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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:19 am 
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As this bike is by Mike Kowal, could you tell me please how the gear cable guide is attached to the bottom bracket shell? Mine is held only by the cable tension and I'm wondering if that is why it is shifting like a dog.

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depends on he bracket shell used,probably a plastic guide held on with a 4mm cap head tapped into the brkt shell or a push fit clip


Andy, there is no hole through the guide and the BB shell is unmarked. I am wondering if some sort of glue was used and this has now worn off?


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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
AndyPA wrote:
Iwasgoodonce wrote:
As this bike is by Mike Kowal, could you tell me please how the gear cable guide is attached to the bottom bracket shell? Mine is held only by the cable tension and I'm wondering if that is why it is shifting like a dog.

Thanks.

depends on he bracket shell used,probably a plastic guide held on with a 4mm cap head tapped into the brkt shell or a push fit clip


Andy, there is no hole through the guide and the BB shell is unmarked. I am wondering if some sort of glue was used and this has now worn off?

Post a picture of it underneath and i can advise,i doubt it was glued on :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:06 am 
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Nice. I've got my eyes on a Ribble 653 frame online, $80!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:31 pm 
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very nicebike. I remember them fine.

I'm curious about the Mavic hubs. Did they come pre-slotted, or was that a modification. I remember folk slotting hubs for bladed spokes.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:52 pm 
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I think it looks good with the Flite. I find it a very comfortable saddle, personally.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:18 pm 
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mavesyn wrote:
Andy PA, tell us more.
Autostrada, Mike Kowall, yes?. Where were you based.
We are having a little discussion, on a Harry Hall CX bike, and possible Mike Kowall connections with Harry Hall frames.
Mike.


Seeing it come 'live' again I've just revisited this thread and remembered since that it was Roger Kowalski that built for HH - not Mike :oops:

My memory's not what it used to be - I think :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:58 pm 
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Just caught up with this thread, and to tidy up some loose ends:

the bb shell looks like a nice cast number; is slotted and has raised 'grooves' to guide the cabling.

however, the hubs aren't slotted: the spokes start round section near the hub then go bladed - is this what you meant Ally or have I missed the point?

@ Jonny - the flite is super comfy and will stay (still a bit grumpy about this as I've always eschewed them for mountain bikes and now have no excuse for splashing out on a brooks...)


Anyway, after reading Tim Krabbe's the Rider I got all enthusiastic and took it round the block at the weekend: managed 15 miles in under an hour (for me, that's lightspeed). Truly a sweet eager bike.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:32 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
mavesyn wrote:
Andy PA, tell us more.
Autostrada, Mike Kowall, yes?. Where were you based.
We are having a little discussion, on a Harry Hall CX bike, and possible Mike Kowall connections with Harry Hall frames.
Mike.


Seeing it come 'live' again I've just revisited this thread and remembered since that it was Roger Kowalski that built for HH - not Mike :oops:

My memory's not what it used to be - I think :wink:

Ned, Mike Kowals full surname is kowalski and we did build for HH
all top secret though :)


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Who is this then with HH? I'm sure that's Harry at the back filing a BB.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:36 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
Who is this then with HH? I'm sure that's Harry at the back filing a BB.

didnt do all of them ,just certain stock frames,they built the specials downstairs


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