togglechaintour bikes

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 25 Jan 2011, 7:18pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:PS: Anyone got a small frame wot doesn't matter :oops:


Item number: 280619247514 :wink:

You disgusting pervert :evil:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 25 Jan 2011, 7:20pm

you're after a bike that you can't love, nor want to restore or modify...isn't an R20 perfect? :P

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 25 Jan 2011, 7:22pm

corshamjim wrote:I think the trick is to get a bike which is a bit unpleasant to ride. My Dahon folder is like that - mildly uncomfortable, a horrible pasty blue colour, and already a bit wrecked having been kept by its previous owner on a boat. Oh and to cap it all it has a derailleur. I would see if I could replace that with a hub gear, but it would still be rather awful even then so I can't be bothered.

You're totally right. It's all in the ride. It should be dreadful. I have an old folding bike (a non-make Chinese job) that ticks all the boxes for ugliness, appalling ride, and dedanglers. I was going to junk it, but maybe I won't. I do need a chunk of a Raleigh frame to make it fit, though.

Does anyone remember me asking if they have a Raleigh frame they'd cut the seat tube from for me, so I can make a taller saddle stem for the folder? Well, I'm back to needing it :oops:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 25 Jan 2011, 7:24pm

hubgearfreak wrote:you're after a bike that you can't love, nor want to restore or modify...isn't an R20 perfect? :P

Yes, in many ways. But by it's very nature, I will be seen on it. I don't have many standards, but the ones I do have I need to maintain :oops:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby random37 » 25 Jan 2011, 7:48pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:PS: Anyone got a small frame wot doesn't matter :oops:


I still have that Arena...

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 25 Jan 2011, 7:53pm

chris667 wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:PS: Anyone got a small frame wot doesn't matter :oops:


I still have that Arena...

Ride it for a week for me. if you declare it to be the most hideous bike you've ever experienced and you are overcome with a desire to smash it to bits with a brick, then I'll have it :mrgreen:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 25 Jan 2011, 8:03pm

PW wrote:Don't know if anyone's interested but there's an old chap on Cyclechat Cafe wanting to sell his 1952 Rudge Clubman so it can be restored........

Don't shoot me I'm only the (unpaid) messenger. :mrgreen:



uuuuuuggggghhhh... Must... resist... temptation....

I have a 1953 Clubman already, but it's a Humber.. I've been wanting a Rudge for ages to complete my set of RI bikes. I'm not registered on cyclechat however!

*Edit*
Made it to Ireland btw, Dad's not in a good way, but still with us physically at least. I'll hopefully be able to post a bit more now that the move is done.. Chris, I'm so sorry I never got back to you with photo's, frame is here with me, was half tempted by Mikes rims for it, as I have a *cough* spare FM hub I could have chucked into it.. I have all the components for that bike, just no rims!

Starting the Superbe Restoration shortly, think I may also do my Humber "Sports" at the same time as I may get a deal from the sprayer!

Take care!
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 25 Jan 2011, 9:05pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Does anyone remember me asking if they have a Raleigh frame they'd cut the seat tube from for me


no, but i've got a '91 chiltern that i lent to a friend, who then "collided with an*" alfa romeo. steve's had the headtube, but the rest is still here 8)

*bbc talk for got knocked off by :?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 25 Jan 2011, 9:18pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:Does anyone remember me asking if they have a Raleigh frame they'd cut the seat tube from for me


no, but i've got a '91 chiltern that i lent to a friend, who then "collided with an*" alfa romeo. steve's had the headtube, but the rest is still here 8)

*bbc talk for got knocked off by :?

Not that gorgeous black one? :shock:

Well I'd be happy to give a chunk of the seat tube a home on a very ugly folder :shock:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 25 Jan 2011, 9:45pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Not that gorgeous black one? :shock:


it had probably done 20 miles & stored dry for 25 years when i got it. £30 locally. but it was blue.

anyway, you're welcome to any bit of it you want 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 26 Jan 2011, 11:47am

I am trying to get my five speed wheel sorted using as little money as possible. As well as bursting through the alloy shell, this S5.2 mechanism has one of the early type axles which won't retain bottom gear convincingly. I purchased one of the newer 5-Star hubs off ebay, knowing it only had 28 holes but guessing (wrongly) that I could fit the innards into a 36 spoked wheel with an AW hub. The low gear ratchet on the AW hub shell is much narrower than on the 5-Star hub. The low gear pawls on the fancy new hub are too close to the centre line of the bike and fail to engage with the ratchet in the hub shell. I therefore can't get the lower two gears.

If anyone has a 36 hole 5-Star hub shell they would consider swapping for my shiny 28 hole one I'd be very interested. Or one of the later S5.2 axles? My other plan is to drill an extra eight spoke holes and probably use a crowsfoot spoke pattern to try and conceal what I've done! I fear the hub shell may be a bit tough to drill. Feeling somewhat defeated. Time to come in from the cold garage.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 26 Jan 2011, 11:54am

rjb wrote:Here's a new hobby for you roadside brewers. Couple of coke cans.
Coke can stove.JPG


That's really neat rjb, but can you HEAR it working? I think the post brew silence adds something to one's appreciation of the tea!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 26 Jan 2011, 4:08pm

Steve, you could have a go at corshamjim's XL-RD5(W) he's dispensing with.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 26 Jan 2011, 6:04pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:Steve, you could have a go at corshamjim's XL-RD5(W) he's dispensing with.


I guess you could make quite a nice little stove out of it, yes. :D

Seriously, if anyone wants the innards, give me a shout. I can't give you the shell though as it's built in to my wheel (and will get it's new X-RD3 innards on Saturday).
ToggleChain Tourist - http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 27 Jan 2011, 7:05pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
robc02 wrote: I might be able to something with cut up too-long-for-me quill stems. :twisted:


i could do with a long one rob, have you got a photo? :oops:

seriously, i want a 1" quill stem that's tall



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