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by slowster
8 Oct 2019, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

Is that a Maillard Helicomatic hub? Sheldon Brown describes it here and provides details on identifying it from the lockring. If it is, then your friend will probably need to buy a new wheel.
by slowster
8 Oct 2019, 9:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20127
Views: 494996

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Penny wise, pound foolish.
by slowster
6 Oct 2019, 11:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2018

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

IMO the weld of the full circumferance of the downtube to headtube would be completed,before the gusset is welded in place. That is what I had assumed. It has since occurred to me that leaving a gap in the weld circumference might be deliberate and serve a purpose, since otherwise there is likely t...
by slowster
6 Oct 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2018

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

reohn2 wrote:Not a clue what that means :?

'Don't ask me how I know this.'
by slowster
6 Oct 2019, 10:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2018

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

the gusset stays and I go down the Waxoyl and hairdryer route When you do it, be aware that there is/may be a gap in the join between the down tube and head tube, such that if you intend to fill the void up with Waxoyl, that will not happen. Instead of seeing the Waxoyl eventually start to overflow...
by slowster
6 Oct 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2018

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

the gusset stays and I go down the Waxoyl and hairdryer route When you do it, be aware that there is/may be a gap in the join between the down tube and head tube, such that if you intend to fill the void up with Waxoyl, that will not happen. Instead of seeing the Waxoyl eventually start to overflow...
by slowster
6 Oct 2019, 10:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora

A 34t rear sprocket will give you a lower bottom gear, but not much lower. If the hills where you live are steep/long, and/or there are lots of them, and/or lack of fitness are such that you find the hills difficult to get up with your current gears, then I suspect that the 34t will not make the sor...
by slowster
6 Oct 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2018

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

Do you not think if the 725 un-gusseted frames from the likes of Thorn and Hewitt, which have been around for decades, were failing they would have done something about it? Whilst they are all 725 we do not know that the Thorn and Hewitt frames use fundamentally the same down tube and head tube des...
by slowster
5 Oct 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2018

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

Re: 1. Lugs serve a rather different function to that of the "gusset"which is a reinforcement. Lugs are just a convenient way of joining the tubes. It is the accurate mitering of the tube ends that is the important thing. That and complete penetration of the brazing material. Lugs were ro...
by slowster
4 Oct 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?

These adjusters meant for fitting to a boss have detents. You could modify them with a short external sleeve to locate the outer gear housing and use them as inline ones. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/products/medium/24780.jpg https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/cables/jagwire-rocket-cable-adjusters-f...
by slowster
4 Oct 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2018

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

I can't see that it contributes much that is useful on a frame whose purpose is general touring and one that is made from one of Reynolds posher tubesets. Touring bikes have successfully done without such addenda for generations. 1. For generations touring bikes were overwhelmingly lugged, not weld...
by slowster
4 Oct 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1569

Re: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?

thelawnet wrote:It doesn't matter whether they want to honour the price, they are contractually obliged to do so.

Maybe, but maybe not.
by slowster
4 Oct 2019, 5:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1569

Re: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?

You can see Surly frames and current availability on Ison Distribution's website here . I think some retailers show items on their website as being in stock, when what they really mean is that the importer/distributor has them in stock However, that's no excuse for the shop's actions. Even if they c...
by slowster
4 Oct 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front and two rear lights from one dynamo?
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Front and two rear lights from one dynamo?

If one of your rear lights is a B&M Toplight Line Plus*, it has two sets of connection points - one which accepts spade connectors and another which accepts bare wire. With that rear light I think you would be able to use the spare set of connection points to power a second light. * I guess that...