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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 24 Jan 2011, 4:29pm

Isn't cheese getting expensive :roll:

Well not as expensive as chrome manganase apparently!
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 24 Jan 2011, 4:43pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Isn't cheese getting expensive :roll:


it is - best to portion it Caerphilly

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 24 Jan 2011, 4:44pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:
Isn't cheese getting expensive :roll:

Well not as expensive as chrome manganase apparently!

I don't have anything made from manganase, apparently you can get salmonella from it :shock:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 24 Jan 2011, 4:45pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:Isn't cheese getting expensive :roll:


it is - best to portion it Caerphilly

I changed my mind, I'm not going to kill myself......

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 24 Jan 2011, 5:01pm

I don't have anything made from manganase, apparently you can get salmonella from it :shock:


Manganase superoxide dismultase is responsible for the detoxification of reactive oxygen species in the mitochondria, so I'd get some if I were you.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 24 Jan 2011, 5:06pm

i'm not going to be the only one on graham's hitlist :mrgreen:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 24 Jan 2011, 5:19pm

Greybeard wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:Looks like it's destined to be nowt more than unidentified Frankenbike. What a way to end it's life - anonymous :(


Not at all. That's how Christine got her name - I haven't a clue who made the frame, only that they got it right.
I reckon you've got the makings of a 'Mary' there - as in Shelley. (Did you see what I did there? The first name of the author of Fra...... Oh. Forget it then :? )

Steve (wot's only trying to help :oops: )

Ok, it's your fault :evil:

"Christine" inspired me to build the 'James' into a "Path Racer" but alas being a shoddy Raleigh frame it rode like a pedal-powered coal-burning Rayburn :| I reconfigured said bike into a ordinary plain vanilla upright 'light' roadster, and it was like a Rayburn with wind resistance.

So that means Frankenbike will need a full ground-up restoration to become my second attempt at a "Christine" :|

Still, at least I already know it rides like an absolute dream :roll:

This time I'm ditching the heavy steel hub brakes and going with calipers. It's going to be entirely black with no chrome or shiny metal at all. The only other colour will be gold pin-striping and lug lining. I'm having it wet sprayed and lacquered as I find powder coating, though durable, a little flat and boring. This thing will gleam.

I've been right through the BSA catalogues and have found some beautiful sports bikes from the 30s with the identical lazy angles, so I shall copy one of them. Gears will be Sturmey, but in the form of the c1906 Type X I've been saving for something special (the BSA three-speed hub was a Type X made under license right up til the 50s, so it's entirely appropriate). Mudguards will be utilised for practicality, and will be lightweight black celluloid jobs (if I can source them).

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Etc...

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 24 Jan 2011, 5:20pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:
I don't have anything made from manganase, apparently you can get salmonella from it :shock:


Manganase superoxide dismultase is responsible for the detoxification of reactive oxygen species in the mitochondria, so I'd get some if I were you.

Oh, I thought you meant mayonnaise :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 24 Jan 2011, 5:29pm

I like the bottom one and love those funky stems. I bet even Madgetts don't have one of those in stock. That chainset looks suspiciously like it has c*tter pins :twisted: though.
Are you sure it "rides like a dream" when I was a kid everyone knew what BSA stands for..."Bl**dy Sore *rse :evil:
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 24 Jan 2011, 5:31pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:when I was a kid everyone knew what BSA stands for..."Bl**dy Sore *rse :evil:


the lower picture - has it got a perforated seattube? if so, you may well be right :shock:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 24 Jan 2011, 5:33pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:I like the bottom one and love those funky stems. I bet even Madgetts don't have one of those in stock. That chainset looks suspiciously like it has c*tter pins :twisted: though.

It shall be cotterless :mrgreen:

The handlebars shall be those Lafterwotsits. And I bet I can get one of them stems :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 24 Jan 2011, 5:35pm

hubgearfreak wrote:simply fill the tube with oil (after plugging the bottom) and measure the volume required to fill it.
measure it's diameter and length to work out it's outside volume and subtract the volume of oil.

this will give you what the average wall thickness is along it's entire length.


We'd need a temperaure controlled environment though to ensure a high degree of accuracy in the calculations (in best adenoidal voice) :wink:
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 24 Jan 2011, 5:38pm

And I bet I can get one of them stems :wink:

We'll see
(he probably already has one in his junk pile :wink:)
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 24 Jan 2011, 5:38pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:
And I bet I can get one of them stems :wink:

We'll see
(he probably already has one in his junk pile :wink:)

:twisted:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 24 Jan 2011, 5:40pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:
And I bet I can get one of them stems :wink:

We'll see
(he probably already has one in his junk pile :wink:)


If he don't, I probably will. They do vary in size though - I had to make one for the Rover from scratch

Steve