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by gerrymcm
11 Jul 2016, 12:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!
Replies: 31
Views: 2937

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

this is the 510 on the original fork and I've now measured the studs 62mm centre to centre. I've put on some worn pads, which I think will be a similar size to the clarks cp522 holders I've ordered. "If" I've understood correctly then I need to get canti's arm as far out as poss as that cr...
by gerrymcm
10 Jul 2016, 2:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!
Replies: 31
Views: 2937

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

This is a mockup on my new forks with the CL510's (I'll get a real straddle/yoke before going out on the road :lol: ) Is this what is meant by "setting up the C510's as mid profiles"? canti_setup2.jpg This seems to be as close as I can lower the "imaginary" yoke without fouling t...
by gerrymcm
9 Jul 2016, 3:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!
Replies: 31
Views: 2937

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

Great thanks guys for the replies folks I appreciate your time.
The 80mm stud fork makes me think maybe mini Vs but as i have the cantis I might as well try them.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerrymcm
9 Jul 2016, 2:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!
Replies: 31
Views: 2937

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

Hmm just had a thought, I have a spare pair forks, which are almost identical in design, same fork crown, same A2c and appear to be the same rake (with more mounts also :) ) so I'm considering putting these onto the frame as the studs are 78mm apart. The rear studs are 70mm apart. coling531 would th...
by gerrymcm
8 Jul 2016, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!
Replies: 31
Views: 2937

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

Many thanks Colin, I appreciate your input.
I'll give that a go, I 'may' have made a mistake going for such wide rims at 24mm.

Thanks
Gerry
by gerrymcm
8 Jul 2016, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!
Replies: 31
Views: 2937

Another canti brake question, hopefully an easy one!

Hi folks, I've got myself a nice Mercian frame (1989 year) and I'm starting to build it up and need some advice on canti brakes, I know it's been covered lots of times but this question should be simple! The front forks studs/bosses are only 60mm apart and I wondered what the best canti brakes to pu...
by gerrymcm
6 Jul 2016, 12:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Worn BB thread in Ultra Galaxy 853 frame - worth fixing?
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Worn BB thread in Ultra Galaxy 853 frame - worth fixing?

I suppose as it's a HT2 BB you could still epoxy the right hand cup in (if it slackens in the future) and when the bearings go remove it via either a bearing puller or knock them out and replace them with the bearing from a new HT2.
by gerrymcm
5 Jul 2016, 7:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Straightening mudguards
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Straightening mudguards

I've previously used very hot water with success.
by gerrymcm
3 Jul 2016, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Worn BB thread in Ultra Galaxy 853 frame - worth fixing?
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Worn BB thread in Ultra Galaxy 853 frame - worth fixing?

I reckon Bb shells aren't tubing specific so any steel one could be cut/shut and then re-tapped I've never had this done to a bike but I'm sure others on here will have. Or http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/products/yst-threadless-bottom-bracket i think a couple of manufacturers make these differing l...
by gerrymcm
30 Jun 2016, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is the cheapest new touring bike worth getting?
Replies: 58
Views: 6589

Re: What is the cheapest new touring bike worth getting?

If tyre size is a consideration I think surly can take bigger tyres.
by gerrymcm
30 Jun 2016, 9:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sand inside frame
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: sand inside frame

This happened to me with a second hand frame, which had been freshly powder coated. Fortunately it was bead blasted so was easy to hear so I had a chance to clean it out before us.
by gerrymcm
17 Jun 2016, 3:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boardman Road Comp bike and mudguards?
Replies: 11
Views: 4701

Re: Boardman Road Comp bike and mudguards?

I'm 99% sure that Condor (in London) accept Halford's vouchers from the C2C scheme.
Not sure it's helpful if your SIL isn't in/near London but if they accept them maybe others do (?)
Do distance selling regulations still apply via C2W scheme?

good luck
by gerrymcm
14 Jun 2016, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Regreasing a 6 speed block
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: Regreasing a 6 speed block

I think the advice is to "flush" with WD and then when dry run some oil in.
by gerrymcm
14 Jun 2016, 4:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do you know who built this frame?
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Do you know who built this frame?

I can't help but maybe a close up of the seat cluster and s/n and where it is on the frame might help others ID it.
good luck
by gerrymcm
11 Jun 2016, 3:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Braze-on Bosses For Centre-Pull Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: Braze-on Bosses For Centre-Pull Brakes

Lollykat thanks for confirming. I guess the 3 holes evolved from 1 hole? The frame I referenced from 89 is a Mercian, it's my first Mercian and I'm extremely chuffed with it.