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by rjb
14 Sep 2019, 3:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1594
Views: 437961

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

What's the braking like in the wet with those steel rims.
by rjb
14 Sep 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Flasher Machine Things - do They Work?
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Speed Flasher Machine Things - do They Work?

I've seen some of these displays in rural Somerset. I like the new ones which display your speed in Red if over the limit and your speed in green with a smiley face if below the limit. Does it encourage road users to get a smile :D I don't know but every little bit of encouragement must help. here y...
by rjb
13 Sep 2019, 10:55am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Two 175mm left hand crank arms
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Two 175mm left hand crank arms

I would have thought rethreading a left crank so you could use it on the right is fraught with difficulties and expense. It would at least involve drilling out the existing thread cutting an oversize thread then using a helicoil insert to correct it to match the pedal thread. :shock:
by rjb
12 Sep 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Two 175mm left hand crank arms
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Two 175mm left hand crank arms

I had a similar issue. I removed the spider using my lathe. Left a very neat finish. Without a lathe you could try using a drill with one of those holecutting blades fitted, or even a hacksaw and file. :wink:
by rjb
11 Sep 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old 1/8” gear mech
Replies: 20
Views: 579

Re: Old 1/8” gear mech

Doing a Google image search shows lots of possibilities. https://www.google.com/search?q=1940s+derailleur&safe=active&client=tablet-android-lenovo&prmd=sivn&sxsrf=ACYBGNTPvVyVizvK00awVGmqSAzq7jwYiA:1568225812153&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwipzNezsMnkAhWNUxUIH...
by rjb
10 Sep 2019, 4:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does phone case/ phone type define you?
Replies: 48
Views: 933

Re: Does phone case/ phone type define you?

no mobile signal in the village so i dont have one. simples. :D
by rjb
10 Sep 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1594
Views: 437961

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Latest incarnation of my 1976 Dawes Kingpin. 3 speed sturmey dynohub. 500A wheels replaced by 20" 406 wheels which meant i had to manufacture some drop bolts to lower the brakes. Steel seatpin replaced by an alloy one. Original chainset replaced by Stronglight cranks cut down to 150mm. Gearing ...
by rjb
9 Sep 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Throwaway culture/labor costs
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Throwaway culture/labor costs

Last pair Mrs RJB had cost over£500 for a wide field pair of varifocals. :shock:
Nothing special about the frames ie not paying for a brand name, the cost goes into the complex grinding of the lenses. :(
by rjb
9 Sep 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding bikes - good Brompton alternatives?
Replies: 25
Views: 1133

Re: Folding bikes - good Brompton alternatives?

Another option is to look out for an old Dawes Kingpin or Raleigh twenty. Can be found for not a lot on local ads. Can provide hours of entertainment restoring them and they are very reliable with the 3 speed sturmey hubs. Fold not as good as current models but look at the saving you are making and ...
by rjb
9 Sep 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Throwaway culture/labor costs
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Throwaway culture/labor costs

Colleagues of mine would always take their eye prescription on holiday with them if going to the far East, india etc. They could save £400 on a pair of specs made there in preference to the UK. Saved a huge amount towards there holiday. :wink:
by rjb
9 Sep 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Tectro RL 720 additional brake levers
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Tectro RL 720 additional brake levers

What size bars are these meant for? :?
by rjb
9 Sep 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 58
Views: 1493

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

About time too, but councils and house builders must provide parking for residents which doesn't restrict access especially for emergency vehicles.
by rjb
9 Sep 2019, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boring fact
Replies: 34
Views: 889

Re: Boring fact

Mrs rjb had to sign the official secrets act for her first job as an auditor for the county council. Must have been to keep the hush money secret :lol: I never had to sign anything despite working with enriched nuclear fuel items for my whole working life. However when i went back for a visit i had ...
by rjb
7 Sep 2019, 12:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: . . . history of a falcon team cycle rider named Hutchinson
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: . . . history of a falcon team cycle rider named Hutchinson

Next time I catch up with Brian Sandy I'll ask him if he recalls anyone by that name. He rode for Falcon in 1968.

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