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Ning's n + 1 + 1
« on: 18 February, 2016, 04:02:56 am »
Here's a photo of a bike I found.



Its the basis of a fixie project.
54" fixed with front brake ( for the Law's sake )

Curved back bars.
Conti 26 x 1.125.
New B/B and chain set. MTB with middle and small removed. 44 T ring to 20 T screw-on fixed with lockring.
Already have most of the necessary parts.
Already have the tyres and tubes, so costing about £60.

Two pieces of angle bracket and jubilee clips on forks makes 'Footpegs'.


Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #2 on: 20 February, 2016, 05:29:28 am »
I went to Hawk for the saddle and a list of bits for this rebuild.
I came away with a complete bike ( some call it a BSO ) for £79.

Stripped it down and sent to Ribble for a 36H rear track hub for £25.
Will calc spokes length and buy when hub arrives.

Considering my original list of parts came to £105, I'm spending about £125 total for a NEW "fixie twenty-sixie".

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Five star grin.

Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #3 on: 20 February, 2016, 05:57:36 am »
I've just spent another £25 on a single ring 42T Chainset.
It's going to be 42 x 18, with Conti 26 x 1.125 = 56".

Then I'll have a 2016 'Safety' for toddling around in the summer.

Now the big question is Only a Chuffing fifty with Geoff on 9th April.
Do I ride this bike or my Moulton Mini Back pedal brake 14" with a single 49" gear.

The Moulton celebrates its fiftieth year this year so its gonna be the Moulton.
 :thumbsup:

Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #4 on: 20 February, 2016, 06:31:06 am »
I'm in a dichotomy now whether to remove the front brake of leave it on.
The law says I should, but tradition says 'get rid of it'.

In the olde days, and some on this site will remember, the rider of a Safety would put the toe of his or her shoe between the fork crown and the front tyre to effect a brake on the front.
This new bike has a 'unicrown' fork with room sufficient for the toe of my shoe.

 ???

Another job I have is to transplant the spindle from the OE hub into the new FW hub. Different dropout spacing. BSO = 135mm, FE hub = 120mm. 7.5mm each side.
That's IF there's not enough length in the FW hub spindle.  :thumbsup:

Chain tensioning is OK, the BSO has 'pullback' rear dropouts.

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Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #5 on: 20 February, 2016, 12:13:37 pm »
This is a great thread, we need more like it.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #6 on: 20 February, 2016, 02:13:08 pm »
What is the bike - hard to tell from pic?

And what's the story behind that phrase, "here's a bike I found"?

Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #7 on: 20 February, 2016, 06:34:55 pm »
Here's the project. £89 from Hawk stripped down in a state of undress.


Its getting a track hub with 18T sprocket from Ribble; a 42T single 170mm crankset from Butlers of Bolton and my well weathered Brooks Pro cutaway saddle.
Tyres are Conti 26 x 1.125 up at 110 psi to give that 'bone shaker' feel.  ;D

Those are Hawk's £10 bullhorn bars turned back to simulate a Cogent No. 18.

My 'New years' idea was to go to 'Bespoked, the custom bike show' in Bristol and persuade someone to replicate one of these,,,


Cogent and Wearwell No.18

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Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #8 on: 20 February, 2016, 10:13:39 pm »
This is giving me serious tinkering ideas for my 20 year old MTB currently used just as a runaround.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #9 on: 21 February, 2016, 06:27:28 am »
The best little bike building tool. It still works  :o



Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #10 on: 24 February, 2016, 08:53:30 am »
Update.

The 42T single ring track crankset arrived.

System EX track hub with 18T sprocket arrived.
Solid spindle is long enough for 7.5mm of locknut each side to take up the 15mm difference, and have a std tracknut.
Next job – lace OE rim onto track hub.

28-559 tyre is 24 1/8” diameter.

42 ring to 18 sprocket gives 56 ¼” gear.

A bloke once told me the diameter of a Penny Farthing wheel should be up to your clavical ( collar bone ). Mine is 56 ½” off the floor stood to attention…
 ;D :thumbsup:

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« Reply #11 on: 25 February, 2016, 11:44:52 am »
Done the calcs.

It will take me 7 hrs almost exact to ride 112 km with 750m climbing.

From now on, my 100 pops will have lower speed limit of 12 kmh ( 9hrs 20 mins for 112km ).
So folks out there from Cov', Brum and Wolve'ton with Highbike 'Ordinaries' and Starley or Cogent-Wearwell safeties can enter.


Which makes me think.
I’ll organise an event from Earlswood to Stratford-upon-avon and back for bikes, trikes and unicycles that are fixed and less than 61” gear.

How does “The good old days” 50km Populaire grab you?
 ???

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Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #12 on: 25 February, 2016, 01:03:07 pm »
I don't think you are going to get many starters.

A V-CC friend used to organise a multilap century ride not far from Brum and Coventry for high bicycles (and other themed rides) but that was many years ago. I raced high bikes a couple of decades ago but never rode further than 100km at a time. One of these days, I've got to get a high bike and do some decent rides on it.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

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« Reply #13 on: 25 February, 2016, 03:01:21 pm »
I don't think you are going to get many starters.

A V-CC friend used to organise a multilap century ride not far from Brum and Coventry for high bicycles (and other themed rides) but that was many years ago. I raced high bikes a couple of decades ago but never rode further than 100km at a time. One of these days, I've got to get a high bike and do some decent rides on it.

Would that be Mr Pinkerton?

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Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #14 on: 25 February, 2016, 03:44:22 pm »
Of course. I still miss him.
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Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #15 on: 25 February, 2016, 10:39:18 pm »
Here's a photo of a bike I found.



Its the basis of a fixie project.
54" fixed with front brake ( for the Law's sake )

Curved back bars.
Conti 26 x 1.125.
New B/B and chain set. MTB with middle and small removed. 44 T ring to 20 T screw-on fixed with lockring.
Already have most of the necessary parts.
Already have the tyres and tubes, so costing about £60.

Two pieces of angle bracket and jubilee clips on forks makes 'Footpegs'.

Just as this link was loading my eyes caught another thread titled something like "how to make the bike lighter". Then I saw this and figured I had to hand it to the guy for being inventive. Maybe not very practical, but a good way to shed some weight.
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Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #16 on: 05 March, 2016, 07:53:14 am »
Finito.  ;D


Fixie twenty sixie. ( Safety Bicycle )

42T ring, 18T sprocket and 26 x 1.125 Contis makes 56" gear.

If you're puzzled whats strapped on the down tube, they're footpegs.

Does anyone need:-
Pair brand new MTB tyres,
26 x 1.5 - 2.0 inner tubes with Schrader.
V brake parts,
Flattie handlebars,
Cheapo MTB front and rear 7 speed gear system,
42/34/24 cheapo welded MTB triple chainset with platform pedals.
Brake levers for flattie handlebars,
Cheapo MTB front wheel

??




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Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #17 on: 09 March, 2016, 07:04:25 am »
is the 7-sp casette in decent nick?

I suppose it could be time to replace the one on my runaround - 1998 vintage MTB with acera, never needed touching
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #18 on: 11 April, 2016, 11:37:28 am »
is the 7-sp casette in decent nick?

I suppose it could be time to replace the one on my runaround - 1998 vintage MTB with acera, never needed touching

Sorry for being late.
Its a screw-on block.
Its brand new, never used. Removed from brand new donor bike.


For info.

I’ve been riding my ‘Safety’ around for three weeks and now I know why cycling became so popular in the 1890s.
Low fixed gear where the front brake is hardly used. Low maintenance single speed. Sprung saddle and foot pegs to use on downhills.

With no motor traffic in 1890, the roads must have been delightful to ride gently with not much exertion involved at 12 mph.

Good ole Starley. Why wasn’t he knighted?

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Re: Ning's n + 1 + 1
« Reply #19 on: 11 April, 2016, 05:31:14 pm »
Good ole Starley. Why wasn’t he knighted?

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