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by cycle tramp
13 Dec 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two out of three?
Replies: 25
Views: 854

Re: Two out of three?

Apologies - just heard of the collision. Nothing really to add - if you had an air horn, fo you think you would have had time to use it?
by cycle tramp
13 Dec 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic calming?
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Traffic calming?

H'mmm..... you are far politer than i. Sadly I'm not the young slim person I was and have become somewhat portly... the up side of my wider frame is that I've no issue about staking my right of way along such road features by cycling squarely in the middle of the road... ..I can't recommend this pra...
by cycle tramp
5 Dec 2019, 10:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Marathon plus
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Marathon plus

I've had one of the rear wheel since 2004.... it's almost worn out now, having outlasted 2 rims and 4 hub changes. There's loads of glass cuts in the tread, and there's several larger gashes.... but in all that time it's only punctured 4 times. Each puncture was caused by a large black thorn thorn. ...
by cycle tramp
2 Dec 2019, 8:48pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Triple STIs+bars, Shimano 8/9/10 hub retro chains +more
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: FS BR-650 brake/SMP saddle/DID+SEDIS chains/tubes/pedals + more

SMP TRK Saddle, fitted and ridden for a few miles, simply doesn't work for me as too wide, I've still got the retail back card if it's any use. £25 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49142712206_a60e3aa533_b.jpg If the saddle hasn't been sold by January, I'll be interested, but sadly I'm stoney br...
by cycle tramp
2 Dec 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folded bike falling over
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Folded bike falling over

H'mmm.... . ..may I ask if the handle height is fully extended when you fold it? If not if you fully extend the handlebar stem upwards, and then fold the bike, would the bike then not fall over, as it is now resting on the handlebars, which are touching the floor? Admittedly at this point we may be ...
by cycle tramp
30 Nov 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Uk custom framebuilder thinking out of the box

Adrian at 6-4 frameworks https://sixfourframeworks.com/about/ 28 years at Roberts who recommend him since they are no longer making frames themselves. Thread Drift.. ...really like the way the front light, its mounting and the front light protection have all been incorporated into the tubus front l...
by cycle tramp
22 Nov 2019, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thirty Years with a Sturmey Gear.
Replies: 74
Views: 6993

Re: Thirty Years with a Sturmey Gear.

it is back in action; I fixed the hub within a couple of hours of reaching home (*), and was riding the bike again later on the same day. It also failed in a catastrophic fashion without any warning; this is a very bad combination. I was maybe doing 15mph when it broke but I could have been rattlin...
by cycle tramp
22 Nov 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA drum brake jamming
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: SA drum brake jamming

Something of an additional... http://mccraw.co.uk/sturmey-archer-drum-brake-routine-service/ ...if you are able to read the thread at the bottom of the post, it appears that the author has suffered similar problems and has fitted an compression spring between the fulcrum and cable adjuster... sadly ...
by cycle tramp
22 Nov 2019, 12:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA drum brake jamming
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: SA drum brake jamming

May I ask if you are experiencing the same troubles as the following;

http://smutpedaller.blogspot.com/2013/0 ... s.html?m=1

viewtopic.php?t=46013
by cycle tramp
20 Nov 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thirty Years with a Sturmey Gear.
Replies: 74
Views: 6993

Re: Thirty Years with a Sturmey Gear.

I am sorry to read of the failure of your hub. As I wrote way back in 2012, I was envious of both your mileage on this bicycle and your construction and ownership of this bicycle. It still remains one of most favourite bicycles on this forum, (such purity of form and function, as well as a clever ma...
by cycle tramp
20 Nov 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes - excessive pad wear
Replies: 32
Views: 1234

Re: Cantilever brakes - excessive pad wear

For those completists out there, the conclusion to my story: I've taken the front brake blocks off, and I can now clearly what the problem is/was. Badly fitted brake pads ie. "User error" :roll: The right side brake pad was closer in than the left, and (therefore) much, much more worn tha...
by cycle tramp
19 Nov 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Vintage bicycle head light
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Vintage bicycle head light

Good Evening,
I'm looking to purchase a vintage bicycle headlamp, with a steel shell (in a reasonable condition, some rust is acceptable) and an undamaged lens, which uses a filament bulb.
I regret to say that payment can only be made by cheque.
Many thanks for reading this,
Cycle tramp
by cycle tramp
19 Nov 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes - excessive pad wear
Replies: 32
Views: 1234

Re: Cantilever brakes - excessive pad wear

[quote="brooksby"]My latest acquisition has centre-pull cantilever brakes (threadless). My previous bike had V-brakes. I'm not aware of using the brakes any more than I do on my other bike and have only done maybe 500 miles on these pads, and yet the rubber has pretty much gone on one of t...
by cycle tramp
15 Nov 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kinotrope
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Kinotrope

... there's some interesting touches, Athough slightly too close to the rear wheel for my liking, I like the way the chain tensioner has been built into the chain guard... .... I'm also impressed with the solid tubes to carry the cables and wiring against the frame... Given the fact that its got a d...
by cycle tramp
15 Nov 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for non-member of CUK
Replies: 19
Views: 962

Re: Help for non-member of CUK

lbomaak2 wrote:The police won't prosecute.


H'mmmm....... apologies for asking but the police, did they give a reason for not prosecuting?