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Forum: Touring
04-15-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,091
Posted By awer1

Thanks for the replies very helpful. Until...

Thanks for the replies very helpful.

Until now I've kept spare spokes in my luggage too, as a Trek 520 owner I have always slightly envied the LHT's design so I like the idea of having a spoke...
Forum: Touring
04-15-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,091
Posted By awer1

spoke holder braze ons

Ladies and gentlemen.

Im getting a custom touring bike built and I want to get a spare spoke holder brazed on to the chain stay but the builder wants to know what how he should space them. The...
07-13-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,116
Posted By awer1

danbraden which front derailleur are you using...

danbraden which front derailleur are you using road or mountain and what kind on friction shifter.

i recently switched from road to mountain drivetrain on my tourer and i've just posted about some...
07-13-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By awer1

thanks pacificaslim, I am using a DA bar end...

thanks pacificaslim,

I am using a DA bar end shifter which is road. This could be it although the front shifter is not indexed. I was told that this should be ok as it is not indexed.

I also...
07-13-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By awer1

Thanks rmfnla, I had thought that but not checked...

Thanks rmfnla, I had thought that but not checked it, just did, the bead is snug and seems to stay exactly where it should.

The cable was greased when inserted so unless there is some other issue...
07-13-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By awer1

hesitant front derailleur. SLX DEORE.

Hi helpful people of Bikeforums.

I have a right annoying inexplicable front mech issue that I have failed to get my head round as have all the mechanics at the bike shop I work at. I hope that...
Forum: Touring
07-09-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By awer1

chainline is good. just need to get a good...

chainline is good. just need to get a good adjustable stem now.
Forum: Touring
07-06-09, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By awer1

There was an element of superficiality in opting...

There was an element of superficiality in opting for SLX but I like my gearing low and I plan to go to China this year for some touring. I had also been caught out riding in cornwall with the 105...
Forum: Touring
07-03-09, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By awer1

thanks for that, i thought of using headset...

thanks for that, i thought of using headset spacers they also seemed the same diameter, and also metal. i guess this shouldn't be problem, surely shimano would be better off providing metal spacers...
Forum: Touring
07-02-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By awer1

trek 520 / slx chainset installation problem.

hello there...

i'm trying to get my 520 kitted out for a tour around china and part of that kitting out involved changing the 105 octalink chainset for an slx mountain chainset.

this chainset...
Forum: Touring
12-04-08, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By awer1

front rack trek 520

hi

apologies for asking a question that is probably answered somewhere on the forum but i have searched and it's a bit of a mine field. i have a trek 520 2007 and am slowly upgrading it and i want...
08-12-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,417
Posted By awer1

mixtes are lush. i made one up single speed for...

mixtes are lush. i made one up single speed for my girlfriend and ride it from time to time. i don't feel like i'm riding a girls bike. they swing both ways as they say. which is good. nice bike.
07-26-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,127
Posted By awer1

you are right they are VERY similar.

you are right they are VERY similar.
07-26-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,127
Posted By awer1

yeah it would be alot cheaper on the nhs but...

yeah it would be alot cheaper on the nhs but being a hipster i use njs for which the costs by far outweigh the benefits.
07-25-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,127
Posted By awer1

do you mean leg breaking?

do you mean leg breaking?
07-10-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By awer1

i just did exactly the same thing. i was...

i just did exactly the same thing. i was following sb's wheel building guide and made the mistake of assuming that the key spoke was next to the valve hole - it's one hole away. so i rebuilt [with...
07-09-08, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By awer1

268mm spokes are the right size -...

268mm spokes are the right size - beer/incompetence/tiredness were the problem.
07-08-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By awer1

Wheel Building Troubles

Hi all,

Hoping for some help I'm trying to get to grips with my first wheel build. I've have successfully laced a rear wheel using Sheldon Browns guide, it was fairly straight forward as it was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By awer1

@ somnatash - wow that Dahon MUXXV is quite...

@ somnatash - wow that Dahon MUXXV is quite something but i think it might be a bit well... overkill for her.

I think the Dahon Curve looks good I'm pretty impressed overall by the range and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-08, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By awer1

Thanks sesamecrunch - Interesting bikes...

Thanks sesamecrunch -

Interesting bikes thanks but i think that on knowing her I thinkshe would rule them both out on appearance. It is maybe a possibility that she can lock the bike at the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By awer1

Folding bike for my friends mum.

Hello folding bike sub-forum!

I have tried searching but too much comes up so I don't know where to start so if you don't mind I'd like to ask my question directly to you ladies and gentlemen.
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06-21-08, 03:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By awer1

+1 to hockeyteeth, i have used racelite hardcases...

+1 to hockeyteeth, i have used racelite hardcases for a few years and had very few puntures too, the handle better than specialized armadillos, they seem to ride smoother and grip better. however i...
06-05-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 137,725
Posted By awer1

campagnolo record aero seat post and rolls saddle...

campagnolo record aero seat post and rolls saddle just got stolen ive replaced the saddle but having no joy on the seat post. ideally i'd like an uncut dura ace aero 27.2 dia but i would be more than...
Forum: Touring
06-03-08, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By awer1

Correction I made a mistake - I get seven clicks....

Correction I made a mistake - I get seven clicks. I still don't understand how an indexed shifter can be both 8 and nine speed compatible though. Unless there is a way of switching between the two. I...
Forum: Touring
06-02-08, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By awer1

trek 520 2007 shifting woes...

Hi there,

I was just wondering if anyone else has had any indexed shifting issues with the Trek 520? The problem I have is with the Dura Ace barcons, they apparently are 8 or 9 speed compatible...
05-04-08, 04:27 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,525
Posted By awer1

1212

1212
05-02-08, 02:33 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,525
Posted By awer1

I only played a very small part in the ssfg forum...

I only played a very small part in the ssfg forum any way but enjoyed checking in occasionally. I had in the past felt like the forum was often a little unfair to new posters and have myself been on...
05-01-08, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By awer1

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05-01-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By awer1

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05-01-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By awer1

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05-01-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By awer1

hi guys.

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04-29-08, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By awer1

what?

what?
04-29-08, 02:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By awer1

nah i was wrong my spidle is 9mm. i didn't...

nah i was wrong my spidle is 9mm. i didn't measure it accurately and when i checked on line i was looking at the wrong bb info.
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04-28-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By awer1

aah fu(k me your right. so will sugino 75s give...

aah fu(k me your right. so will sugino 75s give me the magic 42mm chainline? or something a bit cheaper - maybe ill sell the bob jackson!
04-28-08, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By awer1

cranky chainline... yawn :o

i have a sugino 75 bb with a 103mm spindle. but my chainline is wack by about 4mm. i have rpm track cranks that give me a 46mm chain line my bontrager track wheel is 42mm. ive read a few things about...
04-22-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By awer1

thanks ive already emailed bj i doubt its from...

thanks ive already emailed bj i doubt its from the frame being to small its 57cm and bought in japan unless they were a leggy japanese keirin racer! if a repair and respray comes in at less than 150...
04-22-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By awer1

they checked with a seat post sizing rod.

they checked with a seat post sizing rod.
04-22-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By awer1

yes its a bridgestone. just went to the lbs to...

yes its a bridgestone. just went to the lbs to get them to look it over and it seems cracked on both sides of the lug, i got them to check the seat tube because i was thinking that id been using the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-22-08, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By awer1

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04-22-08, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By awer1

no its definitely cracked. you can feel a faint...

no its definitely cracked. you can feel a faint line inside and out. plus the grease coming through confirmed my worst fears. i don't suppose its worth the repair bill. i just splashed out on a chris...
04-22-08, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By awer1

cracked frame :[

just posted over on the frame builders page but theres not much activity there right now.

i just noticed what i think might be a hairline crack...
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Forum: Framebuilders
04-22-08, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By awer1

Forum: Touring
04-17-08, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,076
Posted By awer1

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Forum: Touring
04-17-08, 06:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,076
Posted By awer1

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04-13-08, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By awer1

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04-13-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By awer1

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04-13-08, 09:45 AM
04-11-08, 06:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,658
Posted By awer1

i think this was mostly campy nos stuff. it...

i think this was mostly campy nos stuff. it looked pretty nice.
04-02-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By awer1

that explains the phone thing then. anyway, i...

that explains the phone thing then. anyway, i called trackstar they have stock so trackstar it is. thanks.
04-02-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By awer1

i just tried nyc velo [only have black i would...

i just tried nyc velo [only have black i would like silver], bike works don't seem to answer the phone, larry and jeffs have none in stock. does anyone know if trackstar have chris king? or any other...
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