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by Ugly
11 Feb 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Toggle chain for Sachs Three Speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Toggle chain for Sachs Three Speed

the toggle chain on my Sturmey AM hub was broken when I bought the bike, a 1954 Sun Mist, it had been rejoined with a small split pin. It still has the same repair.
by Ugly
27 Jan 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic brakes with one functioning hand
Replies: 40
Views: 2990

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: 2990

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: 737

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: 737

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
21 Jan 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Singlespeed cassette spacer kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: Singlespeed cassette spacer kit

Try velosolo they have spacer kits but only 3/32 sprockets
by Ugly
6 Dec 2018, 4:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thoughts on this bike as a turbo hack?
Replies: 3
Views: 287

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: 579

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: 5095

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: 673

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...
by Ugly
31 Oct 2018, 10:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton Mini for distance riding, Advice Required.
Replies: 15
Views: 673

Re: Moulton Mini for distance riding, Advice Required.

WP_20160704_12_53_39_Pro.jpg WP_20161110_13_23_53_Pro.jpg This is my 1965 Moulton Automatic, I paid #25 at the Benson Rally. The renovation comprised Powder coat, new alloy rims, tyres & tubes, Bottom Bracket, chain and sprocket, SPD pedals, long seat post and saddle, brake blocks and cable. Tr...
by Ugly
24 Oct 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sun Glasses - optical inserts
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Sun Glasses - optical inserts

I have tried optical inserts and didn't get on with them. OK in daylight, in the dry, but in the dark and wet, I found lots of refraction between the raindrops and two layers of glass/plastic, worse in traffic.
by Ugly
22 Oct 2018, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?

The article in question is in the VCC library. The library is open to all with certain restrictions, search for pumps and you will find it. The file is a locked PDF and I can't copy it.
by Ugly
2 Oct 2018, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental brakes - Wrong way round
Replies: 114
Views: 2977

Re: Continental brakes - Wrong way round

Anybody know when it became standard British practice to have front brake on the right? My 1918 Royal Enfield has a left hand front right habd left. My 1924 Sunbeam front brake right back brake back pedal NOT a coaster hub but linkage from the bottom bracket. However a 1932 Golden Sunbeam I had had ...
by Ugly
9 Sep 2018, 10:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single speed slipping - chain tensioner?
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: Single speed slipping - chain tensioner?

You need to remove a few links from the chain. You will need a chain tool to do this or a bike shop would do the job.