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05-21-19, 12:05 AM
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Posted By arty dave

I'd love to get hold of a 3 speed cogset for a...

I'd love to get hold of a 3 speed cogset for a sturmey hub. One day I'll try a homebrew 2 cog set up.
There's some nice kit in this 1938 Cyclo catalogue:...
05-14-19, 04:41 PM
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Posted By arty dave

If you're worried about wear, get another one and...

If you're worried about wear, get another one and take turns riding them. There's probably others that would agree - if you have the room it's nice to have at least a few bikes in your stable just...
05-05-19, 04:22 PM
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Posted By arty dave

I borrowed my Mums luggage scales yesterday and...

I borrowed my Mums luggage scales yesterday and tried them out on a few bikes.

My DL-1 sans chainguard and fenders weighs in at 18.4kg (40.5 lbs) This has a B33 saddle and rod operated drum brakes...
05-02-19, 05:42 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Just a comment on transferring spokes - I haven't...

Just a comment on transferring spokes - I haven't tried taping rims together but this sounds like a great idea. I got super frustrated a couple of weeks ago when I'd got confused with the...
04-27-19, 10:16 AM
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Posted By arty dave

I bought some alloy wheels from the local...

I bought some alloy wheels from the local recyclers recently and they came with presta valves. There are 2 reasons that I know of why they might be preferred - one, they can hold more pressure,...
04-12-19, 10:47 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Really nice bike you have there - love the...

Really nice bike you have there - love the pinstriping & luglining, chainguard and chainring. That rack is also really cool - it's exactly what I keep looking for at the local recyclers. I used to...
04-09-19, 04:26 PM
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Posted By arty dave

That sucks with the wrongly advertised 40 hole...

That sucks with the wrongly advertised 40 hole rim, upside is you have a really nice spare 40 hole rim. It's great to see the bike upright & almost rideable, looks like a really nice sized frame! ...
04-07-19, 08:21 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Thanks for the heads up - I had to google this as...

Thanks for the heads up - I had to google this as I didn't know there were 2 models. They have stopped manufacturing the (S) which has no reflectors, and they'll continue making the (R), which has...
04-07-19, 05:08 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Looking good! I picked up a ladies roadster...

Looking good! I picked up a ladies roadster recently for parts - it has a nice Williams snowflake pattern 44 tooth crankset that may come in handy, and it also has a quite long L shaped seat post....
03-31-19, 03:16 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Gotta learn to read more proper soonly... I...

Gotta learn to read more proper soonly...
I keep drooling over these 635mm alloy westwoods...$115 for a pair shipped in my money (AUD). They have 32 hole and 36 hole but no 40 - plus you have the...
03-31-19, 05:39 AM
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Posted By arty dave

Gster this 28 x 1 1/2 Dunlop Westwood rim is in...

Gster this 28 x 1 1/2 Dunlop Westwood rim is in Ontario but they don't mention how many spoke holes. CAD$40 Might be worth asking?...
03-19-19, 07:39 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Restoration Update: Just got the wheels back from...

Restoration Update: Just got the wheels back from builder today. Rims I decided to have powder coated as they were painted black and chrome was shot. The hubs cleaned up great, chrome was saved and 3...
03-14-19, 12:34 AM
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Posted By arty dave

Well that's frustrating - I couldn't find the...

Well that's frustrating - I couldn't find the info at home but it was something I'd found googling around diligently. It wasn't hard to do but I hope someone else replies with something fresher than...
03-13-19, 04:04 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Here is a link to an image that might help......

Here is a link to an image that might help... http://oldroads.com/mn0.jpg
From memory when I removed the lock from my DL-1 fork, once I removed the retaining screw, the barrel was just friction...
03-05-19, 03:37 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Steve for some reason I can't see any of your...

Steve for some reason I can't see any of your images, are you hosting them somewhere that I could have a look at them?

Edit - Please ignore, I can see them now and they are lovely and I am jealous...
01-20-19, 04:10 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Jeebers that sucks - bad design? I'm a fan too,...

Jeebers that sucks - bad design? I'm a fan too, I've been riding the bike I put my B72 on a lot more lately, and it really works for me. I didn't like it at first, but I guess it's now reshaped...
01-20-19, 04:00 PM
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Posted By arty dave

When I rebuilt my DL-1, I serviced the '63 AB hub...

When I rebuilt my DL-1, I serviced the '63 AB hub and found that one of the planet pinions was missing teeth. The hub had been working fine though, and the broken off teeth were stuck to the greased...
12-20-18, 03:39 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Thanks for these last couple of posts BC - I...

Thanks for these last couple of posts BC - I recently bought a shifter for a roadster project, and although I haven't mounted it yet, it seems to have spring issues. The lever flops around rather...
12-09-18, 04:11 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Nice! Looks to be in good condition... I like the...

Nice! Looks to be in good condition... I like the red grips with the white darts on black. Are the chrome fenders original? They look cool too
12-09-18, 05:03 AM
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Posted By arty dave

Nice work as always Sir Mike - 28" / 635mm...

Nice work as always Sir Mike - 28" / 635mm wheelset?
12-06-18, 02:59 PM
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Posted By arty dave

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Not OT - Vintage bicycle riders heaven...seven brooks saddles...
12-05-18, 04:05 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Depends... if it's cheap maybe it's worth...

Depends... if it's cheap maybe it's worth grabbing for the parts, you've got the nice brooks B72 saddle and the saddlebag, and everything is in great condition. You then have to worry less about the...
11-29-18, 05:03 AM
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Posted By arty dave

[QUOTE=Johno59;20678460] The splitter was the...

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The splitter was the hardest thing to rebuild. But once I realized the cantilever and the splitter are two independent outer /cable arrays I was able to have brand new...
11-27-18, 04:20 PM
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Posted By arty dave

I'm with you with the drop bars... I like to...

I'm with you with the drop bars... I like to think I could do it and I like the look of them on certain bikes. Particularly vintage shaped handlebars - I have some late 30's bars shaped like Velo...
11-26-18, 03:43 PM
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Posted By arty dave

Good point clubman, I hadn't considered that - I...

Good point clubman, I hadn't considered that - I think I'll set up the cabling differently when I move the hub to a new bike - otherwise I'll be fiddling with the cable stop and cable adjustment as...
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