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by spanner
9 Apr 2011, 12:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fork Crown race query
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Fork Crown race query

as giles duk says use a long flat bladed screwdriver and a hammer five min job to remove then slip it onto the new forks and tap down the edges gently to get it to sit properly in place job done and as the meerkat says "simples"
by spanner
9 Apr 2011, 12:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building up a bike
Replies: 50
Views: 2695

Re: Building up a bike

Hi All, I've a couple of frames in the garage, that I really could do with building up into roadworthy bikes. The frames have been sitting there for at least 18 months and it is time that I did something with them. I've virtually all the bits I require {wheels, bars, gears} (I think!) apart from th...
by spanner
13 Jul 2010, 10:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Co2 Inflators
Replies: 46
Views: 3133

Re: Co2 Inflators

I may be wrong about this but im sure sparklet soda siphon sparklet bulbs will fit but then again i may be thinking about the early fifties co2 inflators have a look on the classic lightweights page there is an item there about them
by spanner
29 Jun 2010, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Squealing Front Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 2866

Re: Squealing Front Brakes

try roughing up the brake pad on a wire wheel on a bench grinder this takes any glaze off the surface of the pad which is caused by the dust from alloy rims when wet drying off on the brake pad surface either that or try swopping the front pads to the rear and vice versa this may help as the brake b...
by spanner
18 Jun 2010, 11:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Rebuild - Priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Bike Rebuild - Priorities

Hi Everyone, I have just found this excellent forum and thought some of you may be able to give me some advice. After years of sterling service, my Dawes Mean Street has finally given up on me :-( I have just bought a new Gary Fisher Dual Sport as It seems to meet all my current riding needs. Howev...
by spanner
18 Jun 2010, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1949 Raleigh Roadster
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: 1949 Raleigh Roadster

Hi would you be so kind as to advise how you sorted out the steering lock as this would be helpful to quite a few people (particularly me). Regards, Mickey. the info i have re steering lock keys is as follows remove the dimple from the fork crown on the none key side using the back of an old hack s...
by spanner
18 Jun 2010, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old-fashioned brake hoods - can you still get them?
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Old-fashioned brake hoods - can you still get them?

company called hakeham wholesale sell brake hoods but in black only £5 pair no brand name on them but they do the job hope this helps update on the above i didnt realise these hoods were for levers where the cable comes out the back of them and the outer is held in place with the handlebar tape did...
by spanner
12 Jun 2010, 9:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: midgies in scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: midgies in scotland

Do these fun little chaps inhabit the border country, south of Edinburgh/ Glasgow? Mike yes midgies do exist in the border area as i have cycled several times with my cycling club the VeteranCycle club in the borders area im going to thornhill tomorrow for a run with the VCC hope it doesnt rain as ...
by spanner
10 Jun 2010, 11:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freewheel remover wanted, or an idea if there isnt one.
Replies: 36
Views: 4390

Re: Freewheel remover wanted, or an idea if there isnt one.

Ive got a shimano freewheel off my dawes sterling am trying to get the sprockets off so that i can clean up the sprockets but it is proving to be a right sod trying to get the smallest sprocket to move ive got two chain whips but even these wont shift it, ive sprayed it with wd40 to see if that will...
by spanner
5 Jun 2010, 5:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Creaking from BB area?
Replies: 18
Views: 780

Re: Creaking from BB area?

Mine were the pedals screwed into the cranks with no grease, Using reasoned investigation I worked this out. No, I'm lying, I read a book that said you should oil them, so I did. Creak stopped. when i got my muddy fox mtb in 98 i had a creaking problem and took the bike back to the bike shop which ...
by spanner
5 Jun 2010, 5:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: midgies in scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: midgies in scotland

Do these fun little chaps inhabit the border country, south of Edinburgh/ Glasgow? Mike yes midgies do exist in the border area as i have cycled several times with my cycling club the VeteranCycle club in the borders area im going to thornhill tomorrow for a run with the VCC hope it doesnt rain as ...
by spanner
5 Jun 2010, 5:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Edinburgh/Glasgow/Dundee Powder Coating
Replies: 13
Views: 4808

Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow/Dundee Powder Coating

Thats handy to know about kingdom coatings in leven its only fifteen minutes by car from where i stay bike paints at cupar muir also do powdercoating its mostly motorbike frames and tanks they do they must be good though as they had the contract to powdercoat and repair the ribena sponsored racing m...
by spanner
30 May 2010, 1:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Edinburgh/Glasgow/Dundee Powder Coating
Replies: 13
Views: 4808

Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow/Dundee Powder Coating

try IPF POWDER COATINGS IN GLENROTHES they quoted me £25 to do a frame and forks but that was over a year ago(a job which i havent got done yet) apparently they do bike frames all the time as guys who restore raleigh choppers take their frames to ipf if you need new transfers try a sign makers as th...
by spanner
30 May 2010, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building a tool kit
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: Building a tool kit

argos sell a really good socket set it has 1/2" drive and 1/4" drive sockets and allen key sockets for the 1/4" drive ratchet ive had one for nearly a year and have never had any problems with it lidl do a good bike tool kit for about £20 its got allen keys bbtool chain splitter head ...
by spanner
27 May 2010, 6:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need help with tyre size please
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Need help with tyre size please

TamaraZnotherday wrote:Thank you, obviously I need new glasses too lol

should have gone to specsavers!