Just Squeeze It A Little Bit

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Just Squeeze It A Little Bit

Postby MountGower » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:04 pm

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by BNA » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:13 pm

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Postby europa » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:13 pm

Therein lies the beauty of friction shifting.

Regarding the rear forks - they rabbit on about getting those rear drop outs parallel, but when you look at how sloppy most production bikes are, and what they are squeezing against, does it really matter? Probably does, but I reckon there's a good case for using the production tolerances and subsequent wear to your advantage - a case of 'if you can make it work, go for it'. You wouldn't set out to build a quality bike that way, but you're not building from scratch are you.

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Postby MountGower » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:54 pm

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Postby europa » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:08 pm

Then again, I look at your signature and wonder ...

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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:59 pm

Thanks for the info MG, should help with the Tamari rebuild...

Toolong? used his homemade headset press in reverse to respace the rear end in The Shed, "MacGyver tool no 2"

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Postby Birdman » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:25 pm

With the friction shifters??? I have a smallish question.

My build is a 12 speed so the friction shifter i am using is an ofmega 6spd. Do Friction shifters have set gear ratios or what? Would i need to get a new shifter if i wanted to go to a 9 or 10 speed???

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Postby europa » Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:25 pm

Friction shifters are clickless - they rely on you to put them in the right position. Actually, good shifting involves over shifting a little then backing off. This means that provided they've got enough range of movement (and they usually have HEAPS), you can make them work over a much wider width of cassette than the original 5 or 6. Mind you, they can wind up in some funny angles.

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