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by neilob
12 Sep 2020, 7:59pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano XT, Sora, RSX, Tiagra
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Shimano XT, Sora, RSX, Tiagra

One and only bump!
by neilob
10 Sep 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 700c Carbon forks
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: 700c Carbon forks

Steerer length? 1 1/8? I have a pair in top condition with 185mm steerer but maybe this is too short for a 56cm frame? Coppi. If ok I will send pics. £30.
by neilob
3 Sep 2020, 3:34pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 54cm Carbon Bike with Campag Chorus and Mavic SL wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: 54cm Carbon Bike with Campag Chorus and Mavic SL wheels

Is a copy of a Pinarello. Probably made from the same molds, probably on the same production line, to exactly the same specifications. Almost every big 'bike assembler' will have a majority of their frames made in Taiwan or China. Who incidentally, are making some of the best engineered carbon fram...
by neilob
2 Sep 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano XT, Sora, RSX, Tiagra
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Shimano XT, Sora, RSX, Tiagra

How did I end up with so much stuff? Please let my wife know if you understand the condition...... XT rear mech, short/med cage, excellent working order and very clean £20 Sora 3300 front and rear mech, double, band on (28.6), excellent working order and very clean £20 Tiagra rear brake, (4500 I thi...
by neilob
30 Aug 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front shifting question
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Front shifting question

Yes.....or at least I think so. I will be using LX cantis which are the same as road pull ratio?
by neilob
30 Aug 2020, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front shifting question
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Front shifting question

Top tube is the same length as my road bike....I checked that but thanks for the warning.
by neilob
30 Aug 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front shifting question
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Front shifting question

I am building a steel Orange MTB into a go-anywhere touring bike. I want to use drops and STI levers if possible, and have found a pair of 7 speed double elderly (but excellent!) shifters. The chainset is a Shimano SG 46/36/24. I am hoping to set it up to use just the inner two rings and an LX rear ...
by neilob
24 Aug 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Vitus frame .
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: Vitus frame .

Pm sent...I cannot resist it if available!
by neilob
24 Aug 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Vitus frame .
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: Vitus frame .

How can this still be for sale? A free bump for an outstanding bargain.....I just wish I could justify it but my (unridden) retro collection is already too big!
by neilob
28 Jul 2020, 7:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer tube spacers
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Steerer tube spacers

Your fork steerer is mainly in compression at front and tension at rear the spacers take the compression and the tension at the rear is nowhere at capacity with a small amount of torsion for steering, nothing imho to worry about. Btw where they tapered forks? If so I'd happily take them for my sill...
by neilob
27 Jul 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer tube spacers
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Steerer tube spacers

Thanks Chris but just to be clear the original forks were 225mm steerer while new ones are 300mm but I am cutting them down to 275mm. This will require around 75mm of spacers under the stem but obviously not including the stem itself. I assume your 5cm/50mm also excludes the stem? So my plan exceeds...
by neilob
27 Jul 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer tube spacers
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Steerer tube spacers

I have just bought a new pair of forks with longer steerer tube to lift the cockpit of my road bike. Forks are carbon and steerer is alloy. What is the conventional wisdom regarding how high above the top of the head tube you can have the stem? I seem to remember reading that it isn’t a massive heig...
by neilob
18 Jul 2020, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fork offset
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Fork offset

Sadly, 1-inch threadless which I think are much rarer. But I’m sure that some of my other bikes will have lower trail anyway. Thanks again.
by neilob
18 Jul 2020, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fork offset
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Fork offset

Thanks (as always!) Brucey. The concern I have is that my blood cancer has left me with brittle bones, amongst other things. I can’t afford any risk of coming off because of the damage I might do to myself.....selfish I know! And after 50 years in the saddle, getting used to a new technique might be...
by neilob
18 Jul 2020, 2:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fork offset
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Fork offset

I hope this is a sensible question....I have a really lovely titanium bike I bought recently which spends most of its life now as a turbo queen. The majority of my cycling outdoors is on ebikes due to health issues. But today I decided to ride the titanium bike and covered (a fairly slow) 35 miles. ...