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by PW
4 Mar 2012, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 11-25 cassette 9 speed
Replies: 39
Views: 2375

Re: 11-25 cassette 9 speed

When I fairly recently rebuilt my son in law's old Claud Butler I used the above HG61 11-28 9 speed with a Stronglight Impact 48/34 double, all from Colin's lot. :wink: He's happy with it in S Yorks/N Lincs.
by PW
4 Mar 2012, 2:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike vs Second hand for commuting.
Replies: 15
Views: 1689

Re: New bike vs Second hand for commuting.

[quote="531colin"]Kelly take offs should be cheaper than new shifters http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=57027&hilit=kelly but I don't own a pair. May be difficult to get hold of? I tried to order some from the States, got an "Order Received" reply and never hear...
by PW
4 Mar 2012, 1:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campy 9 speed triple upgrade?
Replies: 13
Views: 1542

Re: Campy 9 speed triple upgrade?

IIRC you can get a TA inner for Campag which has a secondary bolt circle to make a triple. :wink:
by PW
3 Mar 2012, 10:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC article on ludicrous cars
Replies: 114
Views: 6998

Re: BBC article on ludicrous cars

Performance cars? Been there, done that and grew up. :roll:
by PW
3 Mar 2012, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the truth about weight
Replies: 12
Views: 986

Re: the truth about weight

Depends where I'm going. Cambridge I'll take the kitchen sink, 50 miles round the Peak then the lighter the better.
by PW
3 Mar 2012, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much do you eat - on a LONG ride
Replies: 69
Views: 3469

Re: How much do you eat - on a LONG ride

Only time I've bonked when supposedly fuelled up is if I've been eating chocolate. It always does it so I leave the stuff alone if I'm going riding. Long rides I take a Soreen malt loaf in the barbag. Rocket fuel! :wink:
by PW
3 Mar 2012, 10:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe valve dust caps
Replies: 56
Views: 3341

Re: Schwalbe valve dust caps

I always keep a new tube and an old one on the bike. I patch inners until they're past it then either bin them or use them for other odd jobs but the caps tend to get chucked in a spares bin. So there's always an odd one that doesn't match....
by PW
3 Mar 2012, 12:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: B&M IQ Cyo + wireless computers
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: B&M IQ Cyo + wireless computers

Light on the lowrider bosses or the mudguard/brake bolt, 'puter on the bars, transmitter opposite side of the wheel to the dyno wiring?
Personally I keep the wireless 'puter on the fixed away from decent lighting and use a wired unit on the good bikes.
by PW
2 Mar 2012, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Ergo's?
Replies: 29
Views: 2785

Re: Which Ergo's?

Anything made between 2001 and 2006 is non indexed on the left and the ratchet rings can be changed. If you're not *too* hamfisted ( :oops: ) and look up the various internet guides (Youtube, Nutty Cyclist) you can even do it yourself. I believe early 8 speeds are not rebuildable but I'll not swear ...
by PW
2 Mar 2012, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Ergo Shifter troubles
Replies: 16
Views: 4573

Re: Campagnolo Ergo Shifter troubles

Mercian in Derby stock the parts. Vernon Barker in Dronfield can get them. Sidcup Cycles are another source I believe.
by PW
2 Mar 2012, 6:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo front mech options
Replies: 29
Views: 4501

Re: Shimergo front mech options

Pre-2007 Ergos work a Deore type front mech perfectly, I don't think the newer ones are any different pull wise. The only way to change a chainline is a longer B/B axle.
by PW
2 Mar 2012, 6:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe valve dust caps
Replies: 56
Views: 3341

Re: Schwalbe valve dust caps

Hamfisted my eye! :lol:
The things go hard and crack, then the side or the top drops off.
by PW
2 Mar 2012, 12:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: booze tax
Replies: 16
Views: 2991

Re: booze tax

If necessary it's easy enough to make it. The problem isn't booze per se, it's the spread of alcopops, shots and the bright lights/loud music/barely any clothes culture we see in the town centre at weekends. Old style pubs with hand pumps are something to treasure. Who said something along the lines...
by PW
2 Mar 2012, 12:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Solid-fuel burning folding stove?
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: Solid-fuel burning folding stove?

I've got 3 army hexy burners in the loft. Yes they give off toxic fumes in confined spaces but they're quick, weigh now't and will cook a dinner from a can of stew and a couple of cans of veg/potatoes with room left for a cup of coffee. I usually take one as a backup if going into the sticks.