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by 9494arnold
6 Dec 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carerra Removeable V Brake Post: Size
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Carerra Removeable V Brake Post: Size

Thanks for the update. Alloy frames are new territory for me, have sourced this frame with a view to using all of the bits off a Claud Butler Hybrid with a cracked head ( for no good reason ! ) for a friend. Problem is I don't have any screw in posts at all. The Claud Ines are riveted. They look lik...
by 9494arnold
6 Dec 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carerra Removeable V Brake Post: Size
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Carerra Removeable V Brake Post: Size

I have a Carrera Aluminium ATB Frame with (or rather without) bolt in V brake pivots.
Anyone know if they are 8mm or 10mm?
(See wanted as well)
by 9494arnold
5 Dec 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Carrera V brake screw in posts
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Carrera V brake screw in posts

Anyone got a pair of 10 mm. Screw in V brake posts surplus to their requirements please. ?
At least I think that's what I need, it's for a Carrera Alloy Frame.
New territory for me this. Looks like. 10mm to me ?
by 9494arnold
30 Nov 2019, 12:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trike v low step through battery cycle
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: Trike v low step through battery cycle

With the greatest of respect, I don't know your experience , or current issues, Trikes aren't as easy to ride as some people think. If you are thinking along Trike lines it might pay you to try one first. They follow the camber if the road into the gutter and over the kerb / into the Ditch/ bushes i...
by 9494arnold
20 Nov 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: sorted Thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Carerra Blast 20

Can't help with the Carerra but

Is 5 Bikes Enough ?

You have clearly not come across the correct number of Bikes which is N plus 1 , N being what you have now ! :P
by 9494arnold
20 Nov 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Poyner's of Wolverhampton
Replies: 26
Views: 15526

Re: Poyner's of Wolverhampton

Angus Poyners was an independent Cycle retailer in Wolverhampton , catering mostly to the Racing Fraternity. Mostly high end. I was an impoverished schoolboy at the time so could only dream of owning a Poyner. Most of the blokes in my club (Stourbridge CC) had Poyners. Think the shop was on Dudley R...
by 9494arnold
19 Nov 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes - excessive pad wear
Replies: 32
Views: 1230

Re: Cantilever brakes - excessive pad wear

What Brucey said. I periodically check my blocks and dig out the stray bits of metal/ stones that get embedded . Particularly if the pads have grooves, surprising how much detritus can gather there. And it might be worth checking your rim, particularly at the joint. I have on more than one occasion ...
by 9494arnold
19 Nov 2019, 1:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!
Replies: 23
Views: 822

Re: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!

If you do it each time you use them, mild detergent in hot water in the bottle, squeeze it out through the mouthpiece, then clear hot waiter same route. :)
by 9494arnold
15 Nov 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Pannier Repair Materials
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Pannier Repair Materials

No rush, I am away until Wednesday. Doing my bit at the cycle museum today.

Paul Arnold
by 9494arnold
15 Nov 2019, 10:33am
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Pannier Repair Materials
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Pannier Repair Materials

Ian, if no one else has taken this could I have them please? PM me and I'll let you have my address and we can discuss postal fees.

Paul Arnold
by 9494arnold
14 Nov 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RSW 16
Replies: 45
Views: 2711

Re: RSW 16

Very generous, Mick. I can confirm that the RSW you kindly donated is a Mk 1 . I know, I had a new one for Christmas some years ago. The following Christmas was better , it was a 531 Claud Butler on that occasion. I would agree with your assessment of Llandod. It's sad but a lot of the Spa Towns man...
by 9494arnold
11 Nov 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Bar mounted bottle holder
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Bar mounted bottle holder

Think I may have some Galvanized wrap around clips that go on the down tube and hold a bottle Cage in place .
PM me if they might be what you need /want and I will dig them out.
by 9494arnold
11 Nov 2019, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Updating an old Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 23
Views: 880

Re: Updating an old Dawes Galaxy

Further to last. I think you may already have indexed gears there. Does the right hand lever go "click click" and put it in gear without fine adjustment via the lever by the rider. And is there a cable adjuster just where the gear cable enters the gear mech? If it's yes to both there's mor...
by 9494arnold
10 Nov 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Updating an old Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 23
Views: 880

Re: Updating an old Dawes Galaxy

Wife has a very similar machine.

Adjustable Stem and Butterfky Bars have helped alleviate some back problems .
And I am pretty sure we have braze on Lever bosses , which means you have to have the cable stops to fit them if you are taking the gear levers on to the bars .