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by 20130814
4 Aug 2019, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo rear mech - missing spring
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Campagnolo rear mech - missing spring

gaz wrote:Campagnolo Triomphe/Victory? If so the B-pivot is unsprung.


Hi Gary.

Thanks for your reply.

Do you mean by design that type of rear mech does not have a spring?

Thanks

Jim
by 20130814
4 Aug 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo rear mech - missing spring
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Campagnolo rear mech - missing spring

Hi, I have recently been given an old British Eagle racer which has this Campagnolo rear mech on it: https://i.imgur.com/pXxZeYg.jpg I removed the rear mech to clean it but I think I lost a spring because when I have put it back on the frame as on the photo above, the mech hangs loose instead of the...
by 20130814
21 Jul 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old British Eagle frame with speckled rusty bits
Replies: 24
Views: 1790

Old British Eagle frame with speckled rusty bits

I have been given a nice old British Eagle with Reynolds 531 tubing which I'd like to get back up and running. The frame has a lot of bits on it like this: https://i.imgur.com/zJVVdLY.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zOw9SBF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VmdK2YW.jpg Apart from stripping all of the paint off and re...
by 20130814
20 Jul 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freewheel removal tool
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Freewheel removal tool

Hi. I have an old wheel with a freewheel on it which I would like to remove. https://i.imgur.com/OdnwWdK_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium It is one inch across as in the hole in the middle is one inch across and each of the four raised sections is a quarter of an inch across. I...
by 20130814
26 Sep 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Single Speed Freewheel
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Sturmey Archer Single Speed Freewheel

Hi, I have an old 700c rear wheel with an old fashioned threaded shimano freewheel on it, much like this: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/cassettes/1228-shimano-cshg200-7-speed-cassette/ I'd like to remove it and put a single speed freewheel on it - like this: https://www.evanscycles.com/sturmey-archer-...
by 20130814
9 Oct 2017, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pin on back of v-brake caliper "snapped" off
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Pin on back of v-brake caliper "snapped" off

Hi, Yesterday I unscrewed the v-brake calipers from my bike. This evening while trying to put them back on again, I seem to have snapped off the securing pin that fits into the forks that the spring is tensioned against - you can see it here: https://i.imgur.com/gMJAQV0l.jpg I have tried to push the...
by 20130814
11 Jun 2017, 8:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain lubricant advice
Replies: 49
Views: 2665

Chain lubricant advice

Hi, I wondered if I could ask for advice from others about what they use to lubricate their chains? I often use Weldtite Pure Bike Oil , which is okay, and while it stops my chain from rusting, eventually it acts like a dirt and crud magnet and means the chain, chainset teeth and jockey wheels on th...
by 20130814
14 Apr 2017, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know... if this bike looks worth a look? KINESIS RACELIGHT T2
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Does anyone know... if this bike looks worth a look? KINESIS RACELIGHT T2

Hi, I've seen this very nice looking bike on eBay close to where I live: KINESIS RACELIGHT T2 57cm full 105 Mavic wheels http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KINESIS-RACELIGHT-T2-57cm-full-105-Mavic-wheels-/172613664458?hash=item2830937eca:g:lLwAAOSw~CFY5AeJ It's starting at £250... I wondered if people with m...
by 20130814
17 Oct 2016, 6:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stripping thread on threadless handlebar stem
Replies: 13
Views: 934

Re: Stripping thread on threadless handlebar stem

I took it to the LBS today, got a new bolt and SFN, and another spacer was added to aid it all tightening up properly. It cost £18.

Thanks for all of your helpful replies.
by 20130814
16 Oct 2016, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stripping thread on threadless handlebar stem
Replies: 13
Views: 934

Re: Stripping thread on threadless handlebar stem

Thanks for your replies. No, I didn't loosen the other 2 bolts. I should have read up about what to do first, as this is the only bike I've had with a threadless stem. So could I have written off a 2nd pair of forks and headset? I realise that won't probably be possible to answer, and that I'll have...
by 20130814
16 Oct 2016, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stripping thread on threadless handlebar stem
Replies: 13
Views: 934

Stripping thread on threadless handlebar stem

Hi, Last year I bought a Specialized Hardrock bike 2nd hand. After a while I noticed that some play was developing on the h/bars - e.g. I could put the front brake on and when I rocked the bike to and fro, instead of it being nice and solid, there was a bit of play. I tightened the top bolt on the b...
by 20130814
17 Aug 2015, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bolt on cable stops for down tube?
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Bolt on cable stops for down tube?

Thanks for your reply - I'll measure the down tube diameter this evening and let you know.
Much appreciated :-)
by 20130814
17 Aug 2015, 9:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bolt on cable stops for down tube?
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Bolt on cable stops for down tube?

Hi, I have a bike frame onto whose down tube has no braze ons for cable stops which can be used with e.g. thumb shifters mounted on the handlebars - it's completely smooth and devoid of any bits or pieces. I wondered if anyone knows the correct name or possible suppliers of a bolt on clamp that can ...
by 20130814
18 Jul 2015, 7:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shortening fork steering tube
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Shortening fork steering tube

Hi, I am searching for some forks to replace these: http://i.imgur.com/YX9ZdEq.jpg http://i.imgur.com/hTvkM8q.jpg The steering tube is about 17.8 cm and the threaded bit is 5.8 cm long, and the top of the steering tube is 2.5 cm diameter. The head tube on the frame, excluding headset, is 14 cm long....
by 20130814
22 Apr 2015, 6:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to ID bent forks or frame?
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: How to ID bent forks or frame?

Thanks for the replies. Assuming the frame is a bit bent do I need to worry about it or isn't it all that important assuming that it is just a minor bit out of line? Could it have any lasting impact on me physically to ride a bike that is a bit out?

Thanks