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by bigbloke
13 May 2018, 10:26pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Re: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?

further thoughts: Margam family trail - theres a 10 mile loop , disused railway line . I dont recall any traffic calming on there but its a long and slow but gentle climb followed by a long bumpyish descent followed by a bit of a climb back to the carpark. Steepish slate bed path from the car park t...
by bigbloke
13 May 2018, 10:12pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Re: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?

a few local observations Newport (14 locks) to Cwmcarn - forget it! - really stupid road crossing systems I couldn't even get through with a trail a bike or rear panniers. Newport to Caerleon -forget it - same problem as 14 locks to cwmcarn Cardiff Bay trail - circular route around 6 miles - no real...
by bigbloke
7 Feb 2018, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Magura HS33 install questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Magura HS33 install questions

Thanks Brucey. Im reasonably comfortable with plumbing hydraulics. But can see no obvious way to bleed the cylinders (theres probably a video in German that covers it) Whilst we have 3 or 4 LBS I tend to end up either online or in a neighbouring city due to either service, quality or time to repair ...
by bigbloke
7 Feb 2018, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Magura HS33 install questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Magura HS33 install questions

Thanks Brucey. Im reasonably comfortable with plumbing hydraulics. But can see no obvious way to bleed the cylinders (theres probably a video in German that covers it) Whilst we have 3 or 4 LBS I tend to end up either online or in a neighbouring city due to either service, quality or time to repair ...
by bigbloke
7 Feb 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Magura HS33 install questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Magura HS33 install questions

Cyril Haearn wrote:RTFM
read the.. manual
Had to wikicheck that :wink:


not past the Watershed yet so:

"Read that fine manual! " :-)

Regards

BB
by bigbloke
7 Feb 2018, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Magura HS33 install questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Magura HS33 install questions

Hi All, Before someone suggests the blinkin' obvious: * I have RTFM'd * I have WTYV'd (Watched those YouTube videos) - specifically : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJOD_9BwgAw and there are still a couple of things that are not just clear about fitting HS33 brakes ! grateful for any knowledgeable ...
by bigbloke
2 Jun 2015, 9:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Safe carriage of bike in back of van
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: Safe carriage of bike in back of van

As [xap]bob will attest - two bungees and a bit of pipe lagging, thats it in my van. Bike stays on its wheels diagonally
across the bootspace - bungees secure to the mid-seat headrests

Regards

BB
by bigbloke
30 May 2015, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how many "rattle can" coats as a minimum on a 531 frame
Replies: 31
Views: 3910

Re: how many "rattle can" coats as a minimum on a 531 frame

As promised here is the final job....just dont look too closely !!! :-)


bike5.jpg



Apparently my choice of bungee colour is not in keeping ! but thats a small issue in the bigger scheme of things

regards

BB
by bigbloke
28 May 2015, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how many "rattle can" coats as a minimum on a 531 frame
Replies: 31
Views: 3910

Re: how many "rattle can" coats as a minimum on a 531 frame

Well its done! Not perfect, but daughter is delighted Would I spray one again ? not a ruddy chance in hell! Straight to a paint shop or frame builder ! The frustrating bits were: * Having left the paint for a week (working away) in a warm place (next to a radiator) to harden, I fitted the gear cable...
by bigbloke
28 May 2015, 9:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: dimensioning a cartridge BB from an old axle
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: dimensioning a cartridge BB from an old axle

Thanks to All,

We now have a 119mm shimano BB fitted and it works perfectly.

the old axle was 125mm so it REALLY stuck out ! :-)

Regards

BB
by bigbloke
28 May 2015, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drops to flats - longer quill stem or stem adapter ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

Re: drops to flats - longer quill stem or stem adapter ?

just to close the thread ....

We went for a quil stem with an adjuster that gave height without additional reach

this kind of thing;

Image

Daughter seems fine on it

regards

BB
by bigbloke
21 May 2015, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: dimensioning a cartridge BB from an old axle
Replies: 5
Views: 621

dimensioning a cartridge BB from an old axle

Hi Folks So as regular readers of my drivel may know I have been doing up an old raleigh royale 531 frame from the early 90s for my teenage daughter It still has the original non cartridge BB axle. Recently, I changed the chainset from an old Stronglight 99 triple to my own Shimano Alivio triple as ...
by bigbloke
22 Apr 2015, 5:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drops to flats - longer quill stem or stem adapter ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

drops to flats - longer quill stem or stem adapter ?

Hi All Doing up an old frame for my teenage daughter. She's adamant she wants flats but the frame was designed / dimensioned for drops She wants to sit more upright which makes me think about a taller quill stem (head tube is 22.2mm so no availability issues) The alternative is a stem adapter and ad...
by bigbloke
22 Apr 2015, 5:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: the correct name of a frame fitting double cable guide ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

Re: the correct name of a frame fitting double cable guide ?

thanks guys

The frame tube (If Im reading the verniers correctly) is 29.4mm diameter (was a raleigh royale lady in its original guise)

so should I go for the 28.6 ? or the 31.8 and wrap some tape around the frame before tightening please ?

Regards

BB
by bigbloke
14 Apr 2015, 3:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: the correct name of a frame fitting double cable guide ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

the correct name of a frame fitting double cable guide ?

Hi All, as part of the doing up of what will become my daughters new bike I am converting from downtube shifters to thumb shifters (drop bars to flats) This requires a set of strap-on double cable guides that fit to the downtube slightly above where the old levers were. when I search for "frame...