ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Side pull adjustment posted by: Tom on 1/26/2008 at 12:01:46 PM
Greetings, I can't seem to get my rear brake to actuate both pads equally after one squeeze the side opposite the cable just hangs against the rim and subsequent pulls only move the cable side pad. Drives me crazy, Please help.
Tom (59 Raleigh Sports)

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Side pull adjustment posted by Matthew on 1/26/2008 at 4:23:24 PM

this is a common and very irritating problem but the real answer is long winded. Take it all to bits, very last bit, being careful to note how it comes apart, then lubricate, with due diligence, the moving parts and re-assemble. The art is having the fulcrum tightened sufficiently but not overly tight. The cable needs to be so free that the inner will fall through the out under its own weight. If there is any snagging or doubt about the condition and quality of the cable then replace it. Regrets won't stop you going over the bonnet (hood) of a car (automobile).

Matthew - stop right now!

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Side pull adjustment posted by Tom on 1/26/2008 at 5:37:15 PM
Brakes we don't need no stinking Brakes! Matthew Thanks for the advice, I will start on it directly, I believe I have access to a new cable if need be, Does the spring position have any bearing on this, it looks like it will move left to right about 1/8"? (Please Forgive Blazing Saddles reference)

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Side pull adjustment posted by JDuck on 1/27/2008 at 9:38:04 AM
That would really be a " The Treasure of the Sierra Madre " reference!

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Side pull adjustment posted by Tom on 1/27/2008 at 9:43:30 PM
Thanks Matthew
That worked, it took some trial error to adjust but that did the trick. Now it's time to order new pads.
Regards Tom

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Side pull adjustment posted by Warren on 1/28/2008 at 5:10:35 AM
You're up first Mr Bogart. Well I'll take film trivia for $1000 Alex...


MISC:I have all sorts of spare thyme on my hands... posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/25/2008 at 9:14:06 AM
So... pursuant to my alluding to having been seriously debilitated by a series of migraine attacks... I have found myself a new "Trigger".

Thyme. The herb. The spice.

I really never had a use for the stuff before... but my Moosewood Cookbood called for it in an Italian Tomato Sauce recipe.

Took me a few bliding headaches to figure it out....

So... now... I'm thymeless... yet have a plethora of spare thyme. There IS not thyme like the present. I can only go 3/4 of the way to Scarborough Faire....


Yes... Migraines can / will and do... effect one's persona.... somethymes...


Larry "Boneman" Bone - Thyme... is NOT on my side....

   RE:MISC: I have all sorts of spare thyme on my hands... posted by Matthew on 1/26/2008 at 4:26:55 PM
Hi Larry,

for my Dad it is chocolate, cheese and relaxing which set off his bilious migraines. Every summer holiday that we had Dad would spend the first day or two in bed in a darkened room and throwing up.

Matthew - too much thyme?

   RE:RE:MISC: I have all sorts of spare thyme on my hands... posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/26/2008 at 5:45:41 PM
Ouch.... relaxing, eh? That makes sense.... as it's when constriction of the blood vessels relaxes... is when the migraines hit. The darkened room, etc., is all too familiar... and while I've been nausious once or twice, I've never actually sicked up from them. (touch wood)

If chocolate were one of my triggers I'd be well screwed... working in a chocolate factory and all that....

Trigger management is key... as to the "wonderful" discovery of new triggers? Eeesh...

Here's a pretty good reference for any fellow sufferers... or folks who have loved ones that are so afflicted:



Larry "Boneman" Bone - "I can't see..." is sometimes more the lyrics to a Frank Zappa song...


MISC:Amazing powers of observation....? posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/25/2008 at 9:12:18 AM
So I don't often check the "What's New" section of the site...

Just wondering how long those blue drop-down buttons have been at the top of the pages here? They are quite handy!


Larry "Boneman" Bone - Stumbling again... into good stuff!

   RE:MISC:Amazing powers of observation....? posted by JDuck on 1/26/2008 at 9:04:57 AM
Thanks Larry. I never saw those! They are great.


MISC:AMAZING! posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/24/2008 at 11:54:19 AM

Simply amazing..... And I thought cleanin' up an ole Roadster a bit tedious... ;-)


Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:MISC: AMAZING! posted by Tom on 1/24/2008 at 1:20:12 PM
Cool... and it floats too.

   RE:MISC: AMAZING! posted by Matthew on 1/24/2008 at 2:45:38 PM
The word is 'Amazing'

Hope the migraine has subsided Larry.

Matthew - amazed.

   RE:RE:MISC: AMAZING! posted by Kevin on 1/25/2008 at 12:04:15 AM
But what about termites????

AGE / VALUE:I smell a rat.... posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/23/2008 at 6:57:17 PM

At the time of this post... it was bid up to $1000 and still had not yet met reserve.

Absolutely bizarre....


Larry "Boneman" Bone - 5 migraines this week... and counting....

   RE:AGE / VALUE:I smell a rat.... posted by Christie on 1/24/2008 at 12:02:49 PM
The only numbers I found were on the tube under the seat, it said 73.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:I smell a rat.... posted by Chris on 1/24/2008 at 2:07:33 PM
Blurry pictures, the pictures suck. Everything seems going along as it should though. The bike appears new old stock.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: I smell a rat.... posted by Matthew on 1/24/2008 at 2:49:52 PM
Last year you could buy a brand new one for 250 or $500. Okay no old skool kudos but a brand new bike without the need of poor quality photos or an astronomical price tag.

Matthew - hindsight is 20/20 vision