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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:25 pm 
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My recommendation would be to replace the drive train entirely: cassette, chain rings and chain. Whilst tricky to find most of the Veloce stuff can be sourced. Chain wise a new 8 speed will be fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:12 pm 
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Great thread, kudos on the effort you went to to source and build this.
I picked up my 98 Kapu around 6 years ago and am unlikely to part with it. Indeed, with each passing year I get more & more compliments from cycling passers-by whom appreciate the 'neo-retro' looks. I guess with the saturation of carbon in road cycling in recent years, the sorted steel frames are now taking on a real aesthetic appeal.

Ride just great don't they.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:39 pm 
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for anyone who cares, I have 3d printed g-spring carriers (the notoriously snappy ones) done in steel. I've been riding them for a year now and no issues whatsoever.
https://www.shapeways.com/product/E9URM ... arketplace


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:32 am 
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KeepItSteel wrote:
Ride just great don't they.


They do. The only thing that keeps me back using it more are the ratios. It's a knee and chain breaker on anything steeper than 12% which rules out much of the downs. It does need some alignment TLC which is next years project; the rear has a notable wobble when you put the power down.

That all said, I still hanker for the 1997 model...

canx2k wrote:
for anyone who cares, I have 3d printed g-spring carriers (the notoriously snappy ones) done in steel. I've been riding them for a year now and no issues whatsoever.
https://www.shapeways.com/product/E9URM ... arketplace


Nice! But there's no way I'm going near that funkin' hub again :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:11 pm 
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That was a really great thread, a very entertaining read, hat suitably doffed on your perseverance and it must make you smile every time you ride it.

But the main thing I learned from this thread is what those strange looking springy coat hangery things in Camapg bags are that I'm sure I've still got in a bits box somewhere. I'm sure they pre date cassettes and must have originally been for putting together old screw on freewheels because I'm sure I've had them since the late 80's at least. I'll be looking through every box in the garage now trying to find the bloody things and more annoyingly I'm not sure I'm happy to know I had the proper tool all along when I'd been putting these things back together. If I can find the little springy blighters I'm going to take a back wheel apart and put it back together just because I can now.

Any way great work and keep on enjoying your bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:05 pm 
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Hub? I'm talking about the g-spring carrier found in the shifters - the cheap potted metal Crap ones that snap and they make your bike ghost shift to a harder gear and are (of course) out of production and can't be found anywhere and if you do, last like a monthbefore they snap.
These guys
http://www.cyclecycle.info/sites/defaul ... G_7217.jpg


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:33 pm 
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I was talking about the freehub pawl tool from page 4


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:55 pm 
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allenh wrote:
I was talking about the freehub pawl tool from page 4


As was I lol

Looks like I got my crappy Italian durability issues mixed up.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:11 pm 
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Knew I had some. Why I need this many I don't know but I suppose it proves the merit of not throwing stuff away if you don't know what it is.


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