togglechaintour bikes

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robc02
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 24 Jan 2011, 5:50pm

I had to make one for the Rover from scratch


Ooooh, how interesting! :o

What did you make it out of? You don't happen to know a supplier of CroMo steel suitable for the purpose do you?

I 'd like to be able to make an ahead stem that looks slim and elegant to match a steel frame. Such things have been made in the past, but no sooner had threadless headsets been accepted, frames became "chunkier" and the stems were made to match. Slim ahead stems are very few and far between.

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Greybeard
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 24 Jan 2011, 6:06pm

Nothing fancy Rob - just drawn steel tube just like wot they had in 1909 :wink:

I have made a stem extender for the shopper from parts of an old raleigh racer frame - it all depends on what's kicking around.

On a different topic altogether, this is what I spent my weekend doing.....
http://www.humberships.org.uk/latest-ne ... rhaul.html

I've already tracked down three brand new genuine pistons and matching liners :P Just a set of big end shells to find now :roll:

Steve (wot likes his projects to be like his wimmin - big, dirty and dangerous :wink: )

PS - I told you that the beard was coming on :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 24 Jan 2011, 6:13pm

Greybeard wrote:Steve (wot likes his projects to be like his wimmin - big, dirty and dangerous :wink: )

Ewww, that's just wrong :shock:

...but you do live in 'ull, so beggers can't be choosers I spose :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 24 Jan 2011, 6:25pm

hey up, Graham.
I've found you a real solid-tyred safety bicycle :wink:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1920s-CHILDS-BICY ... 43a48bdbad

Steve :roll:

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hubgearfreak
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 24 Jan 2011, 6:27pm

robc02 wrote:You don't happen to know a supplier of CroMo steel suitable for the purpose do you?


is this any use rob?

http://www.framebuilding.com/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 24 Jan 2011, 6:28pm

Greybeard wrote:hey up, Graham.
I've found you a real solid-tyred safety bicycle :wink:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1920s-CHILDS-BICY ... 43a48bdbad

Steve :roll:

I've never liked you :|

robc02
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 24 Jan 2011, 6:55pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
robc02 wrote:You don't happen to know a supplier of CroMo steel suitable for the purpose do you?


is this any use rob?

http://www.framebuilding.com/


Thanks. They do lugged stem kits for 1 1/8 steerers but not 1 inch. Nevertheless, they might be able to supply some of the parts. I shall be getting various braze ons and forkends for one of my projects from them.

Alternatively, I might be able to something with cut up too-long-for-me quill stems. :twisted:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 24 Jan 2011, 7:08pm

robc02 wrote: I might be able to something with cut up too-long-for-me quill stems. :twisted:


i could do with a long one rob, have you got a photo? :oops:

seriously, i want a 1" quill stem that's tall

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 25 Jan 2011, 10:26am

seriously, i want a 1" quill stem that's tall


I was thinking "long" as in forward reach. All the stems I have are just standard height.

There are stem extenders available. Try this page:

http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/products/tech/stems/accessories/


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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby PW » 25 Jan 2011, 3:51pm

Don't know if anyone's interested but there's an old chap on Cyclechat Cafe wanting to sell his 1952 Rudge Clubman so it can be restored........

Don't shoot me I'm only the (unpaid) messenger. :mrgreen:
If at first you don't succeed - cheat!!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 25 Jan 2011, 4:22pm

PW wrote:Don't know if anyone's interested but there's an old chap on Cyclechat Cafe wanting to sell his 1952 Rudge Clubman so it can be restored........

Don't shoot me I'm only the (unpaid) messenger. :mrgreen:

:shock: How very dare you :shock:

I alerady have a Clubman, so I don't need to get all hot and bothered 8) I would urge someone to have it though, they are a delight to ride :mrgreen:

That said, there's a chap in the same thread looking for a home for a pair of 50s roadsters - he's based in Yorkshire. Maybe one of our Yorkshire brethren could act as a rescue home/distribution point for such unwanted things :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 25 Jan 2011, 6:52pm

It's no good, I can't do it :cry:

...I'm genetically incapable of owning a bike that's in a neglected state :( How the hell am I ever going to have a bike that I don't care about, will use in any conditions, and won't worry about leaving in the bike shed at work that's routinely battered by numpty fork lift drivers :(

Graham, wots stripping the BSA 'Frankenbike' for a full new paintjob and wots plannin' somethin' speshul :(

PS: Anyone got a small frame wot doesn't matter :oops:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 25 Jan 2011, 7:06pm

I think the trick is to get a bike which is a bit unpleasant to ride. My Dahon folder is like that - mildly uncomfortable, a horrible pasty blue colour, and already a bit wrecked having been kept by its previous owner on a boat. Oh and to cap it all it has a derailleur. I would see if I could replace that with a hub gear, but it would still be rather awful even then so I can't be bothered.
ToggleChain Tourist - http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 25 Jan 2011, 7:16pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:PS: Anyone got a small frame wot doesn't matter :oops:


Item number: 280619247514 :wink: