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06-30-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,632
Posted By Aardwolf

I've got Suntour Power Shifters and a Suntour...

I've got Suntour Power Shifters and a Suntour Cyclone Mk2 GT, they are very shiny and work perfectly (even does 8 speed).
I'm an old git and it works better than I do, I'll try a Di2 after I'm...
06-29-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm waiting for the accordion thread. ...

I'm waiting for the accordion thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL2OOzu2SZ4
(that's not me)
06-27-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Aardwolf

I converted a Campagnolo Gran Sport hub to 126mm...

I converted a Campagnolo Gran Sport hub to 126mm 7 speed recently (Sunrace 13-28 freewheel).
I found measuring the hub and cones and making a spreadsheet to play with the spacing worked.
Decided...
06-27-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,854
Posted By Aardwolf

Holdsworth Professional in team colours ? ...

Holdsworth Professional in team colours ?


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Image from...
06-26-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,626
Posted By Aardwolf

Albert Bridge, London Built 1873:...

Albert Bridge, London
Built 1873: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bridge,_London
Battersea Park is right next to it and I regularly cycle round that a few times while trying not to kill...
06-18-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 841,158
Posted By Aardwolf

Got fed up with my phone in my pocket impediing...

Got fed up with my phone in my pocket impediing leg movement slightly:


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...
06-17-22, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 582,758
Posted By Aardwolf

I put cermaic tiles on the ground round my baby...

I put cermaic tiles on the ground round my baby plants to stop squirrels digging them up, 4 usually does the trick.
05-30-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Aardwolf

You can get the diagram at...

You can get the diagram at www.disraeligears.co.uk
There's also a GT version for bigger cogs.
...
05-29-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm running 52-42 / 13-15-17-19-21-24-28 ...

I'm running 52-42 / 13-15-17-19-21-24-28
SunTour Cyclone Mk2 GT + Sunrace 7 speed freewheel in 127 OLD.

And I quite like poodling around in 52/13 on the flat, but then I'm only 63 :)
05-28-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Aardwolf

I found a spoke calculator that allows for spoke...

I found a spoke calculator that allows for spoke stretch:
https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/spokecalc/

If you look at the 'log' tab it looks likeSpoke lengths required

Left : 298.2157 (will stretch...
05-26-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By Aardwolf

On Komoot I've never tried the real time speed...

On Komoot I've never tried the real time speed display - mainly because the phone is in my trouser pocket and 'turned off' (ie. standby).
The voice directions still work in standby and the screen is...
05-22-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By Aardwolf

I've used Komoot and Strava. I don't do PBs or...

I've used Komoot and Strava.
I don't do PBs or compare with others so Komoot (on Android) works fine for me - route planning, voice directions, route recording (all offline).
It charges by the map...
05-17-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 168,272
Posted By Aardwolf

I've no idea what this is, very cute though. ...

I've no idea what this is, very cute though.
Wondering what the pedal at the back is for since there's no way of putting a foot on it while seated.
...
05-17-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,089
Posted By Aardwolf

I've just replaced the spokes (and hubs) on a set...

I've just replaced the spokes (and hubs) on a set of Mavic Monthlery Route - old spokes were zinc plated and a bit tatty.
I've found a place in the UK that cuts to custom length and delivers in a...
05-16-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 361,599
Posted By Aardwolf

Well spotted, here's almost another one: ...

Well spotted, here's almost another one:


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05-14-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Aardwolf

BB Creak [solved]

Hiya Folks,
I've been chasing a "BB creak" for the last few months, thought I'd give the details since it might help somebody and the conclusion is a bit funny.

Symptoms: both pedals creak at...
05-08-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,546
Posted By Aardwolf

I've just put Vittoria Rubino Pro 28mm tubulars /...

I've just put Vittoria Rubino Pro 28mm tubulars / Mavic Monthlery Route rims on my Holdsworth Avanti.
I was concerned about the clearance but the Rubinos are measuring 28mm at 75psi and I've still...
05-02-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 582,758
Posted By Aardwolf

Finished the party boots upgrade for my...

Finished the party boots upgrade for my Holdsworth: Mavic Monthlery Route tubulars
Was: Ofmega hubs + zinc spokes + Tufo S33 Pro 24mm (25mm installed) + Shimano 6 speed (14-28) freewheel.
Now:...
04-23-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 841,158
Posted By Aardwolf

Yay, Campy Nuovo Tipo low flange rear hub (36...

Yay, Campy Nuovo Tipo low flange rear hub (36 hole, 126 OLD, English thread) from Ebay for £30.

Rolls hub, hmmm a bit graunchy ... takes axle apart: dry old grease. Degreases, cleans cones: NO...
04-20-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 762
Posted By Aardwolf

A small point: bikes older than about 1985...

A small point: bikes older than about 1985 probably used 5mm 'brake' outer for the shift cables.

I tried Shimano shift cables on my 1982 Holdsworth and the outer kept pushing through the cable...
04-19-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 341,268
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm fairly sure that would be it's name and...

I'm fairly sure that would be it's name and address in case it went on a night out and got lost.
Or it could be some emergency catnip for hot dates.
04-19-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 341,268
Posted By Aardwolf

A few years back the neighbours cat adopted me :)...

A few years back the neighbours cat adopted me :)

It used to follow me as I walked to the local shops, it would stop at the end of the road and wait for me to return.
They moved away eventually...
04-17-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Aardwolf

Morning, and thanks for the reply. Yep, my...

Morning, and thanks for the reply.

Yep, my original post didn't say why I'm doing this :)

My Holdsworth came with a set of Mavic Monthlery Route tubular rims on Ofmega hubs when I bought it,...
04-15-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 341,268
Posted By Aardwolf

I googled it to check and found a bunch of stuff...

I googled it to check and found a bunch of stuff I didn't know, or want to know.
Wild guess: something worth framing and hanging on the wall.
04-13-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 842
Posted By Aardwolf

I was looking into derailleur servicing a few...

I was looking into derailleur servicing a few weeks back and found you can disassemble the parallelogram, not going to try it myself unless I really have to.
Here's the link:...
04-03-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 582,758
Posted By Aardwolf

Suntour Cyclone MkII GT after a full service and...

Suntour Cyclone MkII GT after a full service and quite a lot of cleaning:


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...
04-01-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,819
Posted By Aardwolf

I did it top down because that's the way the...

I did it top down because that's the way the original tape was done in 1982


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03-31-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 841,158
Posted By Aardwolf

Yay, 2 day delivery from Ebay: cheap Suntour...

Yay, 2 day delivery from Ebay: cheap Suntour Cyclone MkII GT for £20.
It's a bit beaten up but everything moves.
If I really like it I might have to get a pretty set to replace my Suntour VX GT RD...
03-26-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 33,656
Posted By Aardwolf

I've been learning accordion slowly during...

I've been learning accordion slowly during lockdown.
I played for about 3 months around 40 years back during summer holidays from univerity, then the accordion was 'lost' somewhere in my parents...
03-08-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Aardwolf

Tension Meter Calibration Curve Equation

Hiya Folks,
I've got a cheapy spoke tension meter (ZTTO TC-1) which apparently has the same conversion table as the ParK Tool TM-1.
Previously I've tried the Park Tool app...
02-22-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 841,158
Posted By Aardwolf

Yay, I've been looking for some clincher rims...

Yay, I've been looking for some clincher rims since I've only got those new fangled tubulars at the moment (on Mavic Monthlery Route).
Mostly because I could fix clinchers on the road side 40+ years...
02-14-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,119
Posted By Aardwolf

+1 for the Crane Suzu. It makes a loud...

+1 for the Crane Suzu.

It makes a loud noise, but it's a happy noise.
I start smiling every time I 'have' to use it, and it hasn't annoyed anybody yet.
02-08-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Aardwolf

Rats, outbid with 2 secs to go. Sold for £158. ...

Rats, outbid with 2 secs to go.
Sold for £158.

But 6 months back I got a 1982 Holdsworth Avanti for £160, so on average I'm winning :)
02-08-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Aardwolf

Yay, great explanation noobinsf. I've now...

Yay, great explanation noobinsf.

I've now 'got them working', and as you say quite a simple solution.
Thanks everybody, there's always something new to learn :)
01-25-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,382
Posted By Aardwolf

1982 Holdsworth Avanti, but I've replaced the...

1982 Holdsworth Avanti,
but I've replaced the original Regina 14-19 freewheel, and it's got Mavic Monthlery tubular rims instead of Super Champion 58.

...
01-19-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,757
Posted By Aardwolf

I bought a 1982 Holdsworth Avanti new in April...

I bought a 1982 Holdsworth Avanti new in April 1983 for £159.95
I bought a 1982 Holdsworth Avanti used in August 2021 for £160

I've no idea what to conclude from that.
01-07-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 841,158
Posted By Aardwolf

I've been having urban pedestrian issues, and...

I've been having urban pedestrian issues, and there's only one traditional solution: Buy a bell on Ebay
...
12-24-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,932
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm probably a rider, but I live in a flat so...

I'm probably a rider, but I live in a flat so I've only got room for 1 ( or 2 ?) bikes, and I'm an Old Git so I'm working on the riding bit after a layoff of 30 years (years ago I did a cycle tour of...
12-17-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 582,758
Posted By Aardwolf

Nothing major, but I did replace some brake pads...

Nothing major, but I did replace some brake pads without screwing up :)

Weinmann 500 side pulls with possibly original (or just very old) Weinmann black brake pads in holders with tabs on all 4...
12-12-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,546
Posted By Aardwolf

https://www.nkilgariff.com/HoldsCats/Cat1982/1982C...

https://www.nkilgariff.com/HoldsCats/Cat1982/1982Catalogue.htm

The 1982 catalogue has
Nuovo Record 39"
Special and Elan 40"
Mistral and Lady Mistral 41.5"

I can't see the numbers in the 1981...
12-07-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Aardwolf

Oooh, more info on another site...

Oooh, more info on another site (https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/whimsical-wonderful-1890s-willbro-492058545)

Offering a rare and wonderful piece of turn-of-the-century bicycling equipment,...
12-07-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Aardwolf

My Googefu is strong (lots of practise). ...

My Googefu is strong (lots of practise).

Googled "bicycle stand", lots of matches, hit "images" tab, still too general.
Added "cast iron" in front of "bicycle stand" on images, bingo.

I find...
12-07-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 841,158
Posted By Aardwolf

I really hate those plastic crank dust caps with...

I really hate those plastic crank dust caps with the slit that nobody has removed for the last 38 years so you end up being not that careful removing them and they get all manky.
Solution is some...
12-07-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Aardwolf

Did a quick google and that stand looks a lot...

Did a quick google and that stand looks a lot like this one


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x768/15414792_master_a5e8dc70ae83e28da59258e13da8235bcd692c43.jpg
"19th...
12-07-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 76,093
Posted By Aardwolf

None of this new fangled craft beer for me, I've...

None of this new fangled craft beer for me, I've been drinking old socks for coming up on 50 years:

Youngs Ordinary: https://www.youngs.co.uk/london-original
Fullers London Pride:...
12-06-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm now wondering if you could grow bamboo...

I'm now wondering if you could grow bamboo through a former to make drop bars.
Apparently the British Navy did something (very slightly) like that with oak trees a few years back to make timbers for...
11-30-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Aardwolf

Thanks for the help folks, It turned out much...

Thanks for the help folks,
It turned out much better than I expected. It's not perfect but from more than 12 inches it looks fine.
...
11-21-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Aardwolf

Holdsworth Decal Repair

Hiya Folks,
I'm doing some spot rust repairs since I've only had the bike for 3 months and it probably wasn't attended to for many years.
It's a 1982 Holdsworth Avanti with quite good original...
11-14-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By Aardwolf

Just for illustration this is what Red Pearl...

Just for illustration this is what Red Pearl looks like (and you can't have too many Holdsworth pics)
...
11-14-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By Aardwolf

I like the idea of walking my Holdsworth into a...

I like the idea of walking my Holdsworth into a store to match the paint.
But I live in London and would be trying the large stores in the posh bits: they probably have a huge range of nail varnish....
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