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by slowster
13 Feb 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New 9 speed "STI" things
Replies: 30
Views: 1666

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: 1666

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: 1666

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: 1666

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: 687

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: 1035

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: 2496

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: 713

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: 2042

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: 473

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...
by slowster
1 Feb 2020, 10:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Did I bust my fork ??
Replies: 41
Views: 1818

Re: Did I bust my fork ??

If it's basic stuff to you, then you should be able to provide technical references and links to support your assertions. Instead, dismissive comments like "Come on guys, this is basic stuff" and "There you go again, making claims you can’t support" sound like bluff and bluster....
by slowster
31 Jan 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Did I bust my fork ??
Replies: 41
Views: 1818

Re: Did I bust my fork ??

Whatever is inside the tube will only 'reinforce' it if it has any structural integrity itself. A split aluminium sleeve which has been expanded to fit the cavity inside does not meet that criteria. Come on guys, this is basic stuff. If it's basic stuff to you, then you should be able to provide te...
by slowster
30 Jan 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Super compact road double, how low can you go?
Replies: 30
Views: 1645

Re: Super compact road double, how low can you go?

I've read horror stories of the TA crank failing at the pedal end, so I'm considering a new replacement from SunXCD. Are your TA cranks 170mm? If so, according to the statement below made by Jan Heine in a reply to some comments on this article , it seems you may not need to be so concerned about t...