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by rjb
19 Jan 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Tandem Hub
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Rear Tanderm Hub

Brucey wrote:if the reinforcing freewheel body were to be in use long-term, I'd be tempted to grind it down, fill it and paint it

cheers


Will keep an eye out for a plastic bottle top. :wink:
by rjb
19 Jan 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Tandem Hub
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Rear Tanderm Hub

Sorry should have added this is the left hand side ie the non drive side, and i have a solid axle here now, possibly from a shimano freehub, as the quando axle went in the mavic rimmed shimano disc hub, which i intend to rebuild with a sputnik rim - eventually. :lol:
by rjb
19 Jan 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Tandem Hub
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Rear Tandem Hub

Following the failure of my Mavic rim sidewall seen here in this post https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=127433&hilit=mavic i have reinstalled the original wheel which has a Quando freehub branded as a Dawes hub. It can be clearly seen that the hub was made for an OLN dimension ...
by rjb
19 Jan 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you pass the Theory Test for Driving
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Would you pass the Theory Test for Diving

Just coming up for air :lol:
by rjb
18 Jan 2019, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 226
Views: 2940

Re: Duke In Rollover

They were short of drivers during the 2nd world war so my mother in law was given a licence, bit of training, no test then drove an ambulance in London as she was a nurse with medical training. She departed this world a couple of years ago but would have been a similar age to the Duke. As pointed ou...
by rjb
18 Jan 2019, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Home made cereal bars
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Home made cereal bars

Here's a link to the thread but if you search on flapjack you can find more.
Yum yum
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=85285&p=767940&hilit=Flapjack+Oats#p767940
:D
by rjb
17 Jan 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Leather saddles and saddle cream
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Leather saddles and saddle cream

Yes you can use them sparingly but test a small area first. I use Ronuk wax floor polish mixed 50/50 with rapesead cooking oil. The floor polish came in a 500 gram tin which I used on a now long gone parquet floor. :mrgreen: I use this on my brooks saddle and various leather shoes, belts etc. Keeps ...
by rjb
17 Jan 2019, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic rims - thin sidewalls (again?)
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Mavic rims - thin sidewalls (again?)

This happened on our tandem ride today. :(
Fortunately on the way home with 1/2 mile to go.
Mavic 721 26" rim. Approx 15000 miles, rear wheel.

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by rjb
15 Jan 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 27
Views: 751

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

From an old thread the Sturmey 3 speed trigger shifter pulls 5mm of cable when changing from 1 to 2 and 7mm when shifting from 2 to 3. :wink:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=113613&p=1116804&hilit=Sturmey+Pull#p1116804
by rjb
15 Jan 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: aluminium bars - 3 year life?
Replies: 38
Views: 1352

Re: aluminium bars - 3 year life?

Don't Panic chaps here's a bit of reading for you all.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=112977&hilit=Handlebar+Life :wink:
by rjb
14 Jan 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycling in the sixties
Replies: 28
Views: 670

Re: cycling in the sixties

... I remember going to the sweet shop with my ration book ... That ended in 1953 I remember going to the butcher with mine. I was a schoolboy in the 1960's and couldn't afford proper cycling clothing. I rode around in jeans in the winter, bottoms tucked in my socks. When I bought my first pair of ...
by rjb
14 Jan 2019, 11:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Inner tube Valve extension
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Inner tube Valve extension

What's the problem? Is the drilled hole in the rim too small so the extension won't fit through?.. if it's marginal use a rat's tail file to open up the hole a fraction. :wink:
by rjb
14 Jan 2019, 11:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood Burners
Replies: 154
Views: 2781

Re: Wood Burners

What will they do with the 4 units at Drax power station which burn wood chip to produce 2.6 Gw of electric. The country doesn't have an alternative to replace it. I'd be stocking up my wood pile now if I had one in anticipation of the power cuts. This is enough power to fuel 2 flux capacitors with ...
by rjb
14 Jan 2019, 8:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When will winter start?
Replies: 33
Views: 764

Re: When will winter start?

Handy one to remember for the pub quiz. At what temperature do the farenheit and celcius thermometers read the same value?
Its brass monkeys -40 °C and °f. :wink: