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03-09-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Would HT2 cup vernier measurements help you out?...

Would HT2 cup vernier measurements help you out? I can measure later on if so.
01-28-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I agree. If the OP has the money to spend then...

I agree. If the OP has the money to spend then some NOS bits are rarely going to be a bad investment.

I have stockpiled some parts for my 6600 and 7800 groupsets, including some NOS DA 7800...
10-01-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Iíve also had good results with a spot of glue...

Iíve also had good results with a spot of glue from a glue gun at each rail/saddle interface. Usual disclaimers but if youíre careful it can work well.
08-06-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Really helpful insight - thank you!

Really helpful insight - thank you!
08-06-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,070
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I also like to run 6603. It’s a beautiful...

I also like to run 6603. It’s a beautiful groupset.

I stocked up a few years ago but there are still some rings to be had on eBay. If you don’t mind the different aesthetic, the double Dura Ace...
08-06-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Just out of interest, Andy, why do you prefer the...

Just out of interest, Andy, why do you prefer the three piece master link design? Is it the ease of removing the chain again after fitting?

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,886
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I like Jagwire but I am running the Shimano...

I like Jagwire but I am running the Shimano polymer coated cables at the moment thanks to a great deal I found online. They are very good and no fraying/peeling so far.
04-01-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,397
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Stop teasing us - what frames are they? :D I...

Stop teasing us - what frames are they? :D

I love a retro bike project. Let us know how you go on.
12-28-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Amazing. Does the guy actually pour oil into the...

Amazing. Does the guy actually pour oil into the steerer tube though?! I would lose it if that were any of my bikes if so.
12-28-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yes. The Tektro R200 levers were almost identical...

Yes. The Tektro R200 levers were almost identical to the Campy Record levers from the 10v Ultra Shift era. They are excellent levers with superb ergonomics and I've had a pair on my fixed wheel...
12-14-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Just one thing to add: if you find the ones you...

Just one thing to add: if you find the ones you want, it's worth stocking up if you can. I have a few spare pairs of 6600 and 7800 nameplates just in case.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,149
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Agreed, I might well start a new campaign to...

Agreed, I might well start a new campaign to acquire a full 7800 groupset. The external cables don't bother me at all; I think they add to the charm, not to mention the shifting performance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,149
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yes. It's now very difficult to find NOS 7800...

Yes. It's now very difficult to find NOS 7800 anything these days. I've spent ages trying to find 7800 cranks and brakes. No dice yet...

As mentioned above, most used 7800 cranks come with a ton...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,149
Posted By Matt Gaunt

+1 I still run Ultegra 6600 on two bikes and...

+1

I still run Ultegra 6600 on two bikes and there's no question in my mind it's a beautiful groupset. I always wished I had 7800 as well though. It was so rare to see it around where I was riding...
09-22-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,116
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I love that build! Honestly, even if it were...

I love that build! Honestly, even if it were possible to add disc brake mounts without compromising safety (which realistically would be difficult at best), I still wouldn't do it.

Keep as is and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,986
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Congratulations! :beer: I've learned an...

Congratulations! :beer:

I've learned an awful lot from you over the years on these forums and it's brilliant that you're celebrating such a fantastic milestone with your business.

Here's to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 42,637
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Nice 👍

Nice 👍
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 42,637
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yes, I completely agree with this.

Yes, I completely agree with this.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,002
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Beat me to it :D

Beat me to it :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,002
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Nope, not weird at all IMHO. Wear what works for...

Nope, not weird at all IMHO. Wear what works for you and enjoy riding :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 42,637
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I respectfully disagree :D : ...

I respectfully disagree :D :

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02-22-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,120
Posted By Matt Gaunt

IIRC the 2012 S2 came with a 3T branded fork with...

IIRC the 2012 S2 came with a 3T branded fork with a straight 1 1/8 carbon steerer - not sure about the 2013 model. As fietsbob suggests, it's definitely worth contacting Cervelo; they might even have...
02-22-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,596
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Lovely choice. Good luck with the build. :thumb:

Lovely choice. Good luck with the build. :thumb:
02-22-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,816
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Just in case you decide not to try the cage...

Just in case you decide not to try the cage exchange with your 5700 mech (or it doesn't work), it looks like you can still pick up new 5700 105 GS cage rear mechs on Wiggle and Chain Reaction (and...
02-22-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By Matt Gaunt

You can fit the 6800-based crank arm power meter...

You can fit the 6800-based crank arm power meter without issue because the Hollowtech II fitting is the same as that used on your R8000 chainset (and as is used on all Hollowtech II chainsets). I've...
02-22-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,824
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I have had very good results by using Shimano's...

I have had very good results by using Shimano's own SP-41 cable grease, which you can buy in small (and, unfortunately, expensive) tubs. I justify using it by the fact you use so little for each...
02-21-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,476
Posted By Matt Gaunt

:thumb: Good news.

:thumb:

Good news.
02-20-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,713
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I think you're saying that you've already had the...

I think you're saying that you've already had the recall work done and you're not satisfied with that job which was carried out by your LBS. I'm guessing that you don't have another (different)...
02-20-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By Matt Gaunt

:love:

:love:
02-20-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By Matt Gaunt

:roflmao2: Excellent response!

:roflmao2:

Excellent response!
02-19-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,024
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yes, it's a shame Shimano has all but abandoned...

Yes, it's a shame Shimano has all but abandoned triple configurations at the more performance end of its line-up. You could always buy a complete Tiagra 4703 triple groupset though. It depends what...
02-19-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,175
Posted By Matt Gaunt

This is good advice. I also replace 11 speed...

This is good advice.

I also replace 11 speed chains at 0.5% (this is Shimano's recommendation FWIW) but 10 speed (and fewer) at 0.75%. I usually end up getting roughly 3000 miles out of a chain...
02-18-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,428
Posted By Matt Gaunt

This is a great post. :thumb:

This is a great post. :thumb:
02-18-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,476
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Just to be clear, I have not come across this on...

Just to be clear, I have not come across this on a left hand ST-6600. However, I have come across it quite a few times on right hand ST-6600 levers and have managed to rectify the issue on each...
02-15-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,562
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I can confirm this will work. I have Ksyrium...

I can confirm this will work. I have Ksyrium Elites from 2004 that accept 11s Shimano/SRAM cassettes (as well as newer Ksyrium SLs from roughly the same era as the ESs the OP has).

I believe the...
12-04-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,534
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I've also heard of using teflon tape as a...

I've also heard of using teflon tape as a substitute for anti-seize on bottom bracket threads. I did consider using it when building up my new Ti frame earlier this year, however, I came across...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Absolutely fair enough. Good luck and as others...

Absolutely fair enough. Good luck and as others have said, don't miss out on the opportunity to make more by selling individual parts. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,040
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yes. This. What's interesting is that a...

Yes. This.

What's interesting is that a Belgium+ (internal width of 20.5mm) is being recommended for use with a 23mm tyre. That is considerably wider than the H Plus Son Archetype rim I am running...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By Matt Gaunt

You say you're considering selling. FWIW unless...

You say you're considering selling. FWIW unless you're desperate to sell for the cash, space, upgradeitis etc. (in which case, fair enough), I'd keep it. The value of your lovely sounding bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,845
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yep, I agree with this. I don't use the climbing...

Yep, I agree with this. I don't use the climbing page very much at all though so it doesn't bother me at all. I still love my Bolt.
11-29-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,854
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yes, these are interesting threads/articles. It's...

Yes, these are interesting threads/articles. It's a shame for the OP that none of them address front shifter cable pull (only rear).

When I get chance, I'll measure my systems' front shifter...
11-29-18, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,854
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Good stuff. Let us know how you get on. I've...

Good stuff. Let us know how you get on.

I've never seen any pull ratio charts but that doesn't mean they don't exist :)
11-28-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,854
Posted By Matt Gaunt

You're alright mate. No problem. What I'm...

You're alright mate. No problem.

What I'm talking about here is that the gear shifter cable pull ratios are common between the 5600 and 6600 groupsets. You could even use the Dura-Ace 7800 if you...
11-28-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,854
Posted By Matt Gaunt

When you say not compatible, what do you mean...

When you say not compatible, what do you mean exactly? I'm not being obtuse, I just want to understand where you're coming from.

As far as I know:

the ST-5600 is compatible with double and...
11-28-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,854
Posted By Matt Gaunt

You could replace your 105 shifters with Ultegra...

You could replace your 105 shifters with Ultegra ST-6600 shifters. They are the equivalent series to your 5600 105 and are interchangeable as far as operation is concerned (the finish might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By Matt Gaunt

You're right, UK cycling consumers have had a...

You're right, UK cycling consumers have had a very good run in terms of low prices, healthy competition among retailers and a good mix of high street and online shops. That said, the current trend of...
10-03-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,854
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Do the levers still function, i.e. do they both...

Do the levers still function, i.e. do they both still a) move freely and b) operate the index mechanism inside the shifter?
08-23-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By Matt Gaunt

You definitely don't want to get into the habit...

You definitely don't want to get into the habit of having 1 inch of vertical movement due to slack at any point in the chain IMHO. I try not to run any more than 0.5 inches as I've had chains jump...
07-25-18, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Depending on the style of your crank, you could...

Depending on the style of your crank, you could try a gear puller (probably a three-arm type if your crank is a five-arm type so that there are gaps through which the puller can fit).

There's a...
12-25-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,730
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Correct. As well as the Attack, the SRAM Rocket...

Correct. As well as the Attack, the SRAM Rocket was also available in trigger and Gripshift versions, both with a 2:1 actuation ratio for use with Shimano derailleurs. I still run Gripshift 2:1...
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