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by steveparry
31 Aug 2017, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend me a wireless computer
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Recommend me a wireless computer

For my Thorn Sherpa tourer hence distance between spokes and fork may be a little more than average. Just looking for something basic but altitude would be nice to have and waterproof too.
by steveparry
4 Aug 2017, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust removal/painting
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Rust removal/painting

I've just bought a lovely Thorn Sherpa which was built up in 2010ish and hardly used since by the owner. I see there is rust on the paintwork on the chain stay end: https://photos.app.goo.gl/JrxhrqhMllBkHbUw2 Any advice on how to strip it back, remove the rust and repaint? I know if you buy a new Th...
by steveparry
18 Jul 2015, 10:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to attach old Karrimor panniers
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

How to attach old Karrimor panniers

I hope the photos work! I think these may be front panniers - not sure... But I can't figure out how to attach them. I want to attach to my rear rack - see photo. There are no clips only one strap at bottom of each and the velcro'd together pair have two rings on each presumably for attaching at top...
by steveparry
5 Apr 2015, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: House to share in Bristol
Replies: 0
Views: 3137

House to share in Bristol

Hi, I'm looking for someone to share the house I rent in Bristol. It's located in quiet Bedminster; 10 mins cycle to the Centre. Hope it's ok to post this here. If anyone is interested it's easiest to call/txt me on 07960 319049. Thanks, Steve
by steveparry
21 Apr 2011, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Please identify my Campag Chainset/BB
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Please identify my Campag Chainset/BB

Great stuff, we're making progress. The chainset has a middle 38 tooth ring which I thought odd. The BB is BSA (British) threaded identical to the one shown on page 4 of the FAG info sheet I linked to. Perhaps I can estimate it's length with a ruler. I think Sheldon Brown gave instructions on measur...
by steveparry
21 Apr 2011, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Please identify my Campag Chainset/BB
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Please identify my Campag Chainset/BB

I need a new bottom bracket for my circa 2000 Harry Hall - the old FAG one is creaking a bit. The chainset is a rather lovely Campag Triple but I don't know which one. Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/steveparry/2285156382/sizes/l/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/steveparry/2285...
by steveparry
20 Sep 2008, 7:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Centaur front caliper problem
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Centaur front caliper problem

I tried Tektro dual calipers which were v good but swapped them back for my original Centaur duals ('05). The rear would stop a train and as I remember the front was plenty powerful. But riding for first time in months today the front was v poor stopping... I checked and everything appears normal in...
by steveparry
8 Feb 2008, 5:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ricci frame/carbon forks query
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Ricci frame/carbon forks query

I bought a rather nice Italian framed audax bike recently. It originally came from Ricci of Cornwall I believe. Its a steel Columbus (SL I think) frame. The size is 56cm. I was told that Italian frames are measured to the centre of seat tube and British to the top of seat tube. Is this true? I ask b...
by steveparry
13 Dec 2007, 12:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket undoing has locked the crank
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: crank lockup

Thanks for all your help. Think I'll take it to the local shop who can also fit a new cassette while their at it. Can do without buying four tools inc a chain whip and cassette extractor as well at the moment!

Steve
by steveparry
12 Dec 2007, 3:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket undoing has locked the crank
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Bottom bracket undoing has locked the crank

I recently bought a bike which had been built up from a new steel Italian frame from Ricci cycles in Cornwall. The bike had done only a few miles. Today I was riding when the cranks locked solid. The back wheel continues to roll forward no problem but it won't turn backwards of course. On looking at...
by steveparry
8 Dec 2007, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seeking red toe clips + red toe straps
Replies: 0
Views: 857

Seeking red toe clips + red toe straps

I'm seeking two pairs; for my Shimano 105 & 600 aero pedals. Used to have red nylon toe clips on my Raleigh Triathlon in the 90s. Prefer nylon clips and straps. Does anyone know where I might buy such things? Thanks, Steve http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/3294_Shimano_105_1.jpg http://forum.ctc.o...
by steveparry
29 Nov 2007, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo cassette lockring - do I need one?
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Campagnolo cassette lockring - do I need one?

Hi, I've got a Centaur 11-23 cassette on a new bike that's too high gearing for me.. I want to change to a 13-26 cassette. I understand the lockring on the 11-23 won't fit the lower range cassette... Will I need to buy one of these as well as a new cassette? I've been looking online for such a lockr...