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by fenderbender
8 Aug 2011, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing
Replies: 23
Views: 3889

Re: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing

Chris & Martin, thanks for the tip!
Any possible diy treatment you recommend?
Should I try adding a couple more spacers?
Come to far to back down now! :wink:
by fenderbender
8 Aug 2011, 12:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing
Replies: 23
Views: 3889

Re: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing

Sorry, I'm using a 9sp Campa cassette and hub. As it's over shifting isn't it more likely that an extra alu-spacer is needed? Would try it if I had more beer at home to empty.. :wink: Reason for all this is that a friend have asked me to put together a cheep 'commutour' from what's left in my parts ...
by fenderbender
8 Aug 2011, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing
Replies: 23
Views: 3889

Re: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing

Hi! May I resurrect this thread as I have a similar Q and in dire straits: Have a set of Campa 8-speed Avanti Ergopower brifters I'd like to use with a 9-speed hub and a re-spaced 9-sp cassett. I have tried to respace the cassett by loosing the inner cog and fitting a Shimano inner spacer in it's pl...
by fenderbender
21 Jan 2011, 4:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which mag?
Replies: 69
Views: 14607

Re:

Re digital free sample - looks like you already found it! Issue 23 is online in full and for free, no registration etc needed: http://www.exacteditions.com/shop/399/442 Re the Kronan, to be sure I did swallow the line from the manufacturers about its military heritage - I had no reason not to, and ...
by fenderbender
30 Nov 2010, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Studded Tyres on dry roads.
Replies: 42
Views: 3163

Re: Studded Tyres on dry roads.

Belgiangoth, why are you running 35mm tyres at 100 PSI?. The point of such wide tyres is that you can run them at lower pressures, usually less than 60 PSI for normal conditions. In snow you could probably let them down to about 40 PSI. All depends on your weight of course, but 100 PSI is far too h...
by fenderbender
29 Nov 2010, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Improving Mafac brake performance
Replies: 17
Views: 4455

Re: Improving Mafac brake performance

Compliments on a beautiful bike and great set of brakes! Have two sets of Racers and just received a set of Criterium's for my Mercian. Kool-Stop now make a copy brake block that fit the original holders: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brakeshoes.html#mafac (Shameless plug: I'm on the look out f...
by fenderbender
27 Nov 2010, 4:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Studded Tyres on dry roads.
Replies: 42
Views: 3163

Re: Studded Tyres on dry roads.

The pressure specified on the tire wall is only recommendations. It all depends on the combined weight of the rider and bike as well as the surface so it's very sketchy to rely on what others use! Better to spend a day trying out various levels and find your optimum by timing the speed down a near b...
by fenderbender
27 Nov 2010, 3:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo
Replies: 30
Views: 6258

Re: Shimergo

A bit late perhaps, but if you like to mix 'n match there is a very nice friction shifter made called Silver Shifters by Dia Compe. It has the same a light action ratchet mechanism of the good ol' SunTour shifters that never seem to wear out. If you don't race and prefer the longer lasting 7 or 8 sp...
by fenderbender
27 Nov 2010, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Studded Tyres on dry roads.
Replies: 42
Views: 3163

Re: Studded Tyres on dry roads.

Well put Chris! Most models of studded tires intended for road use have the studs placed to the sides of the centre. As mentioned before by playing around with tire pressure you can dial in how early the studs should engage. Both Nokian and Schwalbe use studs from the same producer, or used to anywa...
by fenderbender
27 Nov 2010, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Merino wool baselayer advice please
Replies: 25
Views: 3090

Re: Merino wool baselayer advice please

If you get Aclima or Woolpower in the UK do check them out.
The Woolnet traps more insulating air especially when wet and is better at letting the moisture travel outwards.
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by fenderbender
27 Nov 2010, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bespoke Cone Spanners
Replies: 36
Views: 2211

Re: Bespoke Cone Spanners

Great initiative Mick, pm sent! My touring bikes all have Shimano XT hubs with a 14mm inner and 17mm outer lock nut. Same goes for the Shimano LX & 600, Campa Tipo and SunTour hubs on the other bikes. But when I measure the XTR FH-M900 and FH-M950 as well as old Campa Record (?) hubs both the in...
by fenderbender
20 Nov 2010, 11:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: long reach brakes
Replies: 19
Views: 2210

Re: long reach brakes

It could be me but those brake pads look to be the wrong way around-the curved bit at the top should be at the bottom to help guide the wheel into the caliper when being refitted. This could give you the couple of mm's that you need, also removing a couple of mm's with a round file shouldn't cause ...
by fenderbender
15 Nov 2010, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bespoke Cone Spanners
Replies: 36
Views: 2211

Re: Bespoke Cone Spanners

Thanks for the initiative Mick! Like Qubit I'm interested in one set of 32mm headset and 17/14mm (?) cone spanners.
by fenderbender
15 Nov 2010, 2:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swapping the rim on a wheel w epoxy glued spokes?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Swapping the rim on a wheel w epoxy glued spokes?

That's what I though. I'll give it a try before I start snipping. Once the thread are out I'll try and clean them with some steel wool and more heat. Cheers!
by fenderbender
14 Nov 2010, 10:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swapping the rim on a wheel w epoxy glued spokes?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Swapping the rim on a wheel w epoxy glued spokes?

'Chill Winston', I was only being ironic about fixing a shabby work with glue. Like I said, these hoops came with a used bike I bought. Thanks for caring tho'! :P