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by steve browne
1 Jun 2011, 6:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

practice ride.jpg


Just getting the bikes acclimatized to leaning on pub walls in preparation for TCT2. Spent a very pleasant low mileage day pottering round Devon lanes. Looking forwards to seeing you all in Dorset soon.
by steve browne
10 May 2011, 9:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Several years ago a friend in the Bristol CTC was straightening some handlebars using the slots in a roadside drain cover. When questioned what he was up to by passing schoolboys he claimed to have dropped his bike down the drain and that he was attempting to pull it out. You may care to give this m...
by steve browne
2 May 2011, 9:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

GrahamNR17 wrote:Woss this then? :?



Does it fit the handlebar stem? My thought was that it could be part of a twin bottle cage mount. Carolin suggested a wicker basket support.
by steve browne
30 Apr 2011, 12:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Brilliant present! Thanks for sharing the photos. Did someone else clean it for you?
by steve browne
27 Apr 2011, 7:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

You could probably hold the nut inside the handlebar using endoscopic instruments, possibly something for fetching stones out of kidneys. There may be a combined renal surgery/cycle maintenance instrument set!
by steve browne
25 Apr 2011, 10:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Thanks for posting all the pictures folks. Today's togglechain ride for me was an out and return trip to the chilled alcohol section of my corner shop (0.4miles) followed by an afternoon sitting and sipping cool drinks in the sunshine in the back garden. I forgot to take my camera with me. I may hav...
by steve browne
23 Apr 2011, 8:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

I have spent a pleasant enough but ultimately fruitless day in the garage removing the rear wheel from the Raleigh Superbe, stripping the FG hub and fitting replacement low gear, compensator and clutch springs, reassembling same and going for a test ride. The problem which triggered this burst of ac...
by steve browne
3 Apr 2011, 9:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Tim, the answers are: 12" spokes if you are building it cross 4 and 11 1/2" spokes for cross 3. This is with a 28 x 1 1/2" westwood rim. K4 rear wheel.jpg My wheel, which was built cross three by the local bike shop, started breaking spokes after a couple of years. Also, the outside s...
by steve browne
2 Apr 2011, 8:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

http://www.prototrains.com/bicycle/AD4935-AD5031.pdf

you can download your own pdf copy of the Raleigh wheel building instructions, including spoke length chart.
by steve browne
2 Apr 2011, 7:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Having found a 28" 40-Hole rim, anyone know what spokes I need to lace a K-series hub into it?

I've got one on the back of my TCT1 bike, will measure them and post the answer tomorrow (watching telly w Carolin at the moment)!
by steve browne
1 Apr 2011, 9:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

I do hope I will not be the only person with a togglechain bike from the scruffier end of the spectrum. I washed a lot of encrusted mud and grease off yesterday to reveal a patchwork of bare metal, rust and flaky paint. I am also trying to get hold of rod brake linkages to operate the newly installe...
by steve browne
19 Mar 2011, 12:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Second hand stainless rims: possibly my experience is not typical but I have purchased two pairs (ebay) which look fine but the front wheels are not completely circular. So the rim brakes snatch as the wheel rotates. It is very difficult to pick up this fault without the rim on a wheel and the wheel...
by steve browne
12 Mar 2011, 3:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

GrahamNR17 wrote:It's finally properly finished, all tweaks, changes and adjustments completed :D


Lovely bike Graham. Is that a tent in the background? Are you rehearsing camping for TCT2?
by steve browne
11 Mar 2011, 8:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Have you any recommendation for this? I have seen suggestions of a derailleur friction lever or using two of the three positions of a Sturmey Archer trigger. What do you think? I have been using two of the three speed trigger controls. I make sure the lefthand one is adjusted tighter than the set u...
by steve browne
10 Mar 2011, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 213352

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Nope! the S5 internals don't go into the 5 Star shell. The only potential difficulty with the AT5 is if it is dated before 8/88 in which case you can get trouble with the sun pinions locking to the axle convincingly causing it to slip in first or second. I would take the axle out and have a look. Ch...