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by SRV
7 Oct 2020, 3:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1492

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Oh, and referrring to FC's post "drang" means "drive" in German, as in "Sturm und Drang". Ferry interesting, ja?
by SRV
7 Oct 2020, 3:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1492

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Thanks John.
Fausto Copy (haha!) mentions Liverpudlian "jiggers". I'm sure I heard that word used in the NE as well.
by SRV
7 Oct 2020, 12:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1492

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

I had a Geordie mate, now sadly gone, who used to say "gannin' doon the clarty lonnen wi' a gobful of claggen", but I'm both digressing and hijacking this post.
by SRV
7 Oct 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1492

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Is it 'Lonnen' in Tyneside, or am I making that up (this could run and run)?
by SRV
5 Oct 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Weights
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Frame Weights

Thanks. The RRS has been built up (with mostly non-original and cheap parts), the GTT has not. The Raleigh weighs a shade over 25lb fully equipped (minus water) and despite this feels delightfully responsive and quite fast. I hope the Gazelle won't be a disappointment. Mind you, the Raleigh is the l...
by SRV
5 Oct 2020, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Weights
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Frame Weights

This may be an old chestnut but I haven't come accross it, so here goes: I have a Raleigh Record Sprint frame and forks (no headset or bb) which weigh 3.16 kg and a Gazelle Trim Trophy (ditto) which weigh 3.44 kg. Now the RRS is a 25" frame and has a 501 main triangle and the GTT is a 24" ...
by SRV
3 Oct 2020, 10:07am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HP boats
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: HP boats

Whoops! Took my eye off the ball for a bit there. Some interesting responses. I'm after something which I can take out for a bit of a tear about, but in displacement mode - no foils for me, just long and narrow. I want something that will be fast but seakindly. It's the propeller and gearing I'm int...
by SRV
2 Sep 2020, 3:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HP boats
Replies: 14
Views: 530

HP boats

Does anybody have any experience of human powered screw driven boats, specifically prop design and gear ratios?
by SRV
2 Sep 2020, 3:03pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Text symbol lhs
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Text symbol lhs

I may be dense, but what do the red and green borders and the scrolling text symbol mean?
by SRV
2 Sep 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: anybody explain Sheldon's straddle wire MA?
Replies: 44
Views: 142893

Re: anybody explain Sheldon's straddle wire MA?

A late reply to this thread: To get the best MA the straddle cable should be perpendicular to the line between its point of attachment to the canti and the canti pivot, on each side, WHEN THE BRAKE IS APPLIED. Ideally, the straddle cable length should be constantly shortened as the pads wear. This m...
by SRV
2 Sep 2020, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Forks not in line with steerer
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Forks not in line with steerer

I have a 25" (63.5mm) frame which may or may not be an aero Record Sprint. The fork legs are not in line with the steerer tube, but rather trail it by 2 or 3 degrees. There appears to be no damage to either legs, crown or steerer. The bike handles OK. I have another pair of forks (from a smalle...
by SRV
25 Aug 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Spoke Snappage .....
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Spoke Snappage .....

I don't remember what washers I used. However, in contrast to fausto99 I used one under the heads on the inside and two under the heads on the outside on a setup with no dish. The logic being that the inside heads will naturally fall nearer the flange than those on the outside (think about it). Oh, ...
by SRV
22 Aug 2020, 4:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sunrace Indexed R30 7 Speed Downtube Shifters
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: Sunrace Indexed R30 7 Speed Downtube Shifters

Thanks Brucey.
In the end I decided to give up on the Sunrace. Pity, because I quite like Sunrace kit. Anyway, I've bought a pair of secondhand Shimano SL-A400s from ebay. Smooth and precise; I'm happy now.
by SRV
12 Aug 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sunrace Indexed R30 7 Speed Downtube Shifters
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: Sunrace Indexed R30 7 Speed Downtube Shifters

Thanks Brucey. Enlightening as ever! I have decided not to try and dismantle the shifter because it appears almost impossible to do non-destructively. By the way on the R30 tightening the rhs screw does make the detent action "stiffer". I've not yet tried winding in the b-screw. That'll be...
by SRV
6 Aug 2020, 12:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sunrace Indexed R30 7 Speed Downtube Shifters
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Sunrace Indexed R30 7 Speed Downtube Shifters

I've recently fitted these shifters. The lhs friction shifter is fine. On the rhs if I go up the gears the change is smooth and accurate. However, on changing down, the shifter overshifts before clicking and then settles back in the selected gear. This overshift is annoying as it often engages the n...