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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:38 pm 
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A few days back, I was worrying about which way to go with the wheels, I had always planned on using a Sturmey Archer 4 speed FW (Four Wide ratio) as something a little different but still useful on the rolling East Yorkshire Wolds. But my 1958 FW unit was away being serviced… So plan B was to set her up as a 1/8th single speed cog that I would swap out…..

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Single speed? Really?

Not the original plan, it was going to have a 4 speed Sturmey FW hub, but that needs stripping down & re-building as its only got 2nd, 3rd & 4th engaging at the moment and I don’t have time to do that and build this bike, so that will come latter..


But, hurrah! The hub is back! So a quick change of double butted spokes and we are back in business, matched with a tidy small flanged 32h Constrictor front hub and a pair of once rough but now beautiful Fiamme rims; 40h rear & 32h front. Oh, and some stickers from H Lloyds of course!

These have been dropped off this morning at my LBS, should be ready for pick-up Saturday morning.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:44 pm 
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got some nice NEW 10mm velox rim tapes you can have for £4 posted :mrgreen: I won't be needing them.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:46 pm 
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got some nice NEW 10mm velox rim tapes you can have for £4 posted :mrgreen: I won't be needing them.


Neither will Peachy....... Those are Tubular rims :wink: :facepalm: :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:48 pm 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
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got some nice NEW 10mm velox rim tapes you can have for £4 posted :mrgreen: I won't be needing them.


Neither will Peachy....... Those are Tubular rims :wink: :facepalm: :facepalm:


Weirdos.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:51 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
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got some nice NEW 10mm velox rim tapes you can have for £4 posted :mrgreen: I won't be needing them.


Neither will Peachy....... Those are Tubular rims :wink: :facepalm: :facepalm:


Weirdos.


Not me I hate Tubs :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:40 pm 
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Thanks for the offer THM, but, of course for reasons so eloquently expressed above I won’t have any use for them, however I will be using this; 16.5mm wide Effetto Mariposa Carogna tape as I cant be arsed to glue them and certainly won’t be going fast enough to roll them!

As for an opinion regarding tubulars, I've never ridden on them before, so this will a new life experience!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:09 am 
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Right, better get on to the pedals, a pair of Brampton B8’s. I’ll strip them, clean them, then dip them in evapo-rust before a final polish… shouldn’t be too tiresome.


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If that tape is as good as it looks, it might make Tubs a viable option at last. I used them for a short time B.I.T.D. rolled a couple (wished they made brown lycra).

Fortunately for me clincher technology was catching up at that time and I started running Mavic G40 rims and Michelin Hi-lite tyres, never looked back.

What Tubs are you going to Run ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:14 pm 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
If that tape is as good as it looks, it might make Tubs a viable option at last. I used them for a short time B.I.T.D. rolled a couple (wished they made brown lycra).

Fortunately for me clincher technology was catching up at that time and I started running Mavic G40 rims and Michelin Hi-lite tyres, never looked back.

What Tubs are you going to Run ?


I ran a mini poll/thread earlier in the year Tubular Tyres. A Beginner's Poll. and although not conclusive, it did generate some useful discusion.
I eventually plumed for a pair of Schwalbe Lugano T-active K-guard Tubular beige walled.


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Those look like a great choice :D


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