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by Bowedw
21 Dec 2013, 9:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixing Campag and Shimano.
Replies: 6
Views: 726

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: 726

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: 2535

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: 2535

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: 2535

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: 228

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: 228

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...
by Bowedw
22 Sep 2012, 1:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GRP box trailer called the "Shuttle" any information please.
Replies: 5
Views: 5573

Re: GRP box trailer called the "Shuttle" any information ple

Thanks for reply. It's actually a GRP box in bright yellow about 33 inches long x 26 inches wide x 23 inches high with hinges lid. The connection to the bike is with a bracket that bolts onto the bikes rear axle and there is also a bracket around the left side chain stay. There is a document on the ...
by Bowedw
21 Sep 2012, 7:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GRP box trailer called the "Shuttle" any information please.
Replies: 5
Views: 5573

GRP box trailer called the "Shuttle" any information please.

Does anyone know anything about the history of a GRP box trailer with "Shuttle" on it's rear panel. I have recently bought one and would like to know more about it's origin. Any information would be appreciated. It appears to have been make in the 80's, it has 20 inch BMX type wheels.
by Bowedw
16 Sep 2012, 6:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dating my Dawes Galaxy from Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 3692

Re: Dating my Dawes Galaxy from Pictures

I would say the Galaxy is from the early/mid eighties, It will have a 531 frame as per the badge, information can be found regarding the Reynolds tubing on the web and possibly their badge will help with the dating. My later galaxy has a badge 531st, a heavier tubing for touring, or your may be the ...
by Bowedw
10 Aug 2011, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing
Replies: 23
Views: 3679

Re: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing

If you type in Marchisio into your computer you will have a whole list of suppliers of this item. I believe I got mine from Mercian Cycles. Basically its 8 very nice sprockets to fit onto the shimano hub with the campag spacers, you can choose the sprockets sizes you want. Not cheap but excellent qu...
by Bowedw
4 Aug 2011, 8:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nelson J128 Audax
Replies: 79
Views: 14386

Re: Nelson J128 Audax

I own one of the frames in question and used it 25 miles a day for travelling to work until I retired. It is a comfortable light bike that will take mudguards for all season use. I also do 100k Audax rides often and find the bike highly suitable. Can thoroughly recommend this frame. I also use a gal...