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06-10-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Johno59

Old school wedgies

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Back in the day (pre WW1) you bought a strip of rubber-fabric...
06-10-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 64,085
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For some inexplicable reason the frame was built to take 28 inch...
06-09-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 64,085
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1983 Holdsworth Campagnolo Delta Italia
06-09-19, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Johno59

London Bridge is falling down

Picked up a 1920s Sunbeam from Greenwich and rode it back to Liverpool Street Station...
06-08-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20,728
Views: 1,975,743
Posted By Johno59

Hi DQ, Been anticipating your winter project...

Hi DQ,
Been anticipating your winter project for a while. Thought maybe your prang was worse than you let on.
Good to see you back. Can't wait to see your latest masterpiece.!
06-08-19, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Johno59

Go on ebay and search for 3 speed freewheel....

Go on ebay and search for 3 speed freewheel. Costs about 10 bucks . The block is easily compact enough to give you lots of...
06-08-19, 03:14 AM
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Views: 1,975,743
Posted By Johno59

Sun Tour shifters on seatpost

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IGHs have a strong spring and can overwhelm most variable shifters....
06-08-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Johno59

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The wire cable beneath the down tube pulls on a spring loaded rod...
06-07-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 565,655
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1903 2 speed Sunbeam. Except for the seat, paint and tires 116...
06-07-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,354
Posted By Johno59

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Resilion Crimson Star. Very much less is more. Can handle both 5/16...
06-05-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,354
Posted By Johno59

Front mech 1903

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After 116 years still changing like a Swiss watch - 170 1/8 ball...
06-05-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,354
Posted By Johno59

What he said! 🤕

What he said! 🤕
06-05-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,354
Posted By Johno59

Dx

Apparently after Shimano tried to compete aganist the Campy Delta grouppo the two companies got together and reached an understanding that if they continued with this over engineered, aero inspired,...
05-31-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Johno59

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The two claw like cams beneath the axle hole in the photo are...
05-30-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Johno59

1903 Sunbeam 2 speed

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120 1/8 bearings around the planetary gears and 30 more on the base...
05-12-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By Johno59

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Holdsworth from Planet X. I got these and very happy. Go well with old...
03-20-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By Johno59

In my experience removing PC is unbelievably...

In my experience removing PC is unbelievably difficult. If that stuff is still adhered to the metal surface nothing seems to move it. Paint stripper softens the surface but doesn't penetrate like it...
03-19-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By Johno59

Repairing PC 753 frame

The problem with PC is that any breach in the coat - at a lug, stone chip whatever will lead to a capillary action by moisture from the breach . On a stovepipe frame this isn't a biggie as there's...
02-26-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 123,452
Posted By Johno59

Spline width and depth

Examine the width of the splines closely. Certain octolink BBs and cranks do not fit coz of a fraction of a mm difference in the splines . It is difficult to discern the difference unless you have...
02-21-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 866
Posted By Johno59

Chrome in the UK

In the UK sandblasting and chroming a frame will set you back arond 1200 USD. The sandblasting bit is less than $100. Real chrome on cars isn't allowed any more, owing to the need for crumple zones...
02-18-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 133,431
Posted By Johno59

Your ginger bike needs a white seat, white tires...

Your ginger bike needs a white seat, white tires and white bar tape and you and your cat should get on just fine.
02-16-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Johno59

Dating serial number

On the top of the seatpost there are stamped numbers and letter/s that will date the bike . Check the veterans vintage cycle club website for the year.Nervex lugs definitely put it high end .
02-13-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,805
Posted By Johno59

The unflexing energy can go anywhere. Some of it...

The unflexing energy can go anywhere. Some of it may even go up your backside, hands, or even the rear wheel. One thing for sure going straight into the drive train from the pedals has to be the...
02-13-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,805
Posted By Johno59

Bottom bracket swing

At half gas CF,, Steel and Al are all pretty rigid. The bottom bracket stays pretty still and most of the power from your pedals goes into the drive train and this power goes into the rubber hitting...
02-13-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,805
Posted By Johno59

If you could duplicate the same power under the...

If you could duplicate the same power under the same conditions on a carbon bike and then a steel /ally bike at say 20 % of your best there would not much difference in distance travelled. If you put...
02-12-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,805
Posted By Johno59

The real deal

If you are very fit and very strong a CF bike will leave every other made bike in your wake, regardless whether it be on a track or on a 3000 km tour.
f you are neither fit nor strong the added...
02-12-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,805
Posted By Johno59

Chicken cannons and carbon fiber

One of difficult realities to anticipate when CF failure is concerned is the pressure spike of a sharp projectile/object striking CF. If the offending entity has a hard sharp point that strikes the...
02-08-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,805
Posted By Johno59

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What he said
02-07-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,805
Posted By Johno59

Carbon reflex

CF s greatest attribute is its ability to flex and not weaken. Unlike Al and to a much lesser degree steel, it is unaffected by constant work load cycles. It is half the weight of Al and a quarter of...
02-07-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,274
Posted By Johno59

697mm lightweight sprint rims

On my old lightweight sprint rims I attempted to get a standard 26 x 1 3/8 tire on it. I didn't know they are 7 mm too small and require a sprint tyre to fit. They are still available on ebay.(thank...
02-06-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,805
Posted By Johno59

Glue and fabric

All carbon fiber composites - whether on a plane, missile, bike, train or automobile use resin and a carbon fiber matrix. The application is very similar to dope and silk used by the Wright brothers....
02-06-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,805
Posted By Johno59

Aerospace specification

I inspect carbon fiber composite material for a living utilizing nuclear radiation emitting cell examination and color spectrometry. The fact of the matter is military spec - jet fighters, missiles...
01-25-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,711
Posted By Johno59

The Nuclear Option

I have finally cured myself of this problem.
I saw a job lot of - 2 x 1940s Hercules , 1 x 1947 Rudge and a 1937 Sunbeam barn find. Sat for 50 damp years easy and looked it. The most stupid purchase...
01-19-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13,743
Views: 1,203,865
Posted By Johno59

Absolutely fabulous ride. Escaping the winter...

Absolutely fabulous ride. Escaping the winter wind is impossible here leave alone your incredible istas.
01-14-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Johno59

Expoxy needs

Using expoxy effectively requires the two contact surfaces to be primed with a solvent or throughly cleaned and roughed up with an abrasive. Forcing adhesive into a gap means the you are simply...
12-31-18, 02:33 AM
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Views: 1,975,743
Posted By Johno59

Strip it down to the frame, remove surface rust,...

Strip it down to the frame, remove surface rust, rust kill, clearcoat or wax and polish and put everything back with new ball bearings, grease and maybe original cables. Good for another fifty years....
12-30-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,628
Posted By Johno59

Tube Industries made changes to what was a...

Tube Industries made changes to what was a failing company. Hercules was one of many great bicycle makers that couldn't cope with the changing times after WW2. Unfortunately TI were the last thing...
12-29-18, 05:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,628
Posted By Johno59

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The serial number are on the rear dropout. Unfortunately...
12-28-18, 01:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,338
Posted By Johno59

I split a DA crank at the spindle end....

I split a DA crank at the spindle end. Fortunately it was steep hill and I was barely moving. Tried to stand with 175mm of busted crank, Look pedal, cleat and road shoe attached to my foot. The whole...
12-27-18, 01:51 AM
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Views: 1,975,743
Posted By Johno59

>Classic Lightweights UK Restoration ...

>Classic Lightweights UK
Restoration

Home page (http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/index.html)
Readers' bikes (http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/readers_bikes.html)
Classic...
12-26-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By Johno59

I purchased some motorcycle saddle panniers....

I purchased some motorcycle saddle panniers. Sliced 18" of broom handle in half, bolted it down the centre of the mid-section flap over, affixed two headset hangers each end of said broom handle...
12-26-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,395
Posted By Johno59

Really nice composition/balance of the old and...

Really nice composition/balance of the old and the new. Are they champagne corks plugs holding the bar tape?
12-25-18, 03:50 AM
Replies: 20,728
Views: 1,975,743
Posted By Johno59

In my experience if you run red lights on a...

In my experience if you run red lights on a bicycle as a job in a big city you will not survive. Folks do it all the time once or twice each day commuting to work and get away with it. Do it a...
12-24-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20,728
Views: 1,975,743
Posted By Johno59

Surfing possesses a similar connecivity that...

Surfing possesses a similar connecivity that gives a similar buzz. You zip along on a few kgs of foam with little effort and a sense of being harnessed to a greater power. All is good if you stay in...
12-24-18, 03:50 AM
Replies: 20,728
Views: 1,975,743
Posted By Johno59

Long before the latest iteration of hipsters,...

Long before the latest iteration of hipsters, fixed wheel bikes were used as path racers as they were more efficient in getting power to where rubber meets the road. Before the fax machine much...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-18, 03:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,084
Posted By Johno59

Copper and magnetic wrist bands solved my bad...

Copper and magnetic wrist bands solved my bad knees. I commute on my bikes 125 miles a week and work with a lot of ex machine, aircraft fitters and miners. They all wear magnetized copper bands to...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-05-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,279
Posted By Johno59

If you apply your series of coats too heavy...

If you apply your series of coats too heavy and/or too quickly the solvent within all paint can't escape (dry off) and the trapped solvent attacks the coat below or the one above and you get the...
12-05-18, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By Johno59

Last time I had a light with a remote...

Last time I had a light with a remote battery-@pack I put the light on one side of my helmet and the battery on the other. I find powerful helmet mounted lights a life saver and they never get...
12-05-18, 02:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By Johno59

Throw away the throwaway

Unless they have stood immobile, whilst rusting to that extent, the bearings and their racers will most likely be worn out. Any resurrection using oil and grease will probably crack the ball bearings...
12-01-18, 03:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Johno59

Just Wow

Wow, I mean just wow - love a duck - even the damn grass is perfect.
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