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by cpg
20 Mar 2017, 10:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: olympic cycles
Replies: 13
Views: 4019

Re: olympic cycles

I recently bought a very nicely made Olympic Cycles touring bike. Can anyone tell me who the frame builder was for Olympic Cycles? Thanks.
by cpg
30 Apr 2016, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10511

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

Thanks Brucey. I will report back when I have given it a good test.
by cpg
30 Apr 2016, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10511

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

As far as I am aware, the tapered shim was an off the shelf component to in theory, assuming the correct angle shims are available, no metal working would be involved. Yes, the problem with making an adapter bracket to fit the existing braze-on bracket is the mounting screw and accommodating the dep...
by cpg
29 Apr 2016, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10511

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

Thanks Brucey. I am expecting that I will have to do some metal work to sort this out. I have read some blogs on adding a front mech to small wheel folding bikes which also have odd seat tube angles. In those instances a band mounted bracket was used with the addition of a tapered spacer between the...
by cpg
28 Apr 2016, 5:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10511

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

Front mech clearance issues. I am in the process of a parts upgrade and changed the crank set from the original SR Sakae Oval Tech (48,38,28 teeth chain rings) to a Shimano crank set (normal round chain rings, 46,36, 24 teeth). The small chain rings on the Shimano crank set means the front mech has ...
by cpg
30 Sep 2015, 9:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help identifying this make of bike please
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: Help identifying this make of bike please

Nothing wrong with a good debate.
by cpg
25 Sep 2015, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help identifying this make of bike please
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: Help identifying this make of bike please

Thanks for all that information Brucey. I dont think I will be buying it, not really a fan of chrome frames but more importantly I would really prefer to have a bit more background on it, I was intrigued to what make the bike is.
by cpg
24 Sep 2015, 12:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help identifying this make of bike please
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: Help identifying this make of bike please

Thank you for the suggestions. The bike is advertised on Gumtree (nothing to do with me) so the best I can do for additional photos and information is this link to advert: https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/retro-classic-rare-racer-bike-merida-shimano-105/1133915583 Hercule, I think you correct, if ...
by cpg
23 Sep 2015, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help identifying this make of bike please
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Help identifying this make of bike please

Hello. Please can someone identify this bike for me based on the photo of top of the seat stay. It has the letter M stamped on it. My initial guess is that could be Motobecane, but I an not entirely sure that it is. It is a steel road bike dating from the early 90's judging by the components. Thank ...
by cpg
24 Jun 2015, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10511

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

Would you be kind enough to post some photos of your bike JamesGreig? I am looking for inspiration for the upgrading of my Rudge Biframe. Thanks.
by cpg
8 Jun 2015, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10511

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

Thanks for that Brucey. Yes, 700c wheels will need work to make the brakes compatible. If I go with V brakes or canties then I will machine some brake block extender brackets. I have experimented with road callipers, they will mount in the rear stays and the blocks line up with the rim but they sit ...
by cpg
8 Jun 2015, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10511

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

Brucey. Have you got some photos of your modified and upgraded Rudge that you can post on here? I picked one up recently, the parts dont seem to be too bad, it has Suntour drive train, shifters and Oval Tech cranks. The wheels are nothing special and rather cheap. From the bikes I have seen on the i...