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by Chris Jeggo
8 Dec 2015, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem on a bike rack?
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Re: Tandem on a bike rack?

I have carried a tandem on a towbar rack, but not the one you specify. Mine had horizontal troughs for the wheels, not sloping ones like the Thule 9503, but my wife's solution to my problems might be applicable to yours. With the tandem upside down the saddles just fitted nicely in the wheel troughs...
by Chris Jeggo
30 Nov 2015, 1:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Books on the beauty of cycling?
Replies: 50
Views: 4399

Re: Books on the beauty of cycling?

kylecycler wrote:That last one: I've often wondered whether the Waggoners Rest (Proprietor: Joe Boniface - check out the sign) was a real place - I doubt Frank Patterson conjured it up out of his imagination.


'boniface' (lowercase b) means inn-keeper or landlord

Cheers!
by Chris Jeggo
11 Aug 2015, 10:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drivetrain longevity: wax or oil?
Replies: 94
Views: 8565

Re: Drivetrain longevity: wax or oil?

if a transmission was infinitely clean would it run indefinitely without wear? no; bicycle transmissions are too slow moving and too highly loaded to ensure that the surfaces are separated by a lubricant film. I believe that the John Marston 'Sunbeam' with the 'Little Oil Bath', had a transmission ...
by Chris Jeggo
11 Aug 2015, 9:56am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37631

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

You wouldn't happen to have an eidetic memory (of CJ's speech) ? :) No, this is far from verbatim. The gist of Chris's speech was that answering technical queries not only helped the questioners, it helped him, it informed all his work. It kept him in touch with the problems encountered by CTC memb...
by Chris Jeggo
9 Aug 2015, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drivetrain longevity: wax or oil?
Replies: 94
Views: 8565

Re: Drivetrain longevity: wax or oil?

Well water and oil don't mix ... They mix; try shaking a bottle of French dressing. They just need some mechanical persuasion, and they get that as the chain goes round and round and flexes sideways. Yes, leave the French dressing to stand and it separates, eventually, but it does take some time.
by Chris Jeggo
9 Aug 2015, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drivetrain longevity: wax or oil?
Replies: 94
Views: 8565

Re: Drivetrain longevity: wax or oil?

the chain pushes and pulls oil, water, crud in and out of the bushings as it flexes. ... Agreed. IMO the main enemy is water thrown at the transmission by the wheels running on wet roads. (1) That water is likely to be pretty dirty. (2) It will wash dirt on the outside of the chain to the inside. M...
by Chris Jeggo
4 Aug 2015, 4:03pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37631

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

I know not all of you are on facebook, so here is what I have just posted there: Another issue of 'Cycle' has dropped on the doormat. Once again there is no mention of the redundancies and their consequences, despite these matters being on the agenda for the AGM on 18th July. Once again Chris Juden ...
by Chris Jeggo
21 Jul 2015, 10:37am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37631

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

CTC AGM - and why I am resigning

I have just posted a piece which I think is too long for this forum on the West Surrey CTC Forum, at:

http://westsurreyctc.co.uk/forum/topic/ ... july-2015/
by Chris Jeggo
13 Apr 2015, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1948 Lug Identification?
Replies: 6
Views: 2877

Re: 1948 Lug Identification?

I found this thread while trying to identify the lugs on a frame I recently bought: DSC03932z_seat_lug.jpg DSC03928z_head_RHS.jpg DSC03937z_head_front.jpg I think the head lugs are Nervex Super Legere Model 45/159, nervex_serie_legere_model_45_159.jpg and the seat lug probably is too (Nozzle Cut No....
by Chris Jeggo
31 Mar 2015, 5:59pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37631

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

Thanks, Langsett. My question was really a challenge directed at Tony R, and I should have made that clear by quoting. CJ and a couple of others (whose names I don't know) have been made redundant. That you are unaware of this really emphasises the "omission" by CEO and CTC in not announci...
by Chris Jeggo
31 Mar 2015, 12:08am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37631

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

Where and when did the CTC ever publish the fact that it had made three staff members redundant?
by Chris Jeggo
30 Mar 2015, 6:06pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37631

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

The 'thank you's in the February issue were from two members and from Dan Joyce, editor, not from CTC Council nor from the executive.
by Chris Jeggo
30 Mar 2015, 3:48pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37631

Re: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **

A second open letter to CTC Councillors The April 'Cycle' dropped on my doormat a few days ago. Just as in the February issue, there is no 'Thank you' from CTC to Chris Juden for an outstanding thirty years contribution to cycling. What is the matter with you people? Where are your manners? Where is...
by Chris Jeggo
28 Mar 2015, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Harry Quinn Build...
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Harry Quinn Build...

I should have said that the Cinelli parts were direct replacements - they were classic components when I built up the Roberts, in February 1985, the handelbar then costing £8 from J. D. Whisker. You could take a look at http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Cinelli/Cinelli_parts.htm
by Chris Jeggo
27 Mar 2015, 11:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Harry Quinn Build...
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Harry Quinn Build...

Would a Cinelli Giro d'Italia handlebar and Cinelli 1A stem suit? (As fitted as replacements on my 1984 Roberts a couple of years ago.) Available from Wiggle.