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by AM7
7 Jul 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinions - 531c frame okay for loaded touring?
Replies: 49
Views: 1785

Re: Opinions - 531c frame okay for loaded touring?

Re: Brakes - The only options are calipers made for BMX or cruisers, or to braze on canti bosses...so, yes, What about drum brakes. I’ve fitted Sturmey drum brakes to my 1984 531c Raleigh Classic 15 (which I believe has a pretty much identical frame to the 80s Record Ace) and they work just fine. w...
by AM7
4 Jul 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinions - 531c frame okay for loaded touring?
Replies: 49
Views: 1785

Re: Opinions - 531c frame okay for loaded touring?

Salade_Lyonnaise wrote:Re: Brakes - The only options are calipers made for BMX or cruisers, or to braze on canti bosses...so, yes,


What about drum brakes. I’ve fitted Sturmey drum brakes to my 1984 531c Raleigh Classic 15 (which I believe has a pretty much identical frame to the 80s Record Ace) and they work just fine.
by AM7
20 Jun 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear for Moulton TSR2
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Hub gear for Moulton TSR2

I fitted a Sturmey XRC5(W) [EDIT - actually an SRC5 hub as pointed out by Brucey below] to my TSR2 a few years ago. Fitted with the under bar ‘rapidfire’ type shifter, it was a nice upgrade. Out of the box it was spaced at 127mm but it wasn’t too much hassle to get it down to 122mm which I was able ...
by AM7
24 May 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?
Replies: 31
Views: 1579

Re: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?

However, during all this messing around one of the station staff at Liverpool Street told one of our group that later this year - maybe quite soon - that no cycles will be allowed on any of the London Cambridge Trains! Cycles are already not allowed on any Stanted airport trains even though they ar...
by AM7
16 Aug 2018, 9:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Wheel Builders
Replies: 36
Views: 1671

Re: Custom Wheel Builders

It's far easier than you think. Yes, but how do you work out what spoke pattern to use? What about calculating spoke length? Are the spokes on either side of wheel the same type. Surely, it can't be that easy? You buy Roger Mussen's wheelbuilding e-book for £9 which tells you everything you need to...
by AM7
16 Aug 2018, 8:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: spreading rear stays - mixte
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: spreading rear stays - mixte

I tried the threaded rod method on our Mixte, but it was better IMHO to lie the frame down and stand on the dropout and tug the other one upwards by hand. Trial and error and checking the alignment did it perfectly and easier than the rod method. 126mm to 130mm. Yep that's exactly how I did my 531 ...
by AM7
16 Aug 2018, 8:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to age an older bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1038

Re: How to age an older bike

I just googled the Raleigh Equipe and the paint deign and typeface look very similar to those on the more upmarket Raleigh bikes in the 1989 Raleigh Lightweights catalogue, so I'd say around 1989/90.
by AM7
10 Mar 2018, 10:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: sturmey 5 speed
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: sturmey 5 speed

I got my SRC5 down to about 122mm by replacing the big locknuts with narrower ones.
by AM7
18 Oct 2017, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" x 1¼" rims Airlite SF hubs - WHICH SPOKES and NIPPLES? Sorted :)
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: 26" x 1¼" rims Airlite SF hubs - WHICH SPOKES and NIPPLES?

deliquium wrote:MADGETTS sell stainless steel 15/17/15g spokes and nipples :D


It's good to have that confirmed :D
by AM7
14 Oct 2017, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" x 1¼" rims Airlite SF hubs - WHICH SPOKES and NIPPLES? Sorted :)
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: 26" x 1¼" rims Airlite SF hubs - WHICH SPOKES and NIPPLES?

Edited as just realised rims aren't chrome plated steel, so possibly Dunlop “Stainless Special Lightweight”? If they are Dunlop Special Lightweight, it would be stamped on the inside of the rim, like this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n6zabc842i87gzv/File%2014-10-2017%2C%2014%2046%2025.jpeg?raw=1 (The...
by AM7
10 Oct 2017, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: S2C gearing
Replies: 21
Views: 1221

Re: S2C gearing

Sheldon's gear calculator makes it 45 and 62 inches, so not too far off :)
by AM7
5 Oct 2017, 2:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New dyno hub for my Moulton.
Replies: 65
Views: 2710

Re: New dyno hub for my Moulton.

I thought that you had to have a dyno suited to the wheel size and that there were 20" and 27"-ish variants to avoid the problems of higher rotation with little wheels. Is this not the case any more? See Brucey's comments on this here - https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=...
by AM7
30 Sep 2017, 4:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamos for 20" wheel
Replies: 31
Views: 1673

Re: Hub dynamos for 20" wheel

NUKe wrote:does the Moulton have narrow hubs ? This will determin which ones 70mm or 100 mm.


Some of the New Series Moulton's take 74mm OLN front hubs, but the AM, APB and TSR models are all 100mm.
by AM7
29 Sep 2017, 4:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamos for 20" wheel
Replies: 31
Views: 1673

Re: Hub dynamos for 20" wheel

But that doesn't match Mick's specifications, the bit about being meant for a Moulton-sized wheel in particular. Mick said he was thinking of fitting a dynohub to his Moulton and he specified that it must be 100mm OLN, silver, 28h, and for rim brakes. The PV8 meets those requirements :D I think Bru...