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by slowster
17 Feb 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on Jack Taylor Bikes Please
Replies: 24
Views: 972

Re: Advice on Jack Taylor Bikes Please

OP, if you have not already seen it, this video might interest you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALNsQpCL8LY
by slowster
15 Feb 2020, 11:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring tyre for a narrow rim
Replies: 46
Views: 2022

Re: Touring tyre for a narrow rim

The 28mm Supremes on the wheel at the moment do have some clearance around the inside of the guards. And nominally at least I am only looking for another 4mm for a 32mm tyre. The pinch point is the mudguard bracket where the stays are (SKS Chromoplastics) which is a bit narrow. A wider version of t...
by slowster
13 Feb 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New 9 speed "STI" things
Replies: 30
Views: 1660

Re: New 9 speed "STI" things

No you are right, I had not taken account of the brake adapter being on the end of that screw and there will not be enough clearance for anything much behind that, hmm... I still think the stud coupler nut idea has some mileage in it, the brake adapter is threaded of course so with a long stud scre...
by slowster
13 Feb 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New 9 speed "STI" things
Replies: 30
Views: 1660

Re: New 9 speed "STI" things

Right now the screw through the frame and dropout on the non drive side protrudes around 4mm beyond the nut retaining it But that is presumably without the disc caliper mount adaptor installed? See the diagram on page 1 of the Alternator 2.0 Instructions . BTW do we need to start a Salsa Marrakesh ...
by slowster
13 Feb 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New 9 speed "STI" things
Replies: 30
Views: 1660

Re: New 9 speed "STI" things

The Salsa kit is a bit over priced for what it is IMO plus I would rather use hex head screws inserted from the inside if I can, of which I have some in stainless in a few different lengths and hex heads have a reasonably low profile. The thickness of the alternator dropout and frame is 24mm, so a ...
by slowster
13 Feb 2020, 10:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New 9 speed "STI" things
Replies: 30
Views: 1660

Re: New 9 speed "STI" things

Yes I am thinking a Tubus Logo Classic 26" will be the best option, giving the lowest position for the pannier mounting rails (of the Tubus options at least) at 305mm above the mounting point (I do have a Cargo Classic 26" which has rails 362mm above the mounting point, but I will be very...
by slowster
12 Feb 2020, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing gear on dropped bar bike hurts my arthritic wrists. Suggestions pls.
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Changing gear on dropped bar bike hurts my arthritic wrists. Suggestions pls.

I have a road bike with dropped bars, I have been diagnosed with arthritis in both my wrists. I think flat bars would be more painful for my wrists, it the gear changing that absolutely kills my wrists. I am thinking of changing to a Jones H bar or butterfly bar. Are the dropped bars themselves cau...
by slowster
12 Feb 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New 9 speed "STI" things
Replies: 30
Views: 1660

Re: New 9 speed "STI" things

My touring bike build is also in progress based on a Salsa Marrakesh I presume you've already done your research and are satisfied with the rear rack options. The Salsa rack which is compatible with the Alternator dropouts is quite expensive, and the shroud around the Alternator pivot point bolt ho...
by slowster
11 Feb 2020, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: raliegh classic touring bike
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: raliegh classic touring bike

The website below has lnks to jpegs of a few of the 1980s Raleigh catalogues. That model was listed for example in the 84 catalogue in the following links: http://www.jaysmarine.com/TH_raleigh_catdata.html#82UK http://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Raleigh84/ral84_10.jpg http://www.bulgier.net/p...
by slowster
10 Feb 2020, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem angle
Replies: 23
Views: 1033

Re: Stem angle

Hi all Currently trailing a 7degree 70mm stem on my Cannodale Supersix , I have had a bike fit but the shop it took place at , only had a 7 degree stem which is a lot more “ relaxed “ . Would a 10 degree 70mm stem , give me that “ sweet spot” , I do realise that I would need another bike fit . The ...
by slowster
10 Feb 2020, 4:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2493

Re: Brucey

I have considered writing a book but it would be a massive effort and it would also be out of date before it was finished, such is the appetite of manufacturers to foist 'new stuff' on us. I think another website would be a practical choice to empty my head into but that would need maintaining and ...
by slowster
4 Feb 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano MT800 tool ?
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Shimano MT800 tool ?

IceToolz HollowTech II Bottom Bracket Tool £7.99. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tools/icetoolz-hollowtech-ii-bottom-bracket-tool/ Jonathan Seconded. Available here with free postage:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ice-Toolz-Hollowtech-2-BB-Tool-Bottom-Bracket-Remover-11F3/153806951941?hash=item23cf9bd60...
by slowster
4 Feb 2020, 9:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 2033

Re: Toolkit pliers?

As a general purpose tool I like the Knipex Pliers Wrench . The 150mm size is much heavier (170g) than some of the lightweight multi-tools, but it is a much more useful tool: - Parallel jaws properly grip spanner flats, unlike ordinary pliers which often have the potential to damage fastenings with ...
by slowster
1 Feb 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano GRX chainset
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Shimano GRX chainset

IIRC GRX chainsets have a chainline 2.5mm greater than Shimano's road double chainsets (and presumably the FSA chainset has the same road chainline). It might be that you could swap spacers from the drive side to the non-drive side to reduce the chainline, but I think that is only possible if the BB...