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by fausto99
6 May 2013, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable cutters,suggestions please
Replies: 27
Views: 1014

Re: Cable cutters,suggestions please

I think you'd have to do a lot of research to find anything to beat Park tools. I'd unreservedly recommend the Park CN-10 http://www.parktool.com/product/profess ... tter-cn-10 .
by fausto99
5 Apr 2013, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New cups for Shimano hubs
Replies: 25
Views: 2762

Re: New cups for Shimano hubs

Updating this story, I did buy the Ambrosio hub (http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product/58/ambr_zenith_hub/ambrosio-zenith-road-hub.html) and rebuilt the wheel. The hub had larger flanges than the Shimano 600 but was close enough that I could use the same spokes without having to file the ends off whe...
by fausto99
15 Mar 2013, 10:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New cups for Shimano hubs
Replies: 25
Views: 2762

Re: New cups for Shimano hubs

If you live in the fens and fixed fixed wheel all the time and are a much lighter man than me, I could understand that. Otherwise, how do you do it? I know - you have fifty-two bikes and ride them for a week each year :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Not quite. I do have a few bikes but only one that I ride...
by fausto99
14 Mar 2013, 8:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New cups for Shimano hubs
Replies: 25
Views: 2762

Re: New cups for Shimano hubs

I still have a pair with the original cups, and I can't remember how many rims they'e worn out. I average about 9 to 10,000 miles a year now (although in 2012 it was less that 8,000 due to my tendancy to avoid underwater cycling), Wow, I have yet to ever wear out any rims on any of my bikes and I h...
by fausto99
14 Mar 2013, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New cups for Shimano hubs
Replies: 25
Views: 2762

Re: New cups for Shimano hubs

Thanks for that. I knew the theory about it being loose before applying the QR, but had never thought of the washer trick to test it for real. Very good tip. BTW have now found this- http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product/58/ambr_zenith_hub/ambrosio-zenith-road-hub.html Ambrosio hub. £54 for a new hub...
by fausto99
14 Mar 2013, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New cups for Shimano hubs
Replies: 25
Views: 2762

Re: New cups for Shimano hubs

Are you saying that I could transfer cup, cassette, axle and cone from a £10 hub into my old Ultegra?? Have just found this Novatech hub http://www.totalcycling.com/a-z/hubs/hubs_road/HB_NOVATEC_F482SB.html?gclid=CIrG44OO_LUCFfLLtAodSn8AKA Am going to try to get dimensions/drawing. Otherwise a 28h H...
by fausto99
14 Mar 2013, 10:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New cups for Shimano hubs
Replies: 25
Views: 2762

Re: New cups for Shimano hubs

Assuming the worst, if it turns out that I get less than 1000 miles out of this bodge, has anyone succeeded in finding an off-the-shelf sealed bearing to fit a Shimano rear LHS?
by fausto99
12 Mar 2013, 3:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New cups for Shimano hubs
Replies: 25
Views: 2762

Re: New cups for Shimano hubs

sharpie test is a bit difficult when both cup and cone are black-adised (?) already from new. I may try a red paint pen.....

Ended up using a yellow highlighter pen. Still not easy to see. Not super smooth, but probably worth a go before I break the bank for a 28h Dura-ace or similar :mrgreen: .
by fausto99
11 Mar 2013, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New cups for Shimano hubs
Replies: 25
Views: 2762

Re: New cups for Shimano hubs

not all Campag and not all shimano cups are the same diameters. It might be worth giving some dimensions and/or part numbers to help others out here. Specifically, the Shimano hub was FH-6402 and the Campagnolo cups were FH-VL001, ~£6 from SJS cycles. Agreed Mercian are expensive. Original Shimano ...
by fausto99
10 Mar 2013, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New cups for Shimano hubs
Replies: 25
Views: 2762

New cups for Shimano hubs

Shimano appear to want you to buy a new hub when the cup becomes worn or pitted. I believe I have found a fix; use a Campagnolo cup! Campy cups are about 1-2 thou smaller in o.d. than Shimano but you can use some brass sheet shim and superglue to take up the slack. You will have a problem getting th...
by fausto99
5 Oct 2011, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag (2003 Choris) Freehub
Replies: 16
Views: 2612

Re: Campag (2003 Choris) Freehub

Have now received all the bearing parts I ordered and got my Veloce 8 speed hub back together successfully. I must just add that there was a huge difference in the experience of ordering standard sealed ball races online and Campagnolo spares by phone. The freewheel ball races were £3.00 each and ar...
by fausto99
22 Sep 2011, 6:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: tightness in muscle pain
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: tightness in muscle pain

If stretching works, you must be habitually tightening and forgetting to let go. Have you tried riding fixed? It teaches you to let go of muscles when you are not using them in the pedalling cycle. Just do a few short rides on the flat. Better still find a local teacher of the Alexander Technique an...
by fausto99
19 Sep 2011, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag (2003 Choris) Freehub
Replies: 16
Views: 2612

Re: Campag (2003 Chorus) Freehub

Thanks. That was very interesting. They seem to have had trouble with the clip going round; mine didn't. Funny how they all behave differently. Also the clip in my hub did have holes at each end for use with circlip pliers which I have ordered, but was too inpatient to wait for. In the end, I did it...
by fausto99
19 Sep 2011, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Echo-W1 wireless cycle computer
Replies: 7
Views: 8178

Re: Echo-W1 wireless cycle computer

Thanks. I had found that since my last post. Yes it is similar. I think I have now worked out how to set the clock. I have also sent Echowell an email in case they still have pdf s of past products.
by fausto99
19 Sep 2011, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Echo-W1 wireless cycle computer
Replies: 7
Views: 8178

Re: Echo-W1 wireless cycle computer

I have Googled extensively, including YouTube videos and not found anything. The Sheldon Brown site gives the wheel calibration numbers which are a good starting point, but I'm having trouble navigating my way around the set up screens by trial and error. There's one big button on the front, a very ...