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by djnotts
16 Jul 2018, 5:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Renewing a Retro Raleigh Royal.
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Renewing a Retro Raleigh Royal.

Just found an answer.....IRD do a "14-34T = 14 / 16 / 20 / 24 / 28 / 34" freewheel. Only drawback is the eye-watering 60 quid at SJS. OTOH, cheaper than a complete make over.
by djnotts
16 Jul 2018, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Renewing a Retro Raleigh Royal.
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Renewing a Retro Raleigh Royal.

Thanks all. Alan O your renovation sounds painstaking! Mine was I think entirely original when I got it and the paint etc is more like 2-3 years old than 30. I've changed the brakes to modern cantis, swopped the inner ring from a 28 to a 24 and flat-barred it with Suntour thumbies running friction (...
by djnotts
16 Jul 2018, 2:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Bike Works?
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Oxford Bike Works?

"I have a virtually unused Surly LHT 26" 56cm frame for sale (£220)…... you could have a good bespoke bike for less than the the Oxford." Yes, would ideally be my route, but as above I have not the time. And thanks! When I have thought I shall probably enquire at Spa. And continue &qu...
by djnotts
16 Jul 2018, 12:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Bike Works?
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Oxford Bike Works?

Only the very smallest Spa comes in a 26" wheel version - and the "standard" specs are drop bar. I shall consider - good prices.
by djnotts
16 Jul 2018, 12:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Bike Works?
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Oxford Bike Works?

Finish unimportant - weight a very different matter (to me).
by djnotts
16 Jul 2018, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Bike Works?
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Oxford Bike Works?

Well, yes! I have looked at that also - but if I'm going a grand comes down to is the extra 350 quid "worth" it.
by djnotts
16 Jul 2018, 11:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Bike Works?
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Oxford Bike Works?

Anyone know of a slightly cheaper but similar design ethos to the OBW Model 1 https://www.oxfordbikeworks.co.uk/models/model-1/ Should I know be possible to build/modify something older for less, but I do not, genuinely and for very good reasons, have the time. Something would turn up 2nd hand on eb...
by djnotts
15 Jul 2018, 11:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6147
Views: 173373

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

"Yet still I await to hear something definitely pisitive and encouraging about an independent UK. Something not couched in nationalistic or anti immigrant terms." You'll wait a long time for the former - and a whole lot longer for it to meet the latter proviso! As for what the EU has achie...
by djnotts
14 Jul 2018, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Renewing a Retro Raleigh Royal.
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Renewing a Retro Raleigh Royal.

I have stretched one or two in the past - big vise and/or threaded rod as I recall but this one really doesn't seem to warrant it. Haven't measured it precisely but I suspect a bit "oversize" from new.
by djnotts
14 Jul 2018, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Renewing a Retro Raleigh Royal.
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Renewing a Retro Raleigh Royal.

Thanks for the encouragement! The 126 to 130 jump doesn't seem to be a problem - just realised that the wheel I tried was wearing a 10 speed and even with the ancient shifters/mech/chain it pretty much ran OK across most of the range without adjusting the limits!
by djnotts
14 Jul 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Renewing a Retro Raleigh Royal.
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Renewing a Retro Raleigh Royal.

(I can't resist alliteration). I have an '88 Royal in very nice nick. Love the frame and the fit. Currently flat barred with 'bar mounted Suntour frictions, rather than d/t, with original 3 x 6. Having searched in vain for something similar but with 27 speed/mtb gearing, wondering if worth conversio...
by djnotts
14 Jul 2018, 8:10pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: For Sale: 2013 Salsa Fargo 2. 29er. 16" with Salsa extras. £695
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: For Sale: 2013 Salsa Fargo 2. 29er. 16" with Salsa extras

And thanks for PM - replied. I shall pass - geared way too tall for me. Shame. Lovely bike, GLWS.
by djnotts
14 Jul 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: For Sale: 2013 Salsa Fargo 2. 29er. 16" with Salsa extras. £695
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: For Sale: 2013 Salsa Fargo 2. 29er. 16" with Salsa extras

What's the cassette - or just the lowest gear inch? Do you think rest of drive would allow sat a 34T inner - with or without changing chainset? Finally, what's measurement c b/b to saddle top as set up in photos? I've wanted one of these for years! PM me if you prefer!
by djnotts
14 Jul 2018, 11:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6147
Views: 173373

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

All depends how much Trump wants e.g. to send signal to the Chinese (and how vicious he's feeling at any given moment). And yes I know I over-simplify.
by djnotts
14 Jul 2018, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6147
Views: 173373

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

"The NHS was going to get privatised by the Tory government regardless of whether the UK left or remained in the EU. It was also going to be privatised and "raped" by US corporations regardless of whether the US had Trump or Clinton in the top job." Probably so, but slightly long...