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03-21-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 36,658
Posted By Dawes-man

I read somewhere recently that GB stems weren't...

I read somewhere recently that GB stems weren't ever 'factory' drilled, but that it was a popular mod back in the day. Checking on the VeloBase entry for the stem...
03-20-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 36,658
Posted By Dawes-man

Another solution is to ditch the hanger and drill...

Another solution is to ditch the hanger and drill a small hole through the stem. Done neatly with a sink for the cable end it looks cool and I think much nice than the hanger. It saves a bot of...
03-08-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,649
Posted By Dawes-man

Hi Unworthy1, Hello nlerner, Thanks for the...

Hi Unworthy1, Hello nlerner,

Thanks for the mention. It's nice to be remembered. I hope you guys are doing well.

Hi scozim,

You are a man of discernment...

That Rotrax is absolutely...
01-26-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,717
Posted By Dawes-man

Hello Dom, I'm from Devon, not a million miles...

Hello Dom,
I'm from Devon, not a million miles from Bristol...

'Braze-on' is a bit misleading as it suggests brazed on mounts for the Resilion cantilevers. On frames specifically designed to take...
01-26-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,717
Posted By Dawes-man

Yes, and no. I finally managed to get a set of...

Yes, and no. I finally managed to get a set of braze-on cantilevers but only got around the fitting the back set. The front set was hard to fit and I left it halfway through. And so they remain while...
07-29-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,853
Posted By Dawes-man

Thank you, Merziac, for the warm welcome. ...

Thank you, Merziac, for the warm welcome.

Long live C&V!
07-28-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,853
Posted By Dawes-man

Yes, I've heard it referred to as that, too. I...

Yes, I've heard it referred to as that, too. I think that's applicable on smaller bikes with a shorter distance between the saddle and the top of the wheel, and have seen a couple of bags that have...
07-27-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By Dawes-man

I received a PM from you, E.blan, but when I...

I received a PM from you, E.blan, but when I tried to reply BF came back with a message saying you didn't accept PMs.
07-27-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By Dawes-man

Seeing this thread bumped has reminded me... I...

Seeing this thread bumped has reminded me... I don't think I ever posted pictures of how the restoration came out:

The bike went from this:
...
07-27-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,853
Posted By Dawes-man

Why, thank you! It's very nice to see a familar...

Why, thank you! It's very nice to see a familar name.
07-27-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,853
Posted By Dawes-man

You're very welcome! And I agree... but then I...

You're very welcome! And I agree... but then I would :)
07-27-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,853
Posted By Dawes-man

Among the 12 or so vintage Carradice saddlebags...

Among the 12 or so vintage Carradice saddlebags in my collection, this is the only brown one I have and therefore, while not the oldest, it's rather special to me....
07-27-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,853
Posted By Dawes-man

Fellow Carradice fans, I'm back after an absence...

Fellow Carradice fans, I'm back after an absence of 6 years with some more vintage saddlebags. These are just back from a friend, a leather craftsman from Nagasaki called Takashi, who has being doing...
05-03-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,281
Posted By Dawes-man

Any holes in the head tube? Or remains of any?...

Any holes in the head tube? Or remains of any? Such signs would suggest pre-1981 as from then on the badges were simply glued on.

There's a Facebook group, Dawes Cycles Heritage, where you could...
05-03-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,281
Posted By Dawes-man

[QUOTE=mattwales;20912430]I hope nobody minds me...

[QUOTE=mattwales;20912430]I hope nobody minds me joining in here, trying to ID a bike I have been given. Despite Poyners of Wolverhampton decals it says Dawes on the rear drop out and BB is stamped...
04-03-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,862
Posted By Dawes-man

Okay. I get it now. Many thanks!

Okay. I get it now. Many thanks!
04-03-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,862
Posted By Dawes-man

Thank you, unterhausen! No PM or report...

Thank you, unterhausen!

No PM or report first post - I don't know how to PM an administrator - I did see a report first post button but didn't understand what to use it for.

I sent a message...
04-03-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,862
Posted By Dawes-man

You're a bit behind on the curve.

You're a bit behind on the curve.
04-03-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,862
Posted By Dawes-man

Yes, absolutely. In fact, when I posted my last...

Yes, absolutely. In fact, when I posted my last post (I also added a note at the beginning, to my initial post, explaining I was now perfectly happy) I also sent a message to the administrators...
04-03-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,862
Posted By Dawes-man

Just to bring everyone up to date, at Bike...

Just to bring everyone up to date, at Bike Recyclery's invitation I returned the pulleys and Justyne, the owner, has contacted me to inform me she has received them and that she has refunded the...
01-30-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,862
Posted By Dawes-man

I looked and saw a sign for a 10% off sale which...

I looked and saw a sign for a 10% off sale which said "SHIPPING WILL BE DELAYED JAN 11 - 22". However, while checking just now I happened to see the sign was clickable and found clicking on it opens...
01-30-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,862
Posted By Dawes-man

Thank you for your comments, everyone. I'm glad...

Thank you for your comments, everyone. I'm glad to see many have had good experiences with Bike Recyclery.

Justyne, the owner, has replied to my message via Facebook. I'll reprint it here in full...
01-28-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,862
Posted By Dawes-man

That's an idea. Thanks. I'll get in touch with my...

That's an idea. Thanks. I'll get in touch with my credit card company. I haven't so far because I remember a few years ago being told that as I has authorised the payment there was nothing they could...
01-28-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,862
Posted By Dawes-man

Sorry to hear of your troubles, both with the...

Sorry to hear of your troubles, both with the dealer and your knees.

Yes, I will. Thanks!
01-28-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,862
Posted By Dawes-man

Bike Recyclery - My Experience

Please note: After beginning this thread I found Justyne, the owner of Bike Recyclery, to be conscientious and responsible. I am now completely happy with the service she provides and am happy to...
01-25-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,334
Posted By Dawes-man

That made me laugh. I've thought the same myself,...

That made me laugh. I've thought the same myself, most recently when I was looking for a TA Cyclotouriste chain ring to replace the present 42T on my Rotrax yesterday. I'm thinking of changing it to...
01-17-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,535
Posted By Dawes-man

What are you going to use the hacksaw on? Sounds...

What are you going to use the hacksaw on? Sounds scary :)

I've just seen your earlier message... Thanks for your kind comments about my bikes. I ride them all from time to time, each time working...
01-02-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,535
Posted By Dawes-man

Yes, and it will remove rust stains from the...

Yes, and it will remove rust stains from the paint, too. There's been a lot of discussion here on oxalic acid so it would be worth doing a search. It works on chrome, too.

I used it on a friend's...
12-31-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,535
Posted By Dawes-man

On the rust, I would treat the frame with oxalic...

On the rust, I would treat the frame with oxalic acid first. I wouldn't repaint it for the reason you are reluctant, that it would lose you that lovely, period box lining. On the other hand, a good...
12-31-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,535
Posted By Dawes-man

For size? That's a novel excuse... I'm...

For size? That's a novel excuse...

I'm hoping the chemical approach will work. And yes, the TA rack is small and pretty useless but you can't beat the look :)
12-20-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By Dawes-man

Hi JaccoW, Both the pulleys and the clamps look...

Hi JaccoW, Both the pulleys and the clamps look really good. I've sent you a PM. Cheers!
12-19-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By Dawes-man

That's very kind of you. Is it just the pulley...

That's very kind of you. Is it just the pulley wheels you have? Or the clamps as well?
12-19-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By Dawes-man

After a month of procrastination I've just today...

After a month of procrastination I've just today bitten the bullet and removed the gear from the hub. It was simple. For some reason I'd got it into my head that the 4-speed FM was different from the...
12-10-18, 02:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By Dawes-man

Hi rhm, thanks for your comments. Looking at an...

Hi rhm, thanks for your comments. Looking at an exploded diagram of an FM hub from Tony Hadland's site I can only see 2 cup & cone bearings...
12-09-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By Dawes-man

1949 Sturmey Archer FM Hub oil ports

I'm building a couple of bikes for a friend and his wife - both Hetchins Nulli Secundus, one a 24" 1954 with straight stays and the other a 20" 1956 with vibrant stays. Both are going to be fitted...
12-06-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dawes-man

Thank you, Clifford! That explains everything. So...

Thank you, Clifford! That explains everything. So the later freewheel must be ISO. I've just re-read Shelton Brown's comment about 'all later hubs' being ISO... I'd missed the relevance of that the...
12-06-18, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dawes-man

Further to the above, it seems this hub has...

Further to the above, it seems this hub has Italian threads. They measure 35mm across, which according to Sheldon Brown's figures is the Italian size. According to the same figures French threads...
12-05-18, 02:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dawes-man

Well, I never! This hub has no groove between the...

Well, I never! This hub has no groove between the flange and the threads, thus it is not BSC threaded. Many thanks for the info, John. I've just checked another spare Campagnolo hub I have and it has...
11-29-18, 03:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dawes-man

Bottom Bracket as Die for Hub Boss?

I have a Campagnolo Record hub with some sort of problem with the threads on the boss. I've tried 5 different freewheels (4 Suntour, 1 Shimano) and just one will thread all the way on. The other 4...
11-05-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,236
Posted By Dawes-man

At the time I spent about half an hour trying to...

At the time I spent about half an hour trying to find it, without success. However, I've just followed your instructions again and found it very easily at:...
11-04-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,236
Posted By Dawes-man

Success!! Thanks to gfk_velo and P!N20's...

Success!!

Thanks to gfk_velo and P!N20's good advice, I managed to strip and rebuild this 1990 Chorus 8-speed hub with no difficulty at all. It was actually pretty simple.

I removed the 2 mm...
11-02-18, 12:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,236
Posted By Dawes-man

You're right. I forgot to mention that I'd found...

You're right. I forgot to mention that I'd found the same, as well as the Vento hub.

Many thanks for the added, experience-based info and diagrams. With your and gfk_velo's help I feel confident...
11-01-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,236
Posted By Dawes-man

Yes, although a 1990 hub, the bike is indoors...

Yes, although a 1990 hub, the bike is indoors every night and is used pretty gently.

gfk_velo, Thank you your incredibly useful guide to the hub and servicing it. I'll get down to stripping it as...
11-01-18, 12:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,236
Posted By Dawes-man

8-Speed Campagnolo Chorus Hub - dismantling

I've just replaced the rim on my wife's rear wheel and with it on the truing stand I noticed a slight, irregular clicking/rustling noise coming from inside the hub, a late 80s/early 90s 8-speed...
10-20-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,932
Posted By Dawes-man

I've been half meaning to reply and half thinking...

I've been half meaning to reply and half thinking I'd wait till I'd met up with the friend I mentioned, who reckoned he had the right saddle clip.

I was going to reply to rhm's point about the...
10-16-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,932
Posted By Dawes-man

I've just heard from a Japanese friend who...

I've just heard from a Japanese friend who collects mainly French bikes, who'd heard from another friend I'd asked about this rail anomaly, saying, 'I think I have one of those narrow Ideale clips.'...
10-16-18, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,932
Posted By Dawes-man

That's because you've never seen one with narrow...

That's because you've never seen one with narrow rails like this one before. I assure you, your suspicion is just that; these rails have not been bent. My wife has the same model saddle on her De...
10-16-18, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,932
Posted By Dawes-man

Ideale Saddle Rail Spacing Conundrum

I have an NOS Ideale Type 80 Record saddle with a distance rail to rail of around 35mm - that's centre to centre. I have several Brooks saddle clips and one Ideale but they're all for standard rails,...
09-19-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,401
Posted By Dawes-man

Do you have photos?

Do you have photos?
01-29-18, 01:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 22,823
Posted By Dawes-man

Yeah, that's true.

Yeah, that's true.
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