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by Halla
25 Jun 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Long Layback Seatpin 27.2
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Long Layback Seatpin 27.2

Hello All

Thank you for the replies, it is for a steel framed Roberts, so all the solutions will work.

Regards Andy
by Halla
23 Jun 2019, 5:31pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Long Layback Seatpin 27.2
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Long Layback Seatpin 27.2

Hello All I would like to buy or borrow a long layback seat pin, preferably a Nitto S84, (the longest I believe) but a Gran Cru might work. Current seat pin has about 20mm layback but I could do with more. Sorry if it sounds fussy but a good unmarked example would be preferable as it is for the best...
by Halla
23 Jun 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London
Replies: 16
Views: 4230

Re: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

Hi Roberts owners and others who are also interested. Seen on Facebook this morning, Geoff Roberts, brother of Chas is holding a get together and barbecue at his premises at Boreham Street East Sussex on 18 August 2019. He is hoping people take along some Roberts bikes with a prize for the best turn...
by Halla
23 Jun 2019, 5:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 44
Views: 1828

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Keep this going it is much more fun, makes bikes and cycling look dull!!!! :D :lol:

Welcome to the forum Skyhawk.
by Halla
22 Jun 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diabetes
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Diabetes

Hi Komet. Agree, keep on cycling, and look very carefully at your diet. My partner, who is not interested in exercise had Type 2 a few years ago, she spent many hours looking at diet and was surprised at how combining certain types of food could negate the effects of sugar. Eg: Eating cream with fru...
by Halla
13 Jun 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Re-spacing Reynolds 725 frame
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: Re-spacing Reynolds 725 frame

Thanks for the replies.

Having had time to give this some thought, is there any harm in leaving the spacing slightly narrow at 128mm, as it is now much easier to spring the frame to get the wheel out and in again. I read somewhere that it might harm the rear hub!!!


Many thanks

Andy
by Halla
10 Jun 2019, 7:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Re-spacing Reynolds 725 frame
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: Re-spacing Reynolds 725 frame

Thanks for the replies, will keep going with it when the opportunity arises. Another lesson learnt, was that the rear triangle did have a spacer, but it was one of the plastic things that new bikes have in them, (it snapped). Subsequent trips had a wooden spacer, securely fixed (different bike). Tha...
by Halla
9 Jun 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Re-spacing Reynolds 725 frame
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re-spacing Reynolds 725 frame

Hello All. A few years ago a kind airline re-spaced the rear triangle of my Roberts frame, it was built to be 130 mm but after their handy work it ended up at about 126mm. I had a go yesterday at gently pulling it out again with a threaded steel rod between the drop outs and managed to get it to abo...
by Halla
3 Jun 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Freehub O Ring
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Campagnolo Freehub O Ring

Hello again.

Thanks for the replies, will get on to Mercian tomorrow, hope to be on the road by the weekend.

Regards Andy
by Halla
3 Jun 2019, 2:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Freehub O Ring
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Campagnolo Freehub O Ring

Hello All. Just discovered that the O ring at the back of the free hub is broken, also the pawl springs are bent. The hub is 1998/1999 - 9 speed Veloce, I cannot find a model number for the hub or freehub I think that the O ring part number might be FH RE012. The bike has covered about 10000 miles i...
by Halla
27 Apr 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Bike Build - Educate Me Please
Replies: 27
Views: 1108

Re: Custom Bike Build - Educate Me Please

Hello Witterings.

I have sent you a PM.
by Halla
27 Apr 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Bike Build - Educate Me Please
Replies: 27
Views: 1108

Re: Custom Bike Build - Educate Me Please

Hello Witterings Having read many of your posts about your problems with bike position, the last thing I would do is buy another bike. There are a lot of factors which affect comfort apart from setup, such as your gearing and the way you use it, experience, the distance and the frequency of your rid...
by Halla
16 Apr 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable
Replies: 29
Views: 1237

Re: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable

Hello All First, I will agree, look at Colin's bike fit advice referred to, above. Reading through the above posts, no-one has mentioned where the measurement of saddle height is taken from. My understanding is that, if you are using inseam by 1.09, you measure from the top of the pedal spindle vert...
by Halla
25 Oct 2018, 1:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2741
Views: 369673

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I have a catalogue from 1982 which is currently mislaid, there was a sprint sold in that year, it was 5 speed. The frame was I think the same as many other of their bikes of that era. There were also others with that frame, such as the Super Sport, and touring models. The frame was ordinary steel. M...