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by goatwarden
12 Jun 2018, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cartridge bottom bracket - shell doesn't need facing. Why not?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Cartridge bottom bracket - shell doesn't need facing. Why not?

The reason for bottom bracket facing with external bearing BBs is that the two bearings are seperate pieces, each screwing into one side of the shell. Thus facing is essential to ensure that both bearings are pulled up to parallel faces and so the shaft should pass through parallel and aligned bores...
by goatwarden
20 Jan 2018, 12:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: im not looking for a Vittoria Hyper, READ THE ACTUAL FIRST SENTENCE
Replies: 44
Views: 2297

Re: Where can I find an out of production tyre - Vittoria Hyper killer

I don't use hypers, I've purchased what I think will be a faster lightweight (and wide) tarmac tyre, the Almotion is really going to be for off road duties. As for the confusion as to what tyre I'm after, the title clearly says "out of production tyre" clearly that's not the Hyper, this i...
by goatwarden
19 Dec 2017, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flatless Bearing Cones
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: Flatless Bearing Cones

It should be possible to create reasonable adjustment by treating it like an old Raleigh front hub (no lock nuts- presumably as a cost saver.) With the spindle out of the hub use a vice, mole grips, etc. to hold the right hand cone and a spanner to lock up the lock nut firmly against it. Assemble th...
by goatwarden
4 May 2017, 11:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is this Land-escape tandem worth?
Replies: 10
Views: 3234

Re: What is this Land-escape tandem worth?

The first design frame was made in Malaysia. It was designed by Pete Bird, formerly, and now again, proprietor of Swallow bicycles. He got the inspiration for the Landescape frame and how to get it manufactured whilst employed revising Dawes tandem range, following the demise of the original Swallow...
by goatwarden
6 Mar 2017, 8:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have the Islingtonites stopped butchering classic steel frames?
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Re: Have the Islingtonites stopped butchering classic steel frames?

Depends what you mean by "butchering". I once spent a night in Islington and have just built up an old Falcon frame, pulled from a scrap pile, as a two-speed. I never want to visit London again if I can help it and I don't feel I have butchered anything; better an interesting and useful bi...
by goatwarden
6 Mar 2017, 8:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease - in particular for Automatix
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Grease - in particular for Automatix

Thanks Gaz and Brucey; I sometimes wonder, Brucey, how you find time to give such extensive and informative comments on top of riding and maintaining bikes and possibly even living a real life! It's not a big deal to take the wheel out, remove the L/H nuts and take out the guts entirely, so I shall ...
by goatwarden
5 Mar 2017, 9:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease - in particular for Automatix
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Grease - in particular for Automatix

I have just built a brand new SRAM Automatix wheel with coaster brake. Worrying about factory lubrication, I removed the internal assembly and plastered the gear works with almost the last of my tub of nice red grease ( I can't remember the grade, but I think it was originally marketed for motorcycl...
by goatwarden
30 Nov 2016, 4:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Inner tube size
Replies: 28
Views: 2206

Re: Inner tube size

Thoughts please. I have 26 inch wheels on my touring bike and my old mtb which I use as a hack bike now. Inner tubes up to1.5 are fine for the tourer but I have just fitted 1.75 on the MTB and want to use the same tubes on both to make carrying a spare tube the same for both bike. Does anyone see a...
by goatwarden
14 Nov 2016, 1:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rememberence
Replies: 80
Views: 5014

Re: Rememberence

Having just read this thread from the start I am disappointed by the apparent lack of attention by most contributors to the original question. It appears that many are keen to condemn the (hastily assessed through scan reading without digestion?) possibility that the OP implied that remembrance of m...
by goatwarden
28 Oct 2016, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Loctite advice please
Replies: 62
Views: 4510

Re: Loctite advice please

landsurfer wrote:Brucey. I do not oppose the use of thread lock.


I am puzzled then why you have undermined this thread from the start then; simple male urge to indulge in genital fencing perhaps?
by goatwarden
16 Oct 2016, 8:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Loctite advice please
Replies: 62
Views: 4510

Re: Loctite advice please

No loctite. Apply the correct / manufacturer approved torque load. "Glue" is for fixing broken things. This is a nice idea but idealistic. Engineers rarely have the luxury of designing stuff "properly" (you work in a safety critical field where idealism is more highly valued). I...
by goatwarden
19 Sep 2016, 7:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: UniCrown Forks
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: UniCrown Forks

mercalia wrote:and why dont bespoke frame builders use them?


They do (at least did, and probably still do).
Chas Roberts used Unicrown forks for disc brake tandems.