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by fausto99
24 May 2016, 11:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!
Replies: 23
Views: 1487

bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!

I bought a couple of these chains and am wondering if anyone else has had the same experience. I thought I'd check the first one after a particularly wet ride; it had only been on for a month prior to that, maybe 150-200 miles at the most. Using the Park CC3.2 I was surprised it went through the 0.5...
by fausto99
30 Aug 2015, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Veloce vs. 105
Replies: 20
Views: 2973

Re: Veloce vs. 105

...and another thing. Why is the parallelogram body length on the 10 speed 105 rear derailleur 5 mm shorter that the one on the 8 speed Veloce? Surely the 10 speed needs to move further?
by fausto99
26 Aug 2015, 3:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Veloce vs. 105
Replies: 20
Views: 2973

Re: Veloce vs. 105

... my daughter's 10 sp racing bike. This has an Ultegra rear mech and 105 STI. The gear change has never been great, better once the gear hanger had been perfectly aligned and the the gear cables replaced with lined Dura-Ace versions. A ride on a borrowed bike with 10sp Ultegra STI gave much bette...
by fausto99
26 Aug 2015, 3:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Veloce vs. 105
Replies: 20
Views: 2973

Re: Veloce vs. 105

Brucey wrote:(tip; the gear hanger needs a little negative camber and a little toe out if the gears are to work at their best).

Interesting, not that I'm complaining about the shift per se, just the sound. However, how does one go about adjusting camber and toe in/out with an alloy dropout in a carbon frame?
by fausto99
26 Aug 2015, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Veloce vs. 105
Replies: 20
Views: 2973

Re: Veloce vs. 105

Can anyone tell me if the Ultegra and Dura-Ace secondary levers are pressed steel like the 105?
by fausto99
26 Aug 2015, 3:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Veloce vs. 105
Replies: 20
Views: 2973

Re: Veloce vs. 105

Valbrona wrote:Veloce = Ultegra.


I don't think so. There's Athena, Chorus and Record all above Veloce. In my book that makes Veloce = Sora or Tiagra
by fausto99
24 Aug 2015, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Veloce vs. 105
Replies: 20
Views: 2973

Re: Veloce vs. 105

At the risk of stating the obvious, in my experience, unless you build the bike from scratch, from components, you'll never get exactly what you wanted. I'm not unhappy with the objective performance of the 105 rear mech at all. I've been cycling and building bikes since the 60s. I know how to set u...
by fausto99
24 Aug 2015, 4:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Veloce vs. 105
Replies: 20
Views: 2973

Re: Veloce vs. 105

Thanks for the suggestion but, no, the 105 mech is definitively not "bad". I've only done 1200 miles on that bike, regularly cleaned and lubed everything. I consider that barely run-in. :lol: Like I said it changes gear OK, it just sounds much, much clunkier than my ancient Campagnolo Velo...
by fausto99
23 Aug 2015, 12:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Veloce vs. 105
Replies: 20
Views: 2973

Veloce vs. 105

I have been relatively disappointed with the subjective shifting using the 10 speed Shimano 105 Brifters on my newish (2012) Pinarello compared to the 8 speed Campagnolo Veloce ones on my 1997 Evans tourer. Despite their age the Campy ones just go "snick" and change effortlessly while the ...
by fausto99
24 Jul 2015, 10:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo hubs - output voltage vs speed?
Replies: 26
Views: 6850

Re: Dynamo hubs - output voltage vs speed?

Don't forget that a dynamo is an inductive source, the impedance rises with frequency, and that will self limit the output voltage with any non - inductive load.
by fausto99
17 May 2015, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear fix/free hub with non-protruding cones
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Rear fix/free hub with non-protruding cones

tatanab wrote:Or perhaps there is a removable cover/shield over the balls (like on Campag, Atom and so on) which can be fitted after you've adjusted the cones.

No. Definitely not. There is no cover, dust seal, labyrinth or anything else removable. It's the hub body and that's all.
by fausto99
17 May 2015, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear fix/free hub with non-protruding cones
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Rear fix/free hub with non-protruding cones

All the washers are tab (single tooth) washers and the axle is slotted. Doesn't appear to stop the cone turning though.
by fausto99
17 May 2015, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear fix/free hub with non-protruding cones
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Rear fix/free hub with non-protruding cones

I'm restoring my dad's 1930s bike. The rear hub is in remarkably good condition. I think the cones and balls are not original, so I've just cleaned and re-greased it, but the adjustment has me foxed. Both axle ends have a cone, with two flats which do not protude from the body of the hub. Then there...
by fausto99
17 May 2015, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to remove stuck cotter pins ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2730

Re: How to remove stuck cotter pins ?

Using a suitable size socket (from a socket set) and a G-clamp I have found it always possible to remove cotter pins without any hammering or support from the floor. Partially loosen the cotter pin nut and soak overnight with PlusgasA (not oil, not WD-40). Apply the G-clamp using the socket as a spa...
by fausto99
16 Oct 2014, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brake and mudguards?
Replies: 23
Views: 2101

Re: Disc brake and mudguards?

Brucey wrote:mini V has shorter arms and works (with short pad travel and high MA) with most drop bar levers that normally work DP calipers


It's not obvious to me how you can have high MA (mechanical addvantage - leverage?) with shorter arms. Could you explain please?