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by Ugly
1 Apr 2020, 11:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Embarrassing confessions
Replies: 58
Views: 2692

Re: Embarrassing confessions

In my early days of trike riding I would get home from work on my fixed wheel bike, no room for a trike at work, and take the back wheel and mud guard off and bolt on the conversion axle. Ride the now trike all week end and reverse the procedure on the Sunday evening after the club run' One \monday ...
by Ugly
1 Apr 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger
Replies: 17
Views: 394

Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Find a skilled welder used to precision aluminium welding who can rejoin the broken bit to the frame, there will be paint damage. or
Carefully file off the remains of the bracket and buy a suitable sized band on front changer assuming that the tube is a conventional size.
by Ugly
29 Mar 2020, 12:19pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 27'' rims
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: 27'' rims

Sorry for the delay, I have sorted the dunlop rim, but I am still after a 32 hole weinmann, Many thanks to all who have replyed. yes the hubs are special, the rims are to make up matching pairs of wheels for a couple of vintage bikes, a Sun and a Carpenter.
by Ugly
28 Mar 2020, 12:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Early Rough Stuff Fellowship Bikes
Replies: 88
Views: 3513

Re: Early Rough Stuff Fellowship Bikes

In reply to hondated: Jensen was in Whitehorse Road not quite opposite Allins, Leader Cycles were in St James's Road at the London Road end, I think! And yes I do remember Flint's but never used them.
by Ugly
27 Mar 2020, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Early Rough Stuff Fellowship Bikes
Replies: 88
Views: 3513

Re: Early Rough Stuff Fellowship Bikes

Possibly the nearest to a specialist roughstuff bike were those built by Major Brothers of Croydon. I can remember the shop, just, very old fashioned, to my teenage eye, bits and pieces in the window. I never went in there with Allins, Leader and Jensen close and Geoffrey Butler not far away there w...
by Ugly
21 Mar 2020, 11:56pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 27'' rims
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: 27'' rims

'fraid not, very nice rims but it has to be a Dunlop to mach the front. Many thanks.

Ugly
by Ugly
20 Mar 2020, 10:43am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 27'' rims
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: 27'' rims

Still searching thanks, complete wheels may well be ok as long as the spoke numbers are correct as I will be rebuilding into hubs I have.
by Ugly
19 Mar 2020, 10:09am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 27'' rims
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: 27'' rims

Many thanks Carlton, but must be 32hole rim to fit the Airlight hub I have'

Ugly
by Ugly
19 Mar 2020, 12:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fox Talas Forks
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Fox Talas Forks

Jan
I probably owe you an apology I searched

2005 FOX FORX Owner's Manual - Ridefox.com

And found a service/user manual, but didn't check which forks it covered... every thing but the II.
Ugly
by Ugly
17 Mar 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fox Talas Forks
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Fox Talas Forks

Have you searched for the manual? Not through the Fox site, I did a search for Fox Talas II and found a number of sites with service instructions.
by Ugly
16 Mar 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 27'' rims
Replies: 15
Views: 838

27'' rims

Wanted for two on-going projects: 27 x 11/4 Weinmann 32 spoke rim and 27 x 11/4 Dunlop Special Lightweight 40 spoke rim
by Ugly
15 Mar 2020, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rod brakes / stirrup brakes
Replies: 27
Views: 1094

Re: Rod brakes / stirrup brakes

The rear brake on my 1924 Sunbeam is very powerful, it is a rod brake operated by a backward turn of the pedals. A cam in the bottom bracket activates the rod to the rear brake, which like all Marston Sunbeams is on the seat stay bridge and not behind the bracket subject to water and mud. Of course ...
by Ugly
15 Mar 2020, 12:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UCI bikes
Replies: 25
Views: 1094

Re: UCI bikes

Hydraulic, fairly sure that neither Shimano nor Campag have cable discs in their top end ranges. No doubt I will be proven wrong. Why do you feel that they would use cable operated brakes?
by Ugly
15 Feb 2020, 10:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pat hanlon
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: pat hanlon

The probable builder was Tom Broad, see Classic Lightweights site for a comprehensive history and some nice examples.
by Ugly
11 Feb 2020, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone painted their bikes?
Replies: 17
Views: 1134

Re: Anyone painted their bikes?

Have a look at the Classic Lightweights site under restoration. I have painted a couple of veteran roadsters and got good results with enamel paint brushed on. Strip back to bare metal, primer coat, three coats of enamel, transfers on, two coats varnish, rub down between each coat.I know some people...