Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:20 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 47 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:22 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 11:03 am
Posts: 18212
Location: Sunny Glasgow
Ooo nice purple bits :D do you have the matching left side master cylinder cover also in purple :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:03 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:29 pm
Posts: 1315
Location: South Buckinghamshire
No chap. Rainbow colour mix only.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:09 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 11:03 am
Posts: 18212
Location: Sunny Glasgow
trickylad wrote:
Rainbow colour mix only.



Ahhh, is that what it's called :?




























:P


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:18 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Yeah older headset (Pre 2007?) so older race. had to get a new one a while back myself. I think the new old one will be split, mine was.
Love the rainbow brakes.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:53 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:29 pm
Posts: 1315
Location: South Buckinghamshire
I'm having some work done on the brakes and the nice man at Hope has found me a new race and is sending it down gratis. Apparently they don't make steel ones anymore just a few alloy ones. Interested if anyone has any ideas about how to fit it. My usual method is some plumbers pipe and a big mallet but I'm a little wary if it's alloy as the last one chipped like hell under any force when I tried to get it off my old forks.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:57 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Ah that must be it, my one is alloy and split. If split its fit by hand. Sometimes I fit races by using the top cap. Great little trick. Works too. Only recommended for cartridge bearing I suppose? Though all the force does dissipate down through the race (by seating it).


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:10 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:29 pm
Posts: 1315
Location: South Buckinghamshire
Top cap method? Tell me more


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:26 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Just slot the race on as much as you can. Then assemble headset etc. and steerer all together. Set it up like you were to finalise it. Just do the top cap bolt up until it seats the race. Use a good bolt and cap and try and get the race going down parallel.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:21 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:32 pm
Posts: 1953
Location: Staffordshire
I think Wiggle to a pretty cheap crown race installer.

I keep meaning o buy one. It's one of those things that you don't really want to spend money on, but not having one is such a pain. I bought a headset press a few years ago and am glad I did...much better than the two pieces of wood and a hammer that issued to use! Next new headset I get, I'll buy a race installer.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:44 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
You should try my method before buying a race press. I don't see any problems with it and surprised more people don't do it.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 47 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group