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by 9494arnold
17 Apr 2021, 8:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Strapping luggage to carradice saddlebag
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Strapping luggage to carradice saddlebag

I have a Carraduce Roll that is designed to sit on top of a Carradice Saddlebag .
It has loops for the straps. And I agree, old toe straps (or new ones) .
If you haven't got loops on top of the bag, you can use long luggage straps (they do them in nylon) and put them through the Saddlebag loops on the saddle and go all round the saddlebag.
Mine is usually on the back of a Trike, too :)
But it's not exclusively a trike thing. :lol:
by 9494arnold
13 Apr 2021, 7:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using old cleats
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Using old cleats

What has been said already. Plus make sure bolt heads are ok, new bolts aren't mega money and it's a complete pain if you round off the hexagon head , and an even bigger pain if you lose one on the road.
I would suggest new bolts and keep the old ones as spares .
I have transferred cleats to alternative shoes twice in the past, no problem at all.
by 9494arnold
12 Apr 2021, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Chain
Replies: 36
Views: 898

Re: Broken Chain

I have seen a chain with a cracked roller ,on the front of a Tandem which manifested itself as an intermittent odd noise under pressure.

Same tandem developed another odd noise a month later, that was a partially stripped spoke nipple.
by 9494arnold
9 Apr 2021, 5:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: if a Moulton would...
Replies: 80
Views: 2224

Re: if a Moulton would...

I ride exclusively drop bars, several different machines , including upright Trikes, and have had Carpal Tunnel op on both wrists.
As a precaution I now use Weightlifters Mitts which are similar to Cycling Mitts but have a wrist strap as well.
All of the suggestions about different bars / padding/ small changes in position all have some merit.
Plus I think,I used to have too much pressure in my tyres (100psi plus) a hangover from my brief time trialling/track racing days.And slightly wider tyres, even the pros have drifted away from 19/20 mm tyres on race bikes.
Many years ago I had a brief encounter with a Mk3 Moulton. I know it's a bit of a Marmite thing but I couldn't wait to get rid of it, it felt like the back wheel was falling off (it was perfectly fine and properly adjusted) .
by 9494arnold
7 Apr 2021, 9:13am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Cancel Wanted Ladies size 14 Altura Waterproof
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Cancel Wanted Ladies size 14 Altura Waterproof

Anyone got an Altura Ladies Waterproof in good order ,surplus to their requirements?
Cancel that , have found a very reasonably priced New on on line . :D
by 9494arnold
5 Apr 2021, 7:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Loss of balance due to chemotherapy
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Loss of balance due to chemotherapy

I am no medic either, but specialist said to wife after Breast Cancer /Chemo etc that she needed to find her
' new normal' .
I would suggest that for someone as young as you say, ('child') it's more a matter of getting into practice and learning or re learning the lost 'art'. Youngsters are remarkably resilient in my experience. Wife used to work with Early Years and sin still does.
I am a Cyclung UK instructor, and I would heartily endorse Balance Bikes , to work on Balance and steering.
If they already have a bike, take the chain and cranks off for a bit and let them experiment.
And I am a regular Trike rider, just for the hell of it really, despite the common concept from non Trike Riders you do need some sense of balance to stop you getting into bother going around corners.
Witness all the vurtually new non lightweight Trikes lurking on E Bay.
I wouldn't consider Trike or adaption unless advised by a specialist therapist.

I have ridden alongside a gent with one arm and 3 different gents with only one properly functioning leg ( 2 amputees and one with a damaged hip which bought on restricted leg swing , he rode Fixed with a swinging crank) The Human body is a remarkably adaptable bit of kit. I believe that it is considered the most efficient machine available, and the Bicycle is second !

Whatever route you travel, I hope it is smooth pedalling with tailwinds .
by 9494arnold
5 Apr 2021, 9:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedersen (sigh)
Replies: 27
Views: 1125

Re: Pedersen (sigh)

Why Not ?

I have seen a 'Vintage' Pedersen with a saddle woven out of string .

The saddle is part of the design, it allows the frame to 'flex' .

I have also seen a 'Modern' Pedersen with the bars braze on to the fork so as it was ridden with the chest inches from the top of the steering 'stack' ,the rider said he mostly used it for time trials......... :shock:

Pinkerton Classic Cycles might help , Dougs (late) father was a founder member of the Veteran Cycle Club and Doug has been repairing Vintage Bikes for years and has many contacts in the trade.
Google the name, there's an e mail link there.
by 9494arnold
1 Apr 2021, 9:19pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Dawes Super Galaxy Touring 49cm Bike
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Dawes Super Galaxy Touring 49cm Bike


I'd take my e mail down off your post, you are leaving yourself open to a deluge of unwanted communication.
If you are logged in , click on the posters name (in blue) and that should let you communicate with the seller directly and without anyone seeing it apart from the seller .
by 9494arnold
31 Mar 2021, 8:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Levers for Tektro Oryx Cantilever
Replies: 8
Views: 358

What Levers for Tektro Oryx Cantilever

Looking at Tektro Oryx Cantilever Brakes, anyone know if you can use an old school drop bar brake lever or would you need a more modern lever with some return spring action in them?
by 9494arnold
28 Mar 2021, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain case/ chain guard
Replies: 22
Views: 1028

Re: Chain case/ chain guard

I considered a chain case on a fixed but decided it was too much of a faff.
( I had one but it was too long)
What I did do was use a back Mudguard on the front, took the adjustable bracket off and riveted a front Mudguard bracket on, then cut it as low as I dare ( a good couple of inches lower than a standard front guard) and added a mudflap too.
Even kept the reflector.
Extra length in front of the fork crown too.
I considered ( again but a bit of a faff) vinyl filler between the Chainstay and the seatstay at the rear, particularly on the chai side, and between the Mudguard stays in the front perhaps.
by 9494arnold
27 Mar 2021, 9:39pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Old School Bottom Bracket Sleeve
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Old School Bottom Bracket Sleeve

Cancel that , have now found it . :D
by 9494arnold
26 Mar 2021, 4:23pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Old School Bottom Bracket Sleeve
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Old School Bottom Bracket Sleeve

I am restoring a Vintage Frame which had a sleeve bottom bracket insert as original equipment , and I have managed to misplace it like a clown. (Baylis Wiley?)
Anyone got a spare one in their parts bin ?
This is a metal tube with the threads for the bottom bracket to screw into.
by 9494arnold
24 Mar 2021, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem brakes
Replies: 35
Views: 1033

Re: Tandem brakes

I like interesting projects, however, a Solo Axle on a Tandem Trike might not be the thing, Tandem Specific Conversions (as I understand it) were wider and had heftier axles ( Just to confuse the issue, my Higgins , which isn't a Tandem, has a 'Tandem Width' Axle according to The Higgins Registrar. Couple of inches longer than the Rogers .
So a 'solo' Axle would be more prone to toppling if provoked.
I also believe that a Rogers Tandem Axle had thicker shafts through the same size cones as a solo with smaller balls (!) and I recall someone here saying they did a 25 mile TT on a renovated Rogers Tandem Trike and the cones and balls were toast at the end .
And a Higgins Tandem Trike Axle had oversize cups , old school Tandem Bottom Bracket size.
(I have most of this from reading it here)

Is your damaged machine two wheel drive?
by 9494arnold
24 Mar 2021, 7:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars for carpal tunnel
Replies: 19
Views: 561

Re: Drop bars for carpal tunnel

I have had Carpal Tunnel Surgery, both wrists.
Specialist put it down to cycling, (particularly my love of 100psi plus tyre pressures ),keyboard (computer) a broken collarbone and a trip over the bonnet of a car when I was 18 , in no particular order of merit.
I do often ride a trike which calls for some gentle acrobatics if you want to corner at any speed.
Anyhow, I now wear weightlifters mitts, which have an elasticated wrist support built in to them.
Just as a precaution you understand, and the suggestions about position experimentation does have some merit, I am toying with a shorter Stem currently, and I am considering slipping the brake levers up an inch or so.
I ride with my saddle horizontal, a gentle rearward tilt might just take some of the pressure off the wrists.
by 9494arnold
20 Mar 2021, 11:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords In-Store Bike build problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1809

Re: Halfords In-Store Bike build problems

Halfords have previous form for getting it wrong.
I have seen 2 or 3 Halfords bikes where they have the forks backwards in posts. Doesn't inspire much confidence.