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by rich100
7 Aug 2012, 10:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alex DH19 Rim failures on a Ridgeback Panorama 2011.
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: Alex DH19 Rim failures on a Ridgeback Panorama 2011.

I really fancy buying a Panorama but the wheel issue and the talk of the poor brakes when loaded puts me off somewhat. Should i feel dissuaded? I hope it doesn't put you off the Panorama. Mine is self built so not entirely factory spec, although it does have the alex rims which i got from ebay. I'v...
by rich100
7 Aug 2012, 10:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which GPS device?
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: which GPS device?

I have a dakota 20 which I'm quite pleased with, already some good reviews above so I wont go into too much detail, but I would definitely suggest the 20 over the 10 for the added features, especially the sd slot. I do the same with the lanyard round the bars and it rattles also, I'm going to look i...
by rich100
4 Aug 2012, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame respace
Replies: 31
Views: 1665

Re: Frame respace

Hmm just thinking with the wisp, can I not go with a 7 speed freewheel on a 126 hub if i can find one? That would certainly save respacing that one and also give me a range of flat bar shifters to use, it's currently 6 speed and the index shifters are pretty naff. I could live with just spreading th...
by rich100
3 Aug 2012, 11:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame respace
Replies: 31
Views: 1665

Re: Frame respace

The respray,whilst it looks great,is only a £35 powder coat rather than a full on proper job. Decals done by me and lacquered by hand. yeah I should have realised the issues with the spacing before but hey ho this is where experience comes from. I'll just have to be as careful about the paint job as...
by rich100
3 Aug 2012, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame respace
Replies: 31
Views: 1665

Re: Frame respace

Thanks for the replies. Hmmm, I think I'd rather not offset. lately i seem to always have a couple of project bikes on the go, and I'd like to be able to swap and change bit without any faffing later, so might as well have it 'correct' now, even if not necessarily the best option. I do have a bench ...
by rich100
3 Aug 2012, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame respace
Replies: 31
Views: 1665

Frame respace

I have a randonneur I've restored and modernized, the project is not far off being finished now. One major problem I had was that the rear frame spacing was at about 121mm, with a hub of 126mm but springs open easily to get in. The frame should be about c1988 and pretty sure it should have been 126m...
by rich100
26 Jul 2012, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inner chainring rubbing chainstay
Replies: 17
Views: 1264

Re: Inner chainring rubbing chainstay

Hi Brucey

It's a Shimano un55 127mm sq taper, same as the un54 but has a metal left hand lock ring instead of plastic
by rich100
26 Jul 2012, 10:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inner chainring rubbing chainstay
Replies: 17
Views: 1264

Re: Inner chainring rubbing chainstay

Hi Sorry to hijack the thread.... I have pretty much the same issue, I've fitted a px50 chainset (bought s/h off here) and fitted it to a 127mm un55, pretty sure it's a JIS bb will see if i've got the box still). However the chainring bolts are scraping the paint off the chainstay it's that close wh...
by rich100
20 Jul 2012, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New BB to go with Stronglight Impact
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: New BB to go with Stronglight Impact

un55 if you want a silver left hand lock ring/bracket rather than plastic, not much price difference I don't think to the un54
by rich100
23 Jun 2012, 11:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Cantilever Cable Routing OK?
Replies: 28
Views: 3347

Re: Front Cantilever Cable Routing OK?

Those Gilles mudguards look great don't they?

What is the crankset?

Great job, looks lovely.
by rich100
22 Jun 2012, 11:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Cantilever Cable Routing OK?
Replies: 28
Views: 3347

Re: Front Cantilever Cable Routing OK?

Look at all that bling! Very nice, need more pics. Nitto bars? And are the mudguards Gilles Berthoud? Back to subject, I've got my cable going from a cross bar interrupter brake straight into the hanger, so quite a tight curve but seems ok, although my stem is shorter so is a bit closer, maybe makes...
by rich100
21 Jun 2012, 11:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Expanding my Tool Kit
Replies: 29
Views: 3083

Re: Expanding my Tool Kit

I bought one of those headset tools. Never fitted a headset before but wanted to be more independent of the lbs. It's cheap and cheerful and fine for the price, however the handle thing is a waste of time as you can't get enough force on it, I ended up with an adjustable at either end, as you tighte...
by rich100
17 Jun 2012, 11:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: Gear Adjustment

rough guide off the top of my head, others can correct me as they see fit: Put the shifter into first gear, ensure the chain is on the largest sprocket, if it won't go to the largest then disconnect the cable from the mech and adjust the limit screw until its correct, pull the cable finger tight and...
by rich100
17 Jun 2012, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: Gear Adjustment

I'm guessing if it's a new shifter then you'd have replaced cables, did you replace the outers also? Also the clamp position Mentioned above sounds likely. Check also the the cage is not misaligned

Read all this on sheldon brown and you can't go wrong
http://sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html
by rich100
14 Jun 2012, 8:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel size label incorrect??
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Wheel size label incorrect??

if you have successfully fitted a 700c tyre, it can't be a 559 rim.... cheers Quite. A 26" wheel would drop straight through a 700c tyre. The label is wrong. You need to measure the bit of the rim where the tyre bead sits....its not straightforward.....or you could measure the circumference of...