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05-03-19, 05:45 PM
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Posted By Dawes-man

Any holes in the head tube? Or remains of any?...

Any holes in the head tube? Or remains of any? Such signs would suggest pre-1981 as from then on the badges were simply glued on.

There's a Facebook group, Dawes Cycles Heritage, where you could...
05-03-19, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Dawes-man

[QUOTE=mattwales;20912430]I hope nobody minds me...

[QUOTE=mattwales;20912430]I hope nobody minds me joining in here, trying to ID a bike I have been given. Despite Poyners of Wolverhampton decals it says Dawes on the rear drop out and BB is stamped...
04-03-19, 09:07 AM
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Views: 2,381
Posted By Dawes-man

Okay. I get it now. Many thanks!

Okay. I get it now. Many thanks!
04-03-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,381
Posted By Dawes-man

Thank you, unterhausen! No PM or report...

Thank you, unterhausen!

No PM or report first post - I don't know how to PM an administrator - I did see a report first post button but didn't understand what to use it for.

I sent a message...
04-03-19, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Dawes-man

You're a bit behind on the curve.

You're a bit behind on the curve.
04-03-19, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Dawes-man

Yes, absolutely. In fact, when I posted my last...

Yes, absolutely. In fact, when I posted my last post (I also added a note at the beginning, to my initial post, explaining I was now perfectly happy) I also sent a message to the administrators...
04-03-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By Dawes-man

Just to bring everyone up to date, at Bike...

Just to bring everyone up to date, at Bike Recyclery's invitation I returned the pulleys and Justyne, the owner, has contacted me to inform me she has received them and that she has refunded the...
01-30-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,381
Posted By Dawes-man

I looked and saw a sign for a 10% off sale which...

I looked and saw a sign for a 10% off sale which said "SHIPPING WILL BE DELAYED JAN 11 - 22". However, while checking just now I happened to see the sign was clickable and found clicking on it opens...
01-30-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,381
Posted By Dawes-man

Thank you for your comments, everyone. I'm glad...

Thank you for your comments, everyone. I'm glad to see many have had good experiences with Bike Recyclery.

Justyne, the owner, has replied to my message via Facebook. I'll reprint it here in full...
01-28-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,381
Posted By Dawes-man

That's an idea. Thanks. I'll get in touch with my...

That's an idea. Thanks. I'll get in touch with my credit card company. I haven't so far because I remember a few years ago being told that as I has authorised the payment there was nothing they could...
01-28-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,381
Posted By Dawes-man

Sorry to hear of your troubles, both with the...

Sorry to hear of your troubles, both with the dealer and your knees.

Yes, I will. Thanks!
01-28-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,381
Posted By Dawes-man

Bike Recyclery - My Experience

Please note: After beginning this thread I found Justyne, the owner of Bike Recyclery, to be conscientious and responsible. I am now completely happy with the service she provides and am happy to...
01-25-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,768
Posted By Dawes-man

That made me laugh. I've thought the same myself,...

That made me laugh. I've thought the same myself, most recently when I was looking for a TA Cyclotouriste chain ring to replace the present 42T on my Rotrax yesterday. I'm thinking of changing it to...
01-17-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,697
Posted By Dawes-man

What are you going to use the hacksaw on? Sounds...

What are you going to use the hacksaw on? Sounds scary :)

I've just seen your earlier message... Thanks for your kind comments about my bikes. I ride them all from time to time, each time working...
01-02-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,697
Posted By Dawes-man

Yes, and it will remove rust stains from the...

Yes, and it will remove rust stains from the paint, too. There's been a lot of discussion here on oxalic acid so it would be worth doing a search. It works on chrome, too.

I used it on a friend's...
12-31-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,697
Posted By Dawes-man

On the rust, I would treat the frame with oxalic...

On the rust, I would treat the frame with oxalic acid first. I wouldn't repaint it for the reason you are reluctant, that it would lose you that lovely, period box lining. On the other hand, a good...
12-31-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,697
Posted By Dawes-man

For size? That's a novel excuse... I'm...

For size? That's a novel excuse...

I'm hoping the chemical approach will work. And yes, the TA rack is small and pretty useless but you can't beat the look :)
12-20-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Dawes-man

Hi JaccoW, Both the pulleys and the clamps look...

Hi JaccoW, Both the pulleys and the clamps look really good. I've sent you a PM. Cheers!
12-19-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By Dawes-man

That's very kind of you. Is it just the pulley...

That's very kind of you. Is it just the pulley wheels you have? Or the clamps as well?
12-19-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By Dawes-man

After a month of procrastination I've just today...

After a month of procrastination I've just today bitten the bullet and removed the gear from the hub. It was simple. For some reason I'd got it into my head that the 4-speed FM was different from the...
12-10-18, 02:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By Dawes-man

Hi rhm, thanks for your comments. Looking at an...

Hi rhm, thanks for your comments. Looking at an exploded diagram of an FM hub from Tony Hadland's site I can only see 2 cup & cone bearings...
12-09-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By Dawes-man

1949 Sturmey Archer FM Hub oil ports

I'm building a couple of bikes for a friend and his wife - both Hetchins Nulli Secundus, one a 24" 1954 with straight stays and the other a 20" 1956 with vibrant stays. Both are going to be fitted...
12-06-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Dawes-man

Thank you, Clifford! That explains everything. So...

Thank you, Clifford! That explains everything. So the later freewheel must be ISO. I've just re-read Shelton Brown's comment about 'all later hubs' being ISO... I'd missed the relevance of that the...
12-06-18, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Dawes-man

Further to the above, it seems this hub has...

Further to the above, it seems this hub has Italian threads. They measure 35mm across, which according to Sheldon Brown's figures is the Italian size. According to the same figures French threads...
12-05-18, 02:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Dawes-man

Well, I never! This hub has no groove between the...

Well, I never! This hub has no groove between the flange and the threads, thus it is not BSC threaded. Many thanks for the info, John. I've just checked another spare Campagnolo hub I have and it has...
11-29-18, 03:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Dawes-man

Bottom Bracket as Die for Hub Boss?

I have a Campagnolo Record hub with some sort of problem with the threads on the boss. I've tried 5 different freewheels (4 Suntour, 1 Shimano) and just one will thread all the way on. The other 4...
11-05-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Dawes-man

At the time I spent about half an hour trying to...

At the time I spent about half an hour trying to find it, without success. However, I've just followed your instructions again and found it very easily at:...
11-04-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Dawes-man

Success!! Thanks to gfk_velo and P!N20's...

Success!!

Thanks to gfk_velo and P!N20's good advice, I managed to strip and rebuild this 1990 Chorus 8-speed hub with no difficulty at all. It was actually pretty simple.

I removed the 2 mm...
11-02-18, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Dawes-man

You're right. I forgot to mention that I'd found...

You're right. I forgot to mention that I'd found the same, as well as the Vento hub.

Many thanks for the added, experience-based info and diagrams. With your and gfk_velo's help I feel confident...
11-01-18, 09:49 AM
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Views: 569
Posted By Dawes-man

Yes, although a 1990 hub, the bike is indoors...

Yes, although a 1990 hub, the bike is indoors every night and is used pretty gently.

gfk_velo, Thank you your incredibly useful guide to the hub and servicing it. I'll get down to stripping it as...
11-01-18, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Dawes-man

8-Speed Campagnolo Chorus Hub - dismantling

I've just replaced the rim on my wife's rear wheel and with it on the truing stand I noticed a slight, irregular clicking/rustling noise coming from inside the hub, a late 80s/early 90s 8-speed...
10-20-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Dawes-man

I've been half meaning to reply and half thinking...

I've been half meaning to reply and half thinking I'd wait till I'd met up with the friend I mentioned, who reckoned he had the right saddle clip.

I was going to reply to rhm's point about the...
10-16-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Dawes-man

I've just heard from a Japanese friend who...

I've just heard from a Japanese friend who collects mainly French bikes, who'd heard from another friend I'd asked about this rail anomaly, saying, 'I think I have one of those narrow Ideale clips.'...
10-16-18, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Dawes-man

That's because you've never seen one with narrow...

That's because you've never seen one with narrow rails like this one before. I assure you, your suspicion is just that; these rails have not been bent. My wife has the same model saddle on her De...
10-16-18, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Dawes-man

Ideale Saddle Rail Spacing Conundrum

I have an NOS Ideale Type 80 Record saddle with a distance rail to rail of around 35mm - that's centre to centre. I have several Brooks saddle clips and one Ideale but they're all for standard rails,...
09-19-18, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Dawes-man

Do you have photos?

Do you have photos?
01-29-18, 01:17 AM
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Views: 10,525
Posted By Dawes-man

Yeah, that's true.

Yeah, that's true.
01-28-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,525
Posted By Dawes-man

Not to deny this, this claim is complicated by...

Not to deny this, this claim is complicated by the fact that a lot of the De Rosas were built by Nagasawa, whose later frames under his own name are beautiful.
01-10-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 61,256
Posted By Dawes-man

Bluemels Airlight alloy mudguards with 'Peace'...

Bluemels Airlight alloy mudguards with 'Peace' mudflap of unknown make.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/15142032245_898a7d1a29_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p53SDt)1956 H.R. Morris Special Model...
11-24-17, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Dawes-man

Growing old... The story I've told is...

Growing old...

The story I've told is inaccurate. Yes, I fitted a Tange Prestige at first, as I said, but it was awful and was either too loose (although without any play in the bearings) and...
11-24-17, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Dawes-man

Another helpful comment. Many thanks! I'm in...

Another helpful comment. Many thanks! I'm in Japan so I can probably get one straight from Tange Seiki.
11-24-17, 12:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Dawes-man

Thanks for that. Thanks in part to your input,...

Thanks for that. Thanks in part to your input, and as I've just mentioned in another post, I think the problem could be down to the original JIS crown race being other than a Tange part. I'm going to...
11-24-17, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Dawes-man

The crown and legs are chromed but I'm not sure...

The crown and legs are chromed but I'm not sure if the base of the steerer is. Your 2nd point, yes, and is the reason I decided not to reduce the seat size. I had decided to have it done after all...
11-23-17, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Dawes-man

Yes, I meant from the diameter but thanks for...

Yes, I meant from the diameter but thanks for pointing it out. I should have been clearer.

(Halfway through your Rohloff video. Very interesting. Thanks!)
11-23-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Dawes-man

I see Park Tool do one for a bit under $500. Too...

I see Park Tool do one for a bit under $500. Too much to justify buying for a once-only use but there must be a shop somewhere in Tokyo that has one.

I've thought of using a file but lack the...
11-23-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Dawes-man

Hm, strikes me as strange, too. Given Katakura's...

Hm, strikes me as strange, too. Given Katakura's pre-eminence in Keirin in the 1970s it doesn't seem likely that the frame left the factory with a mix.



The forks look right. The chrome has...
11-23-17, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Dawes-man

Okay, so it's a possibility. Thanks. ...

Okay, so it's a possibility. Thanks.



Yes, I know it's possible. At the time I was reluctant to make irreversible changes to an old frame. I'm somehow less bothered now... I will probably go...
11-23-17, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Dawes-man

Threaded Headset - Mixed Sizes?

Hi everyone,

My first time posting here, I think. Have been on Classic & Vintage a lot over the years.

I have a circa 1984 Katakura road bike. I bought it as a frame and built it myself, with...
05-15-17, 12:05 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,097
Posted By Dawes-man

Yes, particularly with photos of the components...

Yes, particularly with photos of the components (front & rear derailleurs, brakes, cranks and hubs) it will be possible to at least date the machine.
05-08-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By Dawes-man

Thanks everyone! I appreciate you all taking the...

Thanks everyone! I appreciate you all taking the time to comment.

3larmer pointing out that postage would suck up any saving on the kit if I sent the crank to the US coincided with me discovering...
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