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by mikewynn
9 Jun 2011, 7:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214372

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Afraid Jen and I won't be making it either. TCT1 was so challenging that we decided we needed a months cycling in Croatia to prepare ( mainly balancing at low speed ). I managed to come home with a dicky ticker and my first appointment with the cardiologist is tomorrow. Enjoy yourselves and may the ...
by mikewynn
5 Apr 2011, 8:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trangia Stoves
Replies: 138
Views: 10131

Re: Trangia Stoves

As requested I did a search before posting and found this old thread. It seems a good place to ask my question but first, to avoid soot with a Trangia use methyl alcohol not meths. This can be found in supermarkets and village shops in Spain and France. My question is: Does anyone know if it can be ...
by mikewynn
5 Jan 2011, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214372

Re: togglechaintour bikes

If you are short of gears, you are reminded that hub gears are available up to 14 speed 8)[/quote]
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Not with toogle chains they ain't. But thanks for the permission to bring the clunker!
by mikewynn
23 Oct 2010, 10:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214372

Re: togglechaintour bikes

I don't fancy 45 kg on a bike. I'd definitely fall off that!
by mikewynn
23 Oct 2010, 5:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214372

Re: togglechaintour bikes

"Project: Long Willy" :D [/quote DUTCH cargo trike.jpg Might it be something like this? Suitable for Norfolk and less useful in Devon! Looks like just what we need for delivering beer from Topsham Brewery. Is it local? I fancy putting a Sturmey + reverse into something and that would be i...
by mikewynn
19 Sep 2010, 6:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214372

SRAM

Does anybody know, off the top of their heads, if a Sturmey changer will work on a Sram 3 speed? Family turning away from dedanglers so it's all in a good cause! Mike
by mikewynn
13 Sep 2010, 8:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214372

Re: togglechaintour bikes

As we came the furthest we got home last But you'll all be glad to hear that I did not fall out of the car on the way home. Graham, that was EXCELLENT and you more than deserve the praise you have got here. I suggested that Jen might like to do the next one and she said " Yes, but I want my old...
by mikewynn
8 Sep 2010, 11:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214372

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Home is Exeter. I'm thinking about it ( read: Asking permission of the events manager ). Mike
by mikewynn
8 Sep 2010, 8:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 214372

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Most of you must be just about ready for off so here's good wishes for the weekend. I have been lurking here for a long time, enjoying your good natured banter and making the most of your refurbishment tips. My project, a 1970s hand built tourer only hit the road today; a bit late for coming to Norf...
by mikewynn
23 Aug 2010, 12:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What if you add another fuel to Meths in a Trangia?
Replies: 24
Views: 4183

Re: What if you add another fuel to Meths in a Trangia?

I agree. Methanol is the stuff. It is widely available in Spain and France labelled as cooking alcohol ( alcohol de quemar ). Do NOT use it in your sauces! The cooking bit means it is used in the table top heaters that are used in restaurants. Supermarkets have it but in Spain quite small village ge...
by mikewynn
12 Feb 2010, 9:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Hub Gear
Replies: 42
Views: 1790

Re: What Hub Gear

Thanks Graham, thats what I wanted to hear; that the shell is the same. I am not certain what is wrong with the present one but I cannot get it properly adjusted for more than a few miles. I have changed the changer and checked that the wheel is not moving in the drop outs. I suspect that after all ...
by mikewynn
12 Feb 2010, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Hub Gear
Replies: 42
Views: 1790

Re: What Hub Gear

re 5 to 3 conversion. The Rohlhof is a superb gear and I have one on my "best bike". But the bike with the S5 has given me sterling service for 30 years and is handbuilt and elegant like no modern bike is so I would like to get it going again without spending hundreds on it. Any help from ...
by mikewynn
12 Feb 2010, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Hub Gear
Replies: 42
Views: 1790

Re: What Hub Gear

I have a sturmey 5 that I fitted around 1980. It is a bit tired and I am wondering if I could just slip in the innards of a sturmey 3. I had both to bits a number of years ago and they looked much the same size. Does anybody know?