togglechaintour bikes

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 28 Aug 2011, 9:23am

Grumpy Nurse wrote:I fully expect scorn and disdain for using bearings that don't involve using a hammer and chisel to take out.

Woops!

Not from me :wink: I yate cotters :evil:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 28 Aug 2011, 9:24am

Edwards wrote:
MikewsMITH2 wrote: Is your bike a Raleigh by any chance?


Shh do not let Graham hear this and Raleigh threads. :wink:

I have a cure :D and it doesn't even involve heavy hammers, angle grinders and a big skip :mrgreen:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 28 Aug 2011, 10:47am

robc02 wrote:I feel the need to point out that your chainring is fitted incorrectly :mrgreen:


i prefer unconventionally to incorrectly. :wink:

it's to do with chainline & using a bb i found that fittted, rather than buying new.

if i could only have one bike, it'd be the galaxy. it cost me under £30* whilst also decluttering the garage

*excluding saddlebag :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 28 Aug 2011, 4:09pm

Crowsfoot spoking...

http://www.terminalvelocity.demon.co.uk ... 0spoke.htm

If anyone builds one of these I'd be interested in the spoke lengths for an AW hub into a 27x 1 1/4" rim. Any exotic spoke patterns out there for the 32 hole front wheel?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 28 Aug 2011, 7:09pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Great bikes, great company, great scenery - does life get any better? :mrgreen:


Only when there are few more togglers around, Graham :wink:

Stevve (wots looking for'ard to the next tour)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 28 Aug 2011, 7:57pm

Some nice pictures here.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Grumpy Nurse » 28 Aug 2011, 8:22pm

Got the bottom bracket in using a length of steel piping on the end of the adjustable spanner. Not the most elegant solution and I do not want to ever have to take the left hand side one out. I imagine that will involve stripping down the bike, a vice, using the frame as a lever and lots of swearing.

A sense of accomplishment, none the less.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 30 Aug 2011, 12:45pm

I've discovered a fatal flaw in my plan to use Dia Compe Guidonnet brake levers with my drum brakes, and that is that to fit the cable to the lever, I need to thread it through the small cup-shaped part which joins the cable outer to the brake lever body. The Sturmey-Archer cable has a nipple fixed to both ends though (barrel shaped at the lever end and pear shaped at the drum brake end) so I can't thread it through.

So... what is the best thing for me to do? Should I use a solderless pear nipple like this one?:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/clarks-solde ... h-prod8145

or is there some more reliable way to join two lengths of brake cable, or something else I'm missing? Is fitting a nipple on the end of a brake cable something my lbs should be able to do for me?
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 30 Aug 2011, 12:47pm

corshamjim wrote:I've discovered a fatal flaw in my plan to use Dia Compe Guidonnet brake levers with my drum brakes, and that is that to fit the cable to the lever, I need to thread it through the small cup-shaped part which joins the cable outer to the brake lever body. The Sturmey-Archer cable has a nipple fixed to both ends though (barrel shaped at the lever end and pear shaped at the drum brake end) so I can't thread it through without.

So... what is the best thing for me to do? Should I use a solderless pear nipple like this one?:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/clarks-solde ... h-prod8145

or is there some more reliable way to join two lengths of brake cable, or something else I'm missing? Is fitting a nipple on the end of a brake cable something my lbs should be able to do for me?

Use a Sturmey Archer barrel at the drum end. I have some if required :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 30 Aug 2011, 12:57pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Use a Sturmey Archer barrel at the drum end. I have some if required :wink:


That's super, thanks Graham. yhpm
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 30 Aug 2011, 12:58pm

corshamjim wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:Use a Sturmey Archer barrel at the drum end. I have some if required :wink:


That's super, thanks Graham. yhpm

I'll drop 'em in the post this evening if I get home in time, failing that it'll be in the morning :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 30 Aug 2011, 1:10pm

corshamjim wrote:I've discovered a fatal flaw in my plan to use Dia Compe Guidonnet brake levers with my drum brakes, and that is that to fit the cable to the lever, I need to thread it through the small cup-shaped part which joins the cable outer to the brake lever body. The Sturmey-Archer cable has a nipple fixed to both ends though (barrel shaped at the lever end and pear shaped at the drum brake end) so I can't thread it through.

So... what is the best thing for me to do? Should I use a solderless pear nipple like this one?:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/clarks-solde ... h-prod8145

or is there some more reliable way to join two lengths of brake cable, or something else I'm missing? Is fitting a nipple on the end of a brake cable something my lbs should be able to do for me?


Jim, as Graham says, the SA barrel or Pinch Bolt is the way to do it. If Graham can't find any you want part number HSK715.

I don't know your particular levers, but standard pull drop bar levers barely pull enough cable for SA drums. I tried some and found that I could pull the rear brake lever right to the bar quite easily even with the shoes adjusted very close to the drum. The front was a bit better. In the end I bought some Tektro RL520 levers (for drop bars and V=brakes) and all was well.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 30 Aug 2011, 1:26pm

Thanks Rob. I'll give these a go and bear that in mind. I think these under-drop levers can be positioned so they will have plenty of travel so I'm fairly optimistic.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 30 Aug 2011, 4:25pm

corshamjim wrote:Thanks Rob. I'll give these a go and bear that in mind. I think these under-drop levers can be positioned so they will have plenty of travel so I'm fairly optimistic.


Good. Let us know how you get on and please post a picture. I know everyone will be glad to see another drop bar bike on here. :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby littleman » 31 Aug 2011, 11:54am

Addendum....................

Just a tiny voice in the crowd. But I posted a short time ago that I'd ordered my first bike since adolescence - A Pashley -"Parabike".................. Well - an update to say I've just been informed by the LBS that it's ready for collection - Whoo-hoo! It has taken almost 7 weeks since my order, and now it's here that's perhaps not so bad? - but having been told officially four, but almost certainly just the three. I must admit I got a bit "grumpy" at the eventual wait.
Anyhoo .......... going to pick it up early this afternoon, first stop is a visit to my mate Mick - who was a big cyclist, and as a senior became something of a "tour de force" on the local competitive scene. Although unable to ride anymore (at any effective level) he's taken the pish out of me since we were kids - and this just seems like a great opportunity to allow him to do so again.
Pic's to follow [begging everyone's indulgence].

Cheers all...................