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by 9494arnold
19 Feb 2019, 9:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?

Have you seen the 'Kiddy Cranks" in the For Sale section? :)
by 9494arnold
17 Feb 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano 105 Front Mech 7 Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Shimano 105 Front Mech 7 Speed

Is the front mechanism double or triple?
Would it suit a 531 frame or is it for a Mountain Bike?
by 9494arnold
15 Feb 2019, 12:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 49
Views: 2002

Re: Handlebar Tape

:oops: I retract my last comment having had the blindingly obvious pointed out to me. Must get these glasses serviced (cleaned?) . In my defence I am doing this on the phone.
by 9494arnold
15 Feb 2019, 8:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Identify this frame - next Resto
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: Identify this frame - next Resto

Any frame number? That may help.
by 9494arnold
15 Feb 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 49
Views: 2002

Re: Handlebar Tape

I agree the top of the bars in the first photo is taped backwards. The open edge of the tape is pointing towards the rider , when you lean forward and hold/ rest on the bars you will always be pushing forward with your hands,and you will probably reach for brakes (and gears if they are STI or simila...
by 9494arnold
13 Feb 2019, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Resprayer recommendation South East London ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1451

Re: Frame Resprayer recommendation South East London ?

Re Chrome be very careful. Friend of mine had a quality frame refurbished in the Birmingham area, including lots of chrome. Really looked good but it fell apart because the chromers hadn't got rid of all the solvents they use before the rechrome and it corroded through and wrecked the frame . They d...
by 9494arnold
13 Feb 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 150mm TA crank
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: 150mm TA crank

Did you resolve this?
I MIGHT have a 150 Cotterless Crank but it's steel, not alloy and it's def not TA .
If you still need can have a concerted look.
by 9494arnold
13 Feb 2019, 8:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle2Work and Hot Desking (where do i put my kit)
Replies: 19
Views: 1253

Re: Cycle2Work and Hot Desking (where do i put my kit)

Hot Desking : I thankfully don't have to do it, but at our Nerve Centre they do, and have done for a couple of years. I believe there are actually less desks than People (which is what Hot Desking is mostly about) which is usually mitigated by Leave/Shift work hours / People going out and about to d...
by 9494arnold
12 Feb 2019, 7:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Conloy tubular wood filled rims?
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: Conloy tubular wood filled rims?

Yes you could buy special Brackets to hook over the end of the front spindle, held in place by the Track Nuts, your best wheels went in the brackets , and a toe strap around the rim at the top and up to the bars to steady it all.
by 9494arnold
9 Feb 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Lots of Books
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

Re: Lots of Books

I'm still waiting too. :(
paul_arnold@sandwell.gov.uk
by 9494arnold
8 Feb 2019, 9:32am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 165
Views: 8600

Re: Fave quotes...

I am not strange.

It is just my reality is different to yours.
by 9494arnold
7 Feb 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

Just been on the dreaded fleabay, there's a scruffy frame without forks for £40 (I personally wouldn't touch a frame without the forks) and there's 2 full bikes around the £100 mark. Which is what you would be spending on the repair, before paint. And who is to say the other side won't go after you ...
by 9494arnold
7 Feb 2019, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

Silver Solder melts at a lower temperature than Brass/ Brazing so MIGHT be the way forward, problem is the tab of the seatstay is still attatched so if you try and repair you have to effectively bridge the gap to the rest of the stay which might be trickier than you think (the bit with Dawes Stamped...
by 9494arnold
4 Feb 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A Burkean moment for transport
Replies: 17
Views: 2009

Re: A Burkean moment for transport

Haven't read the reports but is someone having a laugh with that last comment.? :roll:
by 9494arnold
4 Feb 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill Seat Posts
Replies: 14
Views: 1283

Re: Quill Seat Posts

Yes knurling thats the one. Brain fade. (It was about 51 years ago I was doing metalwork at school)! I honestly thought that double butted was different thicknesses both ends, compared to the middle. But I will stand corrected . Never forget the definition of an expert (and I do not categorise mysel...