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10-10-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By robbied196

Thanks for all the advice, CliffordK math makes...

Thanks for all the advice, CliffordK math makes sense. The inner chainring was running very close on the old bb so I don't want to reduce it any. Looks like I'll be ordering a 116mm.
10-08-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By robbied196

It has 'DC' on the spindle underneath the size...

It has 'DC' on the spindle underneath the size measurements and DB on the adjustable cone, if that means anything?
10-08-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By robbied196

:) Thats how I used to do it, there's got to be a...

:) Thats how I used to do it, there's got to be a better way!
10-08-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By robbied196

Cup and Cone to Sealed Cartridge Size Help

I've just removed a worn english threaded cup and cone bb from my frame. The Shimano axle is 68mm x 112mm but it is offset, the short end 26mm, the centre 56mm and the drive side 30mm. I've checked...
07-30-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 492
Posted By robbied196

Classic, Vintage Style, Time Trial Stop Watch, Pocket Watch Clip

I've just added these in the for sale section although they will probably be of more interest to the C&V owners :)
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04-12-13, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By robbied196

That is a good point, I'm not with the bike at...

That is a good point, I'm not with the bike at the moment but I'll check that when I get home.

I was hoping to cure this problem by moving the axle but I have the thinnest spacer I can use on the...
04-12-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By robbied196

Thanks HillRider. That's what I'm going to do,...

Thanks HillRider. That's what I'm going to do, the rim needs to be further over to the drive side. How much would you expect a 700c rim to move from one full turn?
04-12-13, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By robbied196

Altering Rear Wheel Dishing

I have a rear wheel that needs re-dishing slightly. When its in the frame its about 4mm off centre. I'm thinking of winding the tension off the left side spokes by one full turn. Then tightening the...
12-01-12, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,913
Posted By robbied196

Help to Identify some Campagnolo parts

I've always been mystified how some people are able to look at any Campagnolo part and know which groupset its from. I've looked on Velobase which has a huge Campagnolo library and it seems to add to...
10-26-12, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By robbied196

I'm on RetroBike as well and have the same info...

I'm on RetroBike as well and have the same info posted, not a great response as yet :(



Thanks for a great bit of information. When you say it was subcontracted within Italy do you mean other...
10-26-12, 04:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,473
Posted By robbied196

+1 Just been cleaning some chrome forks

+1 Just been cleaning some chrome forks
10-25-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By robbied196

I've started stripping it down for a good...

I've started stripping it down for a good cleaning tonight. The calipers are Weinmann 500's dated 1985. The frame number is 766502, from what I've read the frame numbers seem to mean very little!
...
10-25-12, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By robbied196

Thanks for the comments :) I'll do some more...

Thanks for the comments :)

I'll do some more investigating when I get home tonight. I only picked it up last night and took the photo's so not really had chance to give it the once over. I've had...
10-25-12, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By robbied196

Just Picked Up This Bianchi But Which Model Is It?

I've just picked up this Bianchi and although its fairly entry level for Bianchi I wondered if anyone would know what model it could be?

Looks to be mid 80s? It has the Tubi Calibrati 1-20 decal,...
10-11-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,328
Posted By robbied196

Cable was off Ebay. Looking again I think I have...

Cable was off Ebay. Looking again I think I have the type of cable designed to be cut to length and use a pinch bolt. I've just noticed some other cables sold with the Knurled end already attached to...
10-11-12, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,328
Posted By robbied196

Hi Airburst. Yep still using a 3 speed trigger...

Hi Airburst. Yep still using a 3 speed trigger shift. The cable I've bought has a crimp on the end that fits into the trigger but nothing on the other end. Maybe I have the wrong cable and its for...
10-11-12, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,328
Posted By robbied196

1950's Sturmey Archer Gear Cable Attachment

I stripped this down for cleaning a while ago and threw away the old cable!

I'm fitting a new cable to a 3 speed Sturmey trigger shift, the bare end of the cable slides through the hole in the end...
09-19-12, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By robbied196

Thanks Airburst, I thought it might be to short....

Thanks Airburst, I thought it might be to short. I'm not very up on headsets so wasn't sure how much space they needed. Back to the search!
09-19-12, 02:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By robbied196

Steerer Tube Length Question

I've got a Vitus 979 frame which needs some forks.

The headtube length without any bearing cups is 150mm.

Will a pair of forks which measure 162mm from fork shoulder to top of the steerer tube...
06-16-12, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,689
Posted By robbied196

How about a Ciocc built for Tom Crowther of...

How about a Ciocc built for Tom Crowther of Mercian?
06-16-12, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By robbied196

Like you both I thought mid 90's, then I got this...

Like you both I thought mid 90's, then I got this link to the 2001 catalogue: http://www.cyclespeugeot.com/PDFs/2001UKr.pdf

The Premier is clearly shown with downtube shifters, and pretty much...
06-16-12, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By robbied196

Is this a Late 90's, Early 2000 Peugeot Premier?

Someone off another forum kindly uploaded a year 2000 Peugeot catalogue which lists a Peugeot Premier.

The bike looks very similar to the bike I have, although it seems odd to have a model name...
06-02-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,758
Posted By robbied196

I see its been a while since there was a post in...

I see its been a while since there was a post in this thread, but I just want to say a big, big thanks to Miamijim, you just saved me a big headache! I did the old trick of thinking it looked simple,...
05-18-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,786
Posted By robbied196

Looks new but possibly some usage on the...

Looks new but possibly some usage on the freewheel. The NOS wouldn't worry me though if the price was right.
05-18-12, 06:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,830
Posted By robbied196

CIOCC from 1969 to 1980 with the legendary...

CIOCC from 1969 to 1980 with the legendary craftsman Giovanni Pelizzoli in charge. The history of CIOCC can be found here http://www.pelizzoliworld.com/history/

Oddly enough I've just emailed the...
05-18-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,348
Posted By robbied196

I often work over old newspaper and it gets...

I often work over old newspaper and it gets covered in oil and WD40. Any parts I want to keep I wrap up in the newspaper and store in cardboard boxes.

Like rhm says though, I can't remember or...
05-18-12, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,472
Posted By robbied196

An update :) I've had a bit of a result off...

An update :)

I've had a bit of a result off another forum where somebody mentioned the name 'CIOCC'.

I've done a lot of searching since then including Ray Dobbins amazing website, which led me...
05-13-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By robbied196

Thanks, some interesting comments and looks like...

Thanks, some interesting comments and looks like $193 is a good ball park. Like everything, the cost of transport is rising all the time, so I guess we're not far from the point where shipping will...
05-13-12, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By robbied196

What would you pay to ship a complete bike from the UK to USA?

I sell a few vintage racing and touring bikes in the UK, most of which are often packed for sending out to various destinations around the UK. I've seen quite a few people in the USA buying from the...
04-28-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By robbied196

Thanks mechBgon, I just wanted to be sure before...

Thanks mechBgon, I just wanted to be sure before I commit to chopping the top off! Guess what I'm doing for the next couple of hours! :)
04-28-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By robbied196

Help! What is the internal diameter of a 26.2 alloy seat post?

OK, I have a classic seized seat post, I've been through all the usual options and now I'm left with the hacksaw option!

I just wondered if someone can tell me the internal diameter of a 26.2mm...
04-12-12, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,199
Posted By robbied196

Snap :) Solvol is amazing stuff

Snap :) Solvol is amazing stuff
04-11-12, 12:09 PM
04-11-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,165
Posted By robbied196

How do you identify the model of a Campagnolo cassette?

This is attached to a Daytona hub, I could assume its a Daytona cassette but I can't find anything to identify it. Am I missing something?
04-09-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,472
Posted By robbied196

Thanks for the links! I'm having problems with...

Thanks for the links! I'm having problems with photo attachments uploading so will try again later.
04-09-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,472
Posted By robbied196

Tom Crowther (Mercian Founder) anyone have any info on him or the attached bike?

I got a call the other day from a guy wishing to sell his Tom Crowther road bike. He had bought the bike from Tom's shop in Solihull in 1981. I knew that Mercian Cycles were founded by Tom Crowther...
03-21-12, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By robbied196

Robert Penn chose Brain Rouke of Stoke to build...

Robert Penn chose Brain Rouke of Stoke to build his dream frame :)
03-21-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By robbied196

Never had a problem with Continental inner tubes

Never had a problem with Continental inner tubes
03-21-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By robbied196

100% agree. I do a lot of rebuilds, repairs and...

100% agree. I do a lot of rebuilds, repairs and cycling, so I hate wasting time with useless pumps. Its one piece of equipment that its worth paying good money for.
03-20-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,388
Posted By robbied196

Roughly when did grease nipples stop appearing on bottom brackets?

I'm guessing early 60's, but wondered what all the experts think?
03-20-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,342
Posted By robbied196

I use double sided foam tape: ...

I use double sided foam tape:

http://www.vikingtapes.co.uk/Tapes/Double_Sided_Tape/Foam_Tapes/Badge_Mount/name_plate_tape.htm

If it was riveted on previously I make fake rivet heads by cutting...
03-20-12, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,063
Posted By robbied196

That's an interesting observation, I'll check the...

That's an interesting observation, I'll check the size of the wheels tonight. One thing I'm pretty sure of is that it doesn't have the right mudguards. I've found other sunbeams where the two braze...
03-19-12, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,063
Posted By robbied196

A bit of googling brings up some info on BF rod...

A bit of googling brings up some info on BF rod operated hub brakes but nothing that indicates what the '8' could be



I've had another good look at the rear hub. Typically, the Sturmey Archer...
03-19-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,063
Posted By robbied196

Not a great photo, but definitely BF8

Not a great photo, but definitely BF8
03-19-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,063
Posted By robbied196

Thanks, I can't wait to take it for a spin. ...

Thanks, I can't wait to take it for a spin.



I've just had the front wheel off for a closer inspection. On the inside of the Sturmey Archer drum it has BF8, I'll upload a pic.
03-18-12, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,063
Posted By robbied196

Is this a Gents 3 Speed Royal Sunbeam?

I've had this Sunbeam sat in the shed for a few years now waiting to become the 'next' project. I decided to drag it out into the daylight and have a good look.

I found a very good site with lots...
03-05-12, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,059
Posted By robbied196

Thanks Alex. I haven't had chance to email Harry...

Thanks Alex. I haven't had chance to email Harry Hall yet, but I think you could be right. It does have 120mm drop outs and very few braze one which kind of points to 70's. Hopefully someone at Harry...
03-02-12, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By robbied196

Thanks for all the comments, hopefully some of...

Thanks for all the comments, hopefully some of the above will help save me from breaking my thumbs each time I fit new tyres!
03-01-12, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,093
Posted By robbied196

Its the hills that get you fit :)

Its the hills that get you fit :)
03-01-12, 04:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By robbied196

Tyre Fitting Tips

I can't work out if I'm getting old or if new tyres are just a lot less flexible than they used to be!

I've just fitted a pair of 700c Vittoria Rubino's, I always try and fit them by hand and...
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