoes but they need to be able to take look pedals as the bike being used will be used with Look Keo pedals at other times and I don't want to chop and change. So far the ones I have found on different web sites (even the boot style ones) tend to get...
by Hackfall
16 Sep 2016, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frozen front mech
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Frozen front mech

By way of an update. The old mech never could be freed. Now have fitted a band on sora 9 speed mech. Works fine with my veloce 9 speed levers and shimano 9 speed rear gearing. I need to tweak the High setting as its going too far and if i am not careful will take the chain off. Just a tweak tonight ...
by Hackfall
2 Sep 2016, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frozen front mech
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Frozen front mech

Sora replacement arriving today. Still left the old one soaking. No movement at all. Its deeed i tell you

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by Hackfall
31 Aug 2016, 8:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frozen front mech
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Frozen front mech

I have ordered a sora now. Did not realise newer mechs would still work with my shifters. For 12 quid its a no brainer.

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by Hackfall
30 Aug 2016, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frozen front mech
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Frozen front mech

Ok. Safer bet with sora 3500 9 speed then?

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by Hackfall
30 Aug 2016, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frozen front mech
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Frozen front mech

Is there much benefit in going ultegra 6800? They are only another 4 quid but is it worth it?

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by Hackfall
30 Aug 2016, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frozen front mech
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Frozen front mech

Thanks Brucey think i may just go with that then. Not looking too hopeful for the old mech.

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by Hackfall
30 Aug 2016, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frozen front mech
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Frozen front mech

Its soaking now for a couple of days. Will check it in a day or so. Out of interest here. The existing shifter is a 9 speed veloce. The mech is a shimano of similar vintage possibly rx100. The campag shifter is thumb shift to drop from big to small ring. Its multiple clicks to tighten the cable suff...
by Hackfall
24 Aug 2016, 11:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frozen front mech
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Frozen front mech

Thanks all i will look to these suggestions and hopefully get it moving again.

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by Hackfall
24 Aug 2016, 9:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frozen front mech
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Frozen front mech

I have increasingly had issues with my front mech, my setup is a hybrid that has been good for over a decade, front Veloce 9 speed levers, and front shimano exage mech. Now for a few weeks the mech has refused to move from the outer to the inner ring without a few taps of the foot. washing and lubin...
by Hackfall
5 May 2016, 10:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1" steerer ahead question
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: 1" steerer ahead question

Hi Brucey and everyone thanks for the advice. The current headset is a Ritchey Logic. This will be from about 17 years ago. The top part of the headset is plain black, the bottom part near the brakes is a gun metal grey, and going a bit rusty. Don't know if this helps with understanding what the cur...
by Hackfall
26 Apr 2016, 11:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1" steerer ahead question
Replies: 8
Views: 635

1" steerer ahead question

Hi I have a Bob Jackson Merlin 631 with an ahead headset and 3T stem. I have had to start replacing some parts now that have corroded. Have replaced the stem bolts after a bolt head pinged off. Now have replaced the handlebars also. Next thing to look at is the headset which is a bit rusted and unsi...
by Hackfall
23 Feb 2016, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain replace?
Replies: 13
Views: 793

Re: Chain replace?

thank you. its another learning curve for me all this so sorry for basic questions. When I remove the freehub what is the best way to clean it, then afterwards from the Rose pictures it looks like the pawls are greased rather than oiled? No guarantee this will solve it and may end up replacing the f...