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by Glumbags
16 Jan 2021, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Give me a brake - first timer advice needed on brake cables.
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Give me a brake - first timer advice needed on brake cables.

Brucey wrote:also if you look in shimano's archive of technical documents and input your brake/lever model number(s), you should come up with a relevant SI (service information) techdoc.

cheers

thanks mate
by Glumbags
15 Jan 2021, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Give me a brake - first timer advice needed on brake cables.
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Give me a brake - first timer advice needed on brake cables.

These are barrel end cables, for mountain bikes. Generally, the more expensive cables perform better for longer, especially when you replace both inner and outer. Shimano, in my view, are good quality as are Jagwire. Cheaper versions like Clarks haven't performed as well for me. You can buy cable k...
by Glumbags
15 Jan 2021, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Give me a brake - first timer advice needed on brake cables.
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Give me a brake - first timer advice needed on brake cables.

yes that is a standard barrel nipple. If the brake cable goes over a pulley then I recommend using a non-standard cable with more strands than normal. Otherwise it is pretty much a choice between galvanised and stainless cable. The straddle wire should be inspected for fraying and may be re-used if...
by Glumbags
15 Jan 2021, 5:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Give me a brake - first timer advice needed on brake cables.
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Give me a brake - first timer advice needed on brake cables.

Hi everyone. I have been slowly but surely stripping down my 1993 Rocky Mountain Hammer. I would like, as my next job to replace the very, very old brake cables, inner and outer, which are not long enough for my new PX handle bars. The slightly fuzz pic is the back brake btw. Brake cable questions: ...
by Glumbags
17 Dec 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!

My bike has a quill to ahead converter with a 1 1/8 31.8 mm riser stem fitted with on one Mike bars. This is high enough for me, but you could use a stem riser on the ‘converter’ then fit the riser stem to that, if you see what I mean! I used some 1 1/8 spacers and the cantilever brake hanger to ‘f...
by Glumbags
17 Dec 2020, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!

Thanks for the photo. I agree with ElCani that the stem in your photo looks wrong. I can't see how it is attached to the adapter you have fitted, but I'm worried that it may not be securely bolted and your set-up could be dangerous as a result. ElCani posted a link to a suitable modern stem. They c...
by Glumbags
13 Dec 2020, 11:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!

You can’t use that stem with the adapter you have purchased. Your adapter works with this type of stem. https://www.wiggle.co.uk/bbb-bhs-25-highrise-oversize-stem Cheers ElCani but I now have a 1 1/8" ahead stem adapter bought from SJS cycles so i can now experiment with height/reach. I am not...
by Glumbags
13 Dec 2020, 10:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!

If I understand you correctly, the next step will be to fit a stem raiser. AIUI you've converted the quill stem to an Aheadset (am I right?). That IMV is a good thing in itself if you want to mess around with bars and reach. The converter will now allow you to fit the stem raiser (see link below). ...
by Glumbags
13 Dec 2020, 10:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!

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Jay Gee wrote:Can you post a photo of the stem you are using at the moment, bolted on to the quill adapter?

There you go Jay Gee
by Glumbags
13 Dec 2020, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!

Not sure about the stem but I have butterfly bars on my rockhopper and they are so much more comfortable than straight bars and the width is good so worth considering. I do use drops on my Roberts and happy with them as they are shallow drops. Measure the width you need and look at a few different ...
by Glumbags
13 Dec 2020, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Beginner Tourer needs help handlebar advice for comfort!

Hi everyone. I've just fitted a 1 1/8 quill stem adapter (see pic) to my recently bought 1993 Rocky Mountain hammer which I have been using daily as a commuter bike. I love it, great Ritchie Logic steel frame, and want to convert it to a tourer which I have slowly been doing over the last 6 months -...
by Glumbags
5 Dec 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Planet X 'Geoff' bars threadless adapter advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Planet X 'Geoff' bars threadless adapter advice needed

Hi everyone. I have 2 requests: 1. Could anyone recommend a quill stem to threadless adapter. I've just bought some 'Geoff' bars from Planet X, and need one to fit onto my 1993 Rocky Mountain Hammer. the prices seem to range from 5-50 quid? 2. I would also need a new stem I think, so any recommendat...
by Glumbags
27 Sep 2020, 10:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cleaning a very old 2nd hand bike?
Replies: 22
Views: 933

Re: Cleaning a very old 2nd hand bike?

Jdsk wrote:Haven't come across that: mineral oil + a small amount of DMSO:
https://api.kroon-oil.com/pdf/en/safetysheet/SDS-095007-handy-oil-EN.pdf

Jonathan

Thanks jdsk