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by fausto99
11 Oct 2016, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

...You only need to re-dish IF you have made asymmetric adjustments to cone spacing, if you have and not re-dished, the rim will / may need to be re-centred... Agreed. I normally build and always true all my wheels. As I said, I do not recall having had to re-dish the wheel to equalise rim distance...
by fausto99
11 Oct 2016, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

...and presumably this makes the dishing worse on the rear wheel? FWIW I gave up using campag rear hubs ... I don't recall having to make any changes to dishing on the Shimano wheels. I've not had any problems due to dish with my Campagnolo hubbed wheels. The rear cones and freehub bearings needed ...
by fausto99
11 Oct 2016, 8:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

Gattonero wrote:I would have gone for a full Shimano setup, 105 5600/5700 levers with Deore M531 RD are an easy and robust combination, with ample choice of gears.

I don't like the feel and sound of Shimano 105 brifters. I have them on my Pinarello and I much prefer the Veloce brifters on my F.W.Evans tourer.
by fausto99
9 Oct 2016, 4:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

...My main concern is that Campag cassettes are a tad wider than Shimano 8-9sp, so you may run out of space on the Shimano freehub?... This comment reminded me that I had made some mods to the hub and axle locknut, so that the cogs ended up the same distance wrt the dropout and derailleur as the Ca...
by fausto99
6 Oct 2016, 7:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

...BTW you can avoid the need for spacers entirely (and therefore have a free choice of shimano cassette) if you make a tabbed washer that pushes the cable mount on the rear mech outwards slightly (away from the upper knuckle pivots) and therefore reduces the shift ratio of the rear mech a tiny amo...
by fausto99
6 Oct 2016, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

Gattonero wrote:...True, but personally I won't make all those mods as I've never found Campagnolo stuff to be so difficult to find...


If you know where I can find Campagnolo 8 speed cassettes with 30, 32 or 34 tooth low cogs, do tell.
by fausto99
6 Oct 2016, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

Very useful info with specific HG numbers. Thanks.
by fausto99
5 Oct 2016, 9:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:I bought one of these recently 8S hg51 11-32, I think the extra rivets which are used on the bigger three sprockets are to stiffen the assembly as they appear to have lightened the assembly with big cutouts?


That's useful to know. I had not come across that.
btw your link did not work for me
by fausto99
5 Oct 2016, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

Gattonero wrote:Wow that is a lot of work


You only make the spacers once...
by fausto99
4 Oct 2016, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

Thanks to all for all the answers. Very helpful indeed.
by fausto99
4 Oct 2016, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

Although the shifting can hardly be "that" good when mixing Shimano and Campagnolo Shifting is perfect if you space the Shimano cogs exactly the same distance apart as a Campagnolo cassette (with a Campy derailleur). I use cellophane shim material to build up the existing spacers, stuck o...
by fausto99
4 Oct 2016, 9:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Which Shimano cassettes have all cogs with splines?

The last cassette I bought had the lowest/largest three cogs riveted together. This meant that these larger cogs had the splined middle part missing, thus making the whole cassette lighter. This is not what I want. I want to dismantle the whole cassette and re-space all the cogs so that I can use th...
by fausto99
30 Jun 2016, 11:14am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Mercian Cycles
Replies: 17
Views: 54238

Re: Mercian Cycles

I finally got up the courage to find out why my '97 Campagnolo Veloce right hand brifter was shifting far too easily (almost on its own). When I took it apart, I found a cracked casting and a broken G spring. I phone Mercian, with part numbers, and got replacement parts after two days. They were ver...
by fausto99
26 May 2016, 9:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!
Replies: 23
Views: 1487

Re: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!

Very interesting. I did not know about roller wear vs. pin/bushing wear. However, the Park gauge will only be out by one lot of roller wear in ~15 lots of pin/bushing wear. In my book that's of academic interest only. So, the question remains, is 0.5% elongation to be expected after only a few hundr...
by fausto99
25 May 2016, 8:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!
Replies: 23
Views: 1487

Re: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!

Your answer implies that the Park tool is inaccurate, but you don't say why. Please explain why a ruler would be more accurate than a go/no-go gauge, like the Park chain wear tool.

(0.5% wear is equivalent to 1/16" elongation over a 12" length of chain, as per Sheldon Brown advice)