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by yostumpy
24 Aug 2014, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro brake pads
Replies: 9
Views: 1361

Re: Tektro brake pads

just replace the pad and holder complete, with any cantilever v brake one, I've used wilkinsons canti pads for years. Regardless of their stopping power or rim caring/wearing qualities Wilko Cantilever Brake Pads are not going to fit Tektro CR720s. you are correct, but however, these of course will...
by yostumpy
23 Aug 2014, 3:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro brake pads
Replies: 9
Views: 1361

Re: Tektro brake pads

just replace the pad and holder complete, with any cantilever v brake one, I've used wilkinsons canti pads for years.
by yostumpy
20 Aug 2014, 6:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hooped lo-rider fixing kit
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Hooped lo-rider fixing kit

that looks about right, similar to the ones on mine.anyway. The ruberised u bolt goes behind the fork leg and the 2 nuts poke thro the rack. (on mine anyway)
by yostumpy
7 Jul 2014, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: co2 in tyres?
Replies: 29
Views: 3429

Re: co2 in tyres?

I would be a big fan of Helium. Great on the hills! :roll: As a monatomic gas it would leak even faster.... Well this takes me back a ways. About 20 years ago, i used to go mountain biking in the not so local woods, in winter, at night. No mean feat when you consider, rigid bikes and candle lamps! ...
by yostumpy
14 Mar 2014, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed bar ends running 9 speed?
Replies: 9
Views: 3708

Re: 8 speed bar ends running 9 speed?

i've got 7 speed shimano bar cons, running 10 speed campag in friction mode, although to be fair its only 9 speed ,coz I can't get the last little one to work, If I CBA I would just dremel away the 'stops' on the lever, as there isn't quite enough pull. Worked fine with 9 speed campag tho, even pass...
by yostumpy
5 Mar 2014, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Knocking noises from crank area.
Replies: 3
Views: 4032

Re: Knocking noises from crank area.

I've had this, and it only occurred 'out of the saddle' at the end of the down stoke, both sides. Swapped the BB but it wasn't that :x , eventually tracked it down to 2 spokes in the front wheel, clicking, where they x over, so a loosen off and a rub with some emery cloth, the a re tighten sorted it...
by yostumpy
26 Feb 2014, 7:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture Outfits
Replies: 66
Views: 10243

Re: Puncture Outfits

Si wrote:I'd avoid Wilko - last one that I got from there had a tube completely devoid of glue!



very unusual, used wilko's finest for over 10 years. Their brake blocks are good value too.
by yostumpy
20 Feb 2014, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: custom made frame vs off the peg
Replies: 45
Views: 14035

Re: custom made frame vs off the peg

I recently read a book called 'its all about the bike'. Basically a chap wants to source all the bits for his dream bike, then pick them up personally, ie USA, Italy, UK. He plumped for a Rourke frame in 853 'custom' When he went to Rourkes, he took his old bike and then went for a ride with Brian R...
by yostumpy
20 Feb 2014, 2:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: custom made frame vs off the peg
Replies: 45
Views: 14035

Re: custom made frame vs off the peg

I was going thro the same process 6 months back, thought about the Audax models, but plumped for the touring stylee, as it will take slightly larger tyres and has more braze ons. Anyway I went down the Bob Jackson OTP frame, in World Tour guise, as opposed to the end to end. I have it set up in a sl...
by yostumpy
17 Feb 2014, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My latest rescued abuse victim
Replies: 8
Views: 4380

Re: My latest rescued abuse victim

when I were a lad..... I 'ad me a raleigh chopper type thing, called a tracker. One day in a fit of absolute boredom , I removed the 'ape hanger' bars and fitted another stem with straight flatish bars. Looked similar to the bike in the OP but back to front. It handled like an absolute pig, and I al...
by yostumpy
16 Feb 2014, 11:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Condor Fratello or a Pearson or something else?
Replies: 7
Views: 7976

Re: Condor Fratello or a Pearson or something else?

why do you want to replace the fratello. They are frame only aren't they. If you like it then just rebuild it? (new wheels chainset etc) If you want a cheap replacement frame, then look at the ribble site
by yostumpy
14 Feb 2014, 5:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Saddles.
Replies: 16
Views: 9364

Re: Spa Saddles.

by yostumpy
7 Feb 2014, 6:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: British council film 'how a bicycle is made'
Replies: 7
Views: 4806

Re: British council film 'how a bicycle is made'

deliquium wrote:Thought it time to give this a bump/reminder :D


Thanks for that, I'd missed it first time round. :wink:
by yostumpy
6 Feb 2014, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend SS rear wheel.
Replies: 6
Views: 6678

Re: Recommend SS rear wheel.

There's one in the for sale section! :D
by yostumpy
4 Feb 2014, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What touring bike to get?
Replies: 24
Views: 7621

Re: What touring bike to get?

I cant quite understand your initial comment for wanting discs. You were downhilling fast and hit some mud? How would disks have helped. If you had disks and seen the mud, then grabbed the brakes, you would prob had an 'off' anyway, as they can be a bit sudden on slippery roads. Or were you going fa...