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by barbelfisher
21 Dec 2015, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 5 speed chainwidth
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: 5 speed chainwidth

What happens if I get a vintage 5 speed freewheel, does that leave me in a similar position please?

Regards

John
by barbelfisher
21 Dec 2015, 9:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 5 speed chainwidth
Replies: 5
Views: 702

5 speed chainwidth

Restoring a Sun Manxman with a single vintage Williams chainset and a sunrace 5 speed rear freewheel, the Williams chainset seems quite chunky on the rings, advice needed on chain width please.

Kind regards

barbelfisher
by barbelfisher
17 Aug 2015, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help please with cottered spindle
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Help please with cottered spindle

Hi there, I have an an old 531 Raleigh that I am re- building, it came with a cottered bottom bracket in excellent condition. I have a Williams single speed chainset I need to fit, but the existing axle is to short. Would anyone be able to offer advice on the correct length I may need or how to dete...
by barbelfisher
4 Jul 2015, 11:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: slipping off the airbed
Replies: 6
Views: 584

slipping off the airbed

I had a lot of trouble staying on my self inflating airbed last year when camping, constantly waking up and repositioning the sleeping bag. I tried these nonslip mats underneath but to no avail.... any ideas please?

Kind regards

barbelfisher
by barbelfisher
21 Jun 2015, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SR BB size?
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: SR BB size?

Thank you for that information it is a great help, I will try and locate a BB this size as I have another couple of chainsets.

Regards

barbelfisher
by barbelfisher
21 Jun 2015, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SR BB size?
Replies: 4
Views: 685

SR BB size?

I have an SR double chainset to use on a Claude Butler Majestic I am building but can find little info on the BB size, the set has BSD of 86mm, 118 looks about right? has anyone memories of this chainset please and BB size please, Sheldon has nothing on SR.

KInd regards

barbelfisher
by barbelfisher
12 Apr 2015, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Barend shifters
Replies: 9
Views: 2212

Barend shifters

I have just acquired a set of shimano bar end shifters which are indexed, can anyone tell me if the ones for the front derailleur are indexed or just friction only please.

Kind regards

barbelfisher
by barbelfisher
1 Mar 2015, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Holdsworth frame
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Holdsworth frame

Not had much luck with the Holdsworth frame yet. I discovered the stays do not go right over the top, only partially curved over. The number is 014906 which dates it to mid 1970,s and the Reynolds transfer appears the same date. It has Campagnola rear drop outs but would I really like to know the mo...
by barbelfisher
27 Feb 2015, 4:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Holdsworth frame
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Holdsworth frame

Does anybody know if Holdsworth produced a Mistral without top tube cable eyes. I have a Holdsworth frame which is Reynolds 531, with double butted frame, forks and stays. The rear stays are also wra pover. I would be grateful for some info, many thanks.

Barbelfisher.
by barbelfisher
2 Feb 2015, 6:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone not get frozen fingers today
Replies: 27
Views: 3528

Re: Anyone not get frozen fingers today

I purchased a really nice pair of lobster gloves from Aldi recently, and most stores now have a large amount of cycling gear at well reduced prices, so it might be worth a look at a store near you, if you have one.

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by barbelfisher
2 Feb 2015, 4:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rides and ribs
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Rides and ribs

Well, I finally got out today after having most of January off. I suffered a few broken ribs after falling in my son's bath early in the month. ( I was totally sober) I felt so good when I got home, only 15 miles and a frozen drink to boot. But...on the road again as the song goes. Looking forward n...
by barbelfisher
1 Dec 2014, 7:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where to get old style hand grips?
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Where to get old style hand grips?

Try Velo Solo, they used to have old type grips.

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by barbelfisher
14 Oct 2014, 6:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: karimoor panniers
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

karimoor panniers

I have just got some Iberain panners from Ebay, brand new with the fittings. They are 23ltr would these be ok with a smaller pair on the front for cycle camping. i also got a Karrimoor bag with the set but not sure what this was designed for? it has a map pocket but no fittings only nylon rings on i...
by barbelfisher
14 Oct 2014, 6:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cheap cycling jerseys a la Lidl
Replies: 20
Views: 1999

Re: Cheap cycling jerseys a la Lidl

Hi, try your local Aldi, there are still lots left at three stores near me. I think they are better than Lidl at similar prices.

Regards John
by barbelfisher
8 Oct 2014, 7:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First bought a coffin, now a BSO folder!
Replies: 23
Views: 3408

Re: First bought a coffin, now a BSO folder!

Hi there. I have a Dahon TSR that I purchased from ebay at a very fair price. I haven't toured on it but used it on the CTC birthday rides in August this year and the rides I did were over 60 miles each day. The rest of the folks I rode with had road bikes and I managed to keep up with them. I have ...