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by tommydog
3 Oct 2019, 6:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grand Union Canal Birmingham to Lapworth?
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Grand Union Canal Birmingham to Lapworth?

Last week I cycled from Stratford Upon Avon to Birmingham on the Stratford Canal and then the Birmingham and Worcester canal. This took me through bournville and into the centre of Birmingham. It was a very pleasurable ride. This week I am minded to take the Grand Union Canal at Lapworth and cycle t...
by tommydog
26 Aug 2019, 12:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schmidts K179 dynamo hub - what connector?
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Schmidts K179 dynamo hub - what connector?

steelframe wrote:
Classically the SON uses 4,8mm connectors but for the eWerk there are some other options as well: https://nabendynamo.de/en/products/wiring/


Thanks for the info, I just purchased some.
by tommydog
24 Aug 2019, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schmidts K179 dynamo hub - what connector?
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Schmidts K179 dynamo hub - what connector?

Does anyone know what electrical connector the Schmidts K179 dynamo hub uses? I am trying to wire it to the Ewerk, but there does not seem to be a suitable connector, as the spade connectors that come with Ewerk seem miles too small.
by tommydog
15 Aug 2019, 9:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing kit that will fit my current race?
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Headset bearing kit that will fit my current race?

The last time I fitted new cups in a head tube I first put them in the freezer (they were aluminium) and then was able to get them in with hand pressure (wear gloves). Have a length of threaded rod and a couple of big washers/nuts handy in case you need extra force. What is the freezer logic? I tho...
by tommydog
14 Aug 2019, 9:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing kit that will fit my current race?
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Headset bearing kit that will fit my current race?

Thanks for your added information. I have contacted VK components to see if they have anything that will fit, but as Modus is no longer made, it looks like I will have have to buy new cups. I was really hoping that I would find something generic that would fit without having to press new cups onto t...
by tommydog
13 Aug 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing kit that will fit my current race?
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Headset bearing kit that will fit my current race?

From your photos it looks like a standard 1-1/8" headset with cups that press into the headtube. You can buy complete replacement headsets for just over a tenner - eg https://www.wiggle.co.uk/ritchey-logic-v2-headset/ . If you want to do the replacement yourself, you'll need some means of bang...
by tommydog
12 Aug 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing kit that will fit my current race?
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Headset bearing kit that will fit my current race?

I have lost some parts from my Headset bearing (compression ring etc), and can't get replacement parts. So I am looking at buying a whole kit with bearings if necessary. But any idea what kit I could buy that would fit my existing frame race? If possible I don't want to replace the frame race. Here ...
by tommydog
9 Aug 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: where to order headset compression ring for bearing?
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: where to order headset compression ring for bearing?

This is my headset bearing set. Does it show the part that you say is missing? It may be you will have to buy a complete new kit but then at least you will have spare new bearings for future use. I seem to have a difference configuration. This is the order of things: 1) Everything together https://...
by tommydog
8 Aug 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: where to order headset compression ring for bearing?
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: where to order headset compression ring for bearing?

there's a compression ring listed here https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/headsets-spares/?page=3 but it'll only work if the taper matches correctly, and the height is correct too. cheers Thanks for the link, but I don't think I was completely clear. My bearings already have a main compression ring, but t...
by tommydog
6 Aug 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: where to order headset compression ring for bearing?
Replies: 5
Views: 452

where to order headset compression ring for bearing?

I had my headset bearings out, as I was doing a full service on the bike, however I seem to have misplaced the headset compression ring for the bearing. I have been looking for this for over a week, and it seems likely that my partner mistakenly threw it away. With this in mind where do I find a new...
by tommydog
12 May 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 22.2mm handlebars - typical thickness of material?
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: 22.2mm handlebars - typical thickness of material?

steel bars are normally much thinner-walled than aluminium bars. Aluminium bars vary in wall thickness depending on the material they are made from. If the question is really "will bar end shifters fit my 22.2mm handlebars?" the answer is usually "yes" if they are steel, but not...
by tommydog
12 May 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 22.2mm handlebars - typical thickness of material?
Replies: 3
Views: 276

22.2mm handlebars - typical thickness of material?

Does anyone know what thickness of material 22.2mm handlebars typically are? Is there normally difference in thickness between aluminium and steel bars?
by tommydog
21 Apr 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves that prevent blisters?
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Gloves that prevent blisters?

What sort of handlebars are you using,flat,drops,butterfly,etc,etc. I mainly tour with butterfly as I find that most comfortable, but in the past have toured with flat and drops, however on all types of bars and grips I have experienced blisters when doing extensive touring. I am not talking about ...
by tommydog
21 Apr 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves that prevent blisters?
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Gloves that prevent blisters?

Over the years I have tried many different handlebar grips, but on long tours where I am cycling all day for a prolonged period, I always seem to suffer with blisters by the end of the trip. I have never worn gloves, but some people say they wear gloves to protect against blisters. In light of this,...
by tommydog
16 Apr 2019, 11:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone know of a good wheel builder south midlands area?
Replies: 30
Views: 975

Re: does anyone know of a good wheel builder south midlands area?

SJS are in Somerset, it's just too far for me. I suppose I could mess about with sending the hubs via post and get them shipped back to me, but it's going to take a while and be quite expensive with insuring the Rohloff etc. I think I would prefer to find someone more local who has experience with l...