Search found 13 matches

by jonwboy
31 May 2019, 11:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing Stronglight Cups Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Replacing Stronglight Cups Help!

Can I replace an old pair of British thread standard Stronglight Cups with the link below. See jpeg image of old cup type. I have tried to source some new old stock Stronlights cups but have not been successful. If anyone has surplus Stronglight (even TA) cups I would be interested. https://www.ebay...
by jonwboy
23 May 2019, 3:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight Bottom Bracket Cup Stuck
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Stronglight Bottom Bracket Cup Stuck

Both sides have adjustable cups. It appears to be an old Stronlight.
by jonwboy
23 May 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight Bottom Bracket Cup Stuck
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Stronglight Bottom Bracket Cup Stuck

Is there a special tool to remove the adjustable cup ? Normal peg spanners like https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tools/park-tool-hcw4-36mm-box-end-fixed-cup-bottom-bracket-pin-wrench/?geoc=US the pegs distance is slightly too large to fit the cup. Does anybody know a decent bike shop in Hampshire or Berk...
by jonwboy
4 May 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommended Cantilever Brakes
Replies: 29
Views: 1206

Recommended Cantilever Brakes

What would you recommend as replacement cantilever brakes.
Are Tektro CR720 Cyclocross Cantilever Brakes any good?
My old ones (cheap Shimano) need replacing and are 20 years old.

Thanks
by jonwboy
27 Jan 2019, 10:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 replacement for Wet Weather Riding?
Replies: 26
Views: 1584

Brooks B17 replacement for Wet Weather Riding?

Looking for a Brooks B17 replacement ie waterproof saddle for wet weather work.
An waterproof saddle needs to have similar dimensions to the classic B17.
Any recommendations?
by jonwboy
1 Oct 2018, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring Wheels Advice
Replies: 42
Views: 1747

Touring Wheels Advice

Looking to replace a rear wheel. Thinking 36 spokes. What would you recommend for hubs and rims?
The wheel would be used for heavy duty touring with panniers.
Weight of rider is 100kg.
135mm OLN

Thanks in advance.
by jonwboy
6 May 2018, 11:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend a Handlebar Phone Holder/Mount
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Recommend a Handlebar Phone Holder/Mount

Looking to put my phone on handlebars as a navigation aid.
Can you recommend a model or type?

Thanks
by jonwboy
3 May 2018, 1:05pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Planet X - customer service
Replies: 27
Views: 39728

PlanetX - customer service

Purchase a saddle bag straps not enclosed. Despite several Emails and 8 days later. Still not resolved. Mistakingly bought something else a few days ago, (product was the wrong one). Still waiting to resolve this too. Have bought items from them previously, something going wrong with this business.
by jonwboy
14 Aug 2017, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freewheel Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Freewheel Recommendations

I am looking to buy a new freewheel 14 to 28 six speed. I have an old non-indexed system on a 30 year old Mercian.
Any thoughts?
Some sellers are saying Shimano Singapore are superior than the general China made types ?
by jonwboy
10 Jul 2017, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Choices? New Chainset from Spa Cycles
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Choices? New Chainset from Spa Cycles

What is the difference between a Spa cycles own RD-2 and a TD-2 chainset ?
How would these Spa's compare to a Stronglight Impact.
What would your choice be.
New chainset would be mounted on an old Mercian bike some 30 year old.

Thanks in advance.
by jonwboy
29 Jun 2017, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic SSC Quill Pedals Servicing Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Mavic SSC Quill Pedals Servicing Problem

Definitely left and right as fitted to chainset.
by jonwboy
29 Jun 2017, 10:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic SSC Quill Pedals Servicing Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Mavic SSC Quill Pedals Servicing Problem

I have just dug out my new old stock Mavic pedals which have been in storage for years. The pedals have removable cages via allen bolts. I have just discovered the left pedal has a right cage on it rather than a left and is therefore upside down! Doe any one have a spare left cage or know whereabout...
by jonwboy
31 May 2017, 7:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carradice Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3250

Carradice Problem

I have emailed Carradice a few times to enquire how to return a defective product. I am getting zero response. Any thoughts? I believed this company was high on customer support. For info, mounting holes on a zipped bag are at an incorrect distance apart and do not fit a bagman quick release adapter...