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by hubgearfreak
9 Sep 2013, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Raleigh "superb" models.
Replies: 4
Views: 3602

Re: Raleigh "superb" models.

charleshaggis wrote:Please does anyone know when the Superb range was launched, was it before or after ww2


before, they appear in this 1939 catalogue
http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/c ... /index.htm
by hubgearfreak
4 Sep 2013, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheelbuilding teacher
Replies: 10
Views: 1522

Re: Wheelbuilding teacher

fossala wrote:Is there a secret handshake to go with it?


yep, consider it done. 0.1mm is plenty near enough :wink:
by hubgearfreak
2 Sep 2013, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheelbuilding teacher
Replies: 10
Views: 1522

Re: Wheelbuilding teacher

as he says, have a rest. also, what sort of tolerance are you trying for, and for what size tyre? look at some other wheels with similar sized tyres on, and consider whether the level of perfection you're aiming for is warranted considering the faults in tyres. if your first wheel isn't perfect, no-...
by hubgearfreak
2 Sep 2013, 5:53pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets banned
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Helmets banned

bikepacker wrote:I am with Meic on this. If the rules of the ride state helmets to be worn, count me out. However if anyone does organise a ride where the rules are no helmets, let me know I may be there.


me too
by hubgearfreak
22 Aug 2013, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Price of bikes vs cars
Replies: 35
Views: 5834

Re: Price of bikes vs cars

Mick F wrote:It wouldn't be long and we'd run out of £1,000 cars and we'd have to build more.


or fix them.
by hubgearfreak
22 Aug 2013, 2:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Price of bikes vs cars
Replies: 35
Views: 5834

Re: Price of bikes vs cars

Mick F wrote:How can you produce a new car for a 10th of £15,000?


you can't. :roll: but here's the coversation that i was responding to.

horizon wrote:I'm still staggered that anyone would pay £15,000 for a
Mark1978 wrote:Because it gets me to work inside 40 minutes which ....
hubgearfreak wrote:something a sixth or a tenth of that price will do so too 8)


like horizon, i'm amazed that people pay more than a few £1000 for a car
by hubgearfreak
21 Aug 2013, 10:05pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: e-petition
Replies: 10
Views: 716

e-petition

just found this through facebook.
is there an alternative, against compulsion? (and if not, did there ought to be?)

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/48526
by hubgearfreak
21 Aug 2013, 5:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Price of bikes vs cars
Replies: 35
Views: 5834

Re: Price of bikes vs cars

something a sixth or a tenth of that price will do so too 8)
by hubgearfreak
21 Aug 2013, 12:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mechanical failure 20 questions...
Replies: 28
Views: 5692

Re: Mechanical failure 20 questions...

wasn't this was it?
by hubgearfreak
20 Aug 2013, 6:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mechanical failure 20 questions...
Replies: 28
Views: 5692

Re: Mechanical failure 20 questions...

fork or front wheel collapsed :shock:
by hubgearfreak
20 Aug 2013, 5:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Frustrated" is not the word.
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

Re: "Frustrated" is not the word.

if you're considering spending £1200, going to a frame builder and having a chat about one being designed just for you and your needs is within budget.

otherwise, get the ferry to holland and have a look around some bike shops that aren't just selling CF racers.
by hubgearfreak
20 Aug 2013, 11:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer 3spd Cassette Hub CS-RK3 Help
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: Sturmey Archer 3spd Cassette Hub CS-RK3 Help

so, you're bike's got too many gears, you're going to reduce it's number having done so, it won't have enough, you'll have to increase the range? One thought I had was to run a single ring with 41 teeth at the front and then have a 9spd cassette at the rear, maybe 32-11. when you're climbing the ste...
by hubgearfreak
18 Aug 2013, 9:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Price of bikes vs cars
Replies: 35
Views: 5834

Re: Price of bikes vs cars

Mick F wrote:If a bike costs £1,500


generally, they don't
by hubgearfreak
17 Aug 2013, 11:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lane hogging?
Replies: 51
Views: 6643

Re: Lane hogging?

Personally I think it should work by allowing passing on the inside and charging the driver being undertaken for lane hogging when it happens. There's then little argument whether they were hogging the lane or not. twaddle....in spaces i wouldn't want to drive in for the reason above, i've still se...
by hubgearfreak
17 Aug 2013, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much to fix a spoke?
Replies: 23
Views: 3270

Re: How much to fix a spoke?

the shopkeeper has to pay rent, rates, electricity, insurance, accountant, phone bill, and hopefully give himself a wage. the wage will have to included an element of pension, of holiday pay and of sick pay. £10 per hour for the employed is probably more like £15/ph for the actual hours worked. he d...