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by spanner
13 May 2011, 8:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FLYING SCOT
Replies: 8
Views: 2112

Re: FLYING SCOT

At the very least there has been swapping of cycle parts going on. If the frame had been made for 10 speed, I would expect cable guides both sides of the BB. EDIT...forget that, just looked properly at the pictures!! :oops: :oops: You will need to take a close look at some known Flying Scots ....I ...
by spanner
13 May 2011, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FLYING SCOT
Replies: 8
Views: 2112

Re: FLYING SCOT

i own two flying scot continentals these are distiguished by the saddlebag support rack on the rear,going by the frame number this makes it a 1958 scot the number should also be stamped on the rear of the front fork crown. as regards the components no two flying scots had the same components as they...
by spanner
13 May 2011, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR
Replies: 12
Views: 738

CHANGER LEVERS FOR DAWES JAGUAR

I have a dawes jaguar frameset which has been a pending project for over a year now and want to get it on the road this year the problem i have is finding the correct the braze on bosses on the frame are square and cant find the correct ones i need to fit the bosses i know huret ones dont fit neithe...
by spanner
28 Apr 2011, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freewheel slipping
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: Freewheel slipping

any suggestions as to why i cant use a 32 top sprocket 6 speed freewheel with a campag rally mech? IIRC (and sometimes I don't) the length of the gear hanger can also come into play in determining maximum tooth capacity. I once had a Shimano Deore XT Super Plate what had a quoted capacity up to 34T...
by spanner
27 Apr 2011, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freewheel slipping
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: Freewheel slipping

i usually flush out freewheels with wd40 then leave the freewheel submerged in engine oil (even used oil will do) overnight then hang it up to allow the excess oil to drain out of the freewheel give it a wipe with a cloth to take any oil off the sprockets and refit then roadtest the bike when you wi...
by spanner
10 Apr 2011, 9:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheel...Rapid loss of spoke tension
Replies: 42
Views: 3573

Re: New wheel...Rapid loss of spoke tension

Just a thought - could it be that they were constructed in a very cold shed, and now that warmer weather's here, the spokes get longer with expansion, or is this offset by the rim getting bigger too? I've noticed that the spokes on my nearly new Dahon Matrix with disc brakes seem to come loose as a...
by spanner
10 Apr 2011, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Identification????
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Frame Identification????

just a suggestion but it possibly might be a viscount these are very light bikes made of aeroplane tubing easist id for a viscount frame is the famous front forks which have a pin holding the steering tube to the fork crown widely known for parting company cant think of any other aluminum frames apa...
by spanner
9 Apr 2011, 8:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you get off a crank with a stripped thread?
Replies: 33
Views: 132703

Re: How do you get off a crank with a stripped thread?

From my experience, it's not the softening of the aluminium with age that causes this stripping but simply just not threading in the extractor far enough before tightening the pulling bolt. :roll: CONFUCIOUS SAY BIKE MECHANIC WHO FORGETS TO REMOVE WASHER BEHIND BOLT IN BB AXLE LIABLE TO STRIP THREA...
by spanner
9 Apr 2011, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Independent Cycle Engineer wanted!
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Independent Cycle Engineer wanted!

why not try a frame builder to have a look at your frame whom am sure will give a good written report for your insurance claim as he wil be able to state whether the frame is repairable or beyond repair(ie a write off) and the cost of a new frame and fitting parts which are reuseable from your damag...
by spanner
9 Apr 2011, 3:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: aero brakes on a nigel dean racer
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: aero brakes on a nigel dean racer

There might be a quick-release on the brake lever that's released. This is so that you can remove the wheel from the bike easily. The bolt holding the levers on will either be under the hood or inside the lever. If it's the latter, pull the brake lever and you should be able to see either an allen ...
by spanner
9 Apr 2011, 3:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you get off a crank with a stripped thread?
Replies: 33
Views: 132703

Re: How do you get off a crank with a stripped thread?

Disimilar metal corrosion has been with us for ever; As previously stated , apply heat and shock even with a 'new' crank arm. Install extractor , apply torque, heat, shock ( that's hit the extractor with a 4oz hammer, for all those working in the banking industry) , never rely on the extractor remo...
by spanner
9 Apr 2011, 1:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: aero brakes on a nigel dean racer
Replies: 2
Views: 297

aero brakes on a nigel dean racer

i have a 1989 nigel dean racer which i bought last year along with a raleigh racer and two spare wheelsets for the dean for £100 the bikes had been used for road racing and i think the dean was latterly used for training rollers as the brake inners had been cut and the blocks removed. i finally got ...
by spanner
9 Apr 2011, 1:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roll Your Own Wheel Rim
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: Roll Your Own Wheel Rim

you ought to PM greybeard as well as being a helpful chap, he keeps company with the oddballs who ride those things :wink: try contacting a vcc member as a lot of members own and ride penny farthings you could try contacting the person in charge of the section nearest to you via the vcc website unf...
by spanner
9 Apr 2011, 1:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords - seeking to go even lower!
Replies: 60
Views: 8084

Re: Halfords - seeking to go even lower!

Halfords are not all bad. About 10 years ago I decided to return to cycling after a 20 year gap and bought a Halfords bike. the salesman would not let me take it home until a trained bike mechanic had assembled it and checked it and he insisted that I took the bike back 6 weeks later for a check ov...
by spanner
9 Apr 2011, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheel...Rapid loss of spoke tension
Replies: 42
Views: 3573

Re: New wheel...Rapid loss of spoke tension

i bought a 1988 peugeot aspin racer last year which had been sitting in a garage for years, the rear wheel had one of those helical freewheel hubs on it and also the rim was twisted so took a pair of wheels off a bike i dont use just now and stripped them and cleaned them up and rebuilt them with ne...