Category Archives: Vintage 1950s Speedwell

Shimano Nexus 3-speed problems solved!

After much hassle with my new Shimano hub, which I wrote about here and here and here, the problems are finally resolved. The problem was with the hub, and a new wheel (and hub) has now been installed.Many thanks to … Continue reading

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Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub problems

I previously wrote about the problems with my Shimano 3-speed hub here and here. I recently had the shifter mechanism replaced for my Nexus 3-speed and still I cannot get first gear. There have been some improvements however as a result of this change. … Continue reading

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Shimano nexus 3-speed problems

I wrote about the problems I have had with my Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub here. I had someone else look at it and he assured me that the problem was not with the shifter but was just an adjustment problem, … Continue reading

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Review of my Shimano Nexus 3-speed & coaster brake hub

I have had this new hub and wheels on my Speedwell now for about 3 months, I wrote about it here. I had a few cable problems which I wrote about here. At first it appeared that the problem was … Continue reading

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Review of my Brooks saddle

I had thought that cyclists were doomed to suffer that odd combination of pain and numbness which can be the result of cycling any distance on the wrong saddle, followed by soreness in that area the next day. So I … Continue reading

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Video: riding the streets and cycleways of Newcastle

A short video riding through the urban and suburban roads and the bike tracks of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Music: “Ellyn’s Melody” by Ending Satellites.

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The evolution of my vintage Speedwell bike

I have done many posts on my Speedwell and this is an overview of the changes it has gone through in the past few months.  It had had a revamp and a brief return to the pathways when my sister … Continue reading

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Video of my ride along the streets of Newcastle

This is me riding a few days ago. The camera is hand held which is why there is a fair bit of jerkiness, especially when I pedal. It shows me travelling from Adamstown into Hamilton, along Beaumont Street, across to … Continue reading

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A cable problem

I have referred to a problem I have had with my new three gear Shimano Nexus hub and the adjustments of it which are currently denying me use of all the gears. It appears that my basket is interfering with … Continue reading

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First day of summer …

Although the weather here today does not reflect it, we are now officially in summer, so to celebrate, a few summery pics taken some time ago …

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