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by steve browne
14 Sep 2011, 9:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

I've set my sights on a chainset where I can change the chainwheel as they seem the most sensible. Do you mean swapping chainwheels in the garage with a set of tools or having a double chainwheel on the bike and using a front gear changer? (hybrid gearing). Hybrid gearing works well. If you are rid...
by steve browne
12 Sep 2011, 6:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
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Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

robc02 wrote: (My daughter would have the whole thing in pink , but I've vetoed that.) Painting a bicycle pink for a daughter might be a shrewd move. It's not as if she's expressed a determination to get a tattoo / piercing etc. It may be handy to keep the veto for use later! Colour change on a bicy...
by steve browne
9 Sep 2011, 2:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
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Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Here's another one with drops! Exeter quay.jpg We haven't done anything as heroic as a hundred mile tourette. These were taken on the scenic route to Sainsbury's. This was the first time I have seen the canal bridge working. It caused a splendid traffic jam! Exeter canal bridge.jpg Exeter canal .jpg
by steve browne
28 Aug 2011, 4:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
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Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Crowsfoot spoking...

http://www.terminalvelocity.demon.co.uk ... 0spoke.htm

If anyone builds one of these I'd be interested in the spoke lengths for an AW hub into a 27x 1 1/4" rim. Any exotic spoke patterns out there for the 32 hole front wheel?
by steve browne
19 Jul 2011, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

This link gives a nice picture of the Finnish entry. I think they do hub gear versions too.

http://www.helkamavelox.fi/en/models/Se ... kes/?id=72
by steve browne
4 Jul 2011, 11:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

I hope to bring a non-roadster to TCT3 (or autumn tourette?), it has lovely little lightweight tyres with no kevlar or knobbly tread as nothing else fits beneath the mudguards. Therefore, the type of off road that appeals is a dry, level, even surface covered with short grass . An alternative, prefe...
by steve browne
25 Jun 2011, 12:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
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Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

I do like puncture resistant tyres for the back of the roadsters with full chain cases as it is such a fiddle getting the rear wheel out (in the workshop or at the roadside). I toyed with the idea of removing the reflective strip from the tyres to improve the look of the bike, but as I actually do r...
by steve browne
21 Jun 2011, 9:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

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by steve browne
21 Jun 2011, 9:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

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by steve browne
21 Jun 2011, 8:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
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Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

some pictures from Carolin's mobile:
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by steve browne
19 Jun 2011, 11:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Where's the nearest bed and breakfast please?
by steve browne
18 Jun 2011, 10:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

I've just been to the garage and checked. On the locks from Raleigh Superbes, with the plunger out in the locked position, the plunger needs rotating clockwise a quarter turn (when viewing from the plunger side of the lock, not from the barrel side). It took a fair bit of jiggling around and was som...
by steve browne
15 Jun 2011, 8:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
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Lovely to see the Sunbeam getting some use Graham, Devon was too hilly for it and it spent twenty five years in dry storage. It did get taken on the Sunbeam centenary ride back to the Wolverhampton factory in the early nineteen eighties though. Couldn't have gone to a better home!
by steve browne
13 Jun 2011, 2:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

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Just got home. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Kit drying. Thanks for organising TCT2 Mike. The first photo is of Carolin in the distance on a bumpy downhill track, taken on the mobile phone whilst trying to steer and brake with the other hand. downhill one handed!.jpg This is Rob, Mike and Will enjoy...
by steve browne
9 Jun 2011, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

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1) Sorry to hear about your cardiological developments Mike, have a successful trip to the cardiologist tomorrow. 2) As part of the last minute preparation I've been reading reviews of the local pubs. Generally disappointing if one intended getting nice food for an evening meal. The one that comes o...