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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-19-16, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Labarum
How a Raleigh Roadster was made

How a Raleigh Roadster was made in 1945.

British Council Film: How a Bicycle is Made (http://film.britishcouncil.org/how-a-bicycle-is-made)

Old British Council Film with a rather pedestrian...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-06-13, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 183,208
Posted By Labarum
Just bought a Tricross Elite Disc ...

Just bought a Tricross Elite Disc

http://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/bikes/road/tricross/tricross-elite-disc

for shipping to Cyprus. It will replace the old Rayleigh Light Tourer (531) I ride on...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-08-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 183,208
Posted By Labarum
I stick to my Raleigh for track work - maxed out...

I stick to my Raleigh for track work - maxed out with 32mm bomb proof tyres.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MrMRSZagyX8/UYTVE3TUc2I/AAAAAAAAG5o/xGu4_NK0n6Q/s640/IMG_1831.JPG
...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-08-13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 183,208
Posted By Labarum
Be careful, Grumpy!

Be careful, Grumpy!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-08-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 183,208
Posted By Labarum
Wow! That's quite a shock absorber.

Wow! That's quite a shock absorber.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-06-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,353
Posted By Labarum
I have never had a flat tire in my whole 63...

I have never had a flat tire in my whole 63 years; but I have had flat tyres a-plenty

I know how to mend the latter, but not the former.:)
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-06-13, 04:57 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,353
Posted By Labarum
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02554/...

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02554/halfords_2554975b.jpg
...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-06-13, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Labarum
What about a Sports Hybrid instead of the...

What about a Sports Hybrid instead of the Cyclocross for "Gravel Grinding" Wide enough tyres, suitable gearing, V-brakes instead of Cantis.

I hate straight bars, but a treking (butterfly) bar...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-05-13, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Labarum
Another nice bike. How do these compare with...

Another nice bike.

How do these compare with cyclocross equivalents from big names like Trek and Giant, and with the Specialized Tricross?

Availability is an issue in a small market like...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-04-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Labarum
I have sat astride the Surly bikes. Very nice...

I have sat astride the Surly bikes. Very nice machines.

Yes, the steerer often comes uncut. Frame size and handlebar height is always an issue for me - and has to be considered against the reach.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-04-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Labarum
Nice bikes. Over designed fancy website that...

Nice bikes.

Over designed fancy website that only makes it more difficult to get at the data.

[Rant over]
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-04-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 183,208
Posted By Labarum
Thanks. 6ft3in My son is 6ft4in tall...

Thanks.

6ft3in

My son is 6ft4in tall but wears trousers two inches shorter that I!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-04-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Labarum
Thanks. All of this is useful. I now have...

Thanks. All of this is useful.

I now have the key words "Gravel Grinder" to research.

Comments here confirm my instincts. I don't need the weight and complication of a front suspension 29er....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-04-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Labarum
Thanks. A search on "Blues Dawg" finds no...

Thanks.

A search on "Blues Dawg" finds no member of that name.

Ah!

Here

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/876900-Any-Gravel-Grinders-out-there?highlight=gravel+grinder
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-04-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 24,605
Posted By Labarum
My custom Audax by Robin Mather 8 years old...

My custom Audax by Robin Mather

8 years old

27in Reynolds 725

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VYsHEJZ40Ek/TX0C8zOwv8I/AAAAAAAAA5Q/bs5O2a6dwBo/s640/IMG_2587.JPG
...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-04-13, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 183,208
Posted By Labarum
In Cyprus: Raleigh 531 Light Tourer ...

In Cyprus:

Raleigh 531 Light Tourer

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MrMRSZagyX8/UYTVE3TUc2I/AAAAAAAAG5o/xGu4_NK0n6Q/s640/IMG_1831.JPG

...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-04-13, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Labarum
Try something new?

This is what I ride twice daily

https://picasaweb.google.com/117966732127502784762/CyprusBike?authkey=Gv1sRgCOiKrYbP36n56QE#

A 25" Raleigh 531 Light Tourer with considerable mods.

Centre...
Forum: Touring 09-06-09, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Labarum
Looking at that again, I guess you are correct....

Looking at that again, I guess you are correct. Thanks.
Forum: Touring 09-05-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Labarum
Which shoes

I have just spotted these

http://www.williamlennon.co.uk/footwear/arturo-wide-fitting-cycle-shoe.html

and

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b79s154p718&mode=print

Any...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By Labarum
Moustache Bars on a 531 Raleigh Light Tourer

Three years ago I found a large 531 light tourer in excellent condition - a Raleigh Granada.

I put some 37mm tyres on for use on woodland tracks but did not feel safe using drops and found the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-01-09, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Labarum
rear dérailleur gobbled up into the wheel

I had a very large custom steel Audax made for me three years ago. It
has been a constant joy to ride.

But a problem has developed, and I ask for your advice.

One of the gear cables snapped...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-19-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 24,174
Posted By Labarum
Well not by me. I wouldn't know how to. I just...

Well not by me. I wouldn't know how to. I just just quoted Flickr.

But isn't it a blood pressure effect? Sometimes happens to me. I get to the top of a long climb, over the top of the hill and . ....
Forum: Road Cycling 01-19-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 24,174
Posted By Labarum
These rowers beat the cyclists ...

These rowers beat the cyclists

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/2681224286_569a127048.jpg?v=0
Forum: Road Cycling 01-19-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 24,174
Posted By Labarum
Well if you think cyclists have problems, here...

Well if you think cyclists have problems, here are two two reluctant students who have to do some dance classes as part of a longer course - presumably in performing arts.

They are not impressed...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-18-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 24,174
Posted By Labarum
Yes, I know, an old thread. I came across it...

Yes, I know, an old thread. I came across it doing searches for advice on cycling in recent cold weather. I learned on another thread the trick with an single extra sock (yes, it works); I learned...
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