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08-14-19, 07:41 AM
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Posted By hobbs1951

Look pedals.

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Still using my original Look pedals, bought in late 1986 after seeing Hinault using...
08-07-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,867
Posted By hobbs1951

Not wishing to be rude, but majority of 'bars on...

Not wishing to be rude, but majority of 'bars on this thread are incorrectly wrapped.

John.
08-01-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By hobbs1951

There's rarely enough interest in highly...

There's rarely enough interest in highly respected builders such as - Allin, Bill Philbrook, Roberts, Cliff Shrubb...these are very highly regarded but little seen/discussed on British forums let...
06-13-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,496
Posted By hobbs1951

Froome despite his palmares, has a poor record...

Froome despite his palmares, has a poor record with regard to his bike handling skills - his races/career punctuated with near misses and crashes. This latest and very serious crash* my well mark the...
06-13-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,221
Posted By hobbs1951

I have just purchased from the original owner a...

I have just purchased from the original owner a 1992 Tequesta in the rarer blue.

Could someone advise, is this frame suspension fork compatible ?

John.
06-06-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By hobbs1951

The Special Operations Executive(SOE), formed in...

The Special Operations Executive(SOE), formed in 1940 and unofficially known as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. A relative of mine, who flew Lysanders, regularly dropped SOE agents into...
06-04-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,016
Posted By hobbs1951

Returned from my Spanish event and some touring...

Returned from my Spanish event and some touring in Catalonia a few weeks ago now. Looking forward to my 4th Anjou (getting a little out of hand now in my opinion - but a lovely area), riding my...
05-20-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,275
Posted By hobbs1951

1951 Hobbs of Barbican.

Bought new by my Wife's Father (from Hobbs) for a tour of the Loire Valley with his sister on a similiar machine. Original saddle(B15), Lytaloy seatpost clamp, spearpoint stem and GB rando handlebar,...
05-06-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By hobbs1951

World Championships 2019.

Any of you guys from across the pond coming to the World's ?

John.
05-06-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,682
Posted By hobbs1951

Doubt any of you will have heard of mine from a...

Doubt any of you will have heard of mine from a little known but quality London maker, a Christmas present (I was either 5 or 6 yrs old) from my parents. It was called a Pavemaster and was flam blue...
04-18-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,852
Posted By hobbs1951

Shocked to read this guys...I saw Twigg's ride in...

Shocked to read this guys...I saw Twigg's ride in the Barcelona Olympics...

John.
Forum: Touring
03-06-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,705
Posted By hobbs1951

Appreciated. Regards, John.

Appreciated.

Regards, John.
Forum: Touring
03-05-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,705
Posted By hobbs1951

Pot calling the kettle black syndrome ! The...

Pot calling the kettle black syndrome !

The OP requested thoughts. I have lived in France and know it well, so like the other posters decided to add my thoughts: how about you, anything positive -...
03-05-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,906
Posted By hobbs1951

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Forum: Touring
03-05-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,705
Posted By hobbs1951

Why April ? April is the cruellest month, even...

Why April ? April is the cruellest month, even south of the Loire: seems France is the key part of this tour so I'm slightly perplexed at the choice of route/tour, there are many more interesting...
02-26-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,338
Posted By hobbs1951

It is awfully interesting but you clearly know...

It is awfully interesting but you clearly know nothing about Beau Brummel.

John.
02-18-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,720
Posted By hobbs1951

I agree with your sentiment, I've a few movies on...

I agree with your sentiment, I've a few movies on DVD, but if I find any more online I'll post the link.

John.
02-18-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,648
Posted By hobbs1951

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1980 Allin Stan Butler Special, one of the very last built by Peter Cobb,...
Forum: Touring
02-14-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,679
Posted By hobbs1951

Touring Catalonia in May, taking 2 bicycles as...

Touring Catalonia in May, taking 2 bicycles as I'm taking part in a vintage event as well as touring. On the tour I'll be visiting a number of World Heritage Sites including, a Roman Aqueduct, Roman...
02-14-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,842
Posted By hobbs1951

Think you'll find it was David Walsh of the...

Think you'll find it was David Walsh of the Sunday Times who set the Hares running* on the Armstrong issue.

John.

*in 2001
02-12-19, 07:28 AM
02-12-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,720
Posted By hobbs1951

I'm very familiar with this movie, first saw it...

I'm very familiar with this movie, first saw it over 30 years ago: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - all began with John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger.

Take a look at this charming movie (A...
01-27-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,838
Posted By hobbs1951

I'm not fishing. Decades of experience, yes....

I'm not fishing.

Decades of experience, yes. and If your mind was open you'd appreciate that the correct way to install bar tape is the correct way for a very practical reason - my mind was open...
01-27-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,838
Posted By hobbs1951

You've misunderstood, I suggest that what kind of...

You've misunderstood, I suggest that what kind of tape, what kind of finishing tape, whether cable under bar tape...all that nonsense you've introduced is put aside: I am not talking about best I'm...
01-27-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,838
Posted By hobbs1951

My comment was not aimed at what was used (tape...

My comment was not aimed at what was used (tape or finishing) but that the 'bar tape in many cases was installed incorrectly - there's a practical reason for installing it in the correct manner.
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01-27-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,376
Posted By hobbs1951

There are one or two features on this frame that...

There are one or two features on this frame that might help identify it, I'm surprised (or not) that no-one thus far has mentioned them - perhaps they're too subtle ? I'm suffering sticker shock...
01-27-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,838
Posted By hobbs1951

There's quite a mix of correctly and incorrectly...

There's quite a mix of correctly and incorrectly installed bar tape on this thread !

John.
01-26-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,168
Posted By hobbs1951

The Peugeot squad was strong one, and enthusiasts...

The Peugeot squad was strong one, and enthusiasts of Grand Tours should not forget the Foreign Legion of Sean Yates, Stephen Roche, Robert Millar, Graham Jones and Anderson, and for the sake of...
Forum: Touring
01-22-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,864
Posted By hobbs1951

Your comment is rather irrelevant as the Ellis...

Your comment is rather irrelevant as the Ellis Briggs (a respected Yorkshire builder) is for sale in the UK.

John.
Forum: Touring
01-21-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,864
Posted By hobbs1951

I suspect you are the UK and with all due respect...

I suspect you are the UK and with all due respect to the majority on this forum - they're Americans in America and they are not familiar with prices in Blighty - the Ellis Briggs is a quality...
Forum: Touring
01-18-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By hobbs1951

Quite happily send route maps to anyone...

Quite happily send route maps to anyone interested, I'll not post them on the forum.

Onda;there are plenty of interesting rides .

J.
Forum: Touring
01-18-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By hobbs1951

Folk are taking my points a little too...

Folk are taking my points a little too personally, the Sagrada is bucket list destination made popular in recent years for the masses, my reference to Avila (it is not a smaller sight it is a World...
Forum: Touring
01-16-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By hobbs1951

Whist not unsympathetic to your view, Dad with...

Whist not unsympathetic to your view, Dad with his VHS cameras did annoy me, and there are so many fantastic places in Spain (Avila for example - Orson Welles filmed Chimes at Midnight there. I am...
Forum: Touring
01-16-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By hobbs1951

I saw it back in the 1970s, and the comment is...

I saw it back in the 1970s, and the comment is valid, the Sagrada Familia (note spelling) has been spoilt largely because of the huge number of tourists with their smart phones etc...they're clearly...
Forum: Touring
01-15-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By hobbs1951

You guys have little imagination - on your bucket...

You guys have little imagination - on your bucket list is it ?

John.
Forum: Touring
01-15-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By hobbs1951

Catalonia, first visited Barcelona when I was at...

Catalonia, first visited Barcelona when I was at school and Franco was still Spain's ruler. Read Homage to Catalonia ? Of course, first when I was at school. Shall be in Catalonia, in the hills above...
01-15-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Posted By hobbs1951

Lincolnshire Section (V-CC) rides for 2019.

Here are the Lincolnshire Section (V-CC) rides for 2019 -

1.April 13th - April is The Cruellest Month Ride, start point Bardney Heritage Centre
2. May 19th - Bouncing Bomb Ride, start point Dams...
01-11-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,376
Posted By hobbs1951

What do you know ? What you know doesn't bear...

What do you know ? What you know doesn't bear close scrutiny as it is not from a primary source - Wikipedia is not a primary source. However as you cite Wikpedia you will note upon re-reading the TI...
01-10-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,376
Posted By hobbs1951

If you're going to be pedantic get the facts correct !

To be strictly accurate (sic) Tube Investments was registered in the UK in 1919, and A&P and Reynolds were absorbed (you choose a word you prefer to describe this) into TI in 1928 - not in 1919 as...
01-10-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,376
Posted By hobbs1951

Perhaps I should have been clearer, it is not...

Perhaps I should have been clearer, it is not unusual for Reynolds tubed framesets to have A&P steerers (I refer to the column not the fork). I have three A&P tubed framsets: all are Hobbs of...
01-10-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,376
Posted By hobbs1951

Accles & Pollock - why ? You're assuming this...

Accles & Pollock - why ? You're assuming this because it has an A & P steerer: this doesn't mean the frameset is A & P, but is does help date the frame. I don't think it is a Gillot, if you look...
01-01-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,520
Posted By hobbs1951

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1984 Raleigh Corsa, bought new by myself, built in the Lightweight...
12-19-18, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By hobbs1951

Bought my first Rolls in 1987 and still have it,...

Bought my first Rolls in 1987 and still have it, have four other Rolls in various colours including a rare red suede one and rarer dark green buffalo...I do use Brookes as well but Rolls are the...
12-06-18, 12:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By hobbs1951

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This is my April 1951 Hobbs of Barbican Sportsweight (lugless), built from...
12-04-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,055
Posted By hobbs1951

Paul Sherwen (RIP) died - of heart failure - in...

Paul Sherwen (RIP) died - of heart failure - in his sleep at home in Kampala, Uganda.

John.
12-03-18, 03:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,055
Posted By hobbs1951

Yes, one of my heroes of the Foreign Legion, met...

Yes, one of my heroes of the Foreign Legion, met him a couple of times in the 1980s -

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/2018/12/03/paul-sherwen-former-british-champion-voice-cycling-dies-aged/
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11-25-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,372
Posted By hobbs1951

Considering I contributed to the article, guess...

Considering I contributed to the article, guess I'm more qualified than most in my opinion ?

Keep on guessing eh ?

John.
11-25-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,372
Posted By hobbs1951

I haven't completely ruled out the paint being...

I haven't completely ruled out the paint being original but it is 40 years (plus) old, it would have to have been stored very very very carefully (out of ultra violet light to preserve the paint and...
11-25-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,372
Posted By hobbs1951

No later than the first half of the 1970s. ...

No later than the first half of the 1970s.

The drilled lugs, fill the holes with gold paint...and usually three brake cable clamps - about the only improvements you could make as it is very nice....
11-25-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,372
Posted By hobbs1951

It leads me to wonder whether the paint is...

It leads me to wonder whether the paint is new(ish), which leads me to think the headtube decal maybe wrong - it wouldn't be the first time - as I am of the opinion now that it is an Anerley frame...
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