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yoav

Member since Mar 2010 • Last active Feb 2019

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  • in General
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    I used MyHermes to send a frame and there were no issues with that. I don’t think they’re any worse or any better than other couriers. The important thing is that you pack the frame in box big enough to take a generous amount of bubble wrap or other padding to cushion the frame rather than skimping by using the smallest possible box.

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    The maps are out of date as soon as they are published. My son lives there and every time I visit him something new has been built.

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    BBs on an old frame are usually a pain, esp if it hasn’t been touched for many years and requires tools that are hard to find.

    What kind of build are you looking to do? Track? Road fixie? Or grass track racer maybe?

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    I found that a couple of washers sorted it out. It is just that it looked a bit odd and that a company experienced in making track bikes would find that acceptable.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    If you remove the fork from the frame (if you haven’t done it already), you’ll see that only the top 2-3 inches of the steerer tube is threaded (to accept the adjustable race).

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    No, not quite. A threaded headset is the same as a non threaded one in that the crown race and the races in the head tube are pressed in. Where it varies is that the adjustable race (at the top) is screwed on followed by a lock nut. This leaves a hole down the middle where the quill stem goes.

    Here a picture from the interweb which hopefully shows the difference (though is complicated by lots of spacers and washers which makes it more difficult to understand than it should be)

    https://goo.gl/images/cRTsUo

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Looks like a traditional British frame so parts are still available. The headset will be a 1” threaded headset such as this one;
    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/headsets/tan­ge-levin-cds-1-inch-chrome-steel-cup-thr­eaded-headset/
    And a stem, something like this;
    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/stems/100-ge­netic-hyoid-road-1-inch-quill-stem-260mm­-clamp/
    Note you’ll need old style handlebars to fit these stems rather than modern oversize ones. But other than that, you’re good to go.
    Nice frame.

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    I recently bought a track bike. All looks well except I note that on the rear wheel, the axle protrudes beyond the track nuts by about 5mm on both sides (see photo). This is a brand new bike with Miche Pistard wheels. The bike spec web pages for London, Manchester and Glasgow tracks all say that the axles must not protrude beyond the track nuts. So is this going to be a problem when it comes to take the bike onto the track? Should I do something about this? I did ask the seller and they said it was normal (seller is a popular supplier of hire bikes to velodromes). Thanks.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Assuming your sprocket and chainring are also 3/32. A 1/8 chain will work with either 3/32 or 1/8 but a 3/32 chain will only work with 3/32.

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