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05-01-13, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,039
Posted By Sammyboy

Wald stuff is just non existent over here. Also,...

Wald stuff is just non existent over here. Also, Hi Aaron, it's been AGES!
04-29-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,039
Posted By Sammyboy

I went back for another look, and realised that...

I went back for another look, and realised that this bike probably wasn't going to flip for 3x the price; it's missing the fenders, has a different stem fitted, and is a bit scuffed and scratched....
04-26-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,039
Posted By Sammyboy

$500 would still represent doubling my money. I'm...

$500 would still represent doubling my money. I'm sure it's a repo, but still as rare as hen's teeth here.
04-26-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,039
Posted By Sammyboy

I should be buying this Schwinn Grey Ghost, right?

Hi all, long time no see. I chanced across a Schwinn Grey Ghost, so rare in this country that I've never seen a Krate of any sort in the metal, at a local second hand shop for about $150. All my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-13, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,869
Posted By Sammyboy

I cannot recommend going with the low gearing;...

I cannot recommend going with the low gearing; test ride one first. I think 70% of people will want standard; on a standard 3 speed, the top end is what I find lacking. I had a 6 speed, which was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-13, 05:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,029
Posted By Sammyboy

It was not the happiest day of my life. My fault,...

It was not the happiest day of my life. My fault, too, for not checking the tailgate was shut properly, though I am more than a little bit chagrined with the person behind me, who did not so much as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,029
Posted By Sammyboy

I am 6'3, and found my F type just fine, with the...

I am 6'3, and found my F type just fine, with the telescopic seatpost. Sadly, it fell out of the back door of my van whilst driving, and was gone by the time I was able to get back. I'm picking up a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-12, 06:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,243
Posted By Sammyboy

Well.......actually, a Downtube Full Suspension...

Well.......actually, a Downtube Full Suspension will accomodate people of that height too. I'm 6'3 and around 250lbs, and I have both. The Brompton with the telescopic seatpost would take someone...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-12, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,569
Posted By Sammyboy

What would put me off doing it is this: Any bike...

What would put me off doing it is this: Any bike of that vintage with steel rims is mostly braked by wishful thinking and your trainers, specially in the wet. To get it to stop in any meaningful way,...
12-02-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By Sammyboy

Suggested replacement connectors for Magicshine?

I've got a 1st gen Magicshine, and after a year and a half, the cables have given up near the connectors, from twisting to try to undo them. So, I plan to buy a couple of replacement connectors, and...
11-29-10, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,125
Posted By Sammyboy

It's lovely, and I would love to have such a...

It's lovely, and I would love to have such a bike, BUT, and they're big buts (I like big buts, and I cannot lie)

a) It's underbraked. A rear brake alone is never enough. In my view, one brake is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-10, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,514
Posted By Sammyboy

Oh! Soviet Reversal WIN!

Oh! Soviet Reversal WIN!
11-13-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,938
Posted By Sammyboy

Yeah, as far as I'm concerned, they've always...

Yeah, as far as I'm concerned, they've always been "choppers", but I know in the US muscle-bike is the term. Rudy - I've been around, just not much ;)
11-08-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,938
Posted By Sammyboy

Yeah, I've seen white, but I'm not sure whether...

Yeah, I've seen white, but I'm not sure whether they might be too much.
11-08-10, 04:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,951
Posted By Sammyboy

Ok, my bad. In the picture, it looks very much as...

Ok, my bad. In the picture, it looks very much as though you're measure the TT, not the ST, because of the way the seatpost appears to be emerging at an angle to the tape. Looking again, I guess...
11-07-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,938
Posted By Sammyboy

Anyone know of a source for cream balloon tyres...

Anyone know of a source for cream balloon tyres in 406?
11-07-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,938
Posted By Sammyboy

Puch Muscle Bike

I had one of these when I was a kid, my parents sold it when I was a late teenager without telling me. I've never seen another in the flesh, and struggled to find a picture of exactly this even...
11-01-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,951
Posted By Sammyboy

(the clue, but the way, is the head tube length....

(the clue, but the way, is the head tube length. I tend to ride 24", and can ride 25", and the headtubes on both of those are longer. I'd guess this is 23")
11-01-10, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,951
Posted By Sammyboy

You appear to be measuring the top tube? Normally...

You appear to be measuring the top tube? Normally when someone gives a frame measurement without specifying what measurement it is, it's the seat tube. A 25" bike is big. Not impossible big, but 6'3...
11-01-10, 06:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By Sammyboy

I love it, a LOT

I love it, a LOT
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-10, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By Sammyboy

I bent two Park levers trying to get the...

I bent two Park levers trying to get the Marathons off my Downtube recently outside a bike shop. I can do it at home with 3 or 4 Pedro's yellow levers, but it's a battle. The shop then broke two...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-10, 03:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,376
Posted By Sammyboy

Nexus 11 with roller brakes?

Nexus 11 with roller brakes?
Forum: Commuting
10-27-10, 06:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,009
Posted By Sammyboy

http://www.spokeshirts.co.uk

http://www.spokeshirts.co.uk
Forum: Commuting
10-27-10, 03:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Sammyboy

Interesting bars, and bar angle. Are those the...

Interesting bars, and bar angle. Are those the bent ones?
Forum: Commuting
10-27-10, 03:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,009
Posted By Sammyboy

http://www.spokeshirts.co.uk/images/W/chocpacL.png

http://www.spokeshirts.co.uk/images/W/chocpacL.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Sammyboy

No more Minis, sorry. All I can offer at present...

No more Minis, sorry. All I can offer at present is full-sus 8 speed hub gear models, though that should change soon. There will be no more Minis that I know of, however.
10-25-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,951
Posted By Sammyboy

That frame though. It's not 25" in a million...

That frame though. It's not 25" in a million years.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-10, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Sammyboy

Thanks Jur, I appreciate it :)

Thanks Jur, I appreciate it :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,946
Posted By Sammyboy

That bike is crying out for a sprung Brooks...

That bike is crying out for a sprung Brooks saddle. Looks lovely.....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Sammyboy

Anyone got a XRF8 Hub Shell?

A customer who had a problem had his Sturmey Archer 8 speed replaced under warranty, and I've inherited the replaced item. It slips in 6th, but such is life, it'll do for my Moulton Mini project. The...
10-12-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Sammyboy

Hmmm. I'm certainly not about to start using...

Hmmm. I'm certainly not about to start using primary cells. The only reason I even got this thing out is that somehow, over the summer, 4 (count 'em, 4!) AA led lights have managed to go missing on...
10-12-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Sammyboy

Blimey, I hope not. If that's the case, it'll...

Blimey, I hope not. If that's the case, it'll never get used! Those chaps are expensive.
10-12-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Sammyboy

Incidentally, the 14500s shouldn't go to waste,...

Incidentally, the 14500s shouldn't go to waste, since they should work in the 1 x AA light I've ordered to use as a helmet light.
10-12-10, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Sammyboy

What battery do I need for this?

I have a flashlight that I bought in error from Dealextreme 2 years or so ago. I meant to order an AA flashlight, but got the wrong option, and ended up with something that needed different...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-10, 10:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,338
Posted By Sammyboy

Me! How else can you be sure you have the right...

Me! How else can you be sure you have the right bike for every occasion? I've got a Brompton for regular multi-mode commuting, a couple of Downtubes for throwing in the back of the car or the camper...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,619
Posted By Sammyboy

I assume you've seen the Carradice Carradry City...

I assume you've seen the Carradice Carradry City Folder? 25 litres, so right between the O bag and the T bag in size, fully waterproof, and at a much less eyewatering price (just more than 1/3rd of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,338
Posted By Sammyboy

I think it comes down to a simple question of...

I think it comes down to a simple question of what you want the bike for. If you want it for the simple purpose of blatting around for fun, and being part of your collection, the Moulton wins hands...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-10, 04:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,619
Posted By Sammyboy

Yeah, the new one, with yellow lining for easier...

Yeah, the new one, with yellow lining for easier finding of stuff. One huge compartment with a little zipped pocket inside, and very useful mesh pockets round the outside, and a bottle pocket (also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-10, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,619
Posted By Sammyboy

I haven't tried the rain cover yet, but I'm...

I haven't tried the rain cover yet, but I'm liking the T bag a LOT. I'm thinking I may make that my main bag even with this, because I can carry everything I need for a day, and still have my jacket...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,619
Posted By Sammyboy

I could mount it at the front, but really, I want...

I could mount it at the front, but really, I want it to supplement my front luggage, not replace it. I don't mind it sitting on the clip, really.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,619
Posted By Sammyboy

I'm happy to report total success with the Office...

I'm happy to report total success with the Office Bag 2. The new mount arrived, with the little ear things (which are specifically for beam racks, it turns out), and I fitted it. At the front end, it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-10, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,763
Posted By Sammyboy

I think purely to look at the amount of materials...

I think purely to look at the amount of materials used, the Downtube is stronger, but I would still totally trust a Dahon hinge for humans. The Downtube would be significantly better if the rider was...
10-07-10, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Sammyboy

Button fell off my Magcshine!

More accurately, the little rubber cover that weatherproofs the button fell off. No idea where or how; I got off the train at Euston, put the lights on, rode a couple of miles to Waterloo; gone! I've...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-10, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,763
Posted By Sammyboy

Downtubes other than the Nova are significantly...

Downtubes other than the Nova are significantly stronger built than the others you mention.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,619
Posted By Sammyboy

It's a Magicshine, and it requires a horizontal...

It's a Magicshine, and it requires a horizontal bar.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,619
Posted By Sammyboy

Trailer is probably overkill for my needs;...

Trailer is probably overkill for my needs; generally when I do business travel, I ride in my work clothes, and just carry spare underwear, socks and shirts. There are some residential programmes I do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,619
Posted By Sammyboy

Well, I have such a rack on my Downtube, but........

Well, I have such a rack on my Downtube, but.....

Firstly, I'm close to the Brompton weight limit; 10 pounds under. They say you can carry an additional 40 pounds of luggage, but NOT any more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-10, 10:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,619
Posted By Sammyboy

I've struggled with that on other bikes, but the...

I've struggled with that on other bikes, but the Brommie rack is next to useless, so I'll be inclined to leave it on. Doing my research left me drooling over the Travel-biker as well, but there's no...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,619
Posted By Sammyboy

Ordered the mount below, which as you can see...

Ordered the mount below, which as you can see comes with the bars I have, and also with the "ear" type things that don't have to go across under the rack. Should work!
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-10, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 341,455
Posted By Sammyboy

I hope this is the measurement you're looking...

I hope this is the measurement you're looking for. I went from the spindle to the top of the static part of the fork, and it's 260mm approx. See pic below:
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