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by gamgra
7 Apr 2013, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maillard freewheel removal tool
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Maillard freewheel removal tool

Just in case you ever need one, check the link below;
http://www.biketart.com/232787/products ... 2-pin.aspx
by gamgra
6 Apr 2013, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Classic and Raleigh Nitro
Replies: 7
Views: 3325

Re: Raleigh Classic and Raleigh Nitro

A fine bike, I still have one and use it daily. Mine is a 1984 model, the tubing, fork and stays are all 531C, it is still all original except for chain, the tires and the front rack. As far as I know the classic came in only one colour, burgundy with a silver head. I paid 375 pound for the bike, bo...
by gamgra
19 Sep 2011, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Has anyone had any experience of Dutch 2ndhand sites.
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: Has anyone had any experience of Dutch 2ndhand sites.

If by protocol, you mean how it works, I will try to explain: Normally you just look at the item you are interested in and contact the seller, some leave their phone number others you can mail. most if not all speak enough English to get by, e-mail is the best way to go about it. LOOK AT ALL THE PIC...
by gamgra
21 Feb 2008, 1:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crank length
Replies: 23
Views: 4492

Interesting topic; When I recently got onto my brand new Dawes Super galaxy, something did not feel quite right. Until reading this topic I just had no idea, I figured well... new bike you will just have to get used to it, now I know better. Although the 2007 Dawes specs tell me that the cranks are ...
by gamgra
31 Jan 2008, 9:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1695
Views: 478880

Thanks, Mike
Mabe the quality of the new bike, that gets me up in the clouds...
by gamgra
31 Jan 2008, 2:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1695
Views: 478880

Normally I would have used one of the old saddles, but they both looked kind of tacky next to this light tan B17. Being 79 kilo (12 stone) and 5’-10” I never had to many problems with saddle pain. By the way, I feel I am going to like this Dawes Super Galaxy, first impressions are very positive, som...
by gamgra
30 Jan 2008, 7:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1695
Views: 478880

This is my brandnew Super galaxy, with slight modifications, I had the drop handlebars exchanged for mtb handlebars. And a Brooks B17 because it is a must, got one on my two other bikes. I am still running it in, if the weather allows me. http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/3954_DSC00816_1.jpg
by gamgra
19 Jan 2008, 4:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seatpost size on a Dawes Ultra Galaxy
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

I found this link, they mention that the seat post Diameter for the Ultra Galaxy is 27.2 mm.
Attention…!!, this concerns 2007 models, early models may have different measurements.

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/ProductDe ... yID/280/v/
by gamgra
19 Jan 2008, 3:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seatpost size on a Dawes Ultra Galaxy
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Hi,

I have just checked my brand new super Galaxy, the seatpost diameter is 27.2 mm.
For both the Ultra Galaxy and the Super Galaxy, the same frame is being used, I feel the seatpost diameter will be similar.

Update: I did removed mine and found it to be stamped Diameter 27.2 mm
by gamgra
19 Jan 2008, 3:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1160
Views: 335892

@ Mick F, About that Raleigh Classic; five year ago I had it completely stripped, fully sandblasted and powder coated. All components replaced incl. the antique 27 inch rims, used Shimano Lx right through. The only thing still original is the Reynolds frame and fork, rides better than ever, yes, som...
by gamgra
18 Jan 2008, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1160
Views: 335892

Hi

My real name is Tony Graat
Live in Holland
I am 70 years old and retired
I have three bikes:
a new Dawes Super galaxy which was delivered yesterday, also still have a 1985 Raleigh Classic and a 1993 Koga Miyata voyager.