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by rich100
14 Aug 2012, 10:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring bike build project
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: Touring bike build project

Sounds like a great project, I enjoyed doing mine. With mine, it actually came out a bit cheaper, plus I had for the most part better spec parts. It depends if you're willing to shop round and wait for bargains to come up on ebay/forums etc. I imagine the frame would be the most expensive part. If y...
by rich100
12 Aug 2012, 9:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame respace
Replies: 31
Views: 1665

Re: Frame respace

Thanks Brucey, I might well have a 27 inch set to do in the future, I think maybe the difference would be too small to drill a separate set of holes, although tie wrapping something to the existing studs might do the trick. I like the idea of the wood and screws Colin mentions though,nice and simple...
by rich100
11 Aug 2012, 10:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can't Get my Chainset off!
Replies: 33
Views: 7480

Re: Can't Get my Chainset off!

Really sorry for stating the obvious, forgive me but maybe worth a mention, the hex bolt is 'normal' thread to undo where it's the drive side bottom bracket that's backwards..... Wondering if a brute force method might do it. You might want to protect eyes etc in case something snaps or splinters an...
by rich100
11 Aug 2012, 10:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Know someone with same bike since their youth?
Replies: 25
Views: 5305

Re: Know someone with same bike since their youth?

Retrobike gets regular posts from people wanting to do up their old bike that's been sat in the garage since they got a driving licence, and certainly a passion for bikes is there as in passion for the machine as well as the use of it. As for bikes with everything replaced 3 times including the fram...
by rich100
11 Aug 2012, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS & mapping
Replies: 16
Views: 2672

Re: GPS & mapping

I'm pretty sure on bike hike that you can add waypoints with directions, can't remember if for route or track though. You can also reduce the amount of points it uses, but this results in a less defined track with cut corners. My preference is to use tracks, and if I need to navigate off it I have i...
by rich100
11 Aug 2012, 10:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame respace
Replies: 31
Views: 1665

Re: Frame respace

OK, so don't laugh :) , but here is my DIY dishing tool.... it's based the assumption that dishing is just about getting the rim to locknut distance equal on both sides of the wheel, correct? It's a length of square tubing, with rods coming out at both ends and fixed in place, both set to be the sam...
by rich100
11 Aug 2012, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Free Open University Bike Technology Course
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Re: Free Open University Bike Technology Course

I'll certainly take a look at that, thank you! :)
by rich100
11 Aug 2012, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tiagra STI levers with deore rear derailleur
Replies: 10
Views: 2939

Re: tiagra STI levers with deore rear derailleur

Hi Oskar The Tiagra works fine with Deore rear mechs, as the indexing is the same between road (tiagra) and MTB (deore), it's the front that isn't compatible hence the Panorama has the Tiagra front mech. If on the back its chattering between gears and missing gears etc, I suspect it may be down to a...
by rich100
8 Aug 2012, 1:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Water bottle cages - recommendation please (or new clothes?!
Replies: 13
Views: 1419

Re: Re: Water bottle cages - recommendation please (or new c

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by rich100
8 Aug 2012, 10:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame respace
Replies: 31
Views: 1665

Re: Frame respace

Interesting that colin and rich both use the same colour of string for alignment. Is that the secret? Well done rich - I hope all goes well. I wouldn't have the courage. I shall consider that my lucky string now :) I have to admit John I did get a bit nervous of doing damage, and if I was more emot...
by rich100
8 Aug 2012, 10:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame respace
Replies: 31
Views: 1665

Re: Frame respace

Looks a lot better "after" than "before" - well done ! I use this one as my best test....... http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7016/6703358949_db2c00fb1c.jpg thanks Colin, as I say it's not bang on but I think close enough not to be a problem now. Actually I meant to mention, I did ...
by rich100
7 Aug 2012, 11:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame respace
Replies: 31
Views: 1665

Re: Frame respace

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by rich100
7 Aug 2012, 11:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame respace
Replies: 31
Views: 1665

Re: Frame respace

OK thanks for the info, will have a think on what to do with the Wisp's wheels. Had a go at the respacing tonight, fairly happy with the results, I got it fairly even and spread to 126mm, seemed like it was reluctant to settle any further and kept settling at 126....so I decided to quit whilst I was...