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by Bowedw
17 Jun 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.

Just to add to Bruce's alternative brake blocks the fit. I use Aztec ones on several bikes and to fit them on the CX50's I just deepened the recess hole on the spacers I use. This accommodates the slightly higher threaded nut of the blocks. I would also be tempted to get the posts repositioned befor...
by Bowedw
16 Jun 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.

I also have the RSX ones if you should be interested but really can fully recommend the CX 50s. I have now glanced through the previous post on this topic and seems the CX range gets a good mention. I also remember I tried some v brakes and at my Dawes post spacing there was no chance they would fit...
by Bowedw
16 Jun 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.

My Dawes Galaxy has boss spacings of 68mm and 72mm (from memory ) Despite various cantis being sold as suitable for older bikes the only advice I could get was "should be OK" I tried the Tektro 720 with road shoes and even then the angle was wrong and stopping was poor to say the least. I ...
by Bowedw
15 Jun 2019, 3:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16847
Views: 404839

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

To continue on the bike analogy, in my opinion the EU is a poor quality bike that has never fitted us and is long overdue for the scrap heap.
by Bowedw
4 Jun 2019, 6:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16847
Views: 404839

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I apologise for voting the wrong way. Maybe i will vote the right way the next time. I must remember to ask remainers for all the facts because they are the only ones on the planet who have access to them. How silly of you windmiller, Blair has educated us all on the folly of our decision to leave ...
by Bowedw
19 Feb 2019, 6:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 1587

Re: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?

Highpath Engineering will shorten a chainset but any frame builder worth his salt should be able to as well. Most small engineering companies should be capable as well. Not cheap though, I had some done a couple of years ago and cost £40 to shorten a Spa cycles chainset. This gave me the option to b...
by Bowedw
19 Jan 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 427
Views: 13042

Re: Duke In Rollover

A highish vehicle struck from on the side and moving presumably at an angle to go left or right would easily pop over, witness the number of vans blown over by high winds that make the news periodically. I am no Royalist but have no issue with the fact that he may have been seen sooner than others. ...
by Bowedw
3 Jan 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 616

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

Lucky you,just ignore my message.
by Bowedw
3 Jan 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 616

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

I bought a second hand Topeak bar bag which is probably smaller than the one you want and a RK bracket which comes with 4 allen bolts and a substantial inner plate and it works fine. 2 of the bolts fitted existing holes and the plates cover the unused holes and easy to make 2 fresh holes. Not as wat...
by Bowedw
3 Jan 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 616

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

HI apart from the wire method of fixing and the lock they are interchangeable so there will be no need to change the plate on the bag. I do believe R & K sales blurb states that they are compatible with Ortlieb.
by Bowedw
26 Dec 2018, 7:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greatest ever uk frame builder?
Replies: 86
Views: 6673

Re: Greatest ever uk frame builder?

Thanks peetee thats really useful and good to know that you also appreciate a Rick Powell frame.
by Bowedw
25 Dec 2018, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greatest ever uk frame builder?
Replies: 86
Views: 6673

Re: Greatest ever uk frame builder?

I have a Fred James in 853 with Cinelli lugs built by Rick Powell. I would class the workmanship as amongst the best and the quality of the paint and chrome is outstanding, I bought it second hand and enjoy using it even though it is a very short wheelbase frame. My go to bike for all round use is a...
by Bowedw
16 Oct 2018, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: squealing cantilever brakes
Replies: 23
Views: 1027

Re: squealing cantilever brakes

Not been that good at adjusting that type of brake blocks, also finding that after a couple of rides the problem returned, I fitted a Shimano CX50 cantilevers and find them so easy to adjust and seem to stay that way. Not cheap but has transformed my Galaxy. The older Galaxy pivot studs are set to c...
by Bowedw
12 Oct 2018, 2:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter tights for the vertically challenged.
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Winter tights for the vertically challenged.

Ron Hill tracksters in medium would fit you fine and are reasonably close fitting on the legs so do not flap around, I think I got mine from Sports shoes direct and they also they are on ebay.
by Bowedw
9 Oct 2018, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which campagnolo levers would be compatible with my Centaur 3 x 10 groupset
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Which campagnolo levers would be compatible with my Centaur 3 x 10 groupset

Grab yourself some Veloce shifters which I believe are still available but from less and less shops. I have both Centour and Veloce and believe they are near enough identical.