togglechaintour bikes

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 27 Feb 2010, 2:18am

chris667 wrote:I quite like the idea of a mountain bike now.



that's a cracking plan. there aren't enough 3speed ATBs about..outside of norwich that is :roll: :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 27 Feb 2010, 4:10pm

hubgearfreak wrote:graham, my hub, like yours i imagine, has been sat around doing nothing for a couple of decades, so the grease will be dried up.

Dismantled mine to a pile of parts today, grease was perfect. It's the sticky sort which is superb stuff, never seen that dried out yet. I also note I have the updated pawls arrangement on the pinion cage. This must be on the cusp of the Taiwanese purchase. What year is yours? Would be interested to nail-down when the redesign happened :D

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 27 Feb 2010, 4:45pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:What year is yours? Would be interested to nail-down when the redesign happened :D


you're getting geekier by the minute :lol:
anyhow, rear - 07/97 front 04/88

i do hope that the strip down and reassebly of an AB is appearing on youtube real soon? :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 27 Feb 2010, 4:48pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:What year is yours? Would be interested to nail-down when the redesign happened :D


you're getting geekier by the minute :lol:
anyhow, rear - 07/97 front 04/88

i do hope that the strip down and reassebly of an AB is appearing on youtube real soon? :wink:

S'already there :roll:

http://www.youtube.com/GrahamNR17

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 27 Feb 2010, 4:55pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:S'already there :roll: http://www.youtube.com/GrahamNR17


i've seen that one, so it's the same for an AB? 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 27 Feb 2010, 5:03pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:S'already there :roll: http://www.youtube.com/GrahamNR17


i've seen that one, so it's the same for an AB? 8)

There are 7 videos on my channel, you need to click the "see all" link to view a list of all seven. There's a new one up there called Hub gear with brake - additional procedures

Look... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uu46_kgVvs
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 27 Feb 2010, 5:07pm

that's me being slow then :oops: , sorry & thanks :mrgreen:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby random37 » 1 Mar 2010, 6:30pm

Well, I have just built my togglechaintour bike.

It is a single speed, based around a Raleigh Michigan. Looks a bit racy at the moment, but I will be fitting mudguards, front/rear racks, cables and a chain tomorrow.

Arai hub brake and a BMX freewheel at the back, Sachs VT3000 in the front. I have no idea what the rims are, but they're very solid. Feels nice, although I haven't actually ridden it anywhere yet.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 1 Mar 2010, 6:48pm

pics please chris 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby whoops » 1 Mar 2010, 7:08pm

"I wouldn't fancy toying with that hill" :roll:[/quote]

R2. that was terrible! Why come out with such Fritholous remarks?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby random37 » 2 Mar 2010, 7:18pm

hubgearfreak wrote:pics please chris 8)


Happy to oblige. Excuse the multiple photos and mess!
Will sort a new chain, chainset and BB before I can use it, as well as a front mudguard and some sort of prettification.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 2 Mar 2010, 10:29pm

I accidentally bought another bike today :oops: I cycled to work, as I do each day, and there at the end of a driveway was a lonely looking Raleigh Courier with a big sign saying "£20" round it's skinny little neck :shock: I think I wore a bald patch on my back tyre as I skidded to a halt :| I paid the price, worth it for the AG hub alone (been after one for a strip/build/repair video)

Soooooo, I'm slowly building up a stock of loaner bikes for the TCT :roll:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 2 Mar 2010, 11:48pm

that's great chris, what's the age of the frame, c.1990 at a guess? :D

graham, i don't know what a courier is, and for someone who can make educational films, your lack of camera work is shocking :lol:

i looked up raleigh courier in google images, and it wasn't clear, but i did find this. if only that collection was in the garage, eh?
obviously, only three are any use:roll:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 3 Mar 2010, 8:09am

hubgearfreak wrote:graham, i don't know what a courier is, and for someone who can make educational films, your lack of camera work is shocking :lol:

Good point, well made :oops:
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby random37 » 3 Mar 2010, 9:42am

hubgearfreak wrote:that's great chris, what's the age of the frame, c.1990 at a guess? :D


Probably about that. I'm no snob, but it is from quite a depressing point in Raleigh's existence, so it might be changed before the event if something becomes available. It's really, really crudely built but I like it. 8)

I wanted to put my Karrimor front rack on it, but no dice, it doesn't have eyelets. I'm going to use that basket support to mount some sort of platform or basket, not sure what though. Any ideas for suitable items within my budget of nothing?