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by RRSODL
1 Mar 2016, 9:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building book
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Wheel building book

I'd say Musson's book and then read Jobst Brandt's book and take your time.

Musson's book will give you all the advice and tips you are after, Jobst Brandt's book will take your knowledge to another level.
by RRSODL
22 Feb 2016, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Servicing DA 7900 hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 3012

Re: Servicing DA 7900 hubs

The new Shimano hubs are so easy to set, just needs two allen keys It seems I'm hitting my head against a brick wall...... Last attempt..... Adjusting the new Shimano hubs correctly is not different to the old style, besides the need for cone spanners To check your bearing adjustment, put the wheel...
by RRSODL
21 Feb 2016, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Servicing DA 7900 hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 3012

Re: Servicing DA 7900 hubs

It is supposedly a feature of the digital hubs that they don't need the slight amount of play. I now can't find the document that told me this. But in terms of the cone adjustment they are exceedingly simple requireing only fingers one you have released the cones with the 5 mm hex wrenches. You are...
by RRSODL
21 Feb 2016, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Servicing DA 7900 hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 3012

Re: Servicing DA 7900 hubs

IIRC you still need to set the bearings slightly slack when the hub is out of the bike, so that when the QR is tightened, the axle compression removes the last few microns of slack from the bearings. If you set them with no slack in, they tend to wear more quickly than they should, because the bear...
by RRSODL
12 Feb 2016, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My next wheels.
Replies: 15
Views: 749

Re: My next wheels.

I second that, the Ambrosio Evoution are cheaper and pretty good for the money.

Novatec do some identical hubs to Ambrosio Zenith hubs and you could save some money too.
by RRSODL
10 Feb 2016, 5:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed Campag shifters
Replies: 61
Views: 5309

Re: 10 speed Campag shifters

My understanding from that chart was that pre and post 2010 cable pulls were different 'cos the mech geometry was different but the guy from the UK Campagnolo tech centre (is it Velotech?) recently posted here that they are all the same. Must go an find the thread. Not sure if this will help but I ...
by RRSODL
4 Feb 2016, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Glueless Patches; - reliable...?
Replies: 23
Views: 970

Re: Glueless Patches; - reliable...?

I've always used the park tools and it the past they have been reliable but in the last year I've had issues with them. Only yesterday I went through 3 patches before I gave up on them. These were from a batch of 6 boxes I got from wiggle in the summer and this particular box had not been opened bef...
by RRSODL
3 Feb 2016, 11:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: My puncture phobia
Replies: 45
Views: 2858

Re: My puncture phobia

So far as getting tyres on the rim is concerned have you seen 531Colin's tutorial: -XUFVrl0UT4 You may wish to consider a VAR tyre lever or if you don't mind carrying something a bit more workshop a Koolstop tyre mate . Both are useful for getting stubborn tyres on. I didn't know 531cilin made that...
by RRSODL
2 Feb 2016, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cold setting
Replies: 24
Views: 1561

Re: cold setting

I used a set of hub bearing pressing tool similar to this http://www.adrenalinebikes.com/Images/Detail/AB9055.JPG The method was this [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwxEPRk3LFg[/youtube] Checked the result with Sheldon Brown method. I wouldn't try the Sheldon Brown cold setting method thou...
by RRSODL
31 Jan 2016, 4:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: d lock for touring?
Replies: 27
Views: 2507

Re: d lock for touring?

Like this:

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and like this with the smaller lock

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by RRSODL
31 Jan 2016, 9:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: d lock for touring?
Replies: 27
Views: 2507

Re: d lock for touring?

Anyone care to recommend one? Decent but not too pricey. Cable locks of all types seem useless and crooks doubtless know it. I realise that all d locks can be taken in seconds with a powered angle grinder so it seems to me that it's an idea to just put them off with a passably decent looking but no...
by RRSODL
24 Nov 2015, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Landline repair costs
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: Landline repair costs

(Assuming you are on BT cabling) As I understand it (and I claim no expertise beyond having a major fault/argument running with BT for nearly a year), if the problem lies on the exchange side of the test socket then it is BT's problem (be that BT Wholesale or whoever) and you should not be liable f...
by RRSODL
3 Nov 2015, 7:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another question. Quill extenders
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Another question. Quill extenders

I think it depends on how much you are looking to raise your handlebars. I forget the numbers now but I think a Nitto Technomic fully raised only gets you 70mm in real terms. The 7 shape of the stem points down so you loose some height there. I sold the Nitto Technomic and bought a Ahead converter. ...
by RRSODL
14 Oct 2015, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spokes: reuse or replace for wheel re-build?
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: Spokes: reuse or replace for wheel re-build?

If the wheel was properly built in the first place (and that means stress-relieved, among other things) then the spokes are in effect "new" (as in un-damaged) so you can re-use them as Brucey says. If the wheel was as badly built as a certain expensive folder I examined yesterday, then th...
by RRSODL
3 Oct 2015, 12:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo front mech options
Replies: 29
Views: 4545

Re: Shimergo front mech options

I'm going to revive this old thread that is already over 3 years old. I have 3 bikes on shimergo setups and although they aren't perfect they work well enough. I found this thread while searching for info on using a MTB front derailleur and ended up reading most of the thread. This particular bike i...