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02-05-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,475
Posted By Johno59

Wow, that is so nice. Can't wait until you polish...

Wow, that is so nice. Can't wait until you polish it up.
08-23-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26,219
Views: 3,712,591
Posted By Johno59

The Alpha Cycle Company was located in Birmingham...

The Alpha Cycle Company was located in Birmingham 174 Corporation St in 1910 (now a hair-dresser) and in 1932 / 34 on Morville Street Birmingham. The Veterans Cycle Club's Library has 1910, 1930 and...
08-13-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19,073
Views: 2,369,428
Posted By Johno59

Red Dawn here and there

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This sunrise this morning reminds me of Afghanistan. I know it's not...
08-05-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19,073
Views: 2,369,428
Posted By Johno59

Golden harvest

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If this dry spell keeps up this crop is coming in.
08-04-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,770
Posted By Johno59

Bars behind bars

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Dawn in the UK
06-16-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,052
Posted By Johno59

Not so funny

My daughter was commuting in London peak-hour, got to near the bottom of a steep hill, applied brakes .... nothing. Sailed thru intersection screaming and some quick-thinking pedestrians grabbed her...
06-14-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 36,463
Posted By Johno59

Dawn in East Anglia

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0500 on the way to work
06-04-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By Johno59

lock the bike in the garage as well. Welcome to...

lock the bike in the garage as well. Welcome to the ranks of the C&V paranoid .
06-04-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By Johno59

If you did nothing and left the bike outside in...

If you did nothing and left the bike outside in the rain maybe in ten years you'd have a problem. As it stands there is nothing to concern yourself with. When you're happy with the look polish it up...
06-03-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By Johno59

Gorilla glue?

Keep the glue it's great for bonding - not sure for painting. Just sand until it's reasonably solid then do the converter. Get some of those tablespoon size paint tins in auto shops. They are made...
06-03-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By Johno59

Where does it end.

You have to make certain all the rust is exposed. A box cutter is good to gently scrape off the paint (is it paint or powder coat?)until you get paint on rust free metal. That can be an alarming...
05-28-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,263
Posted By Johno59

You can't spend enough on lights

I ride all weathers on 60mph plus roads. I would have been killed many times over the last 20 years without good lights - day or night.
Next time you're out on a sunny day watch what happens when a...
05-24-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By Johno59

Debonair 1955

I believe your bike to be a 1955 Debonair. The lack of a bracket on the fork for a lamp counters my POV but there were some Dawes ala 1955 without said bracket- albeit not Debonairs.
The position of...
05-23-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,932
Posted By Johno59

Oval steel, keep it real.

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Put the magnetic tool holder to show it's steel...
05-17-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26,219
Views: 3,712,591
Posted By Johno59

Minature knarps source

Tap this description into Ebay.
'universal adjustable cable barrel clamp adjuster bike motorcycle lawn mower new'
It's a French company. They ship worldwide. The website offers a huge selection of...
05-16-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,758
Posted By Johno59

Bitd

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This saddle is 111 years old....
05-16-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26,219
Views: 3,712,591
Posted By Johno59

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Once set up they are surprisingly maintenance free.
05-16-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26,219
Views: 3,712,591
Posted By Johno59

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Drill three holes in a bit of brass the size of brake cable as close...
05-16-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 26,219
Views: 3,712,591
Posted By Johno59

There are plenty of tandem experts on here but I...

There are plenty of tandem experts on here but I would suggest you put a drum brake on the front to help the Resilions. Two riders using just a single pair of 70 year old brakes not a good idea. You...
05-15-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26,219
Views: 3,712,591
Posted By Johno59

Resilion Resurrection

What do you have regards the entire loom? All is replaceable with modern with the exception of the yolk and the piston spring arrangement within the caliper itself.
05-13-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 188,729
Posted By Johno59

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The idea was to get your back horizontal to reduce wind...
05-13-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 188,729
Posted By Johno59

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Pretty unique these days and always funny - 1983 EG Bates.
05-06-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,998
Posted By Johno59

Heat works because the gunge/rust binding the two...

Heat works because the gunge/rust binding the two steels together doesn't expand at the same rate so the bond is broken.
With a vice you can crack the nut a thread, lay the bike up sideways on the...
05-05-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,473
Posted By Johno59

Clear coat will not stop rust. Moisture passes...

Clear coat will not stop rust. Moisture passes thru clear coat.You have to paint it first. Get some touch up paint and brush it on then clear coat it.
05-05-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,473
Posted By Johno59

Errrh......are you quite certain that is PC? Is...

Errrh......are you quite certain that is PC? Is that anti-rust coat, primer and final coat of three types of paint around your serial number? :innocent:
05-05-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,473
Posted By Johno59

PC removal experiments

Is the steerer tube PC'd? Practise removing PC there. The serial number looks very accessible. Use sandpaper to sharpen the details by sanding down the PC swamping it. If you decide to keep the PC...
05-02-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19,073
Views: 2,369,428
Posted By Johno59

Where it all began to go wrong

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Rode into town and stopped along The Backs. King's College in the...
05-02-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19,073
Views: 2,369,428
Posted By Johno59

Still frosting at sunrise in May!

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Unfortunately the unseasonal frost has killed a lot of blossoms but the...
05-01-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 774,750
Posted By Johno59

Saddle Up. Stick it to the Man

Brooks refuse to sell/replace the leather on their saddles, all of which are very expensive new or second-hand. Consequently the world is awash with broken Brooks saddles....
04-29-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19,073
Views: 2,369,428
Posted By Johno59

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1948 Robin Hood , racing saddle, swallow path-racer handlebars - doesn't...
04-25-21, 03:42 AM
04-25-21, 02:57 AM
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Posted By Johno59

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This a fishing lake on the way home at dawn. Fishermen stand at their...
04-25-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By Johno59

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I lost this badge whilst repainting the bike. I was devastated. I looked...
04-22-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19,073
Views: 2,369,428
Posted By Johno59

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Despite being in the country-side one never hears a rooster welcoming the...
04-21-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19,073
Views: 2,369,428
Posted By Johno59

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Amazing light this time of year at dawn. The increasing pollution - as we...
04-20-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19,073
Views: 2,369,428
Posted By Johno59

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They're just finished plowing here, so lots of morning mist rising at...
04-19-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 774,750
Posted By Johno59

Mad dogs, Englishmen and Brooks saddles

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Before broken nose Swallow
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04-12-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By Johno59

Rim corrosion

Those old rims can take an awful lot of pitting whilst still remaining as effective as new - which isn't saying much unfortunately. Some even came dimpled as new to try and overcome the poor...
04-12-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By Johno59

Chain break.

You find the chain split link via the removable quadrant at the rear, hook a couple of old spokes or two bits of string either side of the split link , undo the split link and lift the wheel out -...
04-08-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26,219
Views: 3,712,591
Posted By Johno59

Trigger shifter

My mistake. Trigger shifters were all postwar. A 1936 dynohub would probably not have keyhole spoke eyelets on the small hub flange as depicted in foto. They would have simple holes requiring curly...
04-08-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Johno59

I do most of my riding at dawn and at sunset -...

I do most of my riding at dawn and at sunset - usually 10 times a week. You become very aware of where the sun rises and it is noticeable how each day is slightly different, both with flora and fauna...
04-07-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 841,676
Posted By Johno59

Sunbeams

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Very rare split axle rear hub...
03-20-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,427
Posted By Johno59

Are you using an indexed shifter (it clicks into...

Are you using an indexed shifter (it clicks into each selected gear) or a friction shifter (you feel where it goes until the chain is in the right gear). Many old school shifters allow for both....
03-18-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By Johno59

That kind of saddle will pitch you forward and...

That kind of saddle will pitch you forward and place unnecessary pressure on your back and your wrists - I would advise a more conventional flatter saddle . I'm assuming the saddle is that high...
03-18-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,438
Posted By Johno59

Small drill bit diversion

If u drill - as soon as the bit end passes thru the solder making the grommet and hits the steel cable within the grommet it will divert/snap. The cable with splay out compounding the stuck problem....
03-17-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,271
Posted By Johno59

There's always snow in CA. Some of it goes on the...

There's always snow in CA. Some of it goes on the road and some it goes elsewhere.
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03-10-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,537
Posted By Johno59

Down the rabbit hole

I'm impressed that folks can tell that the bearing race of a fixed cup isn't damaged/worn out from looking from the drive side into the BB abyss. Putting new ball-bearing in a worn out race will not...
02-18-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 108,524
Posted By Johno59

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1948 Robin Hood at the dawn.
01-27-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19,073
Views: 2,369,428
Posted By Johno59

Nike Air

Nike Air
01-26-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,457
Posted By Johno59

I personally don't mind the thicker less...

I personally don't mind the thicker less definition PC sometimes leaves. What I have found alarming is water can get under the PC undetected and cause very deep rust - especially so if road salt is...
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