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by deliquium
3 Nov 2018, 2:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 602
Views: 100547

Re: New Route Planner

Revisiting the issue I flagged up on this forum last year and here - https://cycle.travel/post/1334 cycle.travel is still (today) routing through the gate, even though openstreetmap is now labelling the track beyond the gate as a "Service Road" and "Allowed Access" as "priva...
by deliquium
1 Nov 2018, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 103mm BB = still too wide a chainline with triple chainset!
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: 103mm BB = still too wide a chainline with triple chainset!

Many thanks for all the replies and suggestions :) Have decided to return the 44/32/22 chainset and use either one of my XD2 or TD2 110 BCD triple chainsets, which easily do provide the 45mm chainline I require. I may even consider going all the way up to 9 speed :o I like reohn2's custom 9 speed 14...
by deliquium
31 Oct 2018, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 103mm BB = still too wide a chainline with triple chainset!
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: 103mm BB = still too wide a chainline with triple chainset!

take a look at 'token' bottom brackets. I think they are a) available shorter than that and b) in 'ISO' have a taper that is a gnats smaller than JIS (but slightly larger than ISO usually is) and c) have the bearings recessed slightly, so that the 'boss' on the crank can even go underflush WRT the ...
by deliquium
31 Oct 2018, 4:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 103mm BB = still too wide a chainline with triple chainset!
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: 103mm BB = still too wide a chainline with triple chainset!

I would use one of the other Spa chainsets such as the TD2, even though the TD2 is not available with 44/32/22 rings and you would have to use 44/34/24 instead. Spa recommend a 107mm bottom bracket for the chainset you have, but a 113mm bottom bracket for the TD2 . That suggests that the TD2 would ...
by deliquium
31 Oct 2018, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 103mm BB = still too wide a chainline with triple chainset!
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: 103mm BB = still too wide a chainline with triple chainset!

I tried to bring the chainline down on my old Raleigh MTB. Turned out that the limiting was done by the front derailleur, rather than rings nearing the chainstays. Once the front derailleur was banging on the frame, the chainrings could go no further. Thanks meic :) No problems with the old 90s XT ...
by deliquium
31 Oct 2018, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 103mm BB = still too wide a chainline with triple chainset!
Replies: 12
Views: 562

103mm BB = still too wide a chainline with triple chainset!

Frame: 1990 Raleigh 'Blueridge' 531AT, 26" wheel MTB. 130mm rear OLD. 68mm BB shell. Shortish 43cm chainstays! Rear hub: Shimano early 105 8 speed 130mm OLD Cassette: Custom built 13-32, 8 speed Shimano BB: New Token 103mm ST Chainset : New 44/32/22 Spa LINK Chainline with all of the above = 4...
by deliquium
28 Oct 2018, 3:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alpine double
Replies: 48
Views: 2072

Re: Alpine double

reohn2 wrote: 9sp 14-34 custom cassette


Don't be coy :wink: - we (of course I mean me) are/is/am wanting to know precise details, please :)

ps still haven't found the worn out 110 BCD 46 rings I know I have somewhere :roll:
by deliquium
28 Oct 2018, 3:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route creation software
Replies: 126
Views: 3378

Re: Route creation software

+1 for

https://mapout.app/

If only cos it's rather beautiful :D

And certainly worth a fiver, methinks
by deliquium
22 Oct 2018, 10:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed Front Mech Triple Mountain Bike 44/32/22
Replies: 4
Views: 360

8 speed Front Mech Triple Mountain Bike 44/32/22

I'm wanting to return a 1991 Raleigh 'Blueridge' 531AT frame to its mountain bike duties, but with more modern bits - specifically a smaller ringed chainset. Will use one of my custom 13-32 8 speed cassettes and 8 speed bar end shifters on brackets as thumbies (friction front changer) Thinking of ge...
by deliquium
16 Oct 2018, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ease of cleaning.
Replies: 34
Views: 1152

Re: Ease of cleaning.

In order to 'make' custom 13-32 x 8 speed Shimano cassettes for all my bikes, I have to grind the rivets off to separate the cogs and spacers - so cleaning is an oh so simple doddle - just slide them off the freehub* and into whatever cleaning solution one prefers :D *bearing in mind the plastic spa...
by deliquium
15 Oct 2018, 7:47am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Active trousers
Replies: 30
Views: 11925

Re: Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Active trousers

Going back for more - as I have a cunning plan to get a pair altered into breeks/plus twos 8) The 4 way stretch being the key element for cycling. Thread resurrection as this has been linked from another. Did you follow the breeks idea up deliquium? I'm tempted to try the same and any experience/pi...
by deliquium
5 Oct 2018, 11:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sprintech Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Sprintech Mirrors

I used them a few years ago when I had drop handlebars. Initially I was very pleased. They were neat and easy to install/set up. But over time the plastic lenses became scratched, dull and less useful. Also they're rather small. All my bikes are non drop bars now and all have the superb, highly reco...
by deliquium
17 Sep 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Minimal use mobile phone 'upgrade' advice sought by confused person
Replies: 18
Views: 585

Re: Minimal use mobile phone 'upgrade' advice sought by confused person

I suspect it will be a very expensive upgrade. If you've got a computer with Internet, there are lots of VOIP services like Skype, and even Facebook Messenger. You can have video or audio calls for free. Personally I dislike Skype and FB. And telephones come to that :( Have you thought about a Giff...