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docus

Member since Apr 2007 • Last active Aug 2010
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Very helpful, thanks a lot! Hopefully it'll all make sense when I start doing it (that's how I've learnt to do most jobs - through trial and (mainly) error...)

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    My front hub, a Miche Primato, has develped a grinding, clattering noise and hardly spins. I'm guessing the bearings have had their day, after two years of my 33 mile daily round trip. Does anyone know what type of replacement bearings I'll need, and where to get them from? Also, I've never looked inside a hub before, does anyone have an idiots guide to what to do?

    Any help appreciated!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Thought I'd resurrect this to mention that I had some brooks bar tape that was glued rather than stitched as well. The glue came apart as I was overzealously wrapping it (I was pulling too hard to try - unsuccessfully - to avoid folds). I ended up supergluing the ends back together and it worked fine; it feels a bit hard where the glue is but it's not too bad. Mind you, the tape looks sh*t now, it's unravelling and I can't seem to get it to stay in place. Next time I'm getting some cheap stuff, no point in shelling out £30 when you could get 5 rolls of perfectly good tape that'll last just as long for the same price.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I might be wrong but I think the saddle in the picture's a Team Professional, not a B17 - beautiful and very comfy saddle (I have one, and I prefer it to both the Swift and the Swallow I used to have). Good luck with the build!

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I have an old steel Cinelli 2A track stem for sale. It's the older-style stem with the top bolt. A nice bit of kit and (I hope you'll agree...) perfect for an older track bike. It's stamped 'Cinelli Milano' on top, dating it (rather vaguely) somewhere between 1950 and the 1970s. (This site gives a lot more info if interested in the history: http://www.43bikes.com/cinelli-bars-stem­s.html)

    The chrome's a bit flaky but it's a sound stem. Measured centre to centre, I make it approx 90mm. Here are some pics of it mounted to my Roberts (taken from my Velospace). I don't have a camera at the moment but I could probably sort one out to take more detailed pics if necessary. Pick-up in E3 or N1 preferred but I can be flexible as I go all over.

    I'm open to offers (or possiby swaps but I'd prefer cash).

    Thanks for looking!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Hi robertstrack, I just thought you might like to meet your bike's cousin ;)

    (BTW a lot of the parts have changed since this picture was taken...)

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