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by ddddddd
30 May 2010, 7:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Infuriating Transmission Problem eventually Solved.
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Infuriating Transmission Problem eventually Solved.

Gearoidmuar wrote:2. Rusty gear cable which jammed the chain, throwing me over the handlebars. Not pleasant.

I don't want to make you re-live it, but curious to know how that happened? - I can't picture it.
by ddddddd
27 May 2010, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new bottom brackets
Replies: 11
Views: 963

FD-6503 or similar

105 front mechs are basically the same as Ultegra. Model number for 9spd: ⋅ FD-5503 Many of the front mech designs trickle down through the groupsets. So earlier Dura-Ace are possibly the same, but there will be more later, lower ranking, models around to choose from. The Helicoil type par...
by ddddddd
26 May 2010, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: water bottle cage mounts for handlebars
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Re: water bottle cage mounts for handlebars

For £5, or less, a clamp with the bottle cage included, branded "Oxford", but the writing can be easily obliterated. This cage also has an extra (third) bolt hole giving the option of conventional mounting. So you could possibly use the clamp with a nicer cage for your good looking bike an...
by ddddddd
26 May 2010, 10:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Glueless patches?
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Re: Glue

I do believe you, 531colin It can be useful to open the bottom of tubes. I find, when the nozzle end has blocked up on Super Glue, as it inevitably does, then you can rip the crimped end to get some out this way, but you must be very careful that it doesn't spurt out. Or get that last bit of toothpa...
by ddddddd
26 May 2010, 9:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Figuring out Forks
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Carlton Courette

For Carlton, Courette appears to have been the generic name for any ladies model. So it could possibly be a top quality frame, or not.
Source of this info:
http://www.carltoncycles.me.uk/models/courette.htm

And this would mean that finding another one of that name may not help.
by ddddddd
26 May 2010, 9:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Double groove handlebars silver
Replies: 11
Views: 1004

Re: Double groove handlebars silver

I don't know a supplier, but you might want to try searching for some ITM / ITALMANUBRI. Writing on the bars says: MOD. ITALIA SUPER TRAINING MADE ITALY Damaged in transit were mine, so you can't use them. Appear to have been a '99 production run. (They have exactly the same shaped bends as the sing...
by ddddddd
22 May 2010, 1:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain drop prevention pin
Replies: 9
Views: 1520

Re: Chain drop prevention pin

I like the engineering solution! If I had a workbench and a set of taps I would defininetly do it. It's easier than that. With a basic Al chainring you don't need a tap. Just use your screw. Simply drill a hole of the right size, it doesn't even have to be precisely perpendicular. Don't bend the ch...
by ddddddd
18 May 2010, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bulhorn with Bar end Shifters
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: Bulhorn with Bar end Shifters

The question is does anyone know if Bulhorns will accept Shimano Dur Ace Bar End Shifters? In short, yes they will, unless you mean Brahma type bars. - They have a narrowing in the tube from 7/8" to 13/16", externally. If the bullhorns are 23.8mm outer diameter, it will work. (Assuming th...
by ddddddd
8 May 2010, 10:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: You know you want one...
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: You know you want one...

glueman wrote:http://www.tiagreyhounds.org.uk/index.html


Tiagreyhounds, just will not suit my bicycle collection ...


Do you have any
Ultegreyhounds ?
by ddddddd
8 May 2010, 10:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What do you add to your soup?
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: What do you add to your soup?

My favourite quick soup at the mo' is Fresh Pea, and is notable more for what I don't put in it! Simply cook the contents of 1 small packet of frozen peas in the normal way, in about a pint of water with some trimmed spring onions. Once done, blend and eat. Yummy. Simple. Easy at home, but the issu...
by ddddddd
8 May 2010, 4:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What do you add to your soup?
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: What do you add to your soup?

Greybeard wrote:cream bunny

Is that a type of roadkill?
by ddddddd
8 May 2010, 3:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone heard of 'Romany' bikes
Replies: 25
Views: 5016

Revell Romany frame construction

I have a 1982 revell of london romany ... there is a sticker on the down tube which says frame guarenteed built by haden On closer examination, I suspect that you might find it reads: .................................................................................. ........... GUARANTEED BUILT WIT...
by ddddddd
8 May 2010, 2:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TA Chainrings. Syrius v Zephyr
Replies: 4
Views: 2339

Re: TA Chainrings. Syrius v Zephyr

They both have shifting pins. And full teeth - no thinner ones or shorter ones. Syrius has beautiful chamfered edges to the cutouts. - At a price. Also, you don't get the peg on the outside to stop the chain going between the ring and the crank. You may find it a very worthwhile precaution to put in...
by ddddddd
29 Apr 2010, 10:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bartape renewal
Replies: 21
Views: 1449

Re: Bartape renewal

Last time I looked up howto on this, I ended up doing what ParkTool call: "Stay on the inside of the lever and continue to the above the lever." ?! - It's in the advanced section and is different to what they start off recommending. The quality of the technical writing on that page is pret...
by ddddddd
29 Apr 2010, 7:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re-painting a frame
Replies: 29
Views: 2218

Re: Re-painting a frame

pwward wrote: I have built up bikes before but never attempted to paint a frame so hope to learn something.

Once upon a time, I sanded down and repainted a frame myself. Here is a brief summary of what I learnt:
Never again.