Posts Tagged: SRAM

Feeling the Force

I just acquired and fitted an SRAM Force 22 front mech to replace the Rival 10-speed mech I have had since buying the bike. It works well with my existing 10-speed Rival shifter, crankset, chainrings and 10-speed Dura-Ace chain. The difference in shifting is night-and-day.

Mountain bike build

As I wrote earlier, I am building a new mountain bike. It’ll be a 1×10 speed 29er in black and silver. I’ll be doing most of the assembly myself again; as last time I got the professionals to unite frame, headset and fork. This time I will build the wheels myself: the best road wheels I… Read more »

Art Bike

We dismantled my old bike, stripped the original decals and paint from the frame and forks and coated it with primer. My wife then spent weeks putting on an awesome paint job. Finally we coated that with automotive clear coat and started to rebuild it. Here is what it looks like right now:

Future Bike

My next bike is being made for me in Stoke on Trent from Reynolds 853 steel tubing by Rourke Cycles. I intend it to be my forever bike. I wanted a steel frame for two reasons: the legendary ride quality and because it can be made-to-measure whereas carbon can’t.

New(ish) Wheels

I bought a secondhand set of lightly used Campagnolo Zonda wheels from eBay for about £220: a little less than half of the best price I could find for a new set at the time and a very good deal as they came with tubes, tyres and a cassette. Unfortunately the freewheel was Campagnolo-splined and… Read more »

All done

Those of you who are now bored of reading about my bike-rebuilding antics will be pleased to know that it’s finally all done.

Stage 2: Just one more bit

As I wrote earlier, I am in the process of replacing quite a lot of the components of my road bike.

Phase 1 is complete

As I wrote recently, I am strategically replacing parts of my bicycle to address the parts which I currently find tiresome.

New US rules for reviewing stuff in blogs

I just found this blog post which reports that the Federal Trade Commission have issued some new advertising guidelines. The net of it is that if you post a favourable review on a blog when you have been paid to do so (or given free stuff instead), you must disclose that rather salient fact in… Read more »

My road-bike renewal scheme

Following up on my last post here, I am investigating how to improve my road bike. As I said there, it will involve a new wider-range cassette and a compact chainset. However I am also going to take the opportunity to fix a couple of other annoyances.