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Forum: United Kingdom 06-01-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 144,745
Posted By Monkey Face
524749 Was in Cheshire, now about 10 miles...

524749

Was in Cheshire, now about 10 miles west of the Cotswolds. Just finished building the above... thought the thread could do with some pictures.
Forum: United Kingdom 06-01-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By Monkey Face
Why don't you contact Ridgeback... :geek: ... or...

Why don't you contact Ridgeback... :geek: ... or am I missing something?
Forum: United Kingdom 06-01-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Monkey Face
I use something like the Pedalpro one, but mine...

I use something like the Pedalpro one, but mine has wheels on it (which can cause the front wheel to turn and the bike to fall over). The simple, single, inexpensive, Pedalpro one looks best to me.
Forum: United Kingdom 06-01-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By Monkey Face
UK - Greece Charity Ride

A 60+ year-old friend of mine is riding from Herefordshire to Greece in June - self-financed, with 100% of donations going to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He'll average around 300km per day...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-30-16, 03:08 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 183,081
Posted By Monkey Face
524274 Just built this: Genesis Equilibrium...

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Just built this: Genesis Equilibrium Stainless Steel. Campy drivetrain ('hybrid' 12-29 cassette), Mavic A319 wheels, Vittoria Open Pave 27c tyres, Brooks Swift saddle, Deda Speciale bars,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-05-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,734
Posted By Monkey Face
That lengthy diatribe above fails to mention one...

That lengthy diatribe above fails to mention one thing... what does a VO ride like? Well, not being particularly cash rich these days, I'm dismantling a mint condition Colnago Nuovo Mexico to build...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-24-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,342
Posted By Monkey Face
There was a report in the news a few weeks ago,...

There was a report in the news a few weeks ago, here in the UK, that a 40 year research study has found no evidence linking high cholesterol to an increased risk of heart disease or stroke. Smoking,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-05-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By Monkey Face
I'd say the distinction between work (that you...

I'd say the distinction between work (that you enjoy) and a hobby, is that you paid for the former. :thumb:
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-31-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By Monkey Face
I retired when I was 50. I lasted for seven years...

I retired when I was 50. I lasted for seven years year before starting another business, but this time doing what I really love. It was nice to have no pressure of time and get a different...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-24-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By Monkey Face
I had something like this happen once and it was...

I had something like this happen once and it was diagnosed as being something to do with the rear hub. I wasn't mechanically minded at the time, so I left it to the mechanic and didn't pay much...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-23-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,916
Posted By Monkey Face
I get my entertainment by simply riding my bike....

I get my entertainment by simply riding my bike. No need for a computer to work out my stats; my body tells me everything I need to know. Plus I own a watch and carry my iPhone in case of serious...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-23-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Monkey Face
Thanks BD - you're probably right... I've done...

Thanks BD - you're probably right... I've done that.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-23-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,042
Posted By Monkey Face
Compatibility and conversions

Hi folks. I posted this on Fifty Plus, but probably better to ask here...

I have a Shimergo set-up on a 1984 Colnago Nuovo Mexico and want to 'convert' the rear wheel/hub from Shimano 9-speed to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-23-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Monkey Face
I considered them for several seconds :rolleyes:...

I considered them for several seconds :rolleyes: and decided I don't want bar end shifters... I can live with brifters on a vintage bike, but not bar end shifters (unless it's an out-and-out touring...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-23-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Monkey Face
Conversion and compatibility questions...

Hi folks. Hope I'm on the right forum, but I thought I'd ask a couple of questions of the more 'senior' members, in the hope of some 'real world' replies...

I have a Shimergo set-up on a 1984...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-18-15, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Monkey Face
I've never had a problem wiggling/squeezing a 25c...

I've never had a problem wiggling/squeezing a 25c tyre through a caliper that wasn't connected to a quick release lever, so QR isn't really an issue for me.

Since top exit levers might only be...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-14-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,312
Posted By Monkey Face
I'm with Dave (previous page)... you should worry...

I'm with Dave (previous page)... you should worry more about wearing out your knees than your chainrings. Ergo, use your gears to protect your knees. As for the bike, keep everything clean for longer...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-14-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Monkey Face
Not sure what I'm missing, if anything, but since...

Not sure what I'm missing, if anything, but since you have the components can't you just run the chain through the mech and see if it runs free?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-14-15, 02:36 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 27,907
Posted By Monkey Face
Recently completed Colnago Nuovo Mexico. Frame...

Recently completed Colnago Nuovo Mexico. Frame was restored by an old boy in Belgium. Wasn't intended to be an 'authentic' build, so I used a mix of modern Veloce parts - mechs, chainset and calipers...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-14-15, 02:28 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 44,600
Posted By Monkey Face
Thanks....

Thanks....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-13-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 44,600
Posted By Monkey Face
Couldn't find a dedicated 'Show us your Colnago'...

Couldn't find a dedicated 'Show us your Colnago' thread, but anyway, here's my recently completed Nuovo Mexico (please click to enlarge the image):470978
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-13-15, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Monkey Face
If it's what you have in mind, your existing 7...

If it's what you have in mind, your existing 7 speed shifters won't work with a 9 speed cassette because the cog spacing is (likely to be) different to your 'indexing'.

Might not be your question,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-10-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Monkey Face
Yup, vintage Campy is crazy money - I've seen SR...

Yup, vintage Campy is crazy money - I've seen SR levers from 129.00 up to 325.00... to the gullible it makes the 129.00 ones look cheap. If you have anything let me know. :thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-10-15, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Monkey Face
Thanks for the clarity of thought Grady. Just...

Thanks for the clarity of thought Grady. Just what I need.

I won't be entering this year - need to rebuild my fitness after a bit of a hiatus - so I guess there's no rush. Just that once an idea...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-10-15, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Monkey Face
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