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by zenitb
4 Oct 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike built from bits
Replies: 29
Views: 860

Re: Bike built from bits

I used the rearmost bolthole on my Cannondale M700 frame the one you have the mudguard in. this makes the rack flat and has the added advantage of great heel clearance when touring. I then attached the mudguard to the rack as shown. Nice job, I may well revisit the rack fitting when something else ...
by zenitb
4 Oct 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike built from bits
Replies: 29
Views: 860

Re: Bike built from bits

I used the rearmost bolthole on my Cannondale M700 frame the one you have the mudguard in. this makes the rack flat and has the added advantage of great heel clearance when touring. I then attached the mudguard to the rack as shown.
by zenitb
23 Sep 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Visit Suffolk

I recommend the Visit Suffolk Coastal Cycle Route booklet btw. Its a fiver and well worth it. Several fold out maps inside. Its top right in the picture...
by zenitb
23 Sep 2019, 7:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Quiet route to southwold

I like the "bailey bridge" route marked "bridge" top right. There is a 50yd unsurfaced section just south of the bridge wher we overtook a guy pushing his 23mm tyre road bike. The bridge is where the old railway bridge was pre ww2 and you can carry on north to Southwold pier
by zenitb
21 Sep 2019, 2:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano M324 pedal prob
Replies: 49
Views: 1937

Re: Shimano M324 pedal prob

Image01437.jpg this shows PD-M324 with 'O' rings fitted in place of the original seals. Easy to install, works well, costs pennies. [edit; the O rings I used were 12.7mm ID, 17.5mm OD, ~2.4mm cross section, i.e. 1/2" bore, 3/32" section] cheers Interesting Brucey...I still have two pairs ...
by zenitb
10 Sep 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pics of your "old fork" trueing stands?
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Gaffer tape!!

Gaffa tape ..rear forks...
by zenitb
9 Sep 2019, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem triple front mech issues
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Tandem triple front mech issues

Why not by-pass the old end stop. You would need a small screw tap in the bb...and to check this configuration works with the other cable stops... see pic..
by zenitb
9 Sep 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Microshift bar-end and thumbshifters...11 and 12 speed
Replies: 16
Views: 852

..then choose 10 or 11 speed

only reason for choosing microshift over DA is that there is a friction option in some Microshift 10s RH shifters and in DA there isn't. However IMHO this system is inherently flawed in that the cable pull per shift is tiny; regardless of shifter type it is more sensitive to cable problems than any...
by zenitb
7 Sep 2019, 3:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Microshift bar-end and thumbshifters...11 and 12 speed
Replies: 16
Views: 852

Re: New Microshift bar-end and thumbshifters...11 and 12 speed

Do you remember that Bob Newhart sketch where Walter Raleigh is describing the use of tobacco over the telephone and the guy on the other end clearly can't believe a word of it? Seeing those tiny cable pulls reminds me of reading about indexed shifting in Richards Bicycle Book some 30 years ago and...
by zenitb
6 Sep 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Microshift bar-end and thumbshifters...11 and 12 speed
Replies: 16
Views: 852

I like the catalogue ...

nice spot...looks like there are three sets of shifters (bar-end, thumbshifter and brifter) dedicated to Shimano 11 speed MTB mechs and cassettes....see pics.. In theory at least the increased cable pull per gear should make these less likely to go out of adjustment than, say, the old Shimano 9 spee...
by zenitb
6 Sep 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Microshift bar-end and thumbshifters...11 and 12 speed
Replies: 16
Views: 852

New Microshift bar-end and thumbshifters...11 and 12 speed

Go this ad chucked at me

However for once its relevant with new 11 speed and 12 speed Shimano and SRAM compatible bar end and thumb shifters.

https://www.microshift.com/en/do-your-own-thing/

Anyone else seen these??? (scroll down for the glossy pics)
by zenitb
5 Sep 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference Deore 610 and LX hubs?
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Difference Deore 610 and LX hubs?

basically there is no difference anyone has found apart from the finish. I actually prefer the bright silver of the T610 to the gunmetal silver of the T670 :-)
by zenitb
4 Sep 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring hub: Shimano Deore LX T670
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

Re: Touring hub: Shimano Deore LX T670

Yes, maybe a mm or so wider according to spoke calcs. The other difference is the length of the freewheel body. Shimano say the Tiagra hub is for 11-speed ROAD cassettes which means a spacer is required for 11-speed MTB cassettes and all other 8,9,10 speed cassettes, road or mtb. The shimano page m...
by zenitb
4 Sep 2019, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring hub: Shimano Deore LX T670
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

Tiagra = Deore

How does the LX compare with similar road hubs? If you have a frame that could take either, or are willing to respace, are any of them with considering as well? I think Tiagra and Deore are pretty much the same hub...just in 130mm and 135mm variations...plus the branding of course. Suspect the spok...
by zenitb
1 Sep 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ryde Zac 19 rim - quality?
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Ryde Zac 19 rim - quality?

Thanks for the reply zenitB. Can I ask where you got the Zac19 rim for your own build? From the UK? Reason I ask is that from here on in I aim to build or rather re-rim my own wheels. So am keen to buy pre-built wheels with quality Shimano hubs, quality spokes, and rims that I can easily obtain ong...