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jeff80

Member since Oct 2012 • Last active Dec 2019
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    Are you still using thoses praxis cranks? How are you finding them and what size chainrings have you gone for? I quite like the look of the smaller 48/32 ones...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Looks like I'm going to be selling my Carlton Flyer/Massed start, the one that's been giving me all the trouble with the simplex tour de france. I'm thinking of reducing my bike collection as I can't use all 5 nearly enough, and keeping 2 or 3 and getting either new (!) custom frame or an Isen. It's currently built up with the tdf, chater lea cranks, constrictor wheelset, gb brakes and reynolds bar and stem. I can post pictures if anyone is interested.

  • in Frame Builders
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    The R3 would be perfect but doesn't have the option for mudguard mounts(does it?) and I want a bike I can use in the rain if needs be, and I hate getting wet feet.

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    so basically an Isen frame then? I was wondering about that....

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    Question for all you frame builders. I'm thinking about getting a custom steel frame built up as a kind of midlife crisis treat, and having being doing a bit or research into builders etc. My question is, what is going to build a stiffer frame- 853 or 853 oversized tubing, Columbus spirit (oversized?) or something with a stainless rear triangle/forks like Columbus XCR? The frame will mostly be used on roads, with maybe a teeny bit of rough off road type cycle tracks etc, but I like something with a bit of stiffness for when I feel like putting my foot down. (that said I am really only comparing this to my old 531 frame sets built with differing widths of chainstay/seatstay tube etc.)

    Basically, I can really only afford a custom frame if it's not including XCR or other stainless, but maybe able to afford something more of the peg with some stainless rear traiangle or something, at a push....)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I've nought a new 1/8 chain and it's definitely got more flex and is narrower over all, so will readjust the mech and give it a go this weekend. Fingers crossed

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    I've remove it and cleaned it, and tried an alternative and both do the same so it's something in the set up somewhere rather than the parts per say I think, unless it's the chain that is

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    Having fiddled a bit more and ridden up and down a bit, I've come to the conclusion the chain may be part of the issue, as the stickinging/slipping always seems to come in the same place/rhythm-so I wonder if a stiff part is the issue or a chain pin out of line that catches on the cage.. It's a Renolds 1/8th period chain, which I've always found to be quite a beefy chain, so I may try a modern 1/8th to see if that runs better.....

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    I've basically installed, uninstalled and dismantled 2 derailleurs twice. I think I did chain length by the shimano Largest sprocket + 2links if I remember correctly) method, which others seem to say they have used with some success (can't remember where I saw this suggested).

    No video I'm afraid, it shifts and runs fine when there is no significant force on the pedals (ie on a bike stand) but as soon as I'm actually trying to ride it, it sort of skips or bounces as you apply weight/force on the pedals- as I say the tensioning arm gets pulled forward a little like the chain is sticking in the derailleur or something.....creating a skip in the chain. It works fine on the two largest sprockets and runs/pedals smoothly.

    Just cannot figure this mech out!

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