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by alexnharvey
21 Feb 2020, 11:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame repair near cambridge
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Frame repair near cambridge

Indeed it is, lugged and It looks like a brazed dropout to me.
by alexnharvey
21 Feb 2020, 11:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame repair near cambridge
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Frame repair near cambridge

Just received a bike from ebay, nice Hewitt frame, with the drive side dropout snapped off in the middle (where the set screw would go). Waiting to hear from the seller about their solution but hoping that a dropout replacement might be possible. Is there a framebuilder who does repairs near cambrid...
by alexnharvey
18 Feb 2020, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thorn Audax Mk4 or Spa Elan (steel)
Replies: 31
Views: 1216

Re: Thorn Audax Mk4 or Spa Elan (steel)

Iirc spa frames are Taiwanese too.
by alexnharvey
17 Feb 2020, 9:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike fitting: why? Why not?
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Bike fitting: why? Why not?

brynpoeth wrote:I read of someone who paid for several bike fittings, got a different result each time :?
Could all be right? Or all be wrong? Is it best to collect knowledge and do it oneself?


It would be interesting to see the original article or post that compared several bike fit methods.
by alexnharvey
14 Feb 2020, 5:15pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 158
Views: 28567

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

Yeah, [rude word removed] scientists.
by alexnharvey
14 Feb 2020, 12:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pedal extenders ( to stop boots rubbing crank arm ) ?? Any experience ?
Replies: 26
Views: 975

Re: Pedal extenders ( to stop boots rubbing crank arm ) ?? Any experience ?

Great minds, eh?

(Though not always such careful readers of earlier posts)
by alexnharvey
13 Feb 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone painted their bikes?
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: Anyone painted their bikes?

I have been thinking of painting my winter bike once the gritters are away for the year. It is heavily rusted around the BB chainstays and bridge area. Thinking of following a similar procedure to what Brucey outlines with slight adaptation. Degrease and steam the frame. Strip to bare metal. Treat w...
by alexnharvey
11 Feb 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 158
Views: 28567

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

I would guess that's because they have no performance advantage and so they don't hit the news because they don't win things. Or because being biorn Fermale they have more sense?
by alexnharvey
7 Feb 2020, 1:20pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Light Blue Darwin frame or bike, size large
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Wanted: Light Blue Darwin frame or bike, size large

Good luck. I have been keeping my eyes out for a medium for quite a while and they very rarely appear for sale. If I see a large I'll let you know.
by alexnharvey
7 Feb 2020, 1:01pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Exustar SPD shoes sp705 7.5/42
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Exustar SPD shoes sp705 8/42

Still for sale. Did I mention that they're new, boxed and with brand new spd cleats fitted?

£50 quid new at spa plus postage, without any cleats for comparison.
by alexnharvey
5 Feb 2020, 10:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Paintwork problems
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Re: Paintwork problems

The black spots are probably black iron oxide, Fe3O4.

Is there a drain hole in the BB shell? Exterior rust is an irritation. Interior rust in a poorly drained frame can be terminal.
by alexnharvey
5 Feb 2020, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA front drum brake conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 2543

Re: SA front drum brake conversion

What do you all think about compressionless outer for the brake cable and any ideas on good rims to pair with the drum brake.

Possibly the recent thread on mid-weight tourer rims covers it, Shruti of course a 'disc-only' rim could be used instead.
by alexnharvey
5 Feb 2020, 10:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threaded hole specification
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Threaded hole specification

7 don't know, possibly the item reference number on the drawing. TAP a tapped threaded hole M3 diameter, 3mm. 0.5 mm, thread pitch. 6H tolerance of the work, 6H is average quality of fit between the threaded parts. Thro, abbreviation of through, as in the hole penetrates the part rather than being '...
by alexnharvey
4 Feb 2020, 8:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I found keys lying in the road today
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: I found keys lying in the road today

This is Avon and Somerset's website, it asks lots of questions and then says if you should inform the Police or not when finding something. I only spent a minute on it but if you've found; a gun, drugs, money, a computer or phone, if it's got the persons name and address on it you should contact th...