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HarmanMogul

Member since Dec 2016 • Last active Dec 2019
  • 16 conversations
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In town on fixed since '76
Was formerly @harman_mogul on here in 2007-8

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I have Cervélo with BSA bb, is that good or bad?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Ah yes, that is very handsome

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Upgraded the brakes on the dear old Tom Board — those originally fitted were Shimano 600 with a hellishly strong spring (like the Campag Record of which they were a copy). The BR-7800 has a much lighter touch.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Each of you is right in your own way! As @ffm says, the bending moment on the pivot bolt of a rear brake installed on the front is not ideal. The bolt should properly extend a good way into the fork crown, where it can be captured by plenty of thread in the recessed nut. In my case the fork crown is narrow from front to rear, and by chopping down a long recessed nut to exactly the right length, I was able to make it span the full distance, capturing the 6–7mm of available thread on the pivot. So the @AlexD solution was the one I adopted.

    I did try to dismantle the rear brake so as to replace the pivot bolt but gave up because the threaded collar was seized on and yes I did undo the 2mm grub screw first!

    Oh yes, thanks to @531slx for selling me the brakes!

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Lovely piece of kit!

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I do have some 3x10 Shimano components recently decommissioned but they are a grade or two above your rfp. PM if interested.

  • in General
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    Good grief, Sidi are still selling this shoe? I have a pair I bought from Condor yonks ago, £50-ish in the sale. They are warmer if you add oversocks such as offered by Prendas, which also keeps them clean. If it's wet, put waterproof overshoes over the oversock. Snug!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Well of course it does help if the replay system adjusts to the ambient noise

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    I had no idea that these were available to retail customers. I looked up the part number in the Shimano db but thought it unlikely Madison would supply an individual customer with so small an item. Oddly, I did have exactly the part I needed — from an RX-100 brake! — in my spares box for years but must have cleared it out.

    I'll try Alex's suggestion and if that doesn't work, ffm's, and report back! Thanks for the help fellers.

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