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06-30-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By Aardwolf

Amazon:...

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07Q7WMB81/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

5.99 for 100 grade 25 chrome steel

And they've got all the other sizes, even 7/32"
06-30-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,166
Posted By Aardwolf

I've got Suntour Power Shifters and a Suntour...

I've got Suntour Power Shifters and a Suntour Cyclone Mk2 GT, they are very shiny and work perfectly (even does 8 speed).
I'm an old git and it works better than I do, I'll try a Di2 after I'm...
06-29-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 614
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm waiting for the accordion thread. ...

I'm waiting for the accordion thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL2OOzu2SZ4
(that's not me)
06-29-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,036
Posted By Aardwolf

Fair point, I'm not saying it isn't worth it. I...

Fair point, I'm not saying it isn't worth it.
I just couldn't justify buying it myself :(

I'll have to find a junk one and paint it myself.
06-29-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,036
Posted By Aardwolf

There was a Whirlwind frame (post 53) on Ebay...

There was a Whirlwind frame (post 53) on Ebay recently for lots of money: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Stunning-Holdsworth-Whirlwind-Top-Model-Fancy-Lugged-Frame-531-Eroica-/195111626586
Looks...
06-27-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Aardwolf

I converted a Campagnolo Gran Sport hub to 126mm...

I converted a Campagnolo Gran Sport hub to 126mm 7 speed recently (Sunrace 13-28 freewheel).
I found measuring the hub and cones and making a spreadsheet to play with the spacing worked.
Decided...
06-27-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,671
Posted By Aardwolf

Holdsworth Professional in team colours ? ...

Holdsworth Professional in team colours ?


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x625/img_1235_03f441bacb261e0db182b0011cbb16ef0fb5a05d.jpg
Image from...
06-27-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 361,264
Posted By Aardwolf

Dancing Aztecs seems to be out of print. ...

Dancing Aztecs seems to be out of print.
Available 2nd hand though: https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?kn=dancing%20aztecs&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results&ds=20
And many more...
06-26-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,492
Posted By Aardwolf

Albert Bridge, London Built 1873:...

Albert Bridge, London
Built 1873: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bridge,_London
Battersea Park is right next to it and I regularly cycle round that a few times while trying not to kill...
06-23-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Aardwolf

Any chance it was William Law, 17 St Cuthbert...

Any chance it was William Law, 17 St Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4DJ

"This shop, which has been in the same local family for over 100 years, carries a range of quality bikes and clothing...
06-18-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7,639
Views: 840,390
Posted By Aardwolf

Got fed up with my phone in my pocket impediing...

Got fed up with my phone in my pocket impediing leg movement slightly:


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1539x1024/saddle_bag_1_dd250015af22012c9bffb67a98e9ee66e57d7f5a.jpg
...
06-17-22, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 582,112
Posted By Aardwolf

I put cermaic tiles on the ground round my baby...

I put cermaic tiles on the ground round my baby plants to stop squirrels digging them up, 4 usually does the trick.
06-10-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,470
Posted By Aardwolf

Apparently Coleman Fuel is Naphtha + a small...

Apparently Coleman Fuel is Naphtha + a small amount of rust inhibitor.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coleman-Liquid-Fuel-1L/dp/B00KDUJMO2/ref=sr_1_1

Getting naphtha is a bit tricky in the UK currently...
06-08-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,770
Posted By Aardwolf

I've just started waxing (about 207 miles back),...

I've just started waxing (about 207 miles back), using a 0.5L depilation wax heater with digital temperature control - a bit small but I had it lying around (for accordion wax not hair :)
I gave it...
06-07-22, 02:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,470
Posted By Aardwolf

I've just started using wax: paraffin wax pellets...

I've just started using wax: paraffin wax pellets + PTFE powder
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MLBYXXD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1...
06-05-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By Aardwolf

Worth checking what the thread is: Suntour...

Worth checking what the thread is: Suntour Cyclone and VX is 'metric fine' which is M4 x 0.5 mm pitch (metric standard is M4 x 0.7mm pitch).

Metric fine: https://www.fastenerdata.co.uk/fine-thread...
06-04-22, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By Aardwolf

Suntour Cyclone and VX takes M4 metric fine. ...

Suntour Cyclone and VX takes M4 metric fine.

I had a stripped one and retapped it to M5 metric fine.
06-02-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Aardwolf

If you can get RGB values for the colour this...

If you can get RGB values for the colour this site will show manufacturers paint colours that match ordered by "delta E" which is how much they differ from the RGB value:
...
05-30-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Aardwolf

You can get the diagram at...

You can get the diagram at www.disraeligears.co.uk
There's also a GT version for bigger cogs.
...
05-29-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm running 52-42 / 13-15-17-19-21-24-28 ...

I'm running 52-42 / 13-15-17-19-21-24-28
SunTour Cyclone Mk2 GT + Sunrace 7 speed freewheel in 127 OLD.

And I quite like poodling around in 52/13 on the flat, but then I'm only 63 :)
05-28-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Aardwolf

I found a spoke calculator that allows for spoke...

I found a spoke calculator that allows for spoke stretch:
https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/spokecalc/

If you look at the 'log' tab it looks likeSpoke lengths required

Left : 298.2157 (will stretch...
05-28-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,758
Posted By Aardwolf

My 8 speed MA2 126 old has 90/39 kgf which is 43%...

My 8 speed MA2 126 old has 90/39 kgf which is 43% NDS tension.
I measured the hub dimensions and did a spreadsheet to calculate the tensions, OLD, and small cog clearance with different spacers.
05-27-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,758
Posted By Aardwolf

I've recently done something similar on an 82...

I've recently done something similar on an 82 Holdsworth Avanti (126 old, 6 speed freewheel) without resetting the spacing.

I bought some Mavic MA2 rims and they came with Shimano RX100 hubs, rear...
05-26-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By Aardwolf

On Komoot I've never tried the real time speed...

On Komoot I've never tried the real time speed display - mainly because the phone is in my trouser pocket and 'turned off' (ie. standby).
The voice directions still work in standby and the screen is...
05-22-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By Aardwolf

I've used Komoot and Strava. I don't do PBs or...

I've used Komoot and Strava.
I don't do PBs or compare with others so Komoot (on Android) works fine for me - route planning, voice directions, route recording (all offline).
It charges by the map...
05-20-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Aardwolf

I got a Cyclone Mk1 FD on ebay for 20 a few...

I got a Cyclone Mk1 FD on ebay for 20 a few weeks back.
05-17-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 168,125
Posted By Aardwolf

Doh, almost certainly :) It's probably a bit...

Doh, almost certainly :)
It's probably a bit too small to have an electric starter.
05-17-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 168,125
Posted By Aardwolf

I've no idea what this is, very cute though. ...

I've no idea what this is, very cute though.
Wondering what the pedal at the back is for since there's no way of putting a foot on it while seated.
...
05-17-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,079
Posted By Aardwolf

I've just replaced the spokes (and hubs) on a set...

I've just replaced the spokes (and hubs) on a set of Mavic Monthlery Route - old spokes were zinc plated and a bit tatty.
I've found a place in the UK that cuts to custom length and delivers in a...
05-17-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Aardwolf

Turns out now I know it's the boots and not the...

Turns out now I know it's the boots and not the bike I don't mind a slight creak (from the boots).
You probably can't hear it from more than a couple of feet away and I'm sure Father Brown would...
05-16-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 361,264
Posted By Aardwolf

Well spotted, here's almost another one: ...

Well spotted, here's almost another one:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/909x744/suzy_kendal_1_9d349549a423e35d748df11431dac8f782c0e803.png
05-16-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 361,264
Posted By Aardwolf

Small point: that's Alun Armstrong who is still...

Small point: that's Alun Armstrong who is still kicking I think.

Can't find a photo with an actual bicycle so here's one with Suzy Kendal

...
05-14-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Aardwolf

BB Creak [solved]

Hiya Folks,
I've been chasing a "BB creak" for the last few months, thought I'd give the details since it might help somebody and the conclusion is a bit funny.

Symptoms: both pedals creak at...
05-14-22, 02:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,770
Posted By Aardwolf

I've just started waxing chains. I looked...

I've just started waxing chains.
I looked around for a cheap crock pot on Gumtree, then I remembered I had a wax warmer I bought for accordion waxing:
...
05-08-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,433
Posted By Aardwolf

I've just put Vittoria Rubino Pro 28mm tubulars /...

I've just put Vittoria Rubino Pro 28mm tubulars / Mavic Monthlery Route rims on my Holdsworth Avanti.
I was concerned about the clearance but the Rubinos are measuring 28mm at 75psi and I've still...
05-02-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 582,112
Posted By Aardwolf

Finished the party boots upgrade for my...

Finished the party boots upgrade for my Holdsworth: Mavic Monthlery Route tubulars
Was: Ofmega hubs + zinc spokes + Tufo S33 Pro 24mm (25mm installed) + Shimano 6 speed (14-28) freewheel.
Now:...
05-02-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 168,125
Posted By Aardwolf

Rising bollard I could understand :) Somehow...

Rising bollard I could understand :)
Somehow he/she has managed to lift the car up about 2 feet and park it on top of a fixed bollard.
04-30-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 168,125
Posted By Aardwolf

I can't even think how you would do this: ...

I can't even think how you would do this:


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1365x1024/img_20220430_155740390_1_d53391e7e93f2a5d355bcc7d0819d43d7462cace.jpg
04-28-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Aardwolf

A good point about needing to calibrate tension...

A good point about needing to calibrate tension meters.
I got to exactly the same place a couple of months back: I've got the Ztto TC-1.

What I had previously spotted is that on the Park Tools...
04-27-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Aardwolf

Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ 28mm went on (fitting test...

Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ 28mm went on (fitting test only) just using fingers :)

At 60 psi it's 27.2mm wide, leaving me 4.5mm clearance - slightly less when I install the glue and inflate some more.
04-23-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7,639
Views: 840,390
Posted By Aardwolf

Yay, Campy Nuovo Tipo low flange rear hub (36...

Yay, Campy Nuovo Tipo low flange rear hub (36 hole, 126 OLD, English thread) from Ebay for 30.

Rolls hub, hmmm a bit graunchy ... takes axle apart: dry old grease. Degreases, cleans cones: NO...
04-20-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 762
Posted By Aardwolf

A small point: bikes older than about 1985...

A small point: bikes older than about 1985 probably used 5mm 'brake' outer for the shift cables.

I tried Shimano shift cables on my 1982 Holdsworth and the outer kept pushing through the cable...
04-19-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Aardwolf

Looks like HB-RE005 is probably not usable as a...

Looks like HB-RE005 is probably not usable as a 25R standin, I'm definitely no expert but the shape is sufficiently different that I'm going to go with the Ofmega cones.

Campy Record 25/R: 7/32"...
04-19-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,056
Views: 340,777
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm fairly sure that would be it's name and...

I'm fairly sure that would be it's name and address in case it went on a night out and got lost.
Or it could be some emergency catnip for hot dates.
04-19-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3,056
Views: 340,777
Posted By Aardwolf

A few years back the neighbours cat adopted me :)...

A few years back the neighbours cat adopted me :)

It used to follow me as I walked to the local shops, it would stop at the end of the road and wait for me to return.
They moved away eventually...
04-17-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Aardwolf

Cheers I'll give it a try. I've only taped one...

Cheers I'll give it a try. I've only taped one set of tyres so far, I haven't tried traditional glueing yet.
Think I'll try the extreme tape and then glueing when one of the new tyres needs...
04-17-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm fairly sure it was just a problem with those...

I'm fairly sure it was just a problem with those Tufos, I read others had the same issue eg. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1218701-new-tubular-stretching-ideas.html (he sent them back)
...
04-17-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Aardwolf

Sorry for any confusion, I realise carrying a...

Sorry for any confusion, I realise carrying a spare tubular is the norm, I wasn't expecting to stitch one on the road.
And I've even got an original Bluemels 3 frame pump that actually works, I used...
04-17-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Aardwolf

Yep, I've heard the theory :) I had to...

Yep, I've heard the theory :)

I had to stretch the Tufo S33 Pros for 3 days using a ratchet luggage strap before they would go on the rims.
I took the front one off a few days back - about 2...
04-17-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Aardwolf

Yep, I got this bike 6 months back after a break...

Yep, I got this bike 6 months back after a break of 35ish years and I'd never experienced tubulars, I quite like them.
I figure the roads round here are not great so the Monthlery Route are probably...
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