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by Farrina
10 Apr 2016, 9:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP RG957 Dual Pivot Brake Lever Compatibility
Replies: 20
Views: 2709

Re: TRP RG957 Dual Pivot Brake Lever Compatibility

Brucey, At the risk of being considered a pedant (and I could in any event be wrong) ... but did you mean Shimano Dura Ace 7900 (as opposed to 9700 in your post typo?). I would not normally have mentioned anything, but am aware that the latest Dura Ace is in the 9000 range so there may scope for som...
by Farrina
15 Mar 2016, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?

Colin, Thanks for the confirmation. Brucey I had thought of that but I cannot remember from whom I purchased it (will have been one of Wiggle/CRC/Ribble). I have searched on my CRC & Wiggles online accounts, but nothing showing - suspect it's more than 3 years anyhow. My other thought was that (...
by Farrina
15 Mar 2016, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?

It would appear that it was a bit more than a scratch (sigh) .....wallet out again https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=E0F344CF39CA060!1040&authkey=!AKXv1Ia-m6zmX9I&v=3&ithint=photo%2cjpeg The original crack was on the lower part (as viewed in photo). Have been monitoring it for a whil...
by Farrina
9 Jan 2016, 3:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Someone nearly killed me today
Replies: 26
Views: 1745

Re: Someone nearly killed me today

Sounds pretty much like an average ride to me .... we survive by our wits, defensive riding and experience (as you have demonstrated). I am normally placid (seen it all before and been riding a long time) and rarely visually react to drivers but I do particularly object to close passes and when the ...
by Farrina
1 Jan 2016, 9:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?

Brucey,

Thank you for your (as ever!) considered response

Cheers

Alan
by Farrina
27 Dec 2015, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?

Hello, Currently running a Shimano Dura Ace 7900 rear hub on Mavic Open Pro (36 with DT DB stainless).Hub is about 3 years old and for the record I am 180 lbs. On cleaning my bike I noticed what appears to be the start of a fine crack on one hole on the non drive side of the above. I have never had ...
by Farrina
6 Jan 2014, 3:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: do flashing lights help drivers see you?
Replies: 43
Views: 28576

Re: do flashing lights help drivers see you?

I know exactly what you mean about never living it down. What I don't see is how mistaking a cycle for a motorcycle would make you do something dangerous? Of course it may just be me ..... It does not happen when cyclists are immediately upon you, but at longer range. At first glance I have assumed...
by Farrina
6 Jan 2014, 3:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: do flashing lights help drivers see you?
Replies: 43
Views: 28576

Re: do flashing lights help drivers see you?

I must confess that some bicycle front lights are so bright these days that as a car driver I have mistaken them for a distant motorcyclist. Only having a second look (which is my habit as well as looking long and scanning back) saved me from great embarrassment <blush>. Apart from the potential dam...
by Farrina
6 Dec 2013, 4:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof overshoes
Replies: 12
Views: 3042

Re: Waterproof overshoes

Why not approach the problem from an entirely different angle ? After many years I finally bit the bullet and bought a pair of these http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/a85034/hydro-gtx-race-winter.html?lg=en&cr=GBP&cn=gb&gclid=CPj9z4T_m7sCFZQctAodKmsAKw What a difference they make in the c...
by Farrina
3 Dec 2013, 11:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another Cyclist Dead... Suspicious Circumstances
Replies: 4
Views: 1773

Re: Another Cyclist Dead... Suspicious Circumstances

Looking at the map it appears to be on the lower reaches of a well know cycling route away from the main road over the Clwydian hills between Mold and Ruthin. More here about route http://100hillsforgeorge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/hill-no-93-88-penbarra.html Pure conjecture on my part but if heading u...
by Farrina
3 Dec 2012, 2:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame geometry question - one for a frame builder ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1989

Re: Frame geometry question - one for a frame builder ?

Just to update anyone interested as to my discussions with my frame builder. He agreed that he had made an error and immediately offered me a full refund on the frame. Rather than take this route and in view of his honesty (anyone can have a bad day) I have agreed that he can modify the frame at his...
by Farrina
28 Nov 2012, 8:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame geometry question - one for a frame builder ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1989

Re: Frame geometry question - one for a frame builder ?

Andy Thank you very much for going to the trouble to manipulate those images. A picture (combined) tells a thousand words! Colin Just to add final bits to the jigsaw. Chainstay lengths Old frame 42cm New frame 40.5cm Front Centres Old frame 58.5cm New frame 63cm Should be an interesting conversation...