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yoav

Member since Mar 2010 • Last active Aug 2019

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    My LBS has a chart on their wall with about 50 different derailleur hangers which gives you an idea of how it is.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I assume you’re talking about the left side bar end shifter controlling the front mech. This is friction controlled not indexed. So I guess you’re saying the friction is not holding and the spring in the front mech is gradually pulling the mech over and the chain moves to the small ring.

    So, you need to take apart the shifter and see if it is assembled correctly and all the parts in working order. There should be an exploded diagram of the shifter online, googling will help.

  • in General
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    Try the classified forum where people ... err ... sell stuff 😉

  • in Glasgow
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    Interesting rear cluster arrangement there - never see that before.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I volunteered at the commonwealth games in Glasgow in 2014. I had to arrange my own travel and accommodation. When I was there I met lots of people who were ‘career volunteers’; they had been to previous commonwealth games and the olympics, and not just in the U.K., they’d been to Sydney, Beijing, Delhi and were talking about going to Rio. I’m sure it’s the same in cycling. In fact, as a spectator, I’ve seen the same volunteers at Lea Valley Velodrome as by the side of the road at the Tour of Britain. They’ll be in Yorkshire too, I’m sure.

    For me, it was nice to be part of the action but once was enough.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    The link you have is appropriate . What you need for that old fashioned kind of cable stop is a stepped ferrule. Is it an official Shimano part? Probably - I bought a Shimano bar end shifter set and it came with cables and all manner of bits including that one. Although, if you just needed the ferrule, eBay is your best bet.

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    I just use the standard rubber band Garmin mount on the seat post. Or you can stick it in your pocket. I’ve seen riders put a Garmin on the bars in the conventional manner during drop-in sessions at Glasgow and no one seemed bothered. Would be different in racing, I guess.

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    Anyone know anything about the status of the Velodrome at Caird Park in Dundee? Is it rideable? Can one turn up and ride or is there a booking system of some kind.

    Thanks.

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    I’ve only ever been to two 6 day events on the continent, Ghent and Berlin, but if they’re anything to go by, indoor cycling and beer go hand in hand. In Berlin, there were even people going round the stands selling beer from trays hanging round their necks, cinema usherette style, so the fans wouldn’t even have to get out of their seats and go to one of the many bars.

    Still, now that drop-in sessions at Glasgow are half price, I can spend the money saved on a large mochacino with extra cream!

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    Just like track leagues used to be - a summer sport ;-)

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