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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 22 Apr 2011, 9:25am

So green is the new green (again) At least its not a shopper...
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 22 Apr 2011, 9:31am

The weather's going to be spectacular - Mike has ordered it well in advance :D


We are very pleased with the new weather selection app on the iphone. We have been testing over the last few days and dialling in hot & sunny seems to have worked well - at least in the South. I think you need the premium version for the North though ;-)
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2010 Condor Fratello
1980 Peugeot Tandem
1989 MBK Aventure MTB
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1951 Raleigh Lenton Sports
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 22 Apr 2011, 12:06pm

spark303 wrote:And I know it's very green


it's a beautiful colour 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 22 Apr 2011, 8:28pm

One of the wonderful things about living and cycling in Norfolk is that not only do you not know where you are half the time, but you're not entirely sure when you are 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 22 Apr 2011, 9:04pm

i'm pleased you stuck with silver coloured mudgaurds 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 23 Apr 2011, 8:58pm

I have spent a pleasant enough but ultimately fruitless day in the garage removing the rear wheel from the Raleigh Superbe, stripping the FG hub and fitting replacement low gear, compensator and clutch springs, reassembling same and going for a test ride. The problem which triggered this burst of activity was a four speed hub which slipped in second gear, for which the recommended cure was replace springs. Has anyone got a NOS set of Sturmey Archer springs for the FG/FW hub?
Or does anyone know whether suitable stock springs can be obtained elswhere? The set I used were sold to me by a gentleman in the Veteran Cycle Club who had them manufactured as a special order, they use thinner wire than the originals and seem a bit on the gentle side. The internals of the hub look to be in good condition and I think the problem is that the low gear spring doesn't have enough oomph to push the sun pinion firmly into the dog ring for second gear.

Will have to use my trusty Raleigh with the K4 hub for tomorrow's pub lunch.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 23 Apr 2011, 9:06pm

Has anyone got a NOS set of Sturmey Archer springs for the FG/FW hub?


Have you tried Oldbiketrader? He sells reconditioned FW/FG innards (I bought one from him last year) so, presumably, has spare springs as well.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 23 Apr 2011, 10:57pm

I think you need the premium version for the North though


Whatever you did seems to have worked in the north as well - I've just returned from a week in the Lake District and the weather has been glorious. It caught me out good an' proper :shock: - I had a definite shortage of summer attire, both for cycling and walking. Got some good rides in, though on (two) bikes with err.. alternative transmission systems (interesting concept but a finnicky and delicate looking .... can't see it catching on :oops: )

I didn't see a great deal of potential for a TCT :? , despite Nicholas Crane's crossing of one of the passes (Black Sail?) on a 1930s roadster in the "Map Man" series a while ago. However, I might have persuaded my daughter that, for our next visit, taking a couple of "All Steel Bicycles" could be fun for when your calves feel like lumps of wood after the previous day's walk :!:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 24 Apr 2011, 9:54am

Off to cycle the Day 1 route of the TCT2 today. I'll check out all the hostelrys and potential tea stops on the way.
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2010 Condor Fratello
1980 Peugeot Tandem
1989 MBK Aventure MTB
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1951 Raleigh Lenton Sports
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 24 Apr 2011, 5:42pm

Had a bit of a waft out on the BSA today to give it a proper workout. Feeling inspired by Mike doing his own TCT2 today, I declare my ride a solo Tourette :oops:

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Graham, wots got no bicyclin' mates :oops:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 24 Apr 2011, 6:56pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Graham, wots got no bicyclin' mates :oops:


mine and steve's next juant is from lincoln. accross some bridlepaths and ending up at the icecream farmer's outlet and then a pint.

I'll pm you when we arrange the day :D

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 24 Apr 2011, 8:22pm

The ride on the Lenton was gorgeous perfect weather warm and sunny but with cooling breeze. Ride was 30 odd miles with a few photo stops and a pub stop- took about 3 hours in all. Happy with the route virtually traffic free even on Easter Sunday! One minor problem is the road I wanted to take through Charborough Park was marked private so I had to cycle about a mile up the main road before I could turn off. Very easy ride except for one (fortunately short) b*st*rd of a hill that I had to push up and an uphill section after the last pub stop which is worth the 3 mile freewheel back to the camp site. Here are some possible pub stops:

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Nice spot for a brew here:
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We follow and glimpse this river all the way to Blandford on NCR 25

Next pub stop The Anchor at Shapwick

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Then there is the World's End at Morden

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The bluebells were a real treat!

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Its a bit an uphill stretch to trhe Chequrs but you can drink as much as you like. Its a freewehhel all the way to the camp site.
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1971 Raleigh Mercury
2010 Condor Fratello
1980 Peugeot Tandem
1989 MBK Aventure MTB
195? Viking Severn Valley
1951 Raleigh Lenton Sports
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 24 Apr 2011, 8:38pm

there's some picturesque pubs there mike, i look forward to sampling them 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 24 Apr 2011, 9:04pm

June seems even further off now :( It's looking pretty good to me, Mike.

Tim, should we mention the fact that our TCT of 34 miles took 4 hours travelling time yesterday - and almost as much again brewing tea and sitting in a beer garden? - I did top out at 40mph at one point but there was a lot of walking too :shock: In fact the GPS gizmo told us we'd climbed 3700ft over the ride. Tired but happy :P Hopefully Tim will get the pics from Jon who had a phone which could also take pictures :? A crazy, modern world, eh?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 25 Apr 2011, 9:13am

Crikey Mike, all them pubs :shock: Hubbers shall be in his idea of heaven :mrgreen: