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by ian peacock
12 Aug 2020, 4:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Wheel building

Thanks All, that's really helpful. I shall get on with the building
by ian peacock
12 Aug 2020, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Wheel building

I have a pair of Ambrosia "Balance" rims that I am going to build onto campag hubs to replace the worn out Mavic Open Pro's. The new rims are shallow aero, being roughly triagular in section. Unlike every other rim I have used, these do not have reinforced eyelets, so I am a bit concerned ...
by ian peacock
1 Sep 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Retouching frame finish
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Retouching frame finish

For a small area, nail varnish works well. you can take your frame into the shop and get an exact (ish) match.
by ian peacock
31 Aug 2018, 4:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to hillstart on a steep lane
Replies: 70
Views: 2860

Re: How to hillstart on a steep lane

Turn round, go to bottom of hill, try again. I do this regularly, and the bonus is: you get fitter.
by ian peacock
22 Jun 2018, 3:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone speak Campag?
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Anyone speak Campag?

What's the difference between "Ultrashift" and "Powershift"? ( I want to change my 9-speed set-up to 10-speed so that I can run a 30 tooth sprocket)
by ian peacock
20 Mar 2018, 12:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag/Shimano mix
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Campag/Shimano mix

Greetings earthlings, recently, Brucey commented that a Shimano 8-speed set-up could be operated successfully by Campag ten speed levers; and incidentally, the much-missed Chris Juden said the same thing some time ago in the CTC comic. My question is: which version of Campags 10-speed levers will wo...
by ian peacock
10 Feb 2018, 3:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this a Mercian?
Replies: 20
Views: 1317

Re: Is this a Mercian?

Attached photos of putative Mercian, Seat cluster, frame, and front end. I have brazed on the cable stops, centre-pull cable hanger, and gear lever bosses that are visible in the photo. I have removed (unbrazed?) the cantilever pivots. I am going to fit Weinman long stirrup centre pull brakes.
by ian peacock
9 Feb 2018, 10:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this a Mercian?
Replies: 20
Views: 1317

Re: Is this a Mercian?

Morning Brucey,, I'll sort out a Photo.
by ian peacock
8 Feb 2018, 12:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this a Mercian?
Replies: 20
Views: 1317

Re: Is this a Mercian?

Oh, that's very helpful that is. I know, I'll build it up with a big wheel at the front and a little one at the back and call it "The Prisoner"
by ian peacock
7 Feb 2018, 12:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this a Mercian?
Replies: 20
Views: 1317

Is this a Mercian?

I have aquired a really nicely built vintage touring frame. It has been resprayed by Ellis-Briggs and fitted with E-B transfers, but its not one of theirs. The frame number is 12886, which is stamped on the BB; on the circumference oof the drive side. that suugests that it was 128th frame built in 1...
by ian peacock
18 Oct 2017, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DIY spoke nipple drivers
Replies: 18
Views: 2634

Re: DIY spoke nipple drivers

Hurray! I have just laced a wheel using the Brucey patent nipple-gripper. (I only came across the post today).
(a) It works brilliantly
(b) Why have you only just got round to telling me about it?
(c) I got a very funny look from my wife when I proudly told her what I had made. Ian
by ian peacock
11 Oct 2017, 2:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brazing bits onto frame
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Brazing bits onto frame

Greetings again Earthlings, When brazing fiddly bits, like brake-cable stops, onto a frame, what is the best way to hold them in place prior to and during the process? I have successfully brazed all sorts of bits onto a couple of frames, but have resorted to simply balancing them on the spot where I...
by ian peacock
17 Sep 2017, 3:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag freehub cassette carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Campag freehub cassette carrier

Thanks for all the info. The hub is130 OLN and the carrier has equally spaced splines. My best guess is that it's an 8-speed hub, with a 7- speed cassette. I shall try to get hold of a compatible ambrosio or Miche cassette. Thanks again, Ian
by ian peacock
17 Sep 2017, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag freehub cassette carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Campag freehub cassette carrier

Greetings earthlings, I have a very early campag record free hub , which is in A1 conndition. The cassette carrier is of the early type and has a 7-speed cassette. I would like to replace this with a 10 speed carrier(I have a spare one on an otherwise useless hub: the flange is cracked). Before I st...
by ian peacock
15 Aug 2017, 12:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are cycling socks a waste of money?
Replies: 27
Views: 2590

Re: Are cycling socks a waste of money?

I wear them for racing, but have to be careful: they are often left/right specific. I once started a time trial with them on the wrong feet, and on the command "GO" I shot off backwards!