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by John1970
25 May 2019, 7:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Firefly MTB year
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Raleigh Firefly MTB year

I recently took a chance on buying a very cheap Raleigh Firefly 26" MTB, just with the intention of cannibalising it for spare parts. However, on examining the bike the thing looks very clean & straight, apart from needing a new chain to replace the rusty one from it being left outside. The...
by John1970
6 Feb 2019, 11:58pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 1265

Re: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets

Because the right wing want it. (or - to be somewhat less succinct: the right wing hate cyclists and hate cycling, and every single measure that they can impose on us to 'punish' us for being non-conformist members of the only out group that it's still cool to hate, they will impose) It's the nanny...
by John1970
6 Feb 2019, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 3458

Re: Galay Steel Frame repair advice please

MIG is low heat input (compared to gas welding) and unlike gas the welding can be done in short bursts with a cooling down interval, in order to avoid melting the brass brazing. An acceptable, but not totally invisible, repair would not be difficult for even a reasonable DIY welder. A localised MIG ...
by John1970
6 Feb 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer AW & Styria hub gears
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: Sturmey Archer AW & Styria hub gears

Thanks for the detailed replies. Mine is just a straight gear hub, with no coaster brake or dynamo feature. It rides exactly like a Sturmey AW in respect of the ratio gaps between the gears, which makes ,me think it could have similar internals. The bike it belongs to is a cheap & cheerful Austr...
by John1970
6 Feb 2019, 6:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer AW & Styria hub gears
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Sturmey Archer AW & Styria hub gears

Hi,
have just registered here. I have an old 3-speed roadster built in the early 1970's which has a Styria 3-speed hub, that looks pretty much like a Sturmey clone. Are these true clones and are the internal parts interchangeable with Sturmey? Thanks.