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by Pandaz
25 Sep 2014, 11:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Argos Vs Atlantic Boulevard for paint.
Replies: 32
Views: 4148

Re: Argos Vs Atlantic Boulevard for paint.

I've tried this - it was a disaster!

Essentially, all three coats, base, top and lacquer have all got to match, chemically.

Rattle can paints react with just about everything!

You get what you pay for with paint!
by Pandaz
25 Sep 2014, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Argos Vs Atlantic Boulevard for paint.
Replies: 32
Views: 4148

Re: Argos Vs Atlantic Boulevard for paint.

Yes, its automotive quality paint. Its by far the best finish I've ever seen.

Local frame builders use them near exclusively, about as good a reputation as you can get!
by Pandaz
25 Sep 2014, 10:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bargain Tourer....
Replies: 22
Views: 1771

Re: Bargain Tourer....

That's excellent value, how do they do it!?
by Pandaz
25 Sep 2014, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V brake Noodles
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: V brake Noodles

There's a guy over on Retrobike making bespoke aluminum and even titanium versions.

I've lost the link though. :(
by Pandaz
25 Sep 2014, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The original cassette hub?
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: The original cassette hub?

Yours is the BSA IGH hub, a patent later taken up by Sturmey Archer.

Circa 1954
by Pandaz
25 Sep 2014, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The original cassette hub?
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: The original cassette hub?

Didn't Cinelli have a cassette hub in the late 40's, the Bivalent?

Selbach patented a similar system in 1932, but not as elegant as the Italians!
by Pandaz
25 Sep 2014, 10:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...what type of pedals are best for dodgy knees?
Replies: 48
Views: 5199

Re: ...what type of pedals are best for dodgy knees?

Definitely Time Atac, all the couriers used them fir all day comfort.
by Pandaz
25 Sep 2014, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aldi cycle kit..
Replies: 60
Views: 5965

Re: Aldi cycle kit..

Anyone bought the tights? Coolmax insert?
by Pandaz
25 Sep 2014, 10:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?
Replies: 24
Views: 1317

Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

sjs wrote:
reohn2 wrote:No it wouldst be ''dost thou''

No, it would be "dost thou". Thou wouldst, it would (I think).


Oughtn't thou "?
by Pandaz
25 Sep 2014, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?
Replies: 24
Views: 1317

Re: Does Thee Grease Thy QR Skewers?

Everytime! If titanium bonds into steel... Arghhh!!
by Pandaz
23 Sep 2014, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please
Replies: 22
Views: 2573

Re: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please

Its a nice frame let down by the rusty parts.

If you could get your lbs to replace the rusty bits i think you could probably get 250-300 for it, but no more.

Its not old enough to be a true 'classic' but a nice bike from a reputable builder.

Giod luck!
by Pandaz
23 Sep 2014, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed on touring bikes
Replies: 28
Views: 2136

Re: 10 speed on touring bikes

I voted YES

but saying that, I've been quite happily running a Sora 8 speed set up the last ten years!
by Pandaz
23 Sep 2014, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Argos Vs Atlantic Boulevard for paint.
Replies: 32
Views: 4148

Re: Argos Vs Atlantic Boulevard for paint.

A really good paint finish, if looked after can last 15)20 years.

I have an original enamelled Holdsworth from 1954, still going strong and not a spot of rust!
by Pandaz
23 Sep 2014, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: old Italian frame
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: old Italian frame

They're not bad frames but a bit heavy

If yours has chrome look after it as they rust very easily.
by Pandaz
21 Sep 2014, 8:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TDF and carbon fibre
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Re: TDF and carbon fibre

The 2014 TDF was 100% carbon!

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