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by hoogerbooger
8 Jan 2019, 11:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Nice one Trev. Now your old Galaxy will be your new super Galaxy. I banned myself from buying new bikes 20 years ago in an attempt to help the planet a bit. I can confirm that it's just as much fun refurbishing the bikes that I had and the 2nd hand ones I've subsequently acquired for me or my misssu...
by hoogerbooger
21 Dec 2018, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Cones (again?): Spares and Reconditioning
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: Hub Cones (again?): Spares and Reconditioning

Good Luck (just for info. I previously managed to polish out pitting in a front xt hub & cones just by using grinding paste, a couple of sacrificial sets of ball bearings and a drill with a rawl plug in the chuck. Assemble axle, bearings and cone in the hub, with grinding paste instead of grease...
by hoogerbooger
19 Dec 2018, 11:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front mech - not reaching outer chainring
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: front mech - not reaching outer chainring

chainline to seat tube = 46.5mm ( my best estimate by eye) with the 2 mm spacer in. I swapped the granny chainrings & removed the spacer . Also wedge the mech out a bit and removed the slack, on the presumption the sti's indexes would then push it out further .......but not as helpful as I thoug...
by hoogerbooger
19 Dec 2018, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front mech - not reaching outer chainring
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: front mech - not reaching outer chainring

How does the chainline measure from the seat tube? how do I measure this ? centre of middle chainring to centre of seat tube ? I'll do that as best I can with a steel rule for my report back...( if this is wrong ..say how?) ( not sure I have a long enough suitable edge to do the chain line ....will...
by hoogerbooger
19 Dec 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front mech - not reaching outer chainring
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: front mech - not reaching outer chainring

Many thanks all. I took photos but they're pants so I'll have to do again after I've tinkered a bit more tonight: The inner 28T chainring is on the right way round (which is either way - as it is not an original and doesn't have recesses for the bolt head). The Chainset came with the Revell with 28T...
by hoogerbooger
18 Dec 2018, 11:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front mech - not reaching outer chainring
Replies: 11
Views: 402

front mech - not reaching outer chainring

Background - should it be relevant I'm transferring over parts from a 1983 Revell mixte road bike (that had a bent frame) to a late 70's Bob Jackson mixte frame. The Revell had a seemingly original Stronglite triple chainset. It was running with a 7 speed freewheel ( so rear stays must have been sp...
by hoogerbooger
11 Oct 2018, 11:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides "tour". Train to Oban or car?
Replies: 37
Views: 1599

Re: Outer Hebrides "tour". Train to Oban or car?

Coming back via Fort Willaim seems like a way to ruin a good trip. The scenery just can't match the wild wild west. Oban - castle Bay - Harris -Skye Mallaig using the train is as good as touring gets in my view ( if you're lucky with the weather). The hassle of booking bikes on trains and all the pl...
by hoogerbooger
11 Oct 2018, 10:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hanoi - bike/box logistics
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Hanoi - bike/box logistics

Am thinking of going to northern Vietnam next spring. Looks like a cardboard bike box is needed for the airline and that I'll need to store it (as I read somewhere you can't just pick them up from bike shops). Anyone been there and know if it should be easy to store unfolded boxes in Hanoi & log...
by hoogerbooger
11 Oct 2018, 10:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: highest navigable route in Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 1013

Re: highest navigable route in Europe

second shout for the Pico Veleta as the highest European road/jeep track pass ...BUT do it from the south. Makes Nice short break. 1st time I went to do it it snowed (drat !) 2nd attempt it didn't. I flew to Malaga and got a bus along the coast and cycled from there to capeilera. Festivals and tapas...
by hoogerbooger
29 Aug 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixte frame long drop brake caliper options ? Down pull ?
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: mixte frame long drop brake caliper options ? Down pull ?

cheers. V helpful. Sounds like it'll be Brompton at the back back & probably Tektro R559 at front, as will be using with some 7 speed STI's levers , which the missus prefers.
by hoogerbooger
28 Aug 2018, 11:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixte frame long drop brake caliper options ? Down pull ?
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: mixte frame long drop brake caliper options ? Down pull ?

Just been staring at these on my my Brompton and not sure how to convert to up-pull for the front. Seems to be a bare un-threaded cable-stop on the lower arm. Frame looks like it used to have centre pulls. Looks like a MAFAC hanger on the headset. I had a look at CPs yesterday but am not sure how th...
by hoogerbooger
28 Aug 2018, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mixte frame long drop brake caliper options ? Down pull ?
Replies: 4
Views: 224

mixte frame long drop brake caliper options ? Down pull ?

The 1977 mixte frame I'm fitting out needs circa 70mm drop for the brakes & I have no long drops in my spares collection. I'm thinking I might as well go for modern dual pivot for better braking. So far googling I've not seen any that can work as down pull. The frame has the extra brake boss so ...
by hoogerbooger
25 Aug 2018, 11:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3

shame you don't do youtube videos ! I'd watch that one. But sounds like I'd still have problems trying to replicate.

Seems bonkers, as it's a known problem, that SA haven't addressed it . I'd happily pay £5 more for a level that is not going to kill the hub.
by hoogerbooger
25 Aug 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3

What modification is needed to the SA thumbshifter SL-S50 ?

Is there a link I can follow up ? or is this a Brucey special mod ? If so is it something you can outline ?
by hoogerbooger
23 Aug 2018, 6:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Solar panel for touring
Replies: 17
Views: 755

Re: Solar panel for touring

Hey Scunnered How did you get a 5W panel to charge the Cache battery ? I'm curious as I'd not thought there was a sensible hiking weight solution. I had a 6W 12V panel and having tried all sorts of converters couldn't charge any lithium cache batteries I tried even in very bright conditions. I Could...