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by AM7
16 Aug 2018, 8:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to age an older bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: How to age an older bike

I just googled the Raleigh Equipe and the paint deign and typeface look very similar to those on the more upmarket Raleigh bikes in the 1989 Raleigh Lightweights catalogue, so I'd say around 1989/90.
by AM7
10 Mar 2018, 10:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: sturmey 5 speed
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: sturmey 5 speed

I got my SRC5 down to about 122mm by replacing the big locknuts with narrower ones.
by AM7
18 Oct 2017, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" x 1¼" rims Airlite SF hubs - WHICH SPOKES and NIPPLES? Sorted :)
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: 26" x 1¼" rims Airlite SF hubs - WHICH SPOKES and NIPPLES?

deliquium wrote:MADGETTS sell stainless steel 15/17/15g spokes and nipples :D


It's good to have that confirmed :D
by AM7
14 Oct 2017, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" x 1¼" rims Airlite SF hubs - WHICH SPOKES and NIPPLES? Sorted :)
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: 26" x 1¼" rims Airlite SF hubs - WHICH SPOKES and NIPPLES?

Edited as just realised rims aren't chrome plated steel, so possibly Dunlop “Stainless Special Lightweight”? If they are Dunlop Special Lightweight, it would be stamped on the inside of the rim, like this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n6zabc842i87gzv/File%2014-10-2017%2C%2014%2046%2025.jpeg?raw=1 (The...
by AM7
10 Oct 2017, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: S2C gearing
Replies: 21
Views: 1238

Re: S2C gearing

Sheldon's gear calculator makes it 45 and 62 inches, so not too far off :)
by AM7
5 Oct 2017, 2:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New dyno hub for my Moulton.
Replies: 65
Views: 2755

Re: New dyno hub for my Moulton.

I thought that you had to have a dyno suited to the wheel size and that there were 20" and 27"-ish variants to avoid the problems of higher rotation with little wheels. Is this not the case any more? See Brucey's comments on this here - https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=...
by AM7
30 Sep 2017, 4:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamos for 20" wheel
Replies: 37
Views: 2066

Re: Hub dynamos for 20" wheel

NUKe wrote:does the Moulton have narrow hubs ? This will determin which ones 70mm or 100 mm.


Some of the New Series Moulton's take 74mm OLN front hubs, but the AM, APB and TSR models are all 100mm.
by AM7
29 Sep 2017, 4:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamos for 20" wheel
Replies: 37
Views: 2066

Re: Hub dynamos for 20" wheel

But that doesn't match Mick's specifications, the bit about being meant for a Moulton-sized wheel in particular. Mick said he was thinking of fitting a dynohub to his Moulton and he specified that it must be 100mm OLN, silver, 28h, and for rim brakes. The PV8 meets those requirements :D I think Bru...
by AM7
29 Sep 2017, 3:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamos for 20" wheel
Replies: 37
Views: 2066

Re: Hub dynamos for 20" wheel

Same as before; the Shutter Precision SV-8 https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=167384;menu=1000,2,98;page=144 https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/components-c9/hubs-c120/sp-dynamo-sv-8-small-dynamo-front-hub-p11401 or there's the SV-9 for £ extra and g less https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/comp...
by AM7
23 Sep 2017, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton Heaven.
Replies: 46
Views: 2003

Re: Moulton Heaven.

Bar end shifters for both. The hub is https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-shifters/sturmey-archer-hsj960-5sp-bar-end-shifter/ You should search the forum for Brucey's posts about the 5 speed Sturmey thumb/bar-end/downtube shifter - IIRC the indexing on these shifters is sloppy and the 5 speed hub is s...
by AM7
22 Sep 2017, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton Heaven.
Replies: 46
Views: 2003

Re: Moulton Heaven.

I've bought a few bits from John over the years, including my AM5. Anyone who buys anything from him can be sure it is fine condition, and a tour of his workshop is a treat for any Moulton enthusiast : :) Is this your first Moulton landsurfer? If you get a taste for the ride you might need to change...
by AM7
5 Sep 2017, 8:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer 4 speed hub
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Sturmey Archer 4 speed hub

The new four speed has no connection to the older Sturmey four speed hubs. I seem to recall that the new hub is a similar design to the Sturmey 8 speed, which also gears up from first. More than that I don't know :oops:
by AM7
5 Sep 2017, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Difficulty getting legover . . . . ( snigger )
Replies: 29
Views: 2020

Re: Difficulty getting legover . . . . ( snigger )

All Moulton models are available as a frameset Not any more apparently - only the built up bikes are available new. You can pick up a decent used spaceframe Moulton for under £1000, and there are plenty of the older 60s/70s F-frame models for much less. If you keep your eyes open, you can get a Mou...
by AM7
5 Sep 2017, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light using AAs or similar...
Replies: 28
Views: 1609

Re: Front light using AAs or similar...

JamesE wrote:I have a Busch+Muller Ixon IQ and it's superb.


+1 - I've got one and it's great.
by AM7
1 Sep 2017, 7:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deore Derailleur to Alivo - Difference?
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Deore Derailleur to Alivo - Difference?

Brucey wrote:IIRC it does not have a barrel adjuster fitted unlike most other 9s RDs


One of these will fix that.