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10-09-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,100
Posted By Johno59

A buyer and never a seller be

The moral of the tale is buy and then give or lend. That way you can ask for them back.The only problem is you'll need a warehouse.....but hey
09-18-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,152
Posted By Johno59

Valleys and Tape

Make certain you use the valley of the rim to reduce the width of the rim to be cleared. where possible. If the tire bead is on the shoulder you won't get the tire on.
Tape should not be covering...
09-18-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Johno59

Apples and Oranges

Height of the seat is determined by your inside leg measurement. Set back is determined by the length of your arms and torso.
Campagnolo does not make very long seatposts. The rationale being the...
08-24-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Johno59

Great service

My large order got lost in the post
Lloyds replaced them free of charge but I returned them as the originals finally showed up a few days after the replacement. Very impressed with their whole...
08-23-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 3,354,082
Posted By Johno59

The Alpha Cycle Company was located in Birmingham...

The Alpha Cycle Company was located in Birmingham 174 Corporation St in 1910 (now a hair-dresser) and in 1932 / 34 on Morville Street Birmingham. The Veterans Cycle Club's Library has 1910, 1930 and...
08-13-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18,351
Views: 2,139,344
Posted By Johno59

Red Dawn here and there

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This sunrise this morning reminds me of Afghanistan. I know it's not...
08-05-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18,351
Views: 2,139,344
Posted By Johno59

Golden harvest

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If this dry spell keeps up this crop is coming in.
08-04-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,087
Posted By Johno59

Bars behind bars

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Dawn in the UK
07-23-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 3,354,082
Posted By Johno59

Cable stretch

If it hasn't been ridden much the cable assembly may be stretching moving about. A 1/16 "" of slack will change gear so give it time to settle. Pull by hand the indicator chain in and out whilst...
06-16-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By Johno59

Not surprised

She contacted the police and they said it wasn't the first time and people do it so they can film "typical lunatic " cyclists running red lights at the nearby intersection at a nearby hill in the...
06-16-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By Johno59

Not so funny

My daughter was commuting in London peak-hour, got to near the bottom of a steep hill, applied brakes .... nothing. Sailed thru intersection screaming and some quick-thinking pedestrians grabbed her...
06-14-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 30,457
Posted By Johno59

Dawn in East Anglia

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0500 on the way to work
06-12-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,235
Posted By Johno59

The reason you don't use a gas torch to burn out...

The reason you don't use a gas torch to burn out the post or expand the seat tube is you want to preserve the paint If you're going to use enough force to break the frame you obviously don't care...
06-05-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By Johno59

Emery tape

Emery tape comes on a 40 feet reel and is an inch wide.Perfect for polishing and sanding steel tubes at great speed and the tape wrapping around the tube offers reasonable levelling ability....
06-04-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By Johno59

lock the bike in the garage as well. Welcome to...

lock the bike in the garage as well. Welcome to the ranks of the C&V paranoid .
06-04-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By Johno59

Sandpaper is graded on a scale whereby the lower...

Sandpaper is graded on a scale whereby the lower the number the rougher the effect. 80 grit is for sanding the hull of an aircraft carrier and 2000 grit is for polishing diamonds,
06-04-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By Johno59

If you did nothing and left the bike outside in...

If you did nothing and left the bike outside in the rain maybe in ten years you'd have a problem. As it stands there is nothing to concern yourself with. When you're happy with the look polish it up...
06-03-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By Johno59

Gorilla glue?

Keep the glue it's great for bonding - not sure for painting. Just sand until it's reasonably solid then do the converter. Get some of those tablespoon size paint tins in auto shops. They are made...
06-03-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By Johno59

Clear coat will not stop rust

Clear coat is not a barrier, paint is a barrier. Moisture will slowly pass thru clear coat and attack any bare steel underneath. Clearcoat protects paint and the paint protects the metal. Get some...
06-03-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By Johno59

Where does it end.

You have to make certain all the rust is exposed. A box cutter is good to gently scrape off the paint (is it paint or powder coat?)until you get paint on rust free metal. That can be an alarming...
06-02-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 3,354,082
Posted By Johno59

V

Are you sure they are brass. I have dozens. Some appear to be bronze and some are definitely mild steel.
06-01-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,853
Posted By Johno59

60mph roads

In the UK 95% of roads allow bicycles. They are not allowed on motorways (freeways ) ie 70mph. In the the UK many intersections have roundabouts that allow high speed exit and entry. Almost no one...
05-30-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,845
Posted By Johno59

For posterity

If you've got a fat arse a little old shorty is not going to work. Kinda hitting a barn door thing..
05-30-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By Johno59

Fixed is safer

On a fixed bike you have to anticipate everything. You dial into the road traffic otherwise you are roadkill. City couriers use fixed for this reason. I used a track bike in traffic for commuting,...
05-30-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2,860
Views: 737,036
Posted By Johno59

Saddle up for another 100 years?

BEFORE
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111 year old saddle for my 1903 Sunbeam nose problem
BEFORE ...
05-28-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,853
Posted By Johno59

You can't spend enough on lights

I ride all weathers on 60mph plus roads. I would have been killed many times over the last 20 years without good lights - day or night.
Next time you're out on a sunny day watch what happens when a...
05-25-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Johno59

Perhaps earlier?

All the Dawes from the 1955 catalogue have the pump mounted on the crossbar. You have to go back to the 1940s to view a pump on the downtube.
As you pointed out there are no braze on on the subject...
05-24-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Johno59

Debonair 1955

I believe your bike to be a 1955 Debonair. The lack of a bracket on the fork for a lamp counters my POV but there were some Dawes ala 1955 without said bracket- albeit not Debonairs.
The position of...
05-23-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,557
Posted By Johno59

Oval steel, keep it real.

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Put the magnetic tool holder to show it's steel...
05-22-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Johno59

BB swing

"I still vote wall art"
I have to agree. I have always assumed the biggest stress on a bike was borne by the BB. Whether standing on the pegs and crunching over a pothole or giving the full gas...
05-22-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Johno59

Aluminum bonding adhesives

The aerospace industry uses adhesives that bond aluminium together. The bond is far superior to welding or riveting but once again requires very toxic preparation and is oven cured. They even have a...
05-22-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Johno59

Carbon composite as a repair

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Without the use of an oven autoclave and or a vacuum in a heated moulded press the trapped air will render a backyard resin/carbon matrix exactly as strong as fiberglass ie not very strong. ...
05-18-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 3,354,082
Posted By Johno59

Wow, that really nice and fixed to boot. Fixed...

Wow, that really nice and fixed to boot. Fixed tandem, rear captain - the ultimate marriage tester.
05-17-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 3,354,082
Posted By Johno59

Minature knarps source

Tap this description into Ebay.
'universal adjustable cable barrel clamp adjuster bike motorcycle lawn mower new'
It's a French company. They ship worldwide. The website offers a huge selection of...
05-16-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,206
Posted By Johno59

Bitd

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This saddle is 111 years old....
05-16-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 3,354,082
Posted By Johno59

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Once set up they are surprisingly maintenance free.
05-16-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 3,354,082
Posted By Johno59

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Drill three holes in a bit of brass the size of brake cable as close...
05-16-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 3,354,082
Posted By Johno59

There are plenty of tandem experts on here but I...

There are plenty of tandem experts on here but I would suggest you put a drum brake on the front to help the Resilions. Two riders using just a single pair of 70 year old brakes not a good idea. You...
05-15-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 3,354,082
Posted By Johno59

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I boosted these as the original springs were a bit weak....
05-15-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 3,354,082
Posted By Johno59

Resilion Resurrection

What do you have regards the entire loom? All is replaceable with modern with the exception of the yolk and the piston spring arrangement within the caliper itself.
05-13-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 178,639
Posted By Johno59

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The idea was to get your back horizontal to reduce wind...
05-13-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 178,639
Posted By Johno59

I need to lose another 20 lbs before I get back...

I need to lose another 20 lbs before I get back on it - otherwise I'll pass out as my stomach chokes me to death. It's also very unforgiving of neck fat. If you have any, cranning your head back so...
05-13-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 178,639
Posted By Johno59

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Pretty unique these days and always funny - 1983 EG Bates.
05-12-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,938
Posted By Johno59

If you go the Delta Gruppo (a Master Piu is a bit...

If you go the Delta Gruppo (a Master Piu is a bit new for that I believe) I would advise against 7/8. A pro bike mechanic friend of mine had a nightmare with the original Delta flared rear mech...
05-08-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,184
Posted By Johno59

Hey c'mon. You offered an alternative solution. I...

Hey c'mon. You offered an alternative solution. I can see exactly where you are coming from. Stuck with a irreversible fault you have to adapt. I've bent lots of things to solve a seemingly...
05-08-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 3,354,082
Posted By Johno59

At the death they did headset bearings of plastic...

At the death they did headset bearings of plastic as well. Good grief.
05-08-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,352
Posted By Johno59

That's a fantastic insight. I see lots of fit...

That's a fantastic insight. I see lots of fit shortish women riding 700c bikes and it has always bugged me how strung out they looked. I have a question regards another thread regards an old Schwin...
05-08-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,184
Posted By Johno59

Finding a wheel that is true enough to show up a...

Finding a wheel that is true enough to show up a 1mm discrepancy whilst sitting in a near hundred year old horizontal dropout strikes me as a can of worms. I would have thought a straight edge across...
05-07-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,184
Posted By Johno59

If you're a heavy rider it needs to be...

If you're a heavy rider it needs to be straightened ASAP.
You don't know how rusted the bike was before they gave it a good solid coat of protective paint.
If you hit a real nasty pot hole it could...
05-07-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,719
Posted By Johno59

I shower at work. I would find it impossible...

I shower at work. I would find it impossible without a shower at work. I never wear anything on my legs all year round.
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