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Forum: Touring
10-13-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,816
Posted By Russcoles11

I have done John O Groats to Lands end. I have...

I have done John O Groats to Lands end. I have to say, it got a bit boring after the Scotland/England border. Once you've seen a field of cows....
Why not take the train to Edinburgh and do a...
Forum: Touring
09-15-12, 09:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,329
Posted By Russcoles11

I did 900 mailes from John O Groats to Bristol in...

I did 900 mailes from John O Groats to Bristol in May. There was lots of fantastic scenery but for me the most breathtaking moment was going from Glencoe to Claonaig for the ferry to Arran. I had...
Forum: Touring
09-02-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,013
Posted By Russcoles11

I had this issue. If I ride any distance now I...

I had this issue. If I ride any distance now I have the velcro on my gloves undone so that bloodflow isn't restricted, this solved it for me.
08-31-12, 08:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,370
Posted By Russcoles11

Shortest possible route with least friction is...

Shortest possible route with least friction is best. Usually that would be along the down tube using a pulley at the bottom of the seat tube. This also puts the pulley behind the chainring where it...
08-11-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Russcoles11

You can get Luganos with gum walls ...

You can get Luganos with gum walls
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=24894

Chainreaction cycles web site usually has good pics and based in Northern Ireland, shouldn't be to...
08-10-12, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By Russcoles11

I live just about next door to Argos and have...

I live just about next door to Argos and have used them for several repairs and upgrades. I'm pretty sure they have a price list on the wall which gives the price for the Argos decals and states...
08-10-12, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Russcoles11

If a bike shop won't help you, look for a frame...

If a bike shop won't help you, look for a frame builder. It could start getting expensive if the down tube needs to be replaced.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,575
Posted By Russcoles11

I have no doubt that there are good quality cheap...

I have no doubt that there are good quality cheap bikes out there. There are however a lot more that are rather poor. The concern with a cheap aluminium frame is that aluminium frames can snap...
07-31-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,955
Posted By Russcoles11

I am very far from being a purist. A bicycle in...

I am very far from being a purist. A bicycle in my view is designed to be ridden, as such it should be modified to be as good as possible for the type of riding it is going to do....
Forum: Commuting
07-29-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,575
Posted By Russcoles11

I would urge you to buy 2nd hand. Look for bikes...

I would urge you to buy 2nd hand. Look for bikes being sold locally on ebay and don't be afraid to ask if you can go and see the bike. Its in a sellers best interest to agree as it gives a better...
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By Russcoles11

I just bought this on ebay. I think its the same...

I just bought this on ebay. I think its the same bike!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271021168343?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_500wt_949
Its a fantastic lightweight bike. ...
07-29-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By Russcoles11

I believe that you can hire a Brompton quite...

I believe that you can hire a Brompton quite cheaply from one of the main train stations, not sure which one or maybe they all have this facility?
07-29-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,119
Posted By Russcoles11

Stealth camping may not go down well, you could...

Stealth camping may not go down well, you could always just ask permission from a farmer? There are plenty of smaller camp sites about where you will have a quiet stay.
07-23-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19,147
Views: 3,121,991
Posted By Russcoles11

Great ebay post in the UK: ...

Great ebay post in the UK:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genesis-Day-One-01-shimano-alfine-11-hub-gear-avid-disc-brakes-reynolds-853-/190700605347?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item2c66a44fa3#ht_19813wt_1139

...
06-20-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,957
Posted By Russcoles11

A B68 (unsprung) or B67 (sprung) would seem to be...

A B68 (unsprung) or B67 (sprung) would seem to be the ones you need to look at.
Also consider looking at Lepper saddles which are Dutch leather saddles that use mattress springs instead of...
Forum: Touring
06-20-12, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 2,168,499
Posted By Russcoles11

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles...

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles11/Snapbucket/th_IMAG0013.jpg...
Forum: Touring
06-19-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 2,168,499
Posted By Russcoles11

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles...

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles11/Snapbucket/IMAG0044.jpg

This is my 1966 Royal Enfield Revelation on a 900 mile tour from John O Groats to Bristol. It is upgraded to a 5 speed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-12, 02:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,058
Posted By Russcoles11

I wouldn't trust a cargo bike based on a U frame....

I wouldn't trust a cargo bike based on a U frame. If you want to lug weight around you want an old shopper such as a Raleigh Twenty or Dawes Kingpin. Or If you're lucky enough to find one......
03-15-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 29,798
Posted By Russcoles11

I built myself a city bike. It came out a bit...

I built myself a city bike. It came out a bit differently:
http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles11/PICT0187.jpg
The saddle was only like that temporarily, I wish people would stop...
02-23-12, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Russcoles11

http://www.sturmey-archer.com/userfiles/manuals/XR...

http://www.sturmey-archer.com/userfiles/manuals/XRD8-Tech.pdf
http://www.sturmey-archer.com/userfiles/manuals/Instructions-for-S80W_20081027R1-1.pdf...
Forum: Touring
02-17-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Russcoles11

In the UK we use ebay.co.uk and gumtree.co.uk ...

In the UK we use ebay.co.uk and gumtree.co.uk
You will find some real bargains on ebay that you could take back to Canada and sell for much more than you paid.
02-03-12, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By Russcoles11

So far not done more than 20 miles on it. Just...

So far not done more than 20 miles on it. Just got a pair of sturmey archer cranks for it to match the hubs and brake levers. Guess I could call that a Sturmey Archer group set now :D
02-02-12, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By Russcoles11

I knew I should have sorted the saddle out before...

I knew I should have sorted the saddle out before taking a photo :(
I had just taken a ride and decided the saddle needed tilting forward a bit. I over adjusted it but it looked fine until you see...
02-01-12, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By Russcoles11

Royal Enfield Revelation, Before and after

Before:
http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles11/royalenfield.jpg
After:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Russcoles11

Yes what hes saying is he will declare them to be...

Yes what hes saying is he will declare them to be a low value gift and if customs don't buy it then its your problem.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,464
Posted By Russcoles11

Have made a few tweaks. Changed to a 13T...

Have made a few tweaks. Changed to a 13T sprocket to make the most of the performance on the road and shortedned the rear mudguard brackets to attach the stays as close to the mudguard as possible...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,464
Posted By Russcoles11

Not quite got the saddle positioned perfectly but...

Not quite got the saddle positioned perfectly but yes its a fast bike so I went for a more aerodynamic position. The saddle looks worse in the photo than it actually was and it has been tilted...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-12, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,464
Posted By Russcoles11

1967 Royal Enfield Revelation, Before and after

Before:
http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles11/royalenfield.jpg

After:
http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles11/PICT0187.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,983
Posted By Russcoles11

You may be better with a rack on the front to...

You may be better with a rack on the front to give a better center of mass, the added benefit is having anything you're carrying in view. There are plenty of racks designed to fit to V brake bosses...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-12, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,687
Posted By Russcoles11

Not all Twenties are Folders and tbh no-one would...

Not all Twenties are Folders and tbh no-one would consider them to fold very small. Yes it would be nice to have the load closer to the front wheel but without V brake braze-ons or mudguard eyelets...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-12, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,687
Posted By Russcoles11

So I take it you have no mudguard eyelets to...

So I take it you have no mudguard eyelets to mount a rack on?

Wald do this http://www.practicalcycles.com/USERIMAGES/thumb_WALD%20GINAT%20BLACK%20BASKET%20AND%20SUPPORT.JPG

I wouldn't worry...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-12, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,687
Posted By Russcoles11

Do you want it attached to the forks, to turn...

Do you want it attached to the forks, to turn with the wheel or attached to the frame?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-12, 02:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,687
Posted By Russcoles11

Do you have mudguard eyelets? If so try this...

Do you have mudguard eyelets?
If so try this rack or similar: ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-12, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By Russcoles11

The Price for a R20 varies widely by location. ...

The Price for a R20 varies widely by location. In the UK where they're very common its 10-30. In some parts of the US they can sell for a lot but it varies from state to state.
01-14-12, 02:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,687
Posted By Russcoles11

Easiest way to remove a cotter pin is to remove...

Easiest way to remove a cotter pin is to remove the nut and go for a cycle ride, it will just fall out at the point furthest from your home :D
This actually works!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,587
Posted By Russcoles11

The bike my front drum brake originally came from...

The bike my front drum brake originally came from was a Cresswell fold-it. Even in wet weather the question wasn't whether the bike would stop, more whether you could stop when the bike did. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,587
Posted By Russcoles11

Drum brakes on small wheels work extremely well. ...

Drum brakes on small wheels work extremely well. I am just in the process of fitting an old front drum brake and new Sturmey archer XRD5 5 speed with drum brake to my current project bike. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By Russcoles11

I make my own wooden fenders. The technique is...

I make my own wooden fenders. The technique is simple. Glue 2 sheets of 1.5mm balsa together and clamp it to a curved mold before it sets. Then glue a layer of wood veneer to the top and clamp...
12-27-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Russcoles11

Cotter pins

My Royal Enfield Revelation is back from powder-coating and looking really smart. Now if I could just get the cotter pins back in, I could ride it. As my only previous vintage bike was more of a...
12-27-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By Russcoles11

Bike fitting is something that only serious...

Bike fitting is something that only serious cyclist will bother with. Most people are usually happy with trying out a bike to ensure it fits well. Bike fitting is like getting a suit tailor made...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By Russcoles11

I have something similar but with 20" wheels. ...

I have something similar but with 20" wheels. Its aweful to ride, you end up bouncing up and down and it flexes a lot. Its fantastic in snow and ice though and at that price you can treat it as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,588
Posted By Russcoles11

With my Kingpin I use a cheap but substantial...

With my Kingpin I use a cheap but substantial looking armoured cable lock when around town or a tiny insubstantial cable lock from a pound store when touring. My bike is not going to be a major...
12-08-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,932
Posted By Russcoles11

To me Classic is any bike no longer in production...

To me Classic is any bike no longer in production but outstanding in some way. Vintage is Pre-1984.
12-08-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,403
Posted By Russcoles11

If your Dad rides an upright bike Lepper does...

If your Dad rides an upright bike Lepper does some very nice leather saddles which are mattress sprung rather than tensioned leather. Being Dutch they are very comfortable but weigh a lot.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By Russcoles11

The Fold-it frame would work, it was designed for...

The Fold-it frame would work, it was designed for Hub brakes and gears.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By Russcoles11

I had a frame builder do my Kingpin for me and...

I had a frame builder do my Kingpin for me and converted it to take deraileurs at the same time. One issue may be chain clearance on the seat stays, 8 speed hubs use large sprockets and the angle of...
12-04-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,433
Posted By Russcoles11

I think P clips would be dodgy as the forks...

I think P clips would be dodgy as the forks taper. The best bet for a front rack would be a porteur style rack. There is a frame fitting one that would work but at 85 I'm sure I can get a better...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By Russcoles11

I run marathons on my kingpin and there isn't...

I run marathons on my kingpin and there isn't great clearance on the chainstays so I doubt it would work on a Kingpin, I know people have used them on R20's.
12-03-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,433
Posted By Russcoles11

I'm now thinking racks. ARGH no mudguard eyelets...

I'm now thinking racks. ARGH no mudguard eyelets on the front for a front rack! The rear rack is going to be a pain as well. I may have to get replicas of the original racks custom made.
I also...
12-03-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By Russcoles11

I have seen pictures of a dropout with built in...

I have seen pictures of a dropout with built in bottle opener. Could be a handy feature if your frame builder is able to do it :D
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