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by rich100
30 May 2012, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: wheels

thirdcrank wrote:http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

scroll down to" wdth considerations."


beaten to it :)
by rich100
30 May 2012, 3:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: wheels

A quick reply for you till someone more knowledgeable shows up :) http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#width scroll down to the red/green chart, should give you an idea of width of rim and tyre compatibility. For touring/audax I'd guess you want more spokes in the wheels than the rs10's? Also, w...
by rich100
30 May 2012, 10:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shifting problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: Shifting problems

I had the opposite issue, STI shifters needing a road mech but with 22t capacity for a triple mtb/trekking chainset (Tiagra fitted the bill in the end). Luckily I found this out before buying as was about to go ahead and get an mtb one. My guess would be that it will be cheaper to replace the mech t...
by rich100
30 May 2012, 9:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nitto Technomic 225 long stem
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: Nitto Technomic 225 long stem

Might be worth trying velo solo, they have a shorter version but you could email and ask.
by rich100
22 May 2012, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's going on here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: What's going on here?

There are 2 sprung pivots in a derailleur, one on the piece with 2 idlers, the other where it bolts to the dropout. Is it possible that in your reassembly you stopped the second pivot pivoting by overtightening? (thus holding it in a position where there was not enough take-up in the double idler b...
by rich100
22 May 2012, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's going on here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: What's going on here?

Sorry if it sounds to obvious, but is the mech not seated right on the hanger? As in could it be turned towards the back of the bike a touch and just needs pulling round to the right position? I'd expect It to rub like that though with small small cogs, as too much chain slack for the cage to take u...
by rich100
22 May 2012, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rdigeback Panorama Brake Pads
Replies: 14
Views: 2807

Re: Rdigeback Panorama Brake Pads

I did want vee brakes on this bike but there was so much agro to get them working with travel agents etc, I gave up and went full circle to the 550s which is what ridgeback specify on them in the first place. The job was much easier with the bridge wire with the sheath centering the cable correctly,...
by rich100
22 May 2012, 3:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rdigeback Panorama Brake Pads
Replies: 14
Views: 2807

Re: Ridgeback Panorama Brake Pads

I have the same bike - suggest you change the brakes instead to Tektro 720's. I found the Shimano ones pretty poor. I bought Koolstops to fit to the 720's but have never got round to it, finding the Tektro ones ok. I bought some Tektro's, 520's I think, for my Panorama build (same brakes different ...
by rich100
25 Oct 2011, 3:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters

ps

found this link to another where he appears to have a similar problem with loose fitting canti's, some the pics help explain it

http://www.bikesmoveus.com.au/showthread.php?t=4258
by rich100
25 Oct 2011, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters

Hi Colin Thanks for the reply (think we may have 'spoken' before - on another forum). Yes the CX 50's and '70's looked interesting, I did look at Shimanos documents and what put me off was the different spacers and lack of info on the sellers web sites, ie do they come with all the different spacer ...
by rich100
25 Oct 2011, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters

Hi there I'm running travel agents with vees on two of our bikes with no issues at all. Can't think of a reason that the agent would pull away from the noodle hanger other than having the outer housing too short. When you pull the lever, the housing goes into compression which should prevent the ha...
by rich100
24 Oct 2011, 10:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters

Yes Mini V-Brakes will directly replace the cantilever brakes and they work with the STI levers. You have to recable, dispense with the canti bridges etc and then also fit V-Brake "Pipes". Just because Travel Agents are a popular choice doesn't make them a good choice, you've expressed yo...
by rich100
24 Oct 2011, 10:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters

Re' the rear cable length. If there is any spare length of outer you could cut then would give more spare inner. Here's an article on Vee brakes and drop bar brakes.:- http://www.phred.org/~alex/bikes/brakes.html No not really, any shorter and it's going to start looking wrong I think. Thanks for t...
by rich100
24 Oct 2011, 4:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters

Hi and thanks for the reply. Yes I had gathered that the front and backs were different, I was going to move the rear cable to the front (as the front is a tad short also, and hopefully find a longer rear cable, guess I ought to take it off and measure it before purchasing to make sure I get a few e...
by rich100
24 Oct 2011, 1:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Touring bike braking with travel agent adapters

Hi New to the forum, so Hello! Thought I would join as I'm a member of a couple of other bike forums but the tech section here looks quite active I was hoping someone could give me technical advice or share there experience with brakes on a touring bike. I'm building up a bike based on a Ridgeback P...