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05-14-20, 12:45 AM
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Posted By Oldpeddaller

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Finally finished during Coronavirus lockdown! My 1970's Holdsworth Strada (later...
03-17-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,441
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Hi DoubleClanger! It is indeed many years later...

Hi DoubleClanger! It is indeed many years later than the original post. I'm sorry to advise that Bikingbritinmex - the first poster here passed away during that time, however we shared our common...
07-06-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,709
Posted By Oldpeddaller

I was very ill for a while and had a long...

I was very ill for a while and had a long treatment/recovery. Now in remission I have an e-bike o help me get back in the saddle again. Still very weak but beginning to enjoy riding. I now have a...
05-14-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,915
Posted By Oldpeddaller

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05-14-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,915
Posted By Oldpeddaller

I love my "standard" bicycles - I should, I've...

I love my "standard" bicycles - I should, I've got about 68 of them! From an 84 year old racing bike to the latest carbon lightweight and most things in between! HOWEVER, three years ago aged 59 I...
05-14-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,159
Posted By Oldpeddaller

My bike has Chinese-made parts too. I was nervous...

My bike has Chinese-made parts too. I was nervous about this before buying so researched this and was astonished to find that China is the World leader in e-bikes and e-bike technology, with an...
02-25-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3,214
Views: 706,557
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Not a bike yet, but near the top of the queue to...

Not a bike yet, but near the top of the queue to be built, all parts in hand! Peugeot Carbolite 103 "Racing Team" model - the first and only example of these frames I have ever found in my size -...
12-16-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,667
Posted By Oldpeddaller

QR handles on the non drive side - only...

QR handles on the non drive side - only exceptions are with those new-fangled disc brakey thingies - but I use Pitlock skewers with those anyway, so no handle to worry about. If you put the handle on...
07-25-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 84,575
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Holdsworth Professional - probably!

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06-07-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,516
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Your gear chart is a good approach. Work out...

Your gear chart is a good approach. Work out which gear ratios (gear inches) you actually use and when on each bike and make sure that these are available in the gears you have on that bike. It'...
10-11-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By Oldpeddaller

It's a feature of the British "Vindec" brand -...

It's a feature of the British "Vindec" brand - they also made motorcycles back in the day. Not particularly low end. I used to have a Vindec Clubman frame with these rivet heads on the seat stay eyes...
08-06-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,449
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Rats! Looking at all the gorgeous bikes on here...

Rats! Looking at all the gorgeous bikes on here has just made me realise I now absolutely NEED a metallic purple frame! Might be approaching a tired 21" Dawes with the spray gun in the near future...
08-06-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,858
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Cqlink, that's the way we learn! The more you try...

Cqlink, that's the way we learn! The more you try to work on your bike, the better you become. Now you've got the correct freewheel tool too! One word of advice - never over tighten anything on a...
08-06-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Not silly at all - pleasure at a result! What a...

Not silly at all - pleasure at a result! What a brilliant bike!
08-06-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,139
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Now I've got "Shoe envy" - those shoes are just...

Now I've got "Shoe envy" - those shoes are just SO perfect!
08-06-16, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Oldpeddaller

I'd ride that.

I'd ride that.
08-06-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By Oldpeddaller

First guess - Simoncini?

First guess - Simoncini?
06-27-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,834
Posted By Oldpeddaller

As Sloar has said, your tyres are tubular not...

As Sloar has said, your tyres are tubular not clincher. These fit on special rims, which you have. Standard tyres and tubes will not fit on these rims. The inner tube is sewn inside the light tyre...
06-10-16, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Firstly, welcome to C&V! That is a really...

Firstly, welcome to C&V!

That is a really nice Nigel Dean hand-built lightweight bike. I'd recommend saving some funds while you are waiting for it, then when it arrives, do the minimum to make it...
05-17-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By Oldpeddaller

The good thing is, even if the bars do get...

The good thing is, even if the bars do get scratched at the bottom, this is usually covered in tape or rubber grips.
05-17-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Wow Mark definitely an Electron and definitely...

Wow Mark definitely an Electron and definitely smooth chromed under the paint. As you suggest , to scrape the paint off with a plastic scraper then polish the chrome would look great! Leave the...
05-17-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By Oldpeddaller

I'd be really surprised if a 1970's Claud Butler...

I'd be really surprised if a 1970's Claud Butler Electron was fully - chromed, had two brand new ones back in 1972 and 1974. Both were the "entry level" Claud Butler frame sets - not 531 but...
05-13-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,708
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Your bike is Gorgeous!

Your bike is Gorgeous!
05-13-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 24,403
Posted By Oldpeddaller

A thread with a difference! I'm usually posting...

A thread with a difference! I'm usually posting photos of one of my 40 or so C & V steel or vintage aluminium bikes here. What a refreshing change to show my trio of "modern" bikes that are my...
05-13-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,173
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Back in 1972-3 I used Berthet Lyotard pedals with...

Back in 1972-3 I used Berthet Lyotard pedals with TA (no. 36 in the diagram) slotted cleats (or 'shoe plates' as they were then known), nailed and epoxy glued to the leather soles of my Padova Sport...
02-18-16, 02:26 PM
01-25-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,631
Posted By Oldpeddaller

When younger, I went just about everywhere, all...

When younger, I went just about everywhere, all the time on a 52 front and rarely anything but the 14 tooth sprocket. 45 years later I spend 90% of my time on the 39 front but use all nine sprockets!...
12-16-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,986
Posted By Oldpeddaller

+2

+2
12-14-15, 06:23 PM
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Views: 143,349
Posted By Oldpeddaller

The Concorde with celesta bar tape, or the hybrid...

The Concorde with celesta bar tape, or the hybrid behind it?
11-21-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Hi Tandem Tom, glad you've managed to get a...

Hi Tandem Tom, glad you've managed to get a set-up that works! I bought a sand blasting gun and lots of medium for my compressor. Disappointed to find it was really feeble, rubbing with sand paper...
10-28-15, 01:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,096
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Neat idea!

Neat idea!
10-25-15, 04:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,096
Posted By Oldpeddaller

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt314/StuartAgu...

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt314/StuartAgutter/Finished%20Tandem/DSCN0436.jpg (http://s623.photobucket.com/user/StuartAgutter/media/Finished%20Tandem/DSCN0436.jpg.html)

This tandem was my...
10-25-15, 03:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,810
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Really kind-hearted project. What bars did her...

Really kind-hearted project. What bars did her stolen bike have? Be good to put similar bars on this so it's a familiar layout for her. Agree wider rims and tyres would be best - maybe find a pair of...
10-18-15, 03:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,613
Posted By Oldpeddaller

This wasn't actually a 'mass-produced' bike, but...

This wasn't actually a 'mass-produced' bike, but a hand-built model exclusive to SJS Cycles (St John Street Cycles, Bridgewater, Somerset, UK). SJS specialise (among other things) on high quality...
10-14-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,613
Posted By Oldpeddaller

482543 Here's the advertisement from a copy...

482543

Here's the advertisement from a copy of Cycling Weekly (I believe published in 1998 - special offer may have been clearance price of old stock?) Lovely bike, I always regretted not having...
10-14-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,620
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Got a pair on a new bike, upgraded to Ultegra -...

Got a pair on a new bike, upgraded to Ultegra - not sure there was much difference in braking or feel. They've been in and out of the parts bin ever since, being fitted to a lot of newly-built bikes...
09-30-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,403
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Well, they say "what goes around comes around"...

Well, they say "what goes around comes around" and having given what I believed was a valid opinion, my experience today has caused me to question it.

I took delivery of a pair of Vittoria Zaffiro...
09-29-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,403
Posted By Oldpeddaller

90 to 95 psi seems a very high pressure for tubes...

90 to 95 psi seems a very high pressure for tubes with Schraeder valves. Back in the day, Presta valves were termed "High Pressure" - and with non-hook beaded rims, high pressure meant anything from...
09-27-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,562
Posted By Oldpeddaller

As others have said, I always make sure the bike...

As others have said, I always make sure the bike is mechanically perfect before I even offer it for sale. Talk the buyer through the bike, get them to test ride, show how to check & maintain routine...
09-27-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,986
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Robbie, thanks for letting us know. Coleman is...

Robbie, thanks for letting us know. Coleman is 'one of our own' and I always enjoy his posts - even though I live thousands of miles and an ocean away. Wishing him a recovery as speedy and robust as...
09-27-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6,440
Views: 561,105
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Hi 3speedslow, here are photos of the initial...

Hi 3speedslow, here are photos of the initial build. I swapped in a pair of wheels I built earlier, Sanshin front and Maillard rear track hubs with tubular rims and tyres. Still have to rebuild the...
09-22-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By Oldpeddaller

478825 Here's the Special in the 1982...

478825

Here's the Special in the 1982 catalogue - available as a frameset only, so any build from the early 1980's will be appropriate. Your fork will need to be of 531 with Campagnolo drop outs...
09-22-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,237
Posted By Oldpeddaller

No wait, it tastes like possum.

No wait, it tastes like possum.
09-22-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,097
Posted By Oldpeddaller

+1, That's definitely my experience. Bikes tend...

+1, That's definitely my experience. Bikes tend to be 'abandoned at home' by their owners when they develop a fault (often just a puncture) that the rider doesn't know how to fix or hasn't got round...
09-22-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,097
Posted By Oldpeddaller

478713478714 Keep your eyes open, put the...

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Keep your eyes open, put the word out and follow up on every lead! I get lots of usable bikes for free - if the bike itself isn't worth putting effort into, there are usually parts...
09-08-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 22,047
Posted By Oldpeddaller

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt314/StuartAgu...

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt314/StuartAgutter/DSCN1498_zpsvmsb8z99.jpg (http://s623.photobucket.com/user/StuartAgutter/media/DSCN1498_zpsvmsb8z99.jpg.html)


Early 1980's Coventry Eagle...
08-25-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 33,968
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Me too! I'd love one of those, but sadly they are...

Me too! I'd love one of those, but sadly they are just as unobtainable to me now price-wise as the original version was back in 1972. If only they had been launched two years earlier, when I had a...
08-25-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Ah, "Kidnap tape" - always used in the movies to...

Ah, "Kidnap tape" - always used in the movies to secure the hero to a chair while the bad guys threaten dreadful thing. Glad to hear it's got other uses!
08-23-15, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Removing stuck cable ends from gear levers -...

Removing stuck cable ends from gear levers - sharpen the end of an old broken spoke to a tapered conical point - simple if you have a grinding wheel or an electric drill, otherwise file it. Bend the...
08-23-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,586
Posted By Oldpeddaller

Not too bad Horatio, honest patina of a...

Not too bad Horatio, honest patina of a well-ridden racing bike. I'd just clean her up really well, maybe touch in some of the more annoying scratches with paint or nail varnish, carefully clean the...
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