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Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-25-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By lecky
Hi septacycles, I look forward to seeing pics of...

Hi septacycles, I look forward to seeing pics of your frame. Did you see the bikebrothers evans page here:

http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/evans.htm

With the information on that site and a few...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-24-10, 06:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,554
Posted By lecky
There's an entertaining documentary called Joe...

There's an entertaining documentary called Joe Kid on a Stingray about the development of BMX, starting with kids modding their Stingrays. Here's the teaser/trailer for it:
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-22-10, 06:27 AM
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Posted By lecky
Lovely bike and story.

Lovely bike and story.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-20-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,270
Posted By lecky
There's a Hercules on Ebay (UK) now with the same...

There's a Hercules on Ebay (UK) now with the same chainring and what is purported to be a '30's three speed derailleur with a pretty top tube shifter (trevelox) and those characteristic Hercules...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-19-10, 04:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,270
Posted By lecky
Hi Andrew - no need to apologise - rather I wrote...

Hi Andrew - no need to apologise - rather I wrote a reply in a that could read as offended, and my apology for that! Was not offended at all.

I'm enjoying learning about Hercules bikes...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-16-10, 05:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,270
Posted By lecky
Yes Andrew, I know - I'm just adding that it may...

Yes Andrew, I know - I'm just adding that it may be that either they didn't just use their own hubs, or their own hubs were used from some point after 1936. Of course it's possible that the K6 is non...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-16-10, 04:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,270
Posted By lecky
FWIW I have a Hercules with a Sturmey Archer K6...

FWIW I have a Hercules with a Sturmey Archer K6 (1936) with top tube quadrant shifter which looks quite original to the bike, so whilst many Hercules had their own hubs, it is very likely there were...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-16-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 990
Posted By lecky
I've recently got a SA 3 speed on an F.W.Evans...

I've recently got a SA 3 speed on an F.W.Evans frame http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?617095-E-W-Evans-frame. It's fun. A standard SA shifter can just about be fitted onto drop bars, just...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-15-10, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By lecky
I've done this - hard work, but quite doable. Be...

I've done this - hard work, but quite doable. Be careful - aluminium dust is not only bad to inhale, it's explosively combustible!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-10-10, 02:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By lecky
The stop is a standard Sturmey Archer chainstay...

The stop is a standard Sturmey Archer chainstay fulcrum clip:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Sturmey-Archer-Sturmey-Archer-S-Chainstay-Fulcrum-Clip-with-14-mm-Clamp-2808.htm

They do fulcrum...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-09-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By lecky
RIms are 27", the clearances are tight, but they...

RIms are 27", the clearances are tight, but they work, I have wondered whether perhaps it was specced as 700c.

I think the crankset is a bit of a compromise, but I'll see if I can live with it as...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-09-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By lecky
70's film about Witcomb cycles.

I hope this isn't a repost.

Here's a short film from the '70's about Witcomb cycles, which was a five minute ride from my home, the shop in Deptford is now closed, but I believe their business is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-09-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By lecky
That film is delightful. I like the description...

That film is delightful. I like the description of the cycle tourists as excursionists. I might use that title.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-09-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By lecky
The bars are Charge Bowl bars with the Charge...

The bars are Charge Bowl bars with the Charge logos sanded and polished off. I'm not generally a fan of fixed gear fashion items but they do the job very nicely, they're really very comfortable, and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-09-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,767
Posted By lecky
It's a beautiful bike! There always seem to be...

It's a beautiful bike! There always seem to be top tube mounted SA shifters on ebay UK, can be a bit costly though.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-09-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By lecky
Here are some quick snapshots of what I've built...

Here are some quick snapshots of what I've built from the frame. It's not finished yet, plenty of little ends to tidy up, but I'm happy with it, it rides really nicely and the old Brooks is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-07-10, 01:10 PM
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Posted By lecky
Here's an interesting old American Lincoln path...

Here's an interesting old American Lincoln path racer that somehow found its' way to the UK:
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-01-10, 04:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By lecky
I've been in contact with Nic Henderson of the...

I've been in contact with Nic Henderson of the Bike Brothers website and he concurs that the frame may well be from around the early '70's, perhaps a bit earlier, or perhaps a little later. Built in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-30-10, 04:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,298
Posted By lecky
I recently bought a second hand B17 in good...

I recently bought a second hand B17 in good condition for 25 BIN - about $40 - on ebay. It's very comfortable. Over a couple of weeks I saw a few Brooks' used but in good condition go for similar...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-26-10, 03:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By lecky
The difference in the logo is a very small one,...

The difference in the logo is a very small one, to compare you can see the newer logo at the top of this page:

http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/evans.htm

Nice story with the light boss.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-25-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By lecky
Dropouts seem to be Campy 1010 Long Extension,...

Dropouts seem to be Campy 1010 Long Extension, made from the '60's to the '80's.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-25-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By lecky
Thanks Drillium Dude, interesting that the lamp...

Thanks Drillium Dude, interesting that the lamp brackets were used that late.

Are you sure it's quite the same artwork you remember? The bikebrothers site has scans of a mid '90's catalogue which...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-24-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By lecky
I was looking at vintage British lightweights on...

I was looking at vintage British lightweights on the internet today - the bracket was ubiquitous before the '50's and then sharply declined in use, but I've seen one on an early '70's bike. If the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-24-10, 03:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By lecky
I'm pretty sure that this bike was one that they...

I'm pretty sure that this bike was one that they made in the basement, I think the ones they had made outside were less idiosyncratic (as I remember them as a child in the early '80s, and as google...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-23-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By lecky
I've noticed that a photo on one of the editions...

I've noticed that a photo on one of the editions of Richard Ballantine's 'Richard's Bicycle Book' (first edition was '72) has him with a F.W.Evans without braze ons for brake cables, with sloping...
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