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by York Commuter
18 Oct 2011, 2:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: braze on front mech too high
Replies: 10
Views: 1036

Re: braze on front mech too high

If there isn't a modelling paint that is a good match is there a nail varnish?

A coat of nail varnish with a coat of clear varnish on top will be pretty good until time for a re-enamel.
by York Commuter
18 Oct 2011, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight Touring Bikes?
Replies: 27
Views: 8179

Re: Lightweight Touring Bikes?

Mark i think the world is your oyster on this one. I wouldn't go down the path of an expensive Ti frame, far too nickable for a commuter. If I were trying to solve the connumdrum of a light weight touring bike that mets your wife's needs I'd be looking at a Build It Yourself. I'd start with a steel ...
by York Commuter
13 Oct 2011, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dating a Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 19
Views: 3154

Re: Dating a Dawes Galaxy

Kiltie 12 regarding the Galaxy fram: Cantilever brakes were used in confunction with the 27" wheels, however as you pont out the 4mm difference in radius between a 27 and a 700c is small. I have succesfully built a 27" frame up with 700c wheels, I used Shimano's old wide profile cantis and...
by York Commuter
12 Oct 2011, 9:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mechanical watches
Replies: 48
Views: 4879

Re: Mechanical watches

I still wear one. A fairly recent (less than 5 years old) "Pulsar" Automatic. It's a self winder, but stores the energy in a spring mechanism rather than the newer ones that store energy in a battery to drive an electronic movemnet. Prior to this I had a very similar "Citizen" br...
by York Commuter
10 Oct 2011, 7:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Jack Taylor frame renovation - suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Jack Taylor frame renovation - suggestions?

I know of one supplier of reproduction Jack Taylor transfers http://bicycledecals.net/jacktaylordecals.htm I have seen their reproductions of Dawes Horizon and they look pretty good although the Taylors would be a lot fussier and would require a lot of printing on vinyl I vaguely remember having see...
by York Commuter
5 Oct 2011, 3:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh "pro" build wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

Re: Raleigh "pro" build wheels

I have a set of pro-builds: Mavic 119 on Deore hubs which i use on a mid-90s Dawes Horizon I ordered them via a friend "in the trade" who didn't have the time to build me a set but was prepared to check them over before use(he had done this for himself previously). I haven't used them a lo...
by York Commuter
30 Sep 2011, 8:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pashley/Evans 90th Anniversary bike
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Pashley/Evans 90th Anniversary bike

So the ltest edition of the CTC magazine has a full page advert for the Evans 90th Anniversary special edition made by pashley. Wow! Talk about Bike Pr0n! Look at the lugs on that! Phwoar!!! etc. BUT What is this bike for? Has it taken the retro thing too far/ So It's 531 (where from I ask?) Lovely ...
by York Commuter
28 Sep 2011, 8:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Americanisms
Replies: 136
Views: 7353

Re: Americanisms

I love languages! Some time ago I had the delight of teaching a Colombian child in a mainstream English school, despite being it not being a language I speak well I would take the time to greet him in Spanish. After a few weeks he said "languages are so important - they are they way to people's...
by York Commuter
28 Sep 2011, 7:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I must be bored but no-one seems to have thought of this one
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: I must be bored but no-one seems to have thought of this

harrogate variations?

Would those be the ones that allow you to cycle on the Stray?

I think my response has to be My old favourite - The Kingston by-pass (A3)

Stephen
by York Commuter
9 Sep 2011, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sprucing up my old Dawes Super-Galaxy
Replies: 19
Views: 4904

Re: Sprucing up my old Dawes Super-Galaxy

Ribblehead I'll gve a thumbs up for Bob Jackson, but be aware that since they have closed their retail business they are not open on Saturdays. Another Leeds option is Ellis Briggs (rumour had it that there frame jobs were actually done by Jackson's any way) I've just had a very good powdercoat job ...
by York Commuter
7 Sep 2011, 1:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: £350
Replies: 49
Views: 2215

Re: £350

Unlike many of you I like going to the barber's! I enjoy the time it gives me, away from work and dare I say it free from SWMBO, the chance to flick aimlessly through either the Daily Mirror or one of the motoring mnagazines (yes I also find cars interesting). Living in the North, and going to a sub...
by York Commuter
2 Sep 2011, 10:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cyclo-Randonnée bike
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Cyclo-Randonnée bike

Audax67

I, too, look the like of this.

If you do buy a French bike be aware that the brake levers may be, to us, "reversed", i.e. right lever controlling the rear brake. Easy enough to sort out but can be a bit of a surprise!

Stephen
by York Commuter
28 Aug 2011, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Powder Coating
Replies: 22
Views: 2890

Re: Powder Coating

I wish I knew where you all find powder-coaters who will do a frame for thirty quid! I have just had a frame powder coated, with a gloss metallic laquer for about £65 (can't remeber the exact figure) by Yorvik Engineering Services ( http://www.yorvik-es.co.uk ) with which I am very happy. I had cons...
by York Commuter
25 Aug 2011, 2:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I know where Col Gadaffi is........
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: I know where Col Gadaffi is........

He is masqerading as a Bob Dylan look-alike.

That way he might get some peace and quiet!
by York Commuter
23 Aug 2011, 9:46am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bob Jackson
Replies: 8
Views: 58264

Re: Bob Jackson

I'm also upset to read this.

It does lok as though they want to make a go of the frame making and restoration side of things.

On the three occassions I have taken frames there I have always been very pleased with their work.

I wish them well in their altered business.