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by RodT
7 Dec 2019, 7:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 24
Views: 1404

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

A request for slowster, who has been helpful beyond the call of duty. I’ve ordered a set of v-brakes and the levers and grips you suggested. I don’t know which shifters to order. I’ve got a 9-speed with a triple chainring. There seem to be plenty of I-Spec B compatible 10-speed shifters available. C...
by RodT
3 Dec 2019, 7:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 24
Views: 1404

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

Thanks for putting me right on that. It’s clearly unjust that an innovator like Jeff Jones can’t protect his work from predatory companies and countries. But I live in a capitalist system, and though wanting to change the handlebars on my bike might seem like an indulgence to some, I have my reasons...
by RodT
2 Dec 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 24
Views: 1404

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

If something seems too good to be true, it usually is. But I can’t see the catch here. A price difference of £71 for what seems to be the same product is amazing. How many more companies stick a premium price on their products on the strength of a name? Many, I suspect. It is especially pleasing tha...
by RodT
1 Dec 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 24
Views: 1404

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

Many thanks to all for such helpful and comprehensive advice. In reply to Brucey, my Deore is 9-speed. An additional query; I’m going for the loop bar. It comes in two versions; expensive and very expensive. The latter is described as ‘butted aluminium’, the former as plain aluminium. I’ll be using ...
by RodT
30 Nov 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 24
Views: 1404

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

Tektro Oryx cantilever brakes. Shimano Deore mechs.
by RodT
30 Nov 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 24
Views: 1404

...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

I’ve got drop bars with bar-end shifters on my Cinelli Hobootleg and I’m thinking of swapping them for a Jones H-bar. Any advice on which brakes, shifters and possibly stem I should get to take the place of the existing components would be welcome. I’ve done a search but not found anything helpful. ...
by RodT
24 Nov 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 743
Views: 127438

Re: A positive thread

Approaching Botallack this afternoon, on the St.Ives-Zennor-St.Just road, a driver in a small van misjudged an overtake and made the closest of close passes. He received a blast from an approaching car and a fist-shake and and outraged yelp from me. Further on down the road, the van was parked in a ...
by RodT
8 Nov 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ineffective Tektro brake
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: Ineffective Tektro brake

Correct levers ordered from Planet X. Thank you Brucey and everybody else for such great advice. You live and learn, especially on this forum.
I’ll post the result after I’ve fitted the new levers.
by RodT
8 Nov 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ineffective Tektro brake
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: Ineffective Tektro brake

Ok, apparently I have. X3.
Next time I’ll know.
by RodT
8 Nov 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ineffective Tektro brake
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: Ineffective Tektro brake

image.jpg image.jpg 64DB5D16-4030-472F-8A8B-3A53F788B9C5.jpeg Thanks for the helpful replies. I shouldn’t have been disparaging about cantilevers-I was thoughtlessly repeating what I was told in my lbs. The lever model is RL 520. Maybe this is where I’ve gone wrong. Here is a photo of my set-up. Or...
by RodT
8 Nov 2019, 9:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ineffective Tektro brake
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Ineffective Tektro brake

Sorry if this is not exactly a new topic, but I can’t find the answer to my problem in the various threads about canti brakes. I recently replaced both Tektro brake levers on my Cinelli Hobo. The hoods were perished and both quick-release buttons missing. (And replaced by two red Rawplugs, quite eff...
by RodT
22 Oct 2019, 9:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 39
Views: 1534

Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Inspired by a birthday present of The Rough-Stuff Archive ( all the images are inspiring, but the one on page 88 is ridiculous), I set off from Penzance on my touring bike with a plan to cross the moors to various prehistoric sites, including Nine Maidens. The usual climb out of the town and past Ch...
by RodT
15 Aug 2019, 11:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Extreme horse hazard
Replies: 21
Views: 1493

Re: Extreme horse hazard

Fortunately it was a cycle track, not a road, so no danger from traffic. About the width of, say, the Camel trail, with a surface of fine dusty grit which rose in clouds from their hooves. In any case, there was no possibility of stopping them, unless, as has been suggested, they could be diverted i...
by RodT
15 Aug 2019, 9:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Extreme horse hazard
Replies: 21
Views: 1493

Extreme horse hazard

Homeward bound on le Vélo Francette through Mayenne, I hear the sound of galloping hooves. Then around the bend comes a herd of five or six big, cobby, coloured (piebald) horses, going like a cavalry charge. They are saddled, bridled and RIDERLESS. I hurl myself and the bike onto the verge as they g...
by RodT
19 Jul 2019, 6:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Le Vélo Francette
Replies: 8
Views: 1762

Re: Le Vélo Francette

It’s not about having your hand held. With clear signage, you don’t have to worry about route-finding and can just watch the landscape whizz by as you ride yourself into that blissed-out zen-like state which is one of the joys of cycling.