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by samsbike
10 Oct 2016, 12:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Issues with campag ultrashift record levers
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Issues with campag ultrashift record levers

Thanks all. My problem is that the levers are angled in rather than out and there is about a 1 cm crack.
by samsbike
10 Oct 2016, 9:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Issues with campag ultrashift record levers
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Issues with campag ultrashift record levers

Yep, its the modernish 10 speed. I don't know about a slight inward, this one is a lot, but will take a photo. I am using these on a triple and trying to align on the middle chainring. I suspect you are right, that the spring is too much and its causing the FD to move back a tad, well enough to push...
by samsbike
10 Oct 2016, 8:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Issues with campag ultrashift record levers
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Issues with campag ultrashift record levers

I managed to source a secondhand pair and fitted the left hand one to my bike. Part of the reason is to run 8 speed on my commuter rather than 10 speed and I am not a fan of the sticky out cables. I thought I would try one lever at a time, not least because the 10 speed is not worn out. This raised ...
by samsbike
2 Sep 2016, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which stem to fit nitto bars on threadless system
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Which stem to fit nitto bars on threadless system

cheers, found some on chain reaction as well.

I may just keep the compact ones on and change over the levers to run 8 speed. Part of me wanted to keep the compacts with the bar tape etc untouched!
by samsbike
2 Sep 2016, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which stem to fit nitto bars on threadless system
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Which stem to fit nitto bars on threadless system

I have a 1 1/8th fork and steerer. I currently run oversize bars and stem which work ok but want to try some noodles on the bike and change to 8 speed for commuting (another thread). I am going to run the bars around 10cm less than I currently run so 90mm but are there any stems, that are relatively...
by samsbike
22 Aug 2016, 1:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disc v Rim brakes
Replies: 134
Views: 6502

Re: Disc v Rim brakes

In summary I think Colin's post sort of summarised to me where I think I am, and its only my opinion as misguided as it maybe. I think the earlier bikes which were more handcrafted, had more attention paid to built in comfort, not least because of what was available then. The exception to this maybe...
by samsbike
19 Aug 2016, 2:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disc v Rim brakes
Replies: 134
Views: 6502

Re: Disc v Rim brakes

So just to help me understand this within myself, I think the jury is out and its a question of how much harshness and weight penalty do I want to put up with. Also the loss in aesthetics, which you cant see when you are riding anyway! Oddly I dont mind a brake fluid change (as I have to do it on a ...
by samsbike
19 Aug 2016, 1:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disc v Rim brakes
Replies: 134
Views: 6502

Re: Disc v Rim brakes

I have summarised the arguments below but I still can't figure out if rim brakes are a better bet and why. Note that I am not discussing touring here, where parts availability is crucial. Disc brakes Pro 2. can run different tire sizes depending on bike - if that's your thing eh? I think what samsb...
by samsbike
19 Aug 2016, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disc v Rim brakes
Replies: 134
Views: 6502

Disc v Rim brakes

I have summarised the arguments below but I still can't figure out if rim brakes are a better bet and why. Note that I am not discussing touring here, where parts availability is crucial. Disc brakes Pro 1. better all weather braking 2. can run different tire sizes depending on bike - if that's your...
by samsbike
16 Aug 2016, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Straightening rear derailleur
Replies: 12
Views: 1393

Re: Straightening rear derailleur

Stripped off the derailleur and it was on the tab, so I redid everything with the old chain. Clearance is very close but it runs. So just need a new chain and then see how it goes. I am bit concerned about the whole thing disintegrating when I ride! Everybody does it once. Or if you're me, twice. C...
by samsbike
12 Aug 2016, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Straightening rear derailleur
Replies: 12
Views: 1393

Re: Straightening rear derailleur

Stripped off the derailleur and it was on the tab, so I redid everything with the old chain. Clearance is very close but it runs. So just need a new chain and then see how it goes. I am bit concerned about the whole thing disintegrating when I ride!
by samsbike
12 Aug 2016, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Straightening rear derailleur
Replies: 12
Views: 1393

Re: Straightening rear derailleur

Pics, so the inner pulley has bent enough so the cabin is going around it and the pulley is digging into the jockey wheels.

I am not sure it can be seen.

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by samsbike
12 Aug 2016, 12:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Straightening rear derailleur
Replies: 12
Views: 1393

Re: Straightening rear derailleur

Will post pics later on, I think its just the lower bit of the pulley that is bent from memory
by samsbike
12 Aug 2016, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Straightening rear derailleur
Replies: 12
Views: 1393

Re: Straightening rear derailleur

Be very careful! Check and re-check is the bit thats rubbing bent? or is it the hanger thats bent, and the chain rubs on the cage when the cage is at a particular angle? The hanger is a "sacrificial part"....its designed to bend and be replaced to save your frame and/or mech......if you j...
by samsbike
12 Aug 2016, 8:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Straightening rear derailleur
Replies: 12
Views: 1393

Straightening rear derailleur

After my chain broken, it appears that the chain is now rubbing very slightly on the bottom of the rear derailleur cage. Its only about 1-2mm out on the bottom. Is this just a matter of pulling back/bending in situ or is there something else I should be doing to straighten it?

thanks