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by LuckyLuke
24 Oct 2010, 11:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting from drops to flats for better brakes: Worth it?
Replies: 34
Views: 5230

Re: Converting from drops to flats for better brakes: Worth it?

Hi folks, thanks for all your posts and photos. It's really helpful for me to learn which options work. So far the possibilities are: 1) V-brakes with V-brake road levers & bar end shifters. 2) Bar end shifters with Magura road levers. 3) Flat bar with mtb shifters, brake levers & V's. 4) Op...
by LuckyLuke
23 Oct 2010, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting from drops to flats for better brakes: Worth it?
Replies: 34
Views: 5230

Re: Converting from drops to flats for better brakes: Worth it?

Hi 531, cheers for the post, will have another bash with the shimano brakes. I've got an old Avid Shorty brake that I had on an old rigid MTB commuter ~5yrs ago. Might give that a go too. Firstly I'll play around with the Tektros. I currently have them mounted on the weakest spring settings. If I've...
by LuckyLuke
23 Oct 2010, 10:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting from drops to flats for better brakes: Worth it?
Replies: 34
Views: 5230

Re: Converting from drops to flats for better brakes: Worth it?

Morning folks, thanks for all your help, plenty of food for thought. Keep your drops, fit V brakes, V brake drop levers, and bar end shifters. Great brakes, and use any F. mech you like, that shift isnt indexed. Simples! EDIT Or fit a set of these, better mechanical advantage than CR720 if you use S...
by LuckyLuke
20 Oct 2010, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting from drops to flats for better brakes: Worth it?
Replies: 34
Views: 5230

Converting from drops to flats for better brakes: Worth it?

Hi, I'm frustrated by the wet weather braking on my commuter bike. I've a Surly Long Haul Trucker with Tektro CR720s. I've followed the excellent advice from the forum sticky on canti set up. I'm using an uphanger and Kool Stop dual compound brake pads. I clean my wheel rims and file the pads weekly...
by LuckyLuke
17 Sep 2010, 6:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: yet another Shimergo question......
Replies: 28
Views: 1953

Re: yet another Shimergo question......

Neilob, perhaps the answer if a campag front mech? Like Steady Eddy I have a 48, 38, 26 triple (Stronglight), a campag triple front mech and Campag Ergos. Like Edwards and Steady Eddy mine works well across a 22T range. Regards, Luke
by LuckyLuke
10 Sep 2010, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Light & Motion Vega LED woes
Replies: 20
Views: 3170

Re: Light & Motion Vega LED woes

Hi folks, thought I'd post with an update. Chris at recellyourbattery fitted 4x 2450 mA cells. Return postage was included in the £20 price. The light works as good as new, though I have hardly used it for more than 5 mins at a time due to the light evenings. I asked about battery life & repeat ...
by LuckyLuke
21 Aug 2010, 7:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Light & Motion Vega LED woes
Replies: 20
Views: 3170

Re: Light & Motion Vega LED woes

Hi thirdcrank, agreed it was rather pricey. Perhaps if I'd have known about the built in obsolecence I would have thought twice. Sorry to hear you didn't rate it though. I thought it was great. I'd only experienced a couple of Cateye models beforehand mindyou, but it blew them out of the water. I ra...
by LuckyLuke
20 Aug 2010, 11:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubus Fly fitting to a frame with no rack mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 3610

Re: Tubus Fly fitting to a frame with no rack mounts

I have one of these, great rack. Feels really solid and looks the business. So far has been used near daily for a couple of years. I squirted some Framesaver down the tubes before its maiden voyage. No signs of rust so far. I used to have it on my old bike with caliper brakes, it fitted with a flat ...
by LuckyLuke
20 Aug 2010, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing for new Audax bike
Replies: 41
Views: 6141

Re: Gearing for new Audax bike

Hi, I have an audax bike and a touring bike I use for commuting. Commuter has a compact double 48/34 with an 8 speed 12-32 cassette. Audax has a 48/38/26 triple with a 9 speed 13-26 cassette. Perhaps it's not fair to compare 8 & 9 speed cassettes, but here goes anyway: The 12-32 cassette is ok b...
by LuckyLuke
20 Aug 2010, 9:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Light & Motion Vega LED woes
Replies: 20
Views: 3170

Re: Light & Motion Vega LED woes

Hi folks, thankyou for taking the time to reply. Good idea re soldering. Unfortunately I don't have a soldering iron (and wouldn't know how to use one to be honest). Afraid I don't know how to measure the battery voltage either. I emailed the chaps at recellyourbattery.com, here's their reply: "...
by LuckyLuke
19 Aug 2010, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Light & Motion Vega LED woes
Replies: 20
Views: 3170

Light & Motion Vega LED woes

Hello folks, I have a lighting problem. I have a Light & Motion (L&M) Vega LED front light. It's the old style model, around 4yrs old. Over the last few months the burn time has shortened and now the light has stopped working. (Perhaps the battery has died?) L&M request all work/servicin...
by LuckyLuke
23 Jun 2010, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo query
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Shimergo query

MercuryKev, Crepello, Cycleruk, thanks for your replies. 9 speed via Hubbub sounds appealling. However, I've already picked up an 8 speed chain so I'll try that route first. I'll buy a shimano 8 spd road cassette and try it all out with my existing Campag mech (while crossing fingers and toes). Than...
by LuckyLuke
22 Jun 2010, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo query
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Shimergo query

Afternoon all. Am building up a Surly Long Haul Trucker for commuting, shopping & general transport. I fancy trying Shimergo. (I found previous posts and CJ's guide v. helpful. Much obliged to one and all.) I plan to use a mix of spares and parts from my current bike. I'll try to convert pre-200...