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by Bowedw
12 Nov 2014, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting oversize steerer mtb forks
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: Fitting oversize steerer mtb forks

Thanks all for you input. Brucey's information with regard to insertion depth confirmed my concern and iandriver's Hope chart link was enlightening. Looks like I will have to have to have my new headset insertion depths reduced when I get them. I have now stripped the cups off the frame and the fram...
by Bowedw
9 Nov 2014, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Uncomfortably numb (hands)
Replies: 47
Views: 5983

Re: Uncomfortably numb (hands)

Laid back seat posts are available which can be fitted without to much bother and disruption to your bike. I also have fitted some very curvy climbing pegs that came off a bicycle at the tip and I have bar tape around them ,this gives a similar curve to the Ergon GP5. Even so I still find a drop bar...
by Bowedw
9 Nov 2014, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting oversize steerer mtb forks
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Fitting oversize steerer mtb forks

I have an aluminium Giant XTC mountain bike of approx 2006 year. It has forks with 100mm of travel and 1 1/8 steerer and has a low stack headset which appears to have a fitting diameter of 44mm to the frame, the depth of the fitting recess is not known to me. I would like to fit a tapered steerer fo...
by Bowedw
9 Nov 2014, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cantis dawes galaxy 86.
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: cantis dawes galaxy 86.

St John Cycles have Dia Comp Dc988 and others that probably will work with your galaxy. best to ask them before ordering.
by Bowedw
16 Feb 2014, 9:29pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: nelson audax frame
Replies: 4
Views: 22662

Re: nelson audax frame

I also have one, bought about 5 years ago as my ride to work bike. you need a longer recessed nut for the front brake and deeper drop brakes as the frame is built for mudguards. Shimano RX100 I think I have. I also use the bike for Audax type rides. As a steel man I am reluctant to admit that I find...
by Bowedw
5 Feb 2014, 6:14pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Building a front load cargo Bike.
Replies: 2
Views: 32503

Re: Building a front load cargo Bike.

Thanks for your really helpful response dakari-mane and I agree with the limitations on load height with overhead steering also without a bracing top bar any sag in the platform under load would result in bump steer. I do like the bottom picture of the frame only, slightly over built for me as I do ...
by Bowedw
3 Feb 2014, 10:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bacchetta Bella for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 36474

Re: Bacchetta Bella for sale

What a superb piece of engineering,if it was mine I would not be able to part with it.
by Bowedw
3 Feb 2014, 9:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Building a front load cargo Bike.
Replies: 2
Views: 32503

Building a front load cargo Bike.

The idea of building a cargo bike has been something that I have considered for some time and now that time has come. Has anyone got any tips/details that they would be prepared to share. I am considering a 3 ft long by 2 ft wide platform with 26 inch wheels front and back. A tube at high level betw...
by Bowedw
21 Dec 2013, 9:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixing Campag and Shimano.
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: mixing Campag and Shimano.

Thanks everyone for the information. I do like the Xenon long cage option and there seems to be plenty around at a reasonable cost. I have been down the road of moving cable fulcrum point with long adjuster, putting cable on other side of bolt in the past. Highpath engineering has a good article on ...
by Bowedw
21 Dec 2013, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixing Campag and Shimano.
Replies: 6
Views: 717

mixing Campag and Shimano.

I am looking for information with regard to deraillers etc. My ride to work bike has Stronglight escape double chainset with 34/44 rings and a Campag indexed 8 speed short cage rear mech with campag 8 speed levers. The rear screw on block is spaced for campag but I do have spacers to return it to sh...
by Bowedw
8 Dec 2013, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid forks for MTB
Replies: 18
Views: 2488

Re: Rigid forks for MTB

Thanks all for your advice, certainly plenty of information on the options been given freely. I sort of favour the Tura with it's curved blades. Has anyone any idea of the Tura's weight as I may as well stick with my present setup if there no reduced weight advantage. The suggestion of another bike ...
by Bowedw
5 Dec 2013, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid forks for MTB
Replies: 18
Views: 2488

Re: Rigid forks for MTB

Thanks will have a look at their website.
by Bowedw
5 Dec 2013, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid forks for MTB
Replies: 18
Views: 2488

Rigid forks for MTB

Can anyone help with regard to putting rigid forks on a mountain bike instead of the suspension ones which have 80 mm of travel. The bike has V brakes and is an aluminium framed Scott Yecora. The only forks I can find are cheap ones that seem to be heavier than the suspension ones. Just been looking...
by Bowedw
27 Apr 2013, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycleops rollers with magnetic resistance.
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Cycleops rollers with magnetic resistance.

Thanks for reply. I have seen their web site and the information given does not bear much resemblance to reality. I was looking for some practical advice from someone who has experience of the magnetic resistance product as what ever i do it ends up making contact with the roller. I am using the rol...
by Bowedw
26 Apr 2013, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycleops rollers with magnetic resistance.
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Cycleops rollers with magnetic resistance.

I am in need of help to set the magnetic resistance bar on the rollers. The web site shows very little and the unit that bolts to the rollers with the rear roller nuts always seems to make contact with the roller what ever I do, its does seem as if the two mounting brackets are to short. Any help wo...