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01-26-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,829
Posted By WillBradley1

I have a set of them on the front a GB frack...

I have a set of them on the front a GB frack bike, which also coaster brake hub on the back. I only use the resillions as an emergency which is almost never, and in fact on this particularly delicate...
01-26-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By WillBradley1

Cerchio Ghisallo Wooden rims, thoughts?

Hi there,

For some time now Iíve been mulling over treating my Benotto Pista frame to a set of Cerchio Ghisallo tubular track rims. This would be some treat on my spectrum so need opinions!
...
01-26-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By WillBradley1

Spacers on the way

Cheers guys, spacers on there way, 2x 6.3mm.

yes the threads can bite already, plus there will still be a few mm of squeeze.

Must say it feels like abit of a bodge though with spacers? I sense...
01-26-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By WillBradley1

Narrow hub, 15mm gap too much to force?

Hi there,

i just laced some wheels up for a treasured (but battered) old Benotto Pista frame, I have used a little Ďtorpedo jet rear hub.

I have often not been phased by the stays being wider...
12-25-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By WillBradley1

Thanks for all the great info guys! Love the old...

Thanks for all the great info guys! Love the old catalogues.

good to know, so if I see a 28h torpedo itís going to be tubs.
12-23-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By WillBradley1

Do pre-1980 28h clincher road rims exist?

Hi there,

I have a growing addiction to lace torpedo coaster brake hubs on road rims for my city bikes. So much fun, love riding them, love servicing them, love the look when all is still from the...
09-20-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By WillBradley1

Ow of course donít worry I didnít fill in the...

Ow of course donít worry I didnít fill in the reliefs.

That photo is the rear side of the fork (photo taken from that side as that was actually the damaged hole/too low). On the front side I did...
09-20-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By WillBradley1

Update

Just an update about how this turned out
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/4d3f6e37_de05_4478_adf1_0858ed363edd_b578d63ffd52268178aa171b154d1f2b694e5393.jpeg...
07-29-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By WillBradley1

I’ve been doing the oily wipe down solution for...

I’ve been doing the oily wipe down solution for the last couple years without too much bother, it’s on a treasured Benotto pista that I bought extremely battered and have riden for many many miles...
07-28-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By WillBradley1

Clear coat paint ontop of patina

Hi there,

Just curious if anyone has tried a proper proffesional dip and bake clear coat ontop of an old paint job, keeping the chips but preventing rust. I have several battered old frames ive...
07-27-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By WillBradley1

Thanks for more suggestions. Love the Resillion...

Thanks for more suggestions. Love the Resillion callipers! Will keep my eye for a good buy in one of them anyway. Luckily I have a friends Dad who is very pro at all things metalwork, so trust him to...
07-26-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By WillBradley1

Thanks for reply guys. Glad there is a...

Thanks for reply guys.

Glad there is a strong consensus on fill-braze-redrill. The paint being so damaged already in that area is basically telling me to do it!

im comfortable riding just with...
07-26-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By WillBradley1

How to save badly drilled track fork

Hi there,

Looking for some advice about my options with a badly drilled fork brake hole on an old Geoffrey Butler fillet brazed track frame I just bought. The paint was proper nackered but it had...
04-10-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By WillBradley1

Cheers guys. Yeah agreed Im not going to...

Cheers guys.

Yeah agreed Im not going to chase this at all. Im just gonna lace them onto 36h, see how they feel. If there total jelly then they'll will just sit around until I happen to see the...
04-10-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By WillBradley1

Lacing 16/24h rims with 36h hubs, dangerous?

Hi there,

Couldnt resist a bargain set of old Araya Aero tubular rims for £15 while searching for a pair of their clinchers, never ridden tubulars before so thought was worth getting. Browsed abit...
04-10-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By WillBradley1

Performance of mens frame vs womens.

Hi there. Just looking to gain some knowledge with this post.

Can anyone give me give any evidence there is any performance difference between vintage lugged mens frames and 'womens' frames with...
04-06-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By WillBradley1

Thanks for replies. Gonna look into the ADX-1 at...

Thanks for replies. Gonna look into the ADX-1 at RRB, thanks for that!

Ive avoided tubulars up until now... always heard they are super troublesome. Maybe its time to try them out though, if I...
04-06-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By WillBradley1

Help finding/choosing ARAYA rims for 80's resto.

Hi there,

Im restoring my mums old Sid Standard 'Superbe' frame that was built in Nottingham, 1981. It's always been a lightweight touring bike, but got butchered by many LBS and now only has a...
05-31-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By WillBradley1

Thanks for replies everyone. This was a very easy...

Thanks for replies everyone. This was a very easy process.

It was so underweight noone gave a second thought to it, just directed me to oversize luggage, which was quite re-assuring knowing it...
05-31-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By WillBradley1

My mum bought the frame from Sid Standards, the...

My mum bought the frame from Sid Standards, the shop in Nottingham. Its a green Raleigh Superbe. When we rang up in desperate need of a tube replacement they told us they outsourced quite a few of...
05-31-18, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By WillBradley1

Suuurley a superbe pro BB and superbe pro...

Suuurley a superbe pro BB and superbe pro Crankset has to fit! If they dont then i give in!!

I havnt dated my BB yet but im pretty sure its this one, it looks identical atleast. But velopress...
05-31-18, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By WillBradley1

Hey Plonz, Its date HL so is a 1991 crank,...

Hey Plonz,

Its date HL so is a 1991 crank, it does technically want that 112mm spindle. But maybe correct me, if im running it as a fixed singlespeed would it still want a 112mm spindle? I cant...
05-31-18, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By WillBradley1

So in the end... by suprise.... I think I found a...

So in the end... by suprise.... I think I found a fiance!

There was a superbe road crank going on ebay for £33. Really poor first few pictures so i think people wernt noticing it.

The risk of...
05-29-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By WillBradley1

I thought I was doing it the crank way round, I...

I thought I was doing it the crank way round, I just wrongly assumed superbe pro would be JIS as its japanese. Damn, found a shimano cup and cone to buy instead though so somewhat sorted for now....
05-28-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By WillBradley1

Crank for 109mm Suntour Superbe pro BB

Hello! hopefully some pictures attached to this.

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05-09-18, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By WillBradley1

Tak!

Thanks for the replies!

If it was okay to take your whole bike as a normal bag then just my frame should be no problem at all.

I am planning to re-enforce the box, thinking wooden blocks taped...
05-08-18, 02:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By WillBradley1

Taking Separated frame and fork as normal checked in 20kg flight luggage?

Hello!

Exactly as the title says... Im planning to take my old Raleigh frame home from Denmark for a seat tube replacement in the Mercian factory in Nottingham, just the frame and fork seperated....
10-18-17, 02:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By WillBradley1

Thanks for all the replies! Here are some photos...

Thanks for all the replies! Here are some photos of the old tire set up. Maybe I was trying to inflate them too much, Im not familiar with gauging pressures on feel and my pump doesnt have a dial....
10-17-17, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By WillBradley1

Infact, Im sure the fit is correct sizing... When...

Infact, Im sure the fit is correct sizing... When I first saw how lose the fit was I tired a pair of really crusty old original 26" 1 3/8 tyres off an old Raleigh I have and the fit was the same. Ive...
10-17-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By WillBradley1

Thanks for the reply. They are atleast marked the...

Thanks for the reply. They are atleast marked the same dimensions for sure, but it was an incredibly sloppy fit. The tyres are just super cheap chinese ebay ones though so Im not suprised they ripped...
10-17-17, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By WillBradley1

Downsizing tyre for low pressure straight rims?

Hey there,

I've had a problem with some old straight edge 26" 1 3/8 wheels on a 1960 DBS damecykel... Even riding on super low pressure and carefully centred, the bead of the tyre pops out...
08-14-17, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By WillBradley1

Thanks for the advice! I ended up finding the...

Thanks for the advice! I ended up finding the bits at a reasonable price (€15 posted) on an online website, I measured the diameter and I think the lock ring is just a standard size as mentioned. But...
08-10-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By WillBradley1

Also... am I right to assume that a SRAM...

Also... am I right to assume that a SRAM snap-ring/washers will fit a SACH torpedo??
08-10-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By WillBradley1

Am I getting ripped off for these?

Hey there,

I recently saved a poor old 1960's DBS bike that has a SACH Torpedo rear hub, currently trying to get in back into cycling order :) It is missing all the little components to install...
08-09-17, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By WillBradley1

Finding a cheap 600mm dia RIM.

Hey there,

I thought this would be an easy task... but I cant find one anywhere!

Im just looking to buy a cheap 600mm diameter rim to build into my first homebuilt wheel around a hub I have.
...
07-19-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By WillBradley1

Thanks for replies :) There isnt a hole on...

Thanks for replies :)

There isnt a hole on the fork... i read on sheldon browns that drilling was an option but i would rather avoid that...

So the only option is to source a drum brake front...
07-19-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By WillBradley1

If it was possible to fit, do you think CP brakes...

If it was possible to fit, do you think CP brakes would brake safely on that rim?
07-19-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By WillBradley1

http://www.sykkelstua.com/uploads/90f77a40f75bc682...

http://www.sykkelstua.com/uploads/90f77a40f75bc6827befb0eb8c45dd41.JPG
07-19-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By WillBradley1

Centerpull Brake & Rim compatability advice

Hey there,

I saw this poor old norwegian DBS bike rotting away, asked the owner and they were grateful for me to attempt to give it a new life... Im not very knowledgable so its a project for me...
06-30-17, 02:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By WillBradley1

Recommendations for 70s/80s BB & Crank pair?

Hi there,

Inherited a beautiful Raleigh Superbe my mum had built in 1981, cycled everyday since. Sadly it had had several of the original parts removed by sh*t bike shops... So im seeing it as a...
06-23-17, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By WillBradley1

Sorry to everyone I was posting stupid links...

Sorry to everyone I was posting stupid links without the .'s
Now I have made it ten posts here are the proper links of my bike, and the BB im thinking of buying. So I will be changing the cranks to...
06-23-17, 03:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,563
Posted By WillBradley1

Has anyone here every had a serious crash they...

Has anyone here every had a serious crash they would blame on their toe straps?
06-23-17, 03:28 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 73,089
Posted By WillBradley1

What are peoples favourite tire for puncture...

What are peoples favourite tire for puncture resistance? Im riding schwalbe delta cruisers currently... largely because of the price but yet to have a puncture riding in the city everyday so fingers...
06-23-17, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By WillBradley1

Im alittle confused too, the Raleigh Catalogue...

Im alittle confused too, the Raleigh Catalogue says in the description for the Superbe 'comes with top of the range Suntour Superbe Parts', so from that I had assumed there was a strong link... ?
06-23-17, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By WillBradley1

Is that your Raleigh Superbe Brian?! Beautiful...

Is that your Raleigh Superbe Brian?! Beautiful bike!
06-23-17, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By WillBradley1

Does anyone have an experience on stripping...

Does anyone have an experience on stripping sections of painted frame back to metal? Would you have to apply a chrome layer? Is it easy?! Just for the little welding decals im thinking...
06-23-17, 02:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,019
Posted By WillBradley1

Really enjoyed this thread! Makes me look forward...

Really enjoyed this thread! Makes me look forward to when I have the space for bike projects! Time cramped apartment atm.
06-23-17, 02:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By WillBradley1

Love this bike!

Love this bike!
06-23-17, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By WillBradley1

I guess thinking about it, its more im planning...

I guess thinking about it, its more im planning to build a bike from scratch using the frame... Thats how I'm thinking of the task now. And I'm not precious about it being exactly the catalogue,...
06-23-17, 02:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By WillBradley1

Thanks for the responses! Here is the bike......

Thanks for the responses! Here is the bike... sadly past its former beauty but its been ridden regularly for nearly 40 years!
...
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