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by alexnharvey
9 Jul 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are steel bike prices rising?
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: Are steel bike prices rising?

Talking of maxway, has anyone seen the stainless steel bikes in their catalogue in the wild?
by alexnharvey
8 Jul 2020, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: For someone who hasn't trued a wheel before is it easy to do without specialist equipment?
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: For someone who hasn't trued a wheel before is it easy to do without specialist equipment?

Stress relieving is a very good idea. However if you just want to get out with your son the most basic level of truing, tightening the low side (ie spoke on the on the other side, pulling the rim away from the pad/indicator) and loosening the two either side is good enough to get you out.
by alexnharvey
7 Jul 2020, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Affordable Frame Brazing/Welding in the Bristol Area
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Affordable Frame Brazing/Welding in the Bristol Area

For £600 surely you are getting into the ballpark of a nice of the peg frame from some of the other British makers?
by alexnharvey
5 Jul 2020, 9:52pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Tenacious Tape/Patch (pannier repair)
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Tenacious Tape/Patch (pannier repair)

That was my misunderstanding, 50 cm innit. Still, would be about 45cm unused.
by alexnharvey
5 Jul 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Tenacious Tape/Patch (pannier repair)
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Tenacious Tape/Patch (pannier repair)

They did do it. Just about big enough to cover the largest cluster and perfect for the smaller one. Sticky and stretchy buggers too, I wonder why they didn't work on a puncture

A slightly larger patch over the biggest one would be good but these seem pretty good initially. Thanks for the tip.
by alexnharvey
5 Jul 2020, 6:42pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Tenacious Tape/Patch (pannier repair)
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Tenacious Tape/Patch (pannier repair)

That's interesting, I've a pack of those and they're not much good for anything else! :lol:

It's road rash after the rack rotated backwards and the pannier scraped in the ground, so a collection of smaller holes, they might just do it.
by alexnharvey
5 Jul 2020, 3:05pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Tenacious Tape/Patch (pannier repair)
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Tenacious Tape/Patch (pannier repair)

Does anyone have a spare pannier repair patch or remaining tape from their own repair, such as McNett's tenacious tape or GearAid Patches?

Yes, I know a pack of 20m is only £7, but then I will have 19.5m left over that i have to store!
by alexnharvey
5 Jul 2020, 11:18am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Villiers Velo Touriste 21 1/2 inch FOR SALE
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Villiers Velo Touriste 21 1/2 inch FOR SALE

Have you had some bad experiences with allowing test rides before? :?
by alexnharvey
4 Jul 2020, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Max tyre 28c without mudguards
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Max tyre 28c without mudguards

Is that because you are using a mid fork mounting point located on the inner face of the fork? IIRC mid fork mounting reduces the tendency of the mudguard to fold up and lock the wheel because the stay mounting is not so close to the wheel axle as it is when at a fork foot mount. The path of the sta...
by alexnharvey
30 Jun 2020, 6:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lacing Saddles
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Lacing Saddles

Bowline (or other loop forming knot) on one side, then the other side makes round turn (not a half turn) on that loop and several half hitches in the same direction to secure. The difficulty is not losing the tension while you secure the half hitches. A round turn helps with this (due to increased f...
by alexnharvey
29 Jun 2020, 9:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mercian Frame Restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 921

Re: Mercian Frame Restoration

They all have some bad reports, Argos included.

It's a very hard job.
by alexnharvey
28 Jun 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: whether to lend a bike or not?
Replies: 59
Views: 2044

Re: whether to lend a bike or not?

Well after a bit of back and forth we came to some level of mutual understanding even if not in full agreement.

Unfortunately the fork cracked during straightening.
by alexnharvey
28 Jun 2020, 6:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: whether to lend a bike or not?
Replies: 59
Views: 2044

Re: whether to lend a bike or not?

Cyril, think he will read it and understand it but you are right that it is possibly too long and detailed. It is repetitive in parts. Slowster, I have not had the bike inspected by a shop, it is my own assessment. I may simply say dear X The pattern of damage to the bike (mudguard bent to the right...
by alexnharvey
27 Jun 2020, 12:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: whether to lend a bike or not?
Replies: 59
Views: 2044

Re: whether to lend a bike or not?

Gregory and Cyril, that is a draft that is not yet sent but I intend to. I think to not address it at all might be taken as accepting what he has said. I will take some photos of the damage and add them to the letter. I think the fork bending might only be slight but I will also try to measure and p...
by alexnharvey
27 Jun 2020, 11:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: whether to lend a bike or not?
Replies: 59
Views: 2044

Re: whether to lend a bike or not?

I still prefer a slightly more generous interpretation. - He crashes the bike shortly after taking it (within a mile I think) and doesn't know why. - He cleans himself up and gets back on. - He then notices the steering issue. - He incorrectly infers that the steering issue caused the crash. I think...