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07-30-12, 04:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,864
Posted By rpf

The Charge stuff gives the look and plenty of the...

The Charge stuff gives the look and plenty of the form and function for a fraction of the price of Brooks.

http://chargebikes.com/parts/ubend/
Replies: 17
Views: 5,309
Posted By rpf

Many thanks Carleton, You preempted one of...

Many thanks Carleton,

You preempted one of my main concerns actually, I’m measuring and weighing identically to your friend and was concerned about crushing the thing like a pop can ! I'm more...
Replies: 17
Views: 5,309
Posted By rpf

I've been considering one of the Precursa frames...

I've been considering one of the Precursa frames myself to get me started on the track, in N.I we can get them direct from Dolan's ebay shop for a stupidly small amount of cash either as a frame or...
Replies: 10
Views: 11,998
Posted By rpf

This is very helpful, thank you. Taking the...

This is very helpful, thank you.

Taking the plunge and going along to a local outdoor velodrome this thursday to have a chat to the track guys who meet there each week. It's something i've wanted...
06-12-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,896
Posted By rpf

Hey, You can buy direct from Dolan via ebay...

Hey,

You can buy direct from Dolan via ebay and they ship internationally if asked nicely im told..

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/dolanbikesuk


Just if you have concerns about validity of...
06-01-12, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By rpf

Why not convert an old road hack from gumtree for...

Why not convert an old road hack from gumtree for about 50 notes , something in the 5,7 or 10 speed gas pipe raliegh range that has a suitable wheelset with a 42t chain ring , pop off the r/d, ...
05-25-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By rpf

Ditto ! Just what I was thinking, certainly...

Ditto ! Just what I was thinking, certainly something to keep in mind, I think I have a set of the old anquetil cleats somewhere, if not these are a possiblity.
05-25-12, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By rpf

We have Bushmills about an hour from us in...

We have Bushmills about an hour from us in Antrim, and the Cooley (Tyrconnell) about an hour and a half the other way in Dundalk and of course Jamesons about 2 hours away in Dublin...

It's not...
05-25-12, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By rpf

Very good suggestion ! In respect of both...

Very good suggestion !

In respect of both materials and indeed Malt, i'm fortunate ebough to live near some decent distilleries, one of the perks of being an Irishman !

Grateful to you. I'm...
05-25-12, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By rpf

Hi Rootboy, I value the advice thank you. ...

Hi Rootboy,

I value the advice thank you.

And you are right of course, don't wish to come across as an ingrate , just wondering how old the Malt needs to be for the reciprocated gift :)
...
05-25-12, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By rpf

Uncleated Colnago "Master" shoes

I have done a few detailed google searches and a trawl of this forum and cannot find much in the way of information to sate my curiosity over these :

252300


He was kind enough to purchase...
12-14-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,260
Posted By rpf

I have nothing to contribute other than to say...

I have nothing to contribute other than to say that Bristol City is cockney rhyming slang for titty..

Ere' get a butchers of the bristols on her..

I watched this on a barge as part of bike...
12-14-11, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,989,779
Posted By rpf

Some very sweet 700cc's and track hubs from my...

Some very sweet 700cc's and track hubs from my lbs on sale made by On One..the gold ones, I be pimpin' ..100 quid all in with some gatorskins and tubes to boot = bargain
10-21-11, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By rpf

I'd hit that, but not at , or anywhere near that...

I'd hit that, but not at , or anywhere near that price.

It looks like a pretty practical city bike.

I'd not seen those new fangled s/a hubs till now, kickshift ! Pretty neat , wonder if it...
09-27-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,039
Posted By rpf

I find it fascinating that people get sandwiches...

I find it fascinating that people get sandwiches delivered instead of just making one themselves or going to get one, but then again our ethos and attitude towards food and what not is somewhat...
09-20-11, 08:00 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 61,487
Posted By rpf

Yip, a welcome side effect of bar wrapping the...

Yip, a welcome side effect of bar wrapping the u-lock is that it looks even beefier and more of a deterrent to the uninitiated, in theory anyway.
09-16-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 61,487
Posted By rpf

I usually wrap my u-locks in old bar tape when it...

I usually wrap my u-locks in old bar tape when it comes time to rewrap my bars with fresher stuff. Stops the frame taking a hiding, although i'm not all that bothered about scratches but it's a handy...
08-05-11, 02:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

I like the sound of hitting mine with a hammer to...

I like the sound of hitting mine with a hammer to be honest, after all the trouble it's given me it deserves it..

or is that the other way around :)

Thanks a lot guys, such helpful people on...
08-04-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

Wow ! I have to say, i'm tempted to try...

Wow !

I have to say, i'm tempted to try it. I really do want to get better and more self sufficient at this sort of thing and I really don't mind breaking the odd thing , if in making a mistake...
08-04-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

Thanks again RHM, you are very kind indeed. ...

Thanks again RHM, you are very kind indeed.

I figured that a temporary fixed or ss wouldnt work as I rather suspected the existing wheel would need replaced. I have wheels that would do the job...
08-04-11, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

Thank you so much for the kind response RHM, I...

Thank you so much for the kind response RHM, I really appreciate the input.

I take your point entirely on standing up and mashing, i've always found that risky on fully functioning older SA hubs...
08-04-11, 04:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

I've tried all suggestions offered but I’m afraid...

I've tried all suggestions offered but I’m afraid my lack of skill and dexterity has frustrated such good and sensible repair advice :(

On further inspection the hub is stuck in the 3rd gear....
07-22-11, 07:22 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,360
Posted By rpf

one would have thought they would have offered...

one would have thought they would have offered these in the "ex girlfriend" cut , rather than the straight leg one to attract hipper types ?
...
06-03-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By rpf

Cool, thanks very much . I will do. I...

Cool, thanks very much . I will do.

I appreciate the response, have a good day man.
06-03-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By rpf

Oh ! Those look awesome, you also have...

Oh ! Those look awesome, you also have super-cheap shipping to the UK. 9 bucks is a steal for shipping ! The favourable exchange rate also makes this a pretty darn good deal for me too.

As soon...
06-02-11, 02:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,141
Posted By rpf

Absolutley.

Absolutley.
05-31-11, 03:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,141
Posted By rpf

I'm very sorry to hear that. I have...

I'm very sorry to hear that.

I have slightly impaired hearing as I said before and it can be a little testing at times but you will be able to live a normal life trust me.

You do need to...
05-25-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By rpf

Oh man , look at those incredible road cycling...

Oh man , look at those incredible road cycling conditions !!!! A lovely , even surface that looks almost traffic free. Very jealous of this .
05-25-11, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,611
Posted By rpf

Do you guys have cobblers in the Americas ? ...

Do you guys have cobblers in the Americas ?

A good cobbler may be able to suggest a good product other than proofride or better still perhaps treat your saddle for you and repair it...
05-25-11, 06:31 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,254
Posted By rpf

Ouch !

Ouch !
05-23-11, 08:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,164
Posted By rpf

^ Well said.

^ Well said.
05-23-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By rpf

I wonder how he manages to creep up on people ? ...

I wonder how he manages to creep up on people ? Usually if someones on your wheel you can hear something, usually a freewheel click.

This pervert must be riding fixed :)
05-23-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,141
Posted By rpf

Get yourself to a doctor as soon as possible. As...

Get yourself to a doctor as soon as possible. As someone with a long term hearing problem you dont want to take any chances at all with that aspect of your health.

I dont want to panic you, as...
05-23-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,254
Posted By rpf

It's "******y" to cycle on a sidewalk for sure....

It's "******y" to cycle on a sidewalk for sure. It's equally as ******y to clothesline someone off a bike as they cycle on a sidewalk. Not too mention illegal, irresponsible and cowardly. It's also...
05-23-11, 04:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,164
Posted By rpf

Do you have access to an outdoor track near you...

Do you have access to an outdoor track near you at all ? If so you might consider using it to practise acceleration and deceleration and coming to a stop quickly and going around bends whilst keeping...
05-20-11, 07:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,550
Posted By rpf

The dandy in me would suggested the most lurid,...

The dandy in me would suggested the most lurid, brightest cincelli tape you can get your hands on. There's just too much understated black on that bike, peacock it man, peacock it !!!

You missed...
05-20-11, 03:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,103
Posted By rpf

That bike would look fabulous valet locked at a...

That bike would look fabulous valet locked at a Beverly Hills country Club...
05-20-11, 02:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

I'm hoping to get the time tomorrow to run...

I'm hoping to get the time tomorrow to run through the suggestions offered, i've had a few very busy days with work but i'm not so busy tomorrow so it's in at the deep end for me !

Thank you all...
05-19-11, 02:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

Me too !

Me too !
05-17-11, 02:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

Thank you all again for these very useful...

Thank you all again for these very useful suggestions folks I am truly grateful to you all for taking the time. It seems i'm learning by breaking stuff :)

I'm off to try out the various methods...
05-17-11, 02:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

Thats about 30 quid in our money, good deal :)

Thats about 30 quid in our money, good deal :)
05-16-11, 02:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

Hi folks, It looks like the hub itself is...

Hi folks,

It looks like the hub itself is stuck, so whilst the shifter indicates 3rd gear it appears to be in second.

Problems like this really indicate to me long term that I really need...
05-14-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

Thank you very much indeed for the input folks,...

Thank you very much indeed for the input folks, it proving very useful indeed.

I've just logged in and read this so now I am off downstairs to follow your kind advices. Many thanks indeed, such...
05-13-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 992
Posted By rpf

^ It feels like a brick also ! :) I...

^

It feels like a brick also ! :)

I still think a reasonable solution is to "harvest" your fathers challenger mech and plead the fifth :)
05-13-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

Thank you kindly Grand Bois , unfortunatley I...

Thank you kindly Grand Bois , unfortunatley I have tried that to no avail :(

I appreciate you taking the time.
05-13-11, 06:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 992
Posted By rpf

My experience is with a couple of Allvit's which...

My experience is with a couple of Allvit's which I found to be rather troublesome, I hopped on a friends bike with a challenger tenspeed mech a while back and found it to be a vast improvement...
05-13-11, 03:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,206
Posted By rpf

Indicator spindle to gear cable problems on SA - AW hub.

Hello everyone,

I pondered posting this in the general mechanics section but looking at previous threads it seems more appropriate here given the nature of the query.

I’m working with an...
05-13-11, 02:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 992
Posted By rpf

haha ! What a great expression, I suffered a...

haha ! What a great expression, I suffered a huret mech for a long time so I hear you loud and clear :)
05-13-11, 02:26 AM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 2,895,299
Posted By rpf

Could I trouble you for some information on the...

Could I trouble you for some information on the manufacturer of those beautiful grips please ?
05-13-11, 02:20 AM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 2,895,299
Posted By rpf

I really like the Hercules, i have a few of those...

I really like the Hercules, i have a few of those in the collection myself.

The rack looks extremely elegant by the way, great job !
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