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by daddig
23 Oct 2019, 9:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainline considerations when using triple chainset as double
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Chainline considerations when using triple chainset as double

Thanks everyone. The reason for my question is I removed inner ring from a Stronglight triple and swapped bb to the only one I had. The result is the rings are still well clear of the frame, however when I fitted a double changer the only way I could get the cage to clear the chain on the inner is t...
by daddig
22 Oct 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainline considerations when using triple chainset as double
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Chainline considerations when using triple chainset as double

If I use a triple chainset as a double. By removing the inner ring and swapping to the shortest Bottom Bracket (103mm) I can get, will the chainline be any different than I could get by using a double? Assuming the same bottom bracket (103mm) is used and there is sufficient clearance for the rings a...
by daddig
6 Nov 2018, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake Splitter
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: Brake Splitter

Tanatab. Thanks for your reply! Just to clarify, if I went to hydraulic braking would that give me a usable braking system for both hands. As therein lies part of my problem in that it has happened on long rides I have found it difficult and sometimes almost impossible to operate the front brake lev...
by daddig
6 Nov 2018, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake Splitter
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Brake Splitter

Is it possible to buy an adaptor of some kind which allows for one brake lever to operate both front and back brakes simultaneously?
I'm finding it difficult and occasionally impossible to operate my front brake with any force due to arthritis, so riding the bike is becoming problematic!
by daddig
18 Jun 2016, 10:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Seat Post Bags (8L+)
Replies: 7
Views: 5142

Re: Seat Post Bags (8L+)

I use the Koala, only downside is its lack of waterproofing, solved by your things in a dry bag. I stopped the swing by adding an addition strap through the saddle rails. Also pack it as tight as possible!
Revelate stockist try Charlie the Bikemonger Swanage!
by daddig
15 Apr 2016, 8:32pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 660
Views: 355053

spa cycles

An accolade for excellent service, over and way above anything I would regard from any company.
My Spa Leather Saddle recently broke, well after any warranty period.
Their response was immediate and unexpected, a free replacement in the post within days!
A massive thanks for exceptional service!
by daddig
23 Apr 2015, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drop out adjuster screws seized
Replies: 41
Views: 3358

Re: drop out adjuster screws seized

I removed mine in 1970Holdsworth by soaking in vinegar , warming with soldering iron . Came out with a bit of a struggle !
by daddig
18 Apr 2015, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI for 7speed Freewheel
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

Re: STI for 7speed Freewheel

An update , though a big thanks for the advice given . I decided to give it a whirl , the result when I tried the cable reposition ( Shimago) didn't work well ! However after reading more by Sheldon Brown I clicked to first position on STI and set cable as normal . The result a working 7speed change...
by daddig
30 Mar 2015, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI for 7speed Freewheel
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

Re: STI for 7speed Freewheel

8 clicks 9 positions , they came off a Revolution World , disc brake version !
Though will get model number tomorrow !
Thanks for your help Brucie .
by daddig
30 Mar 2015, 9:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI for 7speed Freewheel
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

Re: STI for 7speed Freewheel

They have 9clicks Brucie, so how complicated is it fit ?
by daddig
30 Mar 2015, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI for 7speed Freewheel
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

STI for 7speed Freewheel

Guidance please ? I have a 1970 Holdsworth to which I have fitted a 7 speed freewheel , currently I use down tube changers ! I have however a set of Shimano STI brake/ gear shifters , not sure of type , they gear cables coming out of the side ! My question is can I fit these and use on my 7speed fre...
by daddig
10 Oct 2014, 7:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dry bags - a lightweight alternative to panniers
Replies: 23
Views: 4732

Re: Dry bags - a lightweight alternative to panniers

It has started to work for me , though I've stopped using a rack , rather now I use a roll top waterproof bag(13ltr) strapped to my seat pin / saddle and another strapped to my bars. A lot less weight to carry makes my life a lot easier . I'm considering using items from the likes of Alpkit to make ...
by daddig
2 Sep 2014, 7:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do I need front panniers for touring?
Replies: 46
Views: 7096

Re: Do I need front panniers for touring?

I regularly camp tour with my Camper Longflap (my error) 24ltrs, with a frame bag and bar bag. Tent Saunders strapped to outside of bag Pan and coke can cooker Folding plate and cup Spork Change of clothes socks etc spare bike shorts. Wash kit and towel in bar bag Tools spare tube etc in frame bag 1...
by daddig
1 Sep 2014, 1:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do I need front panniers for touring?
Replies: 46
Views: 7096

Re: Do I need front panniers for touring?

Another thought if your only carrying 13kg would that fit into a Nelson Longflap + BarBag for travel documents etc ?
by daddig
6 Aug 2014, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Steps at Dinard from the ferry
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Steps at Dinard from the ferry

Not sure which ferry was used by previous poster. However my partner and I used the ferry to Dinard and did have steps to climb. One loaded bike at a time solved the challenge as they are steep but short ! Though to one very helpful Frenchmans dismay my partners bike was heavier than he expected. Th...