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02-28-24, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Aardwolf

It's a Griffin and George lab stand I inherited. ...

It's a Griffin and George lab stand I inherited.
Sort of thing that was used in school chemistry labs in the 70s in the UK.
It's very handy for posing things.

Pics from Ebay:

Stand:...
02-28-24, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,662
Posted By Aardwolf

Through the door about 1 hour back: SR Royal two...

Through the door about 1 hour back: SR Royal two bolt seatpost 27.0mm

I'm going to try accurate saddle angle adjustment and this should help.
Got a 1967 Wright's Swallow to break in when it gets...
02-28-24, 08:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,089
Posted By Aardwolf

And 35 later: SR Royal 27.0, would have prefered...

And 35 later: SR Royal 27.0, would have prefered fluted but this one was available.

It's about 10g lighter than my SR LaPrade.
It's marked "27.0" and it measures 27.0 too.
Just needs a bit of...
02-26-24, 05:11 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,094
Posted By Aardwolf

Almost missed this thread. It's well known red...

Almost missed this thread.
It's well known red is the fastest colour, and I need all the help I can get.

1982 Holdsworth Avanti (531) in Holdsworth Red Pearl - the only colour it came in.
...
02-24-24, 05:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,089
Posted By Aardwolf

According to "General Information" on Velobase...

According to "General Information" on Velobase the Superbe (not pro) is a rebranded Sugino Mighty SP-2C
https://www.velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=3c4cb437-85bd-4134-9efb-617ac6c89b04&Enum=105
...
02-24-24, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,172
Posted By Aardwolf

You probably know this but the pedals are Lyotard...

You probably know this but the pedals are Lyotard M23 Marcel Berthet
https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=31ca38d4-b05e-4050-8b43-8e4bef89ad9a

My favourite pedals, they also work with MKS...
02-22-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,154
Posted By Aardwolf

Just thought I'd mention this (for the great...

Just thought I'd mention this (for the great name), well known in the UK.

Electric Brae

https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/dunure/electricbrae/index.html
02-21-24, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Aardwolf

You may have done this already, but you probably...

You may have done this already, but you probably need to post on some mostly UK bicycle forums.
eg.retrobike.co.uk
forum.cyclinguk.org
yacf.co.uk/forum
and there are several UK r e d d i t...
02-21-24, 03:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By Aardwolf

That's what I use, but I live in a London flat...

That's what I use, but I live in a London flat and my work bench is an old kitchen table.

Stanley hobby vice: https://www.tooled-up.com/stanley-multi-angle-hobby-vice/prod/162143/

...
02-19-24, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 966
Posted By Aardwolf

+1 for using a Dremmel and a cutting wheel, I've...

+1 for using a Dremmel and a cutting wheel, I've tried cable cutters but they always squish it a bit and leave jaggies.

I don't use that modern shift cable outer (pre 84 bikes) so I like my Bowden...
02-19-24, 03:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,172
Posted By Aardwolf

Hadn't heard of Rochet so did some googling,...

Hadn't heard of Rochet so did some googling, turns out there's a lot of historic posters and some head badges on Ebay.
There's also this in France: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/145606698250
Might be...
02-14-24, 09:26 AM
Replies: 82,636
Views: 13,916,836
Posted By Aardwolf

I was thinkinginsert hacksaw blade to end of post...

I was thinkinginsert hacksaw blade to end of post
cut post carefully (by hand) down to the tube
repeat about 5mm away from 1st cut
remove 5mm piece of post by levering with screwdriver / tapping...
02-13-24, 09:18 AM
Replies: 82,636
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Posted By Aardwolf

Ebay UK: 1955 Hetchins Nulli Secundis (59cm C-T) ...

Ebay UK: 1955 Hetchins Nulli Secundis (59cm C-T)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/296214655863

Currently 85 with 5 days to run
Probably because there's a cut off seat post stuck in it
It's too tall...
02-09-24, 05:52 AM
Replies: 82,636
Views: 13,916,836
Posted By Aardwolf

Ebay UK:...

Ebay UK: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/156052975864?hash=item24557b70f8:g:rcoAAOSw2vNlxf9g

Holdsworth Whirlwind - Yeovil 1700 collection only
Fancy lugs, I think 1953 - 1956
Only the 2nd one I've...
02-05-24, 03:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,119
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm not sure the concept of "#1" makes complete...

I'm not sure the concept of "#1" makes complete sense - what are you going to ride if you need to touch up the paint or adjust something ?
So you can only have a #1 if there's an understudy, which...
01-27-24, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7,480
Views: 882,471
Posted By Aardwolf

Packed my new tool kit in the saddle bag this...

Packed my new tool kit in the saddle bag this week and found it was rattling, decided shrink wrap was almost certainly the answer.
Think it worked rather well:
...
01-23-24, 05:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,577
Posted By Aardwolf

You might want to consider using sealant - I use...

You might want to consider using sealant - I use 1oz of Orange Seal in Vittoria Rubino 28mm.
Others might say don't do it, but I've had no problems.

I also use Jantex tape insted of glue, but...
01-20-24, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,662
Posted By Aardwolf

Only 5 on Ebay, but it's the last spanner I'll...

Only 5 on Ebay, but it's the last spanner I'll ever wear pack

Shelley short 1/4" x 3/16" Whitworth
1961 Holdsworth Cyclone:

GB stem bolt + handle bar clamp = 3/16"
Seatpost binder = 5/16"...
01-19-24, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By Aardwolf

I was checking out the catalogues, 1951 Sprint...

I was checking out the catalogues, 1951 Sprint models came in 3 versions.
The Olympic Sprint has the "New de-luxe spearpoint bi-laminates" and 1-1/8" top tube.
Quoted weight for welded version is...
01-18-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By Aardwolf

Here's a 1951 Allrounder on Ebay:...

Here's a 1951 Allrounder on Ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125611580056?hash=item1d3f089a98:g:pDMAAOSwDONjcT4f (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125611580056?hash=item1d3f089a98:g)
There are some...
01-18-24, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By Aardwolf

Yep, looks like Jan 1950. There's a 1951...

Yep, looks like Jan 1950.

There's a 1951 catalogue on here: https://nkilgariff.com/ClaudButler.htm
Check out (2) New Allrounder Bi-laminations
...
01-15-24, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Aardwolf

Kool Stop Weinmann X ...

Kool Stop Weinmann X
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brake-blocks/koolstop-weinmann-x-brake-blocks-salmon-compound-2-pairs/
Salmon for better in the wet, black for traditional look.

Takes a bit of...
01-08-24, 12:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,363
Posted By Aardwolf

Exactly my approach. Freewheels etc get a...

Exactly my approach.

Freewheels etc get a stab with an old dry 1" paint brush - knocks any loose wax flakes off and can reach down between the cogs.
12-31-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Aardwolf

Things are getting weirder :) Decided my...

Things are getting weirder :)

Decided my eyes are too old to reliably count threads.
I do have a cheap thread gauge, and that says 26tpi so I decided it was probably wrong (doh).
** lightbulb...
12-29-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Aardwolf

Yay, think I've found the answer: 5/16" 22 teeth...

Yay, think I've found the answer: 5/16" 22 teeth per inch (5/16" BSF) from https://www.bikeforums.net/21585236-post12.html
12-29-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,379
Posted By Aardwolf

Didn't know this thread existed, I was looking...

Didn't know this thread existed, I was looking for some Vittoria Rubino in August and they had the lowest price (in Europe) but I'd never heard of them.
Other places (Merlin) were saying Rubino were...
12-29-23, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Aardwolf

Seat post binder bolt with hanger (1961)

Hiya Folks,
I was getting a bit bored and decided my seat post binder bolt probably needs replacing.
It's on my 1961 Holdsworth Cyclone so it's got a rear centre pull hanger for Mafac Racers.
The...
12-22-23, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Aardwolf

If you're after museums, as mentioned British...

If you're after museums, as mentioned British Museum / Science Museum / National History are my favourites.

But there's also London Transport Museum https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/
Which may have...
12-20-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Aardwolf

Condor is worth a look:...

Condor is worth a look: https://www.condorcycles.com/pages/contact
4953 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8PP
08:00 - 18:00 Mon - Fri
10:00 - 17:00 Sat.

I haven't actually been there yet, but I...
12-19-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By Aardwolf

I've gone for metal with hex key, I've mangled...

I've gone for metal with hex key, I've mangled the plastic ones too many times getting them off.
These are Stronglight 49d fit and slightly domed: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285397840608
Original...
12-18-23, 04:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By Aardwolf

Very nice, but we do need more pictures :) ...

Very nice, but we do need more pictures :)
Looks like the paintwork is rather special too.
12-18-23, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Aardwolf

I found a few back in April:...

I found a few back in April: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1271626-guardian-archive-cycling.html

...
12-17-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Aardwolf

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_0865_e4868c08894ab72724fccd7af9a803f9b162a34b_3dfa58a64d4f0ad7075efc3e7adcbe4e6b9925d6.jpg...
12-16-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,662
Posted By Aardwolf

Laser 8316 bit set, with JIS bits...

Laser 8316 bit set, with JIS bits https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09R23B5RZ?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
Sealey Ak6962 bit driver...
12-12-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,578
Posted By Aardwolf

Had to look it up:88g 3,4,5,6,8 hex 8,9,10...

Had to look it up:88g
3,4,5,6,8 hex
8,9,10 spanner
straight screwdriver
110mm x 35mm x 8mm
About 14 in the UK
Would almost work for me - older bikes too.
Could do with a phillips #2 (SunTour...
12-08-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,669
Posted By Aardwolf

I like that a lot (and I've got an A3+ printer). ...

I like that a lot (and I've got an A3+ printer).
I was going to ask if you've got more info on it, but google images solved that:Italian rider Gino Bartali July 25th, 1950, in the Pyrenees mountains...
12-07-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,383
Posted By Aardwolf

If the rim is specced at max 120kg you really...

If the rim is specced at max 120kg you really want to be max 120 ish.
So in practise that's probably going to be average 110 and + or - 10% for truing.

I run Mavic tubular rims (36h) specced at...
12-07-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,383
Posted By Aardwolf

Ok I was bored, and the alternative was something...

Ok I was bored, and the alternative was something I can ignore for a bit.
If you put (for example) 10.5 as a reading into the PT app it will give the Kgf to 2 decimal places.

...
12-07-23, 08:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,383
Posted By Aardwolf

Hiya, I just fired up the Park Tool app...

Hiya,
I just fired up the Park Tool app https://www.parktool.com/en-us/wta
and that does let you put in the measurements you want.
(It highlight the values in red but then does it anyway)

...
12-06-23, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Aardwolf

Sorry, should have made that clearer - I own 2...

Sorry, should have made that clearer - I own 2 bikes so no need to rent.

I do about 25-50 miles a week in London (recreational) and the only trouble I've had was hitting a dog in a park (owner...
12-05-23, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,662
Posted By Aardwolf

Somebody had to ask: what are "tourist levers" ? ...

Somebody had to ask: what are "tourist levers" ?

I'm guessing it doesn't involve Hawaiian decoration or Elvis photos.
12-03-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 546,941
Posted By Aardwolf

I was just doing some 'research' and I found this...

I was just doing some 'research' and I found this (2nd July 2016):18 Celebs Who Bike in StyleIn honor of Tour de France this weekend, see the best style on two wheels....
11-27-23, 05:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,281
Posted By Aardwolf

I bought a new 1982 Holdsworth Avanti in 1983 and...

I bought a new 1982 Holdsworth Avanti in 1983 and rode round London for 10 years on a Regina Corsa 14-19 with 52/42 on the front.
Back then I was mid-late 20s and that was easy.

Got a new 1982...
11-25-23, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Aardwolf

It goes totally clear, here's one I did 2 months...

It goes totally clear, here's one I did 2 months back (Velox Tressosrex 90 Cloth Tape).
The shrink wrap covers the last half inch of bar.
...
11-24-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,284
Posted By Aardwolf

Hmmm, I've got a 1967 Wright's Swallow in very...

Hmmm, I've got a 1967 Wright's Swallow in very good condition, definitely not as good, but the closest I've come to a 'Brooks' (Wrights had been bought by Brooks by 67 I think).
Tried it on my...
11-24-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Aardwolf

If you want colourless then try shrink wrap. ...

If you want colourless then try shrink wrap.
Here's the one I used: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09BQCR5DZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Ran a heat gun over it and it...
11-24-23, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,733
Posted By Aardwolf

There's a UK TV station that shows a lot of world...

There's a UK TV station that shows a lot of world cinema type content: All 4 https://www.channel4.com/categories/world-drama

So I'm watching their latest thing: "The Sketch Artist" which is 2023...
11-21-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Aardwolf

Also Gumtree in the UK:...

Also Gumtree in the UK: https://www.gumtree.com/search?search_category=bicycles&q=vintage%20bicycle
Good place to find local collection only items sold by amateurs, eg. barn finds.
11-14-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By Aardwolf

RD-1700 (mark 1) rear: 13T - 24T, capacity 24T ...

RD-1700 (mark 1) rear: 13T - 24T, capacity 24T
RD-3500 (mark 2) rear: max 26T, capacity 28T

I'd say you've got a decent chance of making it work with a bit of adjusting.
Alternatively just get...
11-11-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,913
Posted By Aardwolf

+1 for Crane Suzu (5.5cm brass) Here's the...

+1 for Crane Suzu (5.5cm brass)

Here's the review I read on Amazon when I was looking around 2 years back:
."Then you ring the bell and behold as the true magnificence is revealed; just one...
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