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by cooper_coleraine
11 Aug 2010, 6:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ball bearings for pedals
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Ball bearings for pedals

I want to replace the ball bearings in my Shimano SPD pedals. What size do I need and where can I buy them ? I have counted 2 x 13 balls. Am I right?
by cooper_coleraine
19 Jul 2010, 5:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Raleigh Randonneur bottom bracket castingW
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Raleigh Randonneur bottom bracket castingW

While cleaning the underside of the bottom bracket of my 1987 Randonneur I noticed some very small letters, not the frame number,I looked at these through a magnifying glass. They read Made in France. In my ignorance I had assumed that the frame was composed of British components. Would the lugs and...
by cooper_coleraine
18 Jul 2010, 5:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chainwheel on the left side
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Chainwheel on the left side

In a hotel in Scotland I saw a photograph of a lady in Edwardian style dress standing by a lady's cycle which had the chainwheel fitted on the lefthand side of the cycle. This has nothing to do with the photograph being reversed. Is this very unusual ? When did it become standard practice to fit the...
by cooper_coleraine
7 Jul 2010, 1:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touch up painting
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Touch up painting

i want to touch up the paintwork on 25 year old Raleigh Randonneur. I have obtained some Gun Metal Grey paint.The supplier informs me the paint is stoving paint and will not air dry. The supplier suggests that after touching up the frame should be stood in front of a heater and this should do the jo...
by cooper_coleraine
4 Jul 2010, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake hoods
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: Brake hoods

Thanks for your help. I still have not found the type I want,viz. with the cable emerging from the top of the hood as opposed to the more modern method, the cable emerges from the side of the lever and is then covered by handlebar tape.
Brian Cooper
by cooper_coleraine
1 Jul 2010, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake hoods
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Brake hoods

Can anyone advise me where I can buy black brake hoods for the Shimano Aero brakes on my 25 year old Raleigh Randonneur ? The cable comes out of the top of the hood.Many thanks
Brian
by cooper_coleraine
11 Feb 2009, 6:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 5 speed rear changer
Replies: 4
Views: 559

5 Speed rear changer

Thanks for all your helpful replies. Thanks Chris for your offer but I have a 5 speed Deore changer which I will fit following all your advice. Brian.
by cooper_coleraine
6 Feb 2009, 6:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 5 speed rear changer
Replies: 4
Views: 559

5 speed rear changer

I have a Raleigh Classic circa 1983 touring bicycle with a 5 speed block 14-28 with a Sachs Huret Duopar rear derailleur. Can I change this derailleur for a Shimano Diore which will handle my 5 speed block? Is it still possible to purchase a replacement Sachs Huret Duopar derailleur? I have had 25 y...