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by Ugly
15 Oct 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap 10 speed Campag Spare Wheel for Turbo Trainer
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Cheap 10 speed Campag Spare Wheel for Turbo Trainer

If you are anywhere near S Oxfordshire there is one in my workshop, no cassette or QR and with a replaced spoke. you are welcome to it , pick up only. If interested reply on the forum not pm.
by Ugly
8 Sep 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing
Replies: 20
Views: 1064

Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

eaten by pandas?
by Ugly
2 Sep 2019, 9:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Part For Kingston Fold Up Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Part For Kingston Fold Up Bike

Sounds you have a solution, but show pictures and see if someone has a better neater idea. I rather doubt if there are any spares out there.
by Ugly
27 Aug 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't road cyclists say hello anymore?
Replies: 73
Views: 2514

Re: Why don't road cyclists say hello anymore?

Out today in almost too sunny S Oxfordshire, 1968 Holdsworth Sturmey 4 speed wearing polo shirt and slightly baggy shorts and waves or words from the vast majority of rides, no more or less than when I'm on the Bianchi and wearing lycra
by Ugly
7 Aug 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Books that reveal historic technology trends in cycling
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Re: Books that reveal historic technology trends in cycling

Veteran-Cycle Club library is a good source of catalogues and much else. This used to be open to all, with certain restrictions, but is now members only. Membership is well worth the nine magazines every year plus access to the library.
by Ugly
1 Jul 2019, 1:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TdF 2019 - Parking
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: TdF 2019 - Parking

See the Tour a number of times in the mountains, I always got there the day before and left the day after. Much less stressful than trying to drive off the mountain as soon as the roads are open.
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: 685

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: 8
Views: 1376

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: 1789

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: 3750

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: 3750

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: 5810

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: 3997

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: 3109

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: 3109

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...