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by rjb
10 Dec 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Carrera V brake screw in posts
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Carrera V brake screw in posts

The 2 common sizes are M8 and M10. It's probably easier to try screwing a bolt into the threaded hole to see which fits then measure the external diameter of the bolt to determine what size you need. :wink:

Of course you may have an uncommon size or thread form but try the above first. :wink:
by rjb
9 Dec 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 33
Views: 634

Re: How's your weather?

Think of the fun you could have if you fitted a chainsaw chain on your bike. :twisted:
by rjb
9 Dec 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge 20/25 wrist strap?
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Garmin Edge 20/25 wrist strap?

I had a cateye cc-hb100 cycle computer with a heart rate monitor years ago. They made a wrist strap so you could slide it on as you would on your bars. So its possible that someone makes one. If you have a smart phone you could just download an app to track you.
by rjb
9 Dec 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wide range 'period correct' Campagnolo gearing
Replies: 19
Views: 664

Re: Wide range 'period correct' Campagnolo gearing

I knew that Meccano clone I picked up in a charity shop could prove useful. :lol: I have thought of doing something similar with a Mavic 840 mech I have. The jockey wheels had roller bearings originally but these had failed so I had to improvise with a bush. The mounting bolts are larger than curren...
by rjb
8 Dec 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 33
Views: 634

Re: How's your weather?

It's windy here in Somerset but no rain yet. Managed a 26 mile tandem jaunt with a cafe stop this morning so still on target for 20 a day. :D It's looking dark now so expecting a shower soon. The Somerset levels are on the Lee side of Dartmoor and Exmoor so the more rain they dump on the windward si...
by rjb
6 Dec 2019, 2:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 40
Views: 1077

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

[XAP]Bob wrote:
Why can't we buy appliances with wires, and then put plugs on them, any more?


Because people can't read simple instructions and fit the wires into the correct holes. :(
by rjb
6 Dec 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 40
Views: 1077

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

I had a similar concern with a 18650 battery charger purchased on flebay from China. Despite having CE markings I had read reports of poor construction and safety concerns. I opened mine up and soldered a short length of mains cable and fitted a 13 amp plug with a 3 amp fuse. The other issue with t...
by rjb
6 Dec 2019, 12:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old inner tubes, or just get new to cut up?
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Old inner tubes, or just get new to cut up?

You can buy new ones from pound shops. Just don't ask how much they cost. :lol:
by rjb
5 Dec 2019, 8:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 40
Views: 1077

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

I had a similar concern with a 18650 battery charger purchased on flebay from China. Despite having CE markings I had read reports of poor construction and safety concerns. I opened mine up and soldered a short length of mains cable and fitted a 13 amp plug with a 3 amp fuse.
by rjb
3 Dec 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 82
Views: 6486

Re: Chain Care

Anyone tried this chain wax spray. "A fantastic lithium based chain wax. It's non fling action firstly penetrates the chain in a liquid form then gets thicker in minutes protecting and lubricating the chain." £3.25 for a 400ml can. https://www.properjob.biz/shop/Chain-Wax-400ml-M2979 Prope...
by rjb
2 Dec 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick unclog of mudguards?
Replies: 26
Views: 875

Re: Quick unclog of mudguards?

I've got one of those garden sprayers. The safety valve broke so I removed it and replaced it with a valve from a failed inner tube. It enables me to pump it up to a descent pressure with a track pump in seconds. (50psi) It's much more effective in use now but do this at your peril. :shock: it's ok ...
by rjb
1 Dec 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: kt freehub
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: kt freehub

Here's a link which may help you identify what you have. Freehubs are listed as a spare item but that doesn't mean you can source one. :( https://www.ktgroup.net/pro.php?f=65&cid=65 You may be able to rescue a sticking freehub by putting a pool of thin oil in the right hand side and holding the ...
by rjb
1 Dec 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Peugeot with Reynolds 531 frame tubes ( info sought )
Replies: 32
Views: 1208

Re: Peugeot with Reynolds 531 frame tubes ( info sought )

Those weinmann centrepull brakes may have a 4 digit date code on them which may help identify the year of manufacture. First 2 digits indicate the month, the next 2 the year, eg0576 is May 1976. :wink:
by rjb
1 Dec 2019, 8:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: kt freehub
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: kt freehub

Quando hubs often have KT markings on the cones. It is possible to open up the freehub and remove spacers to decrease the freeplay in it. Here's a link to a Quando hub from my tandem which I overhauled. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=69984&p=1028105&hilit=Quando+Freehub#...
by rjb
30 Nov 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2019 - Twenty a day?
Replies: 42
Views: 12429

Re: 2019 - Twenty a day?

685 miles this month which puts us on 6915 tandem miles this year to date. We are now in touching distance of the target 385 miles remaining. Mrs B is now onboard with the challenge realising we are unlikely to do it again now that age is creeping up. Couple of wet rides but we managed to get out on...