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by Spoke
22 Jul 2014, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how to adjust shimano ultegra levers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2811

Re: how to adjust shimano ultegra levers?

Thank you all for the answers. Mine Ultegra levers do not have the adjustments. Not sure what year.
I will give shims the chance. :)
by Spoke
22 Jul 2014, 9:04pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Lesser known hazards for off-road cyclists
Replies: 18
Views: 45532

Re: Lesser known hazards for off-road cyclists

Once I was shot in the eyes, point blank, with the camera flash.
I was blinded for a moment. Luckily I was going uphill, but what had possessed that stupid man to fire camera with flash into my eyes - who can tell.
by Spoke
22 Jul 2014, 8:58pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Univega Alpina
Replies: 5
Views: 13290

Re: Univega Alpina

Good find! Congratulations!
I used to own Univega (not the antique as yours) Alpina 550 (silver/red) - it was stolen from the basement. :(

Enjoyed it and good luck!
by Spoke
10 Jul 2014, 8:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone recommend any good books?
Replies: 98
Views: 28716

Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

I bought this very cheaply last year from a clearance bookshop as it had a slight printing fault. Its OK but its basically a book for looking at the pictures rather than actually reading. They were accompanied by a professional photographer and some of the pictures are excellent but the text is rat...
by Spoke
10 Jul 2014, 8:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how to adjust shimano ultegra levers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2811

Re: how to adjust shimano ultegra levers?

freeflow wrote:Read the reviews at the link you provided.


Yes of course - but are the reviews on the web shop to be believed? I can imagine that if there are too many negative reviews they will be removed?
by Spoke
10 Jul 2014, 8:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone recommend any good books?
Replies: 98
Views: 28716

Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

I am looking for a similar thing (for a gift). I found this one "12 Months in the Saddle" http://www.bicycle-discounts.com/accessories/misc/book-12-months-in-the-saddle-the-story-of-how-two-cyclists-tackled-a-dozen-epic-rides And according to this review http://www.independent.co.uk/travel...
by Spoke
10 Jul 2014, 7:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dealing with mosquitos
Replies: 49
Views: 9684

Re: Dealing with mosquitos

Ride faster then they can fly! :)
Or find the riding buddy which mosquitos like more than you. :p
by Spoke
8 Jul 2014, 11:12am
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Rock'n'hill in Croatia
Replies: 1
Views: 94412

Re: Rock'n'hill in Croatia

Nice, but a little bit scary for my taste. :)
by Spoke
8 Jul 2014, 11:09am
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Air or sprung suspension?
Replies: 5
Views: 18304

Re: Air or sprung suspension?

Air forks and rear suspension units seem to be the way ahead but what are the advantages? If you had forks and rear sus units with the correct spring rating would they perform as well as air units? Ok, you can adjust the air spring rating to adjust for changes in the weight of you and/or your kit b...
by Spoke
8 Jul 2014, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how to adjust shimano ultegra levers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2811

how to adjust shimano ultegra levers?

Hello,

It seems that ultegra levers can not be adjust for perfect reach. :(
I googled and find out about this:
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/slim-shim-brake-lever-spacer-ec008424

Did anybody tried it? Will it fit ultegra levers?

Thx!