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by cranky
14 Jul 2008, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple front mech.....but WHICH one ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

I was thinking of using Shimano dual-control levers to save some space on the h'bars. Maybe I could switch to bar-end shifters and regular brake levers. Or see if Ultegra/Tiagra/105/Dura Ace would provide what I'd like from the triple.

Cheers

Iain
by cranky
14 Jul 2008, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple front mech.....but WHICH one ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Sounds good, I'll see if I can pick up a campy record braze on, will it index from a shimano shifter ?

Cheers

Iain
by cranky
14 Jul 2008, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Bike do YOU recommend ?
Replies: 37
Views: 4565

Re: Which Bike ???

I think I have managed to answer my own question using the search button. Toss up between the Dawes Horizon and the Revolution Country Traveller. I think you're on the right track, also take a look at the Ridgeback Voyage (steel frame tourer). You want something comfy and there are lots of 'squirre...
by cranky
14 Jul 2008, 7:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple front mech.....but WHICH one ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Triple front mech.....but WHICH one ???

Hi, I've a Stronglight Impact (24/34/46) on route from Spa and pondering which front mech to use for indexed shifting (the rear will be 9sp XT). It looks like an ATB mech would do the job at the moment but I'm wondering about maybe going to a bigger ring than 46t at some time in the future, in which...
by cranky
14 Jul 2008, 11:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suntour Suspension Seatpost
Replies: 16
Views: 2076

Suntour Suspension Seatpost

If anyone is using one of the above would you mind telling me the height of the top part of the seatpost to the saddle rails?

Oh, and how do you like this seatpost? does it work for you ?


Cheers


Iain
by cranky
14 Jul 2008, 8:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI shifter working in reverse
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Thanks guys

Thanks for all the info - I had never heard of low rise mechs before but all is claer now. After riding for 65km yesterday I have started to get used to it and can see the advantages of quicker down changes. I'm going to stick with it for a while. I think that's a smart move, I just bought one to g...
by cranky
13 Jul 2008, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which is the faster gear 12/52 or 13/52?
Replies: 57
Views: 4181

12/52
by cranky
12 Jul 2008, 10:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STI shifter working in reverse
Replies: 6
Views: 690

There may not be anything to sort out. You may have been supplied with a 'Rapid Rise' rear der, also known as a 'normal low' mech. Its operating principle is the reverse of a normal mech and makes shifting into lower gears easier. It also means that you use the same direction of shift for front and ...
by cranky
10 Jul 2008, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alloy v steel frames
Replies: 13
Views: 2650

But at least steel is comfy while it's rusting away :lol: