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  • OK VeloSolo have an excellent FAQ for very basic type Fixed Wheel Questions. Photos are excellent.

    See here.

  • Great thread relly good links.
    thanks

  • Thanks to all for the links really handy!

  • Simple stem chart that gives reach and rise, from extension and angle.
    http://www.habcycles.com/fitting.html

  • http://icelord.net/bike/

    might be of use to people here......cycling books available as pdfs.

  • As someone new to all this fixed gear bike building & not knowing where to start...I now have a few sites to be visiting. Just a matter of where & what to begin with...

  • Think this is where I started:

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed.html

    ..have fun!

  • maintenance courses with CTUK.co.uk

    https://www.lfgss.com/thread48608.html

  • Mr Hovis.. That link on handlebar wrapping is no working.. Which I was searching since I'm trying to make some Almarc style bar wraps. First efforts are promising, in patent black on cinelli retro's.. I am going to go over to the classifieds this week, get out my first offerings, and get some feedback. I'll do this unless someone tells me otherwise? I have black and dark brown leathers, and a very heavy black suede to work with at the moment. Maybe someone really keen will just PM me? First dibs is free, then £10 for next few pairs on this forum only. Hard to find right (proper Almarc style) leather, and am still learning the best stitching & sticking methods really. A new thread size will do the trick for me now,

    I have searched t'net, and there's precious little on Almarc methods. Loads of moans about the distructions issued with the Toshi (see here's a decent blog on them) and price of Velo O's but it seems shellac is the way to go with old bar covers[URL="http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2009/01/­shellac-and-bar-tape-guide.html"][/URL]

  • Mr Hovis.. That link on handlebar wrapping is no working.. Which I was searching since I'm trying to make some Almarc style bar wraps. First efforts are promising, in patent black on cinelli retro's.. I am going to go over to the classifieds this week, get out my first offerings, and get some feedback. I'll do this unless someone tells me otherwise? I have black and dark brown leathers, and a very heavy black suede to work with at the moment. Maybe someone really keen will just PM me? First dibs is free, then £10 for next few pairs on this forum only. Hard to find right (proper Almarc style) leather, and am still learning the best stitching & sticking methods really. A new thread size will do the trick for me now,

    I have searched t'net, and there's precious little on Almarc methods. Loads of moans about the distructions issued with the Toshi (see here's a decent blog on them) and price of Velo O's but it seems shellac is the way to go with old bar covers

    fixed the link for the parktool site on wrapping bars. have a look at the VO Sew-On Leather Bar Covers here: http://www.freshtripe.co.uk/Freshtripe/G­rips%20%26%20Tapes.html

    might be useful if you're looking at Almarc style wrapping...

  • The g=sport website has an excellent wheel building tutorial that even tells you when to drink your tea.

  • if you're in london you can always come down to 56a as well!

    http://www.56a.org.uk/bikeworkshop.html

  • http://www.cycle-systems-academy.co.uk/i­ndex.php/topics/bottom-brackets

    Above there is a bar which lets you select the relevant part of BB practical or theory, under Tutorials

  • thanks to all who contributed to this - a very cool resource!

  • Best guide for any budding mechanic that I have found is Park Tool's, Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair.
    Clear and concise and is not half as much of a Park Tool advert as you might expect. It is full of color pictures and it is all done in step by step guides, pretty much everything about replacement and repair is in there.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Park-Tool-Blue-B­icycle-Repair/dp/B001B6NAW2

  • Lots of wheel building info here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/­viewtopic.php?f=3&t=74564

    Mainly roady stuff.

  • We've got 80 films on bike repair here. It's a free resource, we're a not-for-profit organisation and we hope it's useful!

    Many more coming in a few months...

    http://www.madegood.org/bikes/library/

  • Any good views on headset installation?

    If i can borrow a headset clamp tool thing i might try doing it myself

  • Anyone know of a good discussion of methods for removing a frozen bottom bracket? Have heard many a suggestion, but with an aluminium frame I don't want to rush into it, and would like to see some rational evaluation of the best way to go.

  • Hi, just joined. Apparently I need to make 3 contributions before I can post a question of my own. In the meantime does anyone have a view on what sort of brake levers I should use when I convert my old track bike for road use? Top of bar or on the drops?

  • whatever is more comfortable for you. if you're going with flat bars or bullhorns, brake levers on the top of the bars is the way forward.

  • or even, aero levers on bullhorns

  • Any good views on headset installation?

    If i can borrow a headset clamp tool thing i might try doing it myself

    its pretty easy to do with a bit of wood and a hammer. you can also knock up a tool pretty easily from threaded rod and washers.

    EDIT: realised this question was a bit old.

  • just a little bit..

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