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Forum: Touring
07-17-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By jambon

Will these wheels be strong enough to bikepack with ?

Hi there , just looking for opinions on whether or not these wheels will be up to the task of bike packing with say , mat and sleeping bag on handle bar , frame bag with some food and clothing and a...
06-05-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By jambon

Can a stretched out dropbar road bike position cause a herniated disc?

Hi there ,

Im curious to know if its possible for a road bike cycling position to eventually weaken the lower back and gradually cause a herniated or slipped disc .

I am experiencing a flare up...
05-16-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By jambon

Thanks for the suggestions This is...

Thanks for the suggestions

This is interesting .

I have been set up in road bike type fits but I found the saddle to bar drop very uncomfortable , again my optimum saddle height means the bars...
05-15-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By jambon

Cant find a 180mm single speed crank for road bike , can I use MTB crank ?

Hi

I will be getting a road bike that has a 172.5 lenght crank as stock. Its a 1x sram Apex set up.

I will want to change that out to a 180 , maybe longer

I cant seem to be able to find a...
05-14-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By jambon

T-rex style body , struggle with cycling and fitting bikes

Hi folks,

I have always struggled with bikes both riding them and sizing them.

The problem is that I have the inseam or leg length of someone who is 6'4 = 6'5 but my torso and arms are more...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-11-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By jambon

Cromoly vs Reynolds 725

Hi there,

I thought this might be the best place to ask this

I am looking at 2 different frames ,

one is Chromoly steel , Kona Butted Cromoly to be exact

The other is Reynolds 725
05-09-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,462
Posted By jambon

How much do you weigh if you don't mind me asking...

How much do you weigh if you don't mind me asking ? I am heavyish by cyclist standards at 220lbs / 100KG , this is partly why I'm a bit hesitant about the carbon fork .

Thanks for the replies my...
05-08-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,462
Posted By jambon

Might have found the bike of my dreams......but it's got a carbon fork!

Hi all,

I think after a lot of uncertainty and experiments I am finally ready to buy my first new bike (all others have been Craigslists and handme downs)

I narrowed it down to something steel...
05-07-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By jambon

wide bars , heavy person , riser stem on a carbon steerer

Hi there,

Is it safe for a person weighing 100kg/220lbs to run a wide 46cm dropbar and an 80mm 17 degree stem on top of a carbon fork and steerer tube ?

Will this put too much strain on the...
03-09-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By jambon

Bolt style rear axle , should washer sit inboard or out board of frame ?

Hi

Can anyone help me here .

I have removed a rear wheel which has the older bolt style fixing not the modern QR

There are a pair of washers on the axle right next to the axle bolt on both...
02-01-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By jambon

IS rear brake mount , A Question !

Hi all,


I have picked up a new bike frame and I was hoping to switch all the parts from an older bike over.


However I see that the rear brake mounting on this new frame has two holes that...
09-25-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By jambon

Thank you yes it's that particular ebike , this...

Thank you yes it's that particular ebike , this should sort it !
09-25-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By jambon

I can't contact them

I can't contact them
09-24-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By jambon

Odd Kahlkoff Headset Design , How to adjust ?

Hi Folks ,

Kahlkoff insist on doing things their own way with headsets .

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Has any body got any idea how to tighten up / adjust the one in the video ?

It does not have the usual top...
09-03-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By jambon

I would do that except for some reason this...

I would do that except for some reason this deraileur rubs the chain at the extremes no matter how I position it
08-31-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By jambon

2 x 8 road bike to 1 x 8 conversion

Hi ,

We have a giant avail road bike that I would like to covert from 2 rings up front to just 1 . My partner who uses it never needs the big ring and the front derailleur just gets in the way of...
08-02-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By jambon

Great thanks ! while I'm here , any one...

Great thanks !

while I'm here , any one using acs freewheel s ? Are they nice and quiet ?
08-02-18, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By jambon

changing out SS freewheel , Chainline concerns

Hi ,

I converted a 70s ten speed road bike to a SS with a dicta freewheel .

I was lucky that the dicta freewheel sat in an almost perfect position for a great chainline with a single ring up...
07-27-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By jambon

is it possible you or the bike shop got some kind...

is it possible you or the bike shop got some kind of oil or grease on the pads ? a spray on chain oil maybe ? even the natural oils on your fingers could be enough

I have taken out my pads and...
07-27-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By jambon

Finding a wheelset for an old frame with uncommon dropout spacing

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Hi all ,

Looking for some advice here as i have reached the limit...
07-22-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By jambon

Solved ! Thanks folks , I used the NDS cup from...

Solved ! Thanks folks , I used the NDS cup from the worn BB that I removed . This old NDS cup has no lip and threaded in fully with the new BB in place .

Still strange though
07-22-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By jambon

Hi Ben I hope your right but usually the NDA cup...

Hi Ben I hope your right but usually the NDA cup threads in so that it's lip is flush with edge of the frame . I can still see space and a few threads between frame and NDS cup
07-21-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By jambon

UN55 square taper bottom bracket , non drive side metal cup hits up against something

Hi ,

This is strange .

I have a un55 that i am trying to install into a bike .

BB shell width is 68 and bike bottom bracket width is 68 also checked with Calipers .

The non drive side cup...
07-11-18, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By jambon

Can this bike in Medium work for someone 5 foot 5 ?

Hi Folks

If anyone has the time and wisdom could you cast an eye over the geom of this bike

https://www.liv-cycling.com/ie/invite-2

I have seen it on a local equivalent of craigslist for a...
07-01-18, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By jambon

Thanks , I have seen a very cheap fork on ebay...

Thanks , I have seen a very cheap fork on ebay with a 170mm steerer , however the one on the bike is 175 , could it be pulled off as long as the top cap can engage enough thread ?
06-30-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By jambon

Replacing front fork on a Giant expression , help needed

Howdy ,

I have a Giant hybrid here and there is something seriously wrong with the front fork , it is both bent and out of parallel .

I am looking to replace it and could do with a little...
06-23-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By jambon

running a cheap noisy dicta freewheel and chain tension problems

Hi folks,

I have been getting by with a dicta freewheel on a single speed vintage road bike conversion for the past while . It has always been noisy but now it is extra noisy and hard to ignore...
06-02-18, 04:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,393
Posted By jambon

I have tried this heel on the pedal in 6 o clock...

I have tried this heel on the pedal in 6 o clock position method also . The confusing thing is that both for the 82 znd 72 position my legs is straight with heel on pedal, but at 82 my heel barely...
06-01-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,393
Posted By jambon

Will my legs adjust to saddle one inch below recommended height?

Hi ,

I have trouble getting bikes setup comfortable for me .

The thing is I am 6,2 but I have strange proportions . I am all legs but have a short torso , arm length is average .

Going by...
05-15-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By jambon

Going from 32T to 30T on a 1x9, will it amke a difference

Hi ,

How much easier will it be to climb going from a 32T to a 30T up front with 12-36 out back , 9 speed ?

Is it worth the new chainring or would I not notice much of a difference ,

Anyone...
05-14-18, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By jambon

1 ring up front 5 speed freewheel out back , 9 speed chain

Aloha ,

I'm planning on converting a single speed road bike (that once was a 10 speed) into a 5 speed .

Plan is a narrow wide chainring up front similar to those you see on mountain bikes ,...
05-09-18, 01:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By jambon

28T chainring for 1 x 9, or bigger biggest cog , possible ?

Hi I recently converted to a 1x9 (32 x 11 - 36 ) on a mountain bike .

I enjoy it and am glad to see the front mech gone but I am thinking I would have been better off with a lower gear like a 28T...
04-10-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,949
Posted By jambon

https://myplasticfreelife.com/2011/04/bpa-free-doe...

https://myplasticfreelife.com/2011/04/bpa-free-does-not-mean-safe-most-plastics-leach-hormone-disrupting-chemicals/

This is interesting too
04-10-18, 05:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,949
Posted By jambon

Harmful Chemicals in Plastic waterbottles debate ?

Hi ,

I am on the verge of dropping some cash on stainless steel water bottles as I have read some pretty startling things about Plastic bottles .

Even Bpa free / phtalantes free bottles...
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By jambon

1992 Peugeot Mountain Bike, piece of junk or something worth saving?

Hi ,

Posting this up here on behalf of a friend .

Is this peugeot of any value ? frame looks interesting or is it just scrap metal and not worth putting money into ?

Thanks for any inputs
...
03-23-18, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By jambon

I assume the new straddle was put with the cx50...

I assume the new straddle was put with the cx50 on the basis that there would be an cable adjuster somewhere to adjust the brake . I don't have a cable adjuster on the brakes so I'd be stuck with one...
03-22-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By jambon

Cantilever brakes , old style straddle cable or new ?

Howdy

Quick question ,

I picked up a set of new Shimano cx50 cantis to replace a set of 80s exage cantis .

The cx50 came with a different straddle cable system where the length of the two...
03-18-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,909
Posted By jambon

Has anyone a clue as to what the minimum drop out...

Has anyone a clue as to what the minimum drop out thickness should be before attempting re alignment ?

I read on dropout alignment park tool page not to try this on thicker drop outs or on forks...
03-18-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,909
Posted By jambon

Thanks , how would I go about that ? Is it two...

Thanks , how would I go about that ? Is it two threaded screws and a few washers that should meet in the the centre of fork ? I think rj the bike guy has a video on YouTube doing something like that
03-18-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,909
Posted By jambon

Thanks again bikeman for clearing that up, ...

Thanks again bikeman for clearing that up,

When the axle is backed all the way into the dropouts and locked in witn the Qr I cant slide my finger between the fork and rim on one side but very...
03-18-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,909
Posted By jambon

Some more conflicting info from this older thread...

Some more conflicting info from this older thread

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/13462-front-wheel-alignment.html

"Front wheels should not need any positioning in the dropouts. ...
03-18-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,909
Posted By jambon

cny0- b ikeman , Thanks for your input ...

cny0- b ikeman ,

Thanks for your input

Interesting , The fork doesn't look bent .

When #I use the word "Bent" what I actually mean is it is out of alignment in some way .

I was under...
03-18-18, 04:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,909
Posted By jambon

If I go the new fork option will I have to figure...

If I go the new fork option will I have to figure out my headset type ?

My 1 inch headset could be JIS or some other type right ?

Will this effect the type of fork I can get or does that not...
03-17-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,909
Posted By jambon

Thanks , This sucks as the fork I have has...

Thanks ,

This sucks as the fork I have has eyelets for my tubus Tara lowrider rack , I reckon a replacement with eyelets will be hard find .

Besides an issue with brake alignment will having a...
03-17-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,909
Posted By jambon

thanks Facnah, so how would I go about...

thanks Facnah,

so how would I go about unbending the fork , would hand strenght do it ?

Any tips on where to soyrce a 22.2 fork ?

J
03-17-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,909
Posted By jambon

Front wheel alignment is off , fork issue ?

Hi

I have a beloved Koga Miyata tourer which i picked up second hand a few years back .

The other day I went to change out the brake pads on the front Brake (cantis)

I had some trouble...
03-06-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By jambon

Avid Ultimate cantis on a bike with narrowish brake posts

Hi ,

This is a long shot , but has anyone had luck running avid ultimate cantis on an older bike with narrow brake posts ? ,

front 70 mm centre to centre

rear 78mm centre to centre
...
03-06-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By jambon

id get the cx 50 or 70 as a replacement if i...

id get the cx 50 or 70 as a replacement if i felt that there would be a noteable increase in braking performance , thats i was kind of trying to figure out here ,

I love bikes
03-06-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By jambon

The stock pads are worn out , im thinking salmon...

The stock pads are worn out , im thinking salmon cool stops , im also now considering mini vs that will work with my current tektro drop bar levers but its a last resort as they would look ugly on...
03-06-18, 04:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By jambon

So .... not much difference it seems in older and...

So .... not much difference it seems in older and newer cantis power and modulation wise except for easier adjustment ,

maybe a good set of brake pads is the easiest answer here
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