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by fredN4
18 May 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: carbon road frame with cirular and symetrical seat tube
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: carbon road frame with cirular and symetrical seat tube

many thanks folks. I shied away from trying the FD with an 8 mm gap - maybe should have tried. Bought the Wickwerks adaptor. It brings the FD too low. Sawed off a bit of the FD mount to make it work. But I'm not convinced the adaptor will stay firmly in place. It shifted a bit once and my SRAM red F...
by fredN4
17 May 2020, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: carbon road frame with cirular and symetrical seat tube
Replies: 7
Views: 279

carbon road frame with cirular and symetrical seat tube

Hi folks
anyone know of a carbon road frame with a circular seat tube I could use to employ a clamp-on FD, so as to mount my 46/30 chainset. Please dont warn me about using a clamp-on with a carbon frame!! many thanks.
by fredN4
8 May 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drilling out FD rivets
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: drilling out FD rivets

thanks for the replies guys. project abandoned!
by fredN4
8 May 2020, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drilling out FD rivets
Replies: 4
Views: 241

drilling out FD rivets

trying to drill out the rivets from the FD mount on my Cannondale supersix himod but dont seem to be making much of an impression on the rivets. Pretty sure my drill bits are up for the job. Are these rivets of a particularly hard metal? Thanks folks.
by fredN4
7 May 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I’m looking for a ‘best wheel set’, for my new bike.
Replies: 52
Views: 1651

Re: I’m looking for a ‘best wheel set’, for my new bike.

I've got a nice set of mavic R-Sys going cheap. The rest you could donate to the NHS 8)
by fredN4
18 Apr 2020, 11:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )
Replies: 42
Views: 1349

Re: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )

All these explanations would just confuse me. I think everybody knows which direction of turn clockwise is, and which direction to turn a screw to go in or out. For most people it is automatic. That is what is called a right handed thread, and nearly all threads are right handed. The only exception...
by fredN4
17 Apr 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )
Replies: 42
Views: 1349

Re: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )

All these explanations would just confuse me. I think everybody knows which direction of turn clockwise is, and which direction to turn a screw to go in or out. For most people it is automatic. That is what is called a right handed thread, and nearly all threads are right handed. The only exception...
by fredN4
16 Apr 2020, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )
Replies: 42
Views: 1349

Re: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )

de sisti advice is the easiest way to remember it and the way that I do it.
by fredN4
7 Apr 2020, 6:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower gears - Campagnolo 10 speed
Replies: 20
Views: 861

Re: Lower gears - Campagnolo 10 speed

by now you know it will work. I posted a similar question some years back after grinding up Le Ventoux. 26 specialities small ring works fine on my campag record triple with comp FD.
by fredN4
5 Apr 2020, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A cheap way to clean your chain
Replies: 34
Views: 1637

Re: A cheap way to clean your chain

I dont bother :D
by fredN4
12 Mar 2020, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Daughter wants a new bike
Replies: 132
Views: 5700

Re: Daughter wants a new bike

from one ex matelot to another, stop faffing about. Buy her a Liv!
by fredN4
23 Feb 2020, 6:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does angle of stem matter?
Replies: 95
Views: 3295

Re: Does angle of stem matter?

what is a faceplate? thanks
by fredN4
15 Mar 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD for 105 / DA groupset
Replies: 29
Views: 1914

Re: RD for 105 / DA groupset

bought the Time this morning. Fitted my "eleven speed" Ultegra compact. Works fine with the 9 speed cassette.
12-36 Shimano cassette, chain and XT RD M772 on order.
Thanks again to all.
by fredN4
14 Mar 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD for 105 / DA groupset
Replies: 29
Views: 1914

Re: RD for 105 / DA groupset

Thanks Brucey
guess I could use a 10 speed chaine?
Will the MTB chain pull be the same for 9 or 10 speed ultegra?