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by johnt
5 Jul 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannondale gear levers
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Cannondale gear levers

Thanks guys. I will try to track down the original part, but it looks like the "Nova" part will do it with some re-profiling for fatter tubes. Thanks again.
Johnt
by johnt
24 Jun 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cannondale gear levers
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Cannondale gear levers

I am repairing an old Cannondale T600 touring bike. The downtube gear levers are Shimano RX100 and, unusually instead of bolting to the down tube, fit to a threaded rod which passes through a hole right through the aluminium downtube. To fit to the threaded rod there is what appears to be an adaptor...
by johnt
3 Apr 2019, 6:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting Bob Yueh Low-riders to Thorn Club Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 878

Re: Fitting Bob Yueh Low-riders to Thorn Club Tour

For Blackburn Low Riders I think the top and bottom bosses on frame have to be 6 1/2 inches apart centre to centre. Mine weren't (on Dawes Galaxy) so I had them moved when I had the frame enamelled. Hope this is of some use. johnt
by johnt
3 Apr 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting Bob Yueh Low-riders to Thorn Club Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 878

Re: Fitting Bob Yueh Low-riders to Thorn Club Tour

For Blackburn Low riders I think the top and bottom bosses on frame have to be 6 1/2 inches apart, centre to centre. mine weren't (on Dawes Galaxy) so I got them re-brazed when I got the frame enamelled. Hope this may be of some help. johnt
by johnt
21 Jun 2016, 4:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake axle
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Hub brake axle

Thanks guys. The website suggested by mjr does not appear to be in operation at the moment due to ill health. I am assuming that a small engineering workshop would probably have a 9x1.0 mm die.
by johnt
17 Jun 2016, 2:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake axle
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Hub brake axle

Thanks guys. I think the axles are stripped at the outer end, but ok closer to the hub, and also the nuts are probably worn. Hoping that new nuts may solve the problem. As it seems difficult to obtain the correct axle (and very expensive!) I am wondering if it may be possible to build up the worn po...
by johnt
13 Jun 2016, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake axle
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Hub brake axle

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement axle for a Sturmey Archer ST rear hub brake, circa 1984. Part No.HSB 300, 162mm.Probably 9mm diameter Not necessarily new, but good condition. I believe they were originally supplied with the bearing races too. Cheers. johnt
by johnt
13 Jun 2016, 2:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer hub brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Sturmey Archer hub brakes

Many thanks. I am starting to think that the threads on the rear axle may be worn so the nuts don't fit properly. Anyone know where I can get a replacement axle? Part No. HSB 300. Cheer. johnt
by johnt
11 Jun 2016, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer hub brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Sturmey Archer hub brakes

Thanks for the reply Brucey. Not sure what you mean by IGH. The hubs date from 1985 and have cartridge bearings so it looks like M9x1.0 mm is the right one, although the axles measure nearer 8.8mm. I have even e mailed Sturmey Archer in Holland but their reply made little sense (I think it might be ...
by johnt
10 Jun 2016, 5:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer hub brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Sturmey Archer hub brakes

Does anyone know the correct wheelnut size for Sturmey Archer hub brakes from the 1980's? Nothing I try seems to be the correct fit. They appear to be the sake size front and rear. Cheers johnt
by johnt
31 May 2016, 2:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: English cycles Range Rider
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

Re: English cycles Range Rider

I have found the same number stamped on the steerer column, so I think it must be a frame number. I can't find any other numbers and the frame is now stripped down. Perhaps they used customers postcodes instead of frame numbers? Would welcome any further info about this unusual bike.
Cheers
johnt
by johnt
27 May 2016, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: English cycles Range Rider
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

Re: English cycles Range Rider

Many thanks for the information guys, I would welcome any more. I did wonder about the "frame number" being a postcode, but I phoned the postcode line and they told me there were no postcodes beginning CU. Can't find another number in any of the usual places but I will look elsewhere, perh...
by johnt
23 May 2016, 5:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: English cycles Range Rider
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

English cycles Range Rider

I have recently got an "English Cycles" Range Rider, which I believe dates from the early 1980's (frame number CU10 1BL) and is one of the first mountain bikes available in the UK. It appears to be in original condition, built from 531 All Terrain tubing with hub brakes and an alloy "...
by johnt
17 Feb 2016, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helicoils
Replies: 11
Views: 980

Re: Helicoils

Thanks for suggestions guys. Have tried cleaning threads with tap but not enough thread left. No clearance to use a nut or reverse bolt. Don't know if there is enough meat for 6mm, but will probably try helicoils and if that fails go to 6mm. Cheers johnt
by johnt
17 Feb 2016, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helicoils
Replies: 11
Views: 980

Re: Helicoils

Thanks for all suggestions guys. Have tried cleaning thread with a tap but not enough thread left. No clearance to put a nut on the back or reverse bolt. Don't know is there is enough meat left to increase size to 6 mm, but will probably try helicoils and if that fails go to 6mm. Cheers. johnt