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by spanner
23 Mar 2010, 8:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cotter pins
Replies: 56
Views: 3334

Re: cotter pins

Freemans cycles still sell cotterpins £1.30 for standard size £1.50 for metric size but as they charge £5.95 p&p best to order them with other stuff at the same time i got a new sa sprocket and a brooks leather saddle from them in the same order
hope this helps
by spanner
20 Mar 2010, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke keys and nipple sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 4167

Re: Spoke keys and nipple sizes

Try alf webb at his web site webbline he does a good spoke key for about £7 i got one of these when i bought my wheel jig and dishing tool off him a few years ago and compared to other spoke keys ive used this is the one i like the best and always ensure i put it back into my toolchest when am finis...
by spanner
20 Mar 2010, 1:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How true is true enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: How true is true enough?

I have a millenium wheel jig with cones which screw onto the threaded part with dimples which hold a q/r or solid axle these cones also hold wheels for trikes and also pram wheels which are spoked when i worked as a bike mechanic the local pram shop used to get us to replace broken spokes on pram wh...
by spanner
15 Mar 2010, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike to work scheme - Finished?
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Re: Bike to work scheme - Finished?

there are plenty of as new mountain bikes and road bikes for sale on sites such as gumtree as an example someone in edinburgh was selling a full sus mtb with two helmets two locks and a set of lights for £90 but the bike and helmets etc were worth £170 anyone wanting to ride to work would be better ...
by spanner
15 Mar 2010, 11:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy - 853 or Ti ?
Replies: 22
Views: 9589

Re: Dawes Galaxy - 853 or Ti ?

I have a 1959 dawes double blue frameset but it needs a respray and new transfers but the transfers arent easy to get hold of i also have a dawes jaguar frameset which is mid 80's i think might get round to building this up this year i know someone who has an original dawes galaxy from the 70's its ...
by spanner
14 Mar 2010, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Splitting powerlink, lubricating rear mech, dirty hands, etc
Replies: 60
Views: 3662

Re: Splitting powerlink, lubricating rear mech, dirty hands, etc

I always strip and clean rear mechs then rebuild them and they work perfect simplex mechs and huret rear mechs are a dream to strip clean and rebuild, the ty 15 mechs have a horse shoe circlip under the plastic cap which releases the spring and inner and outer cages be careful as the spring is under...
by spanner
14 Mar 2010, 2:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Persistent Gear Selection Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: Persistent Gear Selection Problem

re persistent gear selection problem this is what i do drop the chain onto the smallest sprocket screw both adjusting screws right in remember the h screw is for low gears and l screw for high gears(largest sprocket) turning the cranks turn the l screw outwards crank the chain and move the changer l...
by spanner
14 Mar 2010, 2:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheelbuilding using frame?
Replies: 13
Views: 639

Re: Wheelbuilding using frame?

I got an instructional video about wheel building from BIKE-INN run by Alf Webb and his wife Teresa at Wragg Marsh they also do wheel building courses at their premises. I just sat and watched the video over and over again then i bought a wheel jig and dishing tool from Alf and managed to teach myse...
by spanner
14 Mar 2010, 2:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Twenty Bottom Bracket
Replies: 25
Views: 6693

Re: Raleigh Twenty Bottom Bracket

I have a raleigh 20 am going to convert to a five speed runabout and have the chainwheel bb axle and cups from a girls raleigh bike and these cups fit ok (obviously being raleigh) and had no problem with the chainwheel(cotterless) fitting havent done much else to it for a while but your best bet for...
by spanner
6 Mar 2010, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this rim knackered?
Replies: 18
Views: 1348

Re: Is this rim knackered?

Ive seen rims with deep scores on the braking surface and the most common cause has been that the brake blocks or pads have been used until the metal backing plate has come through thats what causes this problem my advise is check your brake blocks every week also get a tin of brake cleaner and clea...
by spanner
6 Mar 2010, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Miantaining The Lustre Of A Leather Saddle
Replies: 19
Views: 1920

Re: Miantaining The Lustre Of A Leather Saddle

Shame you've been unfit - how about fabricating a little three legged stand so that you can sit on it whilst watching tv? I use an old bar stool with a padded top to sit on in my shed why not ask at your local recycling centre see if they have one or watch out for pubs being renovated they usually ...
by spanner
6 Mar 2010, 1:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Miantaining The Lustre Of A Leather Saddle
Replies: 19
Views: 1920

Re: Miantaining The Lustre Of A Leather Saddle

I got a bottle of leather polish at an autojumble stall which is for rolls royce and bently cars for 50p and use that on my brooks saddle also get the correct tensioning spanner and tighten up the leather this helps as well as for the shoe polish i have used this in the past secret is to use spit as...
by spanner
6 Mar 2010, 12:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike to work scheme - Finished?
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Re: Bike to work scheme - Finished?

I personally wouldnt buy a bike through the bike to work scheme because you are paying interest on the payment for the bike which by the time you finish paying for it youve paid well over £100 EXTRA onto the price of the bike also if you get paid off from where you work does the employer them own th...
by spanner
30 Dec 2009, 9:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tennis racket holder thingy
Replies: 25
Views: 5050

Re: Tennis racket holder thingy

With regard to the Terry Tennis Racket holder if you are after one try a cycle jumble as thats the only way you will find one if you are into classic bikes consider joining the Veteran -Cycle Club its £20 joining fee but for that you get the mag news and views evry two months and can advertise in th...