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by fredN4
2 Sep 2017, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Comfort for the elderly
Replies: 18
Views: 1673

Re: Comfort for the elderly

you sound like a pair of old dears. I rode up le Ventoux last week. I am 76.
by fredN4
2 Sep 2017, 7:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: downgrading with age.
Replies: 82
Views: 3902

Re: downgrading with age.

I try to upgrade with age. The lighter the better. pick up most of my stuff on Troc-Velo. Rode up le Ventoux on my second-hand Time Vxrs last Sunday. Downgrade and so will your brain.
by fredN4
27 Aug 2017, 6:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: replacing cable inner, front brake, Campagnolo Ergopower lever
Replies: 15
Views: 5168

Re: replacing cable inner, front brake, Campagnolo Ergopower lever

I find it simpler and quicker to unwrap the bar tape down to the lever. Then detach the housing from the lever. Easy then to feed the inner cable through the lever and into the housing . Wrap up and job done.
by fredN4
30 Mar 2017, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pivot bolt ultegra calipers
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: pivot bolt ultegra calipers

got my act together and did a closer search. think I have found what I need. will fit one of their shorter front sunken nuts to the back.
Thanks again.
by fredN4
30 Mar 2017, 8:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pivot bolt ultegra calipers
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: pivot bolt ultegra calipers

thanks Brucey.
I think I looked at that site. a couple of their bolts would cost almost as much as I paid for the chorus calipers! But might give them a ring.
bonne route
by fredN4
29 Mar 2017, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pivot bolt ultegra calipers
Replies: 3
Views: 222

pivot bolt ultegra calipers

hi
bought a set of chorus skeleton calipers to put on a second hand frame (Time vxr) only to find the sunken screws were too short. So I used the screws from the ultregras on another bike. I now need to find repacement screws for the ultegras. Any of you folks know of a source?
many thanks
Fred
by fredN4
20 Nov 2012, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag triple BCD
Replies: 19
Views: 2662

Re: Campag triple BCD

Brucey wrote:74mm IIRC

cheers

please tell me what IIRC means.
Tks
by fredN4
26 Oct 2012, 1:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fancy a tour of the Hebrides in 2013?
Replies: 97
Views: 21995

Re: Fancy a tour of the Hebrides in 2013?

Hi all I am planning to go ‘chillax’ touring in the Hebrides next May. I am flexible on dates but thought it might be good to go for about 8-10 days, taking in one or other of the bank holidays. May should be good as it will help to avoid the dreaded midges. The rough plan is to leave the car at Ob...
by fredN4
26 Oct 2012, 10:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixing sprockets and cassettes
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: mixing sprockets and cassettes

Fitted the 26t TA a few days ago. Works fine with my Record triple 9 speed long cage.
by fredN4
15 Oct 2012, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixing sprockets and cassettes
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: mixing sprockets and cassettes

If you havnt been up from Bedoin or Malaucene take my advice and put on your 26t. Did you buy a Campag ring or another make? I bought a 26t Stronglight 74 BCD ring from Spa - http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s149p245 - which will also fit Campag (mine's a Shimano triple). Dural ring...
by fredN4
15 Oct 2012, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixing sprockets and cassettes
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: mixing sprockets and cassettes

IIRC, Marchsio sprockets use a very fine spline that fits over an adapter ring, and you use a different adapter ring for different freehub body splines. Some do, some fit straight to the freehub, I have examples of both. To the OP - Miche do sprockets down to 29 for a Campag fit, see this French sh...
by fredN4
15 Oct 2012, 9:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixing sprockets and cassettes
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: mixing sprockets and cassettes

I live in France near to Mont Ventoux. Ooh, you lucky thing :mrgreen: I cycled up it last week taking for the first time the easy route from Sault I'm a few months younger than you, and I rode up from Sault last year on 30x28, which was OK on a light bike, and in perfect weather. As Brucey says, a ...
by fredN4
14 Oct 2012, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixing sprockets and cassettes
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: mixing sprockets and cassettes

you don't say if you have 8, 9 or 10s campagnolo. There are different sprocket mountings within this range. I did find a nice link to images of the different splines.... but I don't remember where just now. [edit; it was here; http://branfordbike.com/articles/cassettes-and-cogs-pg60.htm ] Marchisio...
by fredN4
14 Oct 2012, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixing sprockets and cassettes
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

mixing sprockets and cassettes

Hi I am new to this forum and I know that the subject will have been covered before, so apologies in advance. I live in France near to Mont Ventoux. I cycled up it last week taking for the first time the easy route from Sault (I dont have the form any more for Bedoin or Malaucene - I am 71). All wen...