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by PT1029
29 Sep 2020, 9:29pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame. Sold.
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

for my pennies worth, Brake clearance looks too close for the frame to be built as a tourer (mudguards look a tight squeeze for a touring frame, may more a club riding frame? If the parts are original (except the more modern rims), I'd say very unusual/rare Mavic hubs + 1980's design Campag rear mec...
by PT1029
26 Sep 2020, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement brake pad - help!
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Replacement brake pad - help!

You say the V brake pads have the same multiple washers that your cantilever brakes have, then they are the ones you need. Getting the same fitting is the important bit. "V" and "cantilever" are perhaps not the best adjectives to use. The pads with multiple washers are the ones u...
by PT1029
18 Aug 2020, 9:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: chain quick links - variation...
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: chain quick links - variation...

KMC used to have a list of all their quick links on their website, but I can't find it at the moment. The closest I can find is this : https://www.kmcchain.com/en/series/chain-connector-12s-11s-10s-9s-8s-7s-6s-speed If you click on the appropriate speed, the choice comes up underneath. Note there ar...
by PT1029
16 Aug 2020, 7:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Silly bar end question
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: Silly bar end question

..or you can have the outer gear cable exit the bar tape not far from the bar end, as per here: https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/33088/bar-end-shifters-on-drop-bars-why-not-run-the-cables-all-the-way-to-the-stem The link has some discussion about the merits of both routings. I've not rea...
by PT1029
12 Aug 2020, 3:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bringing a bike back from the USA
Replies: 26
Views: 1074

Re: Bringing a bike back from the USA

Years ago my boss purchased a bike in the US, did 2 - 3 weeks holiday on it them brought it back. The bike wasn't imported into the UK at that point, and what was imported was fairly low volume (Nishiki). The customs man at the airport went in his office came out with Nishiki's price list (and this ...
by PT1029
12 Aug 2020, 3:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sussex east - west route query
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Sussex east - west route query

I am trying to do a route Oxford to near Buxted. We did this route a few years ago, with some grotty bits, busy/narrow roads. I think I have worked out how to avoid the busy A and B road dross around Fleet/Farnborough. We might stay just west of Billingshurst. Billingshurst - Buxted has poor east - ...
by PT1029
12 Aug 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removal rear wheel on Sovereign hub gear
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Removal rear wheel on Sovereign hub gear

FIRST : If you have not done so, reassembly is make a lot easier if you have noted/laid out/photographed the order/orientation of all the axle bits you removed, as often it doesn't really fit if when you put it all back together something has been turned round/flipped over or put inside the drop out...
by PT1029
9 Aug 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Headache after rides
Replies: 47
Views: 1561

Re: Headache after rides

If you are not sure if you are getting dehydrated, look at your pee. If you pee is darker than normal, you are getting dehydrated.
If you are not peeing at all, ditto but more so!
by PT1029
9 Aug 2020, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stabilisers for 26" quick release wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Stabilisers for 26" quick release wheels

I think most stablisers won't fit 26" wheels - made for young children/smaller wheel sizes. I recall years ago seeing stablisers made for adults, I think they were something on the lines of special needs equipment rather than standard bike parts. That said, if you find some that fit/work, you t...
by PT1029
6 Aug 2020, 8:12am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 72
Views: 124342

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

There is a highway code consultation out at the moment. On the section dealing with shared cycle/pedestrian paths, there is a bit on cycle users giving a warning, passing with care etc. My response was the highway code revision was that it should include something on pedestrians should take care wit...
by PT1029
6 Aug 2020, 7:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Record high flange hub issue, PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 33
Views: 856

Re: Campagnolo Record high flange hub issue, PLEASE HELP!

In your bearing photo, half the balls are silver, half are brown. Usually a sign water got in one side of the hub and the result was rusty balls. How the grease looks depends on the grease. Some grease forms a uniform emulsion, some grease stays much the same, with drops if water mingled in it. If y...
by PT1029
3 Aug 2020, 9:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat post stuck but not seized.
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: Seat post stuck but not seized.

Just to be sure, you say the seat post moves 20 dgerees. Does it move in the frame, or does it spring/flex in the frame. I have in the past had a longish seat post siezed at the bottom only. I did manage quite a large amount of rotational flex, as the unsized length of seat post flexed in a torsiona...
by PT1029
31 Jul 2020, 4:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How not to lock up your bike
Replies: 49
Views: 1973

Re: How not to lock up your bike

I saw a better one. Similarly cheap bike/cable lock. The cable was still in its frame carrying bracket. The owner had simply left the lock in its bracket and locked the cable round the Sheffield stand. When she came back (I was working by the cycle racks), before she unlocked it, I showed her that b...
by PT1029
29 Jul 2020, 8:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wide womens cycling shoes
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Wide womens cycling shoes

Thanks all, I have passed the link for this thread onto the not wide woman with the wide feet.

Thanks.
by PT1029
29 Jul 2020, 8:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Under chain stay U brakes
Replies: 19
Views: 787

Re: Under chain stay U brakes

Some makes of U brake had the Dia Compe style centering method, loosen the boss bolt, turn the inner bit that had the spring in it (usually use a cone spanner for this) and the retighten the boss bolt. This applied to both sides, so you could set the springs on both sides too slack, giving poor spri...