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by 9494arnold
30 Jul 2018, 7:58am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Sturmey Archer AM hub shell
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Sturmey Archer AM hub shell

Sorry this has taken so long , afraid we have (to my utter surprise) No Spare Sturmey Archer hubs at the Museum. :shock:
The stores manager is clearly doing a sterling job on the Cycle Jumble Circuit. I'll keep it in mind and grab one if it comes along .

PA
by 9494arnold
17 Jul 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: National Cycle Museum Jumble and Sale now rescheduled.
Replies: 2
Views: 2023

Re: National Cycle Museum Jumble and Sale now rescheduled.

Bump. This Sunday . Don't miss it! :D
Have a look at the Website for full details.
by 9494arnold
12 Jul 2018, 7:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1382

Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Doesn't that retailer have a bit of form for letting mountain bikes out with the fork reversed ?
by 9494arnold
12 Jul 2018, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat post removal
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Seat post removal

More hassle but if you strip the bottom bracket and put the bike upside down and introduce the plus gas from there you will stand more chance of the plus gas getting where it needs to to release the post. And have a look at the Sheldon Brown blog on this.
by 9494arnold
10 Jul 2018, 6:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suntour ARX rear derailleur pull ratio
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: Suntour ARX rear derailleur pull ratio

Are you wedded to Index?
If not you could get a Suntour Ratchet Bar End Changer which does just what it says on the tin, nicely engineered and stays where you put it but you have to manage the gear changing.
by 9494arnold
3 Jul 2018, 9:20pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Sturmey Archer AM hub shell
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Sturmey Archer AM hub shell

Nothing in my garage sadly (I was sure there was!) if you are still stuck towards end July I will be at the Cycle Museum Jumble, give me a blast around the 15th if you are still looking.
A thought , are there not any charity cycle recyclers local to you who could help?
by 9494arnold
1 Jul 2018, 11:21pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Sturmey Archer AM hub shell
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Sturmey Archer AM hub shell

May be able to help, what spoking you after?
by 9494arnold
30 Jun 2018, 3:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pay to pee?
Replies: 82
Views: 3693

Re: Pay to pee?

In my Policing days a very loud shout of "Oi" was the key, generally the offender was unnerved and :shock: peed down their trousers which I saw as sufficient punishment provided they passed the attitude test. I fear urine would have rotted the truncheon strap . And that's the bit you hold ...
by 9494arnold
21 Jun 2018, 5:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Worst job for the police - > motivation for enforcement?
Replies: 27
Views: 4529

Re: Worst job for the police - > motivation for enforcement?

Haven't read all the comments. I have been retired from Police for 11 years. Even then we were in the proverbial 'up to our bottom in alligators (If you are up to your bottom in alligators it's difficult to remember your initial objective was to drain the swamp) As someone said, a ' near miss' wasn'...
by 9494arnold
9 Jun 2018, 3:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 885

Re: Front derailleur woes

Hard to be 100% sure from your photos but I think that the derailleur cage isn't parralell with the chainrings . Which will have the broad effect that it'll change easily onto the little ring but the cage will be touching the inside of the crank before it moves far enough out to engage with the big ...
by 9494arnold
6 Jun 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Axle
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: Broken Axle

Mate of mine used to race a Tandem with Campag Solo hubs, screw on block. Often broke the axle, ended up with a cheap and cheerful bolt up Axle, he said it would often bend but never broke like the Campag hollow axles did. In fact not an uncommon problem with all screw on freewheel to break an axle ...
by 9494arnold
3 Jun 2018, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Penny farthings
Replies: 28
Views: 932

Re: Penny farthings

At the risk of starting the obvious, High Wheelers are Fized Wheel. There is almost inevitably a step just above the small wheel. Grab the handlebars , foot on step and scoot. Once it's rolling step up on the step into the saddle and catch up with the Pedals. The steering comes as a bit of a shock a...
by 9494arnold
13 May 2018, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mould on Carradice cotton duck panniers
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: Mould on Carradice cotton duck panniers

I generally scrub mine in a weak washing liquid solution with a nail brush. Rinse thoroughly and air dry. If the mould has really got a hold they might rot, :?
by 9494arnold
13 May 2018, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long straddle wire for mixte frame
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Long straddle wire for mixte frame

Barrel nipple brake cable . A second cable clamp nut and bolt (same as the one that grips the cable where the straddle bracket is ) and put that through the eye of the brake. Clamp it up. Don't think fact it can't pivot is a huge issue personally. OR MTB Canti straddle, you will have to grind /file ...