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by pickerd1
8 Feb 2016, 9:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trains in Ireland
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Trains in Ireland

Hi all, We have booked our ferry from Holyhead to Dublin and we have our accommodation booked in Kenmare (Kerry). We now have to get 3 cyclists and their bikes from Dublin to Killarney (and back). Our preference is not to use a car but it seems the Irish inter city trains only have space for 2 bikes...
by pickerd1
21 Dec 2015, 12:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Mech for 22-36-42
Replies: 0
Views: 342

Front Mech for 22-36-42

This may have been covered previously (sure it has)..... I'm looking to purchase a front mech with a shallow inner cage. This is for the following set-up ... - chainrings 22-36-42 - friction shifter (SL-BS-79) - 10 speed cassette - shimano system (if it makes any difference) Is there anything availa...
by pickerd1
18 Dec 2015, 8:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spring Tour - Ireland
Replies: 15
Views: 1438

Spring Tour - Ireland

Hello all. I have used the Techy part of the CTC forum quite a bit but never the Touring & Expedition part, so this is my first post here. We are planning our 2016 spring tour and have chosen a short tour of Ireland. A rough route is as follows: DAY 1 - Rosslare Harbour to Waterford City 40 DAY ...
by pickerd1
10 Dec 2015, 8:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SL-BS78 Shifters PROBLEM
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: SL-BS78 Shifters PROBLEM

Thanks very much for your replies. I will try a few things tonight including: - measure cable pull - check cable mounting - 'hubbub' style cable mounting - reducing the pull ratio slightly may help - strip and service the shifter - is there anything inside that can impact shifting? - check the casse...
by pickerd1
7 Dec 2015, 1:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 27" Tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: 27" Tyres

Thanks for your replies. I measured the Schwalbe Marathons that were fitted to the tandem and they are more like 30mm wide as opposed to the 32 (1 1/14") quoted. These will be ok on the single speed as my riding is on a combination of roads and trails. However, when I tried these on my Mavic 27...
by pickerd1
1 Dec 2015, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 27" Tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 526

27" Tyres

Hello everyone, I have a couple of old bikes that rely on 27" wheels. The first is a Claude Butler tandem and the second an old Falcon that I have had for 30 years or more (the first bike I bought with my own money) which is now converted into a single speed. I could convert these to 700c but w...
by pickerd1
24 Nov 2015, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh RSP Ti
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Raleigh RSP Ti

I've just bought a 2nd hand Raleigh RSP Titanium frame (with carbon fork). Not really a touring bike I know but I plan to use it for some day rides next summer. I plan to fit it out with some Shimano 105 parts that I have - STI shifters, brake calipers, rear & front derailleur. Chainset will be ...
by pickerd1
3 Nov 2015, 9:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake Levers - Reverse Pull???
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Brake Levers - Reverse Pull???

Hello, Unless I have missed something all the reverse pull brake levers on the market have bar end fixings (all but a Jtek clamp on lever which are £40 each). These levers are for the Aero / Tri bar market where there are effectively 4 bar ends for use with brake levers and shifters. I'm interested ...
by pickerd1
26 Oct 2015, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Bar End Shifters?
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Which Bar End Shifters?

Hello All, I'm considering bar end shifters but don't know whether to go for Dura Ace SL-BS79 OR MicroShift BS-A10. How do these compare? I've played with the Dura Ace and found them a little stiff (no innuendo please). They were however very accurate and shifted the 105 RD very nicely. This was wit...
by pickerd1
19 Oct 2015, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

I have disc brakes fitted to a few bikes now. Two have TRP HY RD fitted and one has Hayes mech disc fitted. With both the TRP HY RD fitted bikes I experience a lot of 'judder' under heavy braking, with the mech disc equipped bike I don't experience this. Prior to fitting the TRP HY RD brakes there w...
by pickerd1
8 Oct 2015, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact double chainset with square taper and 46T chainring?
Replies: 45
Views: 13239

Re: Compact double chainset with square taper and 46T chainr

What causes problems is when you use inner and middle shifter positions for your 2 chainrings. If using a triple shifter on a double chainset, you should use outermost clicks with the lower limit screw blocking off what would be the granny position. I'm interested to know what the problem is? I lik...
by pickerd1
5 Oct 2015, 7:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools for new build
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Tools for new build

I'm planning a couple of new builds, and hope to do more in the future, and I'm looking for advice on some tools for the job ... - headset press (1 1/8" for now) - presently I use a threaded rod and large sockets - crown race installer - brute force and ignorance used until now Also planning on...
by pickerd1
19 Sep 2015, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x10 to 2x11 change
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

3x10 to 2x11 change

Not sure why but I really fancy changing my 3x10 to a 2x11 set-up. I originally set-up the 3x10 as below to find out which gears I sue most. - chainrings = 22 / 32/ 42 - cassette 12 to 23 The 22/23 low gear is good so I would like to keep a 1:1 ratio. I use the 32/16 and gears around it a lot and li...
by pickerd1
15 Sep 2015, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle computer
Replies: 15
Views: 2004

Re: Cycle computer

Hi all, I have a Garmin Edge 1000 for which I paid too much. It was on offer from Wiggle or Halfords I think. It has wireless cadence and speed sensors, and also a heart rate monitor. Features wise it is fully loaded: maps, satnav guidance etc It also interfaces nicely with Strava and Garmin connect...
by pickerd1
4 Sep 2015, 10:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bull Horn Bar Brake Levers and Shifters
Replies: 11
Views: 2634

Bull Horn Bar Brake Levers and Shifters

I have bull horn bars on my single speed bike. These have reverse pull brake levers (Tektro RX 4.1) which I like very much. I am planning on putting gears back on this bike - probably just a 1x10 set-up. The question is what type of brake levers and shifters. Previously I have successfully set-up Ti...