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by goatwarden
1 Aug 2020, 6:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheel builders in Brizzle area
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Wheel builders in Brizzle area

Bikeman on Gloucester road https://www.thebikemanbristol.com/#about is a lovely chap and a very good wheel builder.
Ryan Builds Wheels https://www.ryanbuildswheels.co.uk/ is also excellent.
by goatwarden
9 Jun 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 225
Views: 9155

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

Can't you buy some proper shim washers?
One example, but there are loads of suppliers available:
http://www.modelfixings.co.uk/shim_washers.htm
by goatwarden
28 May 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rudge Whitworth
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Rudge Whitworth

I have a Rudge Whitworth whose SA hub is dated 1948. I have no reason to doubt that the wheels have always been with this frame as it is all very original.
by goatwarden
23 Apr 2020, 9:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building - my foray into the science and the art
Replies: 48
Views: 1981

Re: Wheel building - my foray into the science and the art

Think I have pretty much decided to get one - it's down to the Xtools one (have always rated their tools but have read some poor reviews of that item) or the Park. I started building wheels without a tension meter (a different thing to the Hounsfield "tensiometer" I used to use for pullin...
by goatwarden
19 Dec 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cannulated Screw hip repair
Replies: 147
Views: 44421

Re: Cannulated Screw hip repair

Assuming you have no complications such as cartilage damage, dislocation, etc. i.e. the joint is working normally but the bone is reknitting then there is no reason to wait until you are weight bearing to ride on a turbo trainer. Cycling puts very little load through the hips provided you remain sit...
by goatwarden
4 Oct 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where did I see cable pull for Shimano gears listed?
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: Where did I see cable pull for Shimano gears listed?

I think this article
https://bike.bikegremlin.com/1278/bicycle-rear-derailleur-compatibility/
sums up compatibility quite succinctly, including Shimano 10s.
by goatwarden
4 Oct 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where did I see cable pull for Shimano gears listed?
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: Where did I see cable pull for Shimano gears listed?

I'm not sure whether this will work but blow I have pasted the text content of an article which appeared on "Arts Cyclery blog" but now seems unavailable. I had saved it all in a word file, whos content I have copied below; unfortunately this has not carried the formatting or picteres so i...
by goatwarden
9 Jul 2019, 5:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyres for a family holiday?
Replies: 21
Views: 727

Re: Tyres for a family holiday?

https://www.highonbikes.com/vittoria-randonneur-reflective-tyre-rigid.html?ps=MjE3PTU1MTI=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9pDpBRCkARIsAOzRzivX3o6daK4TewP1hxPPgYCeB0bhqLMFsrBDAtQRWxD4rv6rSPXurwQaAla3EALw_wcB#217=5512 Good tyres :) In which case these are probably better due to folding and being cheaper : https:/...
by goatwarden
27 Apr 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Your bike looks like the sort that frequently came fitted with pointless a sleeve covering the bare sections of cable between brazed-on stops. In my opinion it is certainly pointless and in some conditions might interfere with the smooth operation of the cable. Provided you have good quality stainle...
by goatwarden
3 Feb 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey archer actuator plate HSA470
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: Sturmey archer actuator plate HSA470

Remember Rover cars....k series engine cost savings? Accountants never learn. The full story is far worse; accountants rarely can be bothered to understand technical issues so can be easily fooled by vanity projects. K series worst problem from the start was head gasket failure due to small pores i...
by goatwarden
1 Jan 2019, 6:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 2502

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

They were there last night but not now; I suspect the internet is full currently. They should reappear as global hangovers develop.
by goatwarden
19 Dec 2018, 8:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need a new bike.. again.
Replies: 71
Views: 3251

Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Is the post a wind-up? [ EDIT : Graham : Probably not, otherwise I would not let it continue. ] It's on cycle chat [url="https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/need-a-new-bike-again.243487/"]Need a new bike.. again.[/url] Then perhaps that's a better place for it and it can thus be forgotten (...
by goatwarden
14 Dec 2018, 7:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8
Replies: 41
Views: 1607

Re: Wheelbarrow inner tube 4/4.8 -8

Best wheelbarrow I've ever owned. Solid and strong, and easy to use ......................... and no pneumatics. What's not to like? ball-barrow = very bad wheelbarrow; v. basic design fault; no pneumatic tyre means it is V hard work with a load on over soft ground (into which the ball pushes) or v...
by goatwarden
28 Nov 2018, 8:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Road 1X - useful or just a fad?
Replies: 126
Views: 6699

Re: Road 1X - useful or just a fad?

In 1980 I had been so traumatised by my first experience of double chain wheels (on an awful Viscount with an almost entirely ineffective front derailleur which worked on a rack and pinion - giving pure 2D motion and thus entirely useless - I think it may have been Simplex) that on my next bikes l u...