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by resus1uk
15 Oct 2020, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 71
Views: 3116

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

Used them to respray my Higgins trike and tidy up the frame, the shop was open then. Maroon paint finish still going strong.
Later found a mixte frame of theirs, no 848, made for the 1953 CTC York Rally. Resprayed in pearlescent grey.
by resus1uk
14 Oct 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Joy of Crimping; a terminal case...?
Replies: 47
Views: 1384

Re: The Joy of Crimping; a terminal case...?

After years of soldering for radio, model railways and auto electrics, I'm still not good at it. I have had better results with crimping. A good quality crimper is needed. My dynamos are connected with the 2.8 connectors. No failures yet. For the car, big crimps for battery jump leads and charging. ...
by resus1uk
15 Jun 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double brake lever , cable pull
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Double brake lever , cable pull

Going back to two separate levers. Works on the other trike. I can still grip enough to use the right lever.
by resus1uk
15 Jun 2020, 2:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double brake lever , cable pull
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Double brake lever , cable pull

Thanks, going back to two separate levers. There's a spare in the bit box. I can still grip enough with the right hand if the left brake fails. Other more disabled riders do use a double
by resus1uk
15 Jun 2020, 12:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double brake lever , cable pull
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Double brake lever , cable pull

Thanks, the trike has both brakes on the front wheel, nothing on the back, normal for trikes. The double lever also has a parking lock. Rear derailleur is Shimano so should index fine with the downtube shifters. STI's were temperamental on this trike. They are going onto a standard bike. If the pull...
by resus1uk
15 Jun 2020, 11:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double brake lever , cable pull
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Double brake lever , cable pull

Changing upright trike to double lever on the left for one handed operation. OK with cable pull for the vee brakes, but is the cable pull OK for SA hub? Also going back to indexed down tube shifters. Easy to reach on a trike without wobbling, combined brake and shifters not easy to keep adjusted. 8 ...
by resus1uk
31 May 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: spa wharf saddle
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: spa wharf saddle

I have a brown Wharfe on my classic 1953 Bob Jackson mixte. Compares well with my older secondhand Brooks B17 on my Higgins trike. Also have a black Nidd on my Rogers trike. All three are comfortable and wearing well. Depends if your rear is OK with leather saddles, a personal thing. The Wharfe is g...
by resus1uk
16 Mar 2020, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown for over seventies?
Replies: 181
Views: 5124

Re: Cycling during Corona virus pandemic.

I'm an old looking 69 year-old. Can't help looking like a coffin dodger on a trike
by resus1uk
8 Jan 2020, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cable oilers
Replies: 46
Views: 5485

Re: Cable oilers

I've used Middleburn oilers for several years on commuting hack bikes. Good for keeping cables free and displacing water that can freeze up the cables. Moved the oilers onto my trikes. The o rings can deteriorate but I have a pack of the right size. What are you using as lubricant? I've used 3in1 an...
by resus1uk
12 Dec 2019, 8:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perfect cable lube.
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: The perfect cable lube.

Also use red grease on our family's fleet. Like most granddads I have been fettling kids bikes for Christmas. Son in law dropped off a second hand pile of rust destined for a four year old. Cables and head bearings seized. No lubrication from new.(Halfords) New cables lubed with TF2 should last the ...
by resus1uk
24 Sep 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Screaming brakes, help!
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: Screaming brakes, help!

Thanks Brucey, that's on my joblist now
by resus1uk
23 Sep 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Screaming brakes, help!
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: Screaming brakes, help!

SA drum brake, I thought it would take longer to dismantle.
Thanks, Brucey
by resus1uk
23 Sep 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Screaming brakes, help!
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: Screaming brakes, help!

I have a hub brake on a trike that squeels. Not sure what to do. Inclined to leave it alone to warn of my approach
by resus1uk
25 Jun 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Handlebars for arthritic hands
Replies: 17
Views: 1413

Re: Handlebars for arthritic hands

I am using North Road bars one my upright trikes and bike to replace flat bars. Less strain on arthritic hands
by resus1uk
8 Jun 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake spectacular failure
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Hub brake spectacular failure

On a trike I used an ordinary jubilee clip instead of the bulky steel clip. It also failed dramatically as I braked hard to avoid a pedestrian who stepped off without looking. An HGV or bus would have killed him. The vee brake worked . Moral : don't replace tried & tested kit without good reason