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07-16-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Fork looks really faded, but the grey looks...

Fork looks really faded, but the grey looks intentional to me. Either way, that is a really cool bicycle!
07-16-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,304
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Fond memories of my first bike restoration in...

Fond memories of my first bike restoration in this thread. Frame doesn't look too bad at all from that picture. Would be a shame to chuck it. If it's not the right project for you, I'm sure someone...
07-16-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I decided to have one last look for any...

I decided to have one last look for any identifying marks, and just noticed that the non drive side rear drop out is stamped P1238. I wonder if that means anything to anyone?

Thanks again for all...
07-14-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks Juvela Good to know about the Sachs...

Thanks Juvela

Good to know about the Sachs Huret parts for future reference too.

Guess I better give this thing a test ride then!
07-13-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Wow, thanks for your detailed and interesting...

Wow, thanks for your detailed and interesting responses folks! Great to know a lot of the bike is likely to be original or at least period correct.

Like I said, I don't have calipers, but I've had...
07-12-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Hi Kurt, thanks for your reply. Those are good...

Hi Kurt, thanks for your reply. Those are good questions to which I don't have answers, nor the tools to provide them... Of course, a right hand lamp bracket is a strong identifier, thanks for the...
07-12-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Frame ID help! 1950s? British?

Hi folks

I was hoping that some of you fine people might be able to help me identify this frame I picked up the other day. I have a feeling it might be something a little bit special, but I can't...
09-04-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By tonyfourdogs

haha thanks for your replies folks. I had no idea...

haha thanks for your replies folks. I had no idea it would be such a disastrous experiment! Since I now 'know' the outcome, I think I'll save even my most sickly derailleurs the indignity of this...
09-03-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Electrolysis on aluminimium/ alloy parts?

Ello again

I have done a quick search on this topic, so forgive me if I'm duplicating another thread here, but I couldn't find the info I was looking for. I've decided that electrolysis is the way...
08-31-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Good idea. I've had a quick poke around the...

Good idea. I've had a quick poke around the dashboard etc, but I can't see an obvious way to contact the mods. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks
08-30-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By tonyfourdogs

MauriceMoss you absolute legend! That's my bike!...

MauriceMoss you absolute legend! That's my bike! Thank you so much :)

Thanks everyone else for your enthusiastic and insightful replies.

...
08-29-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Haven't got around to taking the front rack or...

Haven't got around to taking the front rack or fork off yet, but I did take it for a good ride this afternoon. Fantastic ride feel. Accelerates and climbs with total ease, even with those big-ass...
08-28-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Wow, thanks for your insightful and helpful...

Wow, thanks for your insightful and helpful replies, folks!

I was not expecting it to potentially be a 1950's frame... how cool is that?!

If I have time over the weekend (after taking it for...
08-28-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Ooh, good spot. Thanks! You know I didn't even...

Ooh, good spot. Thanks! You know I didn't even notice that until you pointed it out...
08-28-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Need help identifying this bike please :)

Hi folks

I just picked up this lovely old thing from a local classified advert, and I'm intrigued as to what it might be. It's been repainted I think, so there are no badges on it at all, but it...
11-25-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Haha thanks for thinking of me! Yes, I got the...

Haha thanks for thinking of me! Yes, I got the damn thing off. I listed it on eBay and it's strange, but nobody wants to buy it.... :D
07-29-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I had no idea I would encounter so much expertise...

I had no idea I would encounter so much expertise in rust here. Thanks for all your replies! :)
07-21-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,103
Posted By tonyfourdogs

By no means an expert, but I'm like OP in that I...

By no means an expert, but I'm like OP in that I use clips and straps but keep the straps loose. My favourite pedals so far have been Shimano 600 with the chrome toe clips. Comfortable and they look...
07-21-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks again everyone. I'm always really...

Thanks again everyone. I'm always really impressed with the helpfulness of this community. Hopefully I'll learn enough one day to be able to pass some of this on myself...

I hadn't even considered...
07-21-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I have a pile of...

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I have a pile of parts on hand and a rebuild might be a way to distract myself from work for a good while (I'm always up for that!)



Thanks - I've heard of the...
07-21-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for your input. I agree, but have no idea...

Thanks for your input. I agree, but have no idea how thick the steel should be on the chainstay. Also interested to know the thoughts of more experienced folks :)
07-21-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Haha, yeah, sorry. Attached (only the chain stay...

Haha, yeah, sorry. Attached (only the chain stay has visible rust, and check out those fancy lugs)
...
07-21-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By tonyfourdogs

How much rust is too much?

Hi folks

I recently picked up a Dawes Super Galaxy 531 from my local recycle centre. It's in pretty bad shape, and I had already decided the frame was beyond redemption because of the rust on the...
07-18-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks scarlson & noob I didn't notice the...

Thanks scarlson & noob

I didn't notice the philips fitting in the mount, so now it finally makes sense. I just tried to take it off, but it's on damn tight. Given it a little penetrating oil to...
07-17-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Suntour front derailleur help

Apologies if this should be in mechanics, but I thought you vintage folks would be more likely to know the answer.

Rather than describe it, I've taken pics (including the front derailleur it was...
05-22-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for your replies, chaps. Yes, the...

Thanks for your replies, chaps.

Yes, the steerer tube is completely clear of the stem. In fact, I drilled out the old bolt, disassembled the headset (with extreme difficulty - it was corroded to...
05-06-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By tonyfourdogs

This looks great! Thanks for that - I had no idea...

This looks great! Thanks for that - I had no idea something like that was available.



I didn't put it together - I rescued from a life of neglect :p So... probably not!
05-05-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for the extra info :) I tried tapping...

Thanks for the extra info :)

I tried tapping out the bolt with a chisel, but it just made matters worse. However, I also sprayed the spacers with penetrating oil, and gave the whole area a good...
05-05-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for your replies, folks. I maybe didn't...

Thanks for your replies, folks. I maybe didn't explain very well - I don't need more spacers, the steerer tube is a good 4-5mm from the top of the stem, so I should have lots of room to tighten it up...
05-05-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Help me un-destroy my aheadset?

Hello :)

Today I am/ was fixing a bike with more play in the headset than the complete works of shakespeare. Being an aheadset (I've only ever serviced the old kind before) I watched the park tool...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,069
Posted By tonyfourdogs

So (necro thread apologies) in a strange twist of...

So (necro thread apologies) in a strange twist of fate, the original owner of the bike saw my ad on facebook and sent me a message. He bought it new in 1988 and rode it from John O Groats to Lands...
01-22-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,957
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for your replies folks, and for the link ...

Thanks for your replies folks, and for the link non-fixie

I've emailed the company (or whoever operates their website) to see if I can glean any more info on the frame. In the meantime, it's...
01-22-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,957
Posted By tonyfourdogs

New bike: MKM? Anyone else got one of these?

So, all those trips to the tip seem to have finally paid off. I just drove home with this somewhat neglected absolute beauty! I've read up on the company online, and MKM does seem to be a pretty...
01-22-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,328
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I finally had time to strip it down yesterday. I...

I finally had time to strip it down yesterday. I thought some of you might enjoy seeing the paint job in all its glory....
...
01-09-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,337
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Triple is probably the way to go. Even though I...

Triple is probably the way to go. Even though I much prefer the look of a double, the only freewheels I can find above 28T are megarange 34T ones with a massive gap between the lowest and next gear....
01-09-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,337
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Even my mid 90's Raleigh came with 42/28 as the...

Even my mid 90's Raleigh came with 42/28 as the lowest gear :( I'm now 43 and changed the cassette/crankset so my lowest gear is now 37/30 and even that's barely enough when the gradient *really*...
01-08-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,328
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Wow, that looks much better than I would expect....

Wow, that looks much better than I would expect. I'll definitely give that a try, thanks :)
01-03-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,328
Posted By tonyfourdogs

That's what I love about this forum: the range of...

That's what I love about this forum: the range of replies. From the simply voyeuristic to the offers to exchange with a suspiciously tidy looking bike (I'm not falling for that one) to the admonition...
01-02-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,328
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Hahahaha please tell me how to absolve myself,...

Hahahaha please tell me how to absolve myself, sister. I am a slave to my impure thoughts, obviously ;)
01-02-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,328
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I'm tempted too. It's my size, and I've always...

I'm tempted too. It's my size, and I've always found peugeots to be a comfortable ride. Might even consider a powder coat...
01-02-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,328
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Thanks for all the encouragement, friends. I feel...

Thanks for all the encouragement, friends. I feel much better now.... ;)

It gets better of course. I think the previous owner must have been an adhesives expert. One hour later, and I've exposed...
01-01-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,328
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Some of the pics didn't upload... ...

Some of the pics didn't upload...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p1020302_e437dc2edfa4d2b57ebfd0fc21ebda52ff5cde68.jpg

Looks serviceable at a very quick glance,...
01-01-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,328
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Ok, hold onto your breakfast folks, here she...

Ok, hold onto your breakfast folks, here she is...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p1020309_a13e3d00f7c92ed818928bd66df6b4eb3911cc6b.jpg

What is even going on...
01-01-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,328
Posted By tonyfourdogs

That is the ugliest bike I've ever seen! :o

That is the ugliest bike I've ever seen! :o
12-31-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,328
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I think you mean wouldn't be seen dead riding it...

I think you mean wouldn't be seen dead riding it :p

non-fixie, yes it is my size. I'm wondering about using it as my can't-make-it-any-worse first attempt at painting frame...

Pics to follow...
12-31-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,328
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I just bought the worst bike ever. Help me regret it?

Howdy folks

So, I saw an interesting looking bike on fb market yesterday. Photo was terrible, and the bike was unidentifiable, but just had something about it. It was red, and it reminded me of my...
12-27-18, 02:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Like I said, when he comes back ;) Sunday...

Like I said, when he comes back ;)

Sunday school was a long time ago haha
12-25-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By tonyfourdogs

Now I think about it, if Jesus came back he'd...

Now I think about it, if Jesus came back he'd totally ride to the inn on a 10 speed Raleigh
12-25-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By tonyfourdogs

C&V Christmas gifts

So, I'm guessing some of you were given C&V related gifts today? Anything you're excited about, but can't talk to your friends/ family because they're utterly disinterested?

I'll get the ball...
12-22-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,633
Posted By tonyfourdogs

I need a batcave so I can buy more bikes!...

I need a batcave so I can buy more bikes! Definitely going to use the hanging approach when I have a space though, looks super tidy.
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