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by RichMoss
20 Jul 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Shoe repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Cycling Shoe repairs

A few years ago Feet First in Chesterfield did a good job resoling my sidi dominator mtb shoes with vibram soles. It was slightly unorthodox as the sidi shoes have a moulded plastic tread which needed to be ground of first, and last year Cheshire Shoe Repairs in Stockton Heath, Warrington did the sa...
by RichMoss
5 Jun 2019, 5:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey front hub - brake binding
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Sturmey front hub - brake binding

I've also filed down the leading edge in the past as well, as Brucey suggests above.

What is great about hub brakes is that they are pretty clean and almost maintenance free - brake shoes seem to last for years.
by RichMoss
5 Jun 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey front hub - brake binding
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Sturmey front hub - brake binding

Am I right in thinking Elephant Bikes are reconditioned ex-Royal Mail bikes? With S-A hub brakes, my experience is that they tend to bind as the brake shoes get worn, but it does get worse if not sorted. An option to prolong brake shoe life is to take the brake shoes out and invert them so the leadi...
by RichMoss
8 Aug 2018, 9:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: raleigh 20
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: raleigh 20

I did the same as willcee above; I replaced the original with a 1" threadless headset (the m:part comp was good value and has sufficiently low stack height that it could be secured with the original lock nuts - looks unobtrusive and steering is much smoother). https://farm8.staticflickr.com/757...
by RichMoss
13 Jun 2018, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmley archer 3 speed cassette hub
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Sturmley archer 3 speed cassette hub

This may be a silly question but have you checked that the chain isn't routed the wrong side of the tab between the jockey wheels of the derailleur? This is a common mistake and surprisingly easy to make. <edit below> ...otherwise most likely to be the new cassette/worn chain combination - you can m...
by RichMoss
2 Oct 2017, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano Altus
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Shimano Altus

This may be an obvious one, but you do know that friction is increased by tightening the locking bolt (the bolt head with the metal ring on it) don't you. Have you tried that already?
by RichMoss
18 Mar 2017, 9:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A Brief History of Splined Cranks and Spindles
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: A Brief History of Splined Cranks and Spindles

breakwellmz wrote:I do enjoy his articles-

https://restoringvintagebicycles.com/20 ... -spindles/


I think you'll find that 'he' is actually she :) , but I do agree - her blog is a delight to read.
by RichMoss
10 Oct 2016, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20 1 3/8 tyres (451)
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: 20 1 3/8 tyres (451)

I've checked my Schwalbe HS110 tyres and they are 37-451.
Still available from West Country Recumbents too http://www.wrhpv.com/ukshop/tyres/451/index.html
by RichMoss
7 Aug 2016, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem gearing upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: Tandem gearing upgrades

In case you're interested, there's a couple of pics with brief descriptions in my flickr album (link below) of what I did with my Peugeot. I started out with a frame, forks, chainset and headset and built it up from there. As I was going to get it resprayed anyway, it was worth getting a bit of braz...
by RichMoss
3 Aug 2016, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem gearing upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: Tandem gearing upgrades

Is yours a Motobecane Inter Club? You're probably aware of this already - like the Peugeot tandems, it is likely to have some 'obsolete' French standards such as pedal threads,bottom bracket threads, steerer tube diameter. These present a bit of a challenge but are not insoluble. Useful information ...
by RichMoss
24 Jun 2015, 10:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Riding with a broken spoke
Replies: 16
Views: 2376

Re: Riding with a broken spoke

I would say it will be fine, it would be worth checking spoke tensions to make sure that no individual spokes are carrying an excessive load (pluck and listen to the pitch of the note- higher pitch=higher tensions), and a little tweak with a spoke key if needed.
by RichMoss
28 Jun 2010, 10:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Double groove handlebars silver
Replies: 11
Views: 1084

Re: Double groove handlebars silver

I'd assumed alu bars are black anodised for hardness, as well as colour, as with rims. With anodising removed they would be weaker and would soon tarnish? The anodised layer is so thin it has no effect on strength. It is merely cosmetic; I like the Jobst Brandt quote on [url=Sheldon Brown's site]ht...
by RichMoss
28 Jun 2010, 10:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Threaded forks
Replies: 20
Views: 935

Re: Threaded forks

If you have an old headset race of the same thread size, you could try making it into a die for cutting the threads by cutting some grooves across the threads with a carbide-tipped hacksaw blade http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/taps.html . I haven't tried it but I would give it a go. Remember to...
by RichMoss
27 Jun 2010, 11:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Threaded forks
Replies: 20
Views: 935

Re: Threaded forks

You could try Threadgold Cycles
189 Hollyhedge Rd, Wythenshawe, M22 8UE Tel. 0161 998 2287
I haven't been in for a while but they're a really good LBS, no pretension, with excelent service - he does frame repairs, etc. so could probably do this too.
by RichMoss
25 Jun 2010, 4:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20" 451 Tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 3337

Re: 20" 451 Tyres

Another source for the Schwalbe Durano and the HS110 in 451 mm is West Country Recumbents, based in Derbyshire http://www.wrhpv.com
http://www.wrhpv.com/tyres/451/index.html

I got prompt delivery and clearly labelled tyre sizing.