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by Steve
21 Jan 2017, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

They definitely used to be hand built although its quite possible its changed: however, they build excellent wheels as ive had 6 wheels from them, never had a broken spoke, and they have a 10 year " no broken spokes" guarantee. And I'm not light, fluctuating between 17 and 18.5 stone, on ...
by Steve
21 Jan 2017, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo set-up
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Shimergo set-up

Apologies for being too lazy to search for previous posts on this. I'm refitting my newly serviced RH 10 speed Ergo lever which I use with an 8 speed Shimano cassette. Now, should I have the 2 "spare" clicks at the inner or outer end of the cassette, or perhaps 1 at either end? Does it mat...
by Steve
10 Nov 2016, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Head torches
Replies: 48
Views: 3702

Re: Head torches

Very pleased with my Lenser H7r2.... though don't usually take it out on the bike.
by Steve
26 Oct 2016, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Non-Dynamo crown mounted front lights..
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: Non-Dynamo crown mounted front lights..

One problem is that mounting a light on the frame makes it more subject to vibration and worse, whereas handlebar mounting allows more shock absorption. Not so much of a problem with a relatively lightweight dynamo light, but the likely greater weight of a battery light means greater risk of bracket...
by Steve
11 Sep 2016, 6:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Jumping chain
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: Jumping chain

The first things that spring to mind are to check that chain length is correct, and that the rear mech is functioning properly in taking up slack. Does it slip on all the sprockets or just the smaller ones?
by Steve
10 Sep 2016, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 28329

Re: Hardest UK climb?

Brucey wrote:Bwlch y Groes, from the south side.

cheers

Ah, that's reassuring, last time I did it I just thought I was getting too old for this game
by Steve
10 Sep 2016, 3:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake cable stuck in Ergo lever
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: Brake cable stuck in Ergo lever

Sorted now thanks! Used a small screwdriver to prise a short loop of cable out above the top of the lever and cut it there, albeit with slight damage to the plastic mount above. Then pushed the nipple out from the back with screwdriver blade. It was actually a Campag cable, but I suspect one reason ...
by Steve
9 Sep 2016, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake cable stuck in Ergo lever
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: Brake cable stuck in Ergo lever

Ah, therein lies the problem as I can't push it or pull it out, at least with the lever in place, and I can't cut it at this end as have no slack to play with (frayed at brake end). I can't see that taking the lever off the handlebar would help.

If the cable is a misfit I've only myself to blame....
by Steve
9 Sep 2016, 6:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake cable stuck in Ergo lever
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Brake cable stuck in Ergo lever

In trying to replace a frayed cable I am unable to push the nipple back out of the lever, and it seems pretty well fast in there. Can anyone suggest how I can free it? There is almost nothing to get a purchase on to pull it through. Thanks!
by Steve
22 Mar 2015, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bathroom sealant on SDP shoes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Bathroom sealant on SDP shoes?

While you're at it, fill the sockets in the hex bolts with sealant too, it will stop them filling with grit and is much easier to extract than road muck
by Steve
16 Nov 2014, 5:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: M324 Pedals - You couldn't make it up
Replies: 13
Views: 2561

Re: M324 Pedals - You couldn't make it up

Before you buy 'em, bear in mind that they are a pain to maintain as they need a special tool (which costs about £40 or something) to adjust the bearings, or a great deal of faffing with improvised tools. I have a pair of which the axle in one pedal worked loose within a year - so I changed them for...
by Steve
14 Feb 2014, 6:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mud flap on guards
Replies: 13
Views: 3896

Re: Mud flap on guards

To attach the flap I prefer to drill 2 holes and thread a cable tie through - it won't rust and is easy to remove or replace. The holes about an inch apart, on the centre line of the mudguard
by Steve
3 Nov 2013, 5:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo 10 spd chain
Replies: 7
Views: 2015

Re: Campagnolo 10 spd chain

Valbrona wrote:Plain dangerous in its current state. Likely to break on the first hill.

So might last for years without any problems, in Hungary!
by Steve
29 Sep 2013, 8:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem - drum to disc brake conversion?
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Tandem - drum to disc brake conversion?

Our steel (531) tandem presently has a drum as no. 3 brake, but I'm looking at a respray with some other frame alterations, and ideally would like to fit a disc to the rear to replace said drum brake. Obviously this would require the addition of a disc brake mount, preferably to the chainstay. Now t...
by Steve
1 Jul 2013, 9:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag shifters and hubs
Replies: 22
Views: 1009

Re: Campag shifters and hubs

Sorry to digress slightly but I hope to benefit from this wealth of knowledge about all things Campag! My problem is my R-hand Veloce QS shifter, c.2007, whose nasty plastic ratchet wheel is now worn so it drops several sprockets at a flick of the thumb switch. Q1: does anyone think I can get this r...