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by gerrymcm
30 Aug 2016, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old wanted ads.
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Old wanted ads.

Have you tried waybackmachine ? It is an internet archive tool which allows you to browse snapshots of certain sites.
Good luck
by gerrymcm
24 Aug 2016, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff wheel build
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: Rohloff wheel build

Hi Murphy Apologies for late reply. Yes it's helpful other folk contributed, it's what I hoped when I posted the question so others could benefit. It's a nice helpful forum and a good resouce and I try to contribute as much as possible unfortunately my knowledge is still at the beginner stage. I've ...
by gerrymcm
19 Aug 2016, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: thorn frame + chain tension, any ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: thorn frame + chain tension, any ideas?

Is that screw/thread not the same as normal RD screw?

Does your Nomad not have a eccentric bottom bracket?
by gerrymcm
19 Aug 2016, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff wheel build
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: Rohloff wheel build

Good point about the spokes that I should check. I actually built my wheel quite a while back and then left it in the shed so have forgotten the details.
Thanks
by gerrymcm
18 Aug 2016, 9:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff wheel build
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: Rohloff wheel build

hi Murphy7, Do you mind sharing the details of your build, spoke and rim choice etc? Also did your builder mention the tension for the spokes? I'm curious as I built my own Rohloff wheel and I'm jsut about to put it into service. I was maybe a bit foolish as I've only built one or two wheels before ...
by gerrymcm
18 Aug 2016, 7:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Headset 26 tpi 1" steerer _ Help!
Replies: 33
Views: 1952

Re: Raleigh Headset 26 tpi 1" steerer _ Help!

Is there one in this advert?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Etc-Threaded- ... rmvSB=true
sorry I'm no expert this is simply from a quick google.
good luck
by gerrymcm
16 Aug 2016, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear rim out of true - options?
Replies: 14
Views: 856

Re: Rear rim out of true - options?

How is the rim when viewed against the brake pad, i.e spin the wheel and compare the rim to the brake pad. You can push the brake slightly to make the gap smaller.

Is it possible the tyre is badly fitted and exaggerating how bad it looks?
by gerrymcm
12 Aug 2016, 8:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel punctures
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Rear wheel punctures

I've never tried these, maybe others have, but I wonder if it's worth giving these a go at least on the rear.
http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-ma ... yre-liners
by gerrymcm
11 Aug 2016, 8:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy Classic 531 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 14032

Re: Dawes Galaxy Classic 531 2016

From memory the Evans site says that this new Dawes Galaxy "531 classic" has a Chromo fork.
by gerrymcm
9 Aug 2016, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy Classic 531 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 14032

Re: Dawes Galaxy Classic 531 2016

Is it very expensive for an overseas mass produced 531 frame?
Steve Goff does full 531 (F+F) for circa £450, leaving £1200 components?
by gerrymcm
26 Jul 2016, 4:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" hub brake compatible fork
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: 26" hub brake compatible fork

Have you considered a V brake?
Might be easier to find a fork for that, they're good but admittedly not as low maintenance as hub brake.

Is your fork 1" threaded?
by gerrymcm
25 Jul 2016, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" hub brake compatible fork
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: 26" hub brake compatible fork

Maybe using a regular disc fork with an adaptor is an option. I used to have a Halfords Carrera Subway 8 bike with 26" wheels that had a disc tab fork and used a "converter/adaptor" that allowed a Shimano drub brake to work. Here's a snap from the web. front_fork.JPG Sorry no idea abo...
by gerrymcm
12 Jul 2016, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!
Replies: 31
Views: 2936

Re: Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!

nailed it!
"Just man up and find out how the damned thing works."

The less polite abbreviation of it is MTFU! :)

I've decided that I'm going to swap the forks so cue plenty of questions re painting the forks, headsets, re-threading the forks etc etc.

Cheers all
by gerrymcm
11 Jul 2016, 10:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!
Replies: 31
Views: 2936

Re: Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!

Brucey, Thanks very much your knowledge is remarkable. At least if I don't get on with these forks I can use my other set with wider studs I just need to get the bike built now and see if I like it. I'm really suprised that the front forks are so narrow, I think where the tyre would sit it's approx ...
by gerrymcm
11 Jul 2016, 12:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!
Replies: 31
Views: 2936

Re: Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!

Gaz sorry meant to say ta for those links, I think I have made a mistake on those clarks CP522, they may as you say be too fat for the space between the rim/fork.
cheers