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04-19-16, 03:18 AM
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Posted By Labarum

How a Raleigh Roadster was made

How a Raleigh Roadster was made in 1945.

British Council Film: How a Bicycle is Made (http://film.britishcouncil.org/how-a-bicycle-is-made)

Old British Council Film with a rather pedestrian...
09-06-13, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 403,627
Posted By Labarum

Just bought a Tricross Elite Disc ...

Just bought a Tricross Elite Disc

http://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/bikes/road/tricross/tricross-elite-disc

for shipping to Cyprus. It will replace the old Rayleigh Light Tourer (531) I ride on...
05-08-13, 09:59 PM
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Views: 403,627
Posted By Labarum

I stick to my Raleigh for track work - maxed out...

I stick to my Raleigh for track work - maxed out with 32mm bomb proof tyres.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MrMRSZagyX8/UYTVE3TUc2I/AAAAAAAAG5o/xGu4_NK0n6Q/s640/IMG_1831.JPG
...
05-08-13, 09:55 PM
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Views: 403,627
Posted By Labarum

Be careful, Grumpy!

Be careful, Grumpy!
05-08-13, 08:34 AM
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Posted By Labarum

Wow! That's quite a shock absorber.

Wow! That's quite a shock absorber.
05-06-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 10,156
Posted By Labarum

I have never had a flat tire in my whole 63...

I have never had a flat tire in my whole 63 years; but I have had flat tyres a-plenty

I know how to mend the latter, but not the former.:)
05-06-13, 04:57 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 10,156
Posted By Labarum

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02554/...

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02554/halfords_2554975b.jpg
...
05-06-13, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Labarum

What about a Sports Hybrid instead of the...

What about a Sports Hybrid instead of the Cyclocross for "Gravel Grinding" Wide enough tyres, suitable gearing, V-brakes instead of Cantis.

I hate straight bars, but a treking (butterfly) bar...
05-05-13, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Labarum

Another nice bike. How do these compare with...

Another nice bike.

How do these compare with cyclocross equivalents from big names like Trek and Giant, and with the Specialized Tricross?

Availability is an issue in a small market like...
05-04-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Labarum

I have sat astride the Surly bikes. Very nice...

I have sat astride the Surly bikes. Very nice machines.

Yes, the steerer often comes uncut. Frame size and handlebar height is always an issue for me - and has to be considered against the reach.
05-04-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Labarum

Nice bikes. Over designed fancy website that...

Nice bikes.

Over designed fancy website that only makes it more difficult to get at the data.

[Rant over]
05-04-13, 11:54 AM
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Views: 403,627
Posted By Labarum

Thanks. 6ft3in My son is 6ft4in tall...

Thanks.

6ft3in

My son is 6ft4in tall but wears trousers two inches shorter that I!
05-04-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Labarum

Thanks. All of this is useful. I now have...

Thanks. All of this is useful.

I now have the key words "Gravel Grinder" to research.

Comments here confirm my instincts. I don't need the weight and complication of a front suspension 29er....
05-04-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Labarum

Thanks. A search on "Blues Dawg" finds no...

Thanks.

A search on "Blues Dawg" finds no member of that name.

Ah!

Here

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/876900-Any-Gravel-Grinders-out-there?highlight=gravel+grinder
05-04-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 38,112
Posted By Labarum

My custom Audax by Robin Mather 8 years old...

My custom Audax by Robin Mather

8 years old

27in Reynolds 725

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VYsHEJZ40Ek/TX0C8zOwv8I/AAAAAAAAA5Q/bs5O2a6dwBo/s640/IMG_2587.JPG
...
05-04-13, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 403,627
Posted By Labarum

In Cyprus: Raleigh 531 Light Tourer ...

In Cyprus:

Raleigh 531 Light Tourer

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MrMRSZagyX8/UYTVE3TUc2I/AAAAAAAAG5o/xGu4_NK0n6Q/s640/IMG_1831.JPG

...
05-04-13, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Labarum

Try something new?

This is what I ride twice daily

https://picasaweb.google.com/117966732127502784762/CyprusBike?authkey=Gv1sRgCOiKrYbP36n56QE#

A 25" Raleigh 531 Light Tourer with considerable mods.

Centre...
Forum: Touring
09-06-09, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Labarum

Looking at that again, I guess you are correct....

Looking at that again, I guess you are correct. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
09-05-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Labarum

Which shoes

I have just spotted these

http://www.williamlennon.co.uk/footwear/arturo-wide-fitting-cycle-shoe.html

and

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b79s154p718&mode=print

Any...
07-08-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By Labarum

Moustache Bars on a 531 Raleigh Light Tourer

Three years ago I found a large 531 light tourer in excellent condition - a Raleigh Granada.

I put some 37mm tyres on for use on woodland tracks but did not feel safe using drops and found the...
07-01-09, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Labarum

rear dérailleur gobbled up into the wheel

I had a very large custom steel Audax made for me three years ago. It
has been a constant joy to ride.

But a problem has developed, and I ask for your advice.

One of the gear cables snapped...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 31,911
Posted By Labarum

Well not by me. I wouldn't know how to. I just...

Well not by me. I wouldn't know how to. I just just quoted Flickr.

But isn't it a blood pressure effect? Sometimes happens to me. I get to the top of a long climb, over the top of the hill and . ....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 31,911
Posted By Labarum

These rowers beat the cyclists ...

These rowers beat the cyclists

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/2681224286_569a127048.jpg?v=0
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 31,911
Posted By Labarum

Well if you think cyclists have problems, here...

Well if you think cyclists have problems, here are two two reluctant students who have to do some dance classes as part of a longer course - presumably in performing arts.

They are not impressed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 31,911
Posted By Labarum

Yes, I know, an old thread. I came across it...

Yes, I know, an old thread. I came across it doing searches for advice on cycling in recent cold weather. I learned on another thread the trick with an single extra sock (yes, it works); I learned...
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