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by AM7
9 May 2017, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front drum brake hubs for old Raleigh 3-speeds?
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Front drum brake hubs for old Raleigh 3-speeds?

robc02 wrote:I believe so. The shells measure the same and I have done a trial fit and all seems OK (I haven't got around to final assembly and road testing yet).

That's good to hear Rob. Are you converting a front or rear hub (or both?)
by AM7
9 May 2017, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front drum brake hubs for old Raleigh 3-speeds?
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Front drum brake hubs for old Raleigh 3-speeds?

Thread resurrection... I've got a Sturmey Elite VT front drum brake, which I believe is the immediate precursor to the X-FD. Not only does the axle have flats, but there is a 2-3mm spacer under both locknuts. Removing these would mean the Raleigh fork would only need to be spread about 5mm. The part...
by AM7
3 May 2017, 9:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Roger Musson wheelbuilding book
Replies: 52
Views: 3593

Re: Roger Musson wheelbuilding book

I've built up probably a dozen wheels now using Roger Musson's book. No previous experience or training. +1 I've built several wheels now with no other knowledge or experience than reading Roger's book. There's lots of detailed information in the book which could be quite intimidating I guess, but ...
by AM7
3 May 2017, 11:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sandals
Replies: 110
Views: 14453

Re: Sandals

there are those who would say that the issue of socks or not is missing the point, once you have decided to wear sandals in the first place.... :wink: True - though I maintain that on the scale of bad fashion choices made by cyclists, wearing sandals (with or without socks) would come quite near th...
by AM7
3 May 2017, 9:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Honjo mudguards and Velo Vitality
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Honjo mudguards and Velo Vitality

Incidentally, Velo Vitality, the British company which sold Honjos up until now, seems to have gone out of business. That would be a shame as they (appear to!) sell some items not easily available elsewhere in the UK. It looks like they still have an eBay store , and they were still posting news up...
by AM7
3 May 2017, 8:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sandals
Replies: 110
Views: 14453

Re: Sandals

The elephant in the room ....... Socks With Sandals ....? Good enough for the Roman Legions ..... 8) I'm quite happy to wear socks with my SPD sandals if the weather calls for it 8) I think it's a pretty minor fashion faux pas compared to the garish, skin-tight lycra outfits that many cyclists are ...
by AM7
2 May 2017, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What spokes for 1950s 40h AW hub?
Replies: 13
Views: 783

Re: What spokes for 1950s 40h AW hub?

I've had good results with ACI butted spokes from Cyclebasket. Even with their extortionate postage charge, they're still cheaper than anywhere else I could find.
by AM7
1 May 2017, 9:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sandals
Replies: 110
Views: 14453

Re: Sandals

Mick F wrote:That's SD66 on the left?
They look much better in brown.

Yes SD66 on the left, SD60 on the right.
by AM7
30 Apr 2017, 11:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sandals
Replies: 110
Views: 14453

Re: Sandals

I think that the Shimano sandals were available in brown maybe 3 versions ago Shimano SD66s were available in brown - don't know if they still are. I have a pair along with a pair of an earlier model - the SD60 - in tan. The SD60 is a much nicer sandal than the 66 but the inner sole is made of a ru...
by AM7
28 Apr 2017, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Axle Slippage
Replies: 41
Views: 1562

Re: Rear Axle Slippage

Both show NTW part HMW145 'axle lock washer' As does the Sturmey documentation from the 50's and 80's as shown on Tony Hadland's site. I've been through my parts stash and I have about 20 different Sturmey hubs dating from the late 40's to the present, several Sachs IGHs and a Shimano Intego hybrid...
by AM7
26 Apr 2017, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Axle Slippage
Replies: 41
Views: 1562

Re: Rear Axle Slippage

I thought that NTWs were an essential requirement for a hub gear to work properly? I've never come across a hub gear that didn't have them but they come in different shapes and sizes. i have a couple of Sturmey hubs from the 50's where the tangs on the NTWs are much smaller and flimsier than those o...
by AM7
26 Apr 2017, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Axle Slippage
Replies: 41
Views: 1562

Re: Rear Axle Slippage

Not sure if it would make any difference, but you could try these no turn washers which are designed for horizontal dropouts like those on the Moulton, rather than the ones you have which are for vertical dropouts. I've used them on both the inside and outside of the dropout before (ie. 4 in total) ...
by AM7
20 Apr 2017, 3:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bullbars.....(Show us yours?)
Replies: 82
Views: 20558

Re: Bullbars.....(Show us yours?)

Back on topic with my fixed gear Moulton TSR. Using a Travel Agent so I can use the reverse brake lever with a V brake.

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by AM7
19 Apr 2017, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable Pull SA 3sp requirements
Replies: 42
Views: 1540

Re: Cable Pull SA 3sp requirements

I've got 8 sets of Shimano bar end shifters :roll: - not all the left hand levers have the 'indent' and it's so subtle as to be almost non existent on two pairs :( I 'only' have 4 pairs (one each of 7, 8, 9 and 10 speed) - that's obviously not a big enough sample :lol: They do all have a noticeable...