Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-08-06, 08:11 PM   #1
stendhalian
summer vacation since '85
Thread Starter
 
stendhalian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: vancouver, canada
Bikes: vitali alu road frame conversion, debernardi track
Posts: 657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
London UK here I come??!!

I'm flying out tomorrow. Here is my bike box just packed with bike, tools and all my clothes for the trip.

i hope to high hell it doesn't get lost or messed with. I am not looking forward to the tube ride from Heathrow to the Piccadily line then by bus to Hackney. I AM looking forward to blazing around town on my fixed after a pint. Would like to follow some of you folks around to get my bearings straight on the wrong side of the road thing...anyone interested in meeting up just PM me with email addresses.
stendhalian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-06, 08:12 PM   #2
ImOnCrank
Yay!11! I has!!!1
 
ImOnCrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastcoast
Bikes: Cocaine the white stallion, Custom Witcomb pista, (Being restored) 80's Pogliaghi Track, (destroyed) RAP Round Breeze NJS, Cannondale Jekyll 900, 84/5 Pinarello Montello (all italian)
Posts: 1,659
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hell yes it's a b*tch to take that trip. What time you get in again?
__________________
Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...
ImOnCrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-06, 08:14 PM   #3
stendhalian
summer vacation since '85
Thread Starter
 
stendhalian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: vancouver, canada
Bikes: vitali alu road frame conversion, debernardi track
Posts: 657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Flight number: BA0084
From: Vancouver Terminal M
To: Heathrow (London) Terminal 4
Depart: 09 Mar 2006 20:30
Arrive: 10 Mar 2006 13:35
Class: World Traveller
Operated by: British Airways
Booking status: Confirmed

1:35 by the looks of it...
stendhalian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-06, 08:14 PM   #4
Phil B
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
awesome. i spent the past week there. definitely going back someday, definitely with my bike.
Phil B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-06, 08:15 PM   #5
kludge
san francisco nucka!
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 446
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
im jealous beyond words. please do me a favor and go to Fabric, Movement(does that still happen?), The End or any night that has to do with metalheadz, full cycle or ram records.....then take pictures and then call my phone and leave lots of obnoxious msgs about how much fun you are having. cool.
kludge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-06, 08:18 PM   #6
ImOnCrank
Yay!11! I has!!!1
 
ImOnCrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastcoast
Bikes: Cocaine the white stallion, Custom Witcomb pista, (Being restored) 80's Pogliaghi Track, (destroyed) RAP Round Breeze NJS, Cannondale Jekyll 900, 84/5 Pinarello Montello (all italian)
Posts: 1,659
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What's the weight on that box, I got nailed for mine being a few pounds over weight and had to take a bunch of crap out and put it in my carry on. Only diff is that I have a hardcase so you're probs ok but that would really suck if you didn't have backup tape. If you have AIM pm me your sn.
__________________
Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...
ImOnCrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-06, 08:20 PM   #7
stendhalian
summer vacation since '85
Thread Starter
 
stendhalian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: vancouver, canada
Bikes: vitali alu road frame conversion, debernardi track
Posts: 657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kludge
im jealous beyond words. please do me a favor and go to Fabric, Movement(does that still happen?), The End or any night that has to do with metalheadz, full cycle or ram records.....then take pictures and then call my phone and leave lots of obnoxious msgs about how much fun you are having. cool.
ha, i went to Fabric in about 2001...it was james lavelle DJing. no joke. i met some model on the plane and by some mishap ended up staying at some super model dorm near the barbican. one of the models, she was from texas, was dating lavelle and he put us all on the guest list. spent the whole night in the DJ booth, with frequent trips made to the bathroom stalls...crazy times, the texas girl was in a serious cat fight with kate moss at the time. holy ****.
stendhalian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-06, 08:22 PM   #8
stendhalian
summer vacation since '85
Thread Starter
 
stendhalian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: vancouver, canada
Bikes: vitali alu road frame conversion, debernardi track
Posts: 657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImOnCrank
What's the weight on that box, I got nailed for mine being a few pounds over weight and had to take a bunch of crap out and put it in my carry on. Only diff is that I have a hardcase so you're probs ok but that would really suck if you didn't have backup tape. If you have AIM pm me your sn.
worried about weight a bit...they say 32 kilos. i have no scales to weigh it though. i am def bringing tape to the airport.!!!. its columbus thron tubing so maybe its not so bad ...

oh and about AIM . i am on ichat (MAC) but i can also use my MSN messenger account...
stendhalian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-06, 08:24 PM   #9
kludge
san francisco nucka!
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 446
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stendhalian
ha, i went to Fabric in about 2001...it was james lavelle DJing. no joke. i met some model on the plane and by some mishap ended up staying at some super model dorm near the barbican. one of the models, she was from texas, was dating lavelle and he put us all on the guest list. spent the whole night in the DJ booth, with frequent trips made to the bathroom stalls...crazy times, the texas girl was in a serious cat fight with kate moss at the time. holy ****.


awesome. plain awesome. the uk is number two on the list...first i must visit france...which reminds me...no one ever mentions anything about a bike/fixed gear bike scene over there...i would think it would be big there. meh.
ive been jonesing to go to the uk since the age of 15....lol.
kludge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 03:30 AM   #10
fixedpip
asleep at the wheel
 
fixedpip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Chicago
Bikes: Custom Richie Ditta Track Bike, Eddie Merckx Corsa, Marioni Custom Pista, Dolan Cyclocross
Posts: 974
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We had no problems bringing two bikes over on Virgin. They didn't even weigh 'em.

Where in Hackney are you going? You may find it easier to catch a train from central london if you've got a lot of luggage. There are a lot of stops such as London Fields, Hackney Central, Hackney Downs etc that will get you very near where you're going.

If you do catch a bus, note that many of the bus stops in central london are prepay (will say on the bus stop) - should be a little machine nearby to take your ticket from.

And I don't think you can take the tube from Heathrow. You'll probably need to catch the Heathrow Express (train) to Paddington and go from there.

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/ (is the best thing to consulte for getting around London - even has bike maps)
fixedpip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 03:36 AM   #11
trespasser
Senior Member
 
trespasser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: london
Bikes:
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just in case you haven't checked.
take piccadily line to Holborn, then central line to Bethnal Green, then bus 254, 106 to Hackney. that's the quickest way. takes about 1.5 hours. but if you want to take a bus from holborn, 38 goes straight to Hackney, but it could take a long time to get to Hackney during day.
trespasser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 03:40 AM   #12
stendhalian
summer vacation since '85
Thread Starter
 
stendhalian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: vancouver, canada
Bikes: vitali alu road frame conversion, debernardi track
Posts: 657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
good morning london...

i've been told to take the 26 hackney wick or the 48 walthamstow from liverpool station...i need to get to hackney road. i've taken the tube from heathrow before. it'll take me to gloucester road station where i can get on the circle line to liverpool station...basically i am going to across the street from city farm in hackney.

thanks for the advice on the prepaid bus tickets!
stendhalian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 04:42 AM   #13
Momentum
the goal
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Brixton, London
Bikes: Bob Jackson track
Posts: 457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stendhalian
good morning london...

i've been told to take the 26 hackney wick or the 48 walthamstow from liverpool station...i need to get to hackney road. i've taken the tube from heathrow before. it'll take me to gloucester road station where i can get on the circle line to liverpool station...basically i am going to across the street from city farm in hackney.

thanks for the advice on the prepaid bus tickets!
Dunno if it's too late for this advice, but it's quicker to stay on the picadilly line to holborn and then take the central line to liverpool street than to take the circle line which is old and slow.

Otherwise welcoem to London! I'm away for the weekend but might be up for a ride on Tues next week.
Momentum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 05:49 AM   #14
salmonchild
going down...
 
salmonchild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: South London
Bikes: Custom Raleigh track steel, Ron Kitching frame, given a budget single-speed job, Saracen Nzyme frame with most components upgraded
Posts: 357
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
its an invasion i tell you!

i've got nothing on tomorrow, so if you're not to tired for a pint give me a pm and i'll ride down

jack- you free tomorrow?
salmonchild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 09:49 AM   #15
ImOnCrank
Yay!11! I has!!!1
 
ImOnCrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastcoast
Bikes: Cocaine the white stallion, Custom Witcomb pista, (Being restored) 80's Pogliaghi Track, (destroyed) RAP Round Breeze NJS, Cannondale Jekyll 900, 84/5 Pinarello Montello (all italian)
Posts: 1,659
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nah on tomorrow, the fam's in town. Any of you cat's wanna help me welcome this tosser with a pint this evening?
__________________
Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...
ImOnCrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 10:16 AM   #16
salmonchild
going down...
 
salmonchild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: South London
Bikes: Custom Raleigh track steel, Ron Kitching frame, given a budget single-speed job, Saracen Nzyme frame with most components upgraded
Posts: 357
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
have you seen the weather?
salmonchild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 10:46 AM   #17
mr_tom
Senior Member
 
mr_tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: London
Bikes:
Posts: 423
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by salmonchild
have you seen the weather?
Give it 5 minutes...
mr_tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 10:49 AM   #18
ImOnCrank
Yay!11! I has!!!1
 
ImOnCrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastcoast
Bikes: Cocaine the white stallion, Custom Witcomb pista, (Being restored) 80's Pogliaghi Track, (destroyed) RAP Round Breeze NJS, Cannondale Jekyll 900, 84/5 Pinarello Montello (all italian)
Posts: 1,659
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
And mr/ tom wins. Any more excuses sally?
__________________
Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...
ImOnCrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 12:07 PM   #19
salmonchild
going down...
 
salmonchild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: South London
Bikes: Custom Raleigh track steel, Ron Kitching frame, given a budget single-speed job, Saracen Nzyme frame with most components upgraded
Posts: 357
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
........its cold out.................

nope, count me in.
salmonchild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 12:41 PM   #20
ImOnCrank
Yay!11! I has!!!1
 
ImOnCrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastcoast
Bikes: Cocaine the white stallion, Custom Witcomb pista, (Being restored) 80's Pogliaghi Track, (destroyed) RAP Round Breeze NJS, Cannondale Jekyll 900, 84/5 Pinarello Montello (all italian)
Posts: 1,659
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
he's coming tomorrow. I'm an idiot. Still want that pint?
__________________
Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...
ImOnCrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 12:59 PM   #21
salmonchild
going down...
 
salmonchild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: South London
Bikes: Custom Raleigh track steel, Ron Kitching frame, given a budget single-speed job, Saracen Nzyme frame with most components upgraded
Posts: 357
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah i'll set off in about an hour, gotta make use of 10p listing day on ebay.....
salmonchild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-06, 01:20 PM   #22
ImOnCrank
Yay!11! I has!!!1
 
ImOnCrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastcoast
Bikes: Cocaine the white stallion, Custom Witcomb pista, (Being restored) 80's Pogliaghi Track, (destroyed) RAP Round Breeze NJS, Cannondale Jekyll 900, 84/5 Pinarello Montello (all italian)
Posts: 1,659
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
aight
__________________
Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...
ImOnCrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-06, 02:11 AM   #23
stendhalian
summer vacation since '85
Thread Starter
 
stendhalian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: vancouver, canada
Bikes: vitali alu road frame conversion, debernardi track
Posts: 657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i'm here...riding down to royal college at kensington gore...
stendhalian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-06, 01:31 PM   #24
pichote
i'm too cool for pedals
 
pichote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: bklyn
Bikes: currently, none. waiting for my bob jackson.
Posts: 120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh fabric. def. brings back memories. i'm pinching the pennies and counting down the days until i get back to london. wish me luck
pichote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-06, 02:55 PM   #25
trespasser
Senior Member
 
trespasser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: london
Bikes:
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
who's in for the polo tomorrow??
trespasser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:21 PM.