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09-22-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,269
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: 2,090
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: 78
Views: 2,275
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: 16,086
Views: 1,670,169
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: 3,036
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: 1,520
Views: 126,675
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: 3,569
Views: 314,740
Posted By Johno59

Really nice work. I admire your patience.

Really nice work. I admire your patience.
05-31-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,569
Views: 314,740
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: 264
Views: 67,625
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: 16,086
Views: 1,670,169
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: 2,747
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: 16,086
Views: 1,670,169
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: 896
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: 540
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: 6,518
Views: 587,239
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: 1,623
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: 23,159
Views: 2,653,310
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: 194
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: 3,113
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: 2,628
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: 9,088
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: 23,159
Views: 2,653,310
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: 1,666
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: 659
Posted By Johno59

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What can you say!
01-02-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
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: 1,139
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...
01-01-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By Johno59

My Grandmother Sold it to You

Woodrup are probably the last true bicycle shops left in the UK. They literally do everything. They give an upfront price for replacing every feature on the frame no matter how ridiculously kaput it...
12-21-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 779,764
Posted By Johno59

My old timers

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1947 Sunbeam with Resilion cantilever brakes on the road to London...
12-16-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

Triathlon Vs TT bikes

One of the primary aims of a triathlon bike is when you dismount and start the final run leg, your leg muscles are much less likely to cramp. If you have been rotated around the BB - as these Tri...
12-14-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

I

"True custom carbon fibre monocoque frames are the realm of record attempts. In that, carbon fibre excels."
The Lotus people came to where I work coz we manufactured the blades that went on the...
12-11-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

Delamination

Johno59 since you worked in the industry that designed a bike like this ...can you chime in on the question of where to buy such a bike? Thanks.

These CF bikes were normally used by folks who were...
12-07-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By Johno59

1948 Sunbeam

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Same year as the Wayfarer but with Resilion cantilever brake's
12-07-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By Johno59

Sunbeam epicyclic ball bearings

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110 ball bearings this side...
12-06-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

Feel the need

The issue is that a 10K CF bike with 110 psi tires is like visiting the all night dentist if you have old bones. You don't need to feel a nat's cock on the road.
A CF bike is like an Indy 500 car....
12-06-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

1500 watts

The only advantage of a CF frame is if you can ride a bike at 25 mph for 5 hours without wheel sucking, a CF bike will place you half a mile ahead of your non carbon opponent.
The ridgity of a CF...
12-06-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

No weight problem

The Lotus 108 that holds the hour world record weighs 22 lbs.
12-03-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

Goodness me, that is a beautiful bike.

Goodness me, that is a beautiful bike.
11-30-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

America

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Goddammit! That is a sweet piece of kit, I mean...…...smoke!!!
11-29-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

Last mile

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11-29-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

Aero and Super Aero

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Same same...
11-29-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

Broadman's Superman position

One of the surprising findings of the research that went into Broadman's hour record was the fact that there was no cardiovascular loss when he assumed the highly contorted body position on his hour...
11-28-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

One sided

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This angle of the lotus bike...
11-26-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

wheelchair

All wheelchairs wheels are 24 inch Junior. You can get clincher or tubular, high or low spec. No problem. 100mm axle hubs more difficult but Brampton folding bicycles are all 100 mm hubs. They range...
11-26-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

Nice

Amazing bicycle but how would you get a horizontal back?
The front forks are wrong. It needs a 24 inch front wheel.
Ah hah!. Upon closer examination I see the front forks aren't original.
How do I...
11-26-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

Klingon bars

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Where the hell do you.......cling...
11-26-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

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Same same ...........
11-26-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

Humouring your humerus bone

As I understand it the advantage Lemond's aero bars, and all those since, is your arm and back muscles. rest on a vertical humerus bone. A good analogy is stand straight legged for an hour and then...
11-26-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

Que saurait un Américain

The French were so confident the upstart Lemond didn't have a clue about TT that they let him have his ridiculous clip on horns.
In the foto the bars are 6 inches too high , hence the bent arms and...
11-25-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,675
Posted By Johno59

Saving gas

One of requirements for an efficient setup is to save energy where possible. The bullhorn straight arm position gave some rest. Lemond's Tri bars allow you to rest most of your upper body on the...
11-25-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By Johno59

1904 Catalog

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In 1902 this Sunbeam would have cost a skilled worker nearly 6...
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