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by chambo3413
23 Oct 2012, 7:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPOKE LENGTHS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2088

Re: SPOKE LENGTHS?

The rims are a Sturmey Archer and a Raleigh not sure which are at which end both look old to me but have had little use, one must be a replacement as they would match...incidentaly I do have a pair of as new Raleigh stainless Westrick 40/32 wheels from 1951 fitted with a FG rear, I did toy with the ...
by chambo3413
23 Oct 2012, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPOKE LENGTHS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2088

Re: SPOKE LENGTHS?

this is the problem with old machines I guess, getting parts is getting more difficult and prices are definately rising....I really ought to learn wheelbuilding everything else I can do.
by chambo3413
23 Oct 2012, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPOKE LENGTHS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2088

Re: SPOKE LENGTHS?

Hmm! thanks for prompt reply, it's for a c 1930's Raleigh rod braked racer...the rear brake doesn't work, well it does then it doesn't as the wheel is oval and out of true....I took it to a decent bike shop( I'd rather not say as I have had good service before) I was told that the(some) spokes were ...
by chambo3413
23 Oct 2012, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: wheel builders
Replies: 1
Views: 2378

wheel builders

Does anyone know of a good wheelbuilder in the North Derbys/South Yorks area who is prepared to take on older wheel set ups such as Sturmey Archer hubs and 26x 1 3/8" rims etc
by chambo3413
23 Oct 2012, 4:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPOKE LENGTHS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2088

SPOKE LENGTHS?

Does anyone know the correct spoke length for a Sturmey Archer AW into a 26x 1 3/8" Westrick 40 hole rim?
by chambo3413
19 Sep 2012, 12:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Charity shop bargains
Replies: 16
Views: 13422

Re: Charity shop bargains

I love vintage clothes and chairty shops are great cheap source , I visit them often when out and about around the shire, especially like the 40-60's stuff though it's getting harder to find, I've had bespoke suits, handmade shoes/boots, lost count of how many shirts Ive had.....always look for the ...
by chambo3413
17 Sep 2012, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: replacing SA K type threaded drivers with later AW
Replies: 2
Views: 441

replacing SA K type threaded drivers with later AW

Does anyone know how involved it is to replace the threaded driver on early Sturmey type hubs.........I have a K32( 1932) that the sprocket is junk, given that they are difficult and expensive-ish to source can I install a 3 spline 'standard' driver from a later 3 speed? I seem to recall reading som...
by chambo3413
28 May 2012, 1:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sat Navs?
Replies: 4
Views: 5822

Sat Navs?

Ok I need a new satnav as the old Tom Tom needs upgrading, the new one needs European mapping....we bought our last unit (TOM TOM ONE)from Halfords a few years ago to be fair it still works ok a bit slow at recalculating but nothing serious, we are driving to Spain V soon and I knowe this unit will ...
by chambo3413
21 May 2012, 9:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: smoothie BIKES
Replies: 2
Views: 1657

smoothie BIKES

Hi all we are looking for a ready made smoothie bike supplier in the mainland UK, we know there is a supplier in Ireland but our supplies are doind the red tape bit for buying outside mainland UK.
by chambo3413
17 May 2012, 7:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NHS -privatisation!
Replies: 28
Views: 6484

Re: NHS -privatisation!

The whole thing about privatisation is lies, apparently it's not affordable, hmm there's around 26'000'000 income tax payers in the UK, if we all paid just £1 per week into NI with the proviso that it ALL went into the NHS it would generate £106'000'000 per average month, year on year savings just t...
by chambo3413
15 May 2012, 9:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NHS -privatisation!
Replies: 28
Views: 6484

Re: NHS -privatisation!

"Well, the fact remains that NHS staff, like most public sector workers, are expensive to employ, mainly because of the perks I mentioned above. I see no reason why these same staff, if outsourced to the private sector firms doing work for the NHS, could not continue to provide the service they...
by chambo3413
15 May 2012, 9:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A 1951 Sheffield Langsett rides again - NEW BOOK PUBLISHED
Replies: 23
Views: 30627

Re: A 1951 Sheffield Langsett rides again - NEW BOOK PUBLISH

I believe there was a 'Chestefield' model too, living in Chesterfield I'd love one of those...well done that man!
by chambo3413
15 May 2012, 8:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Concerning Marmite
Replies: 39
Views: 11301

Re: Concerning Marmite

ha, ha, ha..........had to return and post again..." Satans earwax" that really tickled me I'll have to use that one!
by chambo3413
15 May 2012, 8:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Concerning Marmite
Replies: 39
Views: 11301

Re: Concerning Marmite

like it or loathe it guys I don't think there is any inbetween!
by chambo3413
13 May 2012, 2:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Concerning Marmite
Replies: 39
Views: 11301

Re: Concerning Marmite

love the stuff...can't say I notice any difference? it's great on buttered toast thinly spread over the toast then put mature cheddar over the top and grill! you can now buy Marmite mini cheeses like baby bell things but with Marmite mixed into the cheese mixturemmmmmmmmm