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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 18 Mar 2011, 11:07pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:I'm busying myself by cleansing the garage of all cottered crap


don't scrap them, please :shock:

For the last 5 weeks I've been putting it up on the TCT site at low "mates rates", and anything left after a week has been going on fleabay with the uninteresting modern cr@p at 2 to 3 times the price. There's been over 50 bits so far, cottered cranksets for a fiver, dyno/gear hubs, Mafac brakes, "NOS" rubber roadster pedals, stainless westwood rims... Next lot will be going up on Sunday. Half of it's ended up in Japan and America so far, even Mexico!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 18 Mar 2011, 11:12pm

you've got a shop :shock: thanks. i'll keep a close eye on the OBS this sunday :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 19 Mar 2011, 8:50am

GrahamNR17 wrote:
hubgearfreak wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:, stainless westwood rims...!



*groans*

I've been after some of those for longer than I can remember - and I scour the for sale section here daily!

Is it you selling the Westrick rims on fleabay at the moment? I was about to bid on them.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 19 Mar 2011, 9:02am

Roadstersrevenge wrote:*groans*

I've been after some of those for longer than I can remember - and I scour the for sale section here daily!

Is it you selling the Westrick rims on fleabay at the moment? I was about to bid on them.

I rarely put anything olde worlde in the For Sale section on here :oops: The fleabay ones aren't mine, that sort of stuff never makes it as far as fleabay. I'll put your name on this set so you'll have first dibs.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 19 Mar 2011, 10:59am

Yes please!!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 19 Mar 2011, 12:41pm

Second hand stainless rims: possibly my experience is not typical but I have purchased two pairs (ebay) which look fine but the front wheels are not completely circular. So the rim brakes snatch as the wheel rotates. It is very difficult to pick up this fault without the rim on a wheel and the wheel in a truing jig. Probably been ridden into a granite kerb in the 1950s! I am in the process of fitting a hub brake to one roadster front wheel just so I can keep the rims as a pair. I hope you have better luck than me Tim.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 19 Mar 2011, 1:19pm

steve browne wrote:Second hand stainless rims: possibly my experience is not typical but I have purchased two pairs (ebay) which look fine but the front wheels are not completely circular. So the rim brakes snatch as the wheel rotates. It is very difficult to pick up this fault without the rim on a wheel and the wheel in a truing jig. Probably been ridden into a granite kerb in the 1950s! I am in the process of fitting a hub brake to one roadster front wheel just so I can keep the rims as a pair. I hope you have better luck than me Tim.

I wonder how much this tells us about your wheel building skills :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 19 Mar 2011, 2:40pm

For the last 5 weeks I've been putting it up on the TCT site at low "mates rates"


I've put your site as one of my speed-dials. I promise to check it often!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 19 Mar 2011, 2:54pm

just checked it! Can I have dibs on the Rudge Mudguards, one, possibly both of the FG hubs, and both sets of rims please!

right, must go and sell my mother now..

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 19 Mar 2011, 2:57pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:
steve browne wrote:Second hand stainless rims: possibly my experience is not typical but I have purchased two pairs (ebay) which look fine but the front wheels are not completely circular. So the rim brakes snatch as the wheel rotates. It is very difficult to pick up this fault without the rim on a wheel and the wheel in a truing jig. Probably been ridden into a granite kerb in the 1950s! I am in the process of fitting a hub brake to one roadster front wheel just so I can keep the rims as a pair. I hope you have better luck than me Tim.

I wonder how much this tells us about your wheel building skills :lol:


Steve, you should ignore such taunts 8) . You have my support here. It can indeed be difficult to build a really good wheel with a second hand rim - and rim brakes are not at all tolerant of wobbly, dented or otherwise imperfect rims. I have managed to knock out the worst of a ripple in the braking surface, almost certainly the result of hitting a curb or pothole, but it can still be felt when braking. The worst problem is when there is a "flat" on the rim covering just a couple of spoke holes - impossible to get rid of by spoke tension alone.

Anyway, it makes hub brakes look ever more attractive - especially on old roadsters as some models had them originally.

I've got a couple of project involving hub brakes on the go - my lady's Royal Enfield with rod operated ones, and a more modern "bitsa" based on a Raleigh Routier frame and SA Elite hubs. I'll be posting photos when there's something worth showing. :)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 21 Mar 2011, 5:36pm

Apols for no OBS listing yesterday, I got carried away with my TCT2 bike :oops:

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Still unsure about the mudguards. They might look better in black if I go for an upright roadster look, or polished alu if a more sporty look. Can't decide yet.


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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 21 Mar 2011, 6:01pm

Looks lovely! :D And there was me thinking the Raleigh was what you'd be bringing.

I was looking at some stuff about BSA and in particular the Paratrooper bikes only this morning as I heard the Pashley Tuberider was based on it. My golly, the prices of some of them though! :shock:
ToggleChain Tourist - http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 21 Mar 2011, 6:04pm

corshamjim wrote:Looks lovely! :D And there was me thinking the Raleigh was what you'd be bringing.

I was looking at some stuff about BSA and in particular the Paratrooper bikes only this morning as I heard the Pashley Tuberider was based on it. My golly, the prices of some of them though! :shock:

I'd happily kill for a BSA paratrooper bike :shock: There's one comes along on our VCC meets each month, and I swear it's one of the prettiest shaped bikes I've ever seen. The lines are just gorgeous 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 21 Mar 2011, 6:26pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Still unsure about the mudguards. They might look better in black if I go for an upright roadster look, or polished alu if a more sporty look. Can't decide yet.


'Slooking good. Definitely black mudguards though - much more distinguished. And for goodness sake, please fit a proper BSA chainwheel :roll:

Steve :wink: