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Old 08-25-20, 04:39 AM
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New UK member here - originally from West Yorkshire and now in Surrey, via Johannesburg.

I had a blinding flash of comprehension a few years ago when I realised that a really good old bike can be better than a decent-ish new one. I also love the conversations they start at cafes.

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Old 09-02-20, 10:20 AM
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Hi!
Im from near Oxford! Looking to do a bike restoration on a barn find but need some help on identifying the bike!
Need to get my posts up so I can put some pictures up 😂
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Old 09-02-20, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Laura6042 View Post
Hi!
Im from near Oxford! Looking to do a bike restoration on a barn find but need some help on identifying the bike!
Need to get my posts up so I can put some pictures up 😂
Hi Laura -

That's great - can't wait to see the pictures and follow the restoration.

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Old 09-07-20, 01:38 AM
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[QUOTE=A Northern Soul;21659669]New UK member here - originally from West Yorkshire and now in Surrey, via Johannesburg.

I had a blinding flash of comprehension a few years ago when I realised that a really good old bike can be better than a decent-ish new one. I also love the conversations they start at cafes.

Hi and welcome here.
That's some indirect route from West Yorkshire to Surrey .
That's what you get when you put in 'avoiding tolls' into Google Maps route finder!
How long did it take for you to cycle that?

Regards,
​​​​​​​Robin.
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Old 09-07-20, 01:42 AM
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[QUOTE=RRAlategoer;21681660]
Originally Posted by A Northern Soul View Post
New UK member here - originally from West Yorkshire and now in Surrey, via Johannesburg.

I had a blinding flash of comprehension a few years ago when I realised that a really good old bike can be better than a decent-ish new one. I also love the conversations they start at cafes.

Hi and welcome here.
That's some indirect route from West Yorkshire to Surrey .
That's what you get when you put in 'avoiding tolls' into Google Maps route finder!
How long did it take for you to cycle that?

Regards,
Robin.
Ha ha - well as you might imagine, going down was easy....... :-)
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Old 09-07-20, 01:47 AM
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Hi!
Im from near Oxford! Looking to do a bike restoration on a barn find but need some help on identifying the bike!
Need to get my posts up so I can put some pictures up 😂

Hi Laura and welcome.
Yes can be annoying, that.
You need help;
We want to help;
Can't post photos to complete the loop.
Ah well, I suppose it's to prevent unwelcome misuse of the forum.
You'll also find you can't post more than 4 (or is it 5?) messages in a rolling 24hrs, so it takes a while to get your score up.
Best regards,
Robin.
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Old 09-18-20, 05:35 AM
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Hi good peeps, another Uker here (Bonny Scotland) . Just like Laura I have a barn find and want to post pics but have just joined so can't post photos yet. The bike frame is really perplexing. It is a vintage shopper/folder but has the weirdest rear frame section I have ever seen. The rear "forks"/braces are not welded to the seat post at the top like any normal bike I but are detached and have a bracket where I presume a bolt goes to join it all up. So as well as tightening the saddle pole in the seat post you also tighten the whole rear of the bike, or the top of the rear "forks" remain loose. Why this would be so is a mystery. I can't see what the thinking was behind it. I don't know what kind of bike it is as someone debadged it and started sanding it before presumably losing interest and I found it years later when tidying someone's barn. It's got surface rust but seems solid and I'd like to renovate it.
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Old 09-18-20, 07:02 AM
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Aha! Another brother of the barn. And another one wanting to post photos of their find but can't. Can't wait to see it!
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Old 09-18-20, 07:07 AM
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I'm in exactly the same situation, Laura. I have a barn find that I would love to find out more about. Someone started to sand the frame before dumping/stashing it - thus leaving it with no badges or decals, just a weird frame. Aargh!
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Old 09-18-20, 07:09 AM
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"I am" - the one and only? lol!
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Old 09-18-20, 07:12 AM
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That was in reference to Laroldino's cryptic "I am" post, in case I confused anyone!

Ah well, another post towards the mandatory "photo" submission total...
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Old 09-22-20, 10:33 AM
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Yep me too! North London
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Old 11-04-20, 07:52 AM
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South Mnachester for me
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Old 11-05-20, 07:19 AM
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Hello all, another UK (London) denizen, and also here with a slight mystery frame that need the collective wisdom of the forum!
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Old 01-04-21, 04:43 AM
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I'm From Cornwall

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Hi,

I'm newly registered here (I have been lurking for around 1 year though). I'm from the Wirral, Merseyside.
Hi Wirral, i used to live in West Kirby where my sister still lives.
I have a 1960's cycling map of the Wirral here. I think it's a bit out of date now. The wirral way was a well used branch line then.
What Part are you ion ? Chris.
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Old 01-31-21, 03:01 AM
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Newcastle here, trying to get back in to cycling this year. I need to read through this thread, but would appreciate recommendations on reliable LBS for servicing, parts etc.
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Old 01-31-21, 03:16 PM
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Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire here. I’ve a number of bikes, from Brompton to Boardman and Specialized road bikes (and a couple of off road hybrids). Love riding, and also doing bike mechanics.
Like others, also want to get my post-count up, so I can post photos on the things I need help with.
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Old 02-06-21, 08:28 AM
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Old 02-12-21, 06:36 AM
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From London, ride gravel and the occasional long distance road adventure. London to Istanbul last year, the East Coast of the US the year before, waiting for the next opportunity!
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Old 02-14-21, 07:45 AM
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New to the forums, from Northern Ireland, glad to see a good number or UK based members for me to learn from
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Old 04-27-21, 11:47 AM
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Hello from Hertfordshire, St. Albans area. Currently trying to get my mileage back up after a knee problem last year and currently dealing with a shoulder ligament issue (the joys of growing old!). Looking to ride Velo Retro in the Lake District this September and hopefully Eroica Limburg too, both postponed from last year.
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Old 05-09-21, 03:37 PM
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UK here too. Living in W. London. Not ridden in twenty years since brain injury but recently came into possession of a Bianchi frame to be rebuilt with Campag parts and used when illness permits. Decades ago, put in many serious road miles in E.Yorks on a variety of decent machinery and, when working in London, diced with the traffic daily.
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UK here too. Living in W. London. Not ridden in twenty years since brain injury but recently came into possession of a Bianchi frame to be rebuilt with Campag parts and used when illness permits. Decades ago, put in many serious road miles in E.Yorks on a variety of decent machinery and, when working in London, diced with the traffic daily.
Just joined and living in Essex
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Old 05-23-21, 02:45 PM
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Just joined and living in Essex
Plenty of great cycling roads in that fine county and lots of great rural boozers to stop off at for 'refreshment'!
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Old 05-23-21, 11:49 PM
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Plenty of great cycling roads in that fine county and lots of great rural boozers to stop off at for 'refreshment'!
Indeed, just need it to stop raining.

Nice picture of Lord Charles by the way, whatever happened to him?
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