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by fenderbender
14 Nov 2015, 3:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight headset spanners
Replies: 86
Views: 150289

Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Sorry, but my source has dried up. He's finished at that job now and moved onto steam locomotives at Buckfastleigh. Not conducive to bicycle engineering. :lol: Thank's for your reply! Not sure how it happened but I found both a used Park wrench and a Cool Tool original multitool in another forum. L...
by fenderbender
25 Oct 2015, 10:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight headset spanners
Replies: 86
Views: 150289

Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Basically, it's just an idea with dimensions, a quick twiddle with CAD, an email, and spanners come through the post! I'll start a new thread (pun!) in a few days/next week ..... after I ask nicely. It might be basic but it's ruddy clever! I want one! I have both Campag and Shimano threaded headset...
by fenderbender
26 Feb 2012, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: French thread HS - Fool me once...
Replies: 21
Views: 1349

Re: French thread HS - Fool me once...

it looks like you have enough pieces there to have some spare parts when the roller bearings corrode (which is the other thing that happens with these bearings esp on bikes with no mudguards... Re the shimmy; there will be a road speed (different for every bike) at which a shimmy is likely. I have ...
by fenderbender
26 Feb 2012, 11:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wooden mudguards
Replies: 15
Views: 2163

Re: Wooden mudguards

Some good diy-links here. But I'm pretty sure that the weight, flat profile och lack of rolled edges makes for a poor performance compared to Berthoud, Honjo or Velo Orange metal fenders. Would also recommend the SKS Longboard if it's not a sunday-best bike for sunny rides.
by fenderbender
25 Feb 2012, 1:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Snap..
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Snap..

Hope you ok and the bike not to beaten up! Have to ask if there's a version with sound? Because I'd love to hear if your reaction was the same as when it happened to me a few years back.
by fenderbender
25 Feb 2012, 12:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: French thread HS - Fool me once...
Replies: 21
Views: 1349

Re: French thread HS - Fool me once...

Nice find Brusey! That black version was rare even as new. Haven't had much load in the back apart from a half full Barley. But the bike calms down when I fill up the handlebar bag. So that's why I'm fairly convinced needle bearing could be a the right cure. But your probably right that it may cause...
by fenderbender
25 Feb 2012, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: French thread HS - Fool me once...
Replies: 21
Views: 1349

Re: French thread HS - Fool me once...

The Levin and new A9 with cartridge bearings are good looking but so is the early Shimano Dura Ace fitted. But it has a tendency to shimmy and more than once have I read that the needle berings is a good cure. So if anyone have a used A9 or Miche HS now is your chance! :D
by fenderbender
25 Feb 2012, 11:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: slime tubes mending thereof
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: slime tubes mending thereof

It's been many years since I worked as a bike messenger and put slime in my tubes. But I do remember that temperature had to be above 10-15 degrees C for it to work fast enough to mend anything larger than the hole from a thorn. Stopped using it after I hit the head of a roofing nail. Once removed a...
by fenderbender
25 Feb 2012, 10:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: French thread HS - Fool me once...
Replies: 21
Views: 1349

Re: French thread HS - Fool me once...

Thank's for your replies! I would take it back if I could but I found both in the classifieds. Buying a used set and transfer the bearings is probably best. Problem is that once properly fitted they rarely wear out!
by fenderbender
24 Feb 2012, 5:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: French thread HS - Fool me once...
Replies: 21
Views: 1349

French thread HS - Fool me once...

Just checked and it seems I've yet again been duped into buying a Stronglight A9 type headset with the wrong french thread. The plan was to fit it on my Mercian tonight but the work of putting it back together after service has grinded to a halt. Is there a solution to this like re-threading the hea...
by fenderbender
24 Feb 2012, 4:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All time top 3 favourite films
Replies: 89
Views: 15921

Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Since I can't separate my favorite films from my greatest experience at the movies I have to agree with you on the movie "Brazil"! Blade Runner is a close second and I think they have aged well considering the futuristic setting. Third place is either "A Clockwork Orange" or &quo...
by fenderbender
9 Aug 2011, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing
Replies: 23
Views: 3377

Re: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing

Thanks for the compliment and I note it's the only reaction so far. Thing is that the info in the Rear Shifting article is great for reference but hard to deconstruct and apply in a real world situation! So why not list working combinations in yet another article? I think there is a lesson to be dra...
by fenderbender
8 Aug 2011, 6:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing
Replies: 23
Views: 3377

Re: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing

Thanks for all the input and it seems like I've finally nailed it! Replaced the original clear Campa and beercan spacers with a set from an worn out Shimano 7-speed cassette. After grinding away the three inner knobs with a Dremel, witch took about five minutes, they would slide on the Campa 9-speed...
by fenderbender
8 Aug 2011, 2:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing
Replies: 23
Views: 3377

Re: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing

Nope, not much use as I'd like to get 8 workable gears and use diy spacers.
I think I'll try and ad another set of can-spacers and see if it improve things.
If so I know I'm on the right track! :?
by fenderbender
8 Aug 2011, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing
Replies: 23
Views: 3377

Re: Shimano hub with 8 speed campagnolo spacing

Chris, would a Dura Ace / Hubbub wire rout modification lessen the travel of the rear mech?