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08-21-12, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By tommyd49

Thanks for the tips, I drilled the fork out...

Thanks for the tips, I drilled the fork out today, I've mounted the brake and the recessed nut is as snug as bug in a rug.

I know I was making a major issue out of a minor job, but I just wanted...
08-21-12, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By tommyd49

I agree that a rear brake is generally...

I agree that a rear brake is generally unnecessary on a fixed bike (I've been riding fixed without one for years) but I'm moving to London soon so I am becoming quite safety-conscious - I want a...
08-21-12, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By tommyd49

Are the scratches on this rim a major issue?

Hi all

I bought a set of wheels on eBay, which arrived today. I had a look and was surprised at the scratches on the rim, specifically the depth of them (I've attached pics).

I'm just wondering...
08-20-12, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By tommyd49

Thanks for all the replies. I'm only...

Thanks for all the replies.

I'm only interested in doing the front: I'm upgrading my fixed gear bike (although I'm going to run an old sidepull brake on the back as well - I know - sissy).

I...
08-20-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By tommyd49

Ah, that's reassuring, although the price of...

Ah, that's reassuring, although the price of getting good bits for this one job...

I was thinking, although my bits are crap, they go up in .5mm increments, so if I did it incrementally it'd be...
08-20-12, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By tommyd49

OK to drill this fork out?

Hi guys

Apologies for the fact that I know this topic has been raised many times before, but I want to put a dual pivot brake on the front of my old steel road bike. I've attached a picture of it...
07-04-12, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By tommyd49

Thanks for the tips guys. I seem to have it...

Thanks for the tips guys.

I seem to have it working now. I was able to fix it by just loosening the caliper and aligning it by eye. For some reason just pressing in the lever and tightening down...
06-26-12, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By tommyd49

Thanks for the help all. But I've now realised it...

Thanks for the help all. But I've now realised it is not the fixed pad that's rubbing against the disc, rather the disc is rubbing against the actual caliper.

BTW, this is a Shimano 'groupless'...
06-23-12, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By tommyd49

Thanks for the tip, that helped. However, I'm...

Thanks for the tip, that helped. However, I'm still getting a lot of rub even though I've got about 4mm worth of spacers on one side of the wheel! Seems strange considering this is a front wheel, all...
06-20-12, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By tommyd49

Disc Brake Pad Rubbing

Hey guys

I recently put new wheels on to one of my bikes. Got the rear brake set up nice and dandy, but there's an issue with the front brake. Here's the credos:

I started by sticking a tire...
04-26-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By tommyd49

Is my rim for use with tubeless tires?

Hi all

As stupid as it sounds, I just can't get some new tires on to these rims I've got. The rim has a 17mm internal width which I gather should be OK with 26x1.5" tires. But when I try and seat...
04-23-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242
Posted By tommyd49

7 speed cassette won't fit on 8 speed freehub - with spacer

Hi all

I recently picked up a set of MTB wheels and today I tried to put a cassette on, but it was loose when I tightened it up (it wiggled back and forth several mm).

As mentioned, I'm trying...
07-17-11, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By tommyd49

Hmmm, this will sound very nooby, but I guess I'm...

Hmmm, this will sound very nooby, but I guess I'm not too good with millimetres: I measured it and in the worst instance it is ONE mm deep. Maybe that wouldn't be difficult to file? Sorry about the...
07-16-11, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By tommyd49

BTW, I forgot to say I'm using a flip-flop hub....

BTW, I forgot to say I'm using a flip-flop hub. The problem was created when using the 15T sprocket. The 16T freewheel on the other side of the wheel will be used at times, obviously this will mean...
07-15-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By tommyd49

Is my frame toast?

Hi,

I recently had a problem with one of my locknuts unscrewing itself. The guy at my LBS had a look at it, replaced all of the nuts on the wheel. He also tightened the wheel REALLY tight. Anyway,...
07-07-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By tommyd49

Bent Rear Dropout

Hi,

I did a search for this topic but found nothing, so here goes:

I have a bent rear dropout as shown in my pictures. I'm unsure how this happened, but it might have been caused by me fitting...
01-04-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,995
Posted By tommyd49

First of all the good news - the axle turned out...

First of all the good news - the axle turned out to have a standard thread, so I was able to put some thinner locknuts on and install the wheel!

However, should I be bit concerned that I wasn't...
01-03-11, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,995
Posted By tommyd49

Hi, Finally managed to get all spacers off...

Hi,

Finally managed to get all spacers off so the hub now has a 133-134mm spacing - but STILL I can't get the wheel in to the dropouts! I feel I'm very close now, as I can get one side of the axle...
12-31-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,995
Posted By tommyd49

Can't Install 135 mm Spaced Rear Wheel in to 130 mm Spaced Frame

Hi, not 100% that this is the right forum for this, so please feel free to move if it isn't.

I have a nice Reynolds 500 frame which I have nearly finished converting in to a fixed gear commuter....
09-07-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By tommyd49

Hi, thanks a lot for the advice - you're a lot...

Hi, thanks a lot for the advice - you're a lot more helpful than my LBS! When you talk of the cross shaped part that goes in to the driver, are yout talking about the sliding clutch?
09-07-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By tommyd49

Sturmey Archer Overhaul

So, I picked up an old Raleigh Chopper at the dump (it has a three speed AG dynohub). When I took it home, I realised it wasn't shifting at all. I adjusted the cable nice and tight, but it didn't...
09-09-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,704
Posted By tommyd49

3/32" Sprocket on Sturmey Archer Hub?

Hi everyone, this is my first post on C&V and I'd appreciate any help. I have an old Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub and I'm considering building it up in to a full wheel and putting it on a bike of mine...
09-08-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By tommyd49

I think the cause of the shuddering may be that...

I think the cause of the shuddering may be that there's play in the brake caliper. Try wiggling each pad in opposite directions to see if there is. If not, maybe the brake isn't secured tight enough...
06-26-09, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By tommyd49

You could change the 42 tooth chain ring to a 39,...

You could change the 42 tooth chain ring to a 39, but you may have to change your front derailleur. Anything modern for double crank road bikes should work because 52/42 tooth double cranksets are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By tommyd49

Buy New Wheels or Replace Hub and Rebuild?

Hi everyone, sorry if you have seen these sort of threads about wheels before, but I've searched the forums and looked for reviews and I can't find anything out about Miche Race Wheels...
02-17-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By tommyd49

Have you ever had anything like this before? Utter low-end crap

I'm servicing a neighbour's bike for them (I'm not a pro, but occassionally I do repairs for the odd person). What she has is a total pile of crap from Halfords (a motor shop in Britain that has a...
02-16-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By tommyd49

Yep, that's Halfords for ya! Still, good deal on...

Yep, that's Halfords for ya! Still, good deal on the shifters.
02-16-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By tommyd49

If you put any thing other than a Deore rear mech...

If you put any thing other than a Deore rear mech on, your bike will burst in to flames.
02-14-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By tommyd49

You say that the squeaking stopped when you had...

You say that the squeaking stopped when you had the rims cleaned but it started when they got dirty again. Sounds like you need mudguards dude.

Mudguards being the British term for fenders.
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01-27-09, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By tommyd49

Centering Chainrings - Is it Worth it?

Not sure if this would be better place on the mechanics board, but I'd imagine a lot of people on here have experience with this.

I've nearly finished my first fixed conversion. I'm using a brand...
11-14-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By tommyd49

Can Anyone Help Recognise This 1960s British Bike?

Hi, got this bad boy off my friend's dad a few months ago. Hopefully soon I'll rebuild the rear wheel with a track hub soon, but before I do, I'll post a picture and see if anyone recognises it.
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10-28-08, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By tommyd49

You have to bend the chain in to a Z shape. Then...

You have to bend the chain in to a Z shape. Then pull it back straight, hard. You have to keep doing this about 50 times, and you'll get black fingers, But it'll free it up.

BTW, is this a new...
10-14-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By tommyd49

Be careful with every bolt you tighten. the last...

Be careful with every bolt you tighten. the last thing you wanna do is strip the threads of a bolt/bb cup or any thing else with threads on
10-03-08, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By tommyd49

If the only problem with those brakes is that you...

If the only problem with those brakes is that you don't have a transverse cable, I'd try and just replace that - because those are nice brakes.
10-01-08, 02:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By tommyd49

First thing is the oil your cable housings, and...

First thing is the oil your cable housings, and inspect them to make sure theyr'e not rusted, corroded or damaged in any way. Then drip just a couple of drops on the spring at the back of the...
09-29-08, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By tommyd49

I have them on mine and they're absolutely fine....

I have them on mine and they're absolutely fine. Some people complain about having to reach for the push button when you want to change gear but I don't think it's too big a deal.
09-24-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By tommyd49

Wedge a chisel between the crank and the BB which...

Wedge a chisel between the crank and the BB which is about the thickness of the gap. If it's the right thickness you should be able to either press down on it or hit it with a mallet. You'll need to...
09-20-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By tommyd49

Disc Brake Problem

I'm having a bizarre problem with a Giant disc brake, and I've had no luck searching for a solution on here or Park Tools. My problem is that when I mount the rear wheel to be centred in the frame,...
09-11-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By tommyd49

Mate, whatever you do, don't try and buy a new...

Mate, whatever you do, don't try and buy a new road bike for anything under 300 (about $600). Bikes like that are cheap crap that will cause you all sorts of problems. Unless you're willing to spend...
08-22-08, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,449
Posted By tommyd49

My old bike had Campag Xenon shifters, which...

My old bike had Campag Xenon shifters, which again use thumb buttons, but these were a lot more pleasant to use because the buttons were a lot bigger and they were in a better position when riding in...
08-21-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,449
Posted By tommyd49

I have a Felt Z90 which is mostly Sora equipped...

I have a Felt Z90 which is mostly Sora equipped and I won't be changing it for years. The thing is thumb shifters are a bit annoying but if you ask me it's not worth the effort and money to upgrade...
08-20-08, 02:01 PM
08-09-08, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By tommyd49

42/34/24 crankset. You'll need a Tourney or old...

42/34/24 crankset. You'll need a Tourney or old school SIS front derailleur and I hope you don't have a 1 1/4" clamp like me because I'm having a mission trying to find a derailleur to work with it.
08-05-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By tommyd49

Apollo is a low end British brand

Apollo is a low end British brand
08-05-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By tommyd49

If it feels normal when you lift up and pedal it...

If it feels normal when you lift up and pedal it sounds like it's definitely either front brake rubbing the rim or front hub adjusted too tight or worn out
08-03-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By tommyd49

The sidepull arm binds, and the bolt I am...

The sidepull arm binds, and the bolt I am adjusting is the one on the sidepull arm. I definitely put the washers back correctly because I followed the guide on Shimano's website for that exact model...
08-02-08, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By tommyd49

Well, I put a new front mech on when I upgraded,...

Well, I put a new front mech on when I upgraded, and set it up from scratch then
08-01-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By tommyd49

Yep there weren't any problems like this before

Yep there weren't any problems like this before
08-01-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By tommyd49

Yes to both of your questions - the more I think...

Yes to both of your questions - the more I think about it the more I think the problem is with the shifters.
08-01-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By tommyd49

Don't think so: I installed a new chain and sized...

Don't think so: I installed a new chain and sized as it told me to on Sheldon Brown's website.
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