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by ibgarrow
26 Jan 2019, 6:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
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Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

Perhaps I'm being thick, but I can only see the PDFs for 2018&19
Short of asking the vendor to disassemble the cassette, there appears no visual way to identify a model.
by ibgarrow
26 Jan 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

If someone offers me a Campagnolo Record cassette, how would I know whether it's a Record version, or higher/lower spec.?
All I can see stamped on the end of the cassette is the brand name and other tech info. Nothing on which model it is....
by ibgarrow
25 Jan 2019, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

Now have a working chain, courtesy of Mr Smartlink. Had to remove the outer link section to which Campagnolo fits a label saying in no circs must I remove! Added bike cadence/speedo (and heart rate monitor!) Now just waiting for the next dry, fine day to give it its second try out. PS still looking ...
by ibgarrow
18 Jan 2019, 2:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

Now I'm in trouble. I found the derailleur jockey wheels completely worn out, so new ones ordered, derailleur degreaser (mess) and wheels replaced. Now to fit my new chain... Except my piece of crap Chinese chain tool was so imprecise, it's snapped off the rivet from the guide pin that guides it in....
by ibgarrow
11 Jan 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

Update New headset (Cane Creek) fitted, but waiting for more spacers as stack height not the same. I stripped off the flaking paint from the metal part of the front fork, primed and resprayed it. Question re: replacing chain. Various instructions differ on fitment-some say to fit when derailleurs ar...
by ibgarrow
7 Jan 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

I've removed the headset cups from the frame quite easily. The crown race too-it's split. Ordered a new headset as the bearings in this are completely shot. The upper one has come to pieces, and the lower one is immovable by hand! Together with a chain, this is almost doubling the bike's initial cos...
by ibgarrow
6 Jan 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

Thanks folks for all this useful information. If I can get a pair of replacement bearings, I can try to remove and replace the bearings only, but it depends on whether the crown race is good enough. I'd need to acquire special tools to remove and press in the bearings. £ If the worst comes to the wo...
by ibgarrow
6 Jan 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

I'm getting better (I think) Am I right? To replace the whole headset with a new unit, I drift out the two black cups from my yellow frame tube? (They appear to have a plastic skirt inside) Then press in the new headset components, slip the appropriate crown race onto the steerer tube (having prised...
by ibgarrow
6 Jan 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

More Qs
Do I prise the bearing races out of the black headset cups?
I measured the stem diameter at 1" - does this mean I need a 1" headset bearing? (My simple brain tells me this, but...)
by ibgarrow
6 Jan 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

Head bearing advice needed I've begun to address the head bearings by removing the top bearing cap. The top bearing inner ring came off too revealing about 20x3mm ball bearings adhered with a stiff, brown paste in the bottom ring The bearing cap says "sealed bearings" Q. Do I simply renew ...
by ibgarrow
4 Jan 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

let me get over getting all this stuff done first, then I'll see whether I need to replace the front chainring(s)! Hopefully not.
by ibgarrow
4 Jan 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

OK.
Got a pair of R500s with an Ultegra 10-speed cassette in good nick. Ordered head bearings and new chain. Let's see what comes out...
by ibgarrow
3 Jan 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

Thanks to every one of you who has taken the time to reply. It's helped a lot. I'll hang on at the mo' to see whether to split the S-Works until the cold light of day. Perhaps I can post a few images to help explain what I have. And I'll root out the Aldi special and have another bash on it. The big...
by ibgarrow
3 Jan 2019, 9:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 51
Views: 5482

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

Re: frame damage: As I wrote earlier, there's an extra bolt through the seat tube, which isn't helpful, and a bump under the decal on the top tube. This could be a sort of efflorescence from the alu frame, or a dent, filled then decaled over. Dealer also pointed to "corrosion" on the fork ...