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03-23-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By jambon

Thanks! 45mm it is

Thanks! 45mm it is
03-22-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By jambon

Fender size for 700 x 35c Tyre

Howdy good people,

So for a tyre thats 700 x 35c what kind of fender should I best go with , does 45mm in width sound about right?

I am looking at sks Blumels.

J
03-06-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By jambon

Move saddle back or get longer stem?

Hi ,

When I ride my bike i often find myself settling far back on the saddle so that I'm not really sitting on the saddle properly but more like on the back edge.

I already have a generous...
02-26-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By jambon

I should have said , its 27 x 1 1/4 , so very...

I should have said , its 27 x 1 1/4 , so very similar to 700c x 32 really. Would you have ever thought about lower than 39/17 or do you reckon that's the cutoff?
02-25-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By jambon

Lowest gearing on a road going singlespeed

I am interested in hearing what lower kind of gearing people run , like what is the lowest gearing that people would go to on single speed city bikes or road oriented single speeds. Is 38 x16 crazy...
01-25-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By jambon

Thanks Andy , important point I left out , this...

Thanks Andy , important point I left out , this is a 1x so no issue with a front deraileur
01-25-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By jambon

Moving Hollowtech BB52 spacers around, whats pushing it?

Hi,

At the moment I have 5mm (2x2.5mm)of spacer on non drive side and 2.5 on drive side made up of what I think is a 0.7mm spacer and a 1.8mm spacer..

I want to move the chainring inwards a...
01-02-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By jambon

New steel fork slightly misaligned , normal or replace on warranty?

Hi

I picked up a surly steel frame new a few weeks back. It has thru axles.

As i was building it up I noticed that by eyeballing the front wheel that it was not sitting in the center of the...
12-21-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By jambon

Forgive the resurrection of an old thread ,...

Forgive the resurrection of an old thread , looking to hear from somebody running 180 cranls on an LHT / DT ? bit too low or ok?k
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,128
Posted By jambon

I keep a plastic bag or shower cap hidden tucked...

I keep a plastic bag or shower cap hidden tucked in under the nose, you can buy an official brooks waterproof one cover too. I did this with all my non leather saddles anyway just so I wouldn't have...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,897
Posted By jambon

1 x 9 for touring , 32T cog 11-42 cassette

Hi

I am planning a touring bike build on 700c wheels. I have a strong urge to make it a 1x. I like 1x on my mountain bike , its the simplicity I enjoy plus a small weight save and less clutter on...
11-24-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By jambon

Bottom Bracket Drop/Height , talk to me people!

Friends,

Being tall and long of leg I always felt that my correct seat height put my center of gravity up high enough that I felt a little unstable on my bikes and meant that I had to do all sorts...
09-14-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By jambon

Sore tired Neck muscles when descending with drop bars

I have a bike and to the best of my knowledge the fit is pretty dialed in. Its a drop bar touring bike. It feels comfortable on the flat in any of the positions or on climbs. However If I am...
05-28-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
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: 326
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: 540
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: 540
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: 540
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: 2,405
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: 454
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: 454
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: 454
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: 1,256
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: 1,256
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: 361
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: 665
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: 665
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: 620
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: 620
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: 991
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: 808
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: 808
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: 2,998
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: 2,210
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: 328
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: 1,457
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: 1,457
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: 1,230
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: 1,691
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: 517
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: 854
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: 854
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: 3,018
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: 3,018
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: 3,018
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: 3,018
Posted By jambon

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Thanks for the ideas , Shimano...
11-16-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,018
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: 1,657
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: 1,657
Posted By jambon

Thanks for that !

Thanks for that !
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Views: 1,657
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...
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