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Internal Gear Cable Routing

There are many different methods of routing gear cables internally. Routing the cable initially into the top of the down tube seems to be common, …

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Ladies Winter Road Bike – A Step by Step Guide

Ladies road bike frames have their own unique problems, mainly because they are often smaller. This means issues with toe overlap, especially if you are …

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A Bolt-On Top Tube

This is a frame alteration I could not have imagined needing to do, until back in 2015 I was contacted by travel author Tim Moore. …

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Stripped Bottom Bracket Threads

There seems to be several ways of repairing the common problem of a stripped bottom bracket thread and I offer only one method I have …

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Widening rear triangles

Probably the commonest alteration carried out on frames is increasing the width of the rear dropouts to accommodate wider wheels. This is often done on …

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Internal Cable Routing Updated

I have done this procedure several times on completed frames, but it is sensible to do it before the tube is brazed. Partly because it …

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Road Legal Fixed Wheel Bike

I had my 1969 Bob Jackson Merlin frame re-instated to an original specification, which left me without a fixed wheel bike.I decided therefore to make …

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Bespoke Saddle Coverings

I have previously mentioned GRAFTON SADDLER in a review of a former Bespoke Bristol, in fact this is where it first came to my attention. …

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Handlebars

I copied this handlebar from Jon Thompson, who made some in this fashion for fixies (http://tomobikes.co.uk). As such he made them quite narrow, ideal for …

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Oxy-Propane Brazing Update 3

I use oxygen and propane for my brazing. I did not want the expense and extra safety concerns of storing and using acetylene, and in …

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Internal Gear Cable Routing

There are many different methods of routing gear cables internally. Routing the cable initially into …

Ladies Winter Road Bike – A Step by Step Guide

Ladies road bike frames have their own unique problems, mainly because they are often smaller. …

A Bolt-On Top Tube

This is a frame alteration I could not have imagined needing to do, until back …

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