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    Sticky: Mine is a UK Dawes Jack, 461819 The name...

    Mine is a UK Dawes Jack,

    461819

    The name is obvious:)
  2. Chuck, One thing I forgot to mention, as you...

    Chuck,

    One thing I forgot to mention, as you know you'll be on a starchy white bread etc diet, stick to it.

    Also I was given the following tip, try to organise your radiotherapy sessions at the...
  3. Hi Chuck, Firstly good luck. I had 40 or so...

    Hi Chuck,

    Firstly good luck.

    I had 40 or so radioitherapy sessions and it is correct, well it was with me that the hormones give you the side effects.

    I had cold sweats? put on weight and...
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    Road rage, on the phone to his girl, wife....

    Road rage, on the phone to his girl, wife. splitting up and probably drunk.
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    Never mind 50+ , just wait for 60+. It has its...

    Never mind 50+ , just wait for 60+.

    It has its bad points, but a few good ones too.

    1. You can now buy that comfortable sit up and beg bike and ride slowly, you don't have to prove yourself any...
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    True, I got rid of two bikes yesterday and now...

    True,

    I got rid of two bikes yesterday and now I'm going to look at a couple of vintage cheapies tomorrow!
  7. A basic Twenty or Triumph needs very little...

    A basic Twenty or Triumph needs very little maintenance.

    The problem is once you have one you start upgrading and tinkering.

    Mine was a rigid frame which I changed the wheels, brakes, bars and...
  8. In the UK, although still difficult we can still...

    In the UK, although still difficult we can still pick up the original size tyres.

    Kool Stop salmon brake pads may be worth a try.
  9. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and opted...

    I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and opted for hormones and radiotherapy as yourself and finished my treatment 3 years yesterday.

    I'm self employed and could not take the time away from work...
  10. The Raleigh Twenty and its offspring are very...

    The Raleigh Twenty and its offspring are very strong, its the wheels that need the strength. I'm about 260lb and rode a Twenty for a couple of years no problem at all. I now ride a Dawes Jack folder...
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    It looked like a very good day on the local news,...

    It looked like a very good day on the local news, apart from the reports of those who spread tacks at two locations.
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    No problems out here in west Wales. Only...

    No problems out here in west Wales.

    Only curiousity and interest when assembling.
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    Welcome, Never mind we all mistakes. What...

    Welcome,

    Never mind we all mistakes.

    What make is the bike.

    Put up a picture of the bike, you never know something might be salvageable and saleable.
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    Welcome, I too hit the big 60 this year and...

    Welcome,

    I too hit the big 60 this year and ride Raleighs from the 70's and 80's.

    Stick with the Raleigh, it's not too old for you and you're not too old for it. :)
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    Welcome, Nottingham, the old home of Raleigh....

    Welcome,

    Nottingham, the old home of Raleigh.

    As Lacumo said, you won't get much exercise on an electric bike.

    There's a few Raleigh Twenty's which have been converted to electric, check on...
  16. Thread: Step-Through?

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    Not quite in your league :) , but my Dawes (UK )...

    Not quite in your league :) , but my Dawes (UK ) Jack folder and my Raleigh Twenty could be classed as step throughs.
  17. Thread: Nice legs

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    Nice legs

    BBC News - Why sprinters are muscly and climbers are wiry
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    Very nice, You can use that for virtually...

    Very nice,

    You can use that for virtually anything.

    Beic.
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    Cotter pins and maybe Raleighs 26 tpi.

    Cotter pins and maybe Raleighs 26 tpi.
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    Their fishing gear, I'll close the door after me.

    Their fishing gear, I'll close the door after me.
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    Nothing wrong with mid entry Raleighs, they got...

    Nothing wrong with mid entry Raleighs, they got lots of people on their bikes over here in the 70's and 80's.

    OK so some may not have the best tubing (I find it ok), 18-23,mass produced, but they...
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    Solo, My wife used to ride with me, but since...

    Solo,

    My wife used to ride with me, but since she broke her leg in two places (not cycling) and has "titanium bones and kneecap" she is terrified that some idiot will crash into her and sadly we...
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    I think Phil has got it right, I too may...

    I think Phil has got it right, I too may romanticise with nostalgia.

    My best riding days were in the early 70's, just married, no money, no car. In fact the purchase of the engagement ring was put...
  24. I may well do it, the bike is an entry model...

    I may well do it, the bike is an entry model sports/tourer from the 80's which I'm upgrading, but want to keep the period look and not spend too much.

    Beic
  25. Now that's interesting. I was thinking of...

    Now that's interesting.

    I was thinking of changing from 700c wheels to 27 x 1 1/4, I've not heard of anyone who has done this retro reverse:)

    My reason is that its becoming difficult over here...
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