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by aljohn
25 Dec 2014, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Setting up an old Avenir cycle computer
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Setting up an old Avenir cycle computer

Hi, Thanks to both of you. It's what I suspected, that's what I used while it was on the Somec. I've sold that bike and have fitted the Avenir to a bike I've just built. I've spent a few months building it and thought that I'd try to get the computer reading accurately.... I never thought of a roll-...
by aljohn
25 Dec 2014, 5:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Setting up an old Avenir cycle computer
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Setting up an old Avenir cycle computer

This came on an Italian Somec bike that I bought in Spain about 7 years ago, I imagine the bike was from the 80's and the Avenir computer the same. It works fine and I used it as it came, when initally started after fitting a battery it shows 203.0 which I assume is the setting for the wheel diamete...
by aljohn
25 Dec 2014, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: assembly of daytona rear hub
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: assembly of daytona rear hub

Cheers for that Mick F, I can imagine my freehub cracking what with the stress and the 2 holes I drilled.......! But it was great to have the bike finished on Monday. I started at the end of September building my Ebay Special. I bought most of the bits a piece at a time and it's worked out OK , well...
by aljohn
19 Dec 2014, 3:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: assembly of daytona rear hub
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: assembly of daytona rear hub

Well, what a ball breaker. I had a couple of hours to spare this afternoon so decided to remove bearings and circlip from freehub. I made a bent screwdriver tool as mentioned by Mick F (?) and also had to drill a small hole as mentioned. These two tips made all the difference, it was still a bit of ...
by aljohn
18 Dec 2014, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: assembly of daytona rear hub
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: assembly of daytona rear hub

Thanks again for all the help, I do appreciate it. It is the inner bearing that is rough -pawl end . I feel confident to try to remove the bearings now, it sounds less daunting than trying to unscrew pawl body. I did try locking it in the vice and using a sprocket and chain whip, but really didn't p...
by aljohn
16 Dec 2014, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: assembly of daytona rear hub
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: assembly of daytona rear hub

I've regreased the hub bearings, don't think they were the cause of the noise, roughness. But the freehub outer bearing feels like it needs a little more than grease. To get at this I assume that I'll have to take the pawl carrier off. If I've read all the posts correctly it looks as though I have t...
by aljohn
15 Dec 2014, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: assembly of daytona rear hub
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: assembly of daytona rear hub

Thanks Brucey, I put everything back exactly as I took it out. Whether there was something missing before I bought the wheel - ebay - I wouldn't know. I'll try the Campag site for the pdf, cheers
by aljohn
15 Dec 2014, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: assembly of daytona rear hub
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

assembly of daytona rear hub

I put this as a new post 'cos I'm sure my campag daytona hub has sealed bearings. I just want to see the procedure for assembling them. I took them apart a couple of months ago, and on assembly when tightening the cassette lockring there is a graunching sound... I slackened the lockring a tad and al...
by aljohn
14 Mar 2013, 11:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: old shimano 600, how many teeth?
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: old shimano 600, how many teeth?

Oooh 531 Colin, that really hurt; lucky I used my mobile minutes for once.....made me smile though, you're right. I decided to stop faffing and use what I've got so I can ride the bike. While I'm out and about I may be able to source what I want, when I sat and thought about it I remembered a bike i...
by aljohn
13 Mar 2013, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: old shimano 600, how many teeth?
Replies: 5
Views: 378

old shimano 600, how many teeth?

I have a bike with an old (80's?) shimano 600 groupset. The chainrings are 39/53, that's a 14 tooth difference, I want to fit a 7 speed block with about 13/27 teeth. that's another 14 teeth difference, so will my 600 rear mech take a 28 tooth range? Basically, being tight, I don't want to buy someth...
by aljohn
8 Feb 2013, 10:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cleaning glue off sprints
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: cleaning glue off sprints

I have tried thinners but that wasn't too successful. I bought the bike at a Spanish Rastro - market/car boot, I just smoothed the cement down so I could glue a new pair on. I've only used it when in Spain so it hasn't done that many miles. I've ridden, carefully, over trails and very rough roads as...
by aljohn
7 Feb 2013, 10:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cleaning glue off sprints
Replies: 11
Views: 386

cleaning glue off sprints

I've decided to clean my sprints of glue and can't find anything that works efficiently, cheaply, easily....... I have heard petrol is good at removing the stuff but wondered if there was a simpler solution? Bear in mind that the tubs have been stuck on for 5 years and in Spain - which is ,er, warm ...
by aljohn
25 Jan 2013, 11:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: butane phone charger
Replies: 15
Views: 1549

Re: butane phone charger

I don't fancy a butane charger, don't really know why! But has anyone used a solar panel charger for their mobile? I saw one in a charity shop but it was sold while I dithered. It seemed quite neat and you could cycle all day with it strapped to a saddlebag or whatever. Just a thought....
by aljohn
24 Jan 2013, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Water drains out of my bike when tipped up
Replies: 11
Views: 1591

Re: Water drains out of my bike when tipped up

I bought an old (1980's?) steel Somec, Italian racing bike. I believe it's Columbus tubing and was chrome plated all over. The front forks, stays were polished but the rest was only there to help prevent rust (so I'm told) and painted over. The bottom bracket has a sealed bearing. All well and good,...