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by scottg
27 Sep 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DI2 11 speed cassette convert to 10 speed
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: DI2 11 speed cassette convert to 10 speed

You would need an older Ultegra 10s Di2 rear mech,
it will work with your existing Di2 shifters and front mech.
Shifting smarts are in the mech.
by scottg
25 Sep 2020, 11:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken chain
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Broken chain

Brucey wrote:'same as they use in the TdF?'

why yes of course, it comes with a handy 'team car' too.... :wink:

cheers


My friend Ron on seeing a set of Rolf 16 spoke wheels,
"Ahhh, team car wheels", what is a team car wheel ? , I ask.
"When a spoke breaks, you call the team car"
by scottg
24 Sep 2020, 10:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: List of British name manufacturers bicycles
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: List of British name manufacturers bicycles

New model web site, sponsored by Chater Lea.


https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/
by scottg
19 Sep 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cork handlebar tape
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Cork handlebar tape

There is always a few rolls of Cinelli splash tape in the bike shop bargain bin. That is the 5? colour stuff. Camo tape is ok, if the shop has no splash or pink tape left. :) Cheapskates use Cateye cloth tape, that is available in the back of the shop, 3rd table from the left, bottom shelf, next to ...
by scottg
17 Sep 2020, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?
Replies: 62
Views: 2105

Re: UN55 BBs not so good anymore?

Can we still buy the old fashioned sort that is separate parts, grease the balls occasionally and last for ever ? Probably not ??? Yes, the Japanese still make very nice Italian and French bike parts. :) https://www.interlocracing.com/shop/product/ird-bottom-bracket-tenacity-qb-40-jis-2838 image.jpg
by scottg
14 Sep 2020, 4:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dura Ace downtube shifters - don't believe everything retailers tell you...
Replies: 43
Views: 1350

Re: Dura Ace downtube shifters - don't believe everything retailers tell you...

mikeymo wrote:
"6pt" is nice and accurate, thanks. What font is it ? ;-)


Shimano san(s)?

(former font anorak)
by scottg
14 Sep 2020, 2:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dura Ace downtube shifters - don't believe everything retailers tell you...
Replies: 43
Views: 1350

Re: Dura Ace downtube shifters - don't believe everything retailers tell you...

mikeymo wrote:Thanks. Is there any sort of identifying mark on them at all?


the black plastic ring says '7800' in 6pt type.
Also the levers have latitudinal groves on them,
they're are not smooth like the ones in the SJS picture.
by scottg
13 Sep 2020, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dura Ace downtube shifters - don't believe everything retailers tell you...
Replies: 43
Views: 1350

Re: Dura Ace downtube shifters - don't believe everything retailers tell you...

Hmmm, the 10s d/t Shimano shifters have the d ring, friction option. Just checked actual bikes, reality is not as reliable as the internet in most cases as we all know. :) There are TWO different 10 speed d/t shifters. So are yours SL-7800 or SL-7900? On my SL-7700 the model number is written on th...
by scottg
12 Sep 2020, 9:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dura Ace downtube shifters - don't believe everything retailers tell you...
Replies: 43
Views: 1350

Re: Dura Ace downtube shifters - don't believe everything retailers tell you...

Hmmm, the 10s d/t Shimano shifters have the d ring, friction option. The 10s Shimano bar-cons do not have a friction option. That could be the source of the retailers confusion. 9s Shimano bar-cons do have the friction d-ring. Just checked actual bikes, reality is not as reliable as the internet in ...
by scottg
12 Sep 2020, 12:17am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: crab hand
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: crab hand

what kind of shifters ?
by scottg
10 Sep 2020, 1:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front dynamo light
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: Front dynamo light

Nice thing about B&M lights, they're easy to resell.

I'm now on my 4th or 5th generation, an IQ-X, it replaced a not very impressive Supernova.
Being able to rotate the light, so I can rack mount it, has been useful.
Using a SON 28, the Fosters size one.
by scottg
5 Sep 2020, 12:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clothing for Touring
Replies: 29
Views: 1175

Re: Clothing for Touring

greyingbeard wrote:Tweeds - plus fours, plus twos, flat cap, sports jacket, wooly jumpers, and a rolled up cape on saddle bag.


Here in the Colonies, we have CTC re-enactors.

https://www.outyourbackdoor.com/the-lak ... eed/1205/#
by scottg
1 Sep 2020, 11:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nuovo Gran Sport - capacity of rear mech
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Nuovo Gran Sport - capacity of rear mech

Source for old timey dangly bit info. http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Campagnolo_Nuovo_Gran_Sport_3500_3rd_style_derailleur.html BITD, you'd remove the Campag NGS, and replace it with a Suntour mech, very period correct too. I have couple VX-GTs that I use for non-vintage rides, the Cyclos go ba...
by scottg
31 Aug 2020, 1:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is a gravel bike ?
Replies: 98
Views: 3205

Re: What is a gravel bike ?

Gra-vel bikes used to be called All Rounders or All Purpose. I've a '54 Claud Butler New All Rounder, easily takes a 32mm tyre. I had '99 Rivendell Atlantis, "All Purpose,All Surface, All Season" it would take a 52mm tyre. From 2001, Atlanti introduced in 1999. I like the 3 different build...
by scottg
28 Aug 2020, 11:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is a gravel bike ?
Replies: 98
Views: 3205

Re: What is a gravel bike ?

If you live in the States, and roads look like this,
you get bike that look like this.
Google "Guitar Ted".

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