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06-20-19, 05:36 PM
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Posted By mboro1876

And just added... thinlines

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06-20-19, 04:18 PM
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Posted By mboro1876

Rebuilt Dawes Galaxy

Just treated my 1984 Dawes Galaxy to a rebuild after a minor crash ó it came out without a scratch.

New parts:
ó Nitto tallish stem and Rando bars
ó gran compe levers. On one, the cable end...
06-20-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By mboro1876

Without real-world experience, I can see both...

Without real-world experience, I can see both sides/possibilities here. Yes cable pull is cable pull but derailleurs need to be very cleverly designed to move the exact same distance for each amount...
06-19-19, 02:42 PM
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Views: 298
Posted By mboro1876

Thanks. Great info. The 105 rd-5701 is on very...

Thanks. Great info. The 105 rd-5701 is on very cheap here in the UK so might be a good idea. still very tempted by 9-speed indexed downtube shifters actually 🥰 but weíll see !
06-18-19, 06:25 AM
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Posted By mboro1876

I have a quick question for the folks in here:...

I have a quick question for the folks in here: are you all just keeping your older-generation single-pivot sidepulls and using them with STI brake levers? My understanding was that this would lead to...
06-18-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mboro1876

Single-pivot BR-6207 with STIs, RD-6208 throw

I'm in the process of upgrading my 1987 Raleigh Road Ace to 8 or 9 speeds from 6. Happy to use e.g. Dura-Ace downtube 9-speed shifters. But the excellent 'retro roadies' thread has got me thinking....
06-14-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By mboro1876

No good sadly. I can only surmise that the teeth,...

No good sadly. I can only surmise that the teeth, despite appearances, are damaged somewhat or the spring or internals somehow broken. Everything seems perfectly Ďsmoothí, apart from these weird...
06-13-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By mboro1876

Great info. Iíll try that

Great info. Iíll try that
06-13-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By mboro1876

That's what I'll doing for now, yeah. I looked...

That's what I'll doing for now, yeah. I looked into sourcing replacement 105 shifter, but longer term I think I'll move to a 6402 cassette hub and 8 or 9 speeds. So until then, friction!
06-13-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By mboro1876

Thanks a lot for the help anyway, and Tyler Fred....

Thanks a lot for the help anyway, and Tyler Fred. This may be the excuse I need to go to 8 speed and cassette on the bike. Eyeing up FH-6402 based wheelset. So some good may come of it all :)
06-12-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By mboro1876

Me too. I don't know what's inside as I can't see...

Me too. I don't know what's inside as I can't see how to properly open it to see any Spring. Anyway, good excuse to clean the derailleur and maybe I just need to pick up another
06-12-19, 04:22 PM
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Posted By mboro1876

Okay. I made a quick video to illustrate. FWIW...

Okay. I made a quick video to illustrate. FWIW the cable is brand new and the housing pretty new, although the length could be off it looks right. I will give the derailleur a clean.

However this...
06-12-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By mboro1876

Thanks Iíll try this. So if I remove the cable...

Thanks Iíll try this. So if I remove the cable entirely for example, I should when moving the shifter on its own have single clear clicks ?
06-12-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By mboro1876

Yeah, with long wheelbase and a biggish ring up...

Yeah, with long wheelbase and a biggish ring up front I soon use up a 116L chain. the rebuild is going for a more compact double type of thing so apart from anything else Iíll be able to shop more...
06-12-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By mboro1876

Another tip: give them as long a chain as you...

Another tip: give them as long a chain as you can, maybe even to the point of letting the small-small combo rub a little if necessary. These suntour derailleur are wonderful and the only thing that...
06-12-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By mboro1876

Thanks. I went and checked both the limit screw...

Thanks. I went and checked both the limit screw and it was all good, right cable (a new one just installed) too. When the shifter is flat against the down tube, the mech is in top gear and the cable...
06-12-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By mboro1876

You don't need to break the chain if you can...

You don't need to break the chain if you can remove the pulley wheel. But, a nice feature of many suntour RD's possibly including yours, is that one of the cage plates is 'split'. the chain then be...
06-12-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By mboro1876

My mistake, I meant 1050 and they are 6 speed.

My mistake, I meant 1050 and they are 6 speed.
06-12-19, 03:39 AM
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Views: 671
Posted By mboro1876

quick question on these sl-1055 shifters

so as above I replaced the 600ex sis with 105 sis (6 speed). The 105s look in fine shape internally ó no broken teeth in contrast to the other ones. However, I notice indexable Ďhalf gearsí in...
06-10-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By mboro1876

600EX shifters, levers and hoods

I have this group on my 1987 Raleigh road ace.

1. I just replaced the 600ex down tube shifters with 105s... every forum and guide has mentioned this but all the same it was fun to see: all but two...
06-06-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By mboro1876

Here's a quick update on some prep, parts ordered...

Here's a quick update on some prep, parts ordered and some arrived!

Frame prep:
I've been dismounting the old mudguards, and working on spots of surface rust on the frame -- particularly around...
06-05-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By mboro1876

A minor update: upon inspecting and cleaning...

A minor update: upon inspecting and cleaning things ready for the change, I notice that the current front derailleur if used with a 46T is quite likely to foul the chainstay. The big ring pictured is...
06-04-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By mboro1876

This is really great, nice build. I had had a...

This is really great, nice build. I had had a niggling worry about fitting a triple in given that my hub spacing is 126mm OLD, but it seems I might have been mistaken. My current double can't go much...
06-04-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By mboro1876

Great! Could you share the ring and cog sizes you...

Great! Could you share the ring and cog sizes you use?
06-04-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By mboro1876

Thanks! I'm sorry about the links, yes it's...

Thanks! I'm sorry about the links, yes it's Mike's gear calculator and they seem to work for me. Weird. Thanks for the advice about IRD. So it seems that the route to "both kinds of cake" is either a...
06-04-19, 01:02 PM
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Posted By mboro1876

Vintage style compact double/triple with 6-speed freewheel

Gearing content...

I currently run a 6-speed freewheel with 52/40 chainrings on a SR Super Custom 118BCD set. I'm changing crankset to lower the gearing and have a less arcane BCD. Perhaps down...
06-03-19, 02:26 PM
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Posted By mboro1876

Thanks all! Some great ideas, and thanks for...

Thanks all! Some great ideas, and thanks for pointing out the 46-30s -- I had no idea these had become a thing but that or a 44-28 seems perfect. The front derailleur is a Suntour AR clamp-on so...
06-03-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By mboro1876

A "what would you do" thread

UPDATE: some decisions made and some parts ordered and arrived. I'll update this thread as it goes.

I have some funds to upgrade my beloved '84 Dawes Galaxy following a minor accident (the bike...
03-10-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,839
Posted By mboro1876

well this was a fascinating thread 😄 but now itís...

well this was a fascinating thread 😄 but now itís problem solved. between new bearing balls and a quarter turn on each spoke followed by stress relieving them, the click is gone!

Thanks guys for...
03-09-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By mboro1876

Thanks guys. I have a strong suspicion that today...

Thanks guys. I have a strong suspicion that today in the pouring rain, the clicking wasnít happening. This would suggest it wasnít the hub internals. Iíve tightened all the spokes about a quarter...
03-09-18, 01:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,839
Posted By mboro1876

this is really helpful guys thanks. Good to hear...

this is really helpful guys thanks. Good to hear so many approaches too. Hopefully the click will not evade me much longer 👍
03-08-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By mboro1876

I have these on a Raleigh road ace which I bought...

I have these on a Raleigh road ace which I bought second hand almost entirely because of the wheels (tb14 rims built on these hubs by DCR wheels in the UK). Iíd take the fact that DCR used them as a...
03-08-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,839
Posted By mboro1876

Spoke tones for the musically inclined

Hi all!

I'm click-hunting on a front wheel, trying to figure if it's the hub or the spokes/rim. Some here suggested looking for loose spokes, so I have a question for those who, like me, are...
03-06-18, 02:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By mboro1876

thanks guys, yeah okay Iíll see about the spokes....

thanks guys, yeah okay Iíll see about the spokes. I was pretty sure it was the hub because of how it initially went away after I repacked the hubs before returning (as the excess grease pushed out I...
03-05-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By mboro1876

Cup & Cone Hub 'clicking'

Hi guys,

My everyday wheelset is some old Shimano 600 HB6207 hubs with Open Sport rims (recently built). I noticed a clicking from the front end that would come only when the wheel was turning and...
02-18-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 197
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Posted By mboro1876

nice, enjoy it :thumb:. I only have good things...

nice, enjoy it :thumb:. I only have good things to say about the suntour 'power' ratcheting shifters, in case you ever need a recommendation for them. These two work great together IME.
02-18-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,066
Posted By mboro1876

those are great. I have the vx and a Gt which I...

those are great. I have the vx and a Gt which I bought to borrow the main spring out of. which brings me to...

The main spring is the main failure point as far as I know. Give it the longest chain...
01-29-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By mboro1876

Donít worry, think I found it. EDIT: easiest...

Donít worry, think I found it.

EDIT: easiest purchase decision I ever made... thanks for this thread guys.
01-29-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By mboro1876

Would you care to link to this Poland guy, Iím in...

Would you care to link to this Poland guy, Iím in the EU and could use a hookup too... thanks.
01-06-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,946
Posted By mboro1876

..and btw this is very interesting. Looks like an...

..and btw this is very interesting. Looks like an identical design but as you say the numbers could differ. Thanks for doing that.
01-06-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,946
Posted By mboro1876

Thanks all...

Some great info here, thanks. I took it all apart and inspected, and for sure the clamp is a little bowed. Seems odd for aluminum (I checked, nonmagnetic) but remember we do sometimes cold set our...
01-06-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,946
Posted By mboro1876

Nice idea. If you have a pic of your top part Iíd...

Nice idea. If you have a pic of your top part Iíd love to see it. Indeed I have notches on the bottom part.
01-06-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,946
Posted By mboro1876

Thanks, that's helpful. I would also guess that...

Thanks, that's helpful. I would also guess that the very centre of the clamp, where the bolt pulls, is probably further bowed than is apparent from the back. If the tape-shim continues to hold then...
01-06-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,946
Posted By mboro1876

https://www.dropbox.com/s/333zgmj1gnp9c8s/IMG_6071...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/333zgmj1gnp9c8s/IMG_6071.JPG?dl=0

Here is an image link, but note that here I've shimmed the rails with a few layers of electrical tape (holding so far, see below). So,...
01-06-18, 02:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,946
Posted By mboro1876

Thatís interesting because I actually seem to...

Thatís interesting because I actually seem to have the aluminum clamp. The shapes are totally different so it would be hard to be mistaken I guess. Perhaps I am missing something else. I do see that...
01-05-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,946
Posted By mboro1876

Hi, Thanks both, good info. Perhaps I'll...

Hi,

Thanks both, good info. Perhaps I'll look for a Nitto S65 since they come in 27.0 mm. Can't find the S83 in that size. I'm a bit jumpy about going for another single-bolt seatpost, but reading...
01-05-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,946
Posted By mboro1876

Seatpost to replace an SR Laprade

Iíve got a nice old SR laparade post, however with more than one type of saddle the rails slip all the way backward. It looks as though the rail seats have splayed outward over time and the...
12-26-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 23,480
Posted By mboro1876

Merry Christmas everyone. Racer front and rears...

Merry Christmas everyone. Racer front and rears are the same (for a given size) aside from the bolt, right?
12-23-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By mboro1876

inspecting and cleaning, the straddle Ďtaking a...

inspecting and cleaning, the straddle Ďtaking a setí definitely seems to be the issue. I can see it moving through the carrier and getting a little stuck one way or the other. I guess the ideal would...
12-23-17, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By mboro1876

Thanks guys, Iíll give a shot at disassembling...

Thanks guys, Iíll give a shot at disassembling and re greasing.
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