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06-08-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Bob the Mech

Point taken :) At lower speeds yes...sub walking...

Point taken :) At lower speeds yes...sub walking speed...track-standing at the lights...tight turns on CX courses :)
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,731
Posted By Bob the Mech

Bike frame made of natural materials are nothing...

Bike frame made of natural materials are nothing new https://www.silvacycles.co.uk/ :)
06-08-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,015
Posted By Bob the Mech

8 speed bikes are also newer (they still make...

8 speed bikes are also newer (they still make them: Shimano Claris R2000 groupset), affordable and desirable for those facts. What's your budget...what are you willing to spend, this dictates your...
06-08-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Bob the Mech

The only thing I would worry about with a smaller...

The only thing I would worry about with a smaller frame is toe overlap where the front of your shoe contacts the front tyre because of the shorter wheel base. Then again I've had this issue with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Bob the Mech

Some of us take to drop bars like ducks to...

Some of us take to drop bars like ducks to water...others don't :) It can be a little bit of trial and error with bar width, reach, drop...all the metrics :) Getting a bike fit or doing a bit of...
06-08-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By Bob the Mech

This topic just covered something similar...

This topic just covered something similar https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1232251-grail-grx-815-2x-largest-cassette-shimano-says-34t.html
06-08-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By Bob the Mech

It's not beyond the realms of posibility that an...

It's not beyond the realms of posibility that an 11-36 will work right out of the box...with no additonal chain length...on the medium (GS) rear mech. I tend to sit on the side of caution when chain...
06-08-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By Bob the Mech

Well the next cassette size up in Shimano terms...

Well the next cassette size up in Shimano terms is in the MTB 11 speed territory (11-40). Type this in to Google: 11 speed mtb cassette on road bike...make yourself a coffee (or any preferred...
06-08-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,654
Posted By Bob the Mech

Renze, sold two to a gent who was converting...

Renze, sold two to a gent who was converting bikes to triples for touring and I swapped the other for a XT MTB front mech for a project of mine a couple of months back. I had them in a spares box...
05-31-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,390
Posted By Bob the Mech

All the old bikes I've had over the last 26 odd...

All the old bikes I've had over the last 26 odd years I still have...Well the framesets at the very least. Still ridden and enjoyed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By Bob the Mech

The reason I would buy a used bike is that it's...

The reason I would buy a used bike is that it's cheaper than a new one. If I had to replace any component that didn't suit my needs I would replace it with one that was the cheapest ****ioning...
12-30-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Bob the Mech

Tommaso TRC400 2006?

PROMO DESCRIPTION

Tommaso has raised the bar on racing bike performance with the 2006 TRC-400. The Tommaso designed double butted aluminum semi-compact frame with Carbon Seatstays is a high-end...
10-26-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,424
Posted By Bob the Mech

Like buying a really nice pair of shoes one size...

Like buying a really nice pair of shoes one size too big and wearing two pairs of socks to make them fit... :)
10-26-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By Bob the Mech

It's always a bit of a lottery when buying any...

It's always a bit of a lottery when buying any used bike, old or new-ish. Just because it looks good doesn't mean it won't require futher $ expenditure. In fact it's a given there will be futher...
10-26-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,424
Posted By Bob the Mech

The bigger the frame the longer it gets. Inside...

The bigger the frame the longer it gets. Inside leg sizing only factors for standand over height and saddle to pedal distance. Reach factors for torso and arm distance. Stack factors for how low...
10-26-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,424
Posted By Bob the Mech

(Wheel) Size matters... :) Here are some general...

(Wheel) Size matters... :) Here are some general sizing charts.

There are other factors involved like top tube length, reach, stack height, seat lay back, stem length...
10-26-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Bob the Mech

Aluminium alloys as a general group hate...

Aluminium alloys as a general group hate salt...4000 and 5000 series alloys are more resistance to corrosion but not immune from it. Take a set of alloy 700c rims (say 6061 T6 alloy pretty common)...
10-26-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,704
Posted By Bob the Mech

The rims alone I'd say not. A set of Araya RX-7...

The rims alone I'd say not. A set of Araya RX-7 silver 32 hole rims laced to Shimano M550 LX hubs then maybe :)

https://neloscycles.com/Rims-Vintage-Araya/
10-25-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By Bob the Mech

I'm thinking I need a coffee and I won't be...

I'm thinking I need a coffee and I won't be worried about things I can't do, things I can't see or things I can't change... :) Not unusual for the world wide web to have spurious web links. Sometimes...
10-25-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Bob the Mech

Park Tool vid showing mounting of centre pull...

Park Tool vid showing mounting of centre pull brakes. Do the reverse to de-mount the brakes.

https://youtu.be/iJeYSKUI-6A?t=2

The caliper assembly remains together as you are only removing the...
10-24-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Bob the Mech

There are 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 speed KMC Missing...

There are 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 speed KMC Missing Links available.
10-24-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Bob the Mech

The Galaxy has a rear fork spacing of 131mm? This...

The Galaxy has a rear fork spacing of 131mm? This also know as the Over Lock Nut Dimension (OLND). Have you meaured the OLND of the Raleigh Team rear end as well. You may well find this to be 126mm,...
10-24-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Bob the Mech

I use a KMC Missing link...and I only use KMC...

I use a KMC Missing link...and I only use KMC chains for my 11, 10, 9 and 8 speed set ups. I have installed a KMC link on a Shimano HG54 HG-X 10 Speed Chain (on a friend's request) with no issue thus...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,324
Posted By Bob the Mech

I assume we are talking about the Émonda SL 6 (€...

I assume we are talking about the Émonda SL 6 (€ 3399) which retails at £2900 on the Trek UK offiial E-store (€ 3189). It's very unlikely you will negotiate a price anywhere near the € 2700 mark. ...
10-24-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Bob the Mech

Installation Instructions: ...

Installation Instructions:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2196/9775/files/RandoFrontCanti_Instructions.pdf?2430529047168199731


Centre pulls...hmmm...going be tricky fitting that support...
10-24-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By Bob the Mech

Shimano Altus SL-M310 3/8 3X8 Speed Trigger...

Shimano Altus SL-M310 3/8 3X8 Speed Trigger Shifter worth a look.
10-24-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Bob the Mech

I learned the hard way many moons ago my friend...

I learned the hard way many moons ago my friend and I've pick a few things up along the way when wrenching on bikes for the past 30 odd years :)
Forum: Triathlon
10-24-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,841
Posted By Bob the Mech

No issue with running tights for men...but I draw...

No issue with running tights for men...but I draw the line with things like these... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,641
Posted By Bob the Mech

18-25 for 25C. No flappy extra rubber...

18-25 for 25C. No flappy extra rubber needed...no extra weight slowing that wheel down :)
10-24-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By Bob the Mech

Just do a Google search for Shimano 3x8 mtb...

Just do a Google search for Shimano 3x8 mtb shifters and take you pick :) (Shimano Tourney TX800 3x8 Speed Shifter set or Shimano ST-EF500 Ez Fire Plus STI Shifter Set) I've always prefered separate...
10-24-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Bob the Mech

If you have a short cage rear derailleur and you...

If you have a short cage rear derailleur and you fit the 11-32 things will get rather tight in the chain department. Short cages will accommodate 11-28 to 11-30. If you have a medium cage derailleur...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Bob the Mech

Hunt Race Aero Wides pretty damn good set of...

Hunt Race Aero Wides pretty damn good set of wheels....

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/editors-choice/hunt-race-aero-wide-wheels-358775
10-24-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Bob the Mech

What 105 cassette was it (11-28, 11-30 or 11-32...

What 105 cassette was it (11-28, 11-30 or 11-32 teeth)? And are you replacing it with the Ultegra with the same spread or smaller?
10-21-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By Bob the Mech

Can I ask why the rear drop outs were spread to...

Can I ask why the rear drop outs were spread to 160mm when Sram XD drive rear hubs are 135mm wide (OLND) in 9mm Quick Release type, 142mm (OLND) in 12mm thru axle standard type and 148mm (OLND) in...
Forum: Introductions
10-21-20, 03:17 PM
10-21-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,855
Posted By Bob the Mech

1995 Orange C16R 26er MTB drop bar gravel hack

26 x 35c Schwalbe CX Pro tyres for a bit of fast gravel action...26 x 32c Continental Contact Speed when I want to go ride the black top. I've got a hard tail MTB and a couple of road bikes...don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,971
Posted By Bob the Mech

as in the 5800 or the 7000 series... So you want...

as in the 5800 or the 7000 series... So you want a 'fun' chainset :) Something to make your pony stand out from the crowd...strip the finish off you current cranks and have then anodized to match...
10-19-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,348
Posted By Bob the Mech

I think he may be my long lost brother from...

I think he may be my long lost brother from another mother...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By Bob the Mech

The new 105 BR-7000 has a removable brake cable...

The new 105 BR-7000 has a removable brake cable QR but as you've mentioned, the BR-5800 does not.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By Bob the Mech

Seem them for the BR-6800 caliper (Ultegra).

Seem them for the BR-6800 caliper (Ultegra).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 01:20 PM
10-18-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By Bob the Mech

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-de...

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-derailleur-adjustment

And remember that road STI levers have a 'trim' feature. On the 9 speed this is at the the big ring side. So on a triple...
10-18-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,711
Posted By Bob the Mech

1996 C16R 17" MTB Drop bar conversion

Yep.....Shimano Sora 3500 9 speed STI, Alivio‎ RD-M4000 Shadow rear mech, XT RD739 front mech, Stronglite Impact double chain set (46/34) and 9 speed 12-36 cassette and Tektro Oryx 992AG cantilever...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By Bob the Mech

yep, a real shame the original owner really did a...

yep, a real shame the original owner really did a number on that seat post. The chemical approach is nasty, Probably take the paint off too.
10-11-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,490
Posted By Bob the Mech

Don't get me wrong, zippies have their uses and a...

Don't get me wrong, zippies have their uses and a place in my tool box...so does a really big hammer... :)
10-11-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,490
Posted By Bob the Mech

Zip-tie instead of a metal spacer washer...hell...

Zip-tie instead of a metal spacer washer...hell why didn't I think of that...been doing it wrong all these years... :)
10-11-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,922
Posted By Bob the Mech

Um...any thing is possible... So is the risk...

Um...any thing is possible...

So is the risk of:

1) Cracking the braze in the lug joint.
2) Having the a aluminium rod deform at the impact end and 'mushroom'.
3) having the dimple just...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By Bob the Mech

Steel frame, alloy seat post jammed in there...If...

Steel frame, alloy seat post jammed in there...If all brute force, mechanical and heat related options fail, there is a chemical option with caustic soda. Not very pleasant to use, gives off a toxic...
Forum: Introductions
10-11-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Bob the Mech

Salut! Welcome Dimi. Giant Contend 2 is a very...

Salut! Welcome Dimi. Giant Contend 2 is a very good entry level road bike. Glad to hear you've been bitten buy the 'riding bug' :)
10-09-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Bob the Mech

M8 crankarm bolt. Torque to 35-40 Nm (310-350 in...

M8 crankarm bolt. Torque to 35-40 Nm (310-350 in lbs) and check them once in a while :)
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