Little project in need of some TLC https://www.ebay.fr/itm/174479695172
I love that Hobbs good price to with those components.
Yeah the Buy Now is a good price and tempting.
I'm not familiar with the frame builder but some nice parts on this:
Decided it’s time to move on my 1939 Parkes, so offering it here before I put it in the classifieds.
Frame + fork + headset + bb £130
Oof, so nice.
I'm surprised you're selling the Parkes, aside from it being a desirable frame, you went well on it.
Not every good frame suits every rider, but this one seemed to suit you. Still, perhaps you've got something even better!
It’s a headcount thing, unfortunately, I’ve just got too many bikes. I know what you mean though; it is a perfect fit, it’s comfortable and light, handles well, fast etc etc. Argh, maybe I need to reconsider..
maybe I need to reconsider..
maybe I need to reconsider..
Love this :) Just when he thought he was out ...
Nice looking bike btw, I didn't dare look too closely as I also have a headcount issue! Most of them in bits too.
uhhh so tempting...
Prewar tandem with chater lea fittings, resilion cantilevers, two sprung brooks saddles, and cyclo derailleur for only £195... so perhaps good for parts if nothing else: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-tandem-21-1-2-21/174478338166?hash=item289fb82876:g:NC0AAOSwIvRfhhOk
Quite an interesting looking CB I think, new allrounder?
Oversized Chater Lea BB which I think is what you are looking for https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114474065434
Ah, got one (not a CL but a really nice budget one) off the super-helpful @ElGato
But am still hunting a whole bunch of really hard to find bits.
FYI have a homemade truing stand build by the gent (in his 80’s) who sold me the 1960 Holdsworth. It’s rudimentary but you’re welcome to it for the price of shipping. Can take some pics at the weekend as it’s right at the back of the shed lol
That Bates is great. Annoyingly I read the description and it is my size. I reckon it’ll go for a fair bit more though.
30s Wonder St Etienne
Safety Bicycle https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143799375299
Please can someone let me know the best way to remove a clip style headset, I'm stuck and don't wish to inadvertently damage the fork tube steerer thread's.
Thanks for any advice /tips.
Searched online and cannot see anything.
Which part is stuck? The clip itself or the threaded top lock nut?
If it's the clip part just make sure the bolt is loose and knock it off, the threads will be fine
Stating the obvious first. Undo and remove the top nut like you would with a normal threaded headset. Then undo the nut and bolt in the head clip. That will release the stem and should release the head clip as well.
It might need a decent soak in WD40/Plusgas/GT85. You can spread it open lightly with a broad screwdriver, but beware the ends of the slot are not rounded so don’t force it open too far.
Which part is stuck?
It was me that was stuck at what to do next after removing the top nut and bolt :)
The clip part was tight around the steerer and moving it slightly was marking the lower threads
Spreading the clip very slightly as per @Jonny69 suggestion has allowed me to remove it easily.
Thanks for the advice.
Thanks for the advice, Removed it now.
Cleaned the top head tube "race", I take it that you should seat it in grease when fitting it back in the head tube?
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