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by garygkn
27 May 2020, 10:33pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mercian Vincitore frame or bike 57-58cm
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Mercian Vincitore frame or bike 57-58cm

Hi I saw this and really liked the look of it.
Does anyone have anything like this for sale?ImageImage
by garygkn
10 May 2020, 7:13pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Gyes TI06A titanium railed leather saddle - Swift style.

Hi,
I'd like to buy the saddle please.
I've sent you a PM.

Thanks,
Gary

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by garygkn
1 May 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian frame number
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Mercian frame number

Yes please.
I'm interested to know.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my moto g(7) power using hovercraft full of eels.
by garygkn
15 Apr 2020, 11:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian frame number
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Mercian frame number

Many thanks with clearing that up. I do have a soft spot for Mercian.
by garygkn
15 Apr 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian frame number
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Mercian frame number

Hi, Does anyone know what this frame number could mean 31869? I was thinking March 18th 1969 or 31 August 1969 but both could be wrong. Gears are Suntour Cyclone look like 1976 and SR Custom seat post and an SR Royal drilled double on the front, Mafac Competition brakes and a French bar and stem com...
by garygkn
12 Apr 2020, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mafac Competition straddle wire
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Mafac Competition straddle wire

Thanks there are a few routes that's very helpful. The pair on the bicycle at the moment seem fine but it's an older bicycle and I'd like to keep it on the road. Tyres are 25c at the moment but I think there is room for 32c. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200412/8c9fe3bb4998e55d9f181ffbccc48c0f....
by garygkn
12 Apr 2020, 3:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mafac Competition straddle wire
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Mafac Competition straddle wire

Thank you all for the feedback. I just did a bit of research and the Mafac Racer looks to have less issues with the straddle wire supply. They are just single ended. Meanwhile I will keep searching for the correct straddle wire. The make your own method may be worth a try I have yet master the skill...
by garygkn
12 Apr 2020, 12:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mafac Competition straddle wire
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Mafac Competition straddle wire

Hi, I would like to replace the original 115mm straddle wire double ended. The nearest I can find is the Dia-Compe 750 Brake Straddle 110mm would it be possible to use this slightly shorter straddle cable with the levers below. I am looking to use BRL23 Shimano Tiagra "Æro" Levers. These l...
by garygkn
9 Oct 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

He's owned the bike for 10 years and it's been in reserve for when the main Raleigh commuter has been out of action. So it's only been used sparingly however it has been used consistently for 2 months and then the trouble with the freewheel started. I'll see what route he thinks is best to take. The...
by garygkn
9 Oct 2019, 8:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

There's a special tool for that hub that would need to be hunted down. Then there is the added grief of rebuilding that freewheel. Then there's the thought that the hub is of a sub optimal design from the outset. Plus the replacement of the spokes. I wouldn't personally want that hub as it's to my m...
by garygkn
8 Oct 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

I agree with you all.
A replacement wheel is the optimal solution here.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my Moto G (4) using hovercraft full of eels.
by garygkn
8 Oct 2019, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

Is that a Maillard Helicomatic hub? Sheldon Brown describes it here and provides details on identifying it from the lockring. If it is, then your friend will probably need to buy a new wheel. I missed this first time around. Hopefully it's not Helicomatic. Sheldon: 'The Helicomatic was a nice idea ...
by garygkn
8 Oct 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

Thanks that's good to hear.
The levers are down tube friction so from my memory they should continue to work in the same way.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my Moto G (4) using hovercraft full of eels.
by garygkn
8 Oct 2019, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

A friend has ripped the Simplex derailure in half it look like a case of over shifting? Anyway it's gone into the back wheel broken 2 spokes. Added to this the 6 speed freewheel has internally failed it's just spinning and not driving. He wants it back on the road. It needs a replacement derailure t...
by garygkn
28 Sep 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 168
Views: 11033

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

Just to be clear. The 'Y' frame was not produced at the time it was created because of legal issues with Raleigh it was impossible at the time for Alex Moulton to develop or progress. Not to be defeated Alex Moulton developed the space frame and started a new company. The first two bikes were the AM...