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05-01-20, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Bicyclz

Errors, errors.

I give up with BF.
Admin kindly delete my account.
The virus is infecting everthing it seems.
05-01-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bicyclz

Cannot reply to my own thread after logging in.

Tried to reply to my own thread & cannot do it.
But BF is not doing what it should.
Something wrong here...
02-12-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

I hear what you say, but I really do not want to...

I hear what you say, but I really do not want to get into the minutiae of this, as a mere Plebian...
I'll edit the thread anon. Looks like I'm in the wrong place here.

Was here to talk about...
02-12-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

I hear what you say, but I really do not want to...

I hear what you say, but I really do not want to get into the minutiae of this, as a mere Plebian...
I'll edit the thread anon.

Was here to talk about bikes, not realising the sensitivity about...
02-12-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 362,825
Posted By Bicyclz

Doesn't matter if you didn't see, but one of the...

Doesn't matter if you didn't see, but one of the other UK based members has one then: )
Very well made frames & not seen often anywhere in my experience.
Good to see some on here!?

I got no...
02-10-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

An instructive exchange here methinks! TBH I...

An instructive exchange here methinks!
TBH I don't think a single frame forks matters much in scheme of things.

And, I'm thinking that, if I want to pass something on to someone else for free,...
02-10-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 362,825
Posted By Bicyclz

A really nice photo of the Nigel Dean & the most...

A really nice photo of the Nigel Dean & the most amazing tree!!
Just wondering if you see this Nigel Dean before?
...
02-10-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

Sorry! Sorry! Sorry! BF. I did not realise how...

Sorry! Sorry! Sorry! BF. I did not realise how far I trangressed.
I did not understand the 'Rules'. Many Supplications here...
Sense of humour applies here also.
I hope.
02-10-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

Not common actually, but you can find them if you...

Not common actually, but you can find them if you look, & if you in UK.
I do like the Green Machine: )
02-10-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

Oops. I don't know about that stuff; ) Me not...

Oops. I don't know about that stuff; )
Me not selling it though. Just, potentially, passing it on at cost I thought: (
02-10-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

That's exactly what I'm saying, in different...

That's exactly what I'm saying, in different words: )
It's a lovely old frame & I'm not refinishing it.

It won't get much money as is, so I'm thinking I should maybe offer it it on BF for, say...
02-10-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

Thank you! You mentioned Nicklin & you are...

Thank you! You mentioned Nicklin & you are absolutely right: )
Can't think why I assumed it was Raleigh... It has a 'cast-in' N on the insides of the arms when I remove it, & able to see.
Happily I...
02-05-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 816,217
Posted By Bicyclz

I agree! I don't know much about yours, but we...

I agree!
I don't know much about yours, but we on the same track I say; )
01-27-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 816,217
Posted By Bicyclz

Scott ESUB Tour?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn2736_a58637c53079bba30d685baf7de5f344c2166f71.jpg
Got to show it, just to prove a point.
It's my last, best bike. Can't say more...
01-27-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 816,217
Posted By Bicyclz

Absolutely! Don't need to be expensive to be...

Absolutely!
Don't need to be expensive to be useful?
I got a Scott ESUB Tour, for my old age, (Long story) but this one is lighter, better in many various ways & I just love it: )
Scott cost 2k,...
01-27-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 816,217
Posted By Bicyclz

Looking at all these Exotics does please me, but...

Looking at all these Exotics does please me, but in my old age I cannot afford to do this: )
This morning I took some pics of my old, but cool Orbit Gold Medal. A bit scruffy, but hey, it works...
01-25-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bicyclz

Point taken: ) So, here's a pic of it ready for...

Point taken: )
So, here's a pic of it ready for the road, taken 10 mins ago, with new brake pads & the shift cable looking neater!

Weighs 30.8lbs as seen, so the heavy Nexus hub isn't too much I...
01-24-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bicyclz

The Raleigh decals on the downtube are just...

The Raleigh decals on the downtube are just 'stick-ons'. The LH side not even aligned properly.
Then the WTB head decal is just that. A decal.
Nothing on the alloy tubes either... Why would anyone...
01-24-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bicyclz

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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That yellow Shimano non-turn washer was not the best.
But this black one is...
01-07-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,302
Posted By Bicyclz

Like this one, however it rides: ) I'm a big...

Like this one, however it rides: )
I'm a big fan of the Mavics, the rest doesn't look too bad either!
01-06-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,302
Posted By Bicyclz

Got it! Thanks. I didn't realise that the...

Got it! Thanks.
I didn't realise that the factory pre-existed Derbys takeover...

So Derby in Kent was a sort of 'glue it together here' operation with the 'expensive stuff' outsourced....
01-06-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,302
Posted By Bicyclz

Yes! Mines aluminum frame tubes, & ATB rather...

Yes! Mines aluminum frame tubes, & ATB rather than Road.
I've seen others talking about the 'indifferent' ride quality on the road bike frames, as you say, & I understand that one: )
Not comparable...
01-06-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,302
Posted By Bicyclz

So, where were the pre Derby machines made? ...

So, where were the pre Derby machines made?
I've got what I assume to be a Kent made ATB frame/forks, (no model name) but dated 1989 according to the SN. (R810990045)
Started a thread on here...
01-05-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bicyclz

It is still fascinating me. Those WTB decals look...

It is still fascinating me. Those WTB decals look to be very well done to me also: )
But, no decals on the bare aluminum tubes make me wonder!?

Learnt a little along the way, and today I took...
12-21-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bicyclz

Here is the quite ornate rear rack fixing. I've...

Here is the quite ornate rear rack fixing. I've not seen it on the standard Raleigh models. Was it an extra maybe?

...
12-21-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bicyclz

Points taken: ) Well, I've never had a modern...

Points taken: )
Well, I've never had a modern MTB, let alone an early one! But I know it's a good quality item, unusual & very interesting: )

The SN is now exposed, R810990045, which I believe...
12-21-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bicyclz

That's very neat! First one I've seen built up. ...

That's very neat! First one I've seen built up.
Mines looking to be April 1989 from the SN, so yours is one of the last of the series I guess.
Are the forks original?
12-17-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bicyclz

Well, me 6' 1" so it's not for me anyway: ) ...

Well, me 6' 1" so it's not for me anyway: )


I finally got my hands on it yesterday.
Had a closer look & took a few pics this morning in daylight...

...
12-13-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 362,825
Posted By Bicyclz

I know where you at: ) Nice to make a...

I know where you at: )
Nice to make a connection?
Be nice to check/talk later?.
You up for that?; ) I am.
12-12-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 816,217
Posted By Bicyclz

1980 Raleigh Merlin 5sp Town bike

Most recent find here. Couldn't resist it...
Time warp condition with Shimano Positron system working well.
...
12-11-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 362,825
Posted By Bicyclz

Hello Robin! Welcome. Good stuff. Nothing...

Hello Robin!
Welcome.
Good stuff. Nothing wrong with Realmriders: ) Had at least one! Plus Galaxys, Discos, Kingpins, you name it, later.
I used to live literally over the road from the Dawes...
12-10-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bicyclz

Thanks. Good to have a dateline. Technium makes...

Thanks. Good to have a dateline. Technium makes sense now you say it: )
These are not my 'normal' area, but fascinating anyway.
12-10-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bicyclz

Thanks for the info guys. Be good to see one...

Thanks for the info guys.
Be good to see one built up: )

I start knowing nothing. (Except Raleigh did some of this composite stuff at a certain time on road bikes, etc. here in UK)
That's why I...
12-01-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bicyclz

Vintage WTB/Raleigh composite frame anybody??

Just found this US made WTB/Raleigh frame & forks in UK!
So I ask here on BF first!
...
11-17-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 121,036
Posted By Bicyclz

I've had 3 La Queldas & I'm just shipping my last...

I've had 3 La Queldas & I'm just shipping my last one...
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I'm just too old now:...
11-17-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,372
Posted By Bicyclz

Me too: ) Maybe it's just good taste?

Me too: )
Maybe it's just good taste?
10-22-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 816,217
Posted By Bicyclz

50 is old? I might want to argue with that: )

Came across this thread by chance today: )
I'm nearly 50% more than 50 so I guess I qualify?
(Born in UK 30 December 1946 to be precise.)

My current machines are listed under my monicker & I...
07-15-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

IMO Fenders/Guards & wheels are expensive &...

IMO Fenders/Guards & wheels are expensive & awkward to ship within UK, let alone International. Properly packed that is.
Put together a small consignment though, it can be done economically. Extra...
07-14-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

Well, I do have some gold paint & the 'pen' to...

Well, I do have some gold paint & the 'pen' to apply it.
I just need the time to try it: )
07-14-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

Me, I love this traditional format, & I do ride...

Me, I love this traditional format, & I do ride with pride: )
Yes! Most definitely.
07-14-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

Hi Kurt. You did get a pair of chromed Tange...

Hi Kurt.
You did get a pair of chromed Tange forks from me a while previously?: )
Ex Viscount in my case.

Well, English parts are just a 'Shippers charges problem' between us?
Shipping charges...
07-14-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

You educate me there! I hadn't even considered it...

You educate me there! I hadn't even considered it much.
This particular chain-set was an upgrade in late 1990s on this bike, but not known by me previously. (Just an aside, really: )
But that's how...
07-13-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bicyclz

Been updating this one, & its recently arrived...

Been updating this one, & its recently arrived sister.

Pics of both here, just an hour ago in poor light.
Thought they'd be cool together: )
The black one is in original paint & running 27" SS...
07-11-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,512
Posted By Bicyclz

[QUOTE=tcs;21021615]Bet a T3 indicator rod will...

[QUOTE=tcs;21021615]Bet a T3 indicator rod will fit. The 'trigger' only needs to create 'slack' and 'taut' - a friction shifter will do that.

Not sure what a T3 is but it's obvious a simple...
07-11-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,512
Posted By Bicyclz

You mean like my 5Star also? We do like a...

You mean like my 5Star also?
We do like a challenge here though!
Don't give up easily.
07-11-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,358
Posted By Bicyclz

@ Chuckk. I never saw those lugs before! ...

@ Chuckk.
I never saw those lugs before!
These Orbits continue to surprise me.
07-11-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,358
Posted By Bicyclz

Thanks for that. I wasn't 'getting' the...

Thanks for that. I wasn't 'getting' the distinction before. Hadn't read the Reynolds spec in detail previously. Hands up for that one!
I've had Galaxy & Dalesman 531STs & they are classic Tourers in...
07-10-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,512
Posted By Bicyclz

After several days 'researching' I'm not a lot...

After several days 'researching' I'm not a lot further forward.
But I know now it is Fichtel & Sachs at least. 2 speed with a trigger. (Potential song title there?)

Been searching for a 2 speed...
07-10-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,358
Posted By Bicyclz

No Orbits in USA? They not well known in UK...

No Orbits in USA?
They not well known in UK either.
07-05-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,512
Posted By Bicyclz

Well, I learn something every day, including...

Well, I learn something every day, including today.
(No problem with that though. That's a good day!)

I 'assumed' the SA nuts were 3/8". (& 5/16" at the front, mostly if they English...)
I got...
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