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by simon1
20 May 2015, 12:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threadless bottom bracket
Replies: 17
Views: 4853

Re: Threadless bottom bracket

Just received the neco "english thread" from SJS, fitted it without epoxy (looks like the thread was less worn than I feared). Seems perfect at the moment! Thanks for the recommendation!
by simon1
20 May 2015, 12:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to remove stuck cotter pins ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2785

Re: How to remove stuck cotter pins ?

I have a rivetted over one that I need to drill. I have drilled one before many years ago - slow but works. I can never hit them without bending or riveting them!
by simon1
1 May 2015, 9:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threadless bottom bracket
Replies: 17
Views: 4853

Re: Threadless bottom bracket

Thanks all. Still not acted yet (no time to get online or on the bike!) but cranking up to it...
by simon1
22 Apr 2015, 12:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threadless bottom bracket
Replies: 17
Views: 4853

Re: Threadless bottom bracket

If you want to try something different then you could try one of these; http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/neco-bottom-bracket-68-mm-shell-with-shimano-splined-aluminium-cups-english-thread-prod35040/ but where you bond the RH cup into the frame with epoxy resin. When the BB wears out (which will not take ...
by simon1
22 Apr 2015, 10:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Aesthetics
Replies: 51
Views: 8895

Re: Bike Aesthetics

...Pet hates? White handlebar grips and saddles as used by some models of by Boardman bike. Will become grimly mucky,shout "I wear white stilettoes in the evening" and are as naff as every white product ever made by Apple. Ah but once they are a decade or two old, well maintained but neve...
by simon1
22 Apr 2015, 10:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threadless bottom bracket
Replies: 17
Views: 4853

Threadless bottom bracket

I would be interested in any opinions here on using a threadless bottom bracket in an old steel Raleigh frame. I have a late 1980s bike, it does me just fine but the threads inside the bb shell are very worn, to the point that the right hand cup popped out and at an angle. I managed to saw it into s...
by simon1
26 Mar 2013, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Train from Edinburgh to Perth @ 9.35am
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Train from Edinburgh to Perth @ 9.35am

I also do not use this route but the Scotrail trains out of Edinburgh for Dundee / Aberdeen which don't allow booking, have 2 cycle spaces at each end, on the inner end of the end car (some have 4 at one end and none the other). On some you have to fold up seats (and turf out the surprised occupants...
by simon1
25 Oct 2012, 10:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to photograph a Brooks saddle
Replies: 16
Views: 4304

Re: How to photograph a Brooks saddle

I'm not sure those bikes would be my first choice for cycling through the woods, even without live luggage to carry!
by simon1
16 Oct 2012, 10:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Breeches/pluses?
Replies: 27
Views: 7242

Re: Breeches/pluses?

Yes, I have a cut down pair of wool trousers, (or when its colder, full length ones with long wool socks over the top), nice linen shirt, beret, neck scarf, etc. I can't cope with the lycra gear. My only 'proper' cycling wear is a yellow waterproof top.
by simon1
13 Oct 2012, 8:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hub straps
Replies: 33
Views: 6585

Re: Hub straps

I have them on my bike! It's a 1980s bike in mostly original condition, and they were on when I got it a few years ago. I think they are made of string, they are very tatty and slightly green from mould... the hubs are lovely and shiney though.
by simon1
6 Oct 2012, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh rod brake locknuts
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Raleigh rod brake locknuts

Thanks for all these useful leads.

Yes it is part no. 17

The ebay listing is exactly it... but seems expensive at the moment!

Thanks
by simon1
5 Oct 2012, 6:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh rod brake locknuts
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Raleigh rod brake locknuts

Hello all, the locknut has snapped on my old Raleigh roadster I tried making a new one by drilling a hole in a bolt, but the ground-down head of the bolt was not as sturdy as the original and it sheared off when tightened up. Anyone know of a source for a replacement? Thanks, Simon
by simon1
25 Sep 2012, 10:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for ice
Replies: 10
Views: 1930

Re: Tyres for ice

I have Nokian Hakka W106, 47-559, they look knobby but have a continuous centre line so at high pressure are super for tarmac. I use them all the time from Nov through to March for road riding.
by simon1
9 Jun 2011, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cromoplastic mudguards
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Cromoplastic mudguards

I always thought it was "measure once, cut twice"
by simon1
28 May 2011, 11:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bit of a dilemma, your thoughts invited.
Replies: 43
Views: 3584

Re: Bit of a dilema, your thoughts invited.

Do you not chat to your neighbours?