Recent content by alig



  1. alig

    Umbrella Holder for Bicycles?

    I found this umbrella holder gadget for bicycles https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.26292 has anyone used these
  2. alig

    Upgrading a cassette with spares

    I'm currerntly using a HG50 12-25 (9 speed) Rather than pay 80-100$ for a new cassette (I'd like a 11-25), I'd like to purchase the 11T cog and lockring instead My question is, can I use a 11T CS-6500 9 speed cassette cog, with a dura-ace 7700 11T lockring on a HG50 cassette?
  3. alig

    Replacing a cassette sprocket

    I'm not a high cadence rider Still not sure if going from 12 to 11T is worth the hassle but thanks for the help, its nice to learn to service/upgrade your own bike
  4. alig

    Replacing a cassette sprocket

    That's weird, I spend 99% of my time in 12T I've found that jensonusa "sells" (no stock) 11T ultegra cogs and lockrings My question is are these cogs and lockrings intercompatible (eg. ultegra lockring on HG-50 cassette and vice versa) My second question is are all newer shimano freehubs...
  5. alig

    Replacing a cassette sprocket

    sounds like a massive pain will probably just buy a new cassette
  6. alig

    Replacing a cassette sprocket

    I have a Shimano HG-50 9 speed 12-25 cassette Rather than buy a new cassette, I'd like to know if I can remove the 25T sprocket and replace it with an 11T sprocket to make a 11-23 If so, can anyone recommend a website here in Australia where I can buy cassette spares.
  7. alig

    From V-brakes to 105 road brakes on a flat bar

    Okay I see Here's a crazy Q Do the bolts need to be paired up with the correct crank arm? ie. is there a L and a R crank bolt?
  8. alig

    From V-brakes to 105 road brakes on a flat bar

    Peter Yes they're attached to 2 bosses on either side I've also applied plenty of grease to the spindle I don't know what you mean by the "aluminum extractor cap", is that the crank bolt that screws into the BB Alfeng, you're right, I measured the reach and its about 70
  9. alig

    From V-brakes to 105 road brakes on a flat bar

    Thanks for the reply I am using a Shimano 105 Octalink FC-5502 Along with the matching (109.5) BB-5500
  10. alig

    From V-brakes to 105 road brakes on a flat bar

    Hi all Can I swap mini-v brakes on a flat bar (CRX3) with 105 (BR-5501 "9" speed) brakeset? 2nd Q is, is there anyway to know how much to tighten a crankset without using a torque wrench (eg. tighten until you can't go any further in one motion) Looking down when seated, I can see the top of...
  11. alig

    SL-R440 Shifter as a double?

    I paid $40AUD for a brand new 105 double Show me a link for a Ultegra which is marginally more and I will buy a few (and sell them here for a nice profit). By getting a few links back, I meant that if I go from a 50 to 53T, then obviously I can't shift up into the larger cogs (or largest) on...
  12. alig

    SL-R440 Shifter as a double?

    The reason for swapping cranksets is because I'm looking to upgrade to a 53T I just bought a 105 double (5502) Once I sort out the chain line issue by getting the right BB length, will I then be able to switch from a long cage (sora) to a short cage 105? This way I can get a few links back in...
  13. alig

    SL-R440 Shifter as a double?

    Okay so what would be the steps involved prior to fitting the double crankset? (I'm planning on keeping the same octalink BB and fitting a 105 53/39 octalink :confused: I can't get around what happens to the extra shift, do I need to open the unit and tweak it to operate as a double (ie...
  14. alig

    SL-R440 Shifter as a double?

    Hi All Here's my setup Shifters - Shimano SL-R440 (3x9) Front Derailleur - SL-R443 Crankset - Sora Triple (50-x-y) BB - Octalink Looking on the shimano website, its states that the SL-R440 Shifter does double front shifting as well...
  15. alig

    Crankset upgrade on Giant CRX 3 (08)

    Hi all Currently I have a CRX 3 (2008) with a Sora Triple FC-R453 50-39-30T Octalink. It is a 9 speed. Can I swap the bottom bracket and crankset to a FC-5603 Hollowtech II Triple (even though it is a 10 speed? If so can I also then change the 50T to a 52T chain ring at a later stage?