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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8800 on: April 09, 2018, 06:45:05 pm »
Here's my new build.  Great service and advice from the staff at Bob Jackson Cycles.

https://pin.it/fsrgqmeflxqe5t

Ace colour scheme.

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8801 on: April 09, 2018, 08:26:14 pm »
Here's my new build.  Great service and advice from the staff at Bob Jackson Cycles.

https://pin.it/fsrgqmeflxqe5t

Ace colour scheme.
Thanks. I don’t think it’s a colour combination that’s been requested before judging from the feedback at the factory but they said it ‘turned out alright’, I’ll take that feedback from a Yorkshire man .  I’m happy with it and also that I resisted the urge to go chrome on the components. Think the black looks more modern.

It rides lovely.


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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8802 on: April 09, 2018, 09:28:59 pm »
It's similar to the Gulf/Ford GT40 scheme, but looks different to variants I've seen before - I guess the shades are slightly different. I reckon that would look great with silver finishing kit and wheels as well, but it's very handsome either way!

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8803 on: April 09, 2018, 10:12:38 pm »
Here's my new build.  Great service and advice from the staff at Bob Jackson Cycles.

https://pin.it/fsrgqmeflxqe5t



Very nice indeed. It’s a pity viewing the full size images requires logging in to Pinterest though.

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8804 on: April 10, 2018, 12:34:06 am »
Here's my new build.  Great service and advice from the staff at Bob Jackson Cycles.

https://pin.it/fsrgqmeflxqe5t



Very nice indeed. It’s a pity viewing the full size images requires logging in to Pinterest though.
Yes it’s a bit of a pain. Not sure how to put pictures directly on here.


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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8805 on: April 10, 2018, 12:49:37 am »
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8806 on: April 10, 2018, 12:50:06 am »
Like that?
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8807 on: April 10, 2018, 09:59:19 am »
Like that?

Nice one.  Thanks.  How?

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8808 on: April 10, 2018, 03:00:13 pm »
Small world. And what a fabulous story!

Just a shame Oscar's Dad's pictures don't show, we are both, justifiably I think, proud of that build.

Just picked up on this, great to hear from you Neil!  I can't do it today but I will re-post the photos, they aren't showing due to Photobucket changing their hosting rules.

Sadly Dakota hasn't been ridden since last May and sustained some paint damage on her forks when she got bashed by the camping trailer  ::-) , I must somehow organise a repair.  But, good news, Dakota will be on the road again very soon as the Surly needs a pre-Alps fettle and clean.

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8809 on: April 11, 2018, 12:17:53 am »
Small world. And what a fabulous story!

Just a shame Oscar's Dad's pictures don't show, we are both, justifiably I think, proud of that build.

Just picked up on this, great to hear from you Neil!  I can't do it today but I will re-post the photos, they aren't showing due to Photobucket changing their hosting rules.

Sadly Dakota hasn't been ridden since last May and sustained some paint damage on her forks when she got bashed by the camping trailer  ::-) , I must somehow organise a repair.  But, good news, Dakota will be on the road again very soon as the Surly needs a pre-Alps fettle and clean.

Neil, here are some photos of Dakota, my TJ Quick.  Is there any way of showing them to Mr Quick himself...?

Untitled by Steve Rowley, on Flickr
Untitled by Steve Rowley, on Flickr
Untitled by Steve Rowley, on Flickr
Untitled by Steve Rowley, on Flickr
Untitled by Steve Rowley, on Flickr
Untitled by Steve Rowley, on Flickr
Untitled by Steve Rowley, on Flickr

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8810 on: April 11, 2018, 12:39:18 am »
Like that?

Nice one.  Thanks.  How?

Only just picked this up.

Clicked on your link. Opened the pic I wanted. Copied the url. Clicked on 'Reply'. Clicked on the 'Image' tag (under the I for italic). Paste between the [ img] [ /img]. Post.

Make sense?
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8811 on: April 11, 2018, 12:42:41 am »
Stonking looking bike thobut!  :thumbsup:

Did a 'Gulf' bike mesen a couple of years ago...
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8812 on: April 11, 2018, 10:35:30 am »
Not been here for a while - so thought I'd show off the new toy...




26 x 4.8 inch tyres!! and a 100m travel lefty fork.


and the first ride was quite muddy...  ;D



it's very good fun.. :thumbsup: it just finds traction - even when the mud was gloopy enough to swallow my shoes...

and a departure from my usual steel framed rigid hub geared mtb

(I've no idea why the flickr images are upside down!)

not so much a gravel grinder.... more of a gravel groveller


Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8813 on: April 11, 2018, 10:41:16 am »
Are you currently down under?   :D


Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8814 on: April 11, 2018, 10:50:49 am »
o/~~ In case of anti gravity,
pee gets on the loose....

Oh the intergalactic laxative
will get you from here to there
for cosmic constipation
there's none that can compare

(etc etc)


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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8815 on: April 11, 2018, 02:18:35 pm »
Not been here for a while - so thought I'd show off the new toy...



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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8816 on: April 11, 2018, 02:40:53 pm »
will a tub of Castrol LM grease suffice!?

maybe best if that's a rhetorical question as this is YACF...
not so much a gravel grinder.... more of a gravel groveller


Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8817 on: April 11, 2018, 02:45:10 pm »
"I said Do you speak-a my language?
He just smiled and gave me a Castrol sandwich."

Hmmm......... But the bike! Everyone's so struck by the antigravity photos that no one's commented on the antigravity tyres! Just add helium. To fully appreciate the bike, we really need a post-ride photo also in the kitchen.  :D :hand:
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8818 on: April 16, 2018, 10:22:05 am »
Like that?

Nice one.  Thanks.  How?

Only just picked this up.

Clicked on your link. Opened the pic I wanted. Copied the url. Clicked on 'Reply'. Clicked on the 'Image' tag (under the I for italic). Paste between the [ img] [ /img]. Post.

Make sense?

Ok got it, thanks will take note...

Wasn't thinking Gulf racing colours when I picked them but I see what you mean, I like it even more now!

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8819 on: April 16, 2018, 10:31:22 am »


A few images re posted to save anyone having to go into Pinterest.  Thanks for advice on posting Torslanda.

Just need some decent wheels now and it will be complete...

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8820 on: April 16, 2018, 11:18:48 am »
Not been here for a while - so thought I'd show off the new toy...


Very nice, lot of fun aren't they?

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8821 on: April 16, 2018, 12:12:37 pm »
Pinterest doesn’t work for me at all, so thanks for posting the photos.

Nice bicycle! You’ve done a good job with the complementary colours (chosen with a colour wheel?). I usually prefer silver components, but the black ones here make sure you don’t mistake this for a Bob Jackson from the eighties. What’s strapped to the left crank? I ask because I don’t see a magnet on the chain stay.

How does it ride? I periodically think about getting a Bob Jackson. They come across as workmanlike frames: beautiful but not pointlessly fussy or polished like the new wave of custom builders with slick websites and slick pricing. Bicycles for riding rather than Instagram.

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8822 on: April 16, 2018, 12:49:31 pm »
A few images re posted to save anyone having to go into Pinterest.  Thanks for advice on posting Torslanda.

Just need some decent wheels now and it will be complete...
That's a very good looking bike. What don't you like about the wheels?
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8823 on: April 16, 2018, 02:29:21 pm »
modern cadence (and speed) sensors operate using in-built accelerometer, therefore any extra magnets are not required

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #8824 on: April 16, 2018, 10:16:22 pm »
modern cadence (and speed) sensors operate using in-built accelerometer, therefore any extra magnets are not required

These are brilliant, because they're so tidy, they cope with non-diamond-frame geometries and there's less to get bashed out of alignment.  They're also irritating, because they're wireless, which means you have to arse about waking things up before they work, and there are extra batteries to worry about.

(Edge case: I sometimes get noisy cadence readings from one of these on the Red Baron.  I presume due to the bike frame acting as a shite road surface amplifier; it worked fine when I tested it on my Dawes upwrong.)
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