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12-30-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
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...
10-24-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
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, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
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: 3,478
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, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
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: 8
Views: 946
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: 684
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 :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
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: 594
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: 274
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...
10-21-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,074
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, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
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.
10-18-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
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...
Replies: 12
Views: 853
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
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: 853
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...
10-09-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bob the Mech

The supply chain for both parts and assembled...

The supply chain for both parts and assembled bikes is in a bit of a mess. Air freight was disrupted due to Covid-19 and the same thing has happend to shipping freight. It's not that the factories...
10-04-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By Bob the Mech

10-03-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bob the Mech

Frankly I would have replace those 10,000 miles...

Frankly I would have replace those 10,000 miles ago :)
10-03-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,727
Posted By Bob the Mech

Just looked at the Trek website and Domane SL 5...

Just looked at the Trek website and Domane SL 5 in 54cm suits a rider height of 168-174cm (inseem 30.7"-32.3") A 50cm fits 158-163cm tall rider. The employee was wrong...Just wanted the sale...
10-03-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,589
Posted By Bob the Mech

Zombies...no bother...

Me, yesterday...
09-05-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,306
Posted By Bob the Mech

5600 ft over 78 miles, 74 ft of elevation per...

5600 ft over 78 miles, 74 ft of elevation per mile. Or 2600 ft over 25 miles, 104 ft of elevation per mile...Though if you think about it only half the distance is climbing, the other half is...
09-05-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Bob the Mech

Measuring is better than guessing. Most better...

Measuring is better than guessing. Most better bicycle shops will have a set of seatpost-sizing rods to gauge the right size. Google search 25.8mm seatpost and there are a fair few options...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bob the Mech

Or immerse in warm water...I'm from the...

Or immerse in warm water...I'm from the UK...everyone has a radiator here :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bob the Mech

HED Ardennes+ are a pain to get tyres onto. I've...

HED Ardennes+ are a pain to get tyres onto. I've found most tubeless-ready clinchers rims I've fitted tyres to require at least two levers...though my hands aren't the strongest. Warmimg up tyres...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 11:36 AM
09-02-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,749
Posted By Bob the Mech

Yep it really is...But I didn't say evolution was...

Yep it really is...But I didn't say evolution was perfect... :)
08-31-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By Bob the Mech

Max weight limits by wheel spoke count.

24 spoke front: 242lbs rear: 198lbs
28 spoke front and rear: 242lbs
32 spoke front and rear: 264lbs
36 spoke front and rear: 308lbs
weight limits including rider, bike, gear and luggage.
From a...
08-29-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Bob the Mech

Google is a wonderful tool.... :) ...

Google is a wonderful tool.... :)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-SHIMANO-3-3-3-Three-Speed-Twist-Grip-Control-Made-in-Japan-/264814797735?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10

By Sheldon Brown:...
08-29-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Bob the Mech

You're welcome :) I've not got long fingers...

You're welcome :) I've not got long fingers myself so my first port of call with any lever is to fiddle with the reach adjuster.
08-29-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Bob the Mech

Well imagine if you had shorter fingers.......and...

Well imagine if you had shorter fingers.......and the lever was too far away for you to reach it.....wouldn't it be great if those levers had some sort of mechanism by which that lever could be moved...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By Bob the Mech

Sorry, my bad...there's a big time difference...

Sorry, my bad...there's a big time difference where I am :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,193
Posted By Bob the Mech

I assume this is one of your ebay finds... :)...

I assume this is one of your ebay finds... :) 2009 Madone by any chance. It's a little beat up... Anyways, the failure of the BB appears to be a complete failure of regular inspection and...
08-27-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,573,057
Posted By Bob the Mech

My current drop bar conversion drive chain, with...

My current drop bar conversion drive chain, with no functionality issues...

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=612819&stc=1&d=1597628362

Brifters: Shimano Sora 3500 STI, 2 x...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bob the Mech

The White Rider, know henceforth as the Don...

The White Rider, know henceforth as the Don Quixote of the cycle lane...he mooches along in an aloof manner just waiting to tilt his lance at however or what ever passes him. He was probably...
08-24-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,055
Posted By Bob the Mech

Caveat emptor..."Let the buyer beware"......

Caveat emptor..."Let the buyer beware"... :)
08-22-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,456
Posted By Bob the Mech

Check for play in the pedals. Check for play in...

Check for play in the pedals. Check for play in the BB. Check all the nuts and bolts on the crank arms and chain rings are torqued to the right amount. Then go from there.
08-22-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Bob the Mech

16C internal rim width (16mm / 0.63inhes) and 22C...

16C internal rim width (16mm / 0.63inhes) and 22C external rim width (22mm / 0.87 inches)...and alloy because that's what it made of :)
08-22-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By Bob the Mech

The Tiagra 4700 series front mech you refer to is...

The Tiagra 4700 series front mech you refer to is only compatible with the 4700 shifters. Shimano in all its wisdom has once again changed the pull ratios and mechanical fixing points of the cables....
08-22-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,865
Posted By Bob the Mech

I can just imagine, on a busy cycle route, your...

I can just imagine, on a busy cycle route, your arm flapping like a flag in a storm :)

All good, politeness costs us nothing...Compadres with a common cause.
08-22-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,865
Posted By Bob the Mech

Never too Pro to say 'Hello'

Sometimes a nod of the head, sometimes a verbal acknowledgement or if I'm feeling really generous, a Pope type blessing hand gesture....I like to mix it up a bit. On a Sunday Club Run on a fine...
08-17-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Bob the Mech

Squirrel vid...Well this made me smile :)

Squirrel vid...Well this made me smile :)
08-17-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,350
Posted By Bob the Mech

To answer your question. Aluminum frame &...

To answer your question.

Aluminum frame & cro-mo fork with front & rear eyelets for racks & fenders Yes to alloy frame and cromoly forks as long as they take 27.5 and 700c wheels and no
...
08-17-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,350
Posted By Bob the Mech

If you can produce 250 cycle units per day, hold...

If you can produce 250 cycle units per day, hold enough stock frames and parts for two months in lieu, have a net work of retail outlets to supply, find a reliable carrier firm and a reliable source...
08-17-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By Bob the Mech

So the issue is with the GT Avalanche hard tail....

So the issue is with the GT Avalanche hard tail. With front suspension forks. Front wheel damaged and replaced. Adding weight forward of the bikes natural centre of balance high on the frame is...
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Bob the Mech

Bertin: a history.

I would say that Bertin cycles have a pedigree if not a very well known one, as a post World War 2 French cycle manufacturer. See link below for info on this 'marque de fabrique' (brand)
...
08-16-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,573,057
Posted By Bob the Mech

Orange C16R 1996 Full rigid XC Mountain Bike 26er Drop Bar Conversion.

Images at bottom of list

Frameset: Series F8 Custom Double Butted Cromoly, 17" frame with Series F7 Custom Double Butted Cromoly forks, 1" steerer.
Handlebar: Selcof Sterrato Flared 31.8mm,...
08-16-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 780,465
Posted By Bob the Mech

Who are you? Who, who, who, who?

I woke up in a Soho doorway, A policeman knew my name, He said, you can go sleep at home tonight, If you can get up and walk away....

Taking the Reynolds 531 Comp out for a Club ride...I look...
08-05-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,118
Posted By Bob the Mech

Ok...calm down fella :) Each to their own...

Ok...calm down fella :) Each to their own sunshine. Advice, take it or leave it...no skin off my padded butt.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,656
Posted By Bob the Mech

For me, hub and headset twice a year (British...

For me, hub and headset twice a year (British weather= wet in the summer and wet and salty during the winter). Hollowtect cranks, remove twice a year to check axle, clean and refit. Same with jockey...
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