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by herzog
18 Nov 2010, 12:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing from downtube shifters to STI
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Changing from downtube shifters to STI

I'm putting some STI shifters on a frame which previously had braze on downtube friction shifters. Once I take the friction shifters off, there's no housing for the new STI cable on the downtube. Is there a product available which would screw into the existing braze on fitting, allowing the new cabl...
by herzog
18 Nov 2010, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freewheel advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: Freewheel advice

Whatever type of freewheel you choose to get, don't buy a cheap one of Ebay. I did and had to replace the hub as the freewheel damaged the threads. It went on fine (i.e., not cross-threaded), but got progressively worse as I rode. When I removed the freewheel half of the threads had separated from t...
by herzog
17 Nov 2010, 8:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed converison
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: 9 speed converison

Thanks for all the replies. I've a choice of rims at home, but I'll probably use an Alex D22 (22.2mm wide rim) rim I've got lying around (thanks Colin531). Hopefully I'll get hold of some Sapim spokes and build it next week.

Herzog
by herzog
17 Nov 2010, 3:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a Chainset
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: Fitting a Chainset

I too also assemble my Campag dry. I've not had a problem yet (touch wood)

Herzog
by herzog
17 Nov 2010, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed converison
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: 9 speed converison

All 9 gears will be no problem, not much point using 8 speed as the cassette is the same width as 9 speed and won't reduce your dish problem at all.[/quote] Thanks for the reply - I should have written "8 out of the 9 gears on the cluster". Yes, the axle was adjusted by the removal of spac...
by herzog
17 Nov 2010, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed converison
Replies: 5
Views: 495

9 speed converison

Hi All, I have a load of 9 speed bits (from a now defunct tourer) and an lovely old aluminium road frame, and I'd like to combine the two. The OLN on the road frame is 126mm and I've re-spaced the 9 speed hub to fit (Shimano Deore LX ) - cold setting the frame was not an option. If I built the wheel...
by herzog
18 Aug 2010, 3:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newhaven port to Hove station (75mins?)
Replies: 16
Views: 2447

Re: Newhaven port to Hove station (75mins?)

Hi Graham, London Rd to Hove journey - Yes, you will be alighting on the south side of the station (i.e., onto Shaftesbury Place), and the journey (as you've seen on Google maps) is straightforward and easily navigable. New England Road is a bit of a pain as it's a steep hill (subjective obviously :...
by herzog
19 Jul 2010, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cracked plastic cup on bottom bracket
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: Cracked plastic cup on bottom bracket

Thanks for the advice 531colin - yes, it's steel. I've pumped a load of penetrating fluid in it and will go for a hilly ride tomorrow. Living near the south downs makes this bit very easy! Gaz - Leaving the plastic in is an option. However, I like things to work as they should, so am keen on getting...
by herzog
19 Jul 2010, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cracked plastic cup on bottom bracket
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: Cracked plastic cup on bottom bracket

Yep, I was doing it the right way, and not using excessive force either.

I'll attempt the boiling water trick (providing the drive side comes out) - thanks !
by herzog
19 Jul 2010, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cracked plastic cup on bottom bracket
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Cracked plastic cup on bottom bracket

Hello, Another BB question I'm afraid (I've searched the previous posts and got a few answers :) ) I got a second hand Dawes SG (2003-2004?) a few months ago, and I'm in the process of servicing it before a tour. However, when removing the cartridge BB the plastic cup on the non-drive side cracked i...
by herzog
18 Jun 2010, 9:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lock too heavy?
Replies: 23
Views: 1656

Re: Lock too heavy?

I use an Abus granite D lock with a 4ft Kryptonite cable. I consider the weight penalty of the Abus worth it if I can relax safe in the knowledge my bike's going nowhere whilst I'm away from it, especially in larger urban areas.
by herzog
24 Apr 2010, 11:47am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Toddler injured
Replies: 105
Views: 4653

Re: Toddler injured

Western Rd is indeed a private car free zone (i.e. taxis, buses and bikes are permitted, but private cars aren't). I cycle along Western Rd every day and the number of pedestrians who step into the road without looking is very high. The council/bus authority resorted to running posters in the bus st...
by herzog
22 Apr 2010, 4:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist suing council over accident
Replies: 19
Views: 1550

Cyclist suing council over accident

Interesting story from todays Argus: http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/8112747.Hove_cyclist_sues_council_after_fall_in_cycle_lane/ Location on Google Maps: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=The+Drive,+Hove&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&hnear=The+Dr,+Hove,+East+Sussex+BN3,+United+Kingdom&ll=50.835...
by herzog
1 Apr 2010, 11:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lightweight mallet
Replies: 24
Views: 2371

Re: Lightweight mallet

herzog: I would love to know what your luggage weight is after all these posts about travelling light. We have such strange posts about why you only need to carry x amount and then someone asking the best way to carry the kitchen sink etc. I’ve canoe camped on beaches and carried a special set of l...