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by spanner
15 May 2011, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A recommended shackle lock ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Re: A recommended shackle lock ?

LANDSURFER74 wrote:So the occasional squirt of WD40 might be a good idea... You can't beat a little maintenance. :)

i used to spray it with wd40 every week and the lock mech was still a problem
by spanner
15 May 2011, 3:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old style drop brakes..
Replies: 21
Views: 1317

Re: Old style drop brakes..

i dont like those safety brake levers had them on a raleigh stratos years ago and nearly went into the back of a car with them and yes the brakes were set correctly. My first bike was a Raleigh Stratos with those levers and I always used them and never had a problem. They had the advantage over X l...
by spanner
15 May 2011, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A recommended shackle lock ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Re: A recommended shackle lock ?

ive got a shackle lock which has a combination lock on it i got it for free from a lbs when the owner was retiring it had been a display model on the counter and someone had reset the factory default number and it couldnt be opened it took me two evenings going through it from 9999 down to 0000 to f...
by spanner
15 May 2011, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lateral play in rear wheel.
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: Lateral play in rear wheel.

i worked in a bike shop as a mechanic salesman (im self taught been doing bikes since i was 14) and a new bike we sold was brought back with the same fault lateral play in the rear wheel this was a bent spindle but because the bike was under warranty this was classed as misuse as the bike had been b...
by spanner
15 May 2011, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mounting LED lights on forks/front pannier boss
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Mounting LED lights on forks/front pannier boss

use one of the ever ready lamps which have the bolts that go through with a bracket on it and use the reflector bracket on the front brake to mount it on either that or buy two small lamps and cable tie them to your helmet front and back thats what one of our club members does for riding his bike to...
by spanner
15 May 2011, 1:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR

cant seem to get a photo to upload have sent u a pm Picture.jpg Looks standard to me. Incidentally, in case you don't know, if you take band-on levers off of their band they will not fit on to a brazed fitting. problem solved found a pair of band on huret levers which are the same as those on my pe...
by spanner
15 May 2011, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lateral play in rear wheel.
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: Lateral play in rear wheel.

i would say its either a broken or twisted axle that is causing the problem ive been caught out a couple of times when rebuilding a wheel and couldnt get rid of lateral movement(up and down) and when i changed the axle the problem disappeared most causes of broken axle are banging down off pavements...
by spanner
15 May 2011, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old style drop brakes..
Replies: 21
Views: 1317

Re: Old style drop brakes..

i dont like those safety brake levers had them on a raleigh stratos years ago and nearly went into the back of a car with them and yes the brakes were set correctly. my raleigh routier had them as well but i took them off some are held on with a crosshead screw(diacompe) weinmann ones are held with ...
by spanner
14 May 2011, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR

its a 6 speed block i have 14-28t with sora front and rear mechs and triple chainset which i bought from spa cycles last year
by spanner
14 May 2011, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR

im sure i have a pair of either shimano or suntour levers on a band on the shimano ones on my dawes sterling are like the levers on an mtb and can be friction or indexed and am sure i have a pair like that spare which might fit the gear bosses. the freewheel is shimano 14-28 with sora front and rear...
by spanner
14 May 2011, 3:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR

cycleruk wrote:Does this help?
Shimano bosses and fittings:-
http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techd ... 609217.pdf

the frame bosses are the same as on my frame question now is where do i get a pair of levers as per the illustration
by spanner
14 May 2011, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BBC4 Ride of My Life: superb programme
Replies: 49
Views: 3644

Re: BBC4 Ride of My Life: superb programme

It would have been more interesting if he had built the bike himself from the components. Even J Clarkson made the effort of building a car from a kit. Yes, I have built a bike and I'm currently building another one for myself. about 10 years ago six members of the scottish vcc section went to dave...
by spanner
14 May 2011, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR

SunTour levers are the same fitting as Shimano and Campag, (and Benelux and Simplex, come to that), as Gaz says a square boss and a round shaft. I think somebody like Huret used a round shaft of smaller diameter? There is a separate piece that goes on the square boss, with Shimano it has a tab that...
by spanner
14 May 2011, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR

Thanks for the info never thought of suntour being a possibility though they could be shimano possibly? as my dawes sterling has shimano gears but the levers are bandon not braze ons i will have to do another trawl through my bike spares and see what i can come up with in the way of levers as this i...
by spanner
13 May 2011, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BBC4 Ride of My Life: superb programme
Replies: 49
Views: 3644

Re: BBC4 Ride of My Life: superb programme

Great programme. Not sure about all the carbon fibre parts being a 'life long investment'. The wheels look great, but is it me or were the hubs Shimano Ultegra and the Groupset Campagnolo Record? Either he uses a ShimErgo option or just had Ultegra skewers on Campag hubs (and why would you do that?...