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12-30-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
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: 1,798
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: 412
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: 1,798
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: 1,798
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: 347
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: 796
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: 532
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: 266
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: 568
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: 378
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: 568
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: 3,483
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: 266
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: 625
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: 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 :)
10-24-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
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: 594
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: 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...
Forum: Introductions
10-21-20, 03:17 PM
10-21-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,089
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: 1,032
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: 3,352
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: 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.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
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: 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...
10-18-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,110
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: 854
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: 906
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: 906
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: 1,285
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: 854
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: 264
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: 256
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 :)
Forum: Introductions
10-09-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Bob the Mech

Welcome Eddie :)

Welcome Eddie :)
10-09-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,852
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...
Forum: Introductions
10-09-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Bob the Mech

Bem-vindo, from not so sunny UK :)

Bem-vindo, from not so sunny UK :)
10-08-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7,011
Views: 2,573,670
Posted By Bob the Mech

I see what you mean now... Not exactly the most...

I see what you mean now... Not exactly the most helpful way to label their tyres at Bikeinn.
10-07-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7,011
Views: 2,573,670
Posted By Bob the Mech

26-650 is actually a 650A (590mm) as in 26 x 1 1/...

26-650 is actually a 650A (590mm) as in 26 x 1 1/ 8 touring tyre size (found on wheelchairs to). This should not be confused with 650B...which is the new 27.5" standard for mtb / gravel tyres. 29ers...
10-05-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Bob the Mech

Excellent :) I'd recommend a speed sensor as...

Excellent :) I'd recommend a speed sensor as well, fitted to the rear wheel hub shell. This generates speed and distance date even when fixed to the trainer. Gives a target distance and average...
10-04-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,031
Posted By Bob the Mech

10-04-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Bob the Mech

Technically any gear ratio selection that allows...

Technically any gear ratio selection that allows you to maintain a cadence of 80-100 rpm, while adjusting the resistance lever of the Tacx Satori Smart T2400 to mimic different rises in incline. ...
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, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Bob the Mech

The word on the street is that the Speedplay Frog...

The word on the street is that the Speedplay Frog pedals have been discontinued. Speedplay Zero Chromoly Pedals have float of 0 - 15°. My Shimano M520s only offer 6°. Speedplay SYZR MTB Pedals...
Forum: Introductions
10-03-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Bob the Mech

Hello :)

Hello :)
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