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    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,...
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    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...
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    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...
  4. 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...
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    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 :)
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    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
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    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:...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    test test ...

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

    did it work?
  16. thanks sydney, strip, strip, strip it is then!!!...

    thanks sydney, strip, strip, strip it is then!!! more $$$ :(
  17. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    thanks for the input guys... the main reason for...

    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...
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    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...
  22. Thread: test

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    test

    http://img209.exs.cx/img209/2007/catinacowsuit6dw.jpg
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    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...
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    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...
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    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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