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by patthebike
7 Feb 2021, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Too many patches
Replies: 50
Views: 1710

Re: Too many patches

....FWIW tubes are not clean on the surface when they are new, and the inside of (esp new) tyres is contaminated with mould release compounds which transfer to the surface of tubes. in some cases using a piece of abrasive paper on the tube is seemingly just stirring this contamination around, rathe...
by patthebike
7 Feb 2021, 2:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Too many patches
Replies: 50
Views: 1710

Re: Too many patches

Two coats of rubber solution? Sounds like someone has shares in the makers! :lol: I've been applying 2 coats of the stuff for years with great success in keeping the patches stuck to the tube. Only recently have I had to throw a tube of glue away as no matter what I did, the patches were not sticki...
by patthebike
31 Dec 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pricing a bike for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 1333

Re: Pricing a bike for sale

Given that a buyer cannot know the fatigue or corrosion status of the frame, and the consumption of the original drive components suggests that a good part of the nominal frame life could have been consumed, you could try starting the whole assembly at GBP 200 DDP* up to 200 km. *Delivered Duty Pai...
by patthebike
7 Sep 2020, 1:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning out Campag Ergos
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Cleaning out Campag Ergos

Several years ago my RHS Campag Centaur ergo had a bit of an issue. Can't remember what it was now, but I sent it off for repair/overhaul. When I spoke to the mechanic at the Approved Service Centre, I did mention that I was tempted to spray WD 40 or similar in there, but was told that stuff can mak...
by patthebike
4 Jun 2020, 11:17am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: On Your Marques - Roberts Cycles - 06 June 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: On Your Marques - Roberts Cycles - 06 June 2020

jahknob wrote:Hi,
Yes - certainly postponed for the time being. We will see what we can come up with once things are back to whatever passes for "normal"



Thanks. I guessed it would be. Just wanted confirmation.

Cheers.
by patthebike
3 Jun 2020, 9:24am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: On Your Marques - Roberts Cycles - 06 June 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: On Your Marques - Roberts Cycles - 06 June 2020

I'm guessing this is now cancelled? :(
by patthebike
3 Jun 2020, 9:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid juicy three lever broken?
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Avid juicy three lever broken?

Have you adjusted the brake lever distance from the handlebar as per step 7 in the bleeding section of this link to the instruction manual: https://www.servicearchive.sram.com/sites/default/files/techdocs/e1_e3_service_manual_rev_b.pdf That catches a lot of people out. Thanks. Mine is a juicy 3 whi...
by patthebike
1 Jun 2020, 9:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid juicy three lever broken?
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Avid juicy three lever broken?

Have you adjusted the brake lever distance from the handlebar as per step 7 in the bleeding section of this link to the instruction manual:

https://www.servicearchive.sram.com/sit ... _rev_b.pdf

That catches a lot of people out.
by patthebike
29 Apr 2018, 11:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Classic Frame Builder Wanted
Replies: 45
Views: 3331

Re: Classic Frame Builder Wanted

I've only just seen this post, a couple of frame builders that I've not seen mentioned yet are: Geoff Roberts http://www.geoffrobertsframes.co.uk Winston Vaz, who worked for Chas Roberts (Geoffs brother) for many years https://www.varonha.co.uk Chas Roberts himself has now stopped otherwise I'd reco...
by patthebike
14 Feb 2018, 6:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Retro Clothing
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Retro Clothing

+ 1 for Tudor Sports. I've just ordered some "York" tights. Hope they're as good as the ones I had when I started club cycling in the early 90's. They lasted a very long time! They got replaced with a similar pair from Lusso, but I can't seem to find that style anymore on the Lusso website.
by patthebike
21 Jul 2017, 7:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Inner tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 1441

Re: Inner tubes

I usually use Michelin Airstop.

However, this website does decent tubes as well: https://www.innertubeshop.com
by patthebike
8 May 2017, 10:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Once more - Shoes suitable for Toe Clips?
Replies: 21
Views: 4726

Re: Once more - Shoes suitable for Toe Clips?

Like someone else said, have you looked at Reynolds shoes? http://reynolds-england.com

I bought some years ago, and they were VERY comfortable.
by patthebike
25 Apr 2017, 10:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brakes: Avid Juicy 3 -- repair or replace?
Replies: 7
Views: 5529

Re: Brakes: Avid Juicy 3 -- repair or replace?

I personally would be replacing them just because of the age of them. I know Avid have their haters but they can't be all that bad as they're fitted as OE to a LOT of bikes. My Avid Elixirs lasted for years before I upgraded to Hope. Lovely brakes but not cheap. Depends on your budget as to what you...
by patthebike
10 Apr 2017, 10:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anybody recognise this??
Replies: 34
Views: 2111

Re: Anybody recognise this??

I think it has been a multi functional frame, hence the set up, I intend to keep all the features when I get it resprayed, and the canti brakes will be a bonus as I will be able to use 700 wheels. Just need to try and find out who built it so I can get it badged up properly. There appears to be 3 t...
by patthebike
20 Mar 2017, 9:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone tried Colour-Tech in Dartford?
Replies: 18
Views: 2843

Re: Anyone tried Colour-Tech in Dartford?

I used them 11 years ago to respray my Roberts. Had no problems with the paint chipping. Excellent finish, has lasted well over this time. When I went there, he had "contracts" (for want of a better word) with many companies to paint their frames. Saw many weird and wonderful paint designs...