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by Swizz69
16 Oct 2013, 4:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Better hub brakes (floating trailing shoe?)
Replies: 73
Views: 13841

Re: Better hub brakes (floating trailing shoe?)

If I do, will post back Rob. I use the bike for carrying shopping once or twice a week for example, so the difference over time is getting noticeable. Off topic a bit re: the Rods. Unlike the Danish Raleigh's with rod operated drums, these are linked. One brake lever across the handlebar operates bo...
by Swizz69
16 Oct 2013, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Better hub brakes (floating trailing shoe?)
Replies: 73
Views: 13841

Re: Better hub brakes (floating trailing shoe?)

Question for David WS - I can see on the drawing & photos of your Swingcam that the Brakeshoe Fulcrum is fixed to the reaction arm & am trying to figure how the Cam moves. Does the Backplate & Cam pivot about the axis of the Axle, its movement damped by the large wavy Spring? (and by not...
by Swizz69
16 Oct 2013, 2:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Better hub brakes (floating trailing shoe?)
Replies: 73
Views: 13841

Re: Better hub brakes (floating trailing shoe?)

I have drums on my Dutchbike that are suffering from poor performance due to leading shoe wear. They are rod operated and despite being Sturmey hub geared, the brakes & hub shells appear to be of Gazelles own manufacture. http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2701/5765464952_d841403358.jpg 1306511889448...
by Swizz69
11 Sep 2011, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nexus 3 speed hub + coaster brake
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Nexus 3 speed hub + coaster brake

@Bob - Cheers for that - had a look this morning & it did in a fashion. I couldn't get the Damon Rinard Excel file to work though so googled it & found this - http://lenni.info/edd/ - Rinards file built into a webpage.

@Squeaker - Long piece of wood at the ready!
by Swizz69
10 Sep 2011, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nexus 3 speed hub + coaster brake
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Nexus 3 speed hub + coaster brake

Hiya - wonder if anyone can help. I've been offered a nearly new Shimano Nexus hubgear - the 3 speed one with coaster brake - that I want to use on an old 12 speed racer with 27" wheels. I'm townifying it a bit with upright handlebars & suchlike, want to rebuild the rear wheel myself - have...
by Swizz69
7 May 2010, 10:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: help me, i've a bee in my bonnet
Replies: 33
Views: 2133

Re: help me, i've a bee in my bonnet

Found this in minutes on Google & your local authority prob states the same on their website. A mate of mine had to reduce the height of a fence for the reasons stated within because it bordered an access road.
by Swizz69
7 May 2010, 9:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jacket or Softshell
Replies: 14
Views: 2226

Re: Jacket or Softshell

+1 for the Montane Featherlite smock. I made mine a considerably more water resistant by washing it in a proofing agent. Mine withstood a full on thunderstorm for over 30 minutes. In winter I use a Montane Extreme Smock which is not only really warm with only a Short Sleeve base layer top but is wa...
by Swizz69
7 May 2010, 9:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Wider caravan to come or not
Replies: 73
Views: 4849

Re: Wider caravan to come or not

... Unfortunately caravans been towed do not go slightly slower, they spend longer braking & getting up to speed, they cannot take bends anywhere near that of a car or even a lorry. So when I'm stuck behind another caravan averaging 35-40mph on national speed limit roads(non motorway) this DOES...
by Swizz69
29 Apr 2010, 10:23am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Wider caravan to come or not
Replies: 73
Views: 4849

Re: Wider caravan to come or not

Considering that quite a few caravanner's seem to think that it's fine to drive without towing mirrors - which as well as being a legal requirement and giving a view down the side of the caravan, also give the driver an appreciation of how wide the caravan behind is, those extra inches aren't going ...
by Swizz69
28 Apr 2010, 9:27am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposal for a new campaign
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Proposal for a new campaign

Pretty sure you're wrong regarding emission standards for buses - it may be the case that the offenders are older vehicles. The more recent buses run by the company I work for use 'Adblue', an additive made from pigs urine no less, which acts as a catalyst in the exhaust. And yes, they are clean, ve...
by Swizz69
21 Apr 2010, 6:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First shopping by bike, I mean Trike
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: First shopping by bike, I mean Trike

Nice one CW :wink: I do most of our shopping with bike & two big panniers. Before getting the panniers though I did a few trips using a single seat kid's trailer we bought for the youngest. The best moment was when a nice old lady popped over for a nosey at what she thought must have been a nipp...
by Swizz69
21 Apr 2010, 5:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Now this is a bike lane
Replies: 15
Views: 1409

Re: Now this is a bike lane

Looks like some near me. Exactly the right width to park a car in with no fear of it overhanging into the carriageway... :lol: :lol: :lol: Without a whiff of sarcasm, must say how surprised I am by the amount of blue sky thinking in the comments left on the newspapers websites. You know the sort - ...
by Swizz69
15 Apr 2010, 11:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Camera Mounts on handlebars
Replies: 57
Views: 3806

Re: Camera Mounts on handlebars

colclimber wrote:DIY camera mount: http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=32417

Looks good enough :)
by Swizz69
15 Apr 2010, 11:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lightweight speed
Replies: 39
Views: 1368

Re: Lightweight speed

I now know why a (very svelte) colleague can go 50 miles on a banana whereas I needed a full English and several flapjacks. I was lugging 14.5 stone of me around as well as the bike. Enjoyed a day off today, so took my 8 year old out for a tandem ride. Pulling up behind a queue of cars at around 1 ...
by Swizz69
15 Apr 2010, 1:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: LEJOG BOOK
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: LEJOG BOOK

OR AM I CRACKING UP :roll:

Thankfully for you, Google says otherwise...

...Here and here.