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by Andy Short
5 Apr 2016, 8:48pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: KEEP the CTC bit.
Replies: 4
Views: 13130

KEEP the CTC bit.

I object most strongly to an 'unpolled' name change. At very least 'we' could keep the CTC winged wheel logo and the CTC 'brand'. British Aerospace became BAESYSTEMS, what does the BAE bit stand for? Nothing. It simply reminds people of the origins of the company. We had GWR FM radio station, what d...
by Andy Short
3 Aug 2015, 4:48pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Bristol hybrid with blue anodised round cranks.
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Bristol hybrid with blue anodised round cranks.

1438403970251.jpeg This is a description of a friends cycle stolen from Bristol Adrian's GT hybrid Area: Stokes Croft. Bristol Security: Cable lock. When: 14:30 - 14:55 31/07/2015. GT hybrid, unknown model. Colour: polished Aluminium alloy with no transfers/stickers Year: 2005 Size: 20" frame;...
by Andy Short
23 Jul 2014, 7:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Packit cape or tailor made source.
Replies: 0
Views: 584

Packit cape or tailor made source.

My Packit cape, from the 80's is losing its rubber lining.
I suspect that any of that age would have similar deterioration.

Does anybody know of a person or business who could make another to pattern from rubberised nylon with taped seams, etc.?

Thanks.

Andy.
by Andy Short
23 Jul 2014, 7:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cape renovation
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Cape renovation

I have one similar. I have cleaned and dried it and sprayed it inside with yellow Plastidip rubber paint. Not sure how long it will last....

Andy.
by Andy Short
13 Jul 2014, 6:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Has any one cycled in Ireland?
Replies: 12
Views: 8909

Cycling in Ireland?

I haven't been there for several years, usually took the families bikes in the minibus and cycled locally. I would, personally, avoid the tourist routes, most notably, the 'Ring of Kerry', but even then there are some nice rides there, like Killorglin to Waterville up the centreline of the peninsula...
by Andy Short
18 Mar 2011, 3:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Convert single threaded hub to fixed, how?
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: Convert single threaded hub to fixed, how?

Thanks for the replies. My last regular use of fixed was about 35 years ago, including two 85 mile loaded day rides. That was with a proper double fixed hub. Looking at the responses, I will use the hub with a RH thread lockring with loctite for extra measure once my son has chosen the ratio. It loo...
by Andy Short
17 Mar 2011, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Convert single threaded hub to fixed, how?
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Convert single threaded hub to fixed, how?

I have a pair of old Campag record hubs built in to sprints, currently with a 5 or 6 speed block. I would like to put them in a track frame on fixed, otherwise they will never get used. Is there any reasonable and reliable way of locking a fixed sprocket on? Itried a stadard BB locking ring years ba...