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by hoogerbooger
21 Mar 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing stuck chainring bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Removing stuck chainring bolts

I had a similar problem. Eventually worked with allen key and the small special spannery-thing via a combination of: - spraying loads of wd 40 - lots of tapping of allen key in bolt with small hammer - heat using a a jet cigarette lighter to focus the heat on the bolt - putting the whole chainset in...
by hoogerbooger
19 Mar 2019, 11:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags

Thanks for the various reports. I will make sure I have a copy of the web site bike carriage details with me.
by hoogerbooger
19 Mar 2019, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike security - what do you use? Locks?
Replies: 18
Views: 963

Re: Bike security - what do you use? Locks?

RE: leather saddle & rain ..spare plastic bag is what I use.... Just tuck into rails....one less for the shopping though! I'm too far from the shops, but understand the concern on keeping the bike safe in town . ( touring/leisure cycling we rarely leave them for long un-watched, so our locks are...
by hoogerbooger
19 Mar 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?
Replies: 104
Views: 5773

Re: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?

My school of touring (all) cycling is based on what I thought was a well established fact that bike maintenance leads to/creates your Karma. (My position in a future life will depend on how many bikes I have fixed). I have difficulty understanding why many cyclists don't maintain their own bike ( li...
by hoogerbooger
19 Mar 2019, 11:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?
Replies: 104
Views: 5773

Re: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?

Personally I think the Luddite suffered from bad press. I've been searching, but can find no mention of what brake type they preferred.
by hoogerbooger
17 Mar 2019, 10:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?
Replies: 104
Views: 5773

Re: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?

Some of the discs I've looked at recently or fixed for friends had pretty thin looking easy to bend/already bent rotors that I doubt would be much fun touring. Would seem vulnerable to stowing/transport on planes, trains, buses, etc. (Mind you I like my old Hope's on my MTB. On rim thickness/rim wea...
by hoogerbooger
7 Mar 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags

80cm scanner would mean we'd both need to remove front wheels (& my front rack to avoid shredding the bike bag). But better than both wheels off. ( is making box out, bag back seem a safer option) Do the bikes have to go through scanners at all airports now .....or just some? More importantly ha...
by hoogerbooger
6 Mar 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags

Do Easyjet accept bikes with both wheels on in CTC poly bike bags ? Any one been refused ? (Am thinking of flying Bristol to Toulouse to get to central Pyranees) On their website RE bikes they just say: Bicycles are permitted for carriage provided that specific criteria is met: - The bicycle must be...
by hoogerbooger
8 Jan 2019, 11:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1096

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: 662

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: 433

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: 433

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: 433

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: 433

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...