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by Throwley
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FOUNDER'S DAY...
Replies: 1
Views: 50

FOUNDER'S DAY...

...is on Sunday July 18th this year apparently. Usual Stanford Hall venue, this year's themes are 75 years of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club, and more relevant to us, 100 years of Moto Guzzi.

See you there?
by Throwley
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2021 Calendar
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: 2021 Calendar

One for me, please!
by Throwley
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: TRACKING
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: TRACKING

Hi Richard.

Thank you for the kind offer; yes, I'd love to borrow one to have a go!

I'm a bit overwhelmed with other work at the moment (in fact the Triking is behind a wall of DIY/clearance junk at present) but as soon as I've managed to get a bit of free time I'll contact you.

Thanks again!
by Throwley
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: TRACKING
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: TRACKING

Thanks for the replies.

Both are a definite improvement on string. I'll knock up some wooden tracking gauges as per the picture whilst keeping my eye on Ebay for a cheap Trakrite.
by Throwley
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: TRACKING
Replies: 8
Views: 484

TRACKING

I'm a straightedge and string man myself, but is there a 'best practice' method for Trikings? And what's the consensus on toe-in amount?
I found a bit of feathering on my tyres so must have cocked up last time I adjusted...
by Throwley
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: LOOSE SPOKES
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: LOOSE SPOKES

An update on my wheels... I disassembled the wheel to check the hub spoke drillings. No cracks, no wear, thank goodness. On reassembly, I found that the wheel had been rebuilt previously with quite a few replacement spokes. Unfortunately the replacements had been ordered too long and cut down to fit...
by Throwley
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: LOOSE SPOKES
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: LOOSE SPOKES

Doverhay wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:54 pm
the holes were elongated and made it impossible to set up the wheel correctly.
Will check for this - have had this on an old outfit, with the same effect, so long ago I'd forgotten!

Thanks for the answers, chaps.
by Throwley
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: LOOSE SPOKES
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

LOOSE SPOKES

Simple question - why do my spokes keep loosening? I have a Type 1 and despite a regular checking and retightening, when I push the Triking back into the garage after even a gentle trip, there's the 'orrible crinkling noise from the front wheels. Even on the rear wheels of sidecar combinations I've ...
by Throwley
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hopefully others (and myself) can learn (again) from my Stupidity
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: Hopefully others (and myself) can learn (again) from my Stupidity

Coming from an aircraft operations background, this is something about which I'm very careful! When working on aircraft, every tool has to be accounted for, usually by employing a shadowboard/tool tag system. I've spent many a late night combing a hangar for that missing 10mm socket! I also never le...
by Throwley
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Old TopGear - Triking
Replies: 8
Views: 1462

Re: Old TopGear - Triking

How have I never seen this before?!

Thanks for posting.