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by RJS
26 Mar 2020, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Braze-ons for a RH front brake
Replies: 40
Views: 729

Re: Braze-ons for a RH front brake

My father rode fixed, so no rear brake, front brake on the left, so he could signal right.
Cheers, Rob.
by RJS
10 Feb 2020, 4:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling around Cala Bona, Majorca
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Cycling around Cala Bona, Majorca

Just about anywhere and every where, the locals are so used to cyclists, and give you plenty of room. I have ridden on the Via Verde on a hired Specialized Allez, don't remember it being a problem, probably on "25s". Enjoyed the Caves de Arc, (with music!), but it's a steep climb back. Pos...
by RJS
6 Feb 2020, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1990s Dawes Horizon/Galaxy- Reynolds 531 or 501?
Replies: 35
Views: 10025

Re: 1990s Dawes Horizon/Galaxy- Reynolds 531 or 501?

Hi Murph195, first I owned a Sterling, I think it was '96 500 tubes I thought it rode fine, then I bent it :oops: :( next had a 2000? Horizon made in Czechoslovakia, 531 main frame Cro-moly rear triangle, fat seat stays, it was awful :shock:; son had a '98 Galaxy 531 with pencil stays, I believe the...
by RJS
10 Jan 2020, 11:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: about Father Brown's time travelling bicycles
Replies: 52
Views: 2384

Re: about Father Brown's time travelling bicycles

One thing that irritates me in films/ TV, which are set in days gone by is the actors teeth, they may be dressed in rags, but the all seem to have perfect brilliant white teeth.
Cheers, Rob.
by RJS
22 Nov 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: much about Rudge bicycles ?
Replies: 3
Views: 411

much about Rudge bicycles ?

A friend acquired a Rudge bicycle recently, 1920 vintage I think. A group were admiring it, a comment was made to the effect that it had the most elegant chainset, very slender arms, then someone said look at the chain, that looks different, a tape measure was put across from the bottom run of the c...
by RJS
26 Oct 2019, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I've lost the handle
Replies: 45
Views: 1773

Re: I've lost the handle

I walked into a local bike shop and bought some new ones a few years back.
Cheers.
Rob.
by RJS
28 Aug 2019, 10:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Totnes: the curious and remarkable Escher town of England where you can only cycle uphill
Replies: 18
Views: 3607

Re: Totnes: the curious and remarkable Escher town of England where you can only cycle uphill

Talking about Totnes, John Dodson, local cyclist, has an exhibition at Birdwood House this week.
Cheers.
Rob.
by RJS
2 Jul 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10-50 cassette
Replies: 83
Views: 3065

Re: 10-50 cassette

Up hill on my 22x36 today, overtaken by a runner, again :oops: :lol: Couldn't match me down the other side, (30 +) :lol:
Cheers.
Rob.
by RJS
1 Jul 2019, 11:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10-50 cassette
Replies: 83
Views: 3065

Re: 10-50 cassette

I get down too 2.5 mph on a 22x36 gear on a 700x35 wheel, it would be easier with a few more teeth on the cassette, but I don't want to go too 10 speed.
Cheers.
Rob.
by RJS
20 Mar 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek 4400 fork swap
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: Trek 4400 fork swap

Thanks Hamster and Brucey, a bit of thinking outside the box there 8)
by RJS
19 Mar 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek 4400 fork swap
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Trek 4400 fork swap

I have a Trek 4400 with a cheep suspension fork, haven't used it for years; thought I might use it on the road with a ridged fork, any suggestions for a suitable swap; I guess some new head races as well.
Cheers.
Rob.
by RJS
1 Sep 2018, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New model or old faithful?
Replies: 51
Views: 1588

Re: New model or old faithful?

I was under the understanding that right handed people put their left foot down, the majority of people; left handers put the right foot down, except for a few awkward people like me, right handed and put my right foot down. Mother-in-law is left handed, she pushes her bike from the right hand side....
by RJS
29 Aug 2018, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro V brake
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Tektro V brake

Thanks Brucey,
ah, the the yoke, at least I know the name now :) We've reshaped it once, it's not perfect, hence why we wanted to replace it. Cheers.
Rob.
by RJS
29 Aug 2018, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro V brake
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Tektro V brake

Thanks Brucey, The bike is up in Exeter, I'm going to have to go up and have another look. Anyway, I've found pictures of a Tektro brakes on line and the bore on all models' I think is straight through, it certainly is on a TK857,(which is bushed), ours is a TK837. I've seen a pair of RM4s, new, for...
by RJS
28 Aug 2018, 11:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro V brake
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Tektro V brake

Hi random37,
sorry, have never managed to do pictures on here. Perhaps to explain the problem better I should say that when we mount the Shimano one on the post (on the fork leg) it bottoms out, say, 3mm before it reaches the shoulder.
Thanks.
Rob.