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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 67,949
Posted By MezzoLew

And empties the contents onto the office floor!...

And empties the contents onto the office floor! :roflmao:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 67,949
Posted By MezzoLew

The only place where you can buy them in the UK...

The only place where you can buy them in the UK is on the auction sites (eBay - search for "Mezzo D9"... there are 5 at the moment there) or Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree

There is a rather nice...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 67,949
Posted By MezzoLew

Interesting bottle holder - nice angle in line...

Interesting bottle holder - nice angle in line with the forks :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 67,949
Posted By MezzoLew

All I used were longer screws. Stainless ones of...

All I used were longer screws. Stainless ones of course. Can't measure them for you just now as the bike is stranded at work and I am working from home!

There is also a further step where you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 67,949
Posted By MezzoLew

Keep posting bits and pieces on any forum page...

Keep posting bits and pieces on any forum page and you will then pass the photo limit soon!!

I also switched to Wellgo Alloy pedals. They are a great low cost upgrade.
I also have a bar end...
08-03-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 349,234
Posted By MezzoLew

Hiya - well I grew up in Newport and I guess you...

Hiya - well I grew up in Newport and I guess you have access to some of the best cycle tracks in the South Wales hills (also known as the dumping ground!):speedy:
06-01-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By MezzoLew

Sorry pal .. now moved on to another keen cycling...

Sorry pal .. now moved on to another keen cycling with a viking!
06-01-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16,098
Views: 1,671,392
Posted By MezzoLew

It is great to get out and the roads around my...

It is great to get out and the roads around my neck of the woods (literally) are pretty quiet. I wore a high vis vest though to be sure to be seen! Bridgwater is a busy place in my experience going...
06-01-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16,098
Views: 1,671,392
Posted By MezzoLew

@ExPatTyke ...

@ExPatTyke (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/expattyke-443587.html)Nice to see the quiet roads in the UK and Somerset views! :)
05-11-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 349,234
Posted By MezzoLew

I understand as I also lived in Newport, Gwent...

I understand as I also lived in Newport, Gwent but was born in England so have options when 6 Nations is on! :roflmao:
05-04-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16,098
Views: 1,671,392
Posted By MezzoLew

There are a lot of us doing this these days .....

There are a lot of us doing this these days .. not all with a 3 year old either! :bike2: My 20 year old daughter came off her bike this week...
04-15-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By MezzoLew

This is a viking headstock - see the fine detail...

This is a viking headstock - see the fine detail lugs
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1004x664/viking_bike_7d00534b50de198caeaf6e5ef9b5e4c412dfb025.png
04-13-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By MezzoLew

Viking Head Tube Badge

I have a head tube badge (NOS) for a Viking if you want to add it to your bike. I has a Viking as my first drop bar racing bike when I was 14 and loved it.

...
03-30-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16,098
Views: 1,671,392
Posted By MezzoLew

Company ....

Looks like the geese are trying to do their social distancing as well! :lurker:
02-10-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 349,234
Posted By MezzoLew

I have not seen this before - Mine is a...

I have not seen this before - Mine is a Tourmaster - I removed the downtube shifters and have installed shifter brake levers which work rather well with the original rear changer (8 speed)
02-10-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 349,234
Posted By MezzoLew

I am on the Lincs / Notts border (A17) :giver:

I am on the Lincs / Notts border (A17) :giver:
12-23-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16,098
Views: 1,671,392
Posted By MezzoLew

Finally got out on my Nigel Dean Tourmaster today...

Finally got out on my Nigel Dean Tourmaster today as work has stopped and the sun came out after a lot of rain recently.
Spot the bike in the bushes! Pretty flat around here but the ride back was...
12-23-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 349,234
Posted By MezzoLew

Finally got out on my Nigel Dean Tourmaster today...

Finally got out on my Nigel Dean Tourmaster today as work has stopped and the sun came out after a lot of rain recently.
Spot the bike in the bushes! Pretty flat around here but the ride back was...
11-25-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 16,098
Views: 1,671,392
Posted By MezzoLew

Riveting subject!

Must say that is a fine photo of an engineering feat and how long do you think it would have taken to install (hammer in :crash:) those thousands of rivets!
11-18-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By MezzoLew

Might be controlled by the BBC to not show in a...

Might be controlled by the BBC to not show in a different region! Sorry
Forum: For Sale
11-11-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,501
Posted By MezzoLew

I fell in love with this bike when I was a...

I fell in love with this bike when I was a teenager - sadly could not stretch my pocket money to buy one then! Good luck with the sale as I am overseas and can't buy this one!
11-11-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By MezzoLew

30 minute video about the .... Bike!!

This is an interesting video produced by the BBC Future and BBC World News.

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07nnjdx/an-ordinary-bicycle-s-epic-journey

Enjoy!
...
09-30-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16,098
Views: 1,671,392
Posted By MezzoLew

Loving those big skies - wonderful. Thanks for...

Loving those big skies - wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 272,520
Posted By MezzoLew

Wow - thanks for the photo - I evokes holiday...

Wow - thanks for the photo - I evokes holiday feelings! :roflmao:
07-22-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16,098
Views: 1,671,392
Posted By MezzoLew

Shock horror - I have not seen a cotter pin for...

Shock horror - I have not seen a cotter pin for 35 years! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19,629
Views: 4,179,367
Posted By MezzoLew

two new tyres ...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x435/tyre_purchase_a019d343f9175170fcf22502db12f5dd446ad5c2.jpg


Two new nice and shiny tyres for my Mezzo D9

Nutrak 16 x 1 3/8"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,538
Posted By MezzoLew

Folder integrated with a kiddie stroller

Now here is an interesting concept!

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/395x397/strollerbike_a40863479d9ffa40b4954ea5df1cb2d2cd25a303.png

Anyone seen one of these in use?
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04-08-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 349,234
Posted By MezzoLew

Well here is my hand built Nigel Dean ......

Well here is my hand built Nigel Dean ... Tourmaster ... you can show it to your "current Italian GF"!! Just wondering if you are considering an upgrade for the the GF as you mention she is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19,629
Views: 4,179,367
Posted By MezzoLew

And here is the 15 new chain ring - not anything...

And here is the 15 new chain ring - not anything special but an exact cheap replacement for the old worn out one. It also uses the new 20 Tooth Bike Bicycle Bottom Bracket Crank nut so I had to buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19,629
Views: 4,179,367
Posted By MezzoLew

I had to work on my daughter's daily runabout and...

I had to work on my daughter's daily runabout and change the bottom bracket. The RH side cup was really stuck (as usual) and so I bought a nice new spanner to do the job for 6.69 (US$8.64) so not a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,299
Posted By MezzoLew

And what did the LBS do? Any newer photos? ...

And what did the LBS do? Any newer photos?

I also had a chain jump off the sprockets recently and wondered if there is anything that might need adjusting? Found a stick to help get it back on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-18, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19,629
Views: 4,179,367
Posted By MezzoLew

Got my son a new bike to replace the one that was...

Got my son a new bike to replace the one that was stolen - this is his choice of course and for the price (188) it is like new so he is happy and so am I. Needs some lights and mudguards next.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By MezzoLew

General Motors - folding bike!!!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x850/ebike_02_f47e3b86b0e35210a8f0715a029c9cf6528adc3c.jpg...
11-03-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By MezzoLew

Get your next bike at Sports Direct! :foo:

Get your next bike at Sports Direct! :foo:
11-03-18, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By MezzoLew

Evans Cycles sold off ....

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/150x45/evans_cycles_logo_040237a0beb522b5e6dedfe06aa40553ec3aec03.png

In the UK Evans Cycles is a respected vendor of cycles and well known...
10-14-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By MezzoLew

masi61 - thanks for your comments. I have not...

masi61 - thanks for your comments. I have not ridden a titanium bike as they are way beyond my budget but it would be interesting to compare one with a high quality steely framed bike.
10-14-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16,098
Views: 1,671,392
Posted By MezzoLew

Those snacks look good - we just had 50 mph winds...

Those snacks look good - we just had 50 mph winds here in the UK and treeside snacks became slightly bumped free food on the sidewalk so I grabbed a few for apple crumble this evening!
10-14-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By MezzoLew

As an engineer, I would add that the stiffness of...

As an engineer, I would add that the stiffness of a titanium fork may have been too high and what you want from a front fork (and the rear fork too) is the ability to disperse the forces from a rough...
09-10-18, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16,098
Views: 1,671,392
Posted By MezzoLew

Love the term castle-infested - the Welsh borders...

Love the term castle-infested - the Welsh borders are similar! :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,299
Posted By MezzoLew

I undo the nut on the other side of the front...

I undo the nut on the other side of the front wheel quick release clamp 3 turns or so to loosen it. But remember to tighten it again so the quick release is clamping properly when you re-assemble the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,299
Posted By MezzoLew

There are a few things to remember. ...

There are a few things to remember.

Unfolding: If you try to get the front wheel to unclip from the folding position before extending the seat back to normal height, you will struggle to extend...
08-13-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16,098
Views: 1,671,392
Posted By MezzoLew

Just returned from a short break in Norfolk,...

Just returned from a short break in Norfolk, England. Cromer was our base - well known for its crabs. Yes we did buy some fresh crab. Also enjoyed some very special ice-cream - Christmas Pudding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,299
Posted By MezzoLew

Has someone tried to fit a double or triple front...

Has someone tried to fit a double or triple front chainring with a changer? It is possible but not very useful IMHO.

Your Mezzo definitely has not been looked after so a check is imperative.


...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,299
Posted By MezzoLew

Clarks 50mm pads are the best ones and I have had...

Clarks 50mm pads are the best ones and I have had no issues once I fitted them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 04:46 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,299
Posted By MezzoLew

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/582x486/front_fork_design_updates_787a65ee0991e77f8d706b5809c68cbb2275268c.jpg
Old and new front fork designs side by side - new design are all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 04:28 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,299
Posted By MezzoLew

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1152x768/att1936_6c4f71c1274bbd9f85df8dc307b3b069e935726c.jpg

Bit the bullet today visited Asda (Wallmart for my US friends) and folded up the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 01:38 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,299
Posted By MezzoLew

Why do you need a front fork? That seems like an...

Why do you need a front fork? That seems like an unlikely part to fail in normal use. Most other parts for a Mezzo D9 are freely available and standard items. I have changed the folding pedals for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,299
Posted By MezzoLew

Have you found a cheap enough one yet? A few...

Have you found a cheap enough one yet? A few sold on Ebay this week for a reasonably low price!
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,722
Posted By MezzoLew

Is that why you ride your Mezzo more frequently?...

Is that why you ride your Mezzo more frequently? :roflmao2:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 272,520
Posted By MezzoLew

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20180626_181809_8aeefa46de991368cdbaa96fccad6544f996f169.jpg

Out close to the River Severn Estuary in South Wales .. Mezzo D9...
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