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by Ugly
26 Dec 2020, 12:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbide lamps
Replies: 24
Views: 832

Re: Carbide lamps

I have never seen a carbide rear light, but many front lights had a nozzle to which you attached a rubber hose to supply gas to to a rear lamp.
by Ugly
25 Dec 2020, 11:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Booze cruises
Replies: 31
Views: 1683

Re: Booze cruises

Many years ago, the early 80s, I did the ultimate booze cruise. Leaving our local in sw London, coach to Newcastle ferry to Norway, not aloud to land and then return. Nice cabin, free food and entertainment, duty free booze and a casino. Great fun after a hard racing season.
by Ugly
13 Dec 2020, 4:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jumping on a wheel...... musings....
Replies: 43
Views: 2647

Re: Jumping on a wheel...... musings....

A regular clearing of the nasal passages, cyclist style, usually deters wheelsuckers, failing that a slight slowing and a quick flick left or right does the trick, but then I can be a very nasty person.
by Ugly
1 Dec 2020, 11:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simplex gear hanger thread.
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Simplex gear hanger thread.

Try asking on Tonton Velo Forum, the French veteran cycle site, I use Google Translate and they seem to understand me!
by Ugly
30 Nov 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Shimano ultegra decals
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Small Shimano ultegra decals

Contact H LLoyds Cycles they list Shimano 600 decals and may well make others if you can supply a reasonably good reference
by Ugly
26 Nov 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage continental bike info sought : "Torpedo 36" on hub
Replies: 22
Views: 700

Re: Vintage continental bike info sought : "Torpedo 36" on hub

Date codes for F&S hubs here, see note at T for location The letters "I" and "Q" were not used, skipped due to similarity to "J" and "O". In 1982, the list was restarted with "A". A = 1958 B = 1959 C = 1960 D = 1961 E = 1962 F = 1963 G = 1964 H =...
by Ugly
16 Nov 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seatpost Blues redux
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Stuck seatpost Blues redux

My fixed bike, my go to this time of year, has a stuck seat pin and its been like it for 10 years or so, no problem. The frame has been recoated with the pin masked, the shot blasting gave in a rather nice matt finish.
by Ugly
12 Nov 2020, 11:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Getting rubber bar grips to stick?
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Getting rubber bar grips to stick?

I use hairspray to do the job, takes a while to dry but acts as a lubricant to slide the grips on, mind you have to do it when the wife is out and return the can to the confusion that is her dressing table!
by Ugly
11 Nov 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?
Replies: 31
Views: 798

Re: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Two stolen, one recovered by the police, mostly intact and un damaged. The other was stolen from my workplace in Soho, I was walking to the station and there it was outside a shop. By the time I crossed the road the thief, or receiver, came out of the shop and was somewhat shaken when when 12 1/2 st...
by Ugly
7 Nov 2020, 12:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: early LED light
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: early LED light

I think so, I can remember him using it, none of our crowd was impressed enough to rush out and buy one, I rather expect we thought it was too expensive. It gives quite a good light but only from behind, even at a 15 degree deflection the light is poor.
by Ugly
6 Nov 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: early LED light
Replies: 2
Views: 400

early LED light

I am clearing out and disposing of my late friend's cycling stuff, (see ad on this forum) and found this LED light. I can remember Dave using this. Made by Basta of Denmark, it is turned on by touching the two small prongs on the top with a conductor. Not long after this appeared various LED rear li...
by Ugly
25 Oct 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Five speed freewheels; then and now.
Replies: 48
Views: 2028

Re: Five speed freewheels; then and now.

That's the Guy, I rather suspect that when new they cost the equivalent of £55 or more. I know that despite thinking it was a good idea that when I saw the price decided to stick with Regina.
by Ugly
25 Oct 2020, 9:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Five speed freewheels; then and now.
Replies: 48
Views: 2028

Re: Five speed freewheels; then and now.

Back in the sixties a club mate used a Moyne, or something like that, freewheel. This had a clip that you inserted between two of the sprockets which locked the freewheel then a chain whip could remove the top cog and the rest being splined were easily removable. Terry would do this after a time tri...
by Ugly
20 Oct 2020, 5:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re-chroming
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Re-chroming

Ak Moto
17, The St, The Old Vicarage
RG8 0JS South Stoke
Oxfordshire England
07902 797571
www.polishingakmoto.com

Not used them myself but good reports from others, and prices seemed competitive.
by Ugly
15 Oct 2020, 6:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry
Replies: 180
Views: 6041

Re: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Shimano 10mm pitch chain fiasco