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by Steve
23 Jul 2007, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9 speed chainrings
Replies: 3
Views: 619

9 speed chainrings

Can I use an 8 speed chain on a chainset designed for 9/10 speed (eg FSA CFJ compact)?
by Steve
8 Jun 2007, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: main roads in North wales
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

If you can put up with the surfacing there is a good cycle path south from Caernarfon on the old railway which takes you most of the way to Porthmadog - the main road is narrow in places & pretty busy.
by Steve
8 Jun 2007, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chainset/front mech/1chain compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 601

chainset/front mech/1chain compatibility

I plan to fit a Stronglight compact chainset to my new bike with an 8 speed chain & cassette. But what front mech can I use? Will a new campag 10 speed front mech work with an 8 speed chain? I will be using Ergo levers. I have been told a 10 speed mech will only work with a 10 speed chain, etc e...
by Steve
27 Apr 2007, 10:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring mid to eastern Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Don't follow some daft route, choose your own. It'll be much more rewarding. And don't hang around when you get into Poland, it's very disappointing after Slovakia.
by Steve
27 Apr 2007, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What shifters & transmission?
Replies: 3
Views: 706

What shifters & transmission?

I'm planning to build up a new bike, & will be using an 8 speed shimano cassette, with a double chainset, probably 48-36 x 11-28. What suggestions do you all have for shifters & front mech? I had thought of Campag 10 speed shifters with shimano mechs but reading CJ's bewildering analysis hav...