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by 9494arnold
9 Jun 2018, 3:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 770

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
9 Jun 2018, 9:03am
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: BIts and pieces etc
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: BIts and pieces etc

Another pm sent.
by 9494arnold
6 Jun 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Axle
Replies: 7
Views: 318

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: 858

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: 987

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: 238

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 ...
by 9494arnold
13 May 2018, 4:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle bag support
Replies: 22
Views: 1332

Re: Saddle bag support

I have a couple on Trikes. (It's difficult to fit a luggage rack in a trike ! ) I usually slip a couple of zip ties through the loops and around the bar and the saddle frame . Makes it more difficult to remove but helps stop it jumping off and also potentially deter thieves. If you can't get on with...
by 9494arnold
29 Apr 2018, 6:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Please explain this frame
Replies: 17
Views: 877

Re: Please explain this frame

I have a collection of slightly obscure frames, including 3 Gates.I agree. With Tantab , They climb like nothing else I have experienced. I used to have an ultra short wheelbase one very similar to that blue one, 37" wheelbase. The design goes back to the 30's with the Baines Company. Trevor Ja...
by 9494arnold
9 Apr 2018, 9:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disallow bans of only cyclists from (previously) all-purpose roads:only allow ban of same list of vehicles as for M-ways
Replies: 46
Views: 3463

Re: Disallow bans of only cyclists from (previously) all-purpose roads:only allow ban of same list of vehicles as for M-

Is this not the "Thin end of the wedge?" :x I vividly recall going to a meeting in Birmingham a few years ago , the outline proposal was to get cyclists off the Arterial Roads in the Rush Hour. It was dressed in a very postitive manner , "better cycle provision" "alternative...
by 9494arnold
6 Apr 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's the best way to find out correct seat pillar size for old bike?
Replies: 20
Views: 893

Re: What's the best way to find out correct seat pillar size for old bike?

Safest bet is to go to a framebuilder or a proper bike shop and ask them to measure/ ream it out. (This needs doing if the frame gets re enamelled too) I remember buying a secondhand 531 Peugeot and I thought the seatpin was undersized. My 'tame' bike mechanic measured it and told me it wasn't and q...
by 9494arnold
28 Mar 2018, 3:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single Bolt Seat Post Take Two....
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Single Bolt Seat Post Take Two....

Steer Clear of Campag Aerodynamic Single Bolt Seat Pins . I still have the scars. :shock: :(

Personal Prefference Twin Bolt Campag or SR Copy of Same, sadly neither is current and old ones seem to fetch a premium (wonder why?) :mrgreen:
by 9494arnold
28 Mar 2018, 3:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame mount roof bike carrier recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1227

Re: Frame mount roof bike carrier recommendations

I've had a few Thule Variants, think I currently have a Proride (?) where you knock the front wheel out and clamp the fork and that's over square roof bars. Slight aside, friend of mine who runs a bike shop says if you are using a front wheel out carrier, the bike should face backwards relative to t...
by 9494arnold
25 Mar 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'
Replies: 38
Views: 3393

Re: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'

I agree with the RAC , I am frequently hit by what I consider to be high beams which aren't And if we are on dishonourable mentions the Local Mountain Bike crowd need a gentle reminder that 4 million lumens (or whatever it is)? on a helmet lamp is probably fine in the woods but it does not endear th...
by 9494arnold
25 Mar 2018, 8:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 5 speed block on 3 speed sturmey?
Replies: 26
Views: 1592

Re: 5 speed block on 3 speed sturmey?

Don't think I have ever seem a dished Shimano Sprocket so if it needs to dish towards the spokes for extra room then that makes sense. Only theorising mind you.
by 9494arnold
23 Mar 2018, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 5 speed block on 3 speed sturmey?
Replies: 26
Views: 1592

Re: 5 speed block on 3 speed sturmey?

Looks like a Shimano Freehub Body inside the sprockets, the one where the top gear sprocket holds the cluster in place as opposed to one with a lockring. And isn't that bulgy hub a Sachs or similar. Not sure though, I know there are fans out there , I consider hub gears the work of the devil. I have...