How to cause yourself grief with a old bike...

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How to cause yourself grief with a old bike...

Postby WyvernRH » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:49 pm

Regarding the "Lets build a Classic with the best bits" thread I thought I would conribute the other end of the story, at least as far as derailleurs are concerned. in the picture is my Claud Butler Buccaneer circa 1954-56.
I thought it would be nice to fit a NOS Cyclo Olympic derailleur to this bike as it matched the period and I had a Bayliss Wiley Freehub with 1/8th cogs to match....

All I can say is DO NOT DO THIS... that way lies madness. The dearilleur is the most fiddly thingto set up I have ever met. It appears to have a capacity of 4 teeth which makes the 4th cog (22t) useless even though it can reach it horizontally.

It looks very cute but changes like a neglected combine harvester and hard to set up.... if I had any hair I would have lost it by now.....

Richard
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by BNA » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:23 pm

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Postby WyvernRH » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:23 pm

yes. well, made a right b####ks of the pictures; I'll try again!

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You wouldn't think I did this for a living these days!

Cheers

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Postby GaryF » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:04 pm

It may have been a nightmare to set up but it looks like it was worth the lost hair - very nice bike - love the saddle.
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Postby 531db » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:05 pm

Nice bike, I love the "honking rubbers".

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who loves British lightweights and who still has a mid 1970's Claud Butler at the parents place.
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Postby cludence » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:30 pm

:idea: Mmmmm, first stop 531db's place, then his parents, next stop Richards, down to GaryF's place, then over to snoop at kukamungas latest finds. Time permitting a detour via stevendavids wouldnt go astray either.

Then finally, while kidcarbine is distracted bidding on a mansfield saddle in the Uk, out with the red SJH!

That should just about do for a holiday I think. :wink:

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Postby Kid_Carbine » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:07 pm

cludence wrote:
Then finally, while kidcarbine is distracted bidding on a mansfield saddle in the Uk, out with the red SJH!

Karen.
Rotsa ruck kiddo. The SJH is firmly bolted to the floor along with several others including a dilectable Bol d'Or.
The bike room is booby trapped [checking booby traps now] & you will need to get past the savage flesh eating possums.
[Oh krep, ..... bear trap, ouch ow ow ow ow ow ow aaaaargh oooh pain. Is that bone???? What's the number for 000]
Carbine & SJH cycles, & Quicksilver BMX
Now that's AUSTRALIAN to the core.
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