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Re: Bikes Past and Present

Post by nordog on Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:00 pm

Good job for your son that you still hold a spares then.

A very short ride this evening 45 minutes, my mate had  a problem as we hit the bomb hole. He vered left to miss a small faller across the second hole and lost the drive, first thinking his chain was off or snaped, none of thoses it apears to me ether the hub has dried out so the ratchets are sticking or the springs have gone. Any ways we turned for home after a short trial along a fireroad.

Now for a shower and a pizza.
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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:28 pm

Glad your friend wasn't hurt when his bike hit the "bomb hole", Nordog - yipes!

Talk about honest talent being able to piece together a new looking bike from assorted parts, Condor - I'm truly so, so impressed!!

And it's a happy sunshine yellow one - even though it's a boy-bike, I'd take it in a heartbeat - huge smile - it's lovely!!  And now both you and your handsome Ed have a back-up bike, too!

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Post by Condor on Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:10 am

Very Happy The yellow frame is a bit big (high) for me. Ed is nearly 6 foot tall Mara.

Up to seven speed the rear cassette may be a screw-on Nordog - but a company do make a screw-on eight as a special. Above seven the rear cogs will be slide-on splines so it may be a wheel that's needed - the wheel hub ratchets have gorn. It can easily happen on bad ground on any bike.
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Post by Condor on Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:13 am

Spares easily available for (say) old Raleighs, but for cheapo new stuff spares (other than Shimano) are almost impossible - but it's as cheap just to buy another (cheapo) bike than to attempt a repair.
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Post by Condor on Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:18 am

Ed has a job interview at Aldi on Sunday... affraid  So, if he gets a job I've told him we'll finish-off the yellow-frame with new wheels, tyres, tubes, handlebars etc. etc. and he can easily then get to work. He does like the old bike.  Very Happy
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Post by Tan on Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:26 am

Great bike there our Condor, well done to you both making it with the spares. Very Happy 
All the best to your Son in getting the job.  Very Happy 

If you see a pink bike whizzing past you our Mara, then it is me, just wave.  Laughing  bow 

Yes so pleased your friend was not injured in any way our Nordog, bet he said a few grrrr's though when that happened.  surprise  Laughing

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Post by nordog on Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:11 am

No grrr's Tan he at first checked his chain, thinking it had come off.
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Post by Tan on Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:44 am

That's good then no grrr's, more of 'thank goodness'.  Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:19 am

I bought a new Norco bike today, because my Mick is moving back home to start a new job with the local CBC TV station and I gave her my current bike.  I will post a new photo of my new Norco tomorrow.  chuckles

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Post by nordog on Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:58 am

Can't wait to see your new bike Rich.
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Post by Condor on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:21 pm

Shocked    Mmmmm.....
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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:58 pm

Congratulations to your dear Mich!!  And I hope the two of you get to pedal away together in joint free time, Rich!  Enjoy your new bike!

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Post by nordog on Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:08 am

Not my Raleigh Condor but I bet you have worked on these a few times:
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Post by Condor on Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:24 am

Nice one Nordog. I think the yellow frame (here) is one of those. I've worked on and owned quite a few. Are the brakes side-pull or centre-pull? The one here is centre.

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Post by nordog on Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:41 am

Side I think Condor, I will let you know if I have to clean it up for road use with new tyres etc.
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Post by nordog on Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:05 am

Just got a new cassette Condor as the three inner cogs are to far gone, not that I use them much but it helps to get moving quickly in traffic. Down hill is OK but up hill is not so ease.  So will fit it this afternoon if I can find the old style tools.
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Post by Condor on Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:42 am

Here's my cassette removal tool>

The tool itself is tiny, but the wrench needed is 3 feet long...
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Many cassettes shifted with this...
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Post by nordog on Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:20 am

Now how did you hold the wheel Condor? Has to take it my tame cycle shop as none of my tools would fit the internal spline Condor so he is over hauling the whole hub, then it should last me & the bike out.
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Post by Condor on Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:14 pm

Ah. Won't be a minute...
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Post by Condor on Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:35 pm

To shift a screwed-on cassette I leave the tyre on but take-off the wheel-nut to allow the removal tool to be slid into the standard Shimano splines.

For screwed cassettes the larger, silvery type of tool is needed. Slide this into the (old' cassette and undo normally with the long wrench stuck in an old front fork! (Loads of leverage)

For splined cassettes the darker tool is used and this is just to undo the locking-ring that allows the cassette to be slid off the wheel hub spline.
This hub-spline has similar 'ratchet and pawl' innards as a screwed cassette does and re-fitting spring or pawls gets them working. If cog teeth are worn just slide on a new set then re-fix the locking-ring.
Single-speed rear cogs have differing removal tools. Several styles.
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Keeping tyre on wheel stops wheel slipping when under removal 'strain'.
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Post by Condor on Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:45 pm

Hub will be fine when overhauled Nordog. It's worth it now and then.
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Post by nordog on Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:59 pm

Your right there Condor, a young lad want to yet this old Dawes for tour of the UK in two months time, for his Crohms disease charity.
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Post by Condor on Thu May 01, 2014 4:38 am

The Dawes will be fine for touring. The wheels look like 700c x 35/38 so good tyres for touring would be Schwalbe Land Cruisers. These have built-in puncture protection and wear slowly. I use them on me bike.
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Post by nordog on Wed May 07, 2014 5:31 am

The German company is the best, I always warn people to keep well away from tubes that have China stamped on them.
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Post by nordog on Thu May 15, 2014 3:26 am


Son got Strava working on my iPhone so can now record my road rides properly. Have now received message from my 40 year old nephew giving me kudos, never had that before.
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