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 Post subject: My mystery road bike..
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:24 pm 
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...shown here:-

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The mystery is that I bought this off eBay as a 'Romester' and even though it had bad decals on it, I've been unable to find anything else like it, hence the Spesh decals.

I know it's 7005 alloy and TBH, it weighs about the same as a motorbike. Groupset is Campag Mirage/Veloce, wheels Fulcrum Racing & with Bonny Race-X-Lite tyres, Stronglight 48/34 chainset, ITM Millenium bars, stem and forks and a nice Rolls San Marco saddle.

The clever part is that I actually managed to get a 9-speed Shimano cassette onto an 8-speed freehub with Campag spacers. Took some work but the reward is a nice 13-14-15-16-17-20-23-26-30 that gives a bottom gear of 31 inches - yay for the easy ride up hills!


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 Post subject: 9 speed onto 8 speed
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:23 pm 
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easy way to convert 8 speed campag to nine speed.
use 8 speed cassette
get extra sprocket and adapter from Marichasio
use 10 speed spacers between sprockets
get the top sprocket width turned down to same as 10 speed spacer.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:13 pm 
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My way was slightly harder to do. It involved cutting away and riveting the biggest sprocket to the outside of one cut down as a spacer. Looks like this:-

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Allows the extra space to put the extra sprocket behind the freehub.

Bloody hard work drilling this stuff!! :roll:


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