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by seph
18 Jan 2015, 9:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: where to find 162.5mm cranks?
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

Re: where to find 162.5mm cranks?

Spa cycles do their own in 160 and 165 for a very reasonable price.
http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php ... 0s109p2000

I use them, good stuff.
by seph
12 Jan 2015, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem Adaptors!
Replies: 10
Views: 1873

Re: Stem Adaptors!

:D :D Both the stem adaptors above do the same thing, not sure what the top screw on one is for really... As long as there's a conventional expander type thingy inside those forks it will be ok. Ahead stems might not be pretty, but are easier for jobs like removing the handlebars. Are you after an i...
by seph
7 Dec 2014, 11:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 40 hole rims
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Re: 40 hole rims

Thanks for the replies, 32 hole rim seems like the way to go, dont know why I didnt think of it before !
by seph
6 Dec 2014, 11:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 40 hole rims
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

40 hole rims

I have a couple of old 40 hole hubs that I'd like to rebuild, and use with 25/28mm tyres. I know you can get sputniks and velocity deep section rims in that drilling, but sputniks would be a little too wide and the velocity rim would look funny... Does anyone know if there are any others? Or if anyo...
by seph
3 Nov 2014, 12:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 135mm fixed hub
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: 135mm fixed hub

Thanks for the replies, after I'd posted i did come across the disc brake mod. Will bear it in mind Frame dropouts are indeed horizontal. Had a rummage in the loft tonight and dug out an old fixed wheel with a normandy hub. The axle is too short though. I wonder if I could just replace it with a lon...
by seph
2 Nov 2014, 12:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 135mm fixed hub
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

135mm fixed hub

I'd like to convert a steel frame to fixed, to have a go at fixed audax riding. The frame is 135mm spaced. I may well want to use 135mm hubs in it again one day, so I dont want to cold set it. There are few 135mm fixed hubs around, but they arent that common, (or that cheap!). Could I use spacers to...
by seph
4 Sep 2014, 10:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sputnik rim
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Sputnik rim

spokesave? hmm looks interesting... I assume they are plain gauge for that price? Be interested to hear how you go on with them..
by seph
4 Sep 2014, 7:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: campag ergo levers for a triple chainset
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: campag ergo levers for a triple chainset

Yes, my veloce double shifters, old and new, have enough clicks in the left lever for a triple. Newer shimano front mechs have a spring that is stronger than campag shifters like, mine kept slipping back from the big ring, so you will need an expensive campag triple mech, or maybe an older shimano m...
by seph
10 Jul 2014, 1:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help - Frame problem
Replies: 16
Views: 2364

Re: Help - Frame problem

get it powdercoated! Someone good like derwent enammellers will blast and paint it (in stock colours) for £40. It will then last for years. It wont look as flash as say ruby flam but will cost lots less and be lots tougher
by seph
8 Jul 2014, 3:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: crack in 531 frame
Replies: 2
Views: 1873

crack in 531 frame

Last year I had the brake bridge raised on my comfy old 531c ribble, so I could run 28mm tyres and mudguards. Whilst in the workshop at mercians they found a crack in the brazing where the shot in seatstay meets the lug on the seat tube. I have no idea how long that crack had been there, I'd had the...
by seph
16 Jun 2014, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike storage problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3393

Re: Bike storage problem

. sharing the garage with a car, flymo, 2 folding ladders, a shelf unit full of tools and other bits on nonsense.
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2 folding ladders? tsk!
oh, and leave the car outside? :lol: :lol:
by seph
31 May 2014, 4:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ambrosio or shimano hubs?
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: Ambrosio or shimano hubs?

by sprightly I meant light, open pro rims and 23mm tyres, that sort of thing. I'm not heavy and try to carry as little as possible on audax rides, so 130mm hubs it is. Good point about Shimano hubs being slightly less dished. Looks like 105 will carry the day (cheaper too!) Now Brucey, is there any ...
by seph
31 May 2014, 12:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ambrosio or shimano hubs?
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Ambrosio or shimano hubs?

I run campag 10speed shifters and mechs on my audax bike. I want some sprightly 'traditional' (32 spoke 3 cross) wheels. I cant afford campag record hubs. Should I buy Ambrosio zenith hubs which will fit campag cassettes, or buy shimano hubs (probably 105 but possibly ultegra) and run a campag space...
by seph
30 May 2014, 11:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is the line between a BSO and a cheap proper bike?
Replies: 62
Views: 4959

Re: Where is the line between a BSO and a cheap proper bike?

I won a 'mountain bike' in a raffle once. It was called a rapid reactor... I rode it to work, but only once, and christened it the torpid tractor. Months later I met a chap who had bought the same model, very cheaply and made a few inexpensive swaps (grips, saddle, tyres etc). He'd also enjoyed hims...
by seph
16 Apr 2014, 10:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Some great Brooks photos
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: Some great Brooks photos

and the winning bid... :shock:
wish i had a couple in the shed :wink: