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Posted By McStumpy

Thank you, all, I appreciate the advice. ...

Thank you, all, I appreciate the advice.

​​​​​​I'm all in on the annual cable replacement, better safe than sorry.
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Posted By McStumpy

What if....one handed brake fails

As mentioned in my other thread today, I have a road bike adapted for one handed use. I use a problem solver cable doubler - a short cable runs from brifter to the doubler, with separate cables...
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Posted By McStumpy

Ok, have established that the Problem Solver...

Ok, have established that the Problem Solver cable doubler is no good for hydraulic brake cables (understandably). Has anyone managed to set up for one handed use with hydraulic road brakes /...
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Posted By McStumpy

Brake cable doubler and hydraulic brakes

Hi, Im thinking of buying an adventure / gravel type bike to compliment my road bike. If its a model with hydraulic disk brakes..... will the brakes still work if I go with same solution as...
06-13-17, 09:59 PM
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Posted By McStumpy

I have a Triban 540, same frame as 520 but higher...

I have a Triban 540, same frame as 520 but higher groupset. 520 or 540 would be an excellent buy, both are great value for money and are quality bikes.

520 review for info
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03-16-17, 02:02 PM
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Posted By McStumpy

Thanks, all

Thanks, all
03-16-17, 12:42 AM
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Posted By McStumpy

MTB trigger shifter and road front derailleur

Hi

My road bike was originally a flat bar model, with full tiagra 4600 2x10 (50/34t) and tiagra sl-4600 trigger shifters.

I converted to drop bar and (foolishly) sold the trigger shifters.
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Posted By McStumpy

Sweet, if distinctive, looking bike. What...

Sweet, if distinctive, looking bike. What prompted the conversion to drops?
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Posted By McStumpy

Thanks all. I have an advantage over genuine one...

Thanks all. I have an advantage over genuine one handed cyclists in that my prosthetic allows me to hold bars with two hands, but controls have to be all right hand.
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Posted By McStumpy

Just to update, the upgrade now done, I picked up...

Just to update, the upgrade now done, I picked up bike today. Pics below

https://flic.kr/p/DPZAcM

https://flic.kr/p/D1JAi3

https://flic.kr/p/DMPsb9
12-15-15, 04:08 PM
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Posted By McStumpy

Even if just temporary, move left shifter to...

Even if just temporary, move left shifter to right side of flat bar? I have a prosthetic left hand so have controls all on right. Left thumb shifter is inverted and sits just to left of the right...
11-30-15, 04:33 PM
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Posted By McStumpy

Also supermarket trolley related.... when you...

Also supermarket trolley related.... when you find yourself adopting a time trial position.

I was also on a ferry recently and after seeing a wheelchair immediately thought, that would roll better...
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Posted By McStumpy

Thanks, Jeff. The Tribal 540 flat bar is same...

Thanks, Jeff. The Tribal 540 flat bar is same frame as 540 drop bar so top tube should be fine. I bought large size as medium was too scrunched up and although 5'10" I have long back and short legsI...
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Posted By McStumpy

Thanks for all the good advice. Di2, would...

Thanks for all the good advice.

Di2, would love, but as highlighted I'm doing this on a budget.

I think I'm good now. I've established that I really need to bite the bullet and buy the cable...
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Posted By McStumpy

Am now wondering how feasible it would be to...

Am now wondering how feasible it would be to operate left STI shifter with my prosthetic hand. I can't pull the brake so would still need doubler for right brake, but can I knock shifter inward?...
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Posted By McStumpy

Yep, as I thought....Handlebar Diameters...

Yep, as I thought....Handlebar Diameters (http://www.bikeman.com/bicycle-repair-tech-info/bikeman-tech-info/1637-handlebar-diameters)
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Posted By McStumpy

Thanks. Phoned Decathlon today as needed to book...

Thanks. Phoned Decathlon today as needed to book my free service post purchase and had a chat re the conversion to drop bar. Guy I spoke to confirmed the bmx brake cable splitter wouldn't work on...
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Posted By McStumpy

Converting flat bar road bike to drop bar - one handed operation

Hi

I have been using a modified hybrid (more mtb oriented than road) for a few years. Front mech trigger shifter is on right hand side of bar, rear mech shifter is grip, and the bike shop rigged...
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Posted By McStumpy

Hi, I'm Alan I was born without a left hand...

Hi, I'm Alan

I was born without a left hand and wear an electric prosthetic for life and cycling.

I ride a Triban 540 flat bar. Mods - Decathlon fitted a bmx style barrel splitter so the right...
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