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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 26 Jul 2010, 10:14am

Thanks Roadsters Any colour you like! Except green :(
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 26 Jul 2010, 10:49am

Do any of you use woods valves on your roadsters (by choice, I mean, not because you happen to have them!).

Can you attach a modern track pump head to them easily? I know they're the same thread as presta but there's less of it - I wondered if there's enough for the pump head to get hold of and seal onto.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 26 Jul 2010, 10:59am

If anyoneneeds a traditional expander bolt with the conical nut at the bottom and a hex head. I had to buy a card of 6 - so I have 5 to spare. They are 8 inches long
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 26 Jul 2010, 11:00am

robc02 wrote:Do any of you use woods valves on your roadsters (by choice, I mean, not because you happen to have them!).

Can you attach a modern track pump head to them easily? I know they're the same thread as presta but there's less of it - I wondered if there's enough for the pump head to get hold of and seal onto.

Have done in the past, it was my favoured valve type. I'm now over to Presta, and using the exact same press-on pump I have for many many years. I'd say you'll have no probs at all.

Graham, wots famous for famous last words :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 26 Jul 2010, 11:01am

MikewsMITH2 wrote:Thanks Roadsters Any colour you like! Except green :(

My LBS has green, but it's a hideous pea green, like Steve's Twenty and Hubbers VeeDub camper. Can grab some for you if you're feeling Holly deserves such disgustingness :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 26 Jul 2010, 11:23am

Can grab some for you if you're feeling Holly deserves such disgustingness :wink:

Thanks Graham but no. I've just ordered a pair of white brake cables and a white SA cable. Is this the equivalent of white stilettos? My wife wants her to have white mudguards, I'm thinking the same green as the frame. Any votes? Any news on the chrome bits Graham?
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 26 Jul 2010, 12:17pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:
Can grab some for you if you're feeling Holly deserves such disgustingness :wink:

Thanks Graham but no. I've just ordered a pair of white brake cables and a white SA cable. Is this the equivalent of white stilettos? My wife wants her to have white mudguards, I'm thinking the same green as the frame. Any votes? Any news on the chrome bits Graham?

Shiny black mudguards with white wall tyres 8)

Chromey stuff should be completed this week, if it starts behaving itself :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 26 Jul 2010, 1:35pm

Shiny black mudguards with white wall tyres 8)


GRRRRRRRRRRR :twisted: Nobody does whitewall tyres in 16" 349 unless you count Schwalbe Marathons/Bromptons with reflective bands! There's someone offering £60 for a pair of used white tyres. I think she should have white tyres really (definitely like white stillettos!)

Of course they make them in 20" for the horrible Raleigh shopper things :evil:

I'm getting the guards painted green initially as only the paint sprayer can do this (he has the paint!) plus he's only charging me a tenner and that includes media blasting (which one of them really needs). And if I don't like it I can always spray them black, white or silver myself afterwards. We'll see! If I don't like the green, I'm fancying a pearlescent white or a really high gloss silver as they ought to be chrome really.

Chrome stuff by the end of the week would be perfect as I'm hoping to be building Holly this weekend. Hopefully all the bits and pieces I'ver ordered should arrive by then. :D
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 26 Jul 2010, 3:44pm

robc02 wrote:Do any of you use woods valves on your roadsters (by choice, I mean, not because you happen to have them!).

Can you attach a modern track pump head to them easily? I know they're the same thread as presta but there's less of it - I wondered if there's enough for the pump head to get hold of and seal onto.


I have some on the Rudge, to keep it looking original :oops: You can use a track pump with a lever type head, but you'll need one of those little brass presta to schraeder adaptors (only a quid or so from the LBS) otherwise the pump head will not go on far enough onto the woods valve to seal. If you've a screw-on type presta head there'll be no problem.
Steve

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 26 Jul 2010, 5:57pm

Greybeard wrote:I have some on the Rudge, to keep it looking original :oops:


you're going to be really quite dangerous now you've got more time on your hands. :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 26 Jul 2010, 6:31pm

You guys (well Tim) wanted some photos:

There's this:

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And this:

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Also this:

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This is quite nice:

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And I love these:

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This is very much sought after:

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This very modern but nice all the same:

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These are the best you can get:

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But I think this has had a hard life!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 26 Jul 2010, 9:00pm

very nice mike. brooks ought to make white saddles i reckon.
i look forward to seeing it in the metal in sept. 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 26 Jul 2010, 9:14pm

hubgearfreak wrote:brooks ought to make white saddles i reckon.


They do! http://www.leatherbicyclesaddles.co.uk/ ... 1573-p.asp
Silly money though!

Looks fantastic Mike, I'm dead jealous of how everybody is steaming along! The Triumph is still at the sand-still stage!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 26 Jul 2010, 9:22pm

Roadstersrevenge wrote:Silly money though!


you're not kidding. :shock:
and i think that particular chape is for people who value speed over comfort, and youngsters :lol: