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by hondated
14 Jun 2020, 8:41pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Dolan Etape ( M ) 5' 8" - 5' 10"
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Dolan Etape ( M ) 5' 8" - 5' 10"

Probably wrong forum to advertise on but just in case anyone is interested the Spec is ; Shimano 105 gearing brakes levers crankset 34/50 Selle Italia ( certainly not the comfort of a broken in Brooks ) Lizard Skin bar tape Stem Deda Zero 1- 110mm FSA bars 42cm Wheels Mavic Aksium with bladed spokes...
by hondated
10 May 2020, 10:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 29959

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

reohn2 wrote:Did someone say "you couldn't make it up"?
This lot do frequently :?

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by hondated
30 Apr 2020, 10:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Front Derailleur positioning

If the big ring's on the wrong way round, is there a large peg sticking out of the 'ring which is catching the chain and pulling it as shown upthread? The peg is designed to stop the chain falling off between the chairing and crank arm. Also note some front mechs don't like a 10 tooth difference be...
by hondated
28 Apr 2020, 6:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Front Derailleur positioning

Thanks everyone all working fine now. As they say a picture paints a thousand words
by hondated
28 Apr 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Front Derailleur positioning

The big ring is on inside out. Look at the middle ring, which is on correctly. It has a slope or ramp facing inwards, that helps the chain climb up from the smaller ring. The big ring has the same feature but you have put it facing out where it can't do its job. Thanks pea every days a school day :...
by hondated
28 Apr 2020, 4:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Front Derailleur positioning

Hi, I just went thru a similar problem a new 11s Athena? Campy triple mech with a Sugino chainset 48/36/24, The inner cage plate would contact the middle ring, when the front mech was positioned so the outer cage plate, cleared the outer ring by a few mm, per the Campy install document. I had to ra...
by hondated
28 Apr 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Front Derailleur positioning

I think my tourer currently has the mech well above the recommended 3mm clearance on the big ring. More like 10mm. It finished up there after adjusting it to get it to change nicely on the smaller two rings. It doesn't chuck the chain off so I'm not worried. Perhaps you end up with it like this if ...
by hondated
28 Apr 2020, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Front Derailleur positioning

Hi everyone just removed chain set ( whoever invented the Stronglight system which only needs a Allen key to remove it gets my vote) and then the BB. The BB is 113mm and looking at the Spa web site they recommend 110mm. So now another question given I have got a 110.5 BB could I get away with fitti...
by hondated
28 Apr 2020, 1:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Front Derailleur positioning

Hi everyone just removed chain set ( whoever invented the Stronglight system which only needs a Allen key to remove it gets my vote) and then the BB. The BB is 113mm and looking at the Spa web site they recommend 110mm. So now another question given I have got a 110.5 BB could I get away with fittin...
by hondated
28 Apr 2020, 1:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Front Derailleur positioning

Did you change the middle chainring when you changed the outer? If not, my guess is that you now have a 'sub-optimal' step (tooth count difference) between mid and outer CWs for that FD. You may need to increase the size of the mid chainwheel. If you swapped to a new chainset, has that change alter...
by hondated
28 Apr 2020, 1:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Front Derailleur positioning

I can certainly confirm that the recommended gap between the outside element of the mech cage and the teeth of the largest chain ring recommended by Campag. on the two mechs I'm currently using is 1.5 to 3mm. They are a twin chainring Veloce and a triple chainring Centaur. Running the mech as high ...
by hondated
28 Apr 2020, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Front Derailleur positioning

In terms of height, your gear looks too high. Question, did you have to adjust the H and L stop screws a lot when you put the new crank on?. What happens (or not) if you lower the gear to the correct 2mm above the outer ring? (assuming you measure the 2mm in the correct way - gap between the outed ...
by hondated
28 Apr 2020, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Derailleur positioning
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Front Derailleur positioning

I have just changed my 44t triple crank for a 46t triple crank so I obviously knew I would have to move the front derailleur up but I then found a problem getting it to work with positioning the requisite 2mm above the chain ring. It was only when I positioned it as you can see in the photo that I g...
by hondated
26 Apr 2020, 10:17pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Virtual Cycle Touring Festival: 25-26 April 2020 (update)
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Virtual Cycle Touring Festival: 25-26 April 2020

mercalia wrote:any one here watching this?

From Saturday until tonight & really enjoyed it.
One of the things I gleaned from it was that the lady cyclists seem to be leading the way when it comes to adventure cycling :wink:
Definitely got to try and get a ticket for it next year.
by hondated
17 Apr 2020, 8:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Sun Newspaper Interviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1121

Re: The Sun Newspaper Interviews

reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote:
merseymouth wrote:In truth the Sun should never be classified as a newspaper, other than in the old sense, something you wrap fish in! MM


or if you cant find any bog roll

I wouldn't tarnish my arris with it!

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Hillsborough :cry: