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The Pub / Re: what I have learned today.
« Last post by David Martin on Today at 12:04:50 am »
The grip on my tyres isn't as good as I thought it should be and then was better than I was expecting. (lowsiding, catch it and highside)
Sharp hairpin turn here, downhill and I should have known better than to trust the tyres.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NutKk-nzfH8

Fortunately nothing serious - not a mark on the jacket but a small bruise on the upper arm/elbow.
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IMHO the best 9s RD (on sale currently) for a touring cassette terminating in 34 or 36 T is

RD-M772-SGS.



This is one that is not amenable to a hubbub-style cable mount. It also does not have a barrel adjuster, so you would need one of those inline or on a lever boss or something.

This RD will also work with 7s, 8s, 10s (road) shifters (apart from ST-4700)  on systems with the appropriate number of sprockets.

[edit BTW the standard cable mount on other (non shadow) 9s mechs such as M750, M751, M771 etc uses the same clamping plate as depicted in the earlier post but turned CW 90 degrees. The effect is to move the cable mount point a little closer to the pinch bolt, and the mech moves a little further per click. ]

cheers
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BTW rear hub is a Hope RS4 (http://www.hopetech.com/product/rs4-road-rear-hub/ ), which I think means only Shimano for the cassette, if that changes anything... BB is a Hope Hollowtech II-compatible one.
It is possible to replace the freehub for a Campag compatible version, though probably not cheap. https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Hope-RS4-2-Pawl-Freehub-Assembly_118415.htm
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Arts and Entertainment / Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Last post by Jaded on Yesterday at 11:45:37 pm »
We are on Collateral. Episode 2 tonight. Shame we can’t binge watch, it’s rather good.
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On The Road / Re: Matt LeBlanc is an arse
« Last post by Ben T on Yesterday at 11:40:41 pm »
10 whole seconds? That's very generous, unless you inadvertantly missed out the "milli".

There's a junction on my commute where the left arrow traffic light for the left turn only lane not only comes on with no amber but is on a whole separate post to the main lights. The usual time from it going green to the person at the front ( who statistically has about a 75% chance of having  failed to set off) being beeped is usually about 0.7 seconds.

 I don't do this, but I've witnessed people 3rd or 4 the back in the queue beep even when the person at the front has set off promptly, just as a precaution.
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Rides and Touring / Re: Spring Tan Hill Overnighter - 23rd Feb
« Last post by Karla on Yesterday at 11:40:04 pm »
I'm only 35 miles away, so I really have no excuse not to. Should probably book a room, but probably no rush.

If you call yourself me you'll get a tenner off the room.  Just remember to use my real name though: I didn't book it in the name of Karla Bunbury.
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Audax / Re: Anyone else doing Braziers Run next weekend?
« Last post by wilkyboy on Yesterday at 11:40:00 pm »
Hello All, thanks to a number of fellow cyclists who lent me their pumps. After going smoothly through the first loop, and enjoying lovely refreshments I punctured initially at about 60km. The gromet in my pump had perished, i borrowed a pump got going only to puncture again. It wasn't user incompetence , honestly. Borrowed another pump then went back to the Ut. Seemed daft to continue with no pump. Total distance was 79 km. So ok. The spirit of helpfulness really was appreciated. Thanks to the organizer and his helper. Next stop Horsepower 200 with 2 pumps. Was it wilkyboy I spoke to at the end?

Not me, I wasn't out yesterday.  (I would've lent you my pump, though, had I been  ;) )
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Alivio M4000 surely?

You could always do Shimergo properly and go down to 8 speed with a new pair of Campag 10s shifters.  Not that I'm saying it's the best route, but it would at least give you gears that worked together, unlike your current setup!
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OT Gallery / Re: Reader's Instruments
« Last post by nicknack on Yesterday at 11:32:49 pm »
Yamaha 280.  Started learning the sax 2 years ago. Grade 1 this summer!  (Well, I'm "over 60" and have not picked up an instrument for 50 years, so what do you expect?)

https://flic.kr/p/GneG4d
:thumbsup:
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Audax / Re: Anyone else doing Braziers Run next weekend?
« Last post by Andy W on Yesterday at 11:29:56 pm »
Hello All, thanks to a number of fellow cyclists who lent me their pumps. After going smoothly through the first loop, and enjoying lovely refreshments I punctured initially at about 60km. The gromet in my pump had perished, i borrowed a pump got going only to puncture again. It wasn't user incompetence , honestly. Borrowed another pump then went back to the Ut. Seemed daft to continue with no pump. Total distance was 79 km. So ok. The spirit of helpfulness really was appreciated. Thanks to the organizer and his helper. Next stop Horsepower 200 with 2 pumps. Was it wilkyboy I spoke to at the end?
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