togglechaintour bikes

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 7 Sep 2011, 8:56pm

I've spent a pleasant if slightly damp evening fettling the new handlebars. All went pretty well (which is a bit of a novelty for me). I had to fish the bottom nut of the expander stem out of the steerer, but that wasn't a great surprise as I hadn't taken it out and greased it for about two years (took the opportunity to do that this time).

Anyway without any further ado, for your delectation or derision ...

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 7 Sep 2011, 10:17pm

corshamjim wrote:
Anyway without any further ado, for your delectation or derision ...



Well you won't see another :mrgreen: , but it's comfortable and you like it, then it doesn't matter about the rest of us :)
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 8 Sep 2011, 9:29am

Anyway without any further ado, for your delectation or derision ...


Looks alright to me, Jim :)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 8 Sep 2011, 12:36pm

robc02 wrote:Looks alright to me, Jim :)


Thanks Rob, it seems to ride pretty well too. In fact it feels like a very different bike now. Cable pull on the brake levers isn't a problem.

I really like these under-drop brake levers. When I can get the parts to swap brifters for triggers I'll fit some on my road bike too.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 8 Sep 2011, 12:57pm

I really like these under-drop brake levers.


Don't you miss the "on the hoods" riding position that you get with ordinary drop bar levers? I know I would, that's how I ride most of the time.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 8 Sep 2011, 1:31pm

robc02 wrote:Don't you miss the "on the hoods" riding position that you get with ordinary drop bar levers? I know I would, that's how I ride most of the time.


I find operating brake levers from the hoods rather awkward. I can't see how it can be a good thing to have to tilt the lever like that when it's more efficient to squeeze it like on an ordinary MTB lever. I didn't feel happy at all braking on some of the long descents in a sportive I did in the Mendips recently. On the hoods I couldn't get enough leverage and in the drops I felt like my face was rather too close to the tarmac for comfort! I expect I'm just feak & weeble.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 8 Sep 2011, 6:52pm

corshamjim wrote:Image

Looks like it's down to me and Littleman to maintain nice looking ones :roll:

Graham, wot yates drops :twisted:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 8 Sep 2011, 7:12pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Looks like it's down to me and Littleman to maintain nice looking ones :roll:

Graham, wot yates drops :twisted:


Mine is the more authentic though .. because of course the original BSA Para Bike was intended for drops (behind enemy lines). 8)







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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby littleman » 8 Sep 2011, 7:19pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Looks like it's down to me and Littleman to maintain nice looking ones :roll:




Hmmm! ....... seeing as I seem to have been drawn into this --------------------

Jim...... I must admit to my eyes it appears as though it has fallen between two stools somewhat? Of course I can only comment on the visual aspect of the bike.

Truth be told whilst this isn't my cup of tea, I would actually fight to the last in order to defend your right to do what ever you wanted to do with your own property. As for how it performs?? I wouldn't have a clue as I'm nought but a babe in arms when it comes to the the technical aspect of such a wondrous creation.



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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 8 Sep 2011, 7:46pm

littleman wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:Looks like it's down to me and Littleman to maintain nice looking ones :roll:




Hmmm! ....... seeing as I seem to have been drawn into this --------------------

Jim...... I must admit to my eyes it appears as though it has fallen between two stools somewhat? Of course I can only comment on the visual aspect of the bike.

Truth be told whilst this isn't my cup of tea, I would actually fight to the last in order to defend your right to do what ever you wanted to do with your own property. As for how it performs?? I wouldn't have a clue as I'm nought but a babe in arms when it comes to the the technical aspect of such a wondrous creation.



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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 8 Sep 2011, 7:53pm

littleman wrote:Truth be told whilst this isn't my cup of tea, I would actually fight to the last in order to defend your right to do what ever you wanted to do with your own property.


spot on. him, if it rides better for you that's what matters :mrgreen:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Mick F » 8 Sep 2011, 9:20pm

Are 315 pages enough yet?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 8 Sep 2011, 9:33pm

Mick F wrote:Are 315 pages enough yet?

:shock:


What are you suggesting, Mick? Starting a volume 11, whilst someone prepares an index to vol 1? :roll: :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 8 Sep 2011, 10:05pm

Mick F wrote:Are 315 pages enough yet?


i'd happily bet we'd merely be on page 313 if not for none-togglers adding pointless comments. :roll:

as for an index, i've thought about it :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Mick F » 8 Sep 2011, 10:23pm

hubgearfreak wrote:as for an index, i've thought about it :wink:
:D
It's just that I've watched this thread multiplying as the months have gone by.
Are you lot actually breeding Sturmey Archer hubs and toggle chains?
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