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12-01-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By Aardwolf

My 'spare' wheels have Shimano RX100 hubs on...

My 'spare' wheels have Shimano RX100 hubs on Mavic MA2 rims and an SRAM PG-850 8 speed cassette (11-32).Rear hub is FH-A551 which is RX100 8 speed, 7 speed version is FH-A550.
All that fits in 127mm...
11-27-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By Aardwolf

Suntour Cyclone Mark II GT would be my option. ...

Suntour Cyclone Mark II GT would be my option.
https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=374d02a0-8e7d-43fd-8ae3-a04877256f81&Enum=108
It comes with black stencil on it which I polish off:
Edit:...
11-25-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Aardwolf

It's not a 'standard' Condor I think, could be...

It's not a 'standard' Condor I think, could be bespoke though.
I almost bought a 1960 Condor No 1 on Wednesday (outbid in last 10 secs)...
11-25-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Aardwolf

Looking a Google images Hetchins lugs are even...

Looking a Google images Hetchins lugs are even more ornate.

Another thing I spotted is the cable fittings at the top of the down tube.
Seems to be too high for a DT shifter, maybe it's for an...
11-25-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Aardwolf

Frame Identification

Hiya Folks,
spotted an old frame on Ebay and I've got no idea what it is but it looks quite interesting....
11-25-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5,660
Views: 633,575
Posted By Aardwolf

I've replaced Cyclone II GT pulley wheels twice...

I've replaced Cyclone II GT pulley wheels twice using BBB RollerBoys sealed roller bearings, they're quite cheap and also look the same....
11-21-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Aardwolf

Post from China arrived :) While I was...

Post from China arrived :)

While I was waiting I tried to make a nut from 8mm stainless steel rod.
It was a royal PITA because stainless steel is really hard, gave up in the end.
Then I found an...
11-11-22, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Aardwolf

Cost so far is 27p (32 cents) for one bolt. I...

Cost so far is 27p (32 cents) for one bolt.
I call that a bargain :)
11-10-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Aardwolf

Cheers, A clue for anybody else doing this: Put...

Cheers,
A clue for anybody else doing this: Put the 2mm drill bit back in the hole so you are sure of the alignment while filing etc.
11-10-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Aardwolf

Bolt completed. Fairly straightforward, it even...

Bolt completed.
Fairly straightforward, it even works.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1539x1024/new_bolt_1_66824da571d6e897a71a750e09131dcf2b87637c.jpg
11-10-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Aardwolf

Cheers, I hadn't considered Shimano 600. I...

Cheers,
I hadn't considered Shimano 600.

I did find a cheap Cyclone II GT RD on Ebay though :)
11-10-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Aardwolf

Yep, been there. I made some cable hangers for...

Yep, been there.
I made some cable hangers for a green house by drilling through M5 bolts a few years back.
Luckily I've got a selection of drills from 1mm - 2.5mm.

:) As I typed that the bolts...
11-10-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Aardwolf

SunTour Cyclone Mark II GT - Cable Anchor Bolt

Hiya Folks,
I just bought a cheap SunTour Cyclone Mark II GT RD on Ebay, it was cheap because it is missing the cable anchor bolt.
Luckily I already use this RD so I figured I could copy the anchor...
11-08-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,466
Posted By Aardwolf

Selle Italia Sprint suede with added Cyclo bag...

Selle Italia Sprint suede with added Cyclo bag loops.
Original to the bike, so 1981 ish: https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=811b1fc8-7251-4f9e-b8c5-951e134cae22&Enum=106
Surprisingly...
11-07-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 300,903
Posted By Aardwolf

No idea how they compare (somebody tell me) but...

No idea how they compare (somebody tell me) but they also sell Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ 28mm for 35.
Same price for the last 9 months at least.
That's what I'm riding and they're fine so far.
11-06-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Aardwolf

And another one turns up, already restored so...

And another one turns up, already restored so mucho money.
...
11-06-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Aardwolf

Aaaah, that makes a lot of sense. I did spot...

Aaaah, that makes a lot of sense.
I did spot the dodgy finish on the chainstays, but didn't immediately think rust pitting.
Looks like I dodged a bullet :)

It still looks good though (mostly).
...
11-06-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Aardwolf

Holdsworth Cyclone - Strengthening plate

Hiya folks,
I almost bid on this last month, until I worked out it would be 130 train fare to collect it :(
It's an early 60s Holdsworth Cyclone with 'fishtail' lugs.
...
11-06-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Aardwolf

Here's quite an interesting write up of the Huret...

Here's quite an interesting write up of the Huret Allvit: https://bikeretrogrouch.blogspot.com/2014/06/huret-allvit.html
11-05-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5,660
Views: 633,575
Posted By Aardwolf

Bought some rims last week and they came with...

Bought some rims last week and they came with free hubs (Sunshine '5345' + Shimano 600) and 5 speed Sunrace freewheel.
Was planning on getting some Campy large flange but the cones and races on the...
11-04-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Aardwolf

Velobase has that as 1974, so I'd probably wait...

Velobase has that as 1974,
so I'd probably wait a year and get SunTour Cyclone :)
11-04-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Aardwolf

Thanks for the offer but I'm coming to the...

Thanks for the offer but I'm coming to the conclusion if I want 52/36 I should go with Cyclone Mk 1, mainly because I'm hoping to actually ride the bike and not just look at it :)
11-04-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Aardwolf

Rats, I was thinking that yesterday, then forgot....

Rats, I was thinking that yesterday, then forgot.

Unfortunately the early SunTours are cog 24 / wrap 24 starting with the Gran=Prix in 1964...
11-04-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Aardwolf

I was looking at TA and Stronglight. But I...

I was looking at TA and Stronglight.

But I just discovered TA are still making chainrings for Pro 5 Vis (Cyclotouriste):...
11-03-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Aardwolf

Yep, that was my thinking: 1976 Cyclone GT mk1 ...

Yep, that was my thinking:
1976 Cyclone GT mk1
1977 Superbe
I use a Cyclone GT Mk2 on my 1982 Holdsworth Avanti
Plus I really like the Cyclone + Power Shifters combination.
11-03-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Aardwolf

I can't find any mention of an actual Campy NR...

I can't find any mention of an actual Campy NR long cage.
But there are mentions of fitting a Rally long cage to a NR derailleur.
Is that what you're talking about ?
11-03-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Aardwolf

60's Derailleurs

Hiya folks,
I'm planning a new project; early 60's Holdsworth Cyclone or Monsoon (but I haven't got a frame yet).
I'm either going to build it period (ish) or swap in some functional later parts...
11-03-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Aardwolf

I read the question as replacing the complete...

I read the question as replacing the complete skewer.
11-03-22, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Aardwolf

Should be, just measured mine at 4.9mm diameter...

Should be, just measured mine at 4.9mm diameter shaft which is standard.
You need to check the length, but you can always cut a bit off the end if they are too long.
10-31-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Aardwolf

Had to check: Vittoria Rubino Pro 2.0 G+ and...

Had to check: Vittoria Rubino Pro 2.0 G+ and Rally tubular are Butyl. I'm using Rubino.

From https://www.vittoria.com/ww/en/stories/tech/tubulars-losing-pressureIf you want a tubular for general...
10-31-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Aardwolf

I've been running tubulars (butyl I think) with...

I've been running tubulars (butyl I think) with Orange Seal inside for the last 900 miles, no issues.
I did the first 90 miles with no sealant, then got a flat.
Sealant was way cheaper than a new...
10-30-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 797
Posted By Aardwolf

I've been using a Ztto TC-1 cheapo tension meter,...

I've been using a Ztto TC-1 cheapo tension meter, as people have said there's no guarantee it's accurate.
One way round that is to calibrate it:I bolted some blocks onto a wooden post and stretched...
10-29-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Aardwolf

I just checked my 1982 Holdsworth Avanti (22"...

I just checked my 1982 Holdsworth Avanti (22" frame, 73/73 degrees) and there's about 1cm gap between the toe clip and the front tyre.
But I believe you, I've been searching on toe overlap and...
10-29-22, 02:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Aardwolf

Being an old git I'm tending towards a slightly...

Being an old git I'm tending towards a slightly more upright riding position,
so it sounds like 71 seat angle would be good for me.

I just need to look out for toe overlap (23" frame) and do...
10-28-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Aardwolf

Cheers, I was wondering how 'massed start'...

Cheers,
I was wondering how 'massed start' differed from road racing - they're the same thing (only foreign).

It's certainly true that there was opposition to mass start races - the Nation...
10-28-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Aardwolf

Massed Start (1961)

Hiya Folks,
I've been looking at early Holdsworths (50s - 60s) and I've been wondering what was going on with head/seat tube angles.

(https://www.nkilgariff.com/HoldsModelPages/Cyclone.htm)...
10-27-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,543
Posted By Aardwolf

My only flat in the last year: I was rolling...

My only flat in the last year:
I was rolling along on tubulars and thought I'd caught some crud in the brake blocks - slight sound once every wheel revolution.
Was about to stop and check when the...
10-26-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,867
Posted By Aardwolf

My bike came with the original Lyotard 45CA...

My bike came with the original Lyotard 45CA pedals (40 years old).
Since my previous bike was the same model new in 1983 they are the only pedals I've used in almost 40 years :)
They work fine and...
10-25-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 879,503
Posted By Aardwolf

Just collected: Mavic Monthlery Pro tubular rims...

Just collected: Mavic Monthlery Pro tubular rims for 31 on Ebay.
Complete with Shimano 600 high flange hub + Sunshine high flange hub + Sunrace 14-28 5 speed freewheel.
They were staring at me and...
10-23-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,326
Posted By Aardwolf

Yep, almost exactly my situation. My...

Yep, almost exactly my situation.

My Holdsworth Avanti came with scruffy Mavic Monthlery Route tubular rims, I didn't know what tubulars were.
Built some Mavic MA2 clincher rims in case I needed...
10-23-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,326
Posted By Aardwolf

Here's the research I looked at when I picked...

Here's the research I looked at when I picked Orange Seal to put in my tubular tyres:

https://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Things_that_Roll/Tires/Sealant_Test_-_Part_1_4147.html...
10-20-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,326
Posted By Aardwolf

I had a look around about 9 months back and...

I had a look around about 9 months back and Rubino seems like a decent reasonably priced tyre, I like them anyway.
Definitely better than the Tufo S33 Pro I tried when I first got tubular rims.
...
10-20-22, 02:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,326
Posted By Aardwolf

Seems to work fine. I put some Vittoria...

Seems to work fine.

I put some Vittoria Rubino 28mm on and got a flat after 93 miles: 1.5mm glass shard in front tyre.
Did some research and put some Orange Seal in it, spun the wheel, and put...
10-18-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,326
Posted By Aardwolf

I don't (yet) carry a spare, or any tools. ...

I don't (yet) carry a spare, or any tools.
Running tubulars with Orange Seal in them.
But I'm in London so if I'm stuck I just take the front wheel off and jump in any black cab :)
Edit: Or I can...
10-16-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 300,903
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm running at 74psi in the front tyre.

I'm running at 74psi in the front tyre.
10-16-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 300,903
Posted By Aardwolf

I got a glass shard (about 1.5mm) in the front...

I got a glass shard (about 1.5mm) in the front wheel after 100 miles, totally flat.
Did some research and then put some Orange Seal in it, spun the wheel and sealed in about 2 secs.
Been perfect...
10-16-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Aardwolf

I've used Ofmega cones to replace 25R in a Record...

I've used Ofmega cones to replace 25R in a Record front hub.
They are still working fine after 1k miles.
10-16-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 300,903
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm using the Silca Pro tyre pressure calculator...

I'm using the Silca Pro tyre pressure calculator https://silca.cc/pages/sppc-form
Mainly because it has a setting for surface conditions which includes "worn pavement / some cracks" which I'm...
10-15-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 300,903
Posted By Aardwolf

I'm using Mavic Monthlery Route (21.5mm) rims,...

I'm using Mavic Monthlery Route (21.5mm) rims, I've put Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ 28mm on them.
Works fine and they're 28mm at 75 psi, I've done about 1k miles on them (with Orange Seal in them).
In...
10-06-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 181,887
Posted By Aardwolf

Battersea Park, London. The fountains are...

Battersea Park, London.
The fountains are working and the sun is out for a bit.
I could go closer but you're not allowed to cycle on this bit, including where those two are.
...
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