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05-28-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By jambon

I have other bikes with zero or minimal play...

I have other bikes with zero or minimal play between the freehub body / hub, this bike has a bit more than that . thanks for the replies , I guess hubs dont matter so much performance wise then as...
05-27-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By jambon

Will upgrading a rearwheel/hub make a noticeable difference?

I have a pretty cheap rear wheel build on a bike that I like . It has a Shimano FhRM-30 hub which I believe is a cheap but functional chinese part. It has a certain amount of movement in the freehub...
05-20-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By jambon

Do you mean try put a 135 or 130mm rear wheel in...

Do you mean try put a 135 or 130mm rear wheel in there ? or do you mean try find a rare 125mm 700 c axled wheel ? Thanks
05-20-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By jambon

Dan thanks for the heads up , I have special long...

Dan thanks for the heads up , I have special long arm calipers as you suggested to get around this issue.
05-20-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By jambon

Options for 700c wheels on old french bike with narrow frame spacing

Hi there ,

I have an old perugeot , carbolite steel ,made for 27 x 1 1/4 inch wheels , it has 125 spacing at rear and something like 98 or so up front.

Id like to put a modern wheelset in there...
Forum: Touring
04-26-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,710
Posted By jambon

Small sized front panniers

hi all ,

what options are out there for a very small front pannier for use on a lowrider rack on a light touring set up ?

J
04-17-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By jambon

got onto Funn They make a 107 mm spindle for...

got onto Funn

They make a 107 mm spindle for 68/73 BB shells and a 122mm spindle for the 183 BB

This one measures 107mm

Also tried tapping thee arm onto the spindle with a mallet but I can...
04-16-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By jambon

Yes the Right hand spindle seated fine against...

Yes the Right hand spindle seated fine against the cup.

if it were designed for an 83mm BB shell shouldnt I expect to see a lot more than 4mm of a gap?
04-16-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By jambon

Spindle style crank not fitting into Hollowtech 2 BB52

Hi there ,

Interested to hear some thoughts on this riddle.

Installing a Funn Hooka 1x crank into a BB52 Hollowtech 2 Bottom Bracket in a 68cm Bottom Bracket shell.

The BB52 comes with 2 x...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By jambon

Thanks for checking that out for me

Thanks for checking that out for me
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By jambon

Brooks B17 V C17 Rail length?

I figure that this is the best place to ask this ,

Can anyone tell me if there is a significant difference in how far back a Brooks Cambrium C17 can be placed on a seatpost in comparison to a B17...
03-27-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By jambon

Any 26.8 seatposts with lots of setback ?

Hi there ,

I have a brooks B17 that I just cant get quite into that sweet spot due to the notoriously short rails.

My bike has a 26.8 seatpost

If it took 27.2 I could use something like the...
Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By jambon

The one I have is a Shimano Deore XT MTB triple ,...

The one I have is a Shimano Deore XT MTB triple , it needs a hollowtech 2 Bottom Bracket. I picked it up second hand for approx $30 on a mountain bike forum.

They seem difficult to come across , a...
Forum: Touring
03-08-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By jambon

Any one touring on 180 mm cranks ?

Hi ,

I just put 180mm cranks on my touring bike , up from 175. I had a 180 set I picked up cheap lying around.I am 6'2 with long legs 35inch inseam approx

Not sure if i like it yet , may have...
03-03-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By jambon

So the 9 speed crank will put the chainrings...

So the 9 speed crank will put the chainrings closer together so that the 8 speed chain will end up rubbing on the rings on more extreme chainlines

ill need to shim or use a 9 speed chain ?
03-03-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By jambon

8 speed chain and 8 speed chainrings on 9 speed triple cranks?

Hi ,

I am hoping to put some 8 speed rings on a shimano deore xt fcm760 triple crank which is a 9 speed crank I believe.

Will the chainrings be too close together ? as the spacing for 9 is...
02-19-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By jambon

Shimano CX50 Cantis , replacing stock brake pads with brake shoes that take inserts

Hi,

I have a set of CX50 cantis on a touring bike.

here are pictures of the stock brake pad type;...
02-11-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By jambon

The bike is recommended for a 120mm fork...

The bike is recommended for a 120mm fork preferably but can handle a 130mm fork at a push according to the manufacturer (brand x hardtail ht-01)...
02-10-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By jambon

Swapping suspension for rigid fork , what length?

Hi ,

I am going to save a hardtail i have and make it rigid.

It has a 130mm travel fork with A2C of 500mm

I have been offered an aluminium rigid fork for a good price at 455mm.

Does this...
02-03-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By jambon

Play in Jockey wheels , can it effect shifting ?

Hi ,

I am trying to troubleshoot a sram x-7 9 speed rear derailleur that has always shifted poorly.

I replaced a freehub body that had play in it , this improved things some .

Have replaced...
01-17-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By jambon

Becoming a heel down pedaler means lower saddle height ?

What are you thoughts on this , is it possible to get away with a lower saddle height by changing pedal technique? The article linked below suggests you coukd drop a saddle by up to 4cm if you pedal...
01-15-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By jambon

BMX crank on a road bike ?

Hi there,

I am looking for a 180mm single speed crankset. I have found one second hand but it is a BMX crankset ,Truativ BMX ISIS crankset 180mm with Giga Pipe ISIS bottom bracket.

Will this...
01-15-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By jambon

Well on this particular crank I can switch out...

Well on this particular crank I can switch out the chainring so that should not be an issue
01-15-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By jambon

bmx crank on a road bike ?

Hi there,

I am looking for a 180mm single speed crankset. I have found one second hand but it is a BMX crankset ,Truativ BMX ISIS crankset 180mm with Giga Pipe ISIS bottom bracket.

Will this...
Forum: Touring
12-31-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By jambon

Hi Robbie , Enjoyed your video. I am...

Hi Robbie ,

Enjoyed your video. I am planning on doing this trip but in reverse from Cork to London. I am wondering how well those sustrans national routes are signposted in the UK or would you...
Forum: Touring
12-29-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By jambon

Simple budget AA/AAA battery run GPS for touring

Hi ,

​​​​​​Apologies for posting yet another GPS thread. I am lost in a sea of information and I am not too tecchy/computer literate . I am looking for a simple GPS for navigating on tour , idealy...
11-27-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By jambon

Inexpensive 180mm cranks?

Do budget 180 mm cranksets exist ? I have a long inseam just short of 90cm so I want to see how I fare with longer cranks.

The second hand 180 cranks on ebay are very expensive , new ones cost...
11-22-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By jambon

Thanks I think the chain is pretty much at...

Thanks

I think the chain is pretty much at the sweet spot in that picture .

I am going to add a link to play it safe.
11-22-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By jambon

Does this look safe ?

Hi ,

I have put a bigger ring up front this singlespeed road bike. Without changing the chain length this has pulled the rear axle forward a lot. I see this shortens the wheelbase too which for me...
11-18-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,030
Posted By jambon

Well I have managed to remove the freehub body...

Well I have managed to remove the freehub body without going to the trouble of lacing it up or damaging the hub.

I laced some thick gauge garden wire through the spoke holes to give a pliers...
11-17-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,030
Posted By jambon

The freehub is the exact same model as the...

The freehub is the exact same model as the freewheel on the bike that has the issue . The part is interchangeable.
11-16-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,030
Posted By jambon

Thanks for the ideas above , just to be clear ;...

Thanks for the ideas above , just to be clear ; the how to of removing this particular freehub is not the problem. The issue is that the hub is not spoked up to a wheel and so it is very difficult to...
11-16-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,030
Posted By jambon

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Thanks for the ideas , Shimano...
11-16-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,030
Posted By jambon

Removing a freehub body from a hub that is not spoked up onto a bike, possible?

Hi ,

I picked up a spare of the hub on my bike to use for parts should the need arise. The need has arisen and I now need to get the freehub off the spare and switch it with the one on the bike.
...
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By jambon

It is a great bike , the frame is similar maybe...

It is a great bike , the frame is similar maybe to a surly cross check or kona ***** tonk , a kind of light multipurpose steel frame. It has some interesting touches like internal routing for the...
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By jambon

Thanks for that !

Thanks for that !
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By jambon

Here is the actual frame itself that I own; ...

Here is the actual frame itself that I own;

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/27654387383_8252ff7824_c_81ac77ef10385dfdcef732ea31532c2663be9519.jpg...
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By jambon

Thanks , that bike pictured is not my actual bike...

Thanks , that bike pictured is not my actual bike but it is the exact same frame ,the kit I have on it is pretty up to date , nice mavic wheeset ,brooks b17, shimano cx10 cantis , schwalbe marathon...
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By jambon

Value of 1985 Koga Miyata Frame + fork ?

Hi there,

I have the same frame as pictured below.

It's a 1985 Koga Miyata Roadrunner . It's some sort of tourer/randonneur/audax frame I think. It's steel. The steel is marked as Hi-Manga.
...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By jambon

LHT Rear Deraileur Hangar fixed or bolted on ?

Hi ,

Quick Question. I can't make this out from online images; Is the rear deraileur hangar on a LHT part of the frame or is it bolted in position ?

Thanks ,

J
Forum: Touring
11-01-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,486
Posted By jambon

Thanks for the replies and photographs, all very...

Thanks for the replies and photographs, all very helpful. Here is my position on the bike , I am 6'2 , very long in the leg , short torso and longish arms. bike has a 58cm top tube , set up with 35...
10-29-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,890
Posted By jambon

That hub pictured is not the actual hub on the...

That hub pictured is not the actual hub on the bike its a spare of the exact same model that was easier to photograph.

When I mean play I mean something like this but a little less severe;
...
10-29-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,890
Posted By jambon

Cassette play or freehub play? Unsure

Hi ,

I have a bike with a shimano 8 speed cassette on this 8 speed shimano hub pictured below.

The cassette has significantly more play than any of my other bikes cassettes if I hold the chain...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,486
Posted By jambon

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1366x768/bikes_fit_519ccaf46c1e16c362b99249c4bee0ebccdecd80.jpg
Thank you all for the inputs and pictures , This is the position of the person...
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,486
Posted By jambon

Drop Bar Reach Positioning for Touring

Hi all,

My question , is there any method or ballpark measurement to decide what reach or stem length to go for on a touring bike?

There is a lot of fit advice out there for racing type road...
Forum: Touring
07-23-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,328
Posted By jambon

Folks thanks for all the replies , very helpful...

Folks thanks for all the replies , very helpful and paranoia reducing

I am a heavy ish person at 220 lbs , I will keep the bikepacking weight down to a minimum and will not be going hard off...
Forum: Touring
07-17-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,328
Posted By jambon

Will these wheels be strong enough to bikepack with ?

Hi there , just looking for opinions on whether or not these wheels will be up to the task of bike packing with say , mat and sleeping bag on handle bar , frame bag with some food and clothing and a...
06-05-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By jambon

Can a stretched out dropbar road bike position cause a herniated disc?

Hi there ,

Im curious to know if its possible for a road bike cycling position to eventually weaken the lower back and gradually cause a herniated or slipped disc .

I am experiencing a flare up...
05-16-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,891
Posted By jambon

Thanks for the suggestions This is...

Thanks for the suggestions

This is interesting .

I have been set up in road bike type fits but I found the saddle to bar drop very uncomfortable , again my optimum saddle height means the bars...
05-15-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By jambon

Cant find a 180mm single speed crank for road bike , can I use MTB crank ?

Hi

I will be getting a road bike that has a 172.5 lenght crank as stock. Its a 1x sram Apex set up.

I will want to change that out to a 180 , maybe longer

I cant seem to be able to find a...
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