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by JVB
9 Jun 2020, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No room for 11T gear - any ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: No room for 11T gear - any ideas

Thanks Mike,
There is no spacer. The cassette is from an MTB wheel. I’m simply going to “lock out” the 11T sprocket. Could do the Brucey/MickF fettling but it really isn’t worth it. I mainly wanted to know if there was something simple I had got wrong.
by JVB
7 Jun 2020, 8:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No room for 11T gear - any ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: No room for 11T gear - any ideas

Thanks both of you - I’ll do that. Sometimes the simplest solutions are best but nice to have the reassurance.
by JVB
6 Jun 2020, 8:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No room for 11T gear - any ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 371

No room for 11T gear - any ideas

Grafting 9 speed Deore 511/531 groupset from MTB onto Raleigh Panache frameset. Everything works well - OK the chain line is dreadful but my wife will only ever use the small and middle rings - but I can’t get the chain onto the 11 T sprocket. This isn’t such a big deal to be honest - it works fine ...
by JVB
12 Feb 2020, 10:07pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Conversion issues
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Conversion issues

Thanks very much hemo. What you have said makes my decision making process much clearer. I do have a more suitable donor bike and I don’t know enough to mix and match.
by JVB
11 Feb 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Conversion issues
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Conversion issues

I’ve spent quite a lot of time researching different options. I’ve come to some conclusions about kit and suppliers but there are a some remaining mysteries I’d like help with. I can grasp the differences between motors and batteries and know pretty much what I’m looking for but I can’t find any inf...
by JVB
16 Dec 2018, 2:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Limit screw size
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Limit screw size

Ah Brucey, the Christmas quiz. Is it that the cage plate fitted upside down? I absolve myself because if there are 2 ways of attaching something there is a 50% probability of choosing the wrong way. Close inspection and intelligent thought would have improved my chances but there you go - the impuls...
by JVB
16 Dec 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Limit screw size
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Limit screw size

Thank you Valbrona, Mick and Brucey. I think I may have looked at the Campag with Shimano eyes. This is my mech Limit Screws 3.jpg This is my interpretation Limit Screws 1.jpg Limit Screws 2.jpg Did Campag have an adjustment like the Shimano "B-screw"? If so where is it? I named it a 1992 ...
by JVB
15 Dec 2018, 8:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Limit screw size
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Limit screw size

Does anyone know the size/specification of the limit screws on the Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur (1992, version 2)? One of them is missing on an item I’be just acquired.
Thanks
by JVB
11 Nov 2016, 3:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension - naming the parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1186

Re: Rear suspension - naming the parts

Thanks for taking the trouble to read and reply Brucey. It is similar to your picture but a much more tasteful black and polished alloy. The bike is part "learning project" and part an "ease my ageing joints" solution. It is not going to get a lot of use and definitely not anythi...
by JVB
10 Nov 2016, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension - naming the parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1186

Re: Rear suspension - naming the parts

Thanks Dave, The game is as much about retro restoration as about riding. I've done a shedload (literally) of road and unsuspended MTBs - looking for a step beyond. Gradually getting more info. I now understand the difference between the D.U.bushing and the reducer bush and can identify the right bu...
by JVB
10 Nov 2016, 3:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension - naming the parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1186

Rear suspension - naming the parts

First venture into suspended bikes. I'm ignorant and Googling hasn't been successful because I don't know how to phrase the questions. Here's the situation: 1. Marin Rift Zone frame (c. '98), SID forks (80mm travel). My focus is on the rear suspension. 2. There are 3 points of movement, 2 where the ...
by JVB
24 Oct 2015, 3:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What do you think of "big" foldable tour bike?
Replies: 47
Views: 6486

Re: What do you think of "big" foldable tour bike?

Hi Serbring, Just noticed your post (July - hope it's still live). Best I can do is to tell you how I've dealt with the issues involved in touring with a bike. I think I've tried every type of bike for touring except the really small wheel jobs. I've had a Montague bi-frame (referred to by Brucey, d...
by JVB
22 Sep 2015, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deep brake brakes.
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Deep brake brakes.

+1 for the tektro r559. I have them on a single speed 27"-700c conversion and my tourer (allows wide tyres and mudguards). Been all over, no problems, nice modulated braking but not as sharp as my Ultegras.
by JVB
20 Sep 2015, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freehub dust caps
Replies: 9
Views: 5825

Re: Freehub dust caps

Thank you very much for this information - it changes the task from "poke in the dark" improvisation to patient searching. Brucey - mine is top right with the rubber seal, and you have given me great information that I will store away. Recordacefromnew - thank you for narrowing the search ...
by JVB
20 Sep 2015, 5:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freehub dust caps
Replies: 9
Views: 5825

Re: Freehub dust caps

Thanks for your reply. The hubs are HB M-650. The part I am talking about is (in terms of the diagram you attached) an integral part of number 17. It is pressed into the freehub. It is the thing that makes you have to pick the ball bearings out of the hub with tweezers rather than just scooping them...