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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By alecw35
I had said in my original post that I had sent...

I had said in my original post that I had sent questions to 2 ebay shops and to two bikeshop websites.
Ive looked on Hozans website too.


As I want to fit the cyclo head onto my unbranded tool...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By alecw35
Oh would it? Its been ages since I did any...

Oh would it? Its been ages since I did any machining work.
But how long can it take to measure the part. Then fit it in the lathe. then set the cutting tool. then run it along a couple times. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 01:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 247
Posted By alecw35
I used to work in a large bike shop. They sold a...

I used to work in a large bike shop. They sold a hybrid bike, some models of that had hub gears and hub brakes. The tyres were very tight on the rims. So if one of those come back in to repair a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By alecw35
Er....I have seen the ebay adverts for the tools....

Er....I have seen the ebay adverts for the tools.
Also looked on Hozans website.


They aren't helpful at all.


I am wanting to fit the Cyclo Spoke thread rolling head to the spoke...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By alecw35
spoke threading machine

Hey I got an old Spoke threading machine, on ebay.
It kinda reminds me of a Singer sewing machine. Black cast iron frame, with wooden wheel to turn the shaft.
Its got a 15g thread die.


Im...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-02-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 90,578
Posted By alecw35
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c296/Alecw35/017...

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c296/Alecw35/017-1.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Alecw35/media/017-1.jpg.html)
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-05-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By alecw35
Thanks for the advice. I have 20"...

Thanks for the advice.

I have 20" suspension forks with disc mounts.
I have a disc brake mount to fit on the rear of the frame.

I do also realise that the Twenty is an old 3 speed bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-05-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By alecw35
Oh I didn't know that wheels like that were made....

Oh I didn't know that wheels like that were made.
Tho they are not disc hubs.
So Id be stuck using long reach sidepull calipers that are rubbish.

Also I don't have 70 spend on this bike
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-05-16, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By alecw35
Wheel building tips

Hey I plan to build a pair of wheels for a Raleigh Twenty project.

Vuelta Airline erto 406 aero rims that I got off a Raleigh Max at the scrap yard.
A pair of disc/cassette hubs.

I want...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-02-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By alecw35
My stowaway also has Twenty on it. I think its...

My stowaway also has Twenty on it. I think its just the name Raleigh use on the folding version.
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-02-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By alecw35
that's a good bike

that's a good bike
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-22-14, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By alecw35
I've took apart low end forks. Had a 1/4" socket...

I've took apart low end forks. Had a 1/4" socket drive handle with 2 or 3 extension pieces, and an adaptor to fit the allen bit. The fork legs from the fork crown, go into the lower legs, a few...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-14-14, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,692
Posted By alecw35
cool bike. Ive modified some kids bikes, and...

cool bike. Ive modified some kids bikes, and rode them.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-28-14, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By alecw35
I have used 1" threaded forks, then 1 1/8" forks...

I have used 1" threaded forks, then 1 1/8" forks in a MTB frame. I got the frame with no forks. So just fitted 1" forks with some headset bits I had.

I think some BMXs had 1" threaded steerers...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-28-14, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By alecw35
Ive got a bike with those Altus parts on. There...

Ive got a bike with those Altus parts on. There ok.
As said by others theres plastic caps in the hole on the cranks. These pop off, with a slim screwdriver or something, between the alloy arm...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-18-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By alecw35
Brake calipers come in various styles and sizes. ...

Brake calipers come in various styles and sizes. Some may not be able to attach to your frame or fork.

If its side pull brakes you have. If they've got a number on them, either on the front,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-18-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By alecw35
Radial spoke wheels

Hi folks.

I've got a Bratz lowrider type of bike. It's got chrome hubs, 48 radial chrome spokes, to chrome steel rims.
The rims are rusty, and the brakes aren't very good on them. So I've...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-15-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By alecw35
thats not a Raliegh BB cup. At least all the...

thats not a Raliegh BB cup. At least all the ones Ive seen dont have a hex fitting on them.
Might be old enough to be pre raliegh
Forum: BMX 09-13-14, 03:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,638
Posted By alecw35
That's a good job you've done on that bike. Is...

That's a good job you've done on that bike. Is it the first bike you've worked on? The first bikes I worked on, when I was a teenager, didn't come out as good as that.
I would say you should...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-12-14, 02:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,466
Posted By alecw35
You've got an alloy frame with steel Bottom...

You've got an alloy frame with steel Bottom bracket cups. This might cause corrosion between the 2 different metals, and seize the cups in. Ive got a 2004 Falcon bike, that has happened too.

The...
Forum: BMX 06-08-14, 01:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,616
Posted By alecw35
I have adapted BMX and kids bikes into Mini...

I have adapted BMX and kids bikes into Mini velos.

Heres my Townend Megaforce 1 F1 BMX that I have.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c296/Alecw35/PICT0963_zpsdaf3714e.jpg...
Forum: BMX 06-08-14, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By alecw35
Its a U brake. The thing on the top of the forks...

Its a U brake. The thing on the top of the forks is a Gyro cable detangler. They go by various names. You need an upper cable and lower cable that are for the Gyro, and suitable for your U brake,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-08-14, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By alecw35
Ive heard of problems of some S Ram shifters. ...

Ive heard of problems of some S Ram shifters. They have alloy "teeth". Instead of harder wearing steel "teeth" Theres 2 sprung loaded claws on the shifter buttons. They engage and push the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-07-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,094
Posted By alecw35
I think the bike is early 80s model. going by...

I think the bike is early 80s model. going by the thick head badge. earlier bikes, had pressed metal badges that were paper thin.

there might be date stamps on the back of the brake calipers. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-05-14, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By alecw35
what front mech have you got. can you show a pic...

what front mech have you got. can you show a pic of it. some are not compatible with certain shifters. The cable clamp bolt on the front mech will probably have a bit of metal...a special washer. ...
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