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by 9494arnold
15 Aug 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bent handlebars!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Bent handlebars!!!

I'd replace them. It's no fun if they break during a ride. (It has happened to me fortunately at very low speed) I also saw a mate drop his bike unloading it from his car, half way through the ride his Carbon Bars let go. Again fortunately he wasn't going quickly. :? Imagine going downhill under bra...
by 9494arnold
14 Aug 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Patching a tyre
Replies: 14
Views: 408

Re: Patching a tyre

Cut a boot out of another tyre (without the wire) and put it under the cut.
by 9494arnold
10 Aug 2019, 9:31pm
Forum: Swaps, trades, etc.
Topic: Allen key brakes for nutted
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Allen key brakes for nutted

What RJB said. And it might not have occurred but you only need one (usually) .
You use your current front on the back with a nut rather than the tubular Allen nut, and buy a longer one to rebuild the rear brake around to use in the front . :D
by 9494arnold
4 Aug 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Wheels, Tyres and Saddles
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Wheels, Tyres and Saddles

Might be interested in the Devore front wheel, is it 26" or 700c?
What rim? And are tyres 26" ?
by 9494arnold
1 Aug 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to remove a handlebar stem?
Replies: 22
Views: 2408

Re: How to remove a handlebar stem?

Suspension forks do I spy? That will probably make the whole job more difficult I am afraid. I'd suggest put a bolt or similar where front hub would be, and trap that in the vice. Get a large spanner/ pipe wrench on what's left of the stem and try and turn it in the fork column. If you succeed you w...
by 9494arnold
1 Aug 2019, 11:47am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mavic Open Pro Rim
Replies: 2
Views: 2369

Re: Mavic Open Pro Rim

There's a new(ish) (read description) 32 hole lurking on e bay which has just gone to £11>50 which is more than I wanted to pay (I know it's still cheap for an Open Pro)
plus £5 postage

E bay item 183902800606
by 9494arnold
27 Jul 2019, 7:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What kind of valve - and how do I remove it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2630

Re: What kind of valve - and how do I remove it?

You can get Schrader / Woods to Presta adapter ferrules. Don't know where from though!
by 9494arnold
26 Jul 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Weinman 605 or 600 Sidepull Brake Caliper
Replies: 3
Views: 2234

Re: Weinman 605 or 600 Sidepull Brake Caliper

The General Weinman Sidepulls are

500
730
810
and I think 1030.

The 405 and 605 and Carrera were a slightly more up market offering.
Anyhow I am now sorted , with a brand spanking new 730 I found lurking in a drawer .
by 9494arnold
24 Jul 2019, 11:00pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Weinman 605 or 600 Sidepull Brake Caliper
Replies: 3
Views: 2234

Weinman 605 or 600 Sidepull Brake Caliper

Wanted Weinman 605 (ideally) or 600 Sidepull brake Caliper for a trike restoration project.
Doesn't matter if it's front or rear, I have suitable spare spindles for both.
Or a Weinman symmetric rear .
by 9494arnold
22 Jul 2019, 9:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flicking stones damaging property.
Replies: 9
Views: 2313

Re: Flicking stones damaging property.

No criminal intent, no crime. Simples. Might be a civil case but proving it would be problematic. Re cracked windscreen, suggest you get it mended sooner rather than later. It's compromised and could give up ,and might deteriorate if not addressed. Plus dependant on size / whereabouts on screen it i...
by 9494arnold
22 Jul 2019, 5:31pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 22" Curly Hetchins "Vade Mecum" one owner from new
Replies: 14
Views: 3395

Re: 22" Curly Hetchins "Vade Mecum" one owner from new

To the best of anyone's recollection, this bike has the original forks despite the discrepancies in the wheel clearances.
Open to offers within reason.
by 9494arnold
22 Jul 2019, 8:39am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 16" Alloy Hybrid Frame
Replies: 2
Views: 2144

Re: 16" Alloy Hybrid Frame

700c .
by 9494arnold
20 Jul 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 16" Alloy Hybrid Frame
Replies: 2
Views: 2144

16" Alloy Hybrid Frame

What it says in the title. Just been doing some work on Friends Claud Butler Hybrid and found a crack in the head tube which for me means the frame is scrap. :x Owner has just been made redundant so cash a bit tight. Got everything except a frame.
by 9494arnold
18 Jul 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 22" Curly Hetchins "Vade Mecum" one owner from new
Replies: 14
Views: 3395

Re: 22" Curly Hetchins "Vade Mecum" one owner from new

The custodian has had his tape measure out, 65cm front, 58 mm rear. (I have asked him to confirm front wheel isn't 700c) Built for 28" Westwood rims ? (Not really. ) The custodian says he has known the bike since it was new and as far as he knows it has never had frame issues ( He is a framebui...