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09-06-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,373
Posted By griftereck

I found a website about a company called Bradbury...

I found a website about a company called Bradbury that made sewing machine, then bicycles. the pictures were all pen and ink, looked about 100 years old. they mentioned bike manufacture into the...
09-06-10, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By griftereck

Ive got some bikes from charity type shops. My...

Ive got some bikes from charity type shops. My Raleigh Traveller roadster was from a furniture shop. I went next door to Tesco and got tubes and a lock. got a loan of tools from the furniture shop...
09-06-10, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,373
Posted By griftereck

spoke threading machine

Ive got a spoke threading machine from ebay. As usual...I blindly bought it, without asking questions.
its got a die for 15 guage spokes. my wheels have 14 guage spokes.

I was wondering if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-10, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By griftereck

that bike has the seat tube behind the bottom...

that bike has the seat tube behind the bottom bracket. so a long seat post can slide down, to make it more compact. so the saddle has to be quite far forward, so your sitting more over the cranks. ...
07-14-10, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,156
Posted By griftereck

I used to work in that chain of large bike shops....

I used to work in that chain of large bike shops. Im not a thick teenager though. Have years of experience on working on bikes. The low end bikes were sometimes shocking. I would rather someone...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-10, 02:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,742
Posted By griftereck

ohh those forks would make your Brompton more...

ohh those forks would make your Brompton more like a 60s Moulton. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-10, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By griftereck

yeah you can see hes got a single speed kit on a...

yeah you can see hes got a single speed kit on a freehub. as the spacers show on the hub.
think he should at least fit a front brake. that shouldnt be affected too much by the folding frame....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,013
Posted By griftereck

Ive put a aw 3 speed alloy wheel onto my Concept...

Ive put a aw 3 speed alloy wheel onto my Concept city folding bike. It was single speed. But had tabs on the frame for the cable. Its on my City boy thread.

Ive got a few hubs still. Some 28...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By griftereck

It might have a 25.4mm seat pin diameter. This...

It might have a 25.4mm seat pin diameter. This is very common. And you can easily get replacement seat pins in lengths upto 400mm. but you might have to change the saddle to one with round rails,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By griftereck

might try a steel seat qr or a cut down steel...

might try a steel seat qr or a cut down steel wheel qr. steel ones have higher leverage than alloy ones
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-10, 03:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,646
Posted By griftereck

Oh just bumping this thread, as someone was...

Oh just bumping this thread, as someone was asking for R 20 forks. Ive got the forks off my brown BSA 20. the ones with the bike with a basket. they are a sloping crown. Not a tube crown with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-10, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By griftereck

Ive got the standard forks from my BSA twenty.

Ive got the standard forks from my BSA twenty.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-10, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By griftereck

looks like thats just a brake booster plate on...

looks like thats just a brake booster plate on top of the v brake. as used on mtbs that had flexible frames.

Ive got a v brake adaptor plate with a shimano v brake on it. Its for sale, along...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-10, 04:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,015
Posted By griftereck

thats a good looking bike. Sort of Twenty style...

thats a good looking bike. Sort of Twenty style frame.
think I would put a short cage mech on it. get the chain further from the ground.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-10, 04:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By griftereck

that citizen bike looks strange. If I had one I...

that citizen bike looks strange. If I had one I would like it airbrushed so it looked like a snake.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,785
Posted By griftereck

Ive decided that most of my possesions are for...

Ive decided that most of my possesions are for sale. So the City folder, Trek, Mixte, Twenties and RSW are for sale. Along with a lot of spare parts. All low prices. I might post small stuff. ...
03-12-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,242
Posted By griftereck

Should be able to pick up a hollow axle kit. ...

Should be able to pick up a hollow axle kit. 10mm thread suits Shimano. You'll have to measure the overall length of the axle.
The shop I used to work at sold axles with cones, bearings and...
03-03-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By griftereck

could try putting the frame in a basin of hot...

could try putting the frame in a basin of hot water. see if that loosens the hold the cups have.

Ive got a 3 peice crank on my folder bike. It originally had a 1 peice crank. Ive got an axle...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-10, 02:37 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 33,805
Posted By griftereck

Oh did I put too many photos. sorry. I thought...

Oh did I put too many photos. sorry. I thought people liked pictures and a bit of a story.
Ive got a thread about that bike.....City boy.

The light i got as a present from my sister. Had...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 33,805
Posted By griftereck

GRR It only lets 10 photos per post, and it...

GRR It only lets 10 photos per post, and it didnt copy the others when I highlighted them

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c296/Alecw35/closebridgefolder.jpg
folder beside the bridge....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 33,805
Posted By griftereck

I like to go on a ride to a small town called...

I like to go on a ride to a small town called brechin, in early february. A kind of tradition. Google earth says its 10 miles.
...
02-20-10, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,478
Posted By griftereck

yes I had to build up new bikes with those heat...

yes I had to build up new bikes with those heat sinks on. Never understood why they were loose straight out of the box.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,118
Posted By griftereck

I'll have to contact the man that was gonna buy...

I'll have to contact the man that was gonna buy my R24 frame. I never got round to finishing it. Got some recent photos on my Flickr page. Im alecw35 on there.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-10, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,785
Posted By griftereck

I biked the long way to town today. It was a...

I biked the long way to town today. It was a nice day.
Heres some pics

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c296/Alecw35/citybridge.jpg
On the bridge that was over the railway track. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-10, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,785
Posted By griftereck

I took out the rear wheel. It had a 14 tooth cog...

I took out the rear wheel. It had a 14 tooth cog on it. I had built this bike to go along a flat road in town. I looked on Sheldons gear calculator.

52 to 14 is 1st 52" 2nd 69" 3rd 92"

I...
02-05-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By griftereck

nope. the wires the same. but the cable...

nope. the wires the same. but the cable end..nipple if you like. Is a special shape. If its got a trigger shifter. The ends a long thin rod. If its got a twist grip its got a circular barrel...
02-02-10, 02:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,053
Posted By griftereck

when my suntour freewheel pawls stopped engaging,...

when my suntour freewheel pawls stopped engaging, in town. I had a 5 mile walk home. I got out of town. found a bit of fence wire and wired the big cog to the spokes. It worked ok. And if I was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-10, 05:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,785
Posted By griftereck

My sister Nancy, was out here yesterday. I had...

My sister Nancy, was out here yesterday. I had asked her to bring her hair clippers to cut my hair. But she forgot. So I said that I could put my folding bike in her Vauxhall Astras boot and take me...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By griftereck

looks a good bike. But to be less shamefull...

looks a good bike.

But to be less shamefull you could have done a build thread with various pics. Then put your advert on the end of it. lots of people like to see the work thats gone into a...
01-20-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,185
Posted By griftereck

does the bike have a front mech? If its a...

does the bike have a front mech?

If its a band on type. take it off and it may say on the inside of it, the diameter.
though it might be a multi fit type. with bits of plastic and steel shims. ...
01-20-10, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By griftereck

I used a hammer and chisel on my silver Raleigh...

I used a hammer and chisel on my silver Raleigh Phaser when I was trying to fit a 195 tyre in where a 1 3/8" tyre had been. By placing the chisel on the inside of the chainstay and making a groove...
01-20-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,659
Posted By griftereck

Ive got a 24mm post, but its got a rusty bolt...

Ive got a 24mm post, but its got a rusty bolt holding it together.
Also Im in Scotland. So not much use to you.

would reaming out the frame not work?
01-19-10, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By griftereck

I had a frame where the driveside drop out...

I had a frame where the driveside drop out shorter slot than the other side.
I think its so that the pulley wheels on the gear mech are at a better place relative to where the chain comes off the...
01-16-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By griftereck

I found the advert on Youtube. ...

I found the advert on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4qBbOuJRPc
01-16-10, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By griftereck

Breakfast

I seen a TV advert staring the track Cyclist, Chris Hoy.
Hes preparing and riding his bike. As well as eating breakfast cereal.

He seems to tighten his chainring bolts with an electric drill
...
01-16-10, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,287
Posted By griftereck

I donated a dozen or so bikes and some electronic...

I donated a dozen or so bikes and some electronic stuff to a second hand store recently.
One thing was a Welltech DVD player that I bought out of the Lidl supermarket for 8. I gave them all the...
01-10-10, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,467
Posted By griftereck

if the bike has brake studs. What about fitting...

if the bike has brake studs. What about fitting v brakes. Then making er drop bolts. strong flat metal that has 2 holes in it. so one end in the brake pad slot. Other hole for the pad.
01-10-10, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,281
Posted By griftereck

have you taken the wheel out of it and seen if...

have you taken the wheel out of it and seen if the forks move ok. It could be that the forks are not parralel. So would stick.
Be carefull when fitting a wheel. especially if the fork drop outs...
01-09-10, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By griftereck

Oh Im needing those washers for my Haro F4.

Oh Im needing those washers for my Haro F4.
01-05-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By griftereck

I built a few bikes that had igh and mechs. ...

I built a few bikes that had igh and mechs.

Lil Blue bike was a kids MTB that I fitted 20" 3 speed Sturmey Archer wheels too. I fitted an old Shimano 3 speed 18t cog to it. As these are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,646
Posted By griftereck

I found a pic of my R24 when it had 20" wheels ...

I found a pic of my R24 when it had 20" wheels

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c296/Alecw35/chopped20.jpg

I had cut the headstock and the BB then. I fitted a BMX mag wheel and a MTB deep V...
01-02-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,065
Posted By griftereck

Ive youve got a very sturdy screwdriver. or...

Ive youve got a very sturdy screwdriver. or better a small chisel you can thump it into those little holes on the freewheel endplate. In a counter clockwise, freewheeling direction. This can take...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By griftereck

Mercedes are bringing out a folding bike. So...

Mercedes are bringing out a folding bike. So maybe you could get one to match your car. :)
12-28-09, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By griftereck

since its a high end hub thats nearly new I...

since its a high end hub thats nearly new I wouldnt expect it to gum up the pawl springs.
maybe its been in a freezing cold garage and the grease has gummed up from the cold?
Maybe put the wheel...
12-28-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,016
Posted By griftereck

I had suntour vx rear mechs on my Carlton and bob...

I had suntour vx rear mechs on my Carlton and bob jackson bikes. they were old and worn on the pivot pins. so could jump out of gear sometimes. I changed the gear mechs to get away from the fear...
12-28-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By griftereck

I got a pair of those from a freind. They have...

I got a pair of those from a freind. They have worn crunchy bearings. I tried a few times to get the plastic cap off them with my pin spanner. It wont budge. Does it just pop off like a plastic...
12-25-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,965
Posted By griftereck

I think the should do like Raleigh used to do...

I think the should do like Raleigh used to do with there Sturmey Archer front hubs. There was a keyhole shaped drop out and the cones had a sort of flange on them that went into the drop out. It...
12-25-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By griftereck

If you get BMX specific cranks they may have a...

If you get BMX specific cranks they may have a hexagon or splined BB axle on them.

YST sell a BB axle that fits in a BMX/ american type shell. Old 1980s Raleighs had them.

And Ive got a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By griftereck

I used to work at a bike shop and the lady owner...

I used to work at a bike shop and the lady owner had an SLK. She couldnt get anything in it so got a Jeep instead. Could get loads in that.
12-23-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,494
Posted By griftereck

Ive recut Raleigh BBs in a few bikes. 20s, RSW,...

Ive recut Raleigh BBs in a few bikes. 20s, RSW, cruiser.

I have done it by screwing in a standard thread BB cup in a little, then back off. It takes ages. Taking the cup right out and...
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