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04-08-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24,302
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Posted By Johno59

Trigger shifter

My mistake. Trigger shifters were all postwar. A 1936 dynohub would probably not have keyhole spoke eyelets on the small hub flange as depicted in foto. They would have simple holes requiring curly...
04-08-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Johno59

I do most of my riding at dawn and at sunset -...

I do most of my riding at dawn and at sunset - usually 10 times a week. You become very aware of where the sun rises and it is noticeable how each day is slightly different, both with flora and fauna...
04-07-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 654,783
Posted By Johno59

Sunbeams

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Very rare split axle rear hub...
03-20-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 846
Posted By Johno59

Are you using an indexed shifter (it clicks into...

Are you using an indexed shifter (it clicks into each selected gear) or a friction shifter (you feel where it goes until the chain is in the right gear). Many old school shifters allow for both....
03-18-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By Johno59

That kind of saddle will pitch you forward and...

That kind of saddle will pitch you forward and place unnecessary pressure on your back and your wrists - I would advise a more conventional flatter saddle . I'm assuming the saddle is that high...
03-18-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 894
Posted By Johno59

Small drill bit diversion

If u drill - as soon as the bit end passes thru the solder making the grommet and hits the steel cable within the grommet it will divert/snap. The cable with splay out compounding the stuck problem....
03-17-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 937
Posted By Johno59

There's always snow in CA. Some of it goes on the...

There's always snow in CA. Some of it goes on the road and some it goes elsewhere.
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03-10-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,265
Posted By Johno59

Down the rabbit hole

I'm impressed that folks can tell that the bearing race of a fixed cup isn't damaged/worn out from looking from the drive side into the BB abyss. Putting new ball-bearing in a worn out race will not...
02-18-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,073
Posted By Johno59

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1948 Robin Hood at the dawn.
01-27-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 1,810,291
Posted By Johno59

Nike Air

Nike Air
01-26-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,553
Posted By Johno59

I personally don't mind the thicker less...

I personally don't mind the thicker less definition PC sometimes leaves. What I have found alarming is water can get under the PC undetected and cause very deep rust - especially so if road salt is...
01-25-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,714
Posted By Johno59

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These Resilion cantilevers take a 'Razor' mountain bike pad insert perfectly and...
01-14-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,571
Posted By Johno59

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These are a modern copy of the traditional head badge rivets
01-13-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,268
Posted By Johno59

I tend to build my own wheels (unfortunately very...

I tend to build my own wheels (unfortunately very slowly). I had just finished a set, went to put on new tire and tube and realized I didn't have enough rim tape. No worries had a pair of old campag...
01-13-21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,268
Posted By Johno59

Obviously it is not road surface as the punctures...

Obviously it is not road surface as the punctures are on the inside circumference ie. away from the road surface. They aren't pinch flats as they don't have the characteristic paired 'snake bite'...
01-01-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,680
Posted By Johno59

I suspect you have tightened the end of axle...

I suspect you have tightened the end of axle pressed against the frame of the dropout instead of the end of the axle floating free in the dropout slot. Standing up caused the jammed axle to pop back...
01-01-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 24,302
Views: 2,884,362
Posted By Johno59

Really nice bike but replace the chain ASAP. If...

Really nice bike but replace the chain ASAP. If it continues to eat your chain-ring (look at the teeth they are almost shark-finned) you will have to replace that as well - and a decent Rudge 'hand'...
12-22-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,179
Posted By Johno59

Noob

Put a rack above those on the right - likewise the rear wall, but hang the bikes vertically rather than horizontally, and you'll fit in twice as many trusty steeds without anyone noticing the...
12-14-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24,302
Views: 2,884,362
Posted By Johno59

Decals

Go here- Vintage & Bespoke Bicycle Decals/Transfers H Lloyd Cycles (myshopify.com) (https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/)
They have every decal imaginable for review. Some even are water transfer...
12-03-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24,302
Views: 2,884,362
Posted By Johno59

Snap.crackle,pop.

When I've stripped down every last bolt, nut, washer, bearing, cup, post spoke, nipple, cables,calipers etc from a 1930s, 40s, 50, 60ish bike you are left with say 150 different bits and 95% are...
11-30-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24,302
Views: 2,884,362
Posted By Johno59

Seats, chains, indicator chains, rims and tires...

Seats, chains, indicator chains, rims and tires are all replaceable with new, Don't sweat the little ****. If your gears aren't shifting squirt some WD 40 down the filler and leave for a few days. K7...
11-30-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24,302
Views: 2,884,362
Posted By Johno59

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Before-
1930s Raleigh Sports. In a damp shed never ridden since 1945....
09-28-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24,302
Views: 2,884,362
Posted By Johno59

Spin the wheel and place a screw driver across...

Spin the wheel and place a screw driver across the two terminals on the dynohub. A spark indicates you have power.
09-25-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,960
Posted By Johno59

Well adjusted

These Campag fixed bearing cups have two flats on the fixed end so that they can be removed much more easily than most of the vintage British BBs which cab be a real pain. 'Fixed' means...
09-22-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,907
Posted By Johno59

1903 Sunbeam for the Champ.

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The Queen of my collection...
09-10-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,109
Posted By Johno59

Use dope sparingly

If you get a second Brooks go easy on the doping. I bought a near new saddle that had been ruined by misguided over-use of Brooks proof hide that softened the leather to such a degree it caused the...
09-10-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,889
Posted By Johno59

Raleigh paint-job BITD

The amazing thing is these old Raleighs were dip tank painted. It took about 5 seconds. Dip the frame into the tank of paint and hang it on the moving assembly line.
To see the whole process go on...
09-04-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 1,810,291
Posted By Johno59

Nothing beats it, 0600 on the way to work.

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Folks rattle past this sitting in their tin can cars, spewing toxic...
09-01-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,550
Posted By Johno59

Don't use Chicom cotters.

You can file Chicom to absolute perfection but they will soon start creaking. Like most things made in China the metal is complete junk.
Reuse original pins. Even if the threaded end is damaged a...
06-12-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 189,721
Posted By Johno59

Old soldier back on the road

Very 1980s paint job on my old funny bike. It had lain in the shed covered in crap and crud. Cleaned it, rust converter, clear coat, bit of touch up enamel and waxed.
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06-01-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 389,720
Posted By Johno59

Really nice work. I admire your patience.

Really nice work. I admire your patience.
05-31-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 389,720
Posted By Johno59

Wheel building takes me ages.

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Respoked 1903 rim with a K3 Strumey Archer 3 speed hub....
05-28-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 85,183
Posted By Johno59

Surprisingly responsive/comfortable

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Found abandoned no wheels, fixed as a winter hack/rain bike and was...
05-21-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 1,810,291
Posted By Johno59

Old Campaigners last ride before going into storage.

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Normally this dumpster find only get used when it's raining and/or in...
05-07-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,178
Posted By Johno59

If a bike made after 1980 has not been serviced...

If a bike made after 1980 has not been serviced regularly, I am reluctant to work on it. It comes as no surprise that this was when the mass-production British bike industry was sold off/collapsed....
05-06-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 1,810,291
Posted By Johno59

Sunbeams on Sunbeam

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Pre-dawn shake down ride for my 1948 Sunbeam. This bike was an...
04-28-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By Johno59

Chain wear check.

Select the bigger chain ring - the one at the pedal end. Pinch the chain at the he 3 o'clock position and pull it away from the chain ring teeth. A new chain and new chainring won't allow you to see...
04-18-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By Johno59

Claud Butler is now a Taiwanese owned Al bike...

Claud Butler is now a Taiwanese owned Al bike maker:(.
The Claud Butler pre-1960s were considered to be pretty good if made from Reynolds 531; but a lot of British made bikes from then were just as...
04-17-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 654,783
Posted By Johno59

Strumey Archer rebuild

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Tube of grease, 5 clutch springs and collars to to fit....
04-15-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,774
Posted By Johno59

Lost and Found:An Easter Miracle

In my shed I am a very messy worker . One reason I maintain this painful approach is I rarely lose anything - if ever. That changed on Good Friday when I lost a pawl spring and a tiny 1/16 bolt onto...
04-14-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 24,302
Views: 2,884,362
Posted By Johno59

Count driver ball ring bearings

It's surprising how often bearing are missing from the ball ring assembly that holds the driver steady and no amount of adjustment will fix it. Slacken the non-drive side first. Remove drive side...
04-13-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By Johno59

The Last of the real Sunbeams

In 1947 and 1948 John Marston ( son of the Sunbeam founder) tried to maintain the quality of Sunbeam bicycle despite the relentless push by short-sighted management to reduce overheads costs and...
01-28-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,470
Posted By Johno59

Know it all didn't need a shake down ride.

Repainted and rebuilt a 1980s Gitane road bike and was very pleased with the pace of the work and how well the gears, brakes etc worked on the stand. Next morning at dawn zoomed off into the traffic...
01-28-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,132
Posted By Johno59

Leather lace handlebar grips

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I got some 4mm leather cord for a few bucks a metre and wrapped the...
01-23-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,902
Posted By Johno59

20 mm wooden wheel spokes and washers

ERGAL alloy nipples - 15G 1.8 mm - SUPERLIGHTSign up for price alert...
01-21-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24,302
Views: 2,884,362
Posted By Johno59

Last chance saloon

I've had rear sprockets that that were so stuck they would have destroyed any wrench/bar/ vise. The best option is to use a hack saw and cut diagonally thru the sprocket until just before u reach...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,899
Posted By Johno59

Ex Police coat

A foul weather Gortex coat (not the jacket) will cost you about 700 USD retail. Buy a hi viz debadged ex Police one for a tenth of that. There are plenty on eBay sold by the official government...
01-03-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By Johno59

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What can you say!
01-02-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By Johno59

Great to Know

Bob Jackson is very much alive as you rightly pointed out. Bob Jackson Legend is my favourite British vintage bike. I'm so glad to learn they are still going strong. Thank you so much for correcting...
01-01-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By Johno59

There's about 5 inches of seat-post inside the...

There's about 5 inches of seat-post inside the seat tube.
I always ride on the drops. BITD most people rode on the drops as Ergo levers tend to dig into the web of you hand after a hour or so. If...
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