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by robert17
22 Sep 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freewheel block manufacturer
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: Freewheel block manufacturer

Rod Goodfellow wrote:I have 2 Sun Tour Perfect 5 peed freewheels unused, a 14-14 and a 14-26 if these are of any interest,located in Blackburn or could post.

Rod, I would be interested in the 14-26. Thank you. Robert.
by robert17
22 Sep 2020, 7:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freewheel block manufacturer
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: Freewheel block manufacturer

I see on SJS that IRD have a Cyclone and a Classica. Any thoughts on the difference? They are both a bit beyond what I would want to pay, but we'll see. eBay search has revealed a Classica for £40.
by robert17
21 Sep 2020, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freewheel block manufacturer
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: Freewheel block manufacturer

Maillard. (if made later than a certain date could be sachs-maillard) BSA refers to the screw thread type. Guessing here but 03 89 may indicate week 3 1989 manufacturing date. FWIW if the hub is optimised for the current freewheel, unless you redish/respace the rear hub you can only expect to fit e...
by robert17
21 Sep 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freewheel block manufacturer
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Freewheel block manufacturer

People, this six speed block came off some wheels I purchased for the restoration job. Way too high for what I need (14-20) so will soon be up for sale. On the back is Compact Super and Made in France. On the front is 03 BSA 89. Can anyone shed some light on a maker? BSA? Seems unlikely to me. Thank...
by robert17
4 Sep 2020, 3:46pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Older chainset
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Older chainset

PM on way
by robert17
2 Sep 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Older chainset
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Older chainset

Very good. Could you provide a picture and an asking price? Many thanks, Robert.
by robert17
2 Sep 2020, 6:40am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Older chainset
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Older chainset

People, I'm collecting parts for the Holdsworth restoration and one which is proving tricky to find is a chainset. I'm looking for a double with lower gearing. Something like 46-32 or similar. Ones with 50+ larger chainring are many it seems. Would rather it was Campagnolo, Stronglight or TA really....
by robert17
29 Aug 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 122mm rear hub
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: 122mm rear hub

I picked up a fabulous pair of wheels today with Miche hubs and 27" Mavic Saturae rims - 120mm today from a guy in Northwich. Really pleased, I really didn't want to have to have the dropouts widened.
by robert17
28 Aug 2020, 2:53pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 122mm rear hub
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: 122mm rear hub

Pictures as requested. Frameset being restored by Bob Jackson, however I have to wait to the new year. I recovered five framesets from my Dad's garage. The best Holdsworth sold on a promise, another Holdsworth, which I'll try to put on here this afternoon. Plus a Sun and a Falcon on eBay.
by robert17
28 Aug 2020, 2:48pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 122mm rear hub
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: 122mm rear hub

Hi Robert, What's the front hub? Don't you want to finish up with a matching pair? How many spokes? At 122mm it looks like the frame is a 1950ish. I've done restorations on three frames from this era, a Tornado, a Cyclone and a Sirocco(Whirlwind, on ebay at the moment) and am always interested in o...
by robert17
28 Aug 2020, 6:13am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 122mm rear hub
Replies: 8
Views: 442

122mm rear hub

People, I need a rear hub with freewheel thread in good condition with a width of 122mm to fit my dad's old Holdsworth restoration. Many thanks, Robert.
by robert17
27 Aug 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Conti ultra sport 3
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Conti ultra sport 3

I've been using Grand Prix GT and have no puncture with them to date! Cue hissing sound..... They go a little under the radar and can be great value. Ultra sport are good I hear but loads opt for the 4000/5000 tyres which are expensive and over the top for me.
by robert17
23 Aug 2020, 8:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks saddle - is there any hope?
Replies: 22
Views: 1049

Re: Brooks saddle - is there any hope?

For your interest, it fetched £18.87. Despite picturing and describing the rivet break.
by robert17
21 Aug 2020, 4:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks saddle - is there any hope?
Replies: 22
Views: 1049

Re: Brooks saddle - is there any hope?

I'm going to be shot for this statement .......... Bin it and buy a new Brooks Team Professional. I have one on both bikes. https://www.wiggle.co.uk/brooks-england-team-pro-saddle-with-chrome-rails Out of stock, I see. Try these people. https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m18b0s144p72/BROOKS-Team-Pro-Chrom...
by robert17
21 Aug 2020, 12:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks saddle - is there any hope?
Replies: 22
Views: 1049

Re: Brooks saddle - is there any hope?

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:hi,
I had one of those and it went the same way but that was in the day when saddles got no attention whatsoever, well least from me anyway.
Problem is it's British weather as well.
One of the most comfortable saddles I ever used.
Put it on eBay showing the split someone will buy it.

'tis done