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by alexnharvey
22 Oct 2020, 9:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal threads
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: Pedal threads

I've found someone to retap the threads. A bike shop I won't name wanted to drill a larger hope and glue in an insert with a 9/16 thread! Thanks but no thanks I said. The guy told me that this what he does for cranks with damaged/stripped threads. It's not a shameful suggestion and such inserts are...
by alexnharvey
20 Oct 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lacing a front wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: Lacing a front wheel

Could you use an offset rim on a front disc wheel to improve bracing?
by alexnharvey
18 Oct 2020, 4:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

The point with welding is that welds which merely stick the weld together won't stay stuck for very long. Doesn't matter how much skill and care you put into the sticking it ain't going to last. Properly done welding causes the items to fuse together not merely stick to each other. "Stuck toge...
by alexnharvey
16 Oct 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

He didn't use the word that it's what we said about his work.. A weld that does no more than stick the metal together will soon fail. It needs decent penetration if it's going to last. Again you just ignore the bits that don't suit you, I already addressed the importance of creating a joint that la...
by alexnharvey
16 Oct 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: woman freezes to death after falling from bike
Replies: 32
Views: 1270

Re: woman freezes to death after falling from bike

A much more accurate headline too

Hull woman froze to death in cemetery after falling off bike and being 'missed' by police
by alexnharvey
16 Oct 2020, 3:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Joy of Crimping; a terminal case...?
Replies: 47
Views: 1346

Re: The Joy of Crimping; a terminal case...?

I think (most?/all?) heat shrink tubing is coated inside with a glue which melts when the tubing is shrunk and thus creates a seal at the non-connector end. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61F6UjzHeNL._SL1500_.jpg You can choose glue lined or not, degrees of shrinkage and so on. If...
by alexnharvey
16 Oct 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

I think that framebuilders are sticking bits of metal together with brazing/soldering, lugs or welds and I think it's very important that they do this with skill and care so that they stay stuck for good and so that the frame tubes are not damaged in the process. I think it's important that they un...
by alexnharvey
16 Oct 2020, 2:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

My boats only made it around inland waters Mike but they're still floating.
by alexnharvey
16 Oct 2020, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

I think that framebuilders are sticking bits of metal together with brazing/soldering, lugs or welds and I think it's very important that they do this with skill and care so that they stay stuck for good and so that the frame tubes are not damaged in the process. I think it's important that they und...
by alexnharvey
16 Oct 2020, 1:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

Top marks for pedantry Pete. I'm surprised that the latter part of the sentence which you've failed to highlight didn't clarify the meaning for you! :shock: I like to say that brazing and soldering are a bit like gluing things together with molten metal but I suppose that's lost on the overly litera...
by alexnharvey
16 Oct 2020, 1:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

I think you've missed my point whoof. If you're already exhibiting at a show as a framebuilding sole trader/partnership, why would you want to start as an apprentice at BJ. Why would you go from completing custom/bespoke frames to (presumably) starting with the "apprentice jobs" at BJ bef...
by alexnharvey
16 Oct 2020, 1:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

I certainly wasn't being smart. If there are that many making bikes surely they could find someone willing to train as a bike maker. ( I never suggested a fully operating frame builder would want an apprenticeship lol, that would be stupid haha) I'm not trying to slight them in any way, but I'm sur...
by alexnharvey
16 Oct 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

I think you've missed my point whoof. If you're already exhibiting at a show as a framebuilding sole trader/partnership, why would you want to start as an apprentice at BJ? Why would you go from completing custom/bespoke frames to (presumably) starting with the "apprentice jobs" at BJ befo...
by alexnharvey
16 Oct 2020, 12:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 67
Views: 2595

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

Given the amount of young frame builders around the UK at the moment They could not have tried very hard to recruit staff to carry the company forward. You can't move for hipsters building steel. Can't tell if you're being facetious or not? How many young framebuilders do you think there actually a...
by alexnharvey
15 Oct 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?
Replies: 23
Views: 817

Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

I've bought myself a pair of Madison isoler Merino blend gloves on sale for 9 quid at tredz. Full review in a few weeks but this morning they were just right, kept the chill off but not too sweaty.
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