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by fatboy
17 Oct 2020, 2:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo - latest news
Replies: 54
Views: 3530

Re: Shimergo - latest news

When my chain wears out I may go 10 speed with GRX. Then I would have a bike with 10 speed, 9 speed, 8 speed and 7 speed (if I cheat a bit my 2 bromptons give me 6 speed and 5 speed)!
by fatboy
16 Oct 2020, 6:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo - latest news
Replies: 54
Views: 3530

Re: Shimergo - latest news

I have made my audax bike Shimergo and was thinking of going 10 speed. I was wondering if the GRX would do triple since its capacity is close to Sora triple?
by fatboy
15 Oct 2020, 10:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry
Replies: 163
Views: 4928

Re: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry

What bad experiences have you had with tubeless? People boring on about how wonderful it is :D I had a puncture the other week (a rare experience) and I was trying to listen for where the hole was and along came two mountain bikers who spent 5 minutes telling me why I should be using tubeless. What...
by fatboy
12 Oct 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Re-setting up FD on Spa Wayfarer
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Re-setting up FD on Spa Wayfarer

Height and straightness are they key parameters. Get those wrong and nothing will work. Since you have a brake on adaptor you have many degrees of freedom. I'd put the clamp to be roughly in line with where it was and then tighten. Then use the braze on bracket to set the height to be quite close an...
by fatboy
8 Oct 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: so... chain-gouged spokes do break then...
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: so... chain-gouged spokes do break then...

I know I will regret Saying this but I've never broken drive side spokes. My experiences with poorly adjusted rear mechs involved the mech I the spokes and the fun that that entailed (I then jumped on the bike in rage, I was younger and less level headed) and had to carry the bike home for a mile!
by fatboy
2 Oct 2020, 10:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: not broken one of these Shimano BBs before
Replies: 26
Views: 1512

Re: not broken one of these before

the replacement shimano models are BB-UN100 and BB-UN300. They are built like SunRace and Chin Huar units, amongst others not noted for their longevity. cheers Why can't they leave well alone! Given the normal longevity of UN55 et al bottom brackets I've always had a suspicion that the external BB ...
by fatboy
25 Sep 2020, 6:57pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shed Clearance
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Shed Clearance

Can I have dibs on the Centaur shifters please. I fancy having a play with Shimergo.

Can you pm me please to arrange payment and delivery.
by fatboy
13 Sep 2020, 10:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Change wheelset or just tyres? Audax bike
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Change wheelset or just tyres? Audax bike

I like Vittoria Rubino tyres (I can't tell the difference when riding between standard tyres and pros). They seem a good compromise and are fairly cheap. Are you riding with mudguards? If so 28mm is likely to be a tight squeeze IHMO
by fatboy
12 Sep 2020, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The whole glasses thing
Replies: 94
Views: 3121

Re: The whole glasses thing

I'm a full time spec wearer but I don't cycle with glasses for the following reasons: 1. I sweat so profusely that I glasses get fitted to useless 2. I'm lucky that my distance script is mild (I mainly need my specs for reading and computers and I use varifocals) 3. I've never had issues with stuff ...
by fatboy
4 Sep 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Mudguards

I liked my longboards until I found their flaw, the front is too long below the lower stays on the front guard and they catch on even a low curb and rip a huge chunk off. After that they are useless. I now use chromoplastics
by fatboy
31 Aug 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end shifter bother - formerly a Wanted request (SL BS77)
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: Bar end shifter bother - formerly a Wanted request (SL BS77)

I wish my ones had pips to help with installation!
by fatboy
29 Aug 2020, 3:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is a gravel bike ?
Replies: 98
Views: 3227

Re: What is a gravel bike ?

there's no such thing as a universally liked brake either, is there? It is difficult to be sure of these things but I would perhaps be prepared to make a case for the cantilever brake being most misunderstood ...? (idea for new TV show; 'celebrity brake-off'.... :shock: ) cheers I quite like cantis...
by fatboy
28 Aug 2020, 7:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end shifter bother - formerly a Wanted request (SL BS77)
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: Bar end shifter bother - formerly a Wanted request (SL BS77)

I don't think that I've ever fitted bar end shifters without a long head scratching time when the indexing is all lost! I always remember what I did wrong but getting back to working is always fun!
by fatboy
27 Aug 2020, 9:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer Rear Brake Not Releasing Completely
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: Spa Tourer Rear Brake Not Releasing Completely

Thanks all, this is all useful stuff. I'll check the brake levers (might post a photo if I can't work it out), I'll check if I can get both arms onto the middle holes...but it seems that the one on the left won't fit....is that possible? Thanks again, I'll get back to report progress. Thanks again....
by fatboy
22 Aug 2020, 8:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sunrace Indexed R30 7 Speed Downtube Shifters
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Sunrace Indexed R30 7 Speed Downtube Shifters

Brucey wrote:there don't seem to be any nice new 7s shifters out there right now. <SNIP>

I've always assumed that the weird small sprocket was necessary to lock as they've a bit notched. Interested about the possibility of ditching the 11s which I never use!