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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-27-06, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By rizzlaboy
Thanks a lot for all the advice and suggestions. ...

Thanks a lot for all the advice and suggestions.
I followed the advice on sheldon's site for spreading the rear drop outs with the added insurance of binding the chainstay and seatstay bridges,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-23-06, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By rizzlaboy
oops! Rear dropout spacing is 118mm and front...

oops!
Rear dropout spacing is 118mm and front fork is 91mm
think i will go with sheldon's way of spreading the rear as it requires more than just a couple of mm's either side, but it seems like i...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-23-06, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By rizzlaboy
spreading frame>>>

okay so my nice new wheels arrived today (tk7.1, 105 hubs) and i need to respace the frame from 126mm to 130mm i have read sheldon's article and i am confident i can 'spread the rear end' , ooh errr...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-17-06, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By rizzlaboy
if campy ergo shifters are 8 speed: 1 - keep...

if campy ergo shifters are 8 speed:

1 - keep them 8 and run 8 cassette either a) respaced to campy or b) shiftmate
2 - convert shifters to 9 speed by changing index gear in lever to a 9 speed...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-09-06, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By rizzlaboy
thanks Sheldon, i have sent an e-mail, fingers...

thanks Sheldon,
i have sent an e-mail, fingers crossed for a good result

in the mean time it is 'ambulo ergo sum' for me :)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-08-06, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By rizzlaboy
ahhh, nothing IS that simple...... the index...

ahhh, nothing IS that simple......
the index gear is no longer made, branford can't help.....anyone any idea where i can get this part from?
any ideas would be appreciatted
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-07-06, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By rizzlaboy
so is it that easy to convert from 8 to 9...

so is it that easy to convert from 8 to 9 speed...???
so all i have to do it buy a Pre-2001 Nine speed Ergo Index Gear for the right shift lever from here:...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-05-06, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By rizzlaboy
8 speed cassette>>>>

Hello all,
would like some advice please.....i am considering CS837 or CS826 8 speed cassette from harris cyclery - question is will the wheels manufacturing spacer kit (to convert to campagnolo...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-11-05, 09:27 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 42,855
Posted By rizzlaboy
I havent been here for a little while and I am...

I havent been here for a little while and I am shocked and saddened by this news. I have signed the petition and would like to pass on my condolences to sydney's family. I haven't posted that much...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-16-05, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By rizzlaboy
another braze on question>>>>

some advice needed please, when putting a cable guide on to the bb which is the best way of doing this:

1) braze on a bottle cage fitting - have seen some frame builders on the www offering this...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-12-05, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By rizzlaboy
ahh would like to buy the rack first, but it is a...

ahh would like to buy the rack first, but it is a money thing. the racks will be the last thing bought when ready to go on a trip.

i hoped that racks were generic in their positioning (surley...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-11-05, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By rizzlaboy
measurements for positioning braze ons>>>>

hello all need some help please, i have put my frame (old stylee steel road / touring with 27" wheels) in to get braze ons for front and rear panniers and a re-spray. the bloke who is doing the work...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-06-05, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By rizzlaboy
thanks for the advice people, looking forward to...

thanks for the advice people, looking forward to getting on with this and seeing the frame with some clothes on again (as in paint / powder). i have all of the campagnolo parts apart from the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-06-05, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By rizzlaboy
steel frame is stripped and ready to get blasted,...

steel frame is stripped and ready to get blasted, braze ons and powder coat (or paint?), frame is nothing special (except to me), but there seems to be plenty of rust that was lurking under the...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 11-06-05, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 69,736
Posted By rizzlaboy
test test ...

test test
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d17/rizzlaboy/3b8a9038.jpg

did it work?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-30-05, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By rizzlaboy
thanks sydney, strip, strip, strip it is then!!!...

thanks sydney, strip, strip, strip it is then!!! more $$$ :(
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-30-05, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By rizzlaboy
frame prep prior to brazing and powdercoating>>>>>>

hello all, some advice needed once more on the path to rebuilding my steel framed tourer. Stripped all components and i am left with a frame that has chrome plate on the rear triangle (unsure of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-04-05, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By rizzlaboy
thanks for the reply sydney, never tried bar end...

thanks for the reply sydney, never tried bar end shifters. i have my hands on the brake hoods most of the time and just got twitchy with downtubes in certain siutations when fully loaded. more...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-04-05, 02:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By rizzlaboy
i'm not in the US, but here in Edinburgh i go...

i'm not in the US, but here in Edinburgh i go down to this place http://www.thebikestation.org.uk/
seems like they have a 'bigger' agenda with a socialist spin. the only tools i own are an...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-04-05, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By rizzlaboy
thanks for the input guys... the main reason...

thanks for the input guys...
the main reason for the shimano cassette is that i use my bike for touring trips and fully loaded its a beast. i plan on using a cyclotouriste cassette...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-03-05, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By rizzlaboy
coversion questions>>>>

In time for next summer i am contemplating this for my steel tourer:

1 - would this set-up work?
campagnolo xenon ergo 9 spd
Campagnolo record triple (50/40/30) 10 spd or 9spd (52/42/30) - both...
Forum: Introductions 09-22-05, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By rizzlaboy
test

http://img209.exs.cx/img209/2007/catinacowsuit6dw.jpg
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-15-05, 07:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By rizzlaboy
adapter claw question>>>>

would like some info / advice please. i have a RD to put onto my ancient steel framed tourer, but problem is the RD has a threaded allen bolt that is supposed to screw into the frame, the frame on my...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-13-05, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By rizzlaboy
cs1 & shang, thank you for the advice - you guys...

cs1 & shang, thank you for the advice - you guys certainly know your stuff.

After taking off the suicide levers and testing the braking performance i have decided to invest in a pair of tektro...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-12-05, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By rizzlaboy
Hello everyone, i need some help and advice...

Hello everyone, i need some help and advice please, so here goes...
I have a steel framed, touring bike, not sure of the make or age, i'm guessing 80's? Anyway after having a new MTB stolen i have...
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