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12-20-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By johnggold

On the image showing the grey forks at the top,...

On the image showing the grey forks at the top, the tangs go straight to the top, but on mine they are thicker at the top giving a slightly bulbous appearance.
12-15-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,312
Posted By johnggold

This is very close but my crown is more bulbous...

This is very close but my crown is more bulbous at the top. I posted a pic at the start. But must be same manufacturer given the similarities.
12-13-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,312
Posted By johnggold

Yes. I have a Holdsworth frame that came with...

Yes. I have a Holdsworth frame that came with chrome Raleigh forks. Finding a damaged frame with undamaged forks is going to take a while.

The frame and forks are being resprayed to original...
12-13-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By johnggold

The liner does say Stronglight and the cup is...

The liner does say Stronglight and the cup is 36x24 and the Campag crankshaft is 70SS.

How does this impact on origin?
Forum: Want To Buy
12-13-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By johnggold

I have a Trek 2000 frame. As with other Trek...

I have a Trek 2000 frame. As with other Trek frames I have done the original frame prep was poor so the paint is flaking off.

Problem has been getting all the 2000 decals. velocals do not have...
12-09-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,312
Posted By johnggold

I don't usually have decal problems when I know...

I don't usually have decal problems when I know what I am after. Velocals should be the "go to" for Trek, but I have struggled. In the UK H Lloyd Cycles I find the best, but ebay is a very rich...
12-07-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,312
Posted By johnggold

That makes a lot of sense. Getting decals from...

That makes a lot of sense. Getting decals from the USA for the Trek frames is hard enough. velocal just won't issue the final couple I need because the Trek 2000 had a couple of specials.

In my...
12-07-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,312
Posted By johnggold

Everything on this bike is Campag with the single...

Everything on this bike is Campag with the single exception of a Shimano headset. Likely the original lost its chrome, as was replaced. I'm sourcing a Campag replacement.
The cups are both Campag,...
12-07-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,312
Posted By johnggold

Hi All This post is about finding the...

Hi All

This post is about finding the original manufacturer if possible. The frame has gone off today to be resprayed in its original colour Dark Blue Pearl. This was written on the Steerer tube....
12-06-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,312
Posted By johnggold

Before I posted this search, I checked with G A...

Before I posted this search, I checked with G A Argos and they confirmed that they had only done the respray, and having seen images could not identify the origin of the frame. Thats why I posted.
...
12-06-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,312
Posted By johnggold

The gear cable outers are quite common. Downtube...

The gear cable outers are quite common. Downtube gears are a good example. Otherwise the cables would be bare and easily rust and jam.

Although I have now fully stripped the frame, the cables are...
12-06-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,312
Posted By johnggold

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The cutout clearly predates the respray. Further disassembly shows the...
12-05-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,312
Posted By johnggold

Can Anyone Identify This Columbus Frame?

I have been given this frame to restore. Being a Columbus frame it is very light. Apart from th number 53 on the BB, I have not found a serial number.

It has G A Argos decals, and although this is...
10-25-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By johnggold

Googling Cannondale came up with a USA dealer, at...

Googling Cannondale came up with a USA dealer, at cycle-frames.com who should have a solution for me.
10-18-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By johnggold

Since so many parts I order come from the Far...

Since so many parts I order come from the Far East, distance is no longer a barrier.

Please send photos of what you thik might work.

Thanks.
10-18-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By johnggold

There are no bosses. That's the whole point of...

There are no bosses. That's the whole point of the joining threaded rod. If I had bosses, I would be finding something else to fit them. When I was given the bike to fix they were already off the...
10-17-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By johnggold

I am attaching a photo of the parts that I have....

I am attaching a photo of the parts that I have. There is a part number SL-SY20A, which hasallowed me to see the same levers used on the opt tube, but the levers are mounted differently on a circlip....
10-15-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By johnggold

Shimano Downtube Levers on Threaded Rod

I am restoring a Viking bike, which has twin Shimano downtube levers and a couple of bits missing. I contacted Shimano, and the parts are no longer on their database. They stop at 2004.

There are...
Forum: Want To Buy
09-06-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By johnggold

I have some Weinmann non aero. I have standard...

I have some Weinmann non aero. I have standard and with the additional safety pulls.

BTW, it is very easy to convert the safety weinmanns to standard.

What do you need?
07-05-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By johnggold

Sinclair A-FRame Folding Bike

I am trying to renovate this bike, another unique design by Sir clive Sinclair, which turns out to be more like repairing a hoover, because of all the plastic covers and bolts.

It is very unusual,...
04-07-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By johnggold

Don't get me wrong. I buy good cables in bulk so...

Don't get me wrong. I buy good cables in bulk so it doesn't bother me to change the brake cables as soon as they look a bit rusty. But when you find that a shifter can't be re-cabled, with a cable...
04-06-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By johnggold

I have no problem with progress, as long as there...

I have no problem with progress, as long as there is a benefit. Twist grip shifters are my pet hate. They are fitted to kids bikes, and some re impossible to use, as an adult, let alone a child. I...
04-06-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By johnggold

Last year thousands of people came forward...

Last year thousands of people came forward perfectly able to repair bikes locally. Many of them *not including me) were shown on national TV. Plus in the UK there is a huge appetite for vintage...
04-06-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By johnggold

I have already done all that. The binnacle was...

I have already done all that. The binnacle was gunked up, but the shifter mechanism has a partially jammed spring, so when going from 1-2 it shifts correctly. When going from 2-3 the rotation...
04-05-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By johnggold

I don't agree that there is any such thing as a...

I don't agree that there is any such thing as a non-serviceable part. There are just manufacturers who make life so difficult by not producing manuals, that people are forced to buy a replacement.
...
04-05-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By johnggold

Finding Shimano Service Manuals

I am finding that with Shimano in particular it is near impossible to get manuals for older bike components.

I just had an MTB Carrera bike to service. It is fitted with an unusual brake...
02-15-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,419
Posted By johnggold

I prefer Older Bikes Any Day

During the past year I have been repairing loads of bikes in my local area.

This has meant everything from small scooters to the latest electric bikes. The comment about bikes being obsolete...
01-14-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By johnggold

I have had far more replies than I expected....

I have had far more replies than I expected. Thanks to everyone who posted.

I am a big fan of drop handlebars but I take on board the practicalities of not having them.

I had a comment about...
01-14-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By johnggold

I havent got a mixte frame at the moment, but...

I havent got a mixte frame at the moment, but they do have a higher step through than standard step through.

I have considered a modern recumbent 3 wheeler. There is one that I see on the road...
01-14-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By johnggold

I have always done the opposite. I have loads of...

I have always done the opposite. I have loads of discarded flat bars. My grandson just got me to convert his flat bar MB to drop handlebars so that he can ride faster than his friends. However, the...
01-14-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By johnggold

Obviously the older frames have threaded forks...

Obviously the older frames have threaded forks and the frame probably won't accept front derailleurs but I think my flat out racing days are over.

Apart from that I will be going all alloy. The...
01-11-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By johnggold

Adapting a Ladies Step Through Frame as a Mans Bike Due to Injury

A lifetime of playing squash and racketball has left me with a hip problem. Also, I have a collection of ladies frames from all the bikes I have been donated for spares over the years, and the step...
08-28-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,849
Posted By johnggold

MotoBecane Pantin Parts Identification

Hi

I have just been given a MotobBecane frame to restore. It seems to have boosses for front cantilever brakes, and for the rear brakes the hole is vertical not horizontal.

The mountings for...
06-11-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By johnggold

Had a bit of luck today. Diassembled saddle and...

Had a bit of luck today. Diassembled saddle and found that the original leathercloth had been sandwiched between two pieces of vinyl.

I have a lot to do. The breathing rivets are still there but...
06-11-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By johnggold

That was really helpful. I have already rebuilt a...

That was really helpful. I have already rebuilt a mattress saddle and your image shows how the top should look. Last time I did this I had a similar top and was able to use it as a template...
06-10-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By johnggold

Identify Vintage saddle on a Humber c1949

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06-08-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 193,986
Posted By johnggold

Raleigh and Holdsworth Combined

This was built as a surprise gift for a friend with a bad back that was afraid of getting stuck on a two wheel bike.

Would like to build another but have never found another Holdsworth conversion....
06-06-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By johnggold

Thank you all for your suggestions. I am...

Thank you all for your suggestions.

I am wondering now if the solder was applied as a thread filler and then retapped not considering that I would apply heat 30 years on.

I need to keep it...
06-06-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By johnggold

Soldered Bottom Bracket

I assume that you mean by non-drive side, the side opposite the drive chain, and which has a lock ring.

I applied heat to the drive side, and apart from not moving, which is usually the case, no...
06-06-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By johnggold

Soldered Bottom Bracket

I have just been disassembling a 1949 Gents Humber bicycle, and everything was off the frame except thew bottom bracket. Te bicycle was a garage find, and had not been used for well over 35 years.
...
10-28-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,536
Posted By johnggold

Grip shifters are very dependent on the internal...

Grip shifters are very dependent on the internal indexer spring. There is a lot of tolerance particularly on SRAM, and the spring may just need to be squeezed.

I am very familar with this spring,...
04-24-19, 02:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,993
Posted By johnggold

Humber Bicycle

I just read your comment and saw the very helpful diagram. I am renovating an original condition Humber bicycle that just needs a service and new tyres apart from the lights not working. It has sat...
03-04-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,715,644
Posted By johnggold

Braze On is Better

I have never liked these bolt-ons but as I have got older, don't like downtube shifters either.

Most of my restorations for old frames involves respraying and new decals, so I normally remove any...
03-04-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,715,644
Posted By johnggold

I use two10mm threaded bolts big washers and six...

I use two10mm threaded bolts big washers and six nuts and a centre tube made from 1/2 inch copper plumbing.

To make the tube strong enough I cut another tube to the same length then slit so it...
02-11-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,715,644
Posted By johnggold

For me I start with the frame. I have a 1951...

For me I start with the frame. I have a 1951 Holdsworth Monsoon which I rescued from being damaged and painted with Hammerite. It now has new decals, is lug lined, and I am gradually sourcing...
07-16-18, 03:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,969
Posted By johnggold

What a waste of a perfectly good freewheel. Usual...

What a waste of a perfectly good freewheel. Usual freewheel problem involves either a broken spring wire or worn or jammed pawls. They are nothing special or unique. Last one I did I replaced the...
07-08-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,969
Posted By johnggold

Simple Fix

The usual problem is worn or stuck pawls, or the freewheel has simply lost its lubricant.

This particular one does not need the lockring removed. Simply unscrew the thread over a bowl. All the...
06-26-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,867
Posted By johnggold

I do use Quick links, but only on modern bikes....

I do use Quick links, but only on modern bikes. It is a pain the old way, but I invested in a Park tool, which seems to need less effort to push the rivet back.
06-26-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,867
Posted By johnggold

All this fuss over a typo

It just goes to show how little you read of my original post, since you were so caught up in your own agenda.


"

I adjusted the angle in case the derailleur was hitting the cogs". There is...
06-25-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,867
Posted By johnggold

Maybe I should point out that my post described...

Maybe I should point out that my post described an empirical test that showed a link. I could not explain the link hence the post.

Noone has offered an explanation only to say that there is no...
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