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by Chris Jeggo
8 Sep 2012, 4:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1970's French Tandem Restoration Project Advice?!
Replies: 45
Views: 6690

Re: 1970's French Tandem Restoration Project Advice?!

I spent some time reading your blog and drafting a comment, and then came back to this Forum and realised that my reply had been overtaken by respondents here, Brucey prominent among them, but I am running out of time so here are my comments anyway, only very slightly edited. Introduction I bought o...
by Chris Jeggo
8 Sep 2012, 12:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: think you know your bike tools?
Replies: 112
Views: 5460

Re: think you know your bike tools?

This looks like a tool I threw away not that long ago, realising it was obsolete. It is a spanner for dismantling and re-assembling Suntour freewheels, Ultra-6 and possibly Ultra-7 IIRC.
by Chris Jeggo
16 Apr 2012, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problem with Deore Hollowtech chainset on road bike?
Replies: 50
Views: 7846

Re: Problem with Deore Hollowtech chainset on road bike?

I bought a Cheviot SE with a Deore Hollowtech triple chainset and the gears worked fine. However, I was not entirely happy with Shimano's official chain-lines, with the centre chainring being much further out than the centre sprocket. I found that I could remove one of the two right-hand spacers wit...
by Chris Jeggo
2 Mar 2012, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: transport bike overseas
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: transport bike overseas

Hi. Would the following alternative idea fit in with your plans?
Store your bikes while you explore without them, and then take them back to Australia with you. I live not that far from London Heathrow.
by Chris Jeggo
22 Feb 2012, 9:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maps
Replies: 36
Views: 3008

Re: Maps

I visited W H Smith yesterday afternoon. The Philips 'Navigator' road atlases do not show relief (apart from a few spot heights and steep gradient arrows), even though they are at a larger scale than the Philips 1:200000 road atlases which do have coarse layer tinting. They did not have any 'Navigat...
by Chris Jeggo
20 Feb 2012, 4:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maps
Replies: 36
Views: 3008

Re: Maps

The bottom line IS at the bottom, if you want to skip the following discursions of a map "anorak". There are three issues here - scale, accuracy and the representation of relief. Possibly the most important aspect of accuracy is the representation of roads (I am not considering off-road cy...
by Chris Jeggo
20 Feb 2012, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: FFCT "Cyclotourisme"
Replies: 0
Views: 492

FFCT "Cyclotourisme"

Does anyone have a copy of "Cyclotourisme" for Mai 2010? I'd very much like to read "Portrait - Mick Latimer".
by Chris Jeggo
8 Dec 2011, 3:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Technical name for a pushable hinge
Replies: 34
Views: 2411

Re: Technical name for a pushable hinge

I don't know the name but I'm at a loss to see what a propstand and windscreen wipers- both of which are held in place by a spring - have in common with a q/r as I understand the term,. which is a cam. the only springs are to help with getting the fork-ends in quickly and easily. There is other spr...
by Chris Jeggo
8 Dec 2011, 10:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Info please on frame builder BJR of Newcastle-on-Tyne
Replies: 0
Views: 275

Info please on frame builder BJR of Newcastle-on-Tyne

I have come across a frame built by BJR of Newcastle-on-Tyne circa 1950. Does anyone know anything about him? Full name? Location of shop? Dates? Reputation as a frame builder? etc
by Chris Jeggo
25 Apr 2011, 11:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are chain scrubbers really any good?
Replies: 42
Views: 1463

Re: Are chain scrubbers really any good?

... I use old underwear, preferably washed, before being used for my chain. I just run the chain through the cloth several times and then apply a tiny amount of oil to each roller ... A few other points. I have found Finish Line 'Dry' to last well and attract little dirt, and usually clean my chain...
by Chris Jeggo
25 Apr 2011, 11:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are chain scrubbers really any good?
Replies: 42
Views: 1463

Re: Are chain scrubbers really any good?

The only portion that needs lubricating is the actual roller. The interface between roller and bush transmits the force between sprocket tooth and chain, but the interface between bush and pin transmits the force between links. Both are important. Indeed, the dreaded chain 'stretch' is due to wear ...
by Chris Jeggo
22 Apr 2011, 10:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are chain scrubbers really any good?
Replies: 42
Views: 1463

Re: Are chain scrubbers really any good?

I've had a Park one for a few years and am pleased with it. I bought it when chains started to use non-reusable rivet pins. It does as good a job as removing the chain and washing it in a tray (it depends on how many changes of solvent you use) but is quicker. How clean need a chain be? There's no p...