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by tmac100
6 Dec 2018, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade a Brommie seatpost clamp.
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Upgrade a Brommie seatpost clamp.

Tough to get parts shipped to Qatar. The Spa clip won't ship out of Europe! SJS Cycles wants 35 GBP to ship the Brommie retro-kit to me in Qatar where I currently work. Apparently bicycle tools and parts cannot be sent by UK Mail to Qatar - only by expensive courier. Same with books - which explains...
by tmac100
5 Dec 2018, 7:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade a Brommie seatpost clamp.
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Upgrade a Brommie seatpost clamp.

When I lift my Brommie, the rear triangle stays fixed with the front frame. This is the newer design, I believe. The seatpost clamp had an additional clamp (rear frame clip I think it is called) to latch onto the suspension block. However, my friend's Brommie "unfolds" (which is a PITA) wh...
by tmac100
25 Apr 2018, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring Rear Wheel with Asymmetric rims
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: Touring Rear Wheel with Asymmetric rims

In 2011 a custom builder built my tourer with an "offset" rear triangle (?) that allowed for an undished rear wheel. I have toured all over Australia's outback with that bike and it works great. The wheels are 26" with 48 spoke PW hubs. Steel frame weight is 40 lbs without panniers. I...
by tmac100
1 Mar 2018, 6:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ideas for attaching a new chain together..
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Ideas for attaching a new chain together..

After snapping an Allen key last night at home, I went to the machine shop and used the high quality larger key that fits inside the foldong pedal. A vice for the crank and a piece of pipe as an extention for the key ... voila! a slight crack and it inscrewed. No sign of any corrosion, but it sure w...
by tmac100
28 Feb 2018, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ideas for attaching a new chain together..
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Ideas for attaching a new chain together..

Yup, thanks Brucey. Threaded the same way as English-threaded BBs. Makes sense. KISS!
by tmac100
28 Feb 2018, 2:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ideas for attaching a new chain together..
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Ideas for attaching a new chain together..

I normally find it necessary to use the pedal rotation ploy to join a new Powerlink on a new SRAM chain and it has always worked for me. I alternate two SRAM chains, swapping over roughly every 250-300 miles and find that they can be hand-joined fairly easily after a while. If you can’t easily get ...
by tmac100
28 Feb 2018, 6:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ideas for attaching a new chain together..
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Ideas for attaching a new chain together..

The chain is a brand new one from Brompton. Yes a repackaged SRAM, so the link is the appropriate one - since it came in the package. I tried several times. A bit of oil tonight (I am at the college now). To squeeze the link better, I will use needle-nose pliers and force the pedals by hand [the Bro...
by tmac100
27 Feb 2018, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crank Problems on (old) Centurian Discovery bike
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: Crank Problems

OK thanks. I would never have thought this not to old bike would be so much trouble. :( Yup, been there regarding making parts work/fit. OOooops, currently am there with my 2012 Brommie 6 speed and trying to make the powerlink keep the new Brommie chain together. As with all things mechanical, ther...
by tmac100
27 Feb 2018, 6:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ideas for attaching a new chain together..
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Ideas for attaching a new chain together..

As a part of rebuilding my 6-speed Brommie (new chain pusher, sprockets, etc) I got a new Brompton 100-link chain. For the life if me, I cannot "squeeze" the powerlinks together and make the chain as "one". First chain this has happened with. Viewed two different YouTube videos a...
by tmac100
24 Feb 2018, 1:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brompton touring in Belgium
Replies: 15
Views: 1442

Re: Brompton touring in Belgium

Greetings from Doha, Qatar. I tour Australia on a custom-built diamond frame touring bicycle, and own a 2012 6-speed Brommie. That said, I just bike about Doha because my big tourer is in OZ awaiting me for my next trip in June. However, I have read Heinz Stücke's book on touring with a Brommie. He ...
by tmac100
19 Feb 2018, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best chain rivet tool?
Replies: 19
Views: 3279

Re: Best chain rivet tool?

Just received a box of Brompton parts and Park tools here in Qatar. Shipped from SJSCycles after a long discussion of issues with Brompton Cust. Svce. Thr Brommie chain was worn and my "cheap" chain pin press bent it's handle. The Park CT-3 did the job quickly. A robust piece of kit. I wil...
by tmac100
13 Feb 2018, 6:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 276
Views: 17922

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Mick F wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Have you tried frying it Mick? It could make all the difference :lol:
Fried porridge?
You could have something there!


My father loved it! I ate it in the late '50s with lots of butter....

RIP 1966. He was a worker in Canada's logging camps in the late '30s and early '40s
by tmac100
31 Jan 2018, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton chain pusher adjustment screw info needed
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: Brompton chain pusher adjustment screw info needed

It seems that the plastic is stripped inside the (once) threaded hole. The grub screw goes in a bit then just turns and turns without going any further. Spoke with Brompton HQ in London about getting a new chain pusher. No Brompton dealer here in Qatar and none in UAE at the moment... Some major par...
by tmac100
31 Jan 2018, 5:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton chain pusher adjustment screw info needed
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: Brompton chain pusher adjustment screw info needed

Thanks Brucey, Great information! :D Just by chance I went to the Engineering faculty store room and they had them. Apparently it is called a "full dog point" screw. Yes, the caliper shows it is 3.6 diameter in the threaded part and that it takes a 2 mm "allen key". Thanks again ...
by tmac100
31 Jan 2018, 3:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton chain pusher adjustment screw info needed
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: Brompton chain pusher adjustment screw info needed

Thanks, Brucey, The set screws in your picture are threaded right to their ends. My set screw (only one left) has a diameter reduced section maybe 3 or 4 mm long in the last end (opposite to where the allen key fits in). Is this diameter reduced section really necessary, or can I use a screw with th...