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by Ugly
1 May 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

I used black mastic to repair a pair of work boots, still good and solid six months later
by Ugly
24 Apr 2019, 11:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rinko - Japanese Bike Folding and Transportation
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: Rinko - Japanese Bike Folding and Transportation

What do you expect from the culture that invented origami?
by Ugly
23 Mar 2019, 11:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gluing" bottom brackets.
Replies: 11
Views: 1768

Re: "Gluing" bottom brackets.

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Why glue when you can weld? This is the bottom bracket and adjustable cup of a c1935 Royal Enfield I am restoring. It is now fitted with a T D Cross oversize cup.
by Ugly
16 Mar 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: oops! (hub failure)
Replies: 23
Views: 3691

Re: oops! (hub failure)

yes it is, good spotting
by Ugly
15 Mar 2019, 10:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: oops! (hub failure)
Replies: 23
Views: 3691

oops! (hub failure)

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This happened in my brothers frost proof garage, the hub is from Campag wheel unused for a few years. Looks like a job for both duct tape and superglue
by Ugly
6 Mar 2019, 11:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton equivalent
Replies: 22
Views: 4668

Re: Brompton equivalent

I had a Brompton for about five years, and very good it was too, spares were readily available and when I came to sell it it went for a price not too far from what I paid for it. In my opinion these are another two very good reasons to invest in a Brompton.
by Ugly
2 Mar 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is the best place to buy bike tools?
Replies: 40
Views: 3903

Re: Where is the best place to buy bike tools?

WeblineUK everything you need and plenty you didn't know you wanted, plus helpful advice
by Ugly
27 Jan 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic brakes with one functioning hand
Replies: 40
Views: 3029

Re: Hydraulic brakes with one functioning hand

Brucey
That was my Sumbeam, a number of other makers offered that type of rear brake James being one. Very efficient but it means you can't wheel the bike backwards!
by Ugly
27 Jan 2019, 2:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic brakes with one functioning hand
Replies: 40
Views: 3029

Re: Hydraulic brakes with one functioning hand

I used to ride with a chap, Peter who had a badly deformed hand he had a foot lever to operate the rear brake. This was custom made by a competent engineer and attached to the frame by a brazed on boss, it comprised a lever mounted to the left chain stay that the riders foot cleared in his normal pe...
by Ugly
24 Jan 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SA driver holder
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: SA driver holder

Thanks for your prompt reply, as you might have guessed it's to remove the sprocket on a K hub. I'm sure I can fabricate something suitable.
by Ugly
24 Jan 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SA driver holder
Replies: 2
Views: 749

SA driver holder

Has anyone got the Sturmey Archer tool that holds the driver in a vice to remove the threaded sprockets used on the older hubs? If you have one could you do a drawing of it or givve me accurate dimensions so that I can make one. I would buy one if available
by Ugly
6 Dec 2018, 4:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thoughts on this bike as a turbo hack?
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Thoughts on this bike as a turbo hack?

I had one and it was one of the best handling bikes I have had. Only sold it when I bought a Biachi Infinito.
by Ugly
3 Dec 2018, 9:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How difficult to rebuild sturdy archer hub
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: How difficult to rebuild sturdy archer hub

I bought a AW hub for a fiver at a jumble just to find out how they work, now I have some knowledge and a source of (worn out) parts.
by Ugly
1 Nov 2018, 9:04am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Club Names, Z - A
Replies: 41
Views: 11482

Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

A few more:

Nutwood C C - from Bristol area, Was a mister R. Bear a member?

C C Top - and you didn't have to have a beard to be a member.

Cycle Club Crystal Palace - their racing kit was all red with yellow CCCP front and back, the same as the USSR jerseys.
by Ugly
31 Oct 2018, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton Mini for distance riding, Advice Required.
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Moulton Mini for distance riding, Advice Required.

Speaking to Tony Hadland on a VCC ride he said that the Automatic and the Continental were built using up bits and bobs. Mine seem to be the reinforced version. Many years ago I bent a Moulton swinging arm. Riding back from the pub with my traditional built partner sitting on the carrier carrying th...