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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-30-12, 04:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By rpf
The Charge stuff gives the look and plenty of the...

The Charge stuff gives the look and plenty of the form and function for a fraction of the price of Brooks.

http://chargebikes.com/parts/ubend/
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-17-12, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,508
Posted By rpf
Many thanks Carleton, You preempted one of...

Many thanks Carleton,

You preempted one of my main concerns actually, I’m measuring and weighing identically to your friend and was concerned about crushing the thing like a pop can ! I'm more...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-16-12, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,508
Posted By rpf
I've been considering one of the Precursa frames...

I've been considering one of the Precursa frames myself to get me started on the track, in N.I we can get them direct from Dolan's ebay shop for a stupidly small amount of cash either as a frame or...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-16-12, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,450
Posted By rpf
This is very helpful, thank you. Taking the...

This is very helpful, thank you.

Taking the plunge and going along to a local outdoor velodrome this thursday to have a chat to the track guys who meet there each week. It's something i've wanted...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-12-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,476
Posted By rpf
Hey, You can buy direct from Dolan via ebay...

Hey,

You can buy direct from Dolan via ebay and they ship internationally if asked nicely im told..

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/dolanbikesuk


Just if you have concerns about validity of...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-01-12, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By rpf
Why not convert an old road hack from gumtree for...

Why not convert an old road hack from gumtree for about 50 notes , something in the 5,7 or 10 speed gas pipe raliegh range that has a suitable wheelset with a 42t chain ring , pop off the r/d, ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By rpf
Ditto ! Just what I was thinking, certainly...

Ditto ! Just what I was thinking, certainly something to keep in mind, I think I have a set of the old anquetil cleats somewhere, if not these are a possiblity.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-12, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By rpf
We have Bushmills about an hour from us in...

We have Bushmills about an hour from us in Antrim, and the Cooley (Tyrconnell) about an hour and a half the other way in Dundalk and of course Jamesons about 2 hours away in Dublin...

It's not...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-12, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By rpf
Very good suggestion ! In respect of both...

Very good suggestion !

In respect of both materials and indeed Malt, i'm fortunate ebough to live near some decent distilleries, one of the perks of being an Irishman !

Grateful to you. I'm...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-12, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By rpf
Hi Rootboy, I value the advice thank you. ...

Hi Rootboy,

I value the advice thank you.

And you are right of course, don't wish to come across as an ingrate , just wondering how old the Malt needs to be for the reciprocated gift :)
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-12, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By rpf
Uncleated Colnago "Master" shoes

I have done a few detailed google searches and a trawl of this forum and cannot find much in the way of information to sate my curiosity over these :

252300


He was kind enough to purchase...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-14-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By rpf
I have nothing to contribute other than to say...

I have nothing to contribute other than to say that Bristol City is cockney rhyming slang for titty..

Ere' get a butchers of the bristols on her..

I watched this on a barge as part of bike...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-14-11, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,752,195
Posted By rpf
Some very sweet 700cc's and track hubs from my...

Some very sweet 700cc's and track hubs from my lbs on sale made by On One..the gold ones, I be pimpin' ..100 quid all in with some gatorskins and tubes to boot = bargain
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-21-11, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By rpf
I'd hit that, but not at , or anywhere near that...

I'd hit that, but not at , or anywhere near that price.

It looks like a pretty practical city bike.

I'd not seen those new fangled s/a hubs till now, kickshift ! Pretty neat , wonder if it...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-27-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,022
Posted By rpf
I find it fascinating that people get sandwiches...

I find it fascinating that people get sandwiches delivered instead of just making one themselves or going to get one, but then again our ethos and attitude towards food and what not is somewhat...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-20-11, 08:00 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 56,355
Posted By rpf
Yip, a welcome side effect of bar wrapping the...

Yip, a welcome side effect of bar wrapping the u-lock is that it looks even beefier and more of a deterrent to the uninitiated, in theory anyway.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-16-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 56,355
Posted By rpf
I usually wrap my u-locks in old bar tape when it...

I usually wrap my u-locks in old bar tape when it comes time to rewrap my bars with fresher stuff. Stops the frame taking a hiding, although i'm not all that bothered about scratches but it's a handy...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-05-11, 02:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,406
Posted By rpf
I like the sound of hitting mine with a hammer to...

I like the sound of hitting mine with a hammer to be honest, after all the trouble it's given me it deserves it..

or is that the other way around :)

Thanks a lot guys, such helpful people on...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,406
Posted By rpf
Wow ! I have to say, i'm tempted to try...

Wow !

I have to say, i'm tempted to try it. I really do want to get better and more self sufficient at this sort of thing and I really don't mind breaking the odd thing , if in making a mistake...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,406
Posted By rpf
Thanks again RHM, you are very kind indeed. ...

Thanks again RHM, you are very kind indeed.

I figured that a temporary fixed or ss wouldnt work as I rather suspected the existing wheel would need replaced. I have wheels that would do the job...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-11, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,406
Posted By rpf
Thank you so much for the kind response RHM, I...

Thank you so much for the kind response RHM, I really appreciate the input.

I take your point entirely on standing up and mashing, i've always found that risky on fully functioning older SA hubs...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-11, 04:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,406
Posted By rpf
I've tried all suggestions offered but I’m afraid...

I've tried all suggestions offered but I’m afraid my lack of skill and dexterity has frustrated such good and sensible repair advice :(

On further inspection the hub is stuck in the 3rd gear....
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-22-11, 07:22 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,234
Posted By rpf
one would have thought they would have offered...

one would have thought they would have offered these in the "ex girlfriend" cut , rather than the straight leg one to attract hipper types ?
...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-03-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,474
Posted By rpf
Cool, thanks very much . I will do. I...

Cool, thanks very much . I will do.

I appreciate the response, have a good day man.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-03-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,474
Posted By rpf
Oh ! Those look awesome, you also have...

Oh ! Those look awesome, you also have super-cheap shipping to the UK. 9 bucks is a steal for shipping ! The favourable exchange rate also makes this a pretty darn good deal for me too.

As soon...
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