I have been the beneficiary of poor @platypus' misfortune.
My hope is to rebuild this Babboe to:
3 - check out terns adjustable stem, seen it fitted to bromptons and creates a big amount of bar adjustment, just leave the cables long!
Glad you've got a build thread up! Interested in seeing it progress
Ah so cool. I have a ton of random parts around my place. Very happy to donate anything of use.
So... what type of headsets do these things take? For the front that is? Just a regular one?
Does anyone know where I can get the proprietary Babboe wooden box ? They don’t seem to sell them on their site? I’ve emailed them but no response.
Babboe wooden box
Babboe wooden box
I think my sister is a Babboe dealer - I'll ask if she can get one.
Oh man, that would be appreciated.
I’ve been trying to figure out what type of top Hope headset is required (bottom half is still there).
I have narrowed it down to IC41/28.6 Type 3. Anyone have any thoughts?
If you only have half a headset but don't know what that half is, wouldn't it be easier to buy a whole new headset? Throwing money at a bike problem is how I roll anyway.
Because it’s already installed and I don’t have to bother removing and installing it. Hope headsets are also meant to work well mixed, the top halves can be sold separately so there’s a saving there.
Also no need to chuck out something that works reasonably well. Less landfill
If you need to take it out to double check the model I have a headset remover and press you can borrow (in Deptford).
Yes please @moog! If I met you in Hop Burns & Black on Friday I could buy you a drink return.
I've whacked two hope headsets in recently with a hammer and a bit of wood, both went in fine. Can totally recommend.
If you've got the cups just buy the Bearings
They come as a two pack from Merlin and it's the 41/45°/36° for hope I think
So I fitted a headset which seems to work (I need 3mm spacers to get the right stack). But then I realised that without a stem there's nothing really holding this together after you've tightened the top cap. Looking at other bikes online they seem to have a stemless clamp of some sort. Can't seem to find out what they're called or where to buy one though.
Would something like this work?
One of those touring one piece stem/short bar combos and have a tidy front hub dynamo setup?
Might make the bike look like a beetle/silly
Tried to upload a pic but something won't let me
Fit a short BMX tube and some 22.2mm(7/8") tube and mount some steered lighting up front.
Kinda what I was getting at but you get one piece stem/bar combos for touring/utility bikes that might look cleaner
^ Good ideas.
I got stems I’ll never use you can have. Cut off some handlebars, drill and fit some flying art.
What's the stack height? Need to be 13mm max I reckon.
I'd have thought you'd want something like this?
edit - Available at SJS. The locking spacer won't let you add or adjust tension, you'd end up with a sloppy headset without an expanding element.
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