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by steveparry
15 Apr 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carrera Subway - proper mudguards?
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Carrera Subway - proper mudguards?

I just checked they're 26" tyres 40mm width. There are mudguard eyes too. The Blackburns look good. I'd have to source some nuts and bolts to secure them where the brake callipers would normally be.
by steveparry
14 Apr 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carrera Subway - proper mudguards?
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Carrera Subway - proper mudguards?

I have an old ie V-brakes model and would like to fit some mudguards that properly cover both wheels as opposed to the mtb type that would appear to offer very little protection. Any pointers? Thanks, Steve
by steveparry
1 Jun 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel bearings for Carrera Subway1?
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Wheel bearings for Carrera Subway1?

Recently bought an old one. On removing the front wheel I can feel the tell-tale 'crunch' of nackered wheel bearings. Does anyone know is it an easy job to replace them? And whether they are in sealed races or individual cup and cone with ball bearings? I haven't tried the back but might try to repl...
by steveparry
22 Sep 2017, 3:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Oil out of trousers
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Oil out of trousers

I have black oil marks on the bottom of my cotton cord trousers. On left leg from rubbing crank. Think I tried Vanish bar with little success. Should I try a solvent eg WD40 with tissue to absorb it?
by steveparry
16 Sep 2017, 4:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Meths carried on bike on ferry?
Replies: 17
Views: 1254

Meths carried on bike on ferry?

I'm thinking of catching the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander with my bike for a cycle tour of Spain next week... I was going to fill up my new 500ml plastic Trangia fuel bottle with Meths and store it externally in the bottom cage of the bike. Would this be taken off me at Portsmouth? If so perha...
by steveparry
5 Sep 2017, 1:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend me a wireless computer
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: Recommend me a wireless computer

Norman

Thanks; indeed it does.

Steve
by steveparry
4 Sep 2017, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend me a wireless computer
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: Recommend me a wireless computer

I just measured the distance between front wheel spoke and fork. It's about 18mm towards the top where I might mount the sensor. Am I right in thinking the Cateye models request 17mm max gap? Could this be a problem?
by steveparry
31 Aug 2017, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend me a wireless computer
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Recommend me a wireless computer

For my Thorn Sherpa tourer hence distance between spokes and fork may be a little more than average. Just looking for something basic but altitude would be nice to have and waterproof too.
by steveparry
4 Aug 2017, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust removal/painting
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Rust removal/painting

I've just bought a lovely Thorn Sherpa which was built up in 2010ish and hardly used since by the owner. I see there is rust on the paintwork on the chain stay end: https://photos.app.goo.gl/JrxhrqhMllBkHbUw2 Any advice on how to strip it back, remove the rust and repaint? I know if you buy a new Th...
by steveparry
18 Jul 2015, 10:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to attach old Karrimor panniers
Replies: 3
Views: 1518

How to attach old Karrimor panniers

I hope the photos work! I think these may be front panniers - not sure... But I can't figure out how to attach them. I want to attach to my rear rack - see photo. There are no clips only one strap at bottom of each and the velcro'd together pair have two rings on each presumably for attaching at top...
by steveparry
5 Apr 2015, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: House to share in Bristol
Replies: 0
Views: 3134

House to share in Bristol

Hi, I'm looking for someone to share the house I rent in Bristol. It's located in quiet Bedminster; 10 mins cycle to the Centre. Hope it's ok to post this here. If anyone is interested it's easiest to call/txt me on 07960 319049. Thanks, Steve
by steveparry
21 Apr 2011, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Please identify my Campag Chainset/BB
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Please identify my Campag Chainset/BB

Great stuff, we're making progress. The chainset has a middle 38 tooth ring which I thought odd. The BB is BSA (British) threaded identical to the one shown on page 4 of the FAG info sheet I linked to. Perhaps I can estimate it's length with a ruler. I think Sheldon Brown gave instructions on measur...
by steveparry
21 Apr 2011, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Please identify my Campag Chainset/BB
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Please identify my Campag Chainset/BB

I need a new bottom bracket for my circa 2000 Harry Hall - the old FAG one is creaking a bit. The chainset is a rather lovely Campag Triple but I don't know which one. Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/steveparry/2285156382/sizes/l/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/steveparry/2285...
by steveparry
20 Sep 2008, 7:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Centaur front caliper problem
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Centaur front caliper problem

I tried Tektro dual calipers which were v good but swapped them back for my original Centaur duals ('05). The rear would stop a train and as I remember the front was plenty powerful. But riding for first time in months today the front was v poor stopping... I checked and everything appears normal in...