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by jimlews
20 Apr 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Bits box clearout - bars, mechs, brake arms, etc
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Bits box clearout - bars, mechs, brake arms, etc

Interested in Suntour 4050 XCE front mech. But what clamp dia?

Also Shimano 'Light Action' rear Derailleur.

PM on the way to you.
by jimlews
19 Apr 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Paths
Replies: 46
Views: 1487

Re: Cycle Paths

Cyclists (and pedestrians) use the roads as is their right.
Motorists are licensed to be on good behavior whilst using the roads.

The primary duty of care rests with those who can do most harm.
by jimlews
25 Mar 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Viscount Bicycle Saddle
Replies: 1
Views: 1404

Re: Shimano Bicycle Parts and Saddle

PM on its way Re: Front hub.
by jimlews
25 Mar 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SOLD. Bargain of the Year. (so it would seem !)
Replies: 5
Views: 2861

Re: Bargain of the Year. (so it would seem !)

Pity it's 1/2" to big for me.

These are great bikes!
by jimlews
25 Mar 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buffalo clothing and sleep systems.
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Buffalo clothing and sleep systems.

Have the Buffalo sleeping bag system. Now very old so may not be representative of current offerings (if any). I found the whole thing a great disappointment and not up to the claims of the manufacturer. Namely, it was cold to sleep in ( even with the three nesting bags deployed) and very bulky when...
by jimlews
24 Mar 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the slightly crazy world of Sturmey Archer single toggle dog-locking 5s hubs.
Replies: 16
Views: 2971

Re: the slightly crazy world of Sturmey Archer single toggle dog-locking 5s hubs.

Thank you for the excellent posts, Brucey. I have been using an SRF5(W) for a couple of years when it suddenly lost gears 4 and 5. Yesterday I disassembled the hub - the first time that I had disassembled any Sturmey Archer hub. Rob My FWs and S5s have timing marks on the sun pinions. Don't know if...
by jimlews
23 Mar 2019, 9:31am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Wake short stem.
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re: Wake short stem.

What Dia. steerer is this designed for?
Same Question re: Handlebars.
by jimlews
13 Feb 2019, 8:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 'Mighty' branded freehub
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: 'Mighty' branded freehub

Thanks to all who replied. All very encouraging. I'll have to grasp the nettle and strip it down and relube. Nothing to suggest that there is anything wrong at this stage.

Brucey, the semi fluid grease you mention; would that be the stuff for Land Rover swivel hubs?
by jimlews
12 Feb 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 'Mighty' branded freehub
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

'Mighty' branded freehub

Some years ago I bought a 'Mighty' branded freehub, I think from SJS. If memory serves, it cost about £ 5.00 - it looks like a Shimano cop-off. Takes a nine speed cassette. It's been doing service on a old ridgid Saracen Sahara MTB, mostly light (summer) road use for aprox 5 years, so paid for itsel...
by jimlews
4 Feb 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?
Replies: 22
Views: 4120

Re: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?

Just to get the pulse racing...

Hilary Stone.com has a similar Jack Taylor ladies bike priced at £ 875.
by jimlews
11 Jan 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: British Eagle
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: British Eagle

Assuming it is a good fit, you can't go far wrong with one of those.

I seem to remember that CJ tested one for Cycle Touring magazine many years ago, he reckoned it was as good or better than its Raleigh,Dawes and Claud Butler rivals.

Also, you have that rare beast, a Welsh built bicycle!
by jimlews
1 Jan 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike washing
Replies: 36
Views: 1550

Re: Bike washing

When the mud is dry brush it with an old tooth brush then wash with a bucket and sponge. You can put the brush and bucket on the ground floor then go and get the bike. I doubt anyone will steal your brush and bucket whilst you are getting your bike. +1 Stand bike on newspapers, brush off dry mud on...
by jimlews
27 Dec 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 179
Views: 4995

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

NUKe wrote: No I don’t fling it up a tree, I wouldn’t be able to reach it, I hang it on low branch slightly out of the way so I can pick it up on the way back.


Take it with you!

Bag it up and put it in your pocket. Sovereign cure for cold hands!!
by jimlews
20 Sep 2018, 7:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: N+1: A fast commuter reverie
Replies: 48
Views: 1536

Re: N+1: A fast commuter reverie

And this is a technical question :?:
by jimlews
5 Sep 2018, 7:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyre size poll
Replies: 38
Views: 1676

Re: Tyre size poll

foxyrider wrote:
jimlews wrote:Can someone explain, what is the point of this?

If it needs explaining you've already missed it.


Market research?