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by pulseezar
29 Oct 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Coaster brake damaging pedal bearings?
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Coaster brake damaging pedal bearings?

Thank you for your helpful replies :)
by pulseezar
28 Oct 2019, 9:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Coaster brake damaging pedal bearings?
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Coaster brake damaging pedal bearings?

Hi all, I had a cheapo Bobbin Birdie fitted with a Sturmey 3 speed coaster brake that I have been using daily for approx 2 years now, but just in the last couple of weeks or so I have had some problems with the drive side pedal. After checking for play today it's clearly in a bad way with substantia...
by pulseezar
11 Dec 2018, 7:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What would you do if your derailleur hanger looked like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: What would you do if your derailleur hanger looked like this?

I've had a play around with it now. The mudguard screws came out fine and I've replaced these. I think the problem was more likely the washer that had been used. Either way I'll keep an eye on the replacements. The problem now is that I cannot get the screws on the hanger to shift at all! Hopefully ...
by pulseezar
11 Dec 2018, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What would you do if your derailleur hanger looked like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: What would you do if your derailleur hanger looked like this?

Thanks for that Brucey. I have ordered a replacement hangar and will have a go at getting those screws out. Thankfully I know the previous owner cleaned the bike regularly so should be okay - not sign of any other problems.

I'll have a look for some new mudguard screws while I'm at it!
by pulseezar
11 Dec 2018, 5:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What would you do if your derailleur hanger looked like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: What would you do if your derailleur hanger looked like this?

It looks really weird on the photo though, as if cyber-mice have been nibbling away... It looks weird in real life too! Never seen one like it. FWIW the corrosion has become that bad because some moron has fitted a plated steel screw into the mudguard eye; if you are very lucky indeed that will uns...
by pulseezar
11 Dec 2018, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What would you do if your derailleur hanger looked like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 608

What would you do if your derailleur hanger looked like this?

I bought a second hand bike over the weekend, a titanium Genesis Equilibrium, and it's in tip top condition considering that it's four years old. I have however noticed that on closer inspection that the derailleur hanger seems corroded. The frame surrounding it is fine so not sure how this has happ...
by pulseezar
13 Nov 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me find my next bicycle (if you like)
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Help me find my next bicycle (if you like)

I'm in the exciting position of looking for a new bike! Here're the basic requirements: Budget up to about £1300, ideally a little less. Something quite light, say around the 10kg mark I'd prefer rim brakes to discs (to keep cost and weight down mainly) Prefer steel frame Must have mudguard mounts C...
by pulseezar
24 Sep 2018, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with dating and perhaps identifying this frame
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Help with dating and perhaps identifying this frame

I suppose this might be supported by the fact that the wheels it came with had Maillard 700 hubs laced to Mavic MA40 rims, not sure they are original though would lend weight to it being French...probably should have mentioned that before :oops:
by pulseezar
24 Sep 2018, 8:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with dating and perhaps identifying this frame
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Help with dating and perhaps identifying this frame

So, as accurately as I can I make the external diameter 26mm and the internal 24mm. I always thought the seat tube was slightly misshapen because my bike shop told me it would take a 27.2mm seatpost, resulting in me forcing in (and scratching the hell out of) a brand new seatpost! Thanks for your he...
by pulseezar
23 Sep 2018, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with dating and perhaps identifying this frame
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Help with dating and perhaps identifying this frame

Brucey, that's extremely helpful, thank you!

I'll check out the cost of the respray and perhaps give it a miss this time and invest in a better frame in the future. Think we're definitely in "gas pipe" territory!

Many thanks
by pulseezar
23 Sep 2018, 4:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with dating and perhaps identifying this frame
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Help with dating and perhaps identifying this frame

Hi all, I'm too old for this fixed gear business so am looking at fitting some gears to this frame and turning it into a comfy sportive type bicycle for organised rides and the like. The frame needs a bit of work doing to it but I wanted to take the opportunity to see if anyone could help me find ou...
by pulseezar
23 Sep 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling the Santander-Mediterranean greenway
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Cycling the Santander-Mediterranean greenway

Having now cycled this I thought I'd answer my own question in case anyone else considers it... The greenway is great, good quality compact gravel surface, completely fine for anything but the flimsiest of road bike. It's a really wonderful ride with fantastic scenery and recommended as a way to of ...
by pulseezar
30 Aug 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling the Santander-Mediterranean greenway
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Cycling the Santander-Mediterranean greenway

Hi all, I'm planning a trip from Madrid to Bilbao in a couple of weeks time. The route planners I have been using are suggesting I use an old railway line North of Burgos which it turns out is part of the old Santander-Mediterranean greenway route. It appears to be surfaced with "compacted grav...
by pulseezar
4 Jan 2017, 8:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My Ortlieb Back-roller Classics failed me
Replies: 29
Views: 4799

Re: My Ortlieb Back-roller Classics failed me

Sorry for dragging up this old thread, I thought I'd share the solution for anyone else that is interested. Basically I went and bought a load of M4 allen bolts, some washers and some locking nuts and replaced all the original screws and bolts with these. I thought about getting original spare parts...