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Title: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on March 27, 2008, 11:47:29 pm
You need to manually set the height and width for big pictures otherwise they are *HUGE*, i.e.

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[img height=480 width=640] ... your image url goes here ... [/img]

[img height=480 width=640]http://www.greenbank.org/bikes/colnago.jpg[/img]
The summer bike.

[img height=480 width=640]http://www.greenbank.org/bikes/aravis.jpg[/img]
The Audax bike.

[img height=480 width=640]http://www.greenbank.org/bikes/tempo.jpg[/img]
The Fixed Audax bike.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: clarion on March 28, 2008, 09:19:36 am
A reintroduction to old friends:

Blue the 1980? Carlton (Corsa?).
 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/PICT0476.jpg)


Whsh the 1981 Woodrup (Giro?)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/PICT0297-1.jpg)


Close up of Whsh's lovely cluster

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/PICT0265-1.jpg)


Reg the 1951 Rudge Pathfinder

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/PICT0173.jpg)


Romeo the 1980s Rudge Bi-Frame

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/PICT0171.jpg)


And my tourer/commuter/workhorse/fun bike:  Swiftsure the 1996 Orbit Silver medal

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/PICT0303.jpg)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Arthur on March 28, 2008, 09:37:10 am
My low-budget stable, and I'm extremely fond of each of them.

For summer....2006 Decathlon 7.3R

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/2367769315_db8f868296.jpg?v=0)

For winter....2001 Carrera Virtuoso

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/2368602810_da9c3aa657.jpg?v=0)

For work (but now sneaking out on longer rides)....2008 Specialized Langster

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2321/2367769381_ee410c1aee.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: james on March 28, 2008, 10:19:17 am
My Dawes Galaxy:

[img height=516 width=511]http://www.bridgecommand.co.uk/~james/dawes.jpg[/img]

Bought as a wreck from ebay for £20, and been pretty much entirely rebuilt since then, for use as a tourer and commuter. It's a very early Galaxy, from ~1965 when they were bought out as 5 speed sports bikes.

There's an interesting collection of catalogues which include this generation of Galaxy at http://bulgier.net/pics/b...gs/Dawes-64/04_Galaxy.jpg. Interestingly it looks as if these very early ones didn't use 531.

PS Long time lurker on ACF, I'll post a quick hello message, hopefully in the appropriate place in the Office Reception
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Chris S on March 28, 2008, 10:33:11 am
You need to manually set the height and width for big pictures otherwise they are *HUGE*, i.e.

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[img height=480 width=640] ... your image url goes here ... [/img]

And the pages load SO much faster if you actually resize the pictures to that resolution. We don't all have 8meg Fibre Optic ;)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Mike J on March 28, 2008, 11:10:16 am
My low-budget stable, and I'm extremely fond of each of them.

For summer....2006 Decathlon 7.3R
I like the effect you have used on that picture, what is it?

Here's my bike

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/BobJ/Cycling/DSCF0115.jpg)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Greenbank on March 28, 2008, 11:14:46 am
And the pages load SO much faster if you actually resize the pictures to that resolution. We don't all have 8meg Fibre Optic ;)

Point taken, will do it when I get a chance.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 28, 2008, 11:48:20 am
Some of Teh Fleets:

(http://www.legslarry.beerdrinkers.co.uk/images/fixer/Fixer2.jpg)

L-R: Trice XXL (still borken), Trek 4300 mountain towpath bike, HP Velotechnik Speedmachine, Revell Romany fixer (currently without a saddle and may yet shed more bits and retire to the loft)

(http://www.legslarry.beerdrinkers.co.uk/images/depravo/Depravo.jpg)

Depravo the Roadrat (now has aerobars)

(http://www.legslarry.beerdrinkers.co.uk/images/cosimo/Eastway_2002.jpg)

Cosimo the Stealth Baron (now has a monoblade)

(http://www.legslarry.beerdrinkers.co.uk/stull/NewToy.jpg)

As yet unridden (sorry, Iddu)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: scott on March 28, 2008, 04:28:42 pm
Not the most current of photos, but...

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1146/542669662_bd088a79b4.jpg)
1983 Univega Sportour (bought in 2006 still in its unopened box, but modified quite a bit since)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/218/509543737_8f8b1431c2.jpg)
1985 Schwinn Cimarron - MTB converted to commuter/rough-stuff/kid-towing bike. Now has Schwalbe Marathon Cross tires, rather than the Big Apples.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Si on March 28, 2008, 04:55:20 pm

My fixed:
[img height=480 width=640]http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/bodgerobikes/ja1.jpg[/img]


My commuter:
[img height=480 width=640]http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/bodgerobikes/c1.jpg[/img]

Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Lonewolff on March 28, 2008, 05:17:25 pm
Appologies for the bad pictures, just snapped them on my mobile phone.

Trike
(http://www.lonewolff.info/photos/Bikes/IMG_0016.JPG)

Audax Bike
(http://www.lonewolff.info/photos/Bikes/IMG_0018.JPG)

Best* Bike
(http://www.lonewolff.info/photos/Bikes/IMG_0019.JPG)

Commuting Bike
(http://www.lonewolff.info/photos/Bikes/IMG_0017.JPG)

Training** Bike
(http://www.lonewolff.info/photos/Bikes/IMG_0020.JPG)

and a tandem, but there is no space in the flat to take a pic of it

*Best meaning lightest, fastest road bike, not favourite
**Not that I actually train for anything, but I'm not sure what else to call the road bike I normally ride on not on the best* bike
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Ivo on March 28, 2008, 07:42:55 pm
OK, part of my stable:

(http://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/lel2005/large/0514.jpg)
Bioracer Audax bike at LEL

(http://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/buzet-split/large/IMGP4637.jpg)
Bob Jackson tourer in Croatia

(http://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/moezelronde/large/IMGP9043.jpg)
Old tourer (Fahrradmanufaktur) in the Mosel Valley

(http://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/joegoslavie/large/038.jpg)
Even older tourer in Yougoslavia

(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/3208/imgp0450th2.jpg)
Veteran audax bike (just completed)

(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/2563/imgp0429dq1.jpg)
Woodrup frame to be completed or swapped
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: GruB on March 28, 2008, 08:53:47 pm
Okay.  I have not posted either of them yet, dare I say much to to the surprise of some no doubt.
I am going to hang out as long as I can.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: chris n on March 28, 2008, 08:55:33 pm
Okay.  I have not posted either of them yet, dare I say much to to the surprise of some no doubt.
I am going to hang out as long as I can.

I give it about twenty minutes...
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: clarion on March 28, 2008, 10:51:19 pm
Okay.  I have not posted either of them yet, dare I say much to to the surprise of some no doubt.
I am going to hang out as long as I can.

Do you have any photos?
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: GruB on March 29, 2008, 12:01:24 am
My will power for sweets and or ice cream is crap.
But on this one, I am being strong.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Aidan on March 29, 2008, 02:21:12 pm
Well, I obviously havent got Grubs willpower even :-[

My latest 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/monstadog/DSC01067.jpg)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: andrew w on March 29, 2008, 08:29:20 pm
Here's my stable:

Raleigh Randonneur commuting bike
(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/flingelbunt/DSC00321.jpg)

Bob Jackson 631 - my winter bike
(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/flingelbunt/DSC00318.jpg)

Raleigh M-Trax steel summer bike
(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/flingelbunt/DSC00317.jpg)

Trek Pilot carbon sportive bike
(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/flingelbunt/DSC00314.jpg)

Andrew
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Aidan on March 30, 2008, 11:20:31 am
Heres the rest of mine.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/monstadog/Img_0541.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/monstadog/IMG_0667.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/monstadog/Image2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/monstadog/Picture0015.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/monstadog/100_1831.jpg)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: nic on March 30, 2008, 11:30:43 am
"Winter Bike"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/2357219685_e013d05152.jpg?v=0)

"Carbon"
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1139/1347125627_2c288db950.jpg?v=0)

"The Tandem" + trailers + family  :)
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1054/1463301323_f403f3b9a6.jpg?v=0)

Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: GruB on March 30, 2008, 02:14:28 pm
Aidan,
Your Airborne looks absolutely awesome.
I love that look - the colours are just perfect to my eye.
That is what I hope to achieve or similar when we finally get our Cycle2Work scheme up and running.
That is so lovely.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: bobb on March 30, 2008, 03:20:39 pm
Whsh the 1981 Woodrup (Giro?)

Oooh, an excuse to repost bling!

I'm sure my Woodrup and your Woodrup could do naughty things together...

(http://www.zaribor.com/raz/pics/woddy1.jpg)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Aidan on March 30, 2008, 04:11:24 pm
Aidan,
Your Airborne looks absolutely awesome.
I love that look - the colours are just perfect to my eye.
That is what I hope to achieve or similar when we finally get our Cycle2Work scheme up and running.
That is so lovely.

Thanks Andy

It does really look that good in the flesh as well, although   it has a different chainset on it now and a white Spesh Toupe saddle. I could still sit and look at it all day. It rides really nicely as well. Longest ride to date on it was 130 odd miles.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: kyuss on March 30, 2008, 04:57:32 pm
Here's mine. A Kinesis Racelight Kic2.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/KeithSmith1974/newbike.jpg)

This was taken last summer. Currently in bits at the moment as I upgrade to Ultegra.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: GruB on March 30, 2008, 05:39:35 pm
I have just mown the lawn, and it looks great.
Normally I would be cleaning the bikes right now and then I'd take a photo and post it on here.
But not today, I am remaining firm.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Aidan on March 30, 2008, 05:41:08 pm
I have just mown the lawn, and it looks great.
Normally I would be cleaning the bikes right now and then I'd take a photo and post it on here.
But not today, I am remaining firm.

Yeah, but for how long  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Frenchie on March 30, 2008, 05:51:15 pm
I have just mown the lawn, and it looks great.
Normally I would be cleaning the bikes right now and then I'd take a photo and post it on here.
But not today, I am remaining firm.

Yeah, but for how long  ;) ;D

Don't encourage him!

Go for a run, chill and breathe Grub. Breathe.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Mike J on March 30, 2008, 05:57:26 pm
Aidan,
Your Airborne looks absolutely awesome.
I love that look - the colours are just perfect to my eye.
That is what I hope to achieve or similar when we finally get our Cycle2Work scheme up and running.
That is so lovely.

I have to agree, that Airborne is beautiful  :P
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: gonzo on March 30, 2008, 06:58:47 pm
But not today, I am remaining firm.

Oh come ON people. Has your smuttiness been left behind due to handling problems when you flew over here?
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: steveB on March 30, 2008, 07:17:57 pm
This was my bike, but I sold it for only £90 on ebay despite its 600 groupset and Columbus tube

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/stevic/MyBikes001.jpg)

I sold this one too, just felt it the wrong bike for me

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/stevic/MyBikes002.jpg)

This is my pub bike, I have toured thousands of miles on this and will kep its ashes if it dies

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/stevic/100_0892.jpg)

This is the type of bike I should have bought ages ago, but not this model, I wish I had bought the better grade with the Rholoff (sp)

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/stevic/100_0891.jpg)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Frenchie on March 31, 2008, 03:02:54 am
The favourites in the stable:

(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p278/ZeFrenchie/Cycling/DSC00897.jpg)

(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p278/ZeFrenchie/Cycling/SilverRapid.jpg)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: delthebike on March 31, 2008, 01:38:47 pm
My pompino with new handlebar tape, tyres and mudguards. Spankingly clean as well.
(http://www.delthebike.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/pompdone.jpg)

Edit looks crap reduced to 640x480 so here is the link to the 800x600.
CLICKY (http://www.delthebike.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/pompdone.jpg)
Title: Bridgestone RB-1 -89
Post by: donpedro on April 01, 2008, 10:09:40 am
[img height=480 width=640]http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2064/070703bridgestonerb1002mr9.jpg[/img]

[img height=480 width=640]http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/9987/070703bridgestonerb1003wt4.jpg[/img]

[img height=480 width=640]http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/6827/070703bridgestonerb1022gg7.jpg[/img]

[img height=480 width=640]http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2733/070703bridgestonerb1027ib1.jpg[/img]

Trying out the swap to triple and found some pretty flowers!
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: clarion on April 01, 2008, 10:16:39 am
Now there's something a bit different!

Who's the chap in the beret?
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: donpedro on April 01, 2008, 10:45:11 am
Clarion, he's a very good writer! Until I heard a program about him i didn't know I had passed his bith place in the woods lots of times out training.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivar_Lo-Johansson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivar_Lo-Johansson)

Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: clarion on April 01, 2008, 04:59:05 pm
Clarion, he's a very good writer! Until I heard a program about him i didn't know I had passed his bith place in the woods lots of times out training.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivar_Lo-Johansson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivar_Lo-Johansson)



Thanks - sounds very interesting. I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never heard of him :-[
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: scott on April 01, 2008, 05:09:24 pm
My new Brompton parked in the park.

Very nice, Del. I have absolutely no need for one of those, but I want one. :-\
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: clarion on April 01, 2008, 06:53:32 pm
Tallullah the Tandem.  Strictly speaking, she's Butterfly's, but I took the pictures.

A Dawes 2 Across.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/P3140018.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/P3140019.jpg)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: scott on April 01, 2008, 07:19:09 pm
Clarion -- where's the "turning green with envy" smiley?

HD--that's about the nicest RB-1 I've seen. Where did you find those fenders?
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: eck on April 01, 2008, 07:30:14 pm
Clarion - that is rather nice.
And your timing chain is, well, just right.  :thumbsup:

Not like ours.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: LEE on April 02, 2008, 12:48:45 pm
The 2006 Thorn Raven wot I ride most

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/chilboton1.jpg?t=1207136617)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/ravenschwalbe.jpg?t=1207143541)

My 1995 Saracen Forcetrax MTB wot I ride to the shops on

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/IMG_5710.jpg?t=1207143708)

My 1986 British Eagle Touristique wot is currently in Mercian's workshop awaiting red paint.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BritEagleorig.jpg?t=1207143816)

My 2006 GT Aggressor wot I hardly ever ride

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/GT003.jpg?t=1207144084)



Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: donpedro on April 02, 2008, 05:35:19 pm
The favourites in the stable:

Very nice fleet of classic British steel!
Frenchie, could you please post some more pictures with right focus?
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: donpedro on April 02, 2008, 06:26:09 pm
Thanks - sounds very interesting. I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never heard of him :-[
Clarion, I think he's not that well known outside of Scandinavia so your excused!

Scott, those are NOS Bluemels I found at my LBS. Bought lots in different colours. Masked and spray painted the stripes with primer and some Opel Ascona "British racinggreen". Added some icecreambox mudflaps and Scotch reflective stripes in the back for damp audax events! Cheap but nice riding frame designed by Grant Pedersen, and one of few roadbikes that had 28mm tires fitted as standard:
(http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/images/PineappleKarenad.jpg)


http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/ (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/)

Here in it's the current 105 triple setup:

[img height=480 width=640]http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5315/rb189800dd6.jpg[/img]

The RB-1 replaced this Daccordi-DBS LaMigliore -94. Now used as a fair weather/café-racer:
[img height=480 width=640]http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1227/daccordi84fendersxd4.jpg[/img]

My now past on gaspipe winter bike, ignore the slack seatpack ;)
[img height=480 width=640]http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1607/championvinteriq4.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Marj on April 02, 2008, 08:31:09 pm
Tallullah the Tandem.  Strictly speaking, she's Butterfly's, but I took the pictures.

A Dawes 2 Across.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/P3140018.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/P3140019.jpg)

OOH,that's just like ours :thumbsup:
Alan(using Marj's account)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: IanDG on April 02, 2008, 10:28:32 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2103/1571101086_a47a240e22.jpg)
Bob Jackson

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/244/459888924_5c007a3257.jpg)
Saracen Aubisque

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1277/959410838_4dafce85db.jpg)
Saracen Tufftrax

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/427353001_9f8e2d3dcc.jpg)
Team Raleigh

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/428551167_4a6f360078.jpg)
Aravis Audax

Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on April 02, 2008, 11:25:30 pm

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5315/rb189800dd6.jpg)


Very nice machine, that.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: simonali on April 03, 2008, 09:10:28 am
Mine will be a short post as I only have one smart bike now the roadie is sold. Anyhoo, here it is.

[img height=480 width=640]http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7210/image210qo5.jpg[/img]

Apologies for the size. I'm off to bed in a minute and can't be arst to resize this already on the net pic!  :P

edit: shrunked it. Thanks Hunky for pointing the error of my ways!
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: tiermat on April 03, 2008, 09:22:45 am
Nice Marin simon, I like the ones with Hydroformed tubes, now they have slimmed them down a bit...
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: donpedro on April 03, 2008, 03:18:37 pm
Windy, Lovely steed's and what great weather you have!
How is your club coming along, had any run-ins with the Aardberg lot yet? 

/Memo to myself/
Must visit Scotland next year!
/Memo off/

Thanks Sergeant Pluck! Just wish I could still use 28mm tires. Might set it free if and when I finish my current pile of projects.  :-[

Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: simonali on April 03, 2008, 05:35:54 pm
Nice Marin simon, I like the ones with Hydroformed tubes, now they have slimmed them down a bit...

They used to be fatter?! I think this model had boggo round tubes before the 08 version. The next model up (Point Reyes) certainly did as an LBS in Bath still has one in stock.
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Luke on April 05, 2008, 12:55:38 am
Drake, the planet X kaffenback.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2158/1939443224_32b6bfecd3.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2059/1938619467_4a3fd3be16.jpg?v=0)
Title: 5 wheels on my wagon
Post by: border-rider on April 05, 2008, 04:54:11 pm
(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/trike1.jpg)

It handles lot better with a bag of compost in the trailer - I took it to the hardware shop to collect one this afternoon

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/trike2.jpg)
Title: Re: 5 wheels on my wagon
Post by: delthebike on April 05, 2008, 05:03:48 pm
I suppose a pair of BoB Yaks are a bit overkill!
Title: Re: 5 wheels on my wagon
Post by: Blah on April 05, 2008, 09:05:56 pm
(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/trike1.jpg)

[shock horror]It's got gears![/shock horror]
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: scott on April 05, 2008, 11:11:36 pm
That looks like so much fun, you could sell tickets....  :)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: andym on April 06, 2008, 10:01:14 am
My Christmas present to myself...

(also got a Scott Vail and a ye olde worlde Rapide roadbike from the Freewheel catalogue ca. 1989 from when I was a stoodent... both in fully working order, but no pics)

(http://lh5.google.com/andysrockets/R6W59TBi9fI/AAAAAAAABL4/8FWTFBRin20/s640/tmp630faa7c.tmp..JPG.jpg)
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Aidan on April 06, 2008, 10:29:52 am
My Christmas present to myself...

(also got a Scott Vail and a ye olde worlde Rapide roadbike from the Freewheel catalogue ca. 1989 from when I was a stoodent... both in fully working order, but no pics)

(http://lh5.google.com/andysrockets/R6W59TBi9fI/AAAAAAAABL4/8FWTFBRin20/s640/tmp630faa7c.tmp..JPG.jpg)



Very very nice!   I always fancied an orange one, but that looks really good in black
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: Dave on April 06, 2008, 11:11:11 am
My Christmas present to myself...

(also got a Scott Vail and a ye olde worlde Rapide roadbike from the Freewheel catalogue ca. 1989 from when I was a stoodent... both in fully working order, but no pics)

(http://lh5.google.com/andysrockets/R6W59TBi9fI/AAAAAAAABL4/8FWTFBRin20/s640/tmp630faa7c.tmp..JPG.jpg)


Mmmmmmmm. Lovely. ;D

I've got one of those  :thumbsup:

I've had Rohloff/SS dropouts fitted to it, but I don't use it much since I got my Nicolai.

How are you finding the Magura forks? They 130s? I've got RS Revelations on the Nic, but I'm not sure whether I like them...
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on April 06, 2008, 06:40:22 pm
The Peacemaker is all-white again! Barber Pole tape is gone, and the mismatched red and black tyres have been replaced.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2274/2393228264_7b412ff8a6.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/2392401417_409687aeac.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2362/2393238588_d0e1914b1a.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on April 06, 2008, 07:30:23 pm

[shock horror]It's got gears![/shock horror]

Yes, and several of them

The trike itself is fix-able (Ian H assures me that it needs double-jointed knees) and that's a possible future project.  I used to tow the trailer on 59" fixed OK, but I have an eye to the practicality of load-hauling in the Wye Valley area...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on April 07, 2008, 08:35:50 pm

[shock horror]It's got gears![/shock horror]

Yes, and several of them

The trike itself is fix-able (Ian H assures me that it needs double-jointed knees) and that's a possible future project.  I used to tow the trailer on 59" fixed OK, but I have an eye to the practicality of load-hauling in the Wye Valley area...

How do you fix a trike?  Diff, one-wheel drive or two-wheel drive?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on April 07, 2008, 08:41:52 pm
One-wheel drive. Just replace the freewheel carrier with a fixed one.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on April 07, 2008, 08:57:58 pm
I thought that would be it.  Wonder what a two-wheel drive fixed trike would be like?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Wobbly John on April 10, 2008, 11:10:12 pm
There's a whole website (http://xntrick.co.uk) of my bikes - and that doesn't even show my road bikes  :-\

But I thought I'd share a photo of my Tandem with you as I recently had it out.

It's a 1937 Raleigh

[img height=480 width=640]http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/wobblyjohn/tandem4.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on April 10, 2008, 11:16:45 pm
Now that is a mighty fine tandem. I just love the look of old bicycles, motor bikes and cars, though I would never own one as I'm too lazy to hunt down all the bits and keep it nice and clean :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Wobbly John on April 10, 2008, 11:28:11 pm
It was a wreck when I got it, but it was fun finding all the bits at cycle jumbles etc. (before the days of t'internet!) and trying to rebuild it up to original condition. There's more about it on my webpage (http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~talizmar/xntrick/tandem.htm)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on April 10, 2008, 11:31:00 pm
Lovely lovely lovely.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: richie_b on April 10, 2008, 11:43:23 pm
Here's mine up in the Campsies on Xmas day enjoying a rest...
(http://img4011.photobox.co.uk/69032794b02c322bd76f97d812363b060715d579380e9694d39021f3b133e5d293ee64a1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: gonzo on April 11, 2008, 10:52:24 am
Got most of my new bike today. Here's a teaser:
(http://photos-692.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v197/208/68/204504692/n204504692_33263151_520.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Gus on April 11, 2008, 10:57:05 am

I've just got a visit from the mail(wo)man. :
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/stumper12042008006.jpg)

She also brought me these :
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/stumper12042008001.jpg)

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/stumper12042008003.jpg)


I will be out the rest of the day  :thumbsup:

G
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on April 11, 2008, 12:06:38 pm
I suspect that what you see is more a case of lovinglly restored & maintained
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on April 11, 2008, 02:05:48 pm

I will be out the rest of the day  :thumbsup:

G

sweet I know where you live , and with you out and about all day , it's a great chance to pick up a new bike :)

Though a trip over the pond and back it a bit costly at this short notice LOL

Doing the DunRun on it this year ? As then we can get to see it up close.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Gus on April 11, 2008, 07:21:34 pm
Woollypigs, you know it's to small for you, Though Peli might be just as short as me  :-\
Dunrun are still in my planes  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Valiant on April 11, 2008, 11:34:31 pm
Actually it'd be a bit big for her :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: longers on April 12, 2008, 12:54:18 am
Over Christmas. A very good and very wet couple of days out.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2403/2405874327_984c32535c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Valiant on April 12, 2008, 05:50:53 pm
(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v123/70/103/511250628/n511250628_87368_8821.jpg)

Artemis the Challenge Concept XT

(http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v216/70/103/511250628/n511250628_356805_2007.jpg)

Freyja the Fixie

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2417/2389468007_c06aa1cbc6_o.jpg)

The Beast aka Demetrius the Carrera Valour Road Bike in Tour guise.

(http://www.selfharmony.co.uk/hosted/yacf/1.jpg)

The Beast aka Demetrius the Carrera Valour Road Bike

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g291/videoman_2006/Dawesracer016.jpg)

Jezabelle the Dawes Competition Giro 400 Road/Race bike.

(http://www.selfharmony.co.uk/hosted/yacf/bikenstein/d.jpg)

Bikenstein the MTB.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2407327611_4351a1b367_o.jpg)

Dawes Shuniah MTB



I have others but can't find photos at the moment.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rob C. on April 13, 2008, 08:44:19 pm
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc130/prevailrob/ribble4.jpg)

Ribble Audax / Winter Trainer with 10s Mirage, Mavic Aksiums.

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc130/prevailrob/fenix.jpg)

Fenix L2D.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on April 13, 2008, 08:46:50 pm
WJ and Gus -- Very nice!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Gus on April 15, 2008, 03:03:58 pm
My track bike are all most complete now  :thumbsup:
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/naga002.jpg)

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/naga003.jpg)

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/naga004.jpg)

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/naga006.jpg)

It need pedals and  different grips
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on April 15, 2008, 03:20:13 pm
My track bike are all most complete now  :thumbsup:
sweet, you lucky git !
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on April 16, 2008, 12:00:47 am
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various064.jpg)

The wife's 1992 DB Sorrento.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various070.jpg)

My 1992 Trek 950. It's a retro thing. . .

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various067.jpg)

Peugeot bitsa road iron.

Stuck in a time warp? Moi?  :thumbsup:

luv'n'stuff

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on April 16, 2008, 12:12:49 am
Blimey Gus, if you had a violin bow to hand, you could get a good note out of that chain. Slackness is most definitely not in evidence!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on April 16, 2008, 12:07:49 pm
Here's the Pick'n'Fix:

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn6/gaydisco/Picknfix011.jpg)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn6/gaydisco/Picknfix005.jpg)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn6/gaydisco/Picknfix003.jpg)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn6/gaydisco/Picknfix002.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on April 16, 2008, 12:17:31 pm
Nice and spangly.  You like metallic, don't you?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on April 16, 2008, 01:32:05 pm
I've posted these on the old site, but here they are again.

Pomp.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2312/2268518889_1034c331a7.jpg?v=0)

Sardar.
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g228/littlelerch/DSCF2137crop.jpg?t=1208349035)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on April 16, 2008, 02:39:44 pm
Stuck in a time warp? Moi?  :thumbsup:

You, too, eh?

I have a soft spot for old Peugeots, since that was the brand of my first good bike. But I've never seen that color scheme before. 1980-what?  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: onb on April 16, 2008, 02:50:13 pm
Posted elsewhere but hey hohttp

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/onb/bowlandride.jpg)       And below is Bob who got me back into cycling I had resprayed as a comuter stopped comuting and sold ,he was a bit too big but might have made a fixie.(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/onb/bob.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/onb/P1110499.jpg)


Hack bike built fro bits and pieces for free or ver cheaply cost me £120 ,I was robbed ;D its a bastard to ride,mostly cos I dont like the straight bars.
I dont seem to have a picci of my winter bike.








Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dinamo on April 16, 2008, 03:52:26 pm
On 'Devon & Somerset Perm. Audax' last October

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee253/ianrsparrow/DSC00018.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on April 16, 2008, 03:58:18 pm
somebody's been stealing the crossbars from the "A"s.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dinamo on April 16, 2008, 04:03:52 pm
Are their any Brompton owners out there called Ralph.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on April 18, 2008, 08:59:47 am
Nice and spangly.  You like metallic, don't you?

What - this old thing? I just threw it on...

But really, it's just what was lying around. Apart from the rear wheel and the ring bolts, it was all in the garage, and just a question of putting it together.

I'm quite pleased with it. It's light, much lighter than the pompino (I only understand now what Frenchie meant by the heavy rear end on the pompi). So much so that I think I'll try a 17 on the back (currently 19).

But I'm not sure about the bars - Somehow, they look (and feel) too big on this bike.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Welsh Man on April 20, 2008, 11:24:01 pm
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b346/Brevet/DSCN9352.jpg)

The love of my life (Don`t tell my wife) !!!!


 :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: longers on April 20, 2008, 11:40:49 pm
My quickest bike, I've flipped the stem since this photo (Feb) and it's much more comfortable on the arms after 60 miles.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2398/2252195111_0817c2fc66.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on April 21, 2008, 01:36:52 pm
My track bike are all most complete now  :thumbsup:

Lovely... but it needs a new saddle!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on April 21, 2008, 01:39:29 pm
Here's the Pick'n'Fix:

Sweet.

The top tube is slack!!  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: David Martin on April 21, 2008, 02:17:37 pm
Only mine for three days.. Acquired from a bike pimp at the hotel:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2364/2431231140_9d3fae9099_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Tom M on April 21, 2008, 04:02:34 pm
Most of my stable:

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/Superted_photos/DSCF1094.jpg)

Winter and general bike. Alu frame and mix of Campag bits. Yes, htose are a pair of pants I've just noticed on the floor. They're an old pair for cleaning, honest guv.

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/Superted_photos/DSCF1095.jpg)

My little carbon minx. Colour co-ordination taken a little too far. Still more carbon bits needed perhaps.

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/Superted_photos/DSCF1097.jpg)

Track machine, pretty much as stock. Changed the gearing and has a front brake fitted for riding down to the track where it can be whipped off.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on April 21, 2008, 04:10:58 pm
E-mail just in

Just to let you know that I have built your bike and ridden it. It is a superb ride and looks beautifull.
All is correct as planned.


Excitement mounts - collect on Thursday a.m. - ride 100kms to Petersfield and then 300 home to Norwich on Friday

What is it -- oh a zerofour ti frame - built by Matt Gibbons.

Pictures will follow.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Valiant on April 21, 2008, 10:39:26 pm

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/Superted_photos/DSCF1095.jpg)

My little carbon minx. Colour co-ordination taken a little too far. Still more carbon bits needed perhaps.


That's my bike now Dave Tom
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on April 22, 2008, 02:24:44 pm
My VN today at the trig point on Cleeve Hill, Gloucs, just after I stepped in a dog poo. Some trivia - Cleeve Hill is the closest point to London over 1000 ft, and if you go east from there the next point of the same height is in the Ural Mountains (source: wikipedia).

(http://www.robshields.org/~rshields/2008/04/vn.jpg)

On Cleeve Hill common.

(http://www.robshields.org/~rshields/2008/04/vn2.jpg)

Same again, with some bullocks in the background.

(http://www.robshields.org/~rshields/2008/04/vn3.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on April 22, 2008, 04:58:59 pm
Here's the Pick'n'Fix:
The top tube is slack!!  ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: Member's bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on April 23, 2008, 12:41:11 am
My Christmas present to myself...

(also got a Scott Vail and a ye olde worlde Rapide roadbike from the Freewheel catalogue ca. 1989 from when I was a stoodent... both in fully working order, but no pics)

(http://lh5.google.com/andysrockets/R6W59TBi9fI/AAAAAAAABL4/8FWTFBRin20/s640/tmp630faa7c.tmp..JPG.jpg)



Very very nice!   I always fancied an orange one, but that looks really good in black

Just seen this - I gotsan orange one!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2282/2245463080_31e355836e.jpg?v=0)

Cotic decal is new, but t'was number 79 off the production line a number of years back now - not seen the need to get another mountain bike since then.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2248/2244670855_7d353d8cb1.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1414/631324765_9e5bdcba15.jpg?v=0)

Peacemaker has been all urban lately. I know, I know, it's not been seen in any photos recently....  :P

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2103/2433373475_b5557c8ae6.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2135/2434186216_d0f4951e8d.jpg?v=0)

A week tomorrow (since it's now Thursday) a Planet-X Kaffenback frame arrives (actually, it arrives on Friday, but I'm not allowed to see it till Thursday, much like the new SLR camera that's pulling the same trick  ;D) which will be built up into something rather nice that I have planned.

The Dawes SS is still in bits and I'm not sure what's going to be happening with it....
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on April 25, 2008, 02:21:08 pm
I have a soft spot for old Peugeots, since that was the brand of my first good bike. But I've never seen that color scheme before. 1980-what?  :)

Haven't a clue. This bike started out as a chainset - Suntour Superbe Pro - for 25 quid. I thought it would make an upgrade for the gaspipe Raleigh I was plonking about on.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various068.jpg)

Got to the bloke's house to pick it up and he's got this frame hanging in the garage. And the wheels. I bought the crankset and said I'd come back on payday for the frame and wheels.

3 wks later and I've put the rest of the Raleigh bits onto this frame, sold the remains of the Raleigh and this was up and running for about 75 quid all in.

BARGAIN!

luv'n'stuff

J
ps On an age note I think early 80s because if you look at the gear cable stop on the chainstay it won't accept a modern STI cable outer.

I just like it!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: RichForrest on April 26, 2008, 09:38:38 pm
The new bike  :thumbsup:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/silverbackcyclist/cycle%20photos/bacchetta003.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/silverbackcyclist/cycle%20photos/bacchetta006.jpg)

It goes well  ;D

Rich.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on April 26, 2008, 09:45:45 pm
My commuter:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/ACF%20Malta%202008/ACFMalta2008156-2.jpg)

I've taken it to bits today though. It'll be resurrected looking much the same in a week or two.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: valkyrie on April 27, 2008, 10:44:12 pm
My new bike - it's a Look 565 with Centaur Gruppo and Ultra Neutron wheels. Only been out twice but I love it already.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/2447063168_e70a718924_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on April 27, 2008, 10:59:16 pm
My new bike - it's a Look 565 with Centaur Gruppo and Ultra Neutron wheels. Only been out twice but I love it already.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/2447063168_e70a718924_o.jpg)

Yum yum. Nice looking Look.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 01, 2008, 11:58:37 am
Some trivia - Cleeve Hill is the closest point to London over 1000 ft, and if you go east from there the next point of the same height is in the Ural Mountains (source: wikipedia).

Hence the M. le Maire Patent Cleeve Hill Avoidance Manouevre on The Dean ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Maladict on May 01, 2008, 09:22:15 pm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27424426@N00/sets/72157604828890020/

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2457834290_950820e1eb.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2035/2457005393_867274081b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/2457005257_a9268240df.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2076/2457833910_b1ef58a4f5.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2203/2457833788_d7ceafd51b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on May 01, 2008, 09:47:59 pm
Nice :thumbsup:

That reflector should work well for flying cars ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JonBuoy on May 01, 2008, 09:51:27 pm
Nice :thumbsup:

That reflector should work well for flying cars ;D

...and I've got some snips that you are welcome to borrow to sort out those cable ties.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Maladict on May 01, 2008, 10:16:36 pm
Nice :thumbsup:

That reflector should work well for flying cars ;D

...and I've got some snips that you are welcome to borrow to sort out those cable ties.

 ;D

I did a 10 with those like that... how much will it save?

 :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on May 02, 2008, 05:37:40 pm
A retro steel MTB-wheeled expedition tourer

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/harryhall.jpg)

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/harryhall2.jpg)

Chainset courtesy of Polar Bear :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on May 02, 2008, 08:04:35 pm
Looks good. A useful machine.

You'll do yourself an injury on those back mudguard stays though  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on May 02, 2008, 08:58:43 pm
I know.  It'll have a rack on when ICBA :)

I've had the frame from new, 25 years ago. I had it resprayed at Argos 7 years ago, and the canti bosses fitted, but it's been hanging in the garage since.  Before that it was my main audax bike.  I did an SR2000 on that frame, and my first SR Series.

It was a fast club bike originally - a Harry Hall Elan.  531DB and Prugnat lugs.  Apart from the chainset, the rest of the bits were lying round the garage.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on May 05, 2008, 09:25:54 am
A retro steel MTB-wheeled expedition tourer

This is one of your bikes is it?

What's that dangly thing at the back, with the chain running through it? And those things on the down tube,  they almost look like gear levers.

Dammit Dr V, I'd swear that bike had gears - wassappening to you man?  :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: IanDG on May 05, 2008, 03:20:52 pm
My Saracen, finished putting it back on the road earlier today, gone for a bit of a 'yellow' theme this year   :-\

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2185/2468035440_e4bbbd45e5.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clifftaylor on May 05, 2008, 03:33:26 pm
Mmmmm, looks nice - what's the full spec Windy??
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on May 05, 2008, 05:35:00 pm
A retro steel MTB-wheeled expedition tourer

It was a fast club bike originally - a Harry Hall Elan.  531DB and Prugnat lugs.

Now that looks like fun. I thought of doing something similar with a Miyata 312 frame (which is hidden behind my desk at the moment  ::-) ), but couldn't fit 26x1.75 tires between the chainstays.

How low is the bottom bracket? And what are those brake?!?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on May 05, 2008, 09:06:25 pm

How low is the bottom bracket? And what are those brake?!?

The BB is less than a cm lower than it was, with those tyres.  I was going to use Paselas, but they were too lo-pro.  If it's an issue I'll put some 160 cranks on instead of the 170s.

The brakes are Onzas.  I have them on the Ti On-One also.  Both courtesy of DaveJ.  Very nice :)

http://www.blackbirdsf.org/brake_obscura/images/mtb/onza.jpg
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on May 05, 2008, 09:11:14 pm
Dammit Dr V, I'd swear that bike had gears - wassappening to you man?  :o

Still got <does mental inventory> 6 fixies in the garage.  2 down on a year ago.

Summer audax
Winter audax
Commuter
Track
MTB
Hetchins.

Geared bikes:

Brommie
Trike
Tourer
MTB
Old racing bike on the turbo.

So the fixies still have it, just :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on May 05, 2008, 10:00:54 pm
The BB is less than a cm lower than it was, with those tyres.  I was going to use Paselas, but they were too lo-pro.  If it's an issue I'll put some 160 cranks on instead of the 170s.

I actually *like* the idea of the low BB--was just curious. I like the idea of mtb-tourers, but heavy tubing and high BBs aren't so great.

Quote
The brakes are Onzas.  I have them on the Ti On-One also.  Both courtesy of DaveJ.  Very nice :)

Odd....I've never seen those before.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on May 05, 2008, 10:18:00 pm
A couple of shots of the pomp taken today.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2468301597_fdbcc9588b.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2103/2469124770_31d3e167e5.jpg?v=0)

Chain looks very slack in the second photo  :-[
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on May 05, 2008, 10:19:06 pm
Looks good in black.  Better than my old blue one, I think.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: IanDG on May 06, 2008, 07:03:21 am
Mmmmm, looks nice - what's the full spec Windy??

It looks better than what it actually is.

The frame is a standard Saracen Aubisque, bought off the forum for £35 a few years back. It had no decals, so my mate sent some up from his shop in Stafford.

When I first built it up it cost me  a total of £110 (including the cost of the frame). I bought new Tiagra brakes and sourced more parts off the forum (a campag seat pin and giant stem - still on the bike) and used old bits from my spares box/garage.

Over the last few years I've upgraded to Tiagra groupset (I also got the STIs off the forum). The wheels are a 1980's Dura Ace front hub, and an RSX rear hub (with a 9spd LX free body attached) and Rigida DP18 rims, built up by Henry Burtons.

New this year are the Vittoria Rubino Pro tyres, a Sella Italia C2 saddle, and the bar tape - giving it the yellow theme
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on May 06, 2008, 09:07:26 am
Looks good in black.  Better than my old blue one, I think.

That blue has grown on me...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on May 06, 2008, 09:16:53 am
Looks good in black.  Better than my old blue one, I think.

That blue has grown on me...

Sounds nasty. Can you seen a Doc and get something prescribed to get rid of it? :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: donpedro on May 06, 2008, 10:51:54 pm
Powder coated Serotta T-Max -91 converted to commuter and touring bike. Frame made from oversized and ovalised Columbus Max OS tubing that I traded for a duffel coat! Did a three week tour round the Baltic sea and the stout frame and 36 spoke Mavic X-618 wheels handled the load well. Have a new set of decals but I'll leave it as is so it doesn't draw attention from the rotten crowd.
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/4383/serottatmax070717011ph1.jpg)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/2214/serottatmax070717017ne5.jpg)

Used to look something like this long before it got to me:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=29462&g2_serialNumber=4 (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=29462&g2_serialNumber=4)

KHS Team Tourer with a lightweight TrueTemper Platinum frame. Bought the frame new in Chang Mai as the chain stays on my previous one had been destroyed by a Pletcher kickstand. Far to flexible for the rough roads of southern China, and as I was completely broke when I got home, I sold it as soon as I could.  :-[

(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/518/reexposureofimg0009kh2.jpg)

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/5691/reexposureofimg0015cx0.jpg)

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1787/reexposureofimg0021dn2.jpg)

Not so long ago on a quiet trail near home!

(http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/6765/img0207ou0.jpg)

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1803/img0225rs5.jpg)

So do you think I cleared that plank...?  ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on May 07, 2008, 05:34:45 am
No.  ;D

It is that time of year again, Westwoods near Marlborough.  The smell was glorious.

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/2008-05-0701-32-38_0036.jpg)

The Monsta Thorn in Bryan Chapman mode.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: donpedro on May 08, 2008, 10:13:26 pm
Oh, have a little faith will you! 'Cause I did!

What a lovely place for a kip! Must have smelled better that Jordan’s ample bosom on a Saturday night!  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on May 09, 2008, 10:21:08 am
Not so long ago on a quiet trail near home!

...

So do you think I cleared that plank...?  ::-)

Peter, what's the black bike?  Is it a Salsa A La Carte?  Very, very nice - I've got a bit of a weak spot for retro steel MTBs, American ones especially.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Woofage on May 09, 2008, 10:46:34 am
The road iron with new bars I bought from Biggsy and Campagnolo levers in place of the Shimano ones.

Frame: Raleigh Special Products Reynolds 631
Wheels: Mavic Cosmos
Transmission: Campag Veloce levers (10sp), Shimano Ultegra cranks and rear derailler (8sp) and 105 f/d, Campag Centaur brakes, Shimano pedals (single-side spuds).
Stuff: 3T Morphe bars, 3T stem, Fizik saddle, Planet-X seat post. Conti Gatorskin tyres.

(http://www.woofage.co.uk/cycling/road_bike_may08.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: donpedro on May 09, 2008, 03:02:22 pm
Not so long ago on a quiet trail near home!

...

So do you think I cleared that plank...?  ::-)

Peter, what's the black bike?  Is it a Salsa A La Carte?  Very, very nice - I've got a bit of a weak spot for retro steel MTBs, American ones especially.

Thanks Chris! New powdercoat and decals. It was pretty scuffed after been raced by a local maveric in Holland. Reynolds 853 tubing and a chepo Zokes. Bet you used to keep a pile of Mtbr-UK and MTB-Action next to the bed! I sure as hell did!  ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: donpedro on May 09, 2008, 03:10:34 pm
The road iron with new bars I bought from Biggsy and Campagnolo levers in place of the Shimano ones.

Frame: Raleigh Special Products Reynolds 631
Wheels: Mavic Cosmos
Transmission: Campag Veloce levers (10sp), Shimano Ultegra cranks and rear derailler (8sp) and 105 f/d, Campag Centaur brakes, Shimano pedals (single-side spuds).
Stuff: 3T Morphe bars, 3T stem, Fizik saddle, Planet-X seat post. Conti Gatorskin tyres.

Nice Shmergo kit and paint (a bit like a shot of flaming Sambuca!)!  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Geraldom on May 10, 2008, 01:42:26 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2110/2479728453_12edff36a0_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2269/2480542912_eb7a0cb76e_o.jpg)


Its about time i put bikes up, and given my wife threatens to leave me if
i look lovingly at my new Yukon again thought i should share it with other obsessives....

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on May 10, 2008, 01:57:17 pm
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/26431189@N05/2480542912/)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/26431189@N05/2479728453)

Its about time i put bikes up, and given my wife threatens to leave me if
i look lovingly at my new Yukon again thought i should share it with other obsessives....



Geraldom,
I couldn't see them in your post but I can in mine.
Strange.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2269/2480542912_abc6b21cf4.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2110/2479728453_d403cf4cab.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Geraldom on May 10, 2008, 01:59:16 pm
Grub thanks. not too technical minded but tried my best to follow instructions..I'll try and modify

Ta

G
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on May 10, 2008, 02:05:37 pm
Welcome to the Yukon club  :)

It's a great bike.

The only thing I'd like to do to mine now, after getting it all the way I like it, is to get those rumoured new Shimano shifters with Campag style cable runs. (Are they available yet?)

I see you have your saddle way back on it.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Geraldom on May 10, 2008, 02:10:51 pm
Thanks Sgt

I thought the hype about comfort was a way of people justfying the spend
on the Yukon and psychological until i went for my first ride on it. As you can see
the other bikes an alu frame and the difference commuting on duff Glasgow roads
is incredible.

As for saddle i'm just trying things out at moment as i've only had it two weeks. My
general preference is for a fairly well back position but i will try a few before settling
i suspect.
Mine all Shimano ultegra so no idea if the camp shifters are out i'm afraid

G
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on May 10, 2008, 03:58:44 pm
My Surly Long Haul Trucker with new Deore Triple chainset:

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d69/JT808/DSC_2273.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on May 10, 2008, 05:15:38 pm
i look lovingly at my new Yukon again thought i should share it with other obsessives....

Snap ;D (Except mine's not new.) How do you find it? I'm very pleased with mine. Handling, comfort and looks are great, and it seems solid enough.

(http://www.robshields.org/~rshields/2008/05/yukon.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Geraldom on May 11, 2008, 10:04:33 am
I find it incredibly comfortable and responsive when its needed.

My issue at moment is getting balance 100%. On the tricross i can
take hands off and peel banana or remove/add a jersey, with the
yukon just getting balance to sit up and start to relax....

Really great bike, but for good weather only..................

G
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: gordon taylor on May 11, 2008, 11:18:16 am
Here's my Longstaff audax bike, recently rebuilt after a respray. It used to be turquoise, but I'm going for classy black on all my bikes now.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_1086.jpg)

Spec is: Open Pro rims on Hope rear and SON front hubs. Dura Ace shifters and transmission. Nitto bars and stem. Ultegra brakes and seatpost.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_1083.jpg)

The "2002" seat tube transfer is deliberate - to stop the family whinging about all my "new" bikes.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_1084.jpg)

It's a lovely bike, and very personal.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: donpedro on May 11, 2008, 05:43:36 pm
Very stylish! :thumbsup:
How was it to deal with Longstaff?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: gordon taylor on May 11, 2008, 07:41:00 pm
Very stylish! :thumbsup:
How was it to deal with Longstaff?

I'm biased, and local to the shop... I've got three custom Longstaffs and also bought another four bikes and a tandem from the shop. I like them; I like the fact that they know my name, know my bikes and never, ever try a hard sell. When I was getting "into" cycling about ten years ago, they were the only shop for miles who didn't treat a fat, clueless, newbie (me) with disdain.

They are nice people whose only fault is to be continually optimistic about delivery dates and finished prices. I'm also sadly aware of a "lets's slag off Longstaffs" attitude around since George died.

It's easy, if you want bargain bikes and speedy delivery, use Wiggle - if you want a classy unique bike with personal service - consider Longstaffs. I expect to be riding all of mine for the next twenty-five years or more.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on May 11, 2008, 07:58:21 pm
Very nice indeed Gordy.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on May 11, 2008, 08:03:45 pm
My Marin, revamped a little with a new headset, a Cotic fork and an Avid disc brake. There is now nothing remaining of the original 2002 bike - even the frame is new as I broke the first one not long after buying it!

If the frame ever goes, I fancy putting everything on to a bare Roadrat frame. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Chickenhawk66/DSCF0001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on May 11, 2008, 08:05:20 pm
Free bike!

Puch Elegance, seen on a pile of scrap metal on the Barns Tower estate near Peebles while staying there in May.

Asked if we could take it, and we could! For nothing!

Needs cleaning up (rust on the handlebars and just general muckiness from being left outside), but the brakes and the Sturmey Archer gears still work perfectly.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2352/2482999959_20e906fdac.jpg?v=0)

There was a nice little kids purple bike ('Curry' anyone?) as well which we didn't take, and an old BSA road bike. Unfortunately every single component was shot, right down to the BSA name-cut pedals, and the frame was only borderline saveable, so that got left.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2483057617_eb917af058.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jakob on May 11, 2008, 09:52:44 pm
My new bike:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3189/2483009011_f348550b78_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2418/2483010827_9bfeb05905_b.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2483830350_8157b15964_b.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/2483832074_1f8aefc3df_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on May 11, 2008, 09:59:47 pm
Nice, Jakob. Interesting bars.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on May 12, 2008, 05:30:28 pm
Nice one Jakob. A pity the lack of drop bars though...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jakob on May 12, 2008, 09:16:43 pm
Nice one Jakob. A pity the lack of drop bars though...

I got a set of pista bars for the track, but for city jamming, I find bullhorns great,
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on May 12, 2008, 09:32:02 pm
Nice one Jakob. A pity the lack of drop bars though...

I got a set of pista bars for the track, but for city jamming, I find bullhorns great,

Likewise

My track bike has Pista bars but the rest have Profiles
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: donpedro on May 13, 2008, 08:37:24 pm
  :o Lovely, jovely Jakob! Your going to have a great summer... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: tiermat on May 14, 2008, 12:14:40 pm
Here are three of the dragon's stable...

Firstly scaralidge, a Pinarello with flat bars and Campag FB shifters/brakes:
[img height=480 width=640]http://philfoxton.dyndns.org/pictures/DSC_0423.JPG[/img]

And now the race snake leg breaker:

[img height=480 width=640]http://philfoxton.dyndns.org/pictures/DSC_0429.JPG[/img]

And now the weekend pootler (ok it's TLD's pride and joy) :) :

[img height=480 width=640]http://philfoxton.dyndns.org/pictures/DSC_0435.JPG[/img]
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on May 14, 2008, 12:37:59 pm
Here are three of the dragon's stable...

Firstly scaralidge, a Pinarello with flat bars and Campag FB shifters/brakes:

And now the race snake leg breaker:


And now the weekend pootler (ok it's TLD's pride and joy) :) :


You might want to compress those images...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on May 14, 2008, 12:39:55 pm
You might want to compress those images...

They are. 640x480 JPEG ain't big.

From the dyndns.org link I'm guessing they're at the end of a DSL connection and tiermat is finding out just how many people browse this forum :)

I'd suggest hosting them on Flickr, Imageshack or similar.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on May 14, 2008, 01:01:50 pm
You might want to compress those images...

They are. 640x480 JPEG ain't big.

From the dyndns.org link I'm guessing they're at the end of a DSL connection and tiermat is finding out just how many people browse this forum :)

I'd suggest hosting them on Flickr, Imageshack or similar.

I didn't say "resize", I said "compress" - those images are approx. 3mb each.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Craig on May 14, 2008, 01:07:33 pm
You might want to compress those images...

They are. 640x480 JPEG ain't big.
They're not, they're 3000x2000, and 3MB. Its just the size on this page is specified as 640x480. Which is why they take ages to load and look a bit rubbish quality, as they're being resized by your browser.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: tiermat on May 14, 2008, 01:21:37 pm
sh*t dudes, sorry my bad, resizing them locally now :(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: tiermat on May 14, 2008, 01:31:06 pm
OK, reduced in size locally and are now only ~90k each, teach me to think before sticking pictures up here straight offa tha camera...

Going for a lie down in a dark room now whilst my router cools down :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on May 14, 2008, 01:39:44 pm
They're not, they're 3000x2000, and 3MB. Its just the size on this page is specified as 640x480. Which is why they take ages to load and look a bit rubbish quality, as they're being resized by your browser.

D'oh. Good point. Brain not functioning properly. Ta very much.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hubner on May 15, 2008, 12:06:26 am
Here's my Longstaff audax bike, recently rebuilt after a respray. It used to be turquoise, but I'm going for classy black on all my bikes now.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_1086.jpg)

Spec is: Open Pro rims on Hope rear and SON front hubs. Dura Ace shifters and transmission. Nitto bars and stem. Ultegra brakes and seatpost.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_1083.jpg)

I think this is the best looking bike here so far. Reason? it's the forks, I like the fork blades to have the bend in a nice smooth curve at the bottom just above the dropouts.

Eg my bike:
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o181/fixerr/Shorter006sml.jpg)
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o181/fixerr/shorterforks.jpg)

not mine:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2322/2421758795_8bde35f841_d.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2344/2193038661_f2f4a9e359_d.jpg
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on May 16, 2008, 03:04:04 pm
New Inbred!  :D

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2236/2497240836_feba889740.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/2496419789_8df14fdcdf.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2345/2496416405_738c28c5d6.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2369/2496423315_b26b76043d.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: MSeries on May 16, 2008, 03:06:43 pm

I think this is the best looking bike here so far. Reason? it's the forks, I like the fork blades to have the bend in a nice smooth curve at the bottom just above the dropouts.

I don't. I don't like the extended head tube, the position of the STis, the fact it has STis, the height of the bars, it just looks wrong.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on May 16, 2008, 03:07:17 pm
nice work, Luke - Someone else in the 'brooks onna mtb' club!

:)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on May 16, 2008, 05:06:03 pm
nice work, Luke - Someone else in the 'brooks onna mtb' club!

:)

my Mtb also has a Brooks :thumbsup:
It also has mudgaurds,slicks,rear rack.The front rack is not currently fitted but it will be refitted if I do an S240 ride
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on May 16, 2008, 05:57:19 pm
nice work, Luke - Someone else in the 'brooks onna mtb' club!

:)

 ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 19, 2008, 11:12:30 am
nice work, Luke - Someone else in the 'brooks onna mtb' club!

:)

my Mtb also has a Brooks :thumbsup:
It also has mudgaurds,slicks,rear rack.

As does mine.  It also has a flat tyre  >:(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on May 19, 2008, 02:37:12 pm
nice work, Luke - Someone else in the 'brooks onna mtb' club!

:)

my Mtb also has a Brooks :thumbsup:
It also has mudgaurds,slicks,rear rack.

As does mine.  It also has a flat tyre  >:(

Oh yeah, well mine now has a twisted chain anna big chunk 'o chainstay gouged out. Beat that.  ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bottlemasher on May 19, 2008, 02:47:50 pm
I'm still proud of this
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/183/388229742_9b765844e1.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jakob on May 20, 2008, 12:31:52 am
Shiny!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on May 20, 2008, 12:42:14 am
Oh yeah, well mine now has a twisted chain anna big chunk 'o chainstay gouged out. Beat that.  ::-)

On your new On-One?  :(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on May 20, 2008, 03:49:17 am
Oh yeah, well mine now has a twisted chain anna big chunk 'o chainstay gouged out. Beat that.  ::-)

On your new On-One?  :(

Yep.

Shouldn't have put the touring chainset on. Less chainring clearance you see. I dropped the chain off the inside of the bottom ring, and it got jammed between the chainset and the frame.  :-X

I rode 50 miles before noticing the damage so hopefully it'll be OK. But I'll be keeping an eye on it. 

At least it explains the chain jumping.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rower40 on May 20, 2008, 08:56:13 pm
"The time has come" the rower said,
"To photo all my bikes,
And post them on the internet,
to see which the forum likes."

Please excuse the blurry pics,
they're not a pretty sight;
I'll have another go sometime,
in somewhat better light.

[img height=480 width=640]http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/rower40/PICT0068.jpg[/img]
Dawes Super Galaxy

[img height=480 width=640]http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/rower40/PICT0070.jpg[/img]
Ridgeback Nemesis

[img height=480 width=640]http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/rower40/PICT0074.jpg[/img]
Brompton

[img height=480 width=640]http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/rower40/PICT0079.jpg[/img]
Dawes Discovery Twin

[img height=480 width=640]http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/rower40/PICT0075.jpg[/img]
Velotechnik Grasshopper

[img height=480 width=640]http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/rower40/PICT0080.jpg[/img]
Windcheetah

I tried to rhyme about each bike,
Words of envy and lust,
But with poetry skills of McGonnagle,
I gave up in disgust.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: D0m1n1c Burford on May 20, 2008, 09:07:55 pm
nice work, Luke - Someone else in the 'brooks onna mtb' club!

:)

my Mtb also has a Brooks :thumbsup:
It also has mudgaurds,slicks,rear rack.The front rack is not currently fitted but it will be refitted if I do an S240 ride

My MTB may not have a Brooks, but it does have mudguards, slicks, rear rack etc as it it my commuter bike. 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: folkdevil on May 20, 2008, 11:02:50 pm
"The time has come" the rower said,
"To photo all my bikes,
And post them on the internet,
to see which the forum likes."

<snip>

I tried to rhyme about each bike,
Words of envy and lust,
But with poetry skills of McGonnagle,
I gave up in disgust.

Great post rower!
You seem to have one of every type, and a proud collection of U-locks.
I like (upright) tourers best meself, but also fancy a Windcheetah. Never ridden a bent though.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: David Martin on May 21, 2008, 08:34:25 am
#1 son on his new birthday present.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2312/2510162297_7fb89b9ca2.jpg?v=0)

The good news is that it is the right size for me as well (with the seat post up a bit)

..d
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on May 21, 2008, 08:39:55 am
 :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on May 21, 2008, 12:19:43 pm
In preparation for the Midhurst 600 on Saturday I did an 80mile commute yesterday.

The 5km slog up Portsdown Hill with panniers full of Laptop, power supply, clothes and washbag isn't ideal but the views are stunning once you finally get to the top.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/bikeportsdown2.jpg?t=1211368361)

And yes, the chain is a bit slack.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on May 21, 2008, 12:50:48 pm
What gear inch are you using?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on May 21, 2008, 01:06:00 pm
What gear inch are you using?

14 different gear inches. It's a Rohloff.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on May 22, 2008, 03:52:47 pm

The New Arrival:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2324/2514049926_73cdbf470b.jpg)

It's a Bike Friday Family Tandem--20-inch wheels and kid-friendly sizing in the back, and it comes apart for packing. It's used, but seems to be in good shape, and I was offered  A Deal I Could Not Refuse (but some other stuff will be going out the door to cover this).

Shhhh--don't tell Anders. He has no idea that I just bought this.  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on May 22, 2008, 04:06:12 pm
TANDEM!!!!!!

 :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup:

*thinks:  how can we get our tandem to Leftpondia?*

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on May 22, 2008, 04:10:33 pm
The New Arrival:

Shhhh--don't tell Anders. He has no idea that I just bought this.  ;D

Oh that is so exciting! I'm sure he'll love it. When are you going to tell him?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: IanDG on May 22, 2008, 04:13:17 pm
 8) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on May 22, 2008, 04:16:41 pm
TANDEM!!!!!!

 :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup:

 :)  You even got the color right!

Quote
*thinks:  how can we get our tandem to Leftpondia?*

I dunno, but I'd be happy to host the first YACF North American Tandem Rally!

Oh that is so exciting! I'm sure he'll love it. When are you going to tell him?

This afternoon when I bring it home from work.  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on May 22, 2008, 04:22:02 pm
*waiting to hear Anders' inevitably quirky response* :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on May 22, 2008, 04:48:16 pm
*waiting to hear Anders' inevitably quirky response* :)

Oh, thanks for reminding me. I need to get over to the "befuddling utterances" thread....  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on May 22, 2008, 08:04:45 pm
I dunno, but I'd be happy to host the first YACF North American Tandem Rally!

Hmm... I'd beg or borrow a tandem for that - and kick Mrs S out of her armchair to join me Mrs S would be gagging to come along too I'm sure  :thumbsup:.

When is it?  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on May 22, 2008, 08:09:20 pm
Next weekend OK with you?  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on May 22, 2008, 10:12:03 pm
Lovely idea Scott. I like the Bike Friday concept too. A pity they are so pricy over here...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on May 22, 2008, 10:16:10 pm
Fortunately this one was used and less than half the price of a new one.

It's odd though--I'm not used to all these modern features--V brakes, a cassette (mounted on a 3-speed internal hub), indexing....
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on May 22, 2008, 10:21:48 pm
Fortunately this one was used and less than half the price of a new one.

It's odd though--I'm not used to all these modern features--V brakes, a cassette (mounted on a 3-speed internal hub), indexing....

Fixed it!!  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on May 22, 2008, 10:31:19 pm
idée fixie      ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on May 23, 2008, 11:17:09 pm
I dunno... Have I got - whisper it - too many bikes?

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various077.jpg)

Bear in mind that these are only the ones with wheels on...

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various078.jpg)

My Basso isn't ready to build up yet.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/DSCF0685.jpg)

What say you, good people? 'Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!'

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on May 24, 2008, 05:43:15 am
I dunno... Have I got - whisper it - too many bikes?



I cant see a folder or a recumbent...  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on May 24, 2008, 07:46:47 am
- too many bikes?

 Syntax error...does not compute.
n+1 rules
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: delthebike on May 24, 2008, 07:55:00 am
I dunno... Have I got - whisper it - too many bikes?
You have many bikes there is no "too" about it.
Now go and finish your therapy before the copies of Cycle and Arrivee become too dry.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on May 24, 2008, 10:09:36 am
Recycling run.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2101/2517469491_12a2522bc9.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Gus on May 24, 2008, 02:10:17 pm
I dunno... Have I got - whisper it - too many bikes?

What say you, good people? 'Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!'

J

No but I see a ................................





 Football  :o :o

 ;) G
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on May 26, 2008, 11:19:48 am
Getting there....

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/2521362388_4c1ddae70f.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on May 26, 2008, 04:23:22 pm
Looking good BP. A pair of those bronze coloured GP4000 would look nice on that.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Tom M on May 27, 2008, 10:00:26 am
Wot bars is those Mr Puddin'?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on May 27, 2008, 10:49:31 am
Kyuss, drink, next week? I'm horrifically behind with everything, but I've got some stuff for you that I need to chat about.

Wot bars is those Mr Puddin'?

Them's Nitto Raundoneur (their mis-spelling). Love the look of them, hope they live up to it in the ride....

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2414/2496844712_c3f0439227.jpg?v=1210928511)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2064/2496019909_5b60e617fe.jpg?v=1210928371)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on May 27, 2008, 01:30:09 pm
Get the bars from on-one?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on May 27, 2008, 01:34:43 pm
Get the bars from on-one?

Nah, Hubjub.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on May 27, 2008, 01:39:58 pm
Get the bars from on-one?

Nah, Hubjub.

I only ask 'cos I ordered 2 of them from on-one, both in stock. And someone got one before they were dispatched.  >:(

Interestingly mine is destined to go on the front of my Kaffenback.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on May 27, 2008, 01:42:57 pm
Get the bars from on-one?

Nah, Hubjub.

I only ask 'cos I ordered 2 of them from on-one, both in stock. And someone got one before they were dispatched.  >:(

Interestingly mine is destined to go on the front of my Kaffenback.

One of the main reasons I went to Hubjub, even when Will makes mistakes (and he has with one thing I ordered) he's dead nice about it - love the Kaff frame, but in my experience Brant at On One is a bit of a spanner.

But yes, most important thing, I didn't steal your bars!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on May 27, 2008, 01:45:45 pm

...

But yes, most important thing, I didn't steal your bars!

Pleased to hear it.  >:(  ;)

What stem/seat post are you using?

I need a new stem as the old one is for oversize bars, and my current black seat post ain't going to go with those bars is it.  ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on May 27, 2008, 01:58:36 pm

...

But yes, most important thing, I didn't steal your bars!

Pleased to hear it.  >:(  ;)

What stem/seat post are you using?

I need a new stem as the old one is for oversize bars, and my current black seat post ain't going to go with those bars is it.  ::-)

 ;D ;D ;D

I got an MTB stem from Wiggle (Raceface) for a steal (last one they had) that I'm going to try (partly cos good silver stems seem hard to come by!) and a 'Push' seatpost that I liked the look of (virtually no layback which I think should give the position I'm looking for).
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: MSeries on May 27, 2008, 02:04:21 pm
I prefer Will to Brant everytime. Brant screwed up my Pompino order sold the frame to someone else.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on May 27, 2008, 02:07:27 pm
Great guys, but they need to sort out their comms a bit as none of them seem to know what the others are doing / have dealt with / have not dealt with already.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dodge on May 29, 2008, 03:12:08 pm
Well being new to yacf, thought I might as well introduce myself here and stick a nice photo of my steed!  I'm focussing on Audax this year, hoping to do an SR this year, we'll see.  Previously have done a number of road races and sportive events, but nothing compares to the social aspect of Audax - I'm hooked!

My only road bike is a Sunday Silk Road - an absolute peach of a bike and soooo comfortable, handles like a dream - perhaps not ideal for Audax - but I love it anyway!  Here it is near the top of the Bwlch in South Wales, on Tuesday this week - and I'd only set off for an hour to Pontypridd and back  ;D

(http://www.e-avanti.co.uk/images/sundaysilkroad.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on May 29, 2008, 03:14:50 pm
Nice one - don't see many of them in the UK.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrij on May 29, 2008, 07:19:30 pm
Nice one - don't see many of them in the UK.

Paging Annie...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on May 29, 2008, 07:36:31 pm
Nice one - don't see many of them in the UK.

Paging Annie...

His n hers :)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/bikenew01.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/IMG_1634.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/mmmm.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/DSC00216-1.jpg)

Mine was (I think) one of the first audax frames.

I only used that red saddle the once.  Now using a Brooks, the seat post has been changed for an in line post and a new shorter stem has been fitted.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on May 29, 2008, 07:44:17 pm
Nice one - don't see many of them in the UK.

Paging Annie...

Other than that one, I mean... ::-) ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dodge on May 29, 2008, 08:06:12 pm
Tis a fine looking machine Annie!  And relatively rare (although two chaps on the FoD Classic Sportive had them and were also extremely happy).

I was thinking about fitting a Brooks as well, although my Arione is pretty comfortable.  Mind the most I've ever spent in the saddle was 10 hours on the Making Hay 200Km.  My rear might not be so happy after 15-16 this weekend :o

Next couple of purchases are a Brooks B17 as a test and also a Carradice Barley - whether it will look right with the modern look of the Silk Road - who knows?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on May 29, 2008, 08:24:42 pm
Tis a fine looking machine Annie!  And relatively rare (although two chaps on the FoD Classic Sportive had them and were also extremely happy).

I was thinking about fitting a Brooks as well, although my Arione is pretty comfortable.  Mind the most I've ever spent in the saddle was 10 hours on the Making Hay 200Km.  My rear might not be so happy after 15-16 this weekend :o

Next couple of purchases are a Brooks B17 as a test and also a Carradice Barley - whether it will look right with the modern look of the Silk Road - who knows?

Feel free to join the Carradice Club


(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/DSC00787.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/DSC00788.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on May 29, 2008, 08:27:51 pm
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/mmmm.jpg)

I've never said this before, but--I have hub envy!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dodge on May 29, 2008, 08:30:10 pm

I've never said this before, but--I have hub envy!

Seconded!!! What hub is that Annie? And what model of saddle bags are they then?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on May 29, 2008, 08:32:36 pm
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/mmmm.jpg)

I've never said this before, but--I have hub envy!

Worth getting out of bed for. :)

and this

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/hopeqr2.jpg)

however I will be a little sad when the new front wheel complete with dynohub for the IQ fly is fitted :(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on May 29, 2008, 08:33:31 pm

I've never said this before, but--I have hub envy!

Seconded!!! What hub is that Annie? And what model of saddle bags are they then?

Tis a Hope Hub, be warned though, they make a lot of noise if you freewheel.

The bags are Carradice Barley.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on May 29, 2008, 10:39:16 pm
Nice bike and nice pictures Annie (do I spot a triple?!). Well equipped and looking fast too. Are they local to you? I have only recently heard of the brand and seen ads in the cycling press.

Brroks on such a machine Dodge!? Noooo...  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dodge on May 30, 2008, 09:40:07 am
Brroks on such a machine Dodge!? Noooo...  :P

Frenchie, I would generally tend to agree with you on this, I am really happy with the Arione, but whether I'll be so happy after the 300 tomorrow, well we'll see...can't afford another bike and don't want to get into the form over function debate ;D

I love those hubs though Annie, I'm very tempted...but it will have to wait for Xmas!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on May 30, 2008, 09:52:25 am
Nice bike and nice pictures Annie (do I spot a triple?!). Well equipped and looking fast too. Are they local to you? I have only recently heard of the brand and seen ads in the cycling press.

Brroks on such a machine Dodge!? Noooo...  :P

Yes tis a triple Frenchie although haven't had to resort to the granny ring as yet.  Greg Roche from Sunday came down to me with a bike to try out and delivered mine in his car.  Up Shropshire way, distance doesn't appear to be a problem for him though.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bikenerd on May 30, 2008, 09:59:12 am
Brroks on such a machine Dodge!? Noooo...  :P

Frenchie, I would generally tend to agree with you on this, I am really happy with the Arione, but whether I'll be so happy after the 300 tomorrow, well we'll see...can't afford another bike and don't want to get into the form over function debate ;D

I think a Brooks Swift would look mighty fine on such a nice machine and also be very comfortable. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dodge on May 30, 2008, 10:57:54 am
Greg didn't quite come down to South Wales, but he was fab on the phone and really helpful in getting my order sorted, a top bloke and I would not hesitate to recommend them to other people for sure.

I went all vein with my front light, which is a Hope Vision 1, in matching red, so I guess the hubs would nicely complement that!

Agree that something a little more "racey" like the Swift would look good...I better start compiling my Xmas present list now!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on May 30, 2008, 05:13:18 pm
Brroks on such a machine Dodge!? Noooo...  :P

Frenchie, I would generally tend to agree with you on this, I am really happy with the Arione, but whether I'll be so happy after the 300 tomorrow, well we'll see...can't afford another bike and don't want to get into the form over function debate ;D

I think a Brooks Swift would look mighty fine on such a nice machine and also be very comfortable. :thumbsup:

I have given up on my Brooks Competition: So uncomfortable at times compared to my Flites (I have 3, 2 Originals and 1 SLR)... which also look nicer on modern bikes. I love the look of the Brooks though, esp. on a classic bike, but it is too, I don't know, uncomfortable I guess.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on May 31, 2008, 05:06:48 pm
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/2008-06-0100-54-03_0009.jpg)

At least I remained firm until page 16. I cleaned her and she was so lovely it was rude not to photograph too.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on May 31, 2008, 05:11:06 pm
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/2008-06-0100-54-03_0009.jpg)

At least I remained firm until page 16. I cleaned her and she was so lovely it was rude not to photograph too.
A couple of close-ups would be interesting..show us your light brackets :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on May 31, 2008, 05:53:20 pm
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/dinotte.jpg)
Dinotte supplied bracket.

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/Exposure.jpg)
Exposure supplied bracket on a Topeak bar tidy.  Topeak far outperforms the Minoura ones in my experience.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on May 31, 2008, 07:05:21 pm
Topeak far outperforms the Minoura ones in my experience.

Same opinion here.

I have two Topeak brkts,one on the bars each side of the stem
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Ivo on May 31, 2008, 07:39:55 pm
Is the Topeak one as long as a Minoura one? So suitable for barbag users?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on May 31, 2008, 07:46:16 pm
I believe so.  The main difference is in the internal clamp.  The Minoura ones in my experience are a use once and never touch it again - or it is no good. My Topeak ones have been on and off and on and off several times and are still going strong.  For the same price that is worth it in my opinion.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Ivo on May 31, 2008, 07:52:58 pm
Could you measure the distance between the tube and the clamp? I have a Minoura Swinggrip mounted to compare the results.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on May 31, 2008, 08:54:17 pm
I've put some pics HERE (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3545.0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on June 02, 2008, 01:11:01 pm
That was then

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BritEagleorig.jpg?t=1207143816)

And this is now  (I can assure you that it's much redder, and therefore much faster, than the photos depict)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BE%20Rennovation/BE1.jpg?t=1212408206)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BE%20Rennovation/BE3.jpg?t=1212408239)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BE%20Rennovation/BE4.jpg?t=1212408264)


I can't wait until I can start assembling it although I'm dreading scratching the pain-job.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Lizzie on June 02, 2008, 04:42:31 pm
I'm dreading scratching the pain-job.

And that is exactly what it will be if you DO scratch it ;D

Lovely looking frame, by the way  :D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on June 02, 2008, 04:48:31 pm
Lee--glad to see it's back. That's very, very red.  :)

It's a really nice bike--I'm looking forward to seeing it back together again.

Best advice I've heard is just wait for the first scratch, and then relax--you don't need to worry about it happening again.  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on June 02, 2008, 04:54:11 pm
Best advice I've heard is just wait for the first scratch, and then relax--you don't need to worry about it happening again.  ;)

Agreed. Only once it has its first scratch is it Truly Yours.

I'm not normally a fan of red bikes, but that is rather nice.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on June 02, 2008, 07:23:35 pm
Looks to have been very nicely done  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on June 02, 2008, 08:13:42 pm
Looks to have been very nicely done  :)

It's a gorgeous paint-job, it looks about an inch thick and redder than red.

It's been sat on my office side-desk all day and I must confess I've stared at it longer than I probably should have.

Is this so very, very wrong of me?

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BE%20Rennovation/BE5.jpg?t=1212433940)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dodge on June 02, 2008, 08:39:37 pm
Is this so very, very wrong of me?

Very wrong, but hey, who cares :thumbsup:

That is one fantastic looking frame! Certainly does look like they have done an amazing job, very envious!

A funny thing seems to have happened to me, once (about 1 year ago) I used to drool over the latest carbon frame (Trek/Scott/Specialized/Colnago etc. etc.) with latest groupsets, carbon/titanium everything, factory built wheels, racing saddles and so on.

But now I just seem to think of nothing but classic looking steel frames with traditional paint jobs, older style groupsets (like the old Campag Record), Brooks saddles, Carradice saddle bags...and even........mudguards :P

What on earth is going on? What's next? Slippers and a pipe? ???
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on June 02, 2008, 10:02:13 pm
Yep.  That works.  It looks very good indeed.

*a traditionalist who tends to like his BE Touristiques in Gunmetal Grey ;) *
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Tom M on June 02, 2008, 10:39:40 pm
Are those booklets under there so the frame doesn't scratch the desk, or so the desk doesn't scratch the frame..?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Robbo4 on June 03, 2008, 10:36:44 pm
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a38/StevenROBSON/mercianbike001.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a38/StevenROBSON/PICT0120-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on June 03, 2008, 10:42:57 pm
Robbo--I remember first seeing the pictures of that Mercian; what a great bike.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: andyoxon on June 04, 2008, 12:16:01 am
Looks to have been very nicely done  :)

It's a gorgeous paint-job, it looks about an inch thick and redder than red.

It's been sat on my office side-desk all day and I must confess I've stared at it longer than I probably should have.

Is this so very, very wrong of me?

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BE%20Rennovation/BE5.jpg?t=1212433940)

Looks great Lee - I reckon the white sections really set the red colour off nicely.  I have the same Touristique frame, late 80s - in the metallic grey colour  :)  This is a thread you may be interested in, which I've had bookmarked for a while. 
CTC Forum :: View topic - British Eagle Touristique? (http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=4126&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on June 04, 2008, 10:02:50 pm
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a38/StevenROBSON/mercianbike001.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a38/StevenROBSON/PICT0120-1.jpg)


Mmmm - loveliness :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on June 05, 2008, 10:23:35 am
All made in Taiwan:


The filthy Trek Soho S fixie, also known as Black Beauty (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=black+beauty)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2372/2302721114_e08784817f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/2302721114/in/set-72157600264430082/)

The serene Airborne Valkyrie Ax road bike, also known as Champagne Supernova (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=champagne+supernova)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3219/2301933727_431f035463.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/2301933727/in/set-72157600264430082/)

theMTB, simply known as theMTB.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2277/2552606921_327e83812c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/2552606921/in/set-72157600264430082/)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Tom M on June 05, 2008, 11:59:40 am
Clarion - What's the rear drop-out arrangement on that Red Mercian? Looks a little curious...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on June 05, 2008, 12:49:46 pm
Clarion - What's the rear drop-out arrangement on that Red Mercian? Looks a little curious...

Rolhoff.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on June 05, 2008, 01:22:02 pm
Clarion - What's the rear drop-out arrangement on that Red Mercian? Looks a little curious...

Rolhoff.

Yes, a Mercian with 2 expensive German hubs I think.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on June 05, 2008, 01:37:57 pm
Clarion - What's the rear drop-out arrangement on that Red Mercian? Looks a little curious...

Rolhoff.

Is it? Where's the shifter?

(And I think it's Robbo's Mercian)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on June 05, 2008, 02:08:47 pm
Clarion - What's the rear drop-out arrangement on that Red Mercian? Looks a little curious...

Rolhoff.

Is it? Where's the shifter?

(And I think it's Robbo's Mercian)

Bar end. It is a bit untidy, IMHO, with the cable but it is a gorgeous bike. A pity we can't fit another shifter.

PS May go for that red if I ever re-spray my Mercian.  ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on June 05, 2008, 02:15:49 pm
Would be nice to have some more close up pictures of that Mercian of Robbos. It looks lovely.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on June 05, 2008, 02:25:24 pm
Clarion - What's the rear drop-out arrangement on that Red Mercian? Looks a little curious...

Rolhoff.

Is it? Where's the shifter?

(And I think it's Robbo's Mercian)

Bar end. It is a bit untidy, IMHO, with the cable but it is a gorgeous bike. A pity we can't fit another shifter.

PS May go for that red if I ever re-spray my Mercian.  ::-)

You could perhaps fit a shifter on a Minoura Space Bar off the stem if there's enough room under the bars.  Having the stem-mounted shifter makes sense if you are a relaxed rider and spend a lot of time on the bar-tops but not so good if you are in the drops all the time.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on June 05, 2008, 02:41:27 pm
Where's the shifter?
Bar end.
Why so it is. South paw?

PS May go for that red if I ever re-spray my Mercian.  ::-)

It is a stunning red - but quite a spectrum away from your current colour.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on June 05, 2008, 02:53:35 pm
It is a stunning red - but quite a spectrum away from your current colour.

That coppery red is one of my favorite bike colors. Which is why my current bikes are (1) emerald green and (2) black.  ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Robbo4 on June 05, 2008, 02:54:43 pm
It was bar end when I took the photo, but now it is fitted with a twist grip of my own making by the centre bulge, it is a lot neater. There is a German firm, whose name I have forgotten, who make something similar (and expensive). (Yes I am south pawed.)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on June 05, 2008, 04:20:11 pm
It was bar end when I took the photo, but now it is fitted with a twist grip of my own making by the centre bulge, it is a lot neater. There is a German firm, whose name I have forgotten, who make something similar (and expensive). (Yes I am south pawed.)

Photo please
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on June 05, 2008, 05:19:37 pm
Where's the shifter?
Bar end.
Why so it is. South paw?

PS May go for that red if I ever re-spray my Mercian.  ::-)

It is a stunning red - but quite a spectrum away from your current colour.

Yes, I usually go stealth! Although there's a bluey bike in my garage now...  ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on June 07, 2008, 02:04:48 pm
(http://www.robshields.org/~rshields/2008/06/van-nicholas.jpg)

My Yukon now with new mechs, chainset, BB, seat post, rear tyre, brake blocks, front rim, extra light, cycle computer and SQR swapped for bagman quick release.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on June 10, 2008, 09:24:45 am
Tyres are on - tonight I get the headset press to borrow so that will all be together properly. Now. To find the cash to finish it...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3038/2565697348_dea17138ae.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on June 10, 2008, 12:45:53 pm
Have you seen these (http://www.grabthehudz.com/gallery.html) BP? Middle row fourth ones down. Would look ace with some Brooks/Charge leather bar tape.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on June 10, 2008, 01:49:32 pm
Have you seen these (http://www.grabthehudz.com/gallery.html) BP? Middle row fourth ones down. Would look ace with some Brooks/Charge leather bar tape.

Waaaaaaant!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: RogerT on June 13, 2008, 11:52:47 am
My first ever attempt at posting a piccie..

This is my Skip/Project bike.

Started life as a Carlton Frame of indeterminate vintage from Flea BAy...Now rides better than my Audax Bike.

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm210/ousewanderer/IMG00032.jpg)

Graced with a set of wheels courtesy of a member of this Parish now chopping down trees in France, A Campag Chainset ex Flea Bay and lots of bits from my rapidly expanding stores.  I am about to fit the correct front Deraileur ( also courtesy of a Parish member ) and am sourcing a Brooks Pro sadle. 

Now I have got the Stem height correct I will obtain/fit the correct one.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on June 13, 2008, 11:55:23 am
My first ever attempt at posting a piccie..

This is my Skip/Project bike.

Started life as a Carlton of indeterminate vintage from Flea BAy...Now rides better than my Audax Bike.

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm210/ousewanderer/IMG00032.jpg

Edit..How do I ghet the actual picture to appear here ?

Highlight that pic address, then click on the (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/Themes/yACF%20Grey/images/bbc/img.gif) button.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: RogerT on June 13, 2008, 12:00:26 pm
Thanks..Done.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on June 13, 2008, 02:17:58 pm
This is my Skip/Project bike.

Started life as a Carlton Frame of indeterminate vintage from Flea BAy...Now rides better than my Audax Bike.

That's a very nice project bike!

What size tires?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: RogerT on June 13, 2008, 02:24:29 pm
700*28 Conti super touring...working on the "saving money" principal they came of my Hybrid Bike prior to selling it.

They give a lovely comfortable ride and are not noticeably slower that the 700*23 I had on it at first build.

I know that the wheel size is technically incorrect, but practicality won the day !
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on June 13, 2008, 02:35:36 pm
I know that the wheel size is technically incorrect, but practicality won the day !

I did the same--my Univega came with 27" wheels, but they wouldn't hold the tires I wanted (just a minor problem  ::-) ), so I went to 700c.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: velocitizen on June 13, 2008, 08:00:51 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2115/2370899233_3a7b5da80f.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on June 13, 2008, 08:23:44 pm
Well done Roger, looks beautiful.  Where exactly will you place the jelly people?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on June 13, 2008, 09:16:32 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2115/2370899233_3a7b5da80f.jpg?v=0)

Ver' nice.  :D

When funds permit i'll be fixing your old Carlton. I'll probably stick a B17 on it too.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: RogerT on June 13, 2008, 09:21:32 pm
Well done Roger, looks beautiful.  Where exactly will you place the jelly people?

Jelly people go in rear saddle pack, Marmite sarnies in bar Bag, Tools to persuade it to continue to roll are carriied in various pockets.

Lots still to do, Frame will get a respray when I am happy that all is OK with mechanicals.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on June 13, 2008, 10:41:18 pm
Roger, that's great.  Welcome to the 'Carlton Club' ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: iddu on June 14, 2008, 06:07:13 pm
Bzzt- crackle - fzZzt - pop. Muwhahaha - She lives...

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/iddu/20080614-misc/CIMG1772.jpg)

No pointy pinky, Miss C  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on June 14, 2008, 06:09:05 pm
Iddu, do you possess any normal bikes?

 ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: iddu on June 14, 2008, 09:22:38 pm
Iddu, do you possess any normal bikes?

 ;)

[sultry]Come up to the shed, and check ze equipment out, big boy..[/sultry]Umm, yes.  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on June 15, 2008, 08:55:32 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2115/2370899233_3a7b5da80f.jpg?v=0)

From here it doesn't look rusty. :D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on June 16, 2008, 08:45:38 am
Bzzt- crackle - fzZzt - pop. Muwhahaha - She lives...

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/iddu/20080614-misc/CIMG1772.jpg)

No pointy pinky, Miss C  ;)

I guess that is marginally more niche than my fixed Moulton...

(http://home.dekoninck.co.uk/stuff/fixed_tsr.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: pdm on June 16, 2008, 03:29:16 pm
Late last year I was squeezed into an unfortunate encounter with an immovable object on the road with the result that my heavy duty commuter (Airborne Carpe Diem) suffered a bent frame thus:

(http://www.meiring.org.uk/pdm/photos/Bicycles/frame.jpg)

After much soul searching, I splashed out on the equivalent new Van Nicholas frame and some more finishing kit to resurrect the beast as an Amazon:

(http://www.meiring.org.uk/pdm/photos/Bicycles/amazon.jpg)
(http://www.meiring.org.uk/pdm/photos/Bicycles/amazon2.jpg)

A little history....
My "heavy duty commuter" started life as a Cannondale T800. This died about 3 years ago when I broke its steel forks and dented the frame on a nasty little potholed downhill section on my commute home one dark evening. Parts of this bicycle (drivetrain, wheels, handlebars, stem, rack) were then used to build up a Carpe Diem frame. Now, more bits have been replaced and, of the original T800, only the front wheel remains on the current incarnation, ALL other parts having worn out and been replaced. The front wheel is replaced with a Schmidt Dynohub wheel for the dark winter months....
The brakes are XTR V-Brakes with travel agents which give a nicer feel and less squeak than the cantis I had previously; Many people decry the use of travel agents but I have had no problems - this may be due to using the "best available" parallel action V brakes.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on June 16, 2008, 05:00:19 pm

Certainly looks heavy duty. Nice.

Parts of this bicycle (drivetrain, wheels, handlebars, stem, rack) were then used to  build a Carpe Deum frame.

Um, I'm not sure (Latin o'level: unclassified), but I think this might mean 'sieze the god".

Intentional? I like it, either way ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: pdm on June 16, 2008, 07:40:21 pm
Um, I'm not sure (Latin o'level: unclassified), but I think this might mean 'sieze the god".


Ooops. :-[ Sorry - meant to write Carpe Diem which means seize the day! (Have corrected the Deum mistakes)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on June 16, 2008, 07:59:17 pm
Pieter,
What size is your frame?
The geometry looks very neat.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: velocitizen on June 16, 2008, 08:31:50 pm


From here it doesn't look rusty. :D
Chris, you will be pleased (or horrified) to know that since the picture was taken I have splashed out on a tin of white hammerite and (some of) the rust has vanished, it now has white chainstays, and a couple more stripes on the barbers pole, I would post an updated photo, but I am sure you can wait until the Skeggy ride....nobody will notice until sunrise.

Ver' nice.  :D

When funds permit i'll be fixing your old Carlton. I'll probably stick a B17 on it too.
Thanks Luke,It would be nice to see the Carlton fixed, are you coming to Skeggy?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: pdm on June 16, 2008, 08:36:08 pm
GruB,
"58 cm" frame. Cyclocross relaxed geometry with mildly sloping top tube. 12cm stem.
36 spoke 700c wheels (A719 rim on rear Ultegra hub). 633x35 Schwalbe M+ tyres.
Its a very nice bike. Very comfortable with x32 or x35 tyres.
52/39/30 with 12-27 cassette.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hubner on June 16, 2008, 10:03:40 pm
But now I just seem to think of nothing but classic looking steel frames with traditional paint jobs, older style groupsets (like the old Campag Record), Brooks saddles, Carradice saddle bags...and even........mudguards :P

Like this (except for the saddle)?
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o181/fixerr/Shorterrightfull.jpg)
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o181/fixerr/shortergearlever.jpg)
More pics if anyone's interested:
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o181/fixerr/Shorterleftfull.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o181/fixerr/shorterbackofcrown.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o181/fixerr/shorterfrontclose.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o181/fixerr/shorterforkrake.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o181/fixerr/shorterchainsetright.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o181/fixerr/shorterfrontbrakeclose.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o181/fixerr/shorterrearmech.jpg




Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on June 17, 2008, 08:53:31 pm
Late last year I was squeezed into an unfortunate encounter with an immovable object on the road

That must have been one hell of a knock. How did the forks fare, out of morbid interest?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: pdm on June 17, 2008, 08:56:02 pm
Amazingly, the forks (Carbon Cross forks, aluminium steerer with canti bosses) survived intact. However, I could not bring myself to trust them on the new frame so I got new ones...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on June 17, 2008, 09:00:33 pm
Amazing.

So much for the strengthening gusset on the down tube.

The Amazon's a great bike, enjoy  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on June 18, 2008, 08:32:09 am
The gusset did exactly what it was supposed to do - strengthen the area immediately behind the head tube.  Shame it wasn't a bit longer, eh? ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on June 18, 2008, 06:47:02 pm
How to get a new bike, paint your old one :)

Behold Stella Mark Deux ...

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/woollypigs/SFlHXIwF05I/AAAAAAAACjM/B2bZzYF3Tow/dsc03059.jpg?imgmax=640)

Stella had started to rust and I finally had the time and a bit of spare cash. So I took her apart yesterday and washed her down with paint remover then rust remover. Then I gave her 3-4 coats of "Hammerite Hammered Grey Silver" and then 2-3 coats of clear lacquer.

Note to one self and others, if you have the time make sure that each coat get to dry properly before applying the next coat. I ended up with a few runners and some marks in the paint work as it was still soft (but dry to the touch) when I put Stella back together. I had to rush it as Stella is my only ride atm I had to get her ready for tomorrow.

But I'm happy with the job and from what I learned here I think I can make a great job on the other frame I got laying around that need to be fixed up.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dinamo on June 18, 2008, 06:53:35 pm
Quote
Behold Stella Mark Deux ...

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/woollypigs/SFlHXIwF05I/AAAAAAAACjM/B2bZzYF3Tow/dsc03059.jpg?imgmax=640)

Very nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on June 18, 2008, 07:00:12 pm
That chain is a bit... (http://www.greenbank.org/images/slack.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on June 19, 2008, 08:34:15 am
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/woollypigs/SFlHXIwF05I/AAAAAAAACjM/B2bZzYF3Tow/dsc03059.jpg?imgmax=640)


Are those Planet X handlebars that were going for £7.50 a while ago? I've got a set and quite like them.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on June 19, 2008, 08:37:30 am
Are those Planet X handlebars that were going for £7.50 a while ago? I've got a set and quite like them.
Nope they are Profile T2 Wing Aero Base Bar


   Wiggle
 (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360029410)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fi on June 19, 2008, 08:39:57 am
She looks lovely Woolly; well worth the time and effort.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: RogerT on June 19, 2008, 09:07:23 am
Woolly

That looks absolutely lovely.  Real class.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Woofage on June 19, 2008, 10:10:49 am
Fantastic! Amazing improvement on Stella mark 1 that I saw on Sunday. Hard to believe it's the same bike :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on June 19, 2008, 11:50:30 am
Woolly

That looks absolutely lovely.  Real class.


ditto!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on June 19, 2008, 07:57:17 pm
Thanks all, just put a new sprocket on the back and boy does she ride great, she IS really a new bike :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bikenerd on June 19, 2008, 08:42:34 pm
My 1946 Hill Special:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/2592844257_a88739e2ea_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on June 19, 2008, 08:46:03 pm
bikenerd : where do you live ? As I'm sure I saw that bike in Ealing/Greenford today.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bikenerd on June 19, 2008, 09:06:53 pm
bikenerd : where do you live ? As I'm sure I saw that bike in Ealing/Greenford today.

Oxford!  And it was definitely locked up outside the department all day! :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on June 19, 2008, 09:20:47 pm
I hope that it was too, so there is a copy cat in town.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on June 19, 2008, 09:55:05 pm
Bikenerd, that's lovely. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on June 19, 2008, 11:48:37 pm

Bikenerd--yours is very nice!

This is not my whole bike, but the part I just changed....

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/2592349077_5bd981a557_b.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/2592349077_6393b4004f_o.jpg)

...from a 48/34 compact double (110bcd) to a 48/28 compact double (86bcd). Just an experiment to try something vaguely like an old French type of wide double, except that I'm also using a Megarange freewheel. So this setup has  bailout gear of 22.2 inches.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on June 20, 2008, 08:32:40 am
My 1946 Hill Special

Lur-ve-ly retro bike!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on June 20, 2008, 10:01:06 am
...from a 48/34 compact double (110bcd) to a 48/28 compact double (86bcd). Just an experiment to try something vaguely like an old French type of wide double, except that I'm also using a Megarange freewheel. So this setup has  bailout gear of 22.2 inches.

That's quite a spread, does it shift okay?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Otto on June 20, 2008, 02:05:53 pm
Here's My stable
Jake
Viner
Spez
and
Dahon

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a257/ottocat/bikelo.jpg) <p>
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a257/ottocat/4.jpg) <p>
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a257/ottocat/bike-1.jpg)<p>
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a257/ottocat/bike-2.jpg)<p>
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a257/ottocat/Z0807_BIG.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on June 20, 2008, 10:12:55 pm
That's quite a spread, does it shift okay?

So far, knock wood, it's at least as good as the previous setup.

Rather than be scientific and change one component at a time, I switched from a Shimano 600 front derailleur (came with the original 52/42 road double) to an old "Deer Head" MTB model.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on June 22, 2008, 11:41:24 am
Getting my tourer ready for LEJoG in two weeks! I have some kool stop pads coming to replace Shimano ones, but other than that it's ready to go. The chainset/cassette/chain will need replacing after this tour as they are looking a bit worn.

(http://www.robshields.org/~rshields/2008/06/tourer2.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on June 22, 2008, 06:51:37 pm
my stable [I may nearly be at N :D]

29er mtb:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_9303.jpg)

pompino: (chain *could* probably be a bit tighter)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_9310.jpg)

ebay colnago:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_9312.jpg)

ugly audax bike, I know the forks look a bit odd, it's a long story...:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_9309.jpg)

Condor barrachi:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_9313.jpg)

folder:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_9314.jpg)

and the new baby fixed:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_9304.jpg)

full of ENO hubbed goodness..:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_9306.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on June 22, 2008, 08:36:11 pm
Mike : what folder is that, is that the Speed Pro, if so how does it ride on longer journeys ?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on June 23, 2008, 08:47:52 am
it's the speed TR woolly (it's 3 or 4 years old - they used to be orange)

I've done a lot of 1 hour rides and a couple of 50 milers on it and it's pretty good.  I'm right on the size / weight limit for it which makes it a bit flexy, and the saddle has a weird clampy thing which means I cant fit a brooks, but apart from that it's nice.  Quite quick too - only about 1 or 2 mph slower over a 1 hour ride than a 'proper sized' bike. 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on June 23, 2008, 09:37:02 am
I have the Helios version of that frame and they are nippy. I am around 80kg and the frame fels quite stiff to me. I have doen a lot of similar rides to Mike's without problem. The saddle I-Beam clamp is disappearing on the new models; I bought a good I-Beam saddle from Palnet-X (sales) and that made a difference comnpared to the standard modle which was rubbish. Except for that, all good out of the box.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Biff on June 25, 2008, 05:35:02 pm
Not mine, but I don't see why I should suffer alone  :o

(http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2008/june/4/RaymondHernandez-1.jpg)

Dear Sweet Jesus  :sick:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on June 25, 2008, 05:48:49 pm
Not mine, but I don't see why I should suffer alone  :o

<snip>

Dear Sweet Jesus  :sick:

Oh Lordy - that's really nasty  :hand:.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on June 25, 2008, 06:09:48 pm
my word.  So far across on the ugly scale it almost makes it round the loop and back to beautiful.  Almost.



 :hand:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on June 25, 2008, 06:23:40 pm
OMG. :o  They've got the hip hop slave thing all wrong haven't they.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on June 25, 2008, 06:25:16 pm
Impressive!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on June 25, 2008, 07:14:24 pm
How long is the wheel base?!!  It looks like a butcher's bike that's been Tango'd*.

*well, somebody had to say it...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on June 25, 2008, 10:45:20 pm
How long is the wheel base?!!  It looks like a butcher's bike that's been Tango'd*.

*well, somebody had to say it...

Looks like a 700c frame with 26" wheels the clearances are so big
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on June 25, 2008, 10:54:10 pm
My Rennovation is approaching the finish line.

Here is the before

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BritEagleorig.jpg?t=1214430525)

The middle

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/restoration2.jpg?t=1214430570)

and (nearly) the end.  Just some Mudguard tweaking, some fine tuning of the derailleur and Bar tape.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BET3.jpg?t=1214430648)

Yes, I know the Bar Tape is a bit pink & black , rubberised finish with white stitching but a little S&M never hurt anyone (did it?).  Anyway, it's 22 years old now so it can do what it wants.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on June 25, 2008, 10:56:01 pm
That seems to be working rather well. :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on June 25, 2008, 10:56:22 pm
For the pervs among you (Edit, I was going to use Black tape but finally had to do something to it in order to make it slightly anti-CTC)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BET2.jpg?t=1214430914)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BET1.jpg?t=1214430958)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BE%20Rennovation/BE4.jpg?t=1214431254)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on June 25, 2008, 11:07:05 pm
That's coming along nicely....I'll just imagine red bar tape.  ;)

(why are "red" tapes, pads, etc. almost always pink?)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on June 25, 2008, 11:34:53 pm
That's coming along nicely....I'll just imagine red bar tape.  ;)

(why are "red" tapes, pads, etc. almost always pink?)

The problem I have is that almost nothing will be as red as the Mercian paint-job so I thought I wouldn't even try to match it.  I like vulgar bar-tape (see yellow/black on the original)

I don't mind the pink of the bar tape in fact.  If I get sick of it I'll get black tape next time, not red.  I don't particularly like red bar tape (especially after it's been held by oily hands)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on June 25, 2008, 11:37:34 pm

< slinks away to finish installation of red cotton bar tape >   :-[
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on June 26, 2008, 05:48:16 am
Lee,
That looks ace  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on June 26, 2008, 09:11:06 am
Lee,
That looks ace  :thumbsup:

Thanks Grub.

Brooks B17 Champion has been ordered (Nice big copper rivets), sod the weight I love the look.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Maffie on June 26, 2008, 12:10:34 pm
new bike  ;D

Dolce elite

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g110/maffiebabe/005.jpg)

Pants pic but raining outside lol
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Tom M on June 26, 2008, 12:29:51 pm
Pics of your pants you say?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on June 26, 2008, 12:31:04 pm
you're, erm, not tall, are you Maffie? :D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on June 26, 2008, 12:32:51 pm
That's a small bike!!  ;)

Nice. Try and raise the saddle up if you can. It will help with the cycling.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Maffie on June 26, 2008, 12:46:03 pm
Im very short yes lol. Im just under 5'2 its a 44cm frame reach on the 48 was way too long  :o first try on it was last night so needs a few tweaks yet.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on June 26, 2008, 01:28:01 pm
Im very short yes lol. Im just under 5'2 its a 44cm frame reach on the 48 was way too long  :o first try on it was last night so needs a few tweaks yet.

A very good thing in a small package.  :D

Saddle is level with the handle bars... I think the perspective in the picture makes it look lower than it is.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on June 26, 2008, 02:15:42 pm
Cool! 8)

Now get out & ride - rain be damned! ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Maffie on June 26, 2008, 03:10:05 pm
Im very short yes lol. Im just under 5'2 its a 44cm frame reach on the 48 was way too long  :o first try on it was last night so needs a few tweaks yet.

A very good thing in a small package.  :D

Saddle is level with the handle bars... I think the perspective in the picture makes it look lower than it is.

there wasnt much room to get a good pic in that room  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on June 27, 2008, 12:20:12 pm
Finished (with arrival and fitment of Brooks B17 Champion)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BE%20Rennovation/IMG_6624.jpg?t=1214565097)

I'm extremely pleased with the result and highly recommend Mercian based on the braze-ons and paint-job they did on this.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BE%20Rennovation/IMG_6620.jpg?t=1214565269)

In case you were wondering, I bought the bike from Harry Hall's Bicycle shop in Manchester in 1986 (£285 new but I daren't add up what I've spent over the years)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BE%20Rennovation/IMG_6626.jpg?t=1214565365)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: gordon taylor on June 29, 2008, 09:19:39 am
I've finished rebuilding my Surly Cross Check tourer for the North Sea route, starting in three weeks.  ;D ;D ;D The bike is pretty much the same as I used on the Pacific Highway last year, but I've taken the hydraulic brakes off to use them on the tandem. They've been replaced with Cane Creek "V brakes without noodle pipes" matched with Tektro V brake road levers.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_1198.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_1199.jpg)

The racks are Nitto - both attached to the canti studs. I've gone back to a fixed rear wheel as the route looks flat enough. The frame is a bit big for me, so I use a seatpost with no layback to bring the saddle forward. Bars are the On-One Midge design. Hubs are Surly; tyres are Panaracer TG Pasella - 35mm and 32mm.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on June 29, 2008, 10:32:03 am
Some interesting stuff there, Gordon.

1. Does the front rack attach to anything other than the canti studs?

2. How do the noodleless Vs compare with noodled Vs?

I'm not a huge fan of the Surley, because it looks so industrial, even military to me, but it looks entirely ready for whatever you might be about to throw at it/it at.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: gordon taylor on June 29, 2008, 11:18:16 am
Well spotted, Paul. The front rack should have a fastening bit that extends through the brake bolt hole at the top of the forks. I've removed it because it fouls the brake cable and will have to get some 5mm threaded bar and a small P-clip to replace it.

The new brakes? They're OK, but not wonderful. I'll get them bedded-in and try out some fully loaded descents to get a better impression.

I hope you noted the essential BLACK nipples?  8)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on June 29, 2008, 11:38:35 am
Well spotted, Paul. The front rack should have a fastening bit that extends through the brake bolt hole at the top of the forks. I've removed it because it fouls the brake cable and will have to get some 5mm threaded bar and a small P-clip to replace it.

I'm struggling to picture how the solution works. Will you post a pic, if you have time?

The new brakes? They're OK, but not wonderful. I'll get them bedded-in and try out some fully loaded descents to get a better impression.

Interesting. I'd expect them to be even vetter than Vs, but maybe (like you say) they need to bed in.

I hope you noted the essential BLACK nipples?  8)

It's quite common, after serious cracking, I hear. Hope they clear up soon ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on June 29, 2008, 06:45:35 pm
Nice work bike Gordon; I would just change the bars were I to ride it!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on June 30, 2008, 03:22:22 pm
That is very nice, Gordon - those Tektro levers work nicely, don't they?

I like the gold chain too - it adds just the right bit of colour :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Robbo5 on June 30, 2008, 08:47:17 pm
It was bar end when I took the photo, but now it is fitted with a twist grip of my own making by the centre bulge, it is a lot neater. There is a German firm, whose name I have forgotten, who make something similar (and expensive). (Yes I am south pawed.)

Photo please

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a38/StevenROBSON/000_0002-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on June 30, 2008, 10:18:40 pm
Those black nipples will be a nice pink again Gordon when the bruising has gone :demon:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on July 01, 2008, 08:43:06 am
It was bar end when I took the photo, but now it is fitted with a twist grip of my own making by the centre bulge, it is a lot neater. There is a German firm, whose name I have forgotten, who make something similar (and expensive). (Yes I am south pawed.)

Photo please

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a38/StevenROBSON/000_0002-2.jpg)


Looks interesting.  If you ever take it off for servicing I'd be interested to see how it is made.  Does it slide over the bars and then tighten using a shim?  The cables appear to run along the bars but maybe they are just brake cables.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on July 01, 2008, 09:13:17 am
The cables appear to run along the bars but maybe they are just brake cables.

You can see the two gear cables running vertically down next to the head tube.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on July 01, 2008, 01:48:25 pm
Here's my tourer - the bike was originally a Diamond Back Outlook bought for £100 in 1999, but since the frame's comfortable and fits me well, I've given it a few different guises over the years.

With the recent addition of Salsa Bell Lap bars, Tektro V-brake levers, bar-end shifters (swapped for DVD player), a Brooks B17 and various spare bits, it's a satisfactory answer to the question "How do I get a cheap touring bike?"

I'll add some smoother tyres, a rack at the front and a 36-spoke rear wheel, then it'll be ready for Land's End to John O'Groats in 3 weeks' time :)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2622641778_ea0879da6e.jpg)

Here it is in action at the weekend, on Sleightholme Moor:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3103/2622641846_063ab1582f.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: tiermat on July 01, 2008, 02:40:54 pm
Will we see that one in action on Lumpy Tea and Cakes Dean?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on July 01, 2008, 02:43:58 pm
Pictures like that are the reason that the disassembly of my mtb/tourer (so that I can sell it) is going so slowly. Well, that and the fact that despite following Sheldon's Seven Steps, I can't get the seatpost out.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on July 01, 2008, 04:02:06 pm
(http://www.robshields.org/~rshields/2008/07/tourer-loaded.jpg)

(http://www.robshields.org/~rshields/2008/07/tourer-loaded2.jpg)

(http://www.robshields.org/~rshields/2008/07/tourer-loaded3.jpg)

My tourer in LEJoG mode :thumbsup:

Have fitted new LX canti brakes (thanks MV) and Kool stop dual compound pads. Very nice stopping power, feels comparable to v-brakes. I tried the Shimano pads that came with the brakes, they were terrible - abrasive. See also Why you should use decent pads for your rim brakes (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4727.0)

The bike's currently weighing in at 26kg, but with all the other stuff I'm taking and a full pantry it will be more like 35kg. It feels strange at first after not riding loaded for over a year, a bit like riding a boat. Heavy and slow handling, but very comfortable and secure.

We are doing it sensibly, 15 days gives 60 miles per day average. The main issue is Dad who's 64 and hasn't done anything this ambitious for 40 years. He's been inspired to cycle again by my cycling exploits over the last few years. He reckons he can average 13mph though.

The only problem is I'm all ready but it's two days away >:( :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on July 01, 2008, 04:06:08 pm
Looking good.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: MSeries on July 01, 2008, 04:10:29 pm
He's Fully loaded. Get a stunning backdrop and submit the picture.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on July 01, 2008, 05:39:04 pm
He's Fully loaded. Get a stunning backdrop and submit the picture.

Where to??
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: PH on July 01, 2008, 05:40:00 pm
Wish I had a grey Cortina....  That wish never came to anything but when it came to choosing a bike colour I didn't hesitate and now with matching rims.
                                      (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/2627756943_7807bb0a3f.jpg?v=0)

That choice has come in for some criticism over the last few years, with some wits asking when the top coat was going on.  I always knew grey was a good colour and who on YACF could disagree ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: PaulR on July 01, 2008, 05:45:07 pm
(http://www.robshields.org/~rshields/2008/07/tourer-loaded.jpg)


Pittville Park again?  That was the destination of most of my early bike rides between the ages of 5 and about 8 or 9.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on July 01, 2008, 07:00:17 pm
Will we see that one in action on Lumpy Tea and Cakes Dean?

Maybe.  But I've a third bike which you haven't seen yet ;)

Pictures like that are the reason that the disassembly of my mtb/tourer (so that I can sell it) is going so slowly. Well, that and the fact that despite following Sheldon's Seven Steps, I can't get the seatpost out.

Aye, it's great having a go-anywhere bike :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rhys W on July 01, 2008, 08:09:20 pm
The long-awaited C50 is here!

(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rhys.llangefni/lluniau/IMG_0471.jpg)

(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rhys.llangefni/lluniau/IMG_0473.jpg)

(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rhys.llangefni/lluniau/IMG_0480.jpg)


Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on July 01, 2008, 08:23:22 pm
Wow!  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on July 01, 2008, 08:25:48 pm
Pittville Park again?  That was the destination of most of my early bike rides between the ages of 5 and about 8 or 9.

Yeap, on the bridge by the loos. It's fun to pootle round the park :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on July 01, 2008, 08:29:06 pm
The long-awaited C50 is here!
Gorgeous.  8)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: MSeries on July 01, 2008, 08:31:20 pm
He's Fully loaded. Get a stunning backdrop and submit the picture.

Where to??

The Fully Loaded Touring Bike Photo Gallery (http://www.fullyloadedtouring.com/) of course
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on July 01, 2008, 08:35:36 pm
The Fully Loaded Touring Bike Photo Gallery (http://www.fullyloadedtouring.com/) of course

Excellent :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on July 02, 2008, 01:03:38 pm
Just finished a new bike for my girlfriend, a Trek 1.2 WSD frame that I have made into a Audax style bike for her, this is her first road bike, she has been using her old ATB (http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/graphics/Kent_Castle_Ride_100_8.jpg) until now for up to 100 miles (http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/Our_Tours_Kent_Castle.htm), after that ride she agreed that she would like to join me riding from Bordeaux to Barcelona (http://www.bikeadventures.co.uk/supportbordeauxbarcelona.html), I may have not highlighted the part about the Pyrenees being in between the two when trying to convince her to go mind you, so decided to treat her to a bike, hoping that it will help her to get over them; without hitting me! Most of the spec' was based on my own Van Nicholas Yukon (http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/graphics/Van_Nicholas_Yukon.jpg)

(http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/808_CTC_LOUISA_01_1.jpg) Trek 1.2 WSD 47cm frame with Mavic Kysrium Equipe wheels

(http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/808_CTC_LOUISA_03_1.jpg) TA Carmina 165mm 26-36-46, this gives roughly 24" to 95" gear ratios with 13-29 cassette

(http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/808_CTC_LOUISA_04_2.jpg)Campagnolo Record Red label Ergo, indulged here as personally I prefer to the non QS front shifting and clunkier gear change.

(http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/808_CTC_LOUISA_06_1.jpg) Campagnolo Comp triple mech with 13-29 cassette

(http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/808_CTC_LOUISA_07_1.jpg) Campagnolo Comp Front mech, dsigned for larger rings, as you can see the outer plate does not follow the chain ring line, but it still works well enough.

(http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/808_CTC_LOUISA_08_1.jpg) Short depth bars, Shimano R650 57mm brakes

(http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/808_CTC_LOUISA_09_1.jpg) Cateye Strada Wireless computer

As for Louisa she thought it looked lovely, although when I started to tell her the thought that went into the equipment choices I could see her eyes glazing over  ::-)  ;D

Paul_Smith (http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/graphics/Adobe_France.jpg)
www.bikeplus.co.uk (http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on July 02, 2008, 01:56:50 pm
That is rather spiff. :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on July 02, 2008, 02:12:52 pm
Is that a Terry saddle?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on July 02, 2008, 02:23:27 pm
Is that a Terry saddle?
Very similar, it is a Bontrager, the frame is available as a complete bike only so I ordered that in and upgraded all but the WSD items, the saddle being one of them, the bars the other, everything else I upgraded as above.

Paul_Smith (http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/graphics/Adobe_France.jpg)
www.bikeplus.co.uk (http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on July 02, 2008, 09:27:33 pm
From this:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/100_9154.jpg)

To this:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/100_9156.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on July 02, 2008, 09:56:26 pm
I love the way you've scattered flower petals around your bike. Is it love?  :-* ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rollo on July 02, 2008, 10:20:36 pm
I'd put the mudguard-stay quick-release doofers back - they're a bit more important now the stays attach at the dropouts.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on July 02, 2008, 10:32:54 pm
Just finished a new bike for my girlfriend, 

... Trek 1.2 WSD 47cm frame with Mavic Kysrium Equipe wheels
... TA Carmina 165mm 26-36-46, this gives roughly 24" to 95" gear ratios with 13-29 cassette
... Campagnolo Record Red label Ergo, indulged here as personally I prefer to the non QS front shifting and clunkier gear change.
... Campagnolo Comp triple mech with 13-29 cassette
... Campagnolo Comp Front mech, dsigned for larger rings, as you can see the outer plate does not follow the chain ring line, but it still works well enough.
... Short depth bars,
... Cateye Strada Wireless computer

Nice bike, boy are you smitten!

As for Louisa she thought it looked lovely, although when I started to tell her the thought that went into the equipment choices I could see her eyes glazing over  ::-)  ;D

Listen, if it doesn't work out between you two, well, I'm just saying, my eyes wouldn't be glazing over...  :-*

Shimano R650 57mm brakes

Hmm, so you're not completely smitten after all? ;)

Seriously - that's a fabulous bike. I hope you four have thousands of happy miles together.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on July 02, 2008, 10:36:11 pm
I love the way you've scattered flower petals around your bike. Is it love?  :-* ;)

Of course.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on July 02, 2008, 10:37:11 pm
I'd put the mudguard-stay quick-release doofers back - they're a bit more important now the stays attach at the dropouts.

Oh.  I couldn't figure out how they worked.  I had to use some old mudguard guides as the ones on the original pic were too short.  I suppose I can just move the quick release over easily?  I will have a look.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on July 02, 2008, 10:40:16 pm
SKS have redesigned the mudguard fixing so you can't adjust it, and the stays are very long, so I fitted my latest 'guards without the secu-clips.

I might revisit now I've adapted SKS' brilliant innovation back to something workable.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: CathH on July 04, 2008, 11:31:44 am
(http://www.catherinehumes.co.uk/blog/blogimages/2008bikecanal.jpg)

My bike hasn't been seen on here for a while.  Nothing's changed as such apart from new lights and tyres.  He's looking relaxed by the canal before the ride home.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on July 04, 2008, 11:33:05 am
A perfect scene. Made me smile. :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on July 05, 2008, 09:02:55 pm
Getting there...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2639574144_e04f7ef282.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/2639571316_ff5e44bc42.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2639569074_2daa94185c.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on July 05, 2008, 09:11:15 pm
oi you evil little GIT , show us some more pictures !!!!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on July 05, 2008, 09:15:57 pm
oi you evil little GIT , show us some more pictures !!!!

Not till it's finished at the end of the month...  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: vince on July 06, 2008, 09:28:23 am
My Dawes Sardar, bought from Alan last year and a godsend in the Welsh hills:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b108/VinceBeckworth/Devils%20Bridge%20ride%207%20Jun%2008/BILD0059.jpg)

I would like to fit lighter forks and get a green respray. On other days I want to keep the forks and fit a disc, it all depends on the hill I've just been up.

My summer bike:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b108/VinceBeckworth/Norfolk%20June%2008/24062008001.jpg)

This was the bike I bought when I started to become interested in longer rides. I took a significant chunk of my student loan and was worth it 8)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: robgul on July 06, 2008, 10:41:39 am
I'd put the mudguard-stay quick-release doofers back - they're a bit more important now the stays attach at the dropouts.

Oh.  I couldn't figure out how they worked.  I had to use some old mudguard guides as the ones on the original pic were too short.  I suppose I can just move the quick release over easily?  I will have a look.

I would STRONGLY recommend that you fit the plastic quick release clips for the mudguard stays - readers may recall that last November one of my cycling club pals caught a bit of stick in his front guard (with fixed stays), was catapulted over the bars, landed on his (helmeted) head but broke his neck and back - resulting in the life support system having to be switched off a few days later   :( :(     

Not sure what the outcome would have been if he had the QR mudguards ... but seems a good idea to take precautions.

Rob
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: cookiemonster on July 06, 2008, 10:53:52 pm
My new-ish bike

(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l113/cookiemonster69_2006/SANY0033.jpg)


Sorry that the quality isn't great, it was taken with my dodgy old camera
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Yoyo on July 06, 2008, 11:05:36 pm
[img]

This should be my pride and joy but I cannot see what I am uploading!!
A smaller picture is to the left! - My ride from Poole to Hengistbury Head.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimO on July 07, 2008, 08:23:30 am
[img]

This should be my pride and joy but I cannot see what I am uploading!!
A smaller picture is to the left! - My ride from Poole to Hengistbury Head.

OK, it looks like you haven't got an image in your post.  Assuming you've uploaded the image onto a suitable website (like Flikr or something of that ilk), and you've got the URL of the image alone, you'll need to put that URL between some "img" tags eg like this:

[img]http://www.server.goes.here.com/filename_here.gif[/img]

Use the "Reply with quote" feature on somebody else's post to see what they've done.

Oh, and welcome to the forum. :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on July 07, 2008, 10:07:30 am
Vince, that lifebelt on the Cougar seems oversized for the type of bike.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on July 07, 2008, 06:43:10 pm
Vince, that lifebelt on the Cougar seems oversized for the type of bike.

Also: please be cautious. No matter how tempting that "special reduced rate" sounds, don't pay the ferryman. Don't even fix a price.

< runs >
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: donpedro on July 07, 2008, 07:12:28 pm
My Dawes Sardar, bought from Alan last year and a godsend in the Welsh hills:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b108/VinceBeckworth/Devils%20Bridge%20ride%207%20Jun%2008/BILD0059.jpg)

I would like to fit lighter forks and get a green respray. On other days I want to keep the forks and fit a disc, it all depends on the hill I've just been up.

Give it a rest! The Sardar is a proper camping tourer not a get-there-in-a-hurry-bike! Shame on Dawes for replacing such good frame with a disposable "soda-can" version this year! ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: vince on July 10, 2008, 11:24:39 pm
I don't understand why they did it either. I thought the Sardar was one of a kind at that price point and very good value. The thing I love about this bike is that if the mood took me I reckon I could ride out one day and not stop (visas permitting) until I arrived at my brother's place in the middle of Africa for a beer. Until then it can continue to do excellent service in the Welsh hills.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on July 11, 2008, 07:54:21 pm
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_1198.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/2659322090_b1c9729446.jpg)

A black fixed with nitto racks front and rear, midge bars, brooks saddle and V-brakes?

Got one of them.  :thumbsup:

That looks awfully like an on-one crankset too, only yours must be new 'coz the shiny chrome finish hasn't started pealing off yet.  :-\
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: vince on July 11, 2008, 08:01:54 pm
Good grief Luke, where had you ridden that to?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: peliroja on July 11, 2008, 08:02:41 pm
Ooh, I will *hopefully* have new bike pics to post in here tomorrow.

Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on July 11, 2008, 08:14:37 pm
Good grief Luke, where had you ridden that to?

I rode up to Berwick upon Tweed over 4 days last week. The photo was taken at Seahouses shortly before getting there.

Spent the past week chasing recumbent tricyclists all over Northumberland and the borders area.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on July 11, 2008, 10:53:17 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/2659322090_b1c9729446.jpg)

A black fixed with nitto racks front and rear, midge bars, brooks saddle and V-brakes?

Got one of them.  :thumbsup:

Nice!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on July 11, 2008, 11:01:04 pm
Good grief Luke, where had you ridden that to?

I rode up to Berwick upon Tweed over 4 days last week. The photo was taken at Seahouses shortly before getting there.


Always said the Pompino was a great tourer... Well done Luke. See you tomorrow.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: gordon taylor on July 12, 2008, 09:56:20 am
Hi Luke! That's a cool bike.
Great minds think alike etc...

Yep, that's an On-One crankset and whilst the RHS is still intact, all the chrome has peeled off the left crank.

I'm touring on 48 x 19 this year.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on July 13, 2008, 06:48:11 pm
Just in case anyone thought that I don't ride bikes, just collect them

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/08062008.jpg)

On the Rochdale canal
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on July 14, 2008, 09:39:37 am
If that's the Manchester-Rochdale section (and I think it is ;) ), then watch out - there are faerie hiding places everywhere...


...that and tons of broken glass ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on July 14, 2008, 07:21:16 pm
Clarion. That's Failsworth, that is . . .

The ride home from Manchester, instead of taking 30 mins took over an hour and a half due to the state of the towpath. Taht's the last time I take a 'shortcut' along 'the canal coz it's flatter'. loada bollox!

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on July 15, 2008, 04:07:57 pm
The Puch Prince I got for Mel for thirty quid from a police auction has finally been turned into a commuter.

It started like this:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/124/406192473_a3ca4a8485.jpg?v=0)

New saddle, front wheel and pedals were all that was needed. But it just wasn't right. The old brake levers were mince, but riding on the hoods isn't for Mel just yet, and the bars had to be popped up high anyway for her to ride in comfort which looked odd with the drops.

Problem solved. A week ago I stripped my old Dawes to pass the frame on, and stuck the flat bar and brake levers onto the Puch. Added some nice Charge grips. Suddenly it stops and feels much more controllable. I may need to get a stem with more reach as Mel has complained of being a little cramped. It was a bit harder on her wrists than her MTB as well, feeling as though the saddle was pitching her forward, so need to do some other tweaks.

But overall the ride in this morning went well, and it'll be even better when I've got a thumbshifter as she can't use the downtube shifter yet so has basically been riding it as singlespeed. She'd gone right off the look of the MTB, much prefers this, and it's in her favourite colour (which, as we all know, is one of the most important things when it comes to bikes...).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3009/2671104038_070924ee41.jpg?v=1216120042)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/2671104448_a674061dae.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2670283159_cce1c695c9.jpg?v=0)

having seen the pics she now wants some better cycling clothes, and is going off helmets (got the Bern in the pics from Cyclechic, which was an improvement, but might be going bareheaded at some point - I can't really argue against it given I commute lidless).
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on July 15, 2008, 04:14:25 pm
Flat bars :sick:

The drops look pretty good, retro drops are in fashion you know :thumbsup: But if she needs a stem that short with flat bars then the frame is too large,
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on July 15, 2008, 04:19:08 pm
Flat bars :sick:

The drops look pretty good, retro drops are in fashion you know :thumbsup: But if she needs a stem that short with flat bars then the frame is too large,

With drop bars on it simply wasn't going to be ridden and I'd much rather it saw the light of day to be honest.

And...

I may need to get a stem with more reach....

 :P

Frame size is about spot on, just need to get it feeling as comfortable as possible.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on July 15, 2008, 04:24:41 pm
Sharp shooting there BP.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on July 15, 2008, 04:25:23 pm
A Puch :) man that brings back memories from when I was a kid plenty of Puch around, and always that green colour too. The lid looks kinda big though could be because it does not have holes.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on July 15, 2008, 04:26:28 pm
Riser bars ftw in that case :thumbsup:

Frame size is about spot on, just need to get it feeling as comfortable as possible.

If the reach is about right with the short stem and high flat bars then the frame is too long. Still, as long as it's comfortable then that's all that matters :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on July 17, 2008, 09:25:16 am
Riser bars ftw in that case :thumbsup:

Frame size is about spot on, just need to get it feeling as comfortable as possible.

If the reach is about right with the short stem and high flat bars then the frame is too long. Still, as long as it's comfortable then that's all that matters :thumbsup:

Going to work on it over the weekend and see if we can find the optimum setup.  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on July 17, 2008, 09:28:15 am
So with the Puch almost there I can get on with the next wee project. Very old (50s?) ladies bike bought off eBay for about £15 I think. Thought it was a big job, but under the grime the bike is in really good nick, and all the chromework has been shining up very nicely. Will get that bit all done by the weekend, so only need to wait on the new grips and pedals (the only new bits needed) to arrive, whack on the basket I bought from Eck, put the chainguard back on and away we go!

(the mudguards need a little more TLC).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/2674578549_7344a3beed.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3183/2675385594_2a1cc5d455.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3225/2674608481_4494b6a5c7.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on July 17, 2008, 09:35:09 am
You can tell it's a bird's bike....  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on July 17, 2008, 09:47:45 am
You can tell it's a bird's bike....  ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dinamo on July 17, 2008, 10:52:55 am
Dont forget the saddle  :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on July 17, 2008, 03:39:19 pm
So with the Puch almost there I can get on with the next wee project <snip> whack on the basket I bought from Eck, put the chainguard back on and away we go!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3225/2674608481_4494b6a5c7.jpg?v=0)

Chicken in a Basket?  ::-) ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on July 17, 2008, 03:41:51 pm
Chicken in a Basket?  ::-) ;D

That's the next photo planned...  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on July 20, 2008, 01:38:47 pm
Love the hendlebars.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on July 21, 2008, 09:37:37 pm
 A re-incarnation re-incyclenation of my Graham Weigh frame making use of an Eno hub and some other old parts from the shed  :thumbsup:
 Built it up for a TT bike to try and get a more comfortable position, "yes I know it's not supposed to be comfortable"


The obligatory money shot  :)   also a clicky to my Flickr page
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/2690329702_e54340a12a.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/sets/72157602875086056/?photo_deleted=2690330264)

and the whole thing
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/2689518099_726c527990.jpg)


Edited 23/07/08 to add I just rode a personal best 10 TT at 25 mins 33 secs  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on July 22, 2008, 08:53:26 am
Flobba-lobba?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on July 22, 2008, 12:27:31 pm
very nice FWN...

is there a trick to stopping the ENO hub from rotating?  My chain keeps defaulting to 'slightly slack'..
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on July 22, 2008, 07:08:13 pm
 I'll let you know Mike, so far so good.

 I did position it so the weight of the bike is pushing it up towards the back in a tension direction, more to do with position against the brakes than forethought  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on July 22, 2008, 07:40:35 pm
Flobba-lobba?

Paul, you'll need to keep Louis away from the keyboard for a few more years.  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Julian on July 22, 2008, 10:49:15 pm
My new piece of carbon loveliness, which allows me to pretend I can ride fast.  :D

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g219/liz1848/Ruby/P7220084.jpg)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g219/liz1848/Ruby/P7220080.jpg)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g219/liz1848/Ruby/P7220081.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Wowbagger on July 22, 2008, 10:54:09 pm
Phooar!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Séamas M. on July 22, 2008, 11:19:08 pm
Lovely bike Liz, just don't let GruB see it or you might get picked up by the fuzz!  :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on July 22, 2008, 11:30:05 pm
Picked up by the fuzz, now that would be painful  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on July 22, 2008, 11:45:21 pm
Very good Liz, hope you have a lot of swift miles on it.  :)

If they have got it anywhere near as right as they got the men's equivalent, the Roubaix, it'll be a damn good bike.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Valiant on July 23, 2008, 12:37:43 am
Lovely bike.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: citoyen on July 23, 2008, 12:56:32 am
Hey Liz, very pretty! It's a Ruby innit? We'll have to get together and compare carbon some time soon, now that I'm joining the club.

Haven't got a pic of the actual bike yet, so here's a catalogue pic for the time being:
(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/z35s.jpg)

[bigger pic] (http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/z35.jpg)

d.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: David Martin on July 23, 2008, 01:01:27 am
My new piece of carbon loveliness, which allows me to pretend I can ride fast.  :D

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g219/liz1848/Ruby/P7220080.jpg)


Looks very nice (and so does the bike). Are those the short cranks?

..d
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on July 23, 2008, 07:39:46 am
Very nice bike, Liz. Nice to see you've got the right colour bar tape too but, ahem, sandals and carbon? You'll be putting a Brooks on it next.  ;)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Julian on July 23, 2008, 08:07:30 am
They are short cranks - 165mm. 

As for the sandals :-[

I do have some proper race shoes but they're a tad more difficult to walk in, and I didn't want to swan into the club hall with Ruby (for that is, of course, her name) and promptly go arse over tit on their shiny floor.  ;D

Smutchin - ver' nice :D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on July 23, 2008, 09:18:47 am
Gorrrrrrgeous! :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on July 23, 2008, 10:01:44 am
You'll be putting a Brooks on it next.  ;)


There's nowt amiss with a Brooks/carbon frame alliance.I have a Swallow on the plastic Trek & it looks entirely appropriate. 8)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on July 23, 2008, 10:21:22 am
I am using the promise of a carbon bike as the reward for getting to a reasonable weight... :D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on July 23, 2008, 10:36:20 am
You'll be putting a Brooks on it next.  ;)


There's nowt amiss with a Brooks/carbon frame alliance.I have a Swallow on the plastic Trek & it looks entirely appropriate. 8)


*smiles and nods*

Of course it does.

Bless.

 ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on July 23, 2008, 10:37:35 am
You'll be putting a Brooks on it next.  ;)


There's nowt amiss with a Brooks/carbon frame alliance.I have a Swallow on the plastic Trek & it looks entirely appropriate. 8)


*smiles and nods*

Of course it does.

Bless.

 ;D


 >:(

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: andrew w on July 23, 2008, 10:55:01 am
Hey Liz, very pretty! It's a Ruby innit? We'll have to get together and compare carbon some time soon, now that I'm joining the club.

Haven't got a pic of the actual bike yet, so here's a catalogue pic for the time being:
(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/z35s.jpg)

[bigger pic] (http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/z35.jpg)

d.


Nice looking bike!  geometry-wise, it looks not dissimilar to my Trek Pilot:

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/flingelbunt/DSC00314.jpg)

Andrew
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on July 23, 2008, 01:22:18 pm
You'll be putting a Brooks on it next.  ;)


There's nowt amiss with a Brooks/carbon frame alliance.I have a Swallow on the plastic Trek & it looks entirely appropriate. 8)


*smiles and nods*

Of course it does.

Bless.

 ;D


  & I use Shimano sandals & sealskin socks in the rain :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on July 23, 2008, 02:08:56 pm
You'll be putting a Brooks on it next.  ;)


There's nowt amiss with a Brooks/carbon frame alliance.I have a Swallow on the plastic Trek & it looks entirely appropriate. 8)


*smiles and nods*

Of course it does.

Bless.

 ;D


  & I use Shimano sandals & sealskin socks in the rain :o

It's good to unburden yourself like this, is there anything else you'd like to confess?

 ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: citoyen on July 23, 2008, 03:16:53 pm
Nice looking bike!  geometry-wise, it looks not dissimilar to my Trek Pilot:

Hey, yer not wrong! It's uncanny.

d.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on July 23, 2008, 03:26:37 pm
You'll be putting a Brooks on it next.  ;)


There's nowt amiss with a Brooks/carbon frame alliance.I have a Swallow on the plastic Trek & it looks entirely appropriate. 8)


*smiles and nods*

Of course it does.

Bless.

 ;D


  & I use Shimano sandals & sealskin socks in the rain :o

It's good to unburden yourself like this, is there anything else you'd like to confess?

 ;)


I don't have beard  :-\
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: MSeries on July 24, 2008, 11:16:17 am
My 19 year old Peugeot Triathlon 531

(http://www.mseries.plus.com/ikea-bike.jpg)

Not much is original, bars, brake levers, hubs. Shimano 105 7 speed, MA2s, Coda chainset. Short wheelbase, ace for nipping through the city. I love this bike.

My fine weather commuter but done some 200s  on it also.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on July 24, 2008, 01:14:51 pm
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g219/liz1848/Ruby/P7220084.jpg)
They are short cranks - 165mm. ...I with Ruby (for that is, of course, her name) ...
Lovely the way ladies name their bikes, Louisa with Trigger the Trek,  showing it off on her first test ride to our neighbour, the frame builder Cliff Shrubb, plus Tommy the Terrier, the latter was not impressed it seems ;D

(http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/808_Cyclechat2_1.jpg)

I put 165mm (http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/808_CTC_LOUISA_07_1.jpg) cranks on that little bike as well  :thumbsup:

Paul_Smith (http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/graphics/Adobe_France.jpg)
www.bikeplus.co.uk (http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on July 27, 2008, 07:38:39 pm
The Entire Stable

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/2707584026_c206fec339.jpg?v=0)

Standing up left to right:

Planet-X Kaffenback (to be finished)
Cotic Soul (four years old and the ride of the collection)
Puch Prince (refurbished road bike as a commuter for Mel)
Raleigh Superbe? (bought for next to nothing on eBay - the basket cost more)
Fixie Inc Peacemaker (my trusty commuter, that has also done a couple of 100+ mile rides and almost killed me)

Lying down (back to front):

Revolution Cycles MTB (got Mel back into cycling - wet weather commuter and longer distance bike, on account of the gears)
Puch Elegance (rescued from a pile of scrap metal and the next resoration project)

That old bike is almost finished - unfortunately the Old Bicycle Co. sent me black grips instead of white (it originally had white, the replacements are a Raleigh pattern).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2707572872_e556395d6b.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on July 30, 2008, 05:20:24 pm
A new job with longer commute has inspired me to rebuild an old frame I had back into a complete bike, all I really needed was the wheels, chainring and an excuse for yet another bike ;).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/2717278382_2576fd13f0.jpg?v=0)

Between the ages of 15 and 35 the majority of my mileage was on a fixed, a minor heart problem means that I can’t spin on long descents, but for the 10 mile each commute this will be perfect.

The frame is a 20 year old Pearson 531, built back then by Dave Yates. Orginally this was my tour bike and can be seen in the reports about some of them at the bottom of the page. Most of that bike I transfered accross to a Van Nicholas Yukon (http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/graphics/Van_Nicholas_Yukon.jpg).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/2717279090_945102f6e1.jpg?v=0)

The wheels are new, Schmidt hub with BM IQ Fly on Mavic Open pro, built by me with DT Spokes, I will add a secondary LED during the winter

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/2716467023_d75772f07c.jpg?v=0)

Carradice Super C Rack pack rear with Cateye AU100 and LD 610, I will add a Smart ½ Watt on the rear guard eye (the same as I have here on another bike (http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/808_SUPER_FLASH1_1.jpg)) during winter as some of the commute is on a unlit road. Strictly speaking the AU100 should be the other way up, although I use it that way on another bike and at a distance it still shows brightly.

Low angle view (http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/808_au100_1.jpg) (http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/808_au100_led_1.jpg) View from a higher angle

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/2717280060_6ed6cb1cd1.jpg?v=0)

TA Vega chain set, 170mm with 46t ring that I had to mount inside spider to get a good chain line, with a 20T sprocket this gives me a 62" ish gear, my commute is quite hilly! I had forgotten how much fun a fixed was, I confess I missed changing down a gear on long drags but hopefully that will become easier as my fitness improves.

The only change may be the old Campagnolo brake levers, as modern versions work better.

Paul_Smith (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3221/2717403008_2f0d84eae6_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on July 30, 2008, 05:30:44 pm
Very nice, Paul--looks like a great commuter.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on July 30, 2008, 06:36:32 pm
Very nice, Paul--looks like a great commuter.

Yup. I like it too.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on July 30, 2008, 06:38:02 pm
Very nice bike, Liz. Nice to see you've got the right colour bar tape too but, ahem, sandals and carbon? You'll be putting a Brooks on it next.  ;)

Sacrilege!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on July 31, 2008, 09:20:48 am
That's a lovely set up, Paul.  I suspect it will be a great joy to ride every day.

I have aspired to TA chainrings all my life, and that Vega kit looks good. 

I'm interested in your front light mounting.  I've always had an issue with front lights (which I like to mount on the fork crown), and barbags (which then obscure the light ::-) ).

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on July 31, 2008, 09:21:45 am
Hey - does this mean that Woolly's gone orf up Pyrenees without leaving us pix of Chutney? :(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on July 31, 2008, 09:21:59 am
That's a lovely set up, Paul.  I suspect it will be a great joy to ride every day.

I have aspired to TA chainrings all my life, and that Vega kit looks good. 

I'm interested in your front light mounting.  I've always had an issue with front lights (which I like to mount on the fork crown), and barbags (which then obscure the light ::-) ).


I used a low rider boss, I do actually have a fork mounted lamp boss but the bolt was to big  ;D

Paul
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on July 31, 2008, 09:25:40 am
Very nice Paul - I think I might need another bike...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: RogerT on July 31, 2008, 09:26:38 am
That is a lovely bit of kit..very aspirational !
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on July 31, 2008, 10:05:30 am
I used a low rider boss, I do actually have a fork mounted lamp boss but the bolt was to big  ;D

Paul

Ingenious!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on August 01, 2008, 12:26:55 am
 Paul that would make a great Audax bike if you ever wanted to venture further on it  :thumbsup:

 Great set up
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on August 01, 2008, 08:20:32 am
Paul that would make a great Audax bike if you ever wanted to venture further on it  :thumbsup:

 Great set up
Yes it would be ideal, I though you may like it  ;) :thumbsup: ;D, as I mentioned earlier "between the ages of 15 and 35 the majority of my mileage was on a fixed" and a lot of that was on that very bike for all riding, tours and audax, although we called the latter reliabilty trials back then. It was common that us racers types (as I was then) would ride fixed in the winter, but I enjoyed it so much I rode my work/club bike all year round, even when for quite a while hardly anyone did, as such the component choice was awful, either high geared track bike specific or Cyclo sprockets which were not round and would often strip the hub thread; the choice now is so much better, although I have used road components like that chainset with the ring inside the spider to save a few pennies, I may even put some worn Ergo levers on as I like the shape and lever action, something soooo wrong with that though, would upset me on some levels  ;D

I initially had it set up as a fixed, a road bike with horizontal drop outs is ideal as a fixed with guards as wheel removal is easy, plus I also like two brake callipers, so it made sense to simply have a bike set up as a road bike including rear mech hanger incase I later wanted to use it with gears; which I did, even though I had it respaced to 130 it easily pulls in to 120 for that Ambrosio track hub.

As for doing longer mileage on it I may do although nothing to quick, a minor heart problem means that on occasion my heart gets confused, sprinting for traffic lights in the hope I can get through before they turn green is fine providing I win that little race, if I lose and have to do an emergency stop that just confuses the old ticker and it stops for a bit before kicking in again which I confess is a bit alarming while I sit there on the verge of passing out waiting for it to start again. Like wise I have a problem sometimes with a fixed which is why I stopped using it before, long spinning descents confuse it as well and I get a pain down my left arm especially as I ride in the surrey hills and only use a 62", I have had it checked with at the hospital I apparently I had the best heart they had seen all year, what I have is apparently not that uncommon, I just avoid those situations where it can get confused.

But with the new job I thought I would be indulgent and have a bike that I will only use for work, minimum 7 miles each way although my route will be 10 so justified a  ;) I am someone who is seldom indulgent but to an extent this was, mind you have just received my new Van Nicholas Chinook with full Campagnolo Record as well, my last race bike lasted over 30 years  ;D, that means I will be 75 when I get the next new one  ::-)

Paul_Smith (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3221/2717403008_2f0d84eae6_m.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on August 01, 2008, 11:42:36 pm
 One of our Catford CC riders has a similar heart problem, it forgets to pump every now and then he has broken his collar bone twice in the last twelve months falling off and last month broke his elbow doing the same, it was the latter that lead to the diagnosis  :'(
 It looks like he might get a pacemaker.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on August 04, 2008, 01:10:51 pm
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/woollypigs/SJbueHrpo3I/AAAAAAAACmc/4QTwrjIxNDo/DSC03086.JPG?imgmax=512)

Here is my new baby Chutney :) Dahon Speed Pro TT, 2008, mango coloured did you see the link with her name , did you you did you ?

And for the sharp eyes among you lot, that is Col de Tourmalet in the background and we just did a wee ride up to Luz Ardiden, 1715m.

Chutney rides very very well, climbs very steady and easy, will get to use that 28" gear quite a lot here. And the down hill bits well let's just I did 40.9mph without even trying going down Luz Ardiden.

I just had to get used to that everything happens very low to the ground, but else I love the way it rides.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on August 04, 2008, 01:29:49 pm
Nice bike Woolly!  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on August 04, 2008, 02:28:56 pm
Great stuff :thumbsup:

Lovely bike - and good riding taking it from new up the Cols :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: peliroja on August 04, 2008, 05:48:26 pm
Chutney is doing woolly proud in the mountains. He looks great on her; very balanced and climbing easily, and getting quite a few looks from the serious roadies (the ones with wood-chiseled calves) one encounters in these parts.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Zoidburg on August 04, 2008, 06:14:01 pm
My 19 year old Peugeot Triathlon 531

(http://www.mseries.plus.com/ikea-bike.jpg)

Not much is original, bars, brake levers, hubs. Shimano 105 7 speed, MA2s, Coda chainset. Short wheelbase, ace for nipping through the city. I love this bike.

My fine weather commuter but done some 200s  on it also.
Never mind the sodding bike

Why didnt you tell us that you get free coffee and cake if you cycle to Ikea?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Aidan on August 04, 2008, 06:17:26 pm
My 19 year old Peugeot Triathlon 531

(http://www.mseries.plus.com/ikea-bike.jpg)

Not much is original, bars, brake levers, hubs. Shimano 105 7 speed, MA2s, Coda chainset. Short wheelbase, ace for nipping through the city. I love this bike.

My fine weather commuter but done some 200s  on it also.
Never mind the sodding bike

Why didnt you tell us that you get free coffee and cake if you cycle to Ikea?

Erm.... Free Coffee & Cake (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5905.0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Zoidburg on August 04, 2008, 06:24:06 pm
Sorry

I must not have recieved that memo

Besides, I dont work with or in IT so I miss these things from time to time ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on August 04, 2008, 09:26:17 pm
That's a lovely set up, Paul.  I suspect it will be a great joy to ride every day.

I have aspired to TA chainrings all my life, and that Vega kit looks good. 

I'm interested in your front light mounting.  I've always had an issue with front lights (which I like to mount on the fork crown), and barbags (which then obscure the light ::-) ).



I used a low rider boss, I do actually have a fork mounted lamp boss but the bolt was to big  ;D

Paul

Ingenious!
Took a picture for you, all it needed was an ikle spacer

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/2732413439_ea84ce04dc.jpg?v=0)

Paul_Smith (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/2731864248_800fb95fdb.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on August 04, 2008, 09:27:48 pm
Paul--how do you keep it from rotating downward?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on August 04, 2008, 09:30:40 pm
Paul--how do you keep it from rotating downward?
It is such a light light that it seems OK so far; little different from when lamps were located on the larger bosses that you can also see on that fork blade, if it does give me problems I will rig something up to that larger boss though

Paul_Smith (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/2731864248_800fb95fdb.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on August 04, 2008, 09:33:43 pm
Interesting--thanks! I need to try a setup like that eventually. Need a generator first, though...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on August 04, 2008, 09:37:50 pm
Interesting--thanks! I need to try a setup like that eventually. Need a generator first, though...
I have run this for over ten years with no problems so it should be OK

(http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/graphics/531_Pearson_Bikes.jpg)

Paul_Smith (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/2731864248_800fb95fdb.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on August 04, 2008, 09:41:06 pm

Scenery's better in the top picture....  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on August 04, 2008, 09:44:03 pm

Scenery's better in the top picture....  ;)
Whooops should have been just the lower pic  ;D; the top one is Corsica and now the bike I converted back to a fixed.

Paul_Smith (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/2731864248_800fb95fdb.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on August 05, 2008, 06:26:09 pm
First post on here so hello from me  (& bikes)   :thumbsup:

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/izoard1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimO on August 05, 2008, 07:26:23 pm
Hello bumper.  Hello bikes. ;D

Take a pew, sit back and enjoy.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on August 05, 2008, 08:57:13 pm
Hello bumper.  Hello bikes. ;D

Take a pew, sit back and enjoy.


Don't forget the standard safety warning.  "Don't accept anything from a person called Hummers... It will be unclean"   ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on August 05, 2008, 10:54:17 pm
First post on here so hello from me  (& bikes)   :thumbsup:

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/izoard1.jpg)


That's not the bike rack at Aston Jobcentre, is it?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on August 05, 2008, 11:50:10 pm
Thanks for the welcome guys. I'll look out for Hummers   ;)

not Aston Paul my own slice of little Britain  ;D away from work and the wife, my bike/fishing workshop, both pastimes are not allowed in the house !!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on August 06, 2008, 09:15:09 am
Ay up bikes!  Ay up Bumper! ;D

You seem to have a nice stable of rides - I hope you fit in well here... :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on August 06, 2008, 09:16:48 am
Wilier, hum... Nice. Which model is that?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on August 06, 2008, 09:18:30 am
Saw a Wilier blurring past the Practice window yesterday.  Just the grin on the rider's face remaining...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on August 06, 2008, 09:21:57 am
I spent some time on Saturday stroking Willier goodness in Selfridges - but Mr R won't let me purchase another machine...  >:(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on August 06, 2008, 09:24:13 am
I spent some time on Saturday stroking Willier goodness in Selfridges - but Mr R won't let me purchase another machine...  >:(

That looks like a really nice bike of bumper's, but Willier had a shockingly overpriced and badly-finished fixed at the Cycle Show last year.  It kind of put me off a bit...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on August 06, 2008, 09:30:38 am
The one at the show was a bit off-putting, but I had a colleague at ICE commuted on one, and it was very well done.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on August 06, 2008, 12:17:42 pm

Hi everyone  :)

Wilier, hum... Nice. Which model is that?
it's an Izoard

stroking Willier goodness in Selfridges
That sounds very kinky. I think I'll fit in well here  :P


Regarding the finish, it's one of the best I've had on a bike. There's not a mark on it anywhere ( yet!!). The paint, stickers and lacquer are spot on. The finish on the Specialized is more dodgy but they're both finished way better than my last 2 C'dales were which was why I stopped buying them. 

The only thing with the Wilier is that you can't go slowly on it. I just have to hammer everywhere  :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on August 06, 2008, 12:24:11 pm
Funnily enough a Wilier Izoard (Centaur) was also on my list of possible purchases.

Quality sporty road bikes made from baked-soot that come with Campag are quite rare...

I'll be waiting for the next financial year though so I can make the purchase through the cycle2work scheme and save on tax.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on August 06, 2008, 12:25:19 pm

The only thing with the Wilier is that you can't go slowly on it. I just have to hammer everywhere  :o

I find that with my Woodrup <-------

Well, to the extent that I can hammer :-[
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on August 06, 2008, 01:28:06 pm
I am used the possible purchase of a soot-based bike (such as a Willier) as the impetus to lose weight.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on August 06, 2008, 01:38:46 pm

The only thing with the Wilier is that you can't go slowly on it. I just have to hammer everywhere  :o

That sounds fine perfect to me  :thumbsup:; mine would have to be Shimano equipped though...

And it is Wilier, with one l, BTW everyone!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on August 06, 2008, 01:59:47 pm
And it is Wilier, with one l, BTW everyone!

Yes, good point. Speeling errods in brand names do annoy me. (Brookes anyone? *stab*)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on August 06, 2008, 02:00:53 pm
And it is Wilier, with one l, BTW everyone, except Clarion, who is so cool and knowledgeable, he spelled it correctly, though, cast in his common role of cassandra, he was ignored by the following posters!

Fixed that for you ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on August 06, 2008, 03:51:23 pm

And it is Wilier, with one l, BTW everyone, except Clarion, who is so cool and knowledgeable, he spelled it correctly, though, cast in his common role of cassandra, he was ignored by the following posters!

Fixed that for you ;)

That's so sweet!

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on August 06, 2008, 03:53:09 pm
;D  One-upped ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on August 06, 2008, 05:02:13 pm

And it is Wilier, with one l, BTW everyone, except Clarion, who is so cool and knowledgeable, he spelled it correctly, though, cast in his common role of cCassandra, he was ignored by the following posters!

Fixed that for you ;)

That's so sweet!




 :P ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Notsototalnewbie on August 06, 2008, 05:20:10 pm
I spent some time on Saturday stroking Willier goodness in Selfridges - but Mr R won't let me purchase another machine...  >:(

That Cyclesurgery in Selfridges, incidentally, won’t let you use your LCC discount there, but the kind sales assistant said I could transfer my new shoes to the Holborn branch (I work roughly in between the two) and get the discount applied there. So I did. Pesky Selfridges don’t allow the discount, apparently.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on August 06, 2008, 08:00:46 pm
mine would have to be Shimano equipped

Heretic  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jasper the surreal cyclist on August 06, 2008, 10:19:28 pm
I've got a Wilier....... :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on August 06, 2008, 11:10:49 pm
That's two of us in the 'how do you pronounce it' club then  ;D

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on August 07, 2008, 09:22:34 am
I rode with a chap on a Wilier this morning. Nice looking bike, even if the graphics are a bit busy.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: sbothwell on August 07, 2008, 07:39:47 pm
The road bike (Carrera Vanquish with some modifications) at Lunan Bay - not that you'd know I guess  :-[ Couldnt get scenery and bike in same photo without going further into the sand.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/2741386703_5b0bccfbdc.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73453781@N00/2741386703/)
Title: Another Thorn Club Tour
Post by: john28july on August 07, 2008, 08:40:01 pm
(http://i.pbase.com/g3/13/97613/2/101339643.85zrDWn2.jpg)



clubtour 002. photo - John photos at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/john28july/image/101339643)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on August 07, 2008, 10:02:32 pm
Can't see it, I'm afraid :(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on August 07, 2008, 10:15:17 pm
I couldn't either at first. I hit "reply with quote," copied out the URL, opened that directly, and then I could see it here, too. Weird.

Nice bike, though!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jasper the surreal cyclist on August 08, 2008, 08:44:40 am
That's two of us in the 'how do you pronounce it' club then  ;D



I go with `Vilier', Italian bike, German pronounciation....
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on August 08, 2008, 09:03:46 am
That's two of us in the 'how do you pronounce it' club then  ;D



I go with `Vilier'....

That's it I believe.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on August 08, 2008, 09:05:17 am
That's two of us in the 'how do you pronounce it' club then  ;D



I go with `Vilier', Italian bike, German pronounciation....

It's Vee-lee-er.

See here for explanation (which I've corroborated with Italian colleagues) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Wilier-USA)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jasper the surreal cyclist on August 08, 2008, 01:57:49 pm
Did not know that, cheers JT.........
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul Smith SRCC on August 08, 2008, 05:03:02 pm
That's two of us in the 'how do you pronounce it' club then  ;D



I go with `Vilier', Italian bike, German pronounciation....

It's Vee-lee-er.

See here for explanation (which I've corroborated with Italian colleagues) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Wilier-USA)

One of my German customers came in for her bike to be repaired, because it had " Vobbly Vheels"  ;D

Paul_Smith (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/2731864248_800fb95fdb.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on August 08, 2008, 06:26:23 pm
I think you'll get away with

vil-ee-or

vil-ee-er

vil-ee-ay

my wife just calls it willy   ;D

It doesn't sound well when people over hear her saying ' are you messing with willy again'  :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on August 09, 2008, 06:07:24 pm
And the Kaff is finally together...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2746480953_d4f9c0a927.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/2747307614_4411048e89.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/2747311330_195ac3f244.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Polar Bear on August 09, 2008, 06:11:24 pm
That's beautiful but isn't the front skewer qr lever on the wrong side?   :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on August 09, 2008, 07:36:05 pm
That's beautiful but isn't the front skewer qr lever on the wrong side?   :P

Does it make any difference?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sigurd Mudtracker on August 09, 2008, 09:38:44 pm
I do like that, bpoab - what are the bars?  They look a little like my favourite GB Randonneur bars.

It's much more attractive than what comes next...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Polar Bear on August 09, 2008, 09:46:50 pm
That's beautiful but isn't the front skewer qr lever on the wrong side?   :P

Does it make any difference?

I don't know.  Just spotted it that's all.  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sigurd Mudtracker on August 09, 2008, 09:47:08 pm
Presenting the FrankenBent.  I'm not sure if this should be here or in Skip Bike...

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h158/torfness/FrankenBent.jpg)

Heart of the machine is a frame from Recycled Recumbent (http://www.recycledrecumbent.com/) in the USA - bought cheap on eBay a couple of months ago.  The rest of the bits largely come from a Ridgeback Hybrid that I never got on with and was gathering rust in the back of the garage.  The rather nice chopped handlebars are appropriately named Electra Outlaw Ape Hangers.  In their original incarnation they are hugely wide, but proved remarkably and alarmingly easy to bend into the current shape with the help of a nearby iron railing.  The seat mesh is trampoline fabric.

I'm also discovering how hard it is to start riding a two wheeled 'bent as opposed to a three wheeled one.

Before anyone says it, the chain is a bit slack, but that's nearly three standard chain lenghts being held up by a cheap Shimano deralieur.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on August 09, 2008, 09:53:21 pm
Now that is unfair.  I was hoping to be the first to say that and you included it in your post !!  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on August 09, 2008, 10:06:42 pm
I guess this would be a good time to put these into this thread.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3212/2602319891_ab375efa6d.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/2603153430_78aca7d8b6.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3099/2603131206_02a8c9a48f.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on August 09, 2008, 10:39:29 pm
I do like that, bpoab - what are the bars?  They look a little like my favourite GB Randonneur bars.

It's much more attractive than what comes next...

Same bars as what it is what Luke has too. Nitto 'Raundoneur' (sic). So far the drops feel a good deal more comfortable than I've been used to in the past with drops - and which had put me off completely.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on August 10, 2008, 05:59:54 pm
And the Kaff is finally together...

Lovely looking bike. I hope you catch the g!t who knicked half your spokes.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on August 10, 2008, 06:09:19 pm
I have been waiting for new 'blue' tyres to match the new theme, but as my beloved Krylions are as rare as hen's teeth at present, and because BPOAB seems to be posting his bikes daily, and because my lawn is mown and his isn't........... here you go  ;D

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/2008-08-1100-56-41_0116.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on August 10, 2008, 06:24:00 pm
And the Kaff is finally together...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2746480953_d4f9c0a927.jpg?v=0)
Are those the new (old school) Tektro wide-profile cantis?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on August 10, 2008, 06:37:43 pm
I have been waiting for new 'blue' tyres to match the new theme, but as my beloved Krylions are as rare as hen's teeth at present, and because BPOAB seems to be posting his bikes daily, and because my lawn is mown and his isn't........... here you go  ;D

Very smart Mr G.  :thumbsup: Blue is The Only True Colour for bikes.  8)

If it's blue tyres you need, you can get Vittoria Rubinos in blue, only £7.95 from Ribble. They're a bit basic, but one I've been using for at least two winters just died on our club run today, and I'm just about to order more. Great value and fine for a winter bike.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on August 10, 2008, 06:41:30 pm
I have been waiting for new 'blue' tyres to match the new theme, but as my beloved Krylions are as rare as hen's teeth at present, and because BPOAB seems to be posting his bikes daily, and because my lawn is mown and his isn't........... here you go  ;D

Very smart Mr G.  :thumbsup: Blue is The Only True Colour for bikes.  8)

If it's blue tyres you need, you can get Vittoria Rubinos in blue, only £7.95 from Ribble. They're a bit basic, but one I've been using for at least two winters just died on our club run today, and I'm just about to order more. Great value and fine for a winter bike.

What are they like for you know whats?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on August 10, 2008, 07:27:52 pm
If it's blue tyres you need, you can get Vittoria Rubinos in blue, only £7.95 from Ribble. They're a bit basic, but one I've been using for at least two winters just died on our club run today, and I'm just about to order more. Great value and fine for a winter bike.

What are they like for you know whats?

I've had at least 7,000 miles, mostly wet or winter ones, out of these and, until today I honestly can't remember having any, er, ahem, y'knows.
The one that died today had simply died of old age rather than any catastrophic failure; it was just worn through the centre tread to the canvas.
But it's quite flinty down your way, innit? I don't know how they would stand up to that: mine have a few cuts in them, but that doesn't seem to have caused any problems.

Like I said, they are basic, rigid tyres. I've used the 700x25s. They're not the fastest tyres in the world, but for the price I've been more than happy with them for what I use them for.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on August 10, 2008, 07:49:46 pm
There is also the Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX Tyre that comes in a very nice blue too.
Any feedback on them?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Woofage on August 10, 2008, 07:55:56 pm
And the Kaff is finally together...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2746480953_d4f9c0a927.jpg?v=0)

Ver nice :thumbsup:

How does it ride?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on August 10, 2008, 09:03:46 pm
Are those the new (old school) Tektro wide-profile cantis?

Very well spotted Mr Zilla!

Ver nice :thumbsup:

How does it ride?

Feels stiffer than my other bikes, but pretty comfy - with still being ill and the weather being awful I've not had a chance for much more than up and down the street a few times tweaking things, I'm hoping for a dry day this week (aye right) to do a commute on it.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jacomus on August 11, 2008, 08:42:54 am
There is also the Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX Tyre that comes in a very nice blue too.
Any feedback on them?

I have just taken delivery of a pair of Vittoria Open Pave EVO-CG tyres. They are the wet weather version of the Corsa, and come as a 700x24c for a touch extra comfort.

I will post a review with my initial impression tomorrow once I have ridden them.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on August 15, 2008, 07:00:00 pm
A few bits still to replace, but here it is ready for the Northallerton ride tomorrow:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/2765223091_0c31c441a3.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/2765223105_559bbee873.jpg)

Plenty of bits still to be done, but it's ridable for now - very good to ride, actually :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: MSeries on August 15, 2008, 08:06:52 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/2706376633_039b6406f9.jpg)

Fairly standard, classic.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: peter carter 2 on August 15, 2008, 08:27:56 pm
Re  Grub and the Kaffenback

Does nt that drop to the bars put a lot of pressure on the hands?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on August 15, 2008, 08:38:04 pm
Peter,
Are you referring to the drop on my Thorn?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on August 15, 2008, 09:34:55 pm
Deano & Mseries:  Verrr nice rides, both :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on August 18, 2008, 09:23:34 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/2706376633_039b6406f9.jpg)

Fairly standard, classic.

Is that your Corsa Extra post respray? I'd love to see some close-ups if you have some!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on August 18, 2008, 11:11:14 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/2771450499_b510745b09.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on August 20, 2008, 10:01:43 am
Went to Rogerzilla's yesterday evening.  Spent an enjoyable and informative few hours chatting about things cycling, I got to ride his Brompton (this may end up being an expensive ride around the block one day, I loved it and it did nothing to extinguish my "Gotta have a Brommie" desires at all).  i got to see once and for all that my Solidlights have been superseded by the IQ Fly and his other dyno-LED (I forget the make but they both looked much whiter and brighter than my Solidlights).

Got to see RZ's bike stable and, most importantly, bought the one he was selling.

I have taken a 5 minute "Not Staring at my new Bike" break to write this.  I think it looks bloody gorgeous and nicer in the flesh than I was expecting (the bike, not RZ).

Given RZ's obvious meticulous attention to detail I have no worries about the purchase whatsoever. 

Before I saw it I was considering using it as a Fixie project but it's just too nice to do anything but keep it as it is, replacing parts when needed.

The 3rd chainring and granny gear seem to have fallen off in transit so I may need to get fit.  I definitely need to lose some weight in order to do do the bike some justice and avoid "who's the fat bloke on the skinny bike ?" scenarios.

OK, must go, it needs me to go and stare at it for a while longer.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Bike%20Stable/Orbit1.jpg?t=1219222799)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: MSeries on August 20, 2008, 10:03:39 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/2706376633_039b6406f9.jpg)

Fairly standard, classic.

Is that your Corsa Extra post respray? I'd love to see some close-ups if you have some!

No that is the original paint. Not had it resprayed yet.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on August 20, 2008, 11:57:27 am
Good one, Lee.  I used to fancy one of those, for if I ever got fast enough to deserve one ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on August 20, 2008, 01:21:09 pm
Good one, Lee.  I used to fancy one of those, for if I ever got fast enough to deserve one ;D

I'm far from fast but I'm now faster.  I just did a PB by over 1 minute on my 14 mile timed lunchtime loop.

I time myself every few months and have done since 2005.  Initially I made some good progress, knocking a few minutes off my PB.  Lately though it ha started taking a huge effort to knock even a couple of seconds off my PB (sometimes a huge effort isn't enough to beat my PB).

I'm really please with this time, the conditions are poor (very windy) and I am totally out of shape.  I can't wait for some suitable weather and a bit of fitness.  I reckon there's another 2 minutes in the Orbit, more if it had STIs.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Mike J on August 20, 2008, 08:46:02 pm
Lee - has your picture corrupted in some way?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on August 20, 2008, 11:52:14 pm
I can view it OK.

Can others?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on August 21, 2008, 12:01:47 am
I can view it OK.

Can others?

 If it's a nice pale blue Orbit, then yes  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on August 21, 2008, 10:42:07 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3239/2783931708_9e3a5c22b1.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/2783931708/in/photostream/)

First glimpse of my new bike.

Any ideas what I should do about the paint chipped of the braze-ons in shot?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on August 21, 2008, 10:46:20 am
Any ideas what I should do about the paint chipped of the braze-ons in shot?

Nothing.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on August 21, 2008, 10:47:26 am
Screw allen bolts in and forget about it if you can be bothered, if not then wot Greenbank said.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on August 21, 2008, 10:49:15 am
Any ideas what I should do about the paint chipped of the braze-ons in shot?

Nothing.

Yep, nowt.

As my old mum says, "A man on a galloping horse wouldn't notice".

EDIT: I hope you've got a good lock for this one.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on August 21, 2008, 10:53:27 am
Shouldn't I at least apply some touch-up paint to stop rust setting in?

Here is a second teaser for you:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/2783929810_54b5544a48.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/2783929810/)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: disrail on August 21, 2008, 10:57:41 am
Its a gorilla hattara frame, right?

On 2nd thoughts, I've never heard of a track frame with braze-ons for a rack.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on August 21, 2008, 10:59:49 am
Shouldn't I at least apply some touch-up paint to stop rust setting in ?

The braze-ons won't rust away.  If it worries you, smear a bit of grease on.  The internal threads anyway will be bare metal so unless there's a bolt in there (and some more grease) they'll rust a bit. 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Maffie on August 21, 2008, 02:30:33 pm
Any ideas what I should do about the paint chipped of the braze-ons in shot?

Nothing.

Yep, nowt.

As my old mum says, "A man on a galloping horse wouldn't notice".

EDIT: I hope you've got a good lock for this one.



Its a case of using the lock  :demon: :demon: :demon:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: tiermat on August 21, 2008, 02:42:36 pm

As my old mum says, "A man on a galloping horse wouldn't notice".


My late nan used to say something similar, though to her it was "A blind man on a galloping horse would be glad to see it"

Yes she was  great one for her sayings, and yes some of them bordered on insane :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on August 21, 2008, 02:51:45 pm

As my old mum says, "A man on a galloping horse wouldn't notice".


My late nan used to say something similar, though to her it was "A blind man on a galloping horse would be glad to see it"

Yes she was  great one for her sayings, and yes some of them bordered on insane :)

To be honest, I didn't quote my mum verbatim as she actually says "A blind man on a galloping horse wouldn't see it", which isn't very helpful at all.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Giropaul on August 21, 2008, 03:32:46 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3239/2783931708_9e3a5c22b1.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/2783931708/in/photostream/)

First glimpse of my new bike.

Any ideas what I should do about the paint chipped of the braze-ons in shot?

Nail varnish (most colours and tones seem to be available) is great for touch ups.

(It can however be a tad embarrassing to be studying the display to get the right shade!)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on August 21, 2008, 04:18:05 pm
Nail varnish (most colours and tones seem to be available) is great for touch ups.

* looks over at dings in Pompino frame *

* wonders if Boots No 7 do a "Trigger's Mum's bathroom blue" shade *
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jacomus on August 21, 2008, 04:34:50 pm
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t299/jacomus-rides-Gen/Photo-0047.jpg)

Gen parked in the office, earnestly guarding client data.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on August 22, 2008, 07:57:07 am
What constitutes a 'Bike Stable"?  Ideally I would like a Fixie and a Brompton, only then would I feel like I had everything I wanted.  However, I think that, after some spending on new bikes, some spending on 2nd-hand bikes and some rennovation/modification of existing bikes, I have now got a 'Bike Stable', a bike for most situations.  Photos all published previously but never together.

Let's see some more 'Stables'

Thorn Raven and my first choice for comfortable mile-munching
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Bike%20Stable/RavenTour1.jpg?t=1219387319)

British Eagle Touristique.  22 years old, recently rennovated and could start to replace my Raven on Audaxes next year.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Bike%20Stable/BET1.jpg?t=1219387450)

Orbit 531 Road Bike.  Just acquired from Rogerzilla and by far the quickest bike I have ever owned.  Great fun but good job it's quick because it means I spend less time on that saddle.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Bike%20Stable/Orbit2.jpg?t=1219387603)

Saracen MTB conversion.  A '90s MTB makes for a superb General Purpose bike.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Bike%20Stable/Saracen1.jpg?t=1219387741)

A cheap and cheerful GT MTB.  I don't use it much but it's a lot of fun for the money
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Bike%20Stable/GT1.jpg?t=1219387809)

Proposed site for photo of a Brommie (I need a Brommie, but don't know why)

Proposed site for photo of a Langster or other fixie

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: RogerT on August 22, 2008, 12:22:20 pm
Son of Skip Bike lives !!

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm210/ousewanderer/22082008017.jpg)

The more astute amongst you may notice that it is not quite how Mr Dawes intended.  Early tests suggest that it will not be as  comfortable as Skip Bike, but probably a bit more stable.

First proper test is the Midenhall 100K this weekend.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: sg37409 on August 23, 2008, 11:21:10 pm
My new good bike. Having only ever ridden steel frames, titanium was a revelation in terms of comfort (26c tyres just fit in the fork). Gearing is just right for "fast" rides for me, 50-39-30 and 14-25 cassette. Computer location is only temporary, got my eye on a garmin gps
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3083/2790915266_5f821d8e11.jpg)

My old good bike, still a very nice ride. 1998 thorn audax classic
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/2790064089_d39df846f7.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: sg37409 on August 23, 2008, 11:32:01 pm
And there's more....
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2080/2790108745_b6d919729e.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: citoyen on August 24, 2008, 01:47:07 am
A pic of my kitchen (note the Anta mugs on the worktop):
(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/bike1.jpg)

The midlife-crisis-mobile (I'm still vainly clinging to the last vestiges of pretence that I can be the next Bradley Wiggins) is ready for its first club run tomorrow morning. I've done one short ride on it already (20km) but tomorrow I'll probably be doing something in the region of 150km cos I'm riding over to my parents' house after the club run, so that will be a pretty good workout.

Can't wait to see my clubmates' faces as they didn't even know I was getting a new bike and are only used to seeing me on a heavy old steel machine. ;D

Not sure what to make of this saddle - my B17 feels like a sponge in comparison:
(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/bike4.jpg)

How am I supposed to fit mudguards in here?  ;)
(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/smutchin/bike5.jpg)

Will post a ride report later...

d.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: andygates on August 24, 2008, 09:23:19 pm
(http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-snc1/v322/132/86/779755523/n779755523_3917306_5891.jpg)

Meatloaf goes Alpine.  1450m up, on the road to Tignes.  Only 650m more climbing to do.  You'll note that Mr Loaf has a double chainset.  That mistake won't be made again!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Maffie on August 25, 2008, 12:27:06 am
Pearson Hanzo is here! :)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/2794549138_73a1e69ae1.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/2794549138/)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on August 25, 2008, 12:37:32 am
I was suffering an identity crisis, for a second there I thought I was Maffie!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on August 25, 2008, 10:02:41 am
Pearson Hanzo is here! :)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/2794549138_73a1e69ae1.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/2794549138/)

I can't see your rims due to the length of the grass  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on August 25, 2008, 10:22:42 am

I can't see your rims due to the length of the grass  ;D

If you think the grass is unkempt you should see my hair.

They are Mavic Open Pros on Miche large flange hubs. I would rather they were Goldtecs but they were well out of budget.
Title: Meet the fleet
Post by: geraldc on August 25, 2008, 11:01:08 pm
I have a silly number of bikes, it's about time they were formally introduced to the forum.

Yuba Mundo 6 Speed
(http://www.pbase.com/gchong2426/image/100451426.jpg)
Used for general commuting/general run around. Daily use bike.
Longest ride, Dun Run 200km

Ribble Audax, 105 groupset
(http://www.pbase.com/gchong2426/image/102182730.jpg)
Used for audax. Pictured on the Bryan Chapman fully loaded.
Longest ride, Bryan Chapman 600km

Brompton L6
(http://www.pbase.com/gchong2426/image/68623390.jpg)
The folder. Was once my do everything bike for London. But now it's only used for multi-modal transport.
Longest ride, London Bikeathon 83km (52 miles)

Giant Green Park
(http://www.pbase.com/gchong2426/image/102182915.jpg)
Was my 'fast bike' before getting the Ribble. Used for commuting.
Longest Ride, Invicta 300

Raleigh Chopper
(http://www.pbase.com/gchong2426/image/92488025.jpg)
Friend's gran gave it to me for cleaning out her garage.
Waiting to be renovated, never ridden, now sitting in my dad's garage

Gone but not forgotten

b'Twin Sport 1
(http://www.pbase.com/gchong2426/image/98648045.jpg)
Was used for my daily commute until it got stolen.

Scott Tigua
(http://www.pbase.com/gchong2426/image/68362396.jpg)
Was used for daily commute until the frame cracked. Was replaced by the b'Twin
Title: Re: Meet the fleet
Post by: chris n on August 26, 2008, 10:05:14 am
Ribble Audax, 105 groupset
(http://www.pbase.com/gchong2426/image/102182730.jpg)
Used for audax. Pictured on the Bryan Chapman fully loaded.
Longest ride, Bryan Chapman 600km

Photo taken at the YH, Sunday morning?  That's my Kaffenback and Paul D's Roberts in the background.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on August 26, 2008, 10:16:44 am
Mine was just off to the right of that pic too  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on August 26, 2008, 10:18:06 am
Mine was just off the the right of that pic too  ;D

I don't think I've seen a photo of your bike(s) GruB.

</deadpan>
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on August 26, 2008, 10:37:19 am
I think the blonde one from Scotland with a penchant for fixed has now surpassed even me for the number of times you can photograph your bike.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on August 28, 2008, 07:57:05 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/2805932195_e80e5f9982.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dinamo on September 03, 2008, 10:51:35 am
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee253/ianrsparrow/DSC00289.jpg)

My new Giant Bowery - purchased from Pearsons Cycles for the bargain price of £225 reduced from £350.
First Single Speed / Fixed Wheel i've ridden, will get used to the 72' gearing as SS before trying to ride Fixed for 1st time !
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on September 03, 2008, 11:07:03 am
Looks like a decent commuting style machine - and at a good price, too.  Top bargain :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on September 03, 2008, 11:10:55 am
My new Giant Bowery - purchased from Pearsons Cycles for the bargain price of £225 reduced from £350.
First Single Speed / Fixed Wheel i've ridden, will get used to the 72' gearing as SS before trying to ride Fixed for 1st time !

Nice. Considering some fixed Audaxing?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on September 03, 2008, 11:12:22 am
Bargain !

The bottom bracket on my MC cost almost that much ;D

If you include the tool to fit it, it was more.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on September 03, 2008, 11:18:10 am
This is going to be my next build project, Principia Evolution 2004.

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/05Frame.jpg)

It was supplied with most of the decals missing, but I'm not that bothered and got £50 off because of it.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dinamo on September 03, 2008, 06:38:47 pm
My new Giant Bowery - purchased from Pearsons Cycles for the bargain price of £225 reduced from £350.
First Single Speed / Fixed Wheel i've ridden, will get used to the 72' gearing as SS before trying to ride Fixed for 1st time !

Nice. Considering some fixed Audaxing?

Maybe some flat ones !!!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on September 03, 2008, 07:18:11 pm

{bike pr0n snipped}

My new Giant Bowery - purchased from Pearsons Cycles for the bargain price of £225 reduced from £350.
First Single Speed / Fixed Wheel i've ridden, will get used to the 72' gearing as SS before trying to ride Fixed for 1st time !

I was ogling one of those at Madgetts today, though Mick is asking a rather less keen £299.

We decided it was a bike looking for a cause. There's clearance for guards at the front, but not the back. No mount points for a rear rack, but it has two sets of bottle cage bosses. Odd.

Didn't stop me coveting it muchly.

For £225 though, I'd be thinking about one for The Lad to commute to school on.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hatler on September 03, 2008, 09:13:48 pm
Three weeks and 100 miles old (I've been away a bit and used my old bike for work for a couple of days).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/2821942537_a4a2c977af.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on September 03, 2008, 09:16:14 pm
(http://www.best-of-web.com/_images/080104-152849.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: vince on September 03, 2008, 09:21:59 pm
I'm getting n+1itis just looking at that.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hatler on September 03, 2008, 09:27:15 pm
Possibly a couple more pics to follow when I get round to it.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: vince on September 03, 2008, 09:31:03 pm
You're not really helping are you?



When do we get a review?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hatler on September 03, 2008, 09:35:59 pm
You're not really helping are you?



When do we get a review?
Sorry. But you know you want to.

Review HERE (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4408.109) in The Knowledge. Perhaps I ought to pop something into Reviews.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on September 03, 2008, 09:36:19 pm
Very nice Hatler!

I hope you are going to give that a good thrashing in the Surrey Hills next weekend  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hatler on September 03, 2008, 09:39:24 pm
Very nice Hatler!

I hope you are going to give that a good thrashing in the Surrey Hills next weekend  :)
Why thangyou !!

I would love to but most probably not. I'll be in deepest Sussex enjoying what might possibly be the last warm weekend at the 'van. However, the Surrey Hills are just calling out for this to be ridden round them. Perhaps at the official event in February ?  I don't think I am going to try with small-hatler on the trailer bike again when it's cold.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on September 03, 2008, 09:45:54 pm
Methinks you need a titanium rack for that bike.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hatler on September 03, 2008, 10:02:21 pm
Methinks you need a titanium rack for that bike.
Oh help. Of course I do. Who makes them ?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on September 03, 2008, 10:09:59 pm
Tubus.

http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/cgi-bin/quikstore.pl?store=&search=yes&detail=yes&product=PRREAR75&category=Tubus_Pannier_Racks&keywords=&hits_seen=&page=search.html&and=&affiliate_id (http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/cgi-bin/quikstore.pl?store=&search=yes&detail=yes&product=PRREAR75&category=Tubus_Pannier_Racks&keywords=&hits_seen=&page=search.html&and=&affiliate_id)

They've been advertised for donkeys in lots of places but they never seem to actually arrive. I suspect this is because they break.

They'd be a mere £130 odd.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hatler on September 03, 2008, 10:15:23 pm
Aaaaagggghhhhhh gurgle gurgle froth froth

That would be cool.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on September 03, 2008, 10:15:50 pm
Tubus aren't really significantly lighter than a high-end Al rack - and yes, they do tend to fall apart.  As did my mate's on the way back from PBP03.

Look on Wiggle - Tubus Fly and a TorTec Ultralite are the same weight - 400 g - and the TorTec is half the price and bombproof

That Ti one is a whole 200 g lighter and £100 dearer :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on September 03, 2008, 10:24:20 pm
50 p a gramme - bargain  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: citoyen on September 04, 2008, 02:34:53 am
hatler - Phwoar! That is all.

d.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on September 04, 2008, 10:25:25 am
Tubus.

http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/cgi-bin/quikstore.pl?store=&search=yes&detail=yes&product=PRREAR75&category=Tubus_Pannier_Racks&keywords=&hits_seen=&page=search.html&and=&affiliate_id (http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/cgi-bin/quikstore.pl?store=&search=yes&detail=yes&product=PRREAR75&category=Tubus_Pannier_Racks&keywords=&hits_seen=&page=search.html&and=&affiliate_id)

They've been advertised for donkeys in lots of places but they never seem to actually arrive. I suspect this is because they break.

They'd be a mere £130 odd.


Interestingly, when I bought Ting Tong I was advised against getting a Ti rack, as they are not that robust apparently.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on September 19, 2008, 08:25:38 am
a glorious addition to the stable - a 'too cheap to refuse' steel time trial frame with a rather fetching paint job:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_9524b.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_9526b.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on September 19, 2008, 08:33:21 am
Nice. Question: How much faster...? You can answer next spring!  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on September 19, 2008, 08:38:18 am
Very nice !

I remember when Eddie Mcgrath was a struggling bike shop having to specialise in kids bikes to keep afloat.  The boy done well :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hatler on September 19, 2008, 11:09:19 am
The old.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/2869288179_2c4019cfec.jpg?v=0)

The new.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/2870105384_aa2bd13b98.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on September 19, 2008, 11:39:29 am
Good god man, what's all that red tape?  Don't you have any zip ties?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on September 19, 2008, 11:40:58 am
Hell of a respray :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: delthebike on September 19, 2008, 11:43:54 am
Good god man, what's all that red tape?  Don't you have any zip ties?
Function over form.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on September 19, 2008, 11:48:29 am
Great bike Hatler, hope you have a lot of good miles on it.

I share Chris N's horror regarding the tape though  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hatler on September 19, 2008, 11:57:27 am
I know. Sorry about the red. I didn't have any black to hand. As soon as I do the red's going.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hatler on September 19, 2008, 11:57:44 am
Hell of a respray :o
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hatler on September 19, 2008, 11:58:28 am
Good god man, what's all that red tape?  Don't you have any zip ties?
Tape's lighter.  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on September 19, 2008, 11:58:56 am
By the way, have you stolen my old garage door ?

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/MC/mcside.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hatler on September 19, 2008, 12:01:27 pm
By the way, have you stolen my old garage door ?

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/MC/mcside.jpg)
And your bricks !!

Am I in the wrong house ?

I wondered who that woman was last night.   ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Woofage on September 19, 2008, 12:51:21 pm
By the way, have you stolen my old garage door ?

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/MC/mcside.jpg)

No, but he has stolen your gears ;D

IGMC...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on September 19, 2008, 03:56:57 pm
(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/hetchins2.jpg)

Oh Clarion...

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/hetchins3.jpg)

I spent  a happy couple of hours putting this back on the road at lunchtime

I may use it on the Stroud ride tomorrow since the forecast looks good :)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on September 19, 2008, 03:58:05 pm
I wondered who that woman was last night.   ;D

That'll be Mrs Berry.  That's who we sold the house to :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on September 19, 2008, 03:59:25 pm
Oh dear, MV, your stays are all bent.  Did you have a smash? :(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on September 19, 2008, 04:10:20 pm
Oh dear, MV, your stays are all bent.  Did you have a smash? :(

Tightened the chain too much...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: RJ on September 19, 2008, 10:29:26 pm
(Probably not the first, but:)

Phwoar!  Look at the lugs on that!

(Coat?  OK)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on September 20, 2008, 12:55:18 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/2805932195_e80e5f9982.jpg)

Nice view of Elizabeth Castle. . .  We'll get back there one day.

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on September 20, 2008, 10:01:31 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/2805932195_e80e5f9982.jpg)

Nice view of Elizabeth Castle. . .  We'll get back there one day.

J

Torslanda - it's St Michael's Mount, actually :-[

Sorry, should've made it clear!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Hot Flatus on September 26, 2008, 08:47:23 pm
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d43/MrPumpy/look.jpg)

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d43/MrPumpy/picture-2.jpg)

Built up with the DA groupset from my Trek 5500, plus new cassette, carbon bars and post.  Ridden today for an hour.  Loverly... it's the extra stiff one, but very very comfy too.  A dream to ride in fact.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on September 26, 2008, 11:06:29 pm
Very nice indeed, M. Pumpé  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Bigdaveskinnytyre on September 26, 2008, 11:23:13 pm
I've got the normal 585 and it's fantastic, best race bike I've ever had and like you say very comfy.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on September 27, 2008, 01:12:56 am


Built up with the DA groupset from my Trek 5500, plus new cassette, carbon bars and post.  Ridden today for an hour.  Loverly... it's the extra stiff one, but very very comfy too.  A dream to ride in fact.


Nowt like an extra stiff one, eh Mr P?   ;)

Beautiful machine!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Bigdaveskinnytyre on September 27, 2008, 08:30:34 am
Inspired  by MPs 585 I thought I'd post a couple of the current stable.

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/bigdaveskinnytyre/DSC00964.jpg)

The 585 (not the extra stiff one), I got a stupidly good deal on this as a complete bike, new old stock with Ultegra, I then put all the Dura Ace kit from my Omega on it. It's changed a little since this pic, white tape, white flite saddle, bottle cages and slightly lowered stem. The wheels are the EX fat boy version with a few extra spokes.

And the cross bikes

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/bigdaveskinnytyre/tricross2.jpg)

In this guise, double chainset, reflex rims and dugasts stripped for racing they weigh about 20 pounds

However, this one is set up for the 3 peaks tommorow.

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/bigdaveskinnytyre/PeaksMachine.jpg)

CXP33s Schwalbe Landcruisers, triple chainset, toolpack and survival bag padding, comes in at 25 pounds.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on September 27, 2008, 01:42:04 pm
Built up with the DA groupset from my Trek 5500, plus new cassette, carbon bars and post. 

Bloody hell, that was quick!

Ridden today for an hour.  Loverly... it's the extra stiff one, but very very comfy too.  A dream to ride in fact.

Fnarr, fnarr.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on September 27, 2008, 02:12:21 pm
Wow, M. Pumpé! I could nearly desire a geared bike suddenly!  :P Beautiful.  And its sounds like a great ride too.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on September 27, 2008, 02:25:56 pm
You can't beat nice stiff carbon.  I must show you mine  ;D

Relax, I'm just kidding people.

Nice one MP.  Can't wait to go for a Cream Tea ride to see how you go up those hills.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Hot Flatus on September 27, 2008, 06:21:51 pm
Can't wait to go for a Cream Tea ride to see how you go up those hills.

It just floats up them regardless of what I do.  Today I even pedalled backwards up a 1-in-5 and it still flew up.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on September 27, 2008, 07:25:58 pm
 :thumbsup: ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on September 27, 2008, 08:56:50 pm
Can't wait to go for a Cream Tea ride to see how you go up those hills.

It just floats up them regardless of what I do.  Today I even pedalled backwards up a 1-in-5 and it still flew up.

We could fix it for you...  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: delthebike on September 29, 2008, 03:20:46 pm
Mucking Hall Road (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&saddr=&daddr=51.574883,0.773592&hl=en&geocode=&mra=mi&mrsp=0&sz=14&sll=51.574402,0.774021&sspn=0.027952,0.06712&ie=UTF8&z=14), Barling, a couple of hours ago.  :thumbsup:


[img height=480 width=640]http://www.delthebike.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/pompsep08.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on September 29, 2008, 03:33:02 pm
Someone's nicked your scenery! :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: delthebike on September 29, 2008, 03:41:59 pm
Someone's nicked your scenery! :o
How about this? Almost the same spot in the road, July last year. Although thinking about it there isn't much scenery here either!  ;)

(http://www.delthebike.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/pompjul07.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on September 29, 2008, 03:42:55 pm
Did you just pinch my commuting bike?!  >:(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: delthebike on September 29, 2008, 03:49:17 pm
Did you just pinch my commuting bike?!  >:(
Non, but Frenchie le Fraudax has good taste too.  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on September 29, 2008, 03:55:39 pm
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d43/MrPumpy/look.jpg)

Ooh I like that. Very cool.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on September 29, 2008, 03:56:54 pm
Mucking Hall Road (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&saddr=&daddr=51.574883,0.773592&hl=en&geocode=&mra=mi&mrsp=0&sz=14&sll=51.574402,0.774021&sspn=0.027952,0.06712&ie=UTF8&z=14), Barling, a couple of hours ago.  :thumbsup:


[img height=480 width=640]http://www.delthebike.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/pompsep08.jpg[/img]


I would have also a fixie if I lived amongst that scenery.

Unfortunately/Fortunately , depending on how you look at it I suppose,  I live amongst this scenery (familiar to anyone who's done the Faccombe Haul Audax, the tarmac on the road going down the hill was applied by a plasterer)).  I don't think my thighs or lungs could cope with fixed around here.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Clyffe%20Pypard%202007/WalburyView1.jpg?t=1222699821)

However, a Pompino just like yours in still on my N+1 wishlist though, very nice.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: andrew w on October 02, 2008, 08:32:33 pm
Seeing Monsieur P's carbon bike on here has prompted me to take a photo of the latest addition to my stable, a Trek Madone 5.5SL (2007 model). 

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/flingelbunt/TrekMadoneVGA.jpg)

I bought it in a sale earlier this year, but didn't get to ride it much until the last few weeks, because of the mainly crap weather up here in Yorkshire.  I've put 500 miles on it now, and I'm really getting to like it.  I know there are a lot of "steel is real" people on here (and I've got 3 steel bikes myself), but in my experience, every time I've bought a lighter bike, I've never regretted it!

The rest of my bikes are on this page here:

Members' bikes (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=17.15)

Andrew
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on October 02, 2008, 08:43:04 pm

However, a Pompino just like yours in still on my N+1 wishlist though, very nice.

I have done that very hill numerous times onna Pomp.  You could too.

Hant/Berks/etc is fine for riding fixed.  Ideal, even. 

Now here is a different kettle of fish.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 02, 2008, 08:53:48 pm

However, a Pompino just like yours in still on my N+1 wishlist though, very nice.

I have done that very hill numerous times onna Pomp.  You could too.

Hant/Berks/etc is fine for riding fixed.  Ideal, even. 

Now here is a different kettle of fish.

Where does Wiltshire fit in?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on October 02, 2008, 08:58:34 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/2908199474_e105fb26eb.jpg?v=0)
Recognise this, Mr alves?  ;)

My latest n+1, acquired an hour ago from Noodley, at a bargain price. I'm planning to give it a few tweaks over the coming while, but it looks like it will be an ideal winter bike. Cheers guys.  :thumbsup:

And, before anyone says anything, I have noticed the tension in the rear mech.  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: border-rider on October 02, 2008, 09:00:13 pm

However, a Pompino just like yours in still on my N+1 wishlist though, very nice.

I have done that very hill numerous times onna Pomp.  You could too.

Hant/Berks/etc is fine for riding fixed.  Ideal, even. 

Now here is a different kettle of fish.

Where does Wiltshire fit in?

Just a bit over to the left there, looking that way ;)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on October 02, 2008, 11:33:08 pm

However, a Pompino just like yours in still on my N+1 wishlist though, very nice.

I have done that very hill numerous times onna Pomp.  You could too.

Hant/Berks/etc is fine for riding fixed.  Ideal, even. 

Now here is a different kettle of fish.

Where does Wiltshire fit in?

Just a bit over to the left there, looking that way ;)



Wiltshire is 1300 metres to my left in fact.  Hampshire is 1800 metres to right and I'm (stuck in the middle with you?) stood in West Berkshire.

I have coughed and wheezed my way up Walbury Hill many times.  Normally by half way I'm riding the equivalent of a single-speed (ie.  I've got no more gears left)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 03, 2008, 06:10:45 am
Yeah but Mal left it out of his I would / wouldn't list and it is only next door.

Also -
PUBLIC NOTICE

I have some new bar tape for the TCR.  When I put it on tomorrow I may have to post a new picture.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on October 03, 2008, 08:41:51 am
Now here is a different kettle of fish.

My hill is bigger than yours.

 ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: onb on October 03, 2008, 11:27:21 am
My latest folly I really shoudnt have spent the money but it I was blind to the obvious ,frame was a bargain from Spa cycles they were offering 10% off which I then bludgeoned a further 10% with my ctc discount,some bits(wheels saddle stem) are from my old winter bike the groupset is veloce 9 speed which I bought in bits scouring web based sellers and forum classifieds for cheapest deals , guards a £9.99 bargain at York rally I am becoming Ti obsesive I suppose.


(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/onb/kits003.jpg)


(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/onb/kits-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 03, 2008, 11:30:14 am
looks like that could be fun. :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: onb on October 03, 2008, 11:46:13 am
looks like that could be fun. :)


I am just fuelling up before I go and find out. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 03, 2008, 01:01:42 pm
*jealous now*

Enjoy it! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 03, 2008, 08:47:52 pm
The small child's hand between radiator and bike, where can one get one of those  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: onb on October 04, 2008, 07:32:37 pm
Tis a glove plced berween pedal and radiator to prevent bollockings oer scratching radiators as has happened before. ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 05, 2008, 01:09:27 pm
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1020006.jpg)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1020003-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: geoff on October 05, 2008, 01:21:30 pm
ver ver smart Mr G.

(are the decals on the wheels always aligned?)


 ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dave on October 05, 2008, 01:38:46 pm
Very nice. Well trimmed lawn too.

You need to nudge the front tyre round a smidge though - the logo isn't quite lined up with the valve ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on October 05, 2008, 03:41:30 pm
 :o

looks good  :thumbsup:

and very clean   ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on October 05, 2008, 04:34:23 pm
Bikenerd's old bike is now brazed, sprayed, rebuilt, re-wheeled etc etc etc.

Isn't it beautiful?

(http://www.peeble.com/redbike1.jpg)

Sturmey trigger shifter works pretty well as a bar-con.

(http://www.peeble.com/redbike2.jpg)

1987 Sturmey AW hub, stripped and rebuilt by me.

(http://www.peeble.com/redbike3.jpg)

Shimano DH-3N80 dynamo hub.  These need to be built x2 because the flanges are huge,

(http://www.peeble.com/redbike4.jpg)

Wacky dihedral Nitto Randonneur bars and a very tall Nitto Technomic stem.  The tyres are Vredestein Fortezza TriComp Quattro 700 x 23c.

(http://www.peeble.com/redbike5.jpg)

Parts carried over from the old bike are brakes, cranks, saddle (although it now has its missing badge back) and half the headset.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 05, 2008, 05:18:51 pm
That is a work of art Roger  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 05, 2008, 06:09:21 pm
8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jurek on October 05, 2008, 06:17:43 pm
Ver, ver nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Aidan on October 05, 2008, 06:19:34 pm
very pretty :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on October 05, 2008, 06:48:14 pm
Going to need some work (specially to match that gorgeous bike Mr Zilla!), but picked up the 1935 Sunbeam this morning.

It's going to be completely stripped after my holiday and sent off to be resprayed black with gold lug lining
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/2915777994_b042a671ff.jpg?v=0)

I suspect the B66 saddle is a pretty recent addition (as in within the last 15 years)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2914854355_eb95b18a5c.jpg?v=0)

The Chain Bath is going to need a lot of tidying...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/2915559294_b4d9a77e44.jpg?v=0)

Cool little (Brummie, Joseph Lucas) odometer
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3167/2915533316_947c473ff1.jpg?v=0)

The wheels are newer (50s the guy reckoned). There's a 'four' speed Sturmey-Archer...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3222/2914482695_6744b3b998.jpg?v=0)

Already planning on using this for Pedal for Scotland next year, dressed in 30s regalia (or WWII RAF type-thingy)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on October 05, 2008, 06:55:10 pm
See?  White mudguards *are* cool.

If the hub refuses to stay in bottom gear, it's just the shifter.  Read this:

Sturmey Archer gears: Restoration (http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/restoration-sturmey.html)

For "bench grinder" substitute "file".

If you're bored...

http://www.hadland.me.uk/sa/safm.pdf

Nowhere near as complex as they look.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: robgul on October 05, 2008, 07:36:28 pm
Going to need some work (specially to match that gorgeous bike Mr Zilla!), but picked up the 1935 Sunbeam this morning.

It's going to be completely stripped after my holiday and sent off to be resprayed black with gold lug lining
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/2915777994_b042a671ff.jpg?v=0)

I suspect the B66 saddle is a pretty recent addition (as in within the last 15 years)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2914854355_eb95b18a5c.jpg?v=0)

The Chain Bath is going to need a lot of tidying...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/2915559294_b4d9a77e44.jpg?v=0)

Cool little (Brummie, Joseph Lucas) odometer
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3167/2915533316_947c473ff1.jpg?v=0)

The wheels are newer (50s the guy reckoned). There's a 'four' speed Sturmey-Archer...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3222/2914482695_6744b3b998.jpg?v=0)

Already planning on using this for Pedal for Scotland next year, dressed in 30s regalia (or WWII RAF type-thingy)

.... rear-facing dropouts and chaintugs!! .... fixie project?  ;D

Rob
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on October 05, 2008, 07:38:50 pm
See?  White mudguards *are* cool.

If the hub refuses to stay in bottom gear, it's just the shifter.  Read this:

Sturmey Archer gears: Restoration (http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/restoration-sturmey.html)

For "bench grinder" substitute "file".

If you're bored...

http://www.hadland.me.uk/sa/safm.pdf

Nowhere near as complex as they look.

How did you know it wasn't staying in bottom gear???

For a brief moment I had thought of running it fixed or singlespeed, but I want to keep it fairly authentic (even if the wheels it has are a few years younger than the bike itself, it would originally have had a 3 speed I think).
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on October 05, 2008, 08:04:34 pm
They all do that.

Sturmey-Archer was a company of mechanical ingenuity and utter incompetence in beta testing, or whatever they called pre-production testing in those days.

Some designs turned out OK - hence the AW's nickname "Always Works".  The SW's nickname was "Seldom Works" and it should never have made it to market.  Likewise the 5-speed was grossly inefficient and the 4-speeds start playing up (fixable as above) after modest use.

The SunRace buyout was good news, really.  The stuff they're knocking out now, while cheap and mostly uninnovative (99% of output heads straight for the undemanding market of city bikes and folders), is at least made properly.  The new S3X three-speed fixed, while a fairly flawed idea (it's never going to feel anything like a real fixie), may be a bit of a halo product for them.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rdaviesb on October 05, 2008, 09:34:53 pm
Mal Rees. My first decent bike, now restored and updated.

531 throughout Campagnolo Chorus / Veloce, Centaur mix. Paul Hewitt built wheels, using a Mavic 501 front hub, Veloce 10 speed rear, DRC ST19 Rims. Comfy, to say the least. Just need some really nice cantilevers to finish it off. Seatpost just about to be changed to a polished Athena. (Restoration in progress)

(http://www.daviescooper.plus.com/bikes/DSC00076.JPG)

..and a little more detail of the wonderful script decals..

(http://www.daviescooper.plus.com/bikes/DSC00056.JPG)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 05, 2008, 09:56:21 pm
That's rather delightful.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimO on October 05, 2008, 10:20:53 pm
Roger, that does look rather nice.  Looking at the gear cable, I presume that it would foul a pannier or similar, if a carrier was fitted.  I'm sure all the hub gears I used as a child must have had the cable run along the chain-stay rather than the seat-stay, since I never had a problem with the carrier.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on October 05, 2008, 10:26:26 pm
Very tidily and carefully done Rogerzilla  :) Frame turned out well.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on October 05, 2008, 10:31:02 pm
That bike will never have a rack - the orange Thorn can now revert to being a proper touring bike rather than a commuting bike.

BB cable routing has three problems with a SA hub:

1) BB movement during hard pedalling can tug on the cable.  This can mean you find the notorious "neutral" position on an AW -  a bit more serious than a ghost shift on a derailleur setup (which the Thorn suffers from, bigtime)

2) The free cable gets in the way when it's undone to fix a puncture.  With seatstay routing it just hangs there conveniently.

3) If the cable gets caught between chain and chainring during wheel removal and refitting (depressingly common) you get a kink in the cable which will mess up shifts forever.

You can get round these by running it in outer all the way (like on a Brompton), but it's not quite as precise an action.  Ladies' bikes always used BB routing, but they're not normally such big gear-mashers as men, and maybe they pay someone competent to fix their punctures.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on October 05, 2008, 11:02:27 pm
Bikenerd's old bike is now brazed, sprayed, rebuilt, re-wheeled etc etc etc.

Isn't it beautiful?

YES.

(Got any 'before' piccies?)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on October 06, 2008, 06:36:19 am
Login (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3149.0)

I was originally going to keep the contact points but ordinary seatposts are very cheap and I'm always a bit dubious of stems and bars if I don't know how many miles they've done (very low for the Orbit, don't worry).

I bought it from bikenerd without wheels.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on October 06, 2008, 08:11:17 am
Nice one Roger; very nice one!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bikenerd on October 06, 2008, 08:58:39 am
I'm surprised - but pleased - at how much work you've done on it  :thumbsup:.  I always thought someone would buy it and just run it as a fixed hack, like I used to!  The wheels went to a friend, who put them on a frame we got off Mal Volio.  Small world, innit? :)
The space cleared in the garage didn't stay empty for too long.  It's now taken up by a Planet X Superlight Team, which just needs the the contact points tweaking and the bars taping.  Then there will be pictures.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on October 06, 2008, 09:07:58 am
Well, I took it for its first run today (bar 200 yards up and down the road last night in the dark).  To test the hub, I used the alternative commute which involves going straight up a rather steep hill from my house, not far short of 1:7 near the top. No wind at all, so my impressions couldn't be confused by a headwind (I'm going well) or tailwind (this bike is too slow).

It rolls incredibly well on the flat, much better than the Thorn, but you'd expect that with 700c racing tyres.  It felt a tad undergeared on 60", but given the huge drop to low gear, that's OK - when there is a headwind, shifting down is a last resort.  The hub is faultless, with no slip in low or normal gears (the two you can stand up in).  45" was fine for getting up the steep hill and 80" is useful downhill to avoid spinning out too fast.  There was a pleasing absence of rattles due to the tight chain and pretty generous mudguard clearances most of the way round [1].  No axle creep - those serrated washers do the job.

The bars will take a bit of getting used to because they're narrower at the hoods.  The stem probably needs to go down half an inch too.  Steering is neutral in the sense that I didn't notice it at all.  It's not a floppy as the Thorn but not as stiff as a racing bike.  The ride is very comfortable - high TPI, skinwall racing tyres at 120psi are much better than low TPI touring tyres at 90psi.

One small problem - rear brake rub when out of the saddle, caused when pushing on the LH crank.  Dual-pivot brakes, pencil stays and the need for a tiny amount of play in Sturmey hub bearings [2] all contribute.  I screwed the cable adjuster in which got rid of most of it, and I think the brake could be centred slightly better.  You may have noticed that the pros climb mountains with the rear brake QR undone, and they're on super-stiff carbon frames.


[1] I have a spare 17T sprocket which would raise the gearing to 63.5", but the 1/8" of resulting axle movement would put the tyre perilously close to the mudguard under the rear reflector - the bottom rear stays (untrimmed) are only just long enough as is, because of the 50s-style mudguard eye halfway up the seatstay.  P-clips are an option if I really need to gear up.

[2] if there is no play at all, the cranks have a tendency to rotate when freewheeling.  I remember this happening on my old Chopper.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Aidan on October 11, 2008, 03:18:49 pm
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq191/aidanogle/DSC01393.jpg)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq191/aidanogle/DSC01394.jpg)

Its retro tastic :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Che on October 14, 2008, 02:32:41 pm
Feremmi SLX road fixed, replaces its crashed predecessor:
(http://www.cmmp.ucl.ac.uk/~cmsg/images/yacf/feremmi.jpg)

Again:
(http://www.cmmp.ucl.ac.uk/~cmsg/images/yacf/feremmi2.jpg)

And the Mercian Audax:
(http://www.cmmp.ucl.ac.uk/~cmsg/images/yacf/mercian.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Hot Flatus on October 14, 2008, 02:38:43 pm
Nice carpet
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Che on October 14, 2008, 02:57:07 pm
Detestable, innit? It needs getting rid of, anyway. Were I sure of staying on beyond the end of the year I'd be nagging the crap out of the landlord. As it is, I'd sooner not have the hassle.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on October 14, 2008, 02:58:04 pm
(http://www.cmmp.ucl.ac.uk/~cmsg/images/yacf/feremmi2.jpg)

Don't you hate it when burgulars trash your house like that?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Che on October 14, 2008, 02:59:38 pm
Maybe I need to delete that photo.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on October 14, 2008, 03:01:46 pm
Maybe I need to delete that photo.

Classic male response. 


The correct response is of course "I need to tidy up"
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Che on October 14, 2008, 03:04:30 pm
Thanks for that, Lee. Tidying up has, in fact, been long since done. Had relatively little impact on the photo, however.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on October 14, 2008, 03:17:50 pm
Is GruB still alive?  We haven't had a photo of his bike for, ooohhh, at least 24 hours.  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 14, 2008, 03:28:41 pm
Mmm, Che.  Your bike is, er, 'distinctive' ;D

SMIDSY that you bastards!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Che on October 14, 2008, 03:32:12 pm
Yeah. Horrid, isn't it. Great frame, though. Rides really nicely. It will get a respray at some point, no doubt. It does need it, and not purely because of the horrid colour.

As for the lurid yellow everything else, it all lived on a marginally more conservative frame until recently.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 14, 2008, 09:12:49 pm
Is GruB still alive?  We haven't had a photo of his bike for, ooohhh, at least 24 hours.  ;)

Thanks for the reminder.  Just installing the Stelvios on the MonstaThorn.  More colour co-ordination so a photo will have to be had.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on October 14, 2008, 09:29:50 pm
Is GruB still alive?  We haven't had a photo of his bike for, ooohhh, at least 24 hours.  ;)

Thanks for the reminder.  Just installing the Stelvios on the MonstaThorn.  More colour co-ordination so a photo will have to be had.

On the subject of colour co-ordination, would you like a photo of my blue Dave Yates audax bike, with its gorgeous new Vittoria Open Pavé Evo CG tyres?

No?
Thought not.  :-[
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 14, 2008, 09:32:36 pm
Go one, you know it makes sense.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on October 14, 2008, 09:48:34 pm
Oh, ok then GruB, just for you.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/2941915311_5595da5e4c.jpg?v=0)

Tasteful or what, eh?  8)
They are actually superb tyres, despite the colour.

Ok, your turn.  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 14, 2008, 10:16:28 pm
Oh, okay  ;D

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1020024.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: valkyrie on October 14, 2008, 10:19:29 pm
Oh, ok then GruB, just for you.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/2941915311_5595da5e4c.jpg?v=0)

Tasteful or what, eh?  8)
They are actually superb tyres, despite the colour.

Ok, your turn.  ;D

Come on Eck, you need to rise to Grub's colour co-ordinated challenge. Get the bike resprayed green, and then get some matching bar tape to finish it off.

Then all you need is the matching trampoline. ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 15, 2008, 10:55:02 am
Oh, ok then GruB, just for you.

<picture of bicycle>

Tasteful or what, eh?  8)
They are actually superb tyres, despite the colour.

Ok, your turn.  ;D

Oh I had some Vittoria tyres like that.  Bright green with a maroon frame. :sick:  But decent tyres...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on October 16, 2008, 05:59:02 pm
On the subject of colour er, co-ordination, I stumbled across this on flickr:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3294/2810046173_13b7ac9580.jpg?v=0)

 ???
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on October 16, 2008, 06:04:21 pm
I like that.  I've just bought some shiny orange bar tape for the Thorn.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Really Ancien on October 16, 2008, 06:57:32 pm
It looks like a late 1970s Raleigh Record Ace, nice to see it soldiering on, too many have been butchered by the fixie converters, I had a fish around on Flickr and found a 1982 RRA just like mine used to be, thanks for the tip-off.

Damon.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on October 16, 2008, 08:11:40 pm
It looks like a late 1970s Raleigh Record Ace, nice to see it soldiering on, too many have been butchered by the fixie converters, I had a fish around on Flickr and found a 1982 RRA just like mine used to be, thanks for the tip-off.

Damon.

Apparently, it's a Flying Scot, Damon.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23666168@N04/sets/72157607019338618/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23666168@N04/sets/72157607019338618/)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 16, 2008, 08:39:53 pm
Flying Scot, eh?  Class! (http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/flyingscot.html)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: zzpza on October 17, 2008, 12:10:02 pm
Hello :)

My three bikes...

1999 GT Aggressor 2.0

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/2631529705_98bf3e093f.jpg)

2005 Claud Butler Vicenza

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3294/2692733695_042318bae2.jpg)

200x Saracen Hyway Singlespeed Conversion

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/2591244292_446c414f78.jpg)
(Rattle can paint job - Peugeot Miami Blue Metallic!)

I bought this frame off eBay for £15 so didn't have any problem doing this to it...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3096/2575900807_3ef0636eae.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: nic on October 18, 2008, 02:27:23 pm
This no-name russian made titanium frame will soon be mine upon my return from Oz.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3246/2951749428_ff5143c64a.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3212/2951747742_70ea423b6e.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2951745928_0389a0147a.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on October 19, 2008, 08:18:25 pm
Oh! If we're posting pictures of GREEN bikes . . .

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various067.jpg)

or how about . . . ?

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various070.jpg)

Check on the left for an explanation.

Che! How's yer man getting on with the red bike?

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Snakehips on October 20, 2008, 09:16:03 am
link to my bike pics ................

http://www.yudu.com/item/details/28055/Snakehips--Bikes- (http://www.yudu.com/item/details/28055/Snakehips--Bikes-)



Snake
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimO on October 20, 2008, 09:36:58 am
link to my bike pics ................

http://beta.yudu.com/library/item_details/17432/Snakehips--Bikes (http://beta.yudu.com/library/item_details/17432/Snakehips--Bikes)

Pink wheels!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on October 20, 2008, 03:37:00 pm
Another winter hack. Raleigh Record Sprint, dates from 1983 with Reynolds 501 tubing. I've repainted it black and given it some new hand painted 'retro' graphics which I've just clearcoated. It's still 6 speed but runs like a dream. Apart from the paint and bits I had lying around this bike has cost me £15  ;D ;D

sorry for the crap pics. They were taken with my phone.

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/ABCD0008.jpg)

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/ABCD0007.jpg)

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/ABCD0003.jpg)

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/ABCD0002-2.jpg)

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/ABCD0001-2-1.jpg)

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/ABCD0005-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 20, 2008, 03:46:39 pm
Although far from genuine, I quite like what you've done to give a retro 'feel' to the graphics.  It is, of course, one of the bikes I used to want as a teenager, with it's distinctive red/yellow livery, but the black &white exudes a cool class.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on October 20, 2008, 03:50:26 pm
that's lovely. Who did the painting?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on October 20, 2008, 04:05:30 pm
one of the bikes I used to want as a teenager

me too, not kept this original but I feel that at least it's still on the road and not in a skip  :(
or SS  :P

I did the paint Mike, I have my own compressor and spray equipment. I also have airbrushes and signwriters pencils etc due to being one ( a signwriter that is  ;D ) I've just got to let the clear coat harden and remove some lining tape residue then give it a good polish so I can take it out to get dirty  ;D

It's currently blowing a gale and ****ing down here  :-[


Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: folkdevil on October 20, 2008, 04:13:18 pm
Another winter hack. Raleigh Record Sprint, dates from 1983 with Reynolds 501 tubing. I've repainted it black and given it some new hand painted 'retro' graphics which I've just clearcoated. It's still 6 speed but runs like a dream. Apart from the paint and bits I had lying around this bike has cost me £15  ;D ;D

sorry for the crap pics. They were taken with my phone.

Hack? Hack?! That is gorgeous. I'm guessing it's not exactly lightweight, but I really like the black and white style; the bars, chainset, pedals and everything else look great. Good work that. And with the added satisfaction of spending £15 on something and keeping a ver' nice bike on the road. Thanks for the photos - I am inspired.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JohnP on October 20, 2008, 05:25:16 pm
Help please

In pic #520 there is a bag on the back of grub's Thorn.  What is it? 

Damn, my life must be on a downward spiral - I've never asked a question like that before.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Aidan on October 20, 2008, 06:33:51 pm
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/2008-08-1100-56-41_0116.jpg)

How unusual, a picture of Grubs bike ;D



The bag looks like a Carradice Prima Maxi

SQR bags and saddlepacks (http://www.carradice.co.uk/sqr-saddlepacks/prima-maxi-saddlepack.shtml)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Aidan on October 20, 2008, 06:35:41 pm
Another winter hack. Raleigh Record Sprint, dates from 1983 with Reynolds 501 tubing. I've repainted it black and given it some new hand painted 'retro' graphics which I've just clearcoated. It's still 6 speed but runs like a dream. Apart from the paint and bits I had lying around this bike has cost me £15  ;D ;D

sorry for the crap pics. They were taken with my phone.



(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/ABCD0002-2.jpg)



I like that too. Simple black and white with a very nice font. Lovely
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JohnP on October 20, 2008, 08:23:05 pm
Aidan, thanks for the bag id.

Now, your follow up for a bunus of 10 : is the bag sitting on a small seat post rack?  If so, can anybody identify it for me ?


I bought a a Super C saddlepack a few months back and have become a bit disilutioned with it.   Unless I fill it completely (say, with nice fleece clothing) then it seems that the bag and lid were designed for totally different purposes.   With an almost empty bag the lid fits like an air brake and the bag just sags.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 20, 2008, 08:25:48 pm
I use a Super C (almost) every day.  I have it on a Bagman QR on the fixed, and the QR gubbins on the tourer/commuter, which has a rack for it to sit on.  Yes, it sags a bit at the sides (I keep personals in one side pocket and tools in the other side) sometimes, but a U-lock helps hold the shape. 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 20, 2008, 08:30:40 pm
The bag looks like a Carradice Prima Maxi

SQR bags and saddlepacks (http://www.carradice.co.uk/sqr-saddlepacks/prima-maxi-saddlepack.shtml)

Correct.  JohnP, it doesn't have a small rack, it just connects as is.  The two top flaps go around your saddle rails and can also go into saddle loops if you have them.  The base of the back is quite rigid ( plastic insert I think ) so stays as you see it and doesn't deform when filled out.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on October 20, 2008, 08:31:17 pm
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k131/djb1971/ABCD0008.jpg)

Nicely done, I like that. A Brooks is needed though  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 20, 2008, 08:34:03 pm
I have a Prima too, but I have a niggle.  The straps that go through the saddle loops/round the rails are too narrow for the cams to hold.  I double them back under, but it's fiddly, and still they slip a bit. :(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JohnP on October 20, 2008, 10:19:25 pm
re: Grub & Prima  - thanks guys.  Looks like another call to Carradice may be in order. 

Bagman for Super C or a new Prima ?

SORRY - I've rather taken this ot.  No more replies to me or I may get banned.

But thanks.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on October 20, 2008, 10:56:46 pm
A Brooks is needed though  ;)

I was going to but this will be left outside for long periods in all crappy weather, that's why I built it. I've got a nice black swift that may find its way onto it in summer  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 21, 2008, 05:57:32 am
re: Grub & Prima  - thanks guys.  Looks like another call to Carradice may be in order. 

Bagman for Super C or a new Prima ?

SORRY - I've rather taken this ot.  No more replies to me or I may get banned.

But thanks.

As with all space storing devices, you will fill it and then want for more.  ;D  It is ace for my commute.  In the side pocket I carry my C02 head, multitool, superpatches, cable ties and Speedplay cafe covers.  In it I carry 2 tubes, cable lock, 3 C02 cannisters, and to work a sandwich, banana, two boiled eggs, two apples, two mandarins and some nuts.  On the way home I may stuff dirty washing in there or the clothes I am not wearing due to weather change.  It also stores my Gore waterproof jacket.
My only complaint is that sometimes I dream of being a weight weenie and with all the stuff I have in it, it looks rather big.  It is all in my mind though.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on October 22, 2008, 10:18:51 am
bumper,

That raleigh is lovely!

Must get you to paint a bike for me :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on October 22, 2008, 04:40:21 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3173/2954440037_441a52ebb2_b.jpg)

Possibly the most eighties-looking thing on the road.  Even so, I'm tempted to keep it as it is.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on October 22, 2008, 04:49:27 pm
Them forks look like kona's P2's.  :thumbsup:

Whats that underneath the chainstay, next to the tyre?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on October 22, 2008, 04:50:29 pm
Whats that underneath the chainstay, next to the tyre?

Ah, the innocence of youth. :D  It's a U-brake boss.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris on October 22, 2008, 04:59:17 pm
Whats that underneath the chainstay, next to the tyre?

Ah, the innocence of youth. :D  It's a U-brake boss.

As in 'U' for useless!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: donpedro on October 22, 2008, 06:18:04 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3173/2954440037_441a52ebb2_b.jpg)

Possibly the most eighties-looking thing on the road.  Even so, I'm tempted to keep it as it is.
Cool! If I weren't wasting away my time here I would put together my Scott Delano with a Flexstem, XT cantis and give you a run for the money!  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on October 22, 2008, 09:14:16 pm
Whats that underneath the chainstay, next to the tyre?

Ah, the innocence of youth. :D  It's a U-brake boss.

And they're getting replaced with V-brake bosses at the weekend.  I hadn't seen them before, either.

The forks are P2s - the original forks match the paintwork of the frame.  'Nuff said ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on October 22, 2008, 09:50:56 pm
Oh, okay  ;D

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1020024.jpg)

Colour-coordinating your bike frame, bar tape and tyres with the trampoline is very classy.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: pdm on October 24, 2008, 10:19:16 am
Oh, okay  ;D

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1020024.jpg)

Colour-coordinating your bike frame, bar tape and tyres with the trampoline is very classy.

Not good enough, GruB. You have forgotten to colour co-ordinate the hoods.... (or is it "Hudz"?) (http://www.grabthehudz.com/products.html)  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 24, 2008, 08:19:20 pm
Peiter,
Cheers for that, but, how much??  Too much !!




Yes, I went and looked and liked what I saw until I saw the price.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on October 25, 2008, 12:49:09 am
£16 (http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A9198) isn't that bad surely.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 25, 2008, 08:32:23 am
No not at all !!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JohnP on October 25, 2008, 08:43:16 am
Grub, it's never been cheap being a dedicated leader of fashion like you.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 25, 2008, 08:56:00 am
They look ace but I think C+ did a review recently and they didn't get rated as high as the stuff I normally buy.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: donpedro on October 25, 2008, 11:54:38 am
Since when could you trust a review in C+?  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: jaźwiec on October 26, 2008, 05:09:38 pm
My hard working day-to-day hybrid, based around a Roberts Audax compact frame, built from Reynolds 725. Equipped with seemingly indestructable Harry Rowlands built wheels, bearing the similarly sturdy Marathon Pluses. These do feel a bit lump-like, but I rate their hardiness. Strength was the overriding specification when this bike was built - 14,000 miles later, I sometimes (normally when going uphill) feel that it may be over-specced for day-to-day use, but there's something reassuringly stable and solid about it. In every aspect other than the appalling, cottage-cheese based paint-job, which appears to practically peel off (I'm exaggerating only a little) on the slightest contact with anything at all. Roberts' touch-up paint is notoriously hard to obtain (I suspect the dour Andrew just ignores the first 15 or so requests from each new owner), so it's been liberally adorned with various nail varnishes where the paintwork has sustained damage. I'm somewhat concerned now that the drop-outs are extremely rusty, and may Hammerite them in due course.

It's taken me on a wonderful End to End, done a bit of touring, but primarily its a bike for transport. A Tubus rack and Ortlieb panniers have helped with this no end (I can fault neither), and occasionally a Carry Freedom Y-frame gets hooked up for larger loads. I switched to the Brooks Swift on the advice of Bicycle Workshop in Notting Hill  - awesome (complete?!) stock of Brooks saddles, and am very pleased with it - comfortable from day one. Bar ends and grips are Ergon - comfy, though to my mind very ugly, and the grips aren't particularly durable. Transmission is based around Shimano XT and SRAM Attack shifters - I'm a huge fan of the latter. They've always struck me as reassuringly simple.

(http://po-angielsku.pl/bike.jpg)

(That's my rabbit, Charlie, in the background)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on October 26, 2008, 05:34:28 pm
Looks like a great bike  :)

I like your rabbit: so he just has the run of the place then?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris on October 26, 2008, 06:19:26 pm
Roberts' touch-up paint is notoriously hard to obtain (I suspect the dour Andrew just ignores the first 15 or so requests from each new owner)

I'd heard about the touch up paint, so when I bought Mrs Chris her Roberts I refused to sign the cheque until said Andrew produced some touch up paint. He reluctantly went out into the back of the shop and came back ten minutes later with a small bottle of paint.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: jaźwiec on October 26, 2008, 08:30:12 pm
Roberts' touch-up paint is notoriously hard to obtain (I suspect the dour Andrew just ignores the first 15 or so requests from each new owner)

I'd heard about the touch up paint, so when I bought Mrs Chris her Roberts I refused to sign the cheque until said Andrew produced some touch up paint. He reluctantly went out into the back of the shop and came back ten minutes later with a small bottle of paint.

There's something League of Gentelmen-esque about the Roberts shop, I swear... Good plan though - wish I'd thought of that.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: jaźwiec on October 26, 2008, 08:33:29 pm
Looks like a great bike  :)

I like your rabbit: so he just has the run of the place then?

Why, thank you, on both counts!

The rabbit should really be called Houdini. An enormous run was not enough for him - he now patrols the entire garden. He'll be inside for the winter - he's originally a house rabbit, but that concept is causing some confusion where I now am... !!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on October 26, 2008, 09:35:05 pm
He doesn't appear to be the slightest bit interested in bicycles.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 27, 2008, 09:20:02 am
A Roberts Audax as a 'day-to-day' bike?  Doesn't sound too Quotidien to me ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on October 27, 2008, 07:29:04 pm
n + 1 = 8  :-[

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2979263472_549eec0fd0.jpg?v=0)

My "new" winter bike, originally from alves, via young Miss Noodley, pedals courtesy of GruB. Only changes are a longer stem, a new rear mech, and I've nicked some lighter tyres off our tandem. Had it out for a 80k run yesterday, and a shorter run today, including a bit of "rough stuff". Very comfy, thanks to all involved.  :thumbsup:
Sparkly tyres, eh?  ::-)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on October 27, 2008, 08:52:35 pm
 :thumbsup: :o Check out those tyres.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rob S on October 27, 2008, 09:08:17 pm
My velo in autumn mode.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/rks040472/ovaltitan.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on October 27, 2008, 09:10:55 pm
My velo in autumn mode.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/rks040472/ovaltitan.jpg)

That is an unusual collection of tube sizes
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 27, 2008, 09:12:46 pm
Rob, I'm not sure, like, but is that a Colnago, by any chance? ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rob S on October 27, 2008, 09:18:29 pm

That is an unusual collection of tube sizes

Yep, bladed top and down tube  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rob S on October 27, 2008, 09:19:40 pm
Rob, I'm not sure, like, but is that a Colnago, by any chance? ;D

I don't know...the shop told me it was a Lampre!! ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on October 27, 2008, 09:21:04 pm
Watch out: You can die of a surfeit of them, tha knows!* :o




* Ask Henry I
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rob S on October 27, 2008, 09:29:34 pm
Watch out: You can die of a surfeit of them, tha knows!* :o




* Ask Henry I

From above the top tube looks like a normal round tube....probably to make the airbrush guy's job easier than for health reasons!! ;D

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/rks040472/ot2.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on October 27, 2008, 10:03:32 pm
:thumbsup: :o Check out those tyres.
Sadly not pimpy whitewalls, just boring Schwalbe Marathons. Not very colour co-ordinated I'm afraid.  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on October 27, 2008, 10:29:09 pm
Rob S, are the pedals on that Colnago seekrit?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rob S on October 27, 2008, 11:33:56 pm
Yes...my pedal choice is classified. 8)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on October 28, 2008, 07:57:21 am
Rob S, are the pedals on that Colnago seekrit?
... and is that Merlot or Shiraz in them bottles?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: andrew w on October 28, 2008, 12:05:29 pm
Yes...my pedal choice is classified. 8)

Would you rather walk than reveal what it is? Or perhaps you don't actually ride the bike, just wheel it around with you when you're out for a walk!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rob S on October 28, 2008, 01:40:17 pm
Rob S, are the pedals on that Colnago seekrit?
... and is that Merlot or Shiraz in them bottles?  :thumbsup:

It's Sainsbury's Classic Cola O:-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rob S on October 28, 2008, 01:42:19 pm
Yes...my pedal choice is classified. 8)

Would you rather walk than reveal what it is? Or perhaps you don't actually ride the bike, just wheel it around with you when you're out for a walk!  ;D ;D ;D

No comment. ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: nic on October 30, 2008, 08:21:42 pm
"Titanio" received bits from my Ribble Audax and she's alive!  :thumbsup:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3282/2987633738_90d670a17f.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on October 31, 2008, 11:17:42 am
Not really a 'bike' I guess...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/2987112175_86b4454a63.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on October 31, 2008, 12:39:53 pm
Not really a 'bike' I guess...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/2987112175_86b4454a63.jpg?v=0)

Does that thing sticking up out of the saddle not cause saddle sores? ;)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rob S on October 31, 2008, 02:06:52 pm
I bet Shimano even has the unicycle groupset market sewn up!!! ::-) ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on October 31, 2008, 02:43:30 pm

Does that thing sticking up out of the saddle not cause saddle sores? ;)



It helps to stay in the saddle!  :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: simonp on November 01, 2008, 02:23:13 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/2992032936_5f5ca16001.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on November 01, 2008, 10:45:33 pm
This is my wedding anniversary present from Mrs Mike - she's a good girl. 

Yes, it's clearly a mid-life crisis, not needed, impossible to justify and ordered before the bottom fell out of our clients' worlds (oops), but I've had it a month or so now and am just stunned by it every time I ride it. 

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/5D-0567.jpg)


I'm a very lucky chap.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 01, 2008, 11:09:10 pm
Serotta?

Very nice, Mike  :)

Enjoy!

not needed

I'm sure if this was an issue it would have reared its head several bikes ago  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on November 01, 2008, 11:17:43 pm
This is my wedding anniversary present from Mrs Mike - she's a good girl. 

Yes, it's clearly a mid-life crisis, not needed, impossible to justify and ordered before the bottom fell out of our clients' worlds (oops), but I've had it a month or so now and am just stunned by it every time I ride it. 

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/5D-0567.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/5D-0560.jpg)

I'm a very lucky chap.



 Mike if you stockpile any more Titanium we will have to start calling you the Terminator. ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on November 02, 2008, 09:12:18 am
Ooh... Simon's got a Pomp  :thumbsup:.

Who's up for a Pompino rally up La Col du Barkway?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on November 02, 2008, 10:14:03 am
Ooh... Simon's got a Pomp  :thumbsup:.

Who's up for a Pompino rally up La Col du Barkway?

:D  I'm in!!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Palinurus on November 02, 2008, 04:24:07 pm
I've just got another one. I'm already fed up with cleaning the mud off it.

(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll155/Mister_Penguin/RIMG0012.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: jaźwiec on November 02, 2008, 07:31:00 pm
This is my wedding anniversary present from Mrs Mike - she's a good girl. 

Yes, it's clearly a mid-life crisis, not needed, impossible to justify and ordered before the bottom fell out of our clients' worlds (oops), but I've had it a month or so now and am just stunned by it every time I ride it. 

I'm a very lucky chap.


You are indeed - that looks gorgeous.

Did the Serotta fitting make many changes to your riding position, and if so, what do you think of them?

And Happy Anniversary too!!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: simonp on November 02, 2008, 11:22:34 pm
Ooh... Simon's got a Pomp  :thumbsup:.

Who's up for a Pompino rally up La Col du Barkway?

:D  I'm in!!

OK, when?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on November 03, 2008, 08:00:27 am

Did the Serotta fitting make many changes to your riding position, and if so, what do you think of them?

And Happy Anniversary too!!

thanks!

they (cyclefit in London) did to me what I've heard them do to other people who arent whippet-like racers; raised the hands slightly.  They also dropped my saddle a bit and moved my pedals out about 2mm per side (by using a washer on the pedal thread).

I wasnt sure about the raising of the front, so asked them to leave the steerer tube 20mm 'too long' so I can play with spacers if I think it's too high, but having spent a month in their position I think they've got it spot on.  On the bike I had before, the tops were 20-30mm lower and although I was OK using the tops (but my back would sometimes get a bit sore on longer rides), I never ever used the drops.  Now I'm incredibly comfy on the tops and am quite happy on the drops into a headwind or when I'm in a hurry.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on November 03, 2008, 08:14:04 am
Very nice Mike. Very, very nice.  :P

(If only the sadlle wasn't...  ::-))
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Giropaul on November 03, 2008, 08:33:44 am

Did the Serotta fitting make many changes to your riding position, and if so, what do you think of them?

And Happy Anniversary too!!

thanks!

they (cyclefit in London) did to me what I've heard them do to other people who arent whippet-like racers; raised the hands slightly.  They also dropped my saddle a bit and moved my pedals out about 2mm per side (by using a washer on the pedal thread).

I wasnt sure about the raising of the front, so asked them to leave the steerer tube 20mm 'too long' so I can play with spacers if I think it's too high, but having spent a month in their position I think they've got it spot on.  On the bike I had before, the tops were 20-30mm lower and although I was OK using the tops (but my back would sometimes get a bit sore on longer rides), I never ever used the drops.  Now I'm incredibly comfy on the tops and am quite happy on the drops into a headwind or when I'm in a hurry.



I'm interested to see the pedal washer bit. Campag cranks seem to come with dire warnings against doing such things. Are cyclefit confident about this, or are you using some different cranks?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on November 03, 2008, 08:35:38 am
I'm interested to see the pedal washer bit. Campag cranks seem to come with dire warnings against doing such things. Are cyclefit confident about this, or are you using some different cranks?

I wasnt sure either, but they reassured me they'd been doing it for ages for 'larger riders' (the cheeky monkey).  Bog standard campag cranks, normal shimano road pedals.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on November 03, 2008, 08:40:37 am
Which Serotta model is it Mike? I was being curious about their frames but can't seem to find it on the Cyclefit website (full Ti?).
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on November 03, 2008, 08:47:38 am
it's the legend, but with Ti seat stays rather than carbon.  I tried the carbon one and it *was* lovely but I wanted something I wouldnt have to worry about for 20 years.   

They've sized the tubes so it's quite a stiff back end even though it's Ti not carbon, so it feels exactly the same to me.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on November 03, 2008, 08:49:08 am
Thanks. Wow, so it's fully custom too... Bravo Mrs Mike!

Mike, keep supporting the horse...   ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: tiermat on November 03, 2008, 08:52:21 am
My new addition:

(http://philfoxton.dyndns.org/ridley1.jpg)

(http://philfoxton.dyndns.org/ridley2.jpg)

Rode it on Saturday on the (mostly) flat wolds ride with Martin, Dean and Alan, fantastic bike, well worth the money I paid for it!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on November 03, 2008, 09:56:33 pm
That looks very very nice.  I like the colours.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on November 03, 2008, 10:14:51 pm
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/5D-0567.jpg)

That is absolutely gorgeous, Mike. I'm jealous.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on November 04, 2008, 07:55:55 am
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/5D-0567.jpg)

That is absolutely gorgeous, Mike. I'm jealous.


Can I join the queue and admit that I am too?!

I need to find  a way to break the news to Mrs F; not that it'll work for me though...  ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on November 04, 2008, 09:39:54 am
I like the handlebars are aligned with the top tube.

That's a nice big garden you got there Mike!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 04, 2008, 09:42:30 am
All that horizontal - how a bike should be!

tiermat - that's a lovely new ride.  Hope you have many happy miles together ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: tiermat on November 04, 2008, 10:16:30 am
Thanks Grub and Clarion, I love it, it has done 80+ miles now and making me feel like I made the riight decision.

The colour scheme is a lot more subtle than the last road bike!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on November 04, 2008, 08:29:46 pm
Kaff by Night
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/3002657555_de769e3a0a.jpg?v=0)

And coming in the next cc...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/3000523844_c973f211f5.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 05, 2008, 09:13:30 am
Atmospheric! 8)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on November 05, 2008, 11:50:40 am
I recon he's photoshopped out the wall he's leaning on though.. Either that or he's holding back a Stephen King style Fog.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on November 05, 2008, 11:54:47 am
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/5D-0567.jpg)

I think that looks just about perfect.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 05, 2008, 12:03:32 pm
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/5D-0567.jpg)

I think that looks just about perfect.


But it's missing mudguards anna rack.....  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on November 05, 2008, 01:38:41 pm

But it's missing mudguards anna rack.....  ;)

I saw you'd posted in the members bikes thread and thought it might be a picture of a singlespeed.. 

I guess we have to wait till christmas :D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 05, 2008, 04:53:21 pm

But it's missing mudguards anna rack.....  ;)

I saw you'd posted in the members bikes thread and thought it might be a picture of a singlespeed.. 

I guess we have to wait till christmas :D


If you're not careful, I shall tell Mrs Mike that you don;t like your new bike but were too embarassed to tell her, and that she sould send it back....  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on November 05, 2008, 05:18:24 pm

But it's missing mudguards anna rack.....  ;)

I saw you'd posted in the members bikes thread and thought it might be a picture of a singlespeed.. 

I guess we have to wait till christmas :D

Single speed?! Arghhh... <sound of Frenchie choking>
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on November 06, 2008, 05:57:58 am
Just warning you, that if Hope come up with the goods my rims will be changing from silver to black.  As this is a big difference, I will need to take a photo.

Advance notice - that is all this is - to whet your appetites or cause you to delete your account  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 06, 2008, 07:44:32 am

But it's missing mudguards anna rack.....  ;)

I saw you'd posted in the members bikes thread and thought it might be a picture of a singlespeed.. 

I guess we have to wait till christmas :D

Single speed?! Arghhh... <sound of Frenchie choking>

With a flip flop hub.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on November 06, 2008, 08:20:49 am

But it's missing mudguards anna rack.....  ;)

I saw you'd posted in the members bikes thread and thought it might be a picture of a singlespeed.. 

I guess we have to wait till christmas :D

Single speed?! Arghhh... <sound of Frenchie choking>

With a flip flop hub.

Correction to tech. spec..

It's a fixed with a flipflop hub ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 06, 2008, 09:51:59 am

But it's missing mudguards anna rack.....  ;)

I saw you'd posted in the members bikes thread and thought it might be a picture of a singlespeed.. 

I guess we have to wait till christmas :D

Single speed?! Arghhh... <sound of Frenchie choking>

With a flip flop hub.

Correction to tech. spec..

It's a fixed with a flipflop hub ;)


Nah - for me it's definitely a singlespeed with a flip flop hub... ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Oscar's dad on November 06, 2008, 10:16:33 am
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/5D-0567.jpg)

I think that looks just about perfect.


But it's missing mudguards anna rack.....  ;)

Not to mention a kick stand and a bell.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: dAb on November 06, 2008, 03:28:46 pm
(http://audax.easyforum.fr/users/56/49/55/album/pr/pilorg10_800x600.jpg)
The summer bike


(http://audax.easyforum.fr/users/56/49/55/album/pr/vk_a_c10_800x600.jpg)
The bent (and me)


(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/6484/rb8001vf.jpg)
The winter bike


(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_wzZbvJ84iGM/SJbNsJc_MJI/AAAAAAAAAFE/49SgyWlRmCA/s800/15-L%27arriv%C3%A9e%20%C3%A0%20Montgeron.jpg)
Sur le vieux Charles (Riding the Old Charles)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 06, 2008, 03:40:44 pm
That is a wacky winter bike.  What is it?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Ariadne on November 06, 2008, 04:36:57 pm
The winter bike made me think my eyes were going funny! What on earth, and why?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on November 06, 2008, 04:52:49 pm
It looks like a wooden frame but perhaps it is carbon fibre with a wood effect?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on November 06, 2008, 07:48:46 pm
The winter bike looks like a bent to me too.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: dAb on November 07, 2008, 01:45:08 pm
It looks like a wooden frame but perhaps it is carbon fibre with a wood effect?
You're the winner !
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 07, 2008, 02:55:21 pm
Strange curve on the seat tube...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 07, 2008, 04:02:52 pm
Meet the new girl on the block...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3212/3009916833_23cde49b6a.jpg?v=0)


No slack chain here...


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/3010751666_1a7c80a410.jpg?v=0)


Another Brooks to break in...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/3009913499_5bfba9e0ab.jpg?v=0)


Her horns...


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3242/3009914503_71eeea8617.jpg?v=0)


All she needs now is a name.  I was thinking 'Kali' (which means black)... as in Kali, Slayer of Black Cabs   ;D

You may also have noticed that the frame doesn't bear the model name.  They've decided the Hanzo label looked a bit naff and they've done away with it.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on November 07, 2008, 04:10:06 pm
That's a nice looking fixed c/w flipflop hub ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 07, 2008, 04:16:16 pm
Chain's a bit... Oh.  No, it isn't :D

Is that Brooks bar tape?  You leather queen!

But a pretty ride.  Hope it doesn't take long for that saddle to break you in.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Ariadne on November 07, 2008, 04:21:46 pm
Oh my. That is utterly gorgeous.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Riggers on November 07, 2008, 04:24:15 pm
I particularly like the uncluttered background. Are you a professional photographer by any chance?


I always like photographing people with trees and posts coming out of their heads. Well, that's what seems to occur with seemingly little effort on my part.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 07, 2008, 04:25:38 pm
Really, really, really nice Regulator!

Great set-up.

 :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on November 07, 2008, 04:27:14 pm
Meet the new girl on the block...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3212/3009916833_23cde49b6a.jpg?v=0)


<snip>

You may also have noticed that the frame doesn't bear the model name.  They've decided the Hanzo label looked a bit naff and they've done away with it.

V nice. I actually asked, on the off-chance, for a frame without decals but it was a non-starter. I was pleased the Hanzo decal was missing but never thought to ask about it.

Did you specify black mudguards?

Here is one for the fixed aficionado's present ;)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/2794549138_73a1e69ae1.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/2794549138/)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Ariadne on November 07, 2008, 04:29:34 pm
What are the funny wee brown things on the ground by the back wheel?

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 07, 2008, 04:30:32 pm
Yes, it's Brooks leather bar tape (the photo's a little blurry).

And yes, I specified black mudguards.

And I know the backgrounds cluttered - not a lot of room on out little balcony...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 07, 2008, 04:31:34 pm
What are the funny wee brown things on the ground by the back wheel?



They're ceramic water retaining beads from the plants that have been washed off the pots.  We sweep them up and repot them now and then...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 07, 2008, 04:32:57 pm
Thank you, I was just about to ask as I don't recall seeing any rabbits when I was there  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 07, 2008, 04:33:01 pm
Oh.  I thought they were just little Brooks leather spoor ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on November 07, 2008, 04:36:51 pm
Yes, it's Brooks leather bar tape (the photo's a little blurry).

And yes, I specified black mudguards.

And I know the backgrounds cluttered - not a lot of room on out little balcony...

I did ask for black mudguards at the time of ordering. They accidentally sent out upgraded wheels (which at the time I placed my order, I was told were out of stock) and let me keep them so I didn't complain too much.

If we had timed this better, could have swapped my black brake callipers for your silver ones!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jacomus on November 07, 2008, 04:37:17 pm
Verrrrrrrrrrr nice Reg. Verrrrrrrrrrrrrr nice indeed.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 07, 2008, 04:41:36 pm
Glad the Hanzo label has gone.  It was a bit out of keeping with the elegance of the Pearson graphics and frames.

btw, Pearson is my new lbs. :D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on November 07, 2008, 04:42:28 pm
that's lovely!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on November 07, 2008, 04:44:12 pm
Ooh, they're much prettier than the photos on the site suggest. I really really want one now.  :(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 07, 2008, 04:44:26 pm
that's lovely!


And it's not Christmas yet....  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on November 07, 2008, 04:45:41 pm
that's lovely!


And it's not Christmas yet....  :P

I'll check with Mrs Wow tomorrow if Santas been recently...

so are you bringing it up for the golden pootle tomorrow?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 07, 2008, 04:46:14 pm
that's lovely!


And it's not Christmas yet....  :P

I'll check with Mrs Wow tomorrow if Santas been recently...

so are you bringing it up for the golden pootle tomorrow?


Can't make the Golden Pootle I'm afraid...  :'(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on November 07, 2008, 04:49:04 pm
Ooh, they're much prettier than the photos on the site suggest. I really really want one now.  :(

I must admit I was initially very impressed with the paint when I got mine out the box.
It's almost pearlescent.

When I next wash mine/ride it in sunshine I'll see if I can get some pictures that show what I'm on about.

Just a shame I managed a ruddy great long scratch along the top tube where upon I lent the bike against a post in the garden, although it appeared steadfast, it slid the moment my back was turned!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 07, 2008, 04:51:16 pm
No mention of what she's like to ride, though...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 07, 2008, 04:51:50 pm
No mention of what she's like to ride, though...


With a bit of luck I'll get out on her tomorrow.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 07, 2008, 04:52:51 pm
You mean you didn't ride her back from Sutton?  Disappointment :(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on November 07, 2008, 05:46:02 pm
I particularly like the uncluttered background. Are you a professional photographer by any chance?


It's certainly a lovely romantic looking spot to sit out of an evening, just the 2 of you, the Sangria and the whiff of compost.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 07, 2008, 05:55:37 pm
I particularly like the uncluttered background. Are you a professional photographer by any chance?


It's certainly a lovely romantic looking spot to sit out of an evening, just the 2 of you, the Sangria and the whiff of compost.


Oi!  I haven't had much time in the last few weekends to tidy up the balcony.  That's timetabled in for this Sunday.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 07, 2008, 06:02:02 pm
Ooh, they're much prettier than the photos on the site suggest. I really really want one now.  :(

They really could improve the photos on the site.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on November 07, 2008, 06:10:11 pm
I particularly like the uncluttered background. Are you a professional photographer by any chance?


It's certainly a lovely romantic looking spot to sit out of an evening, just the 2 of you, the Sangria and the whiff of compost.


Oi!  I haven't had much time in the last few weekends to tidy up the balcony.  That's timetabled in for this Sunday.

You'd better get your garden furniture better colour co-ordinated before GruB sees it.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on November 07, 2008, 06:19:22 pm
That is well nice Reg, you're obviously a man of wealth and taste! Happy riding...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GillP on November 07, 2008, 09:49:12 pm
Very nice Reg  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on November 07, 2008, 11:19:34 pm
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Rear%20light%20tests/PB070428.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on November 07, 2008, 11:22:04 pm
Everyone has been outdone, for ever! Nice collection.

[edit] the road to n+! ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 07, 2008, 11:31:46 pm
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Rear%20light%20tests/PB070428.jpg)

:D


Nobody likes a smart-arse!  >:(



 ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on November 07, 2008, 11:32:57 pm
I've been in bike shops that have had less bikes than that!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on November 07, 2008, 11:47:49 pm
I cound 15  :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on November 07, 2008, 11:49:57 pm
Yeah, some are against the other wall...

:-[
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris on November 08, 2008, 07:27:12 am
Everyone has been outdone, for ever! Nice collection.

[edit] the road to n+! ;)

Really? How about the road to n++1?

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p23/chris415700/acfpics/PC310008a.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on November 08, 2008, 07:55:26 am
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Rear%20light%20tests/PB070428.jpg)

:D

Awesome  :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: gordon taylor on November 08, 2008, 08:16:01 am
I'm going to save that picture and tell my family that "everyone else" has lots more bikes than me...

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on November 08, 2008, 11:02:38 am
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Rear%20light%20tests/PB070428.jpg)

:D

I thought it was Pam and Dave Pilbeam's garage for a second
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on November 08, 2008, 11:11:06 am
My latest. Sort of evolved to this, had to do something useful to it after unable to sell it. Dismally failed to attract any interest on th'bay as a rigid "mtb" at 150 quid despite 300 quids worth of wheels and rubber. Probably because no idea WHAT the frame is - whatever, it is steel and very nice and VERY light!
So, x1.9" Conti Double Fighters and 'grds (P-clip rear, it was an XC race frame with Ritchey d'outs).
Rather glad it didn't sell!

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/Nov8.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: robgul on November 08, 2008, 11:50:51 am
I'll have to come out of the closet ... pic was taken in Jan 04 when "stock" was at 16 ... now down to about 12 I think - I'll get a new pic later, whilst it's sunny here.

(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo10/robgul/bikes/Garage2-2Jan04.jpg)

... if you can't count 16, that's because 1 is on a turbo in my office, 1 is folder and a couple are in bits (there's a red frame glinting on the far left)

This was pre-trike ... which takes up a bit of space on the floor

... and the workshop/tools area

(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo10/robgul/bikes/DSCF0021.jpg)

[All this is in a 2/3rds size garage - the back wall was put in to form a store-room in the house ... for all the other bike stuff  8) ]

Rob
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on November 08, 2008, 12:03:31 pm
And it's ....so NEAT! My workshop is on the floor...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: David Martin on November 08, 2008, 12:09:04 pm
Hmm. I think I am strange. My garage has a car in it. And 11 bikes.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: robgul on November 08, 2008, 12:11:42 pm
And it's ....so NEAT! My workshop is on the floor...

I just noticed, that's an old picture - it's now EVEN NEATER with a few additional tools  :thumbsup:

Rob
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on November 08, 2008, 12:45:02 pm
Pah....that's all I've got to say.....

Must 'fess I look at the garage (and the conservatory) and am actually quite surprised that the bikes that emerge are reasonably tidy! Bit like the daughter....used to emerge looking immaculate from a heap of jumble all over the floor of her room...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 08, 2008, 01:18:12 pm
Bah!  I wish it would stop raining....  >:(


I want to take Kali out now that she's been fine fettled.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on November 08, 2008, 02:08:25 pm
Nice regulator, very nice, although I'm not a Brooks/horn fan. But they look very nice here. So, what gear and how fast?!  :P This is what really matters... Ah, and are you coming on our fixed gear jolly in late January? I hope so!! You've got two months to train, that's plenty of time! And it ain't hilly.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on November 08, 2008, 02:39:59 pm
Afraid this is all I can muster  :-\   ;)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/3012141113_83e7c0d13a.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: robgul on November 08, 2008, 02:51:51 pm
You want bikes in VOLUME ....

(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo10/robgul/bikes/IMG_0251.jpg)

.. admittedly this guy was renting them out - he had just over 2,000 Schwinn Cruisers with cow-horn bars, back-pedal brake and fat sand tyres (at Hilton Head in South Carolina) ... absolutely awful to ride unless you were on the beach.

Rob
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Ivo on November 08, 2008, 06:19:27 pm
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Rear%20light%20tests/PB070428.jpg)

:D

I thought it was Pam and Dave Pilbeam's garage for a second

I don't see any cardboard boxes ;) So it can't be the Pilbeam's garage :D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on November 08, 2008, 08:14:56 pm
One hopes that Madame will be most circumspect and discreet about the location of the SEEKRIT BUNKER.

Or at least make sure its got a great big **** OFF! lock on it to prevent the local scrotes from making off with one's velocipedes.

luv'n'stuff

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on November 08, 2008, 08:18:54 pm
Sadly I can only manage to reprise this from the early 'summer'

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various077.jpg)

Working to reduce n+1 into something manageable.

luv'n'stuff

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: john28july on November 09, 2008, 10:00:38 am
I'll have to come out of the closet ... pic was taken in Jan 04 when "stock" was at 16 ... now down to about 12 I think - I'll get a new pic later, whilst it's sunny here.

(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo10/robgul/bikes/Garage2-2Jan04.jpg)

... if you can't count 16, that's because 1 is on a turbo in my office, 1 is folder and a couple are in bits (there's a red frame glinting on the far left)

This was pre-trike ... which takes up a bit of space on the floor

... and the workshop/tools area

(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo10/robgul/bikes/DSCF0021.jpg)

[All this is in a 2/3rds size garage - the back wall was put in to form a store-room in the house ... for all the other bike stuff  8) ]

Rob

Hello and thank you! Why a thank you? Well my wife has been shown all these pictures and this was the one that saw defeat! She now realizes that I am not alone!!!!!
John.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 09, 2008, 03:52:44 pm
We have a garden full ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Gus on November 09, 2008, 05:26:23 pm
I don't have a garden or garage  :'(
I guess I'm the only one that have 5 bikes in my living room.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mecwales on November 09, 2008, 06:48:37 pm
Sadly I can only manage to reprise this from the early 'summer'

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various077.jpg)

Working to reduce n+1 into something manageable.

luv'n'stuff

J

What's the red MTB? (To the left of the spiky pot plant...) They look like some very old school rockshox on the front! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sigurd Mudtracker on November 09, 2008, 07:56:27 pm
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Rear%20light%20tests/PB070428.jpg)

:D

I've still got more than you  :P  though I am too paranoid by far to post a photo of them in situ...  I do use the same wall-hangers, though!  Delta Leonardo if I'm not mistaken.


(mind you, I think some of yours are in better condition than some of mine)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on November 09, 2008, 10:57:05 pm

What's the red MTB? (To the left of the spiky pot plant...) They look like some very old school rockshox on the front! :thumbsup:

This one?

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various064.jpg)

The one with the extremely rare Halson Inversion fork?

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various066.jpg)

That's the wife's . . .

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 10, 2008, 09:26:37 am
I don't have a garden or garage  :'(
I guess I'm the only one that have 5 bikes in my living room.  ;D ;D

Well, we do have two (and a frame/forks) in the dining room, and two in the kitchen...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on November 10, 2008, 11:15:59 am
The collection at Chez C:
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/TimC_1955/Bikes/November08032-1.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/TimC_1955/Bikes/November08031.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/TimC_1955/Bikes/November08033.jpg)

Actually, there are a couple missing. I shall have to go and find out where they are....
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on November 11, 2008, 02:35:00 pm
Fitted some new forks.   :thumbsup:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/3022355344_0a9025e818.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on November 11, 2008, 03:46:37 pm
One hopes that Madame will be most circumspect and discreet about the location of the SEEKRIT BUNKER.

Or at least make sure its got a great big **** OFF! lock on it to prevent the local scrotes from making off with one's velocipedes.

luv'n'stuff

J

Madame has a variety of security measures, both visible and non-visible to prevent the aforementioned scrotes gaining possession of our bicycles.  The location of the SEEKRIT BUNKER is known only to a select number of initiates and rest assured, we have Much In-Sewer-Ants.

I'm also considering a dirty great big length of chain to run through all the bike frames in order to secure them to the wall.

What we don't have is a shadow board for our tools.  I think all good workshops need a shadow-board.  That may have to be one of this winter's little projects  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimO on November 11, 2008, 04:12:33 pm
I'm also considering a dirty great big length of chain to run through all the bike frames in order to secure them to the wall.

Nah, you want to go the high tech route, webcam and GSM phone module, it records any moving images, and emails the jpegs to you.  Of course you may just get a lot of footage of the local rats. ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Notsototalnewbie on November 11, 2008, 04:14:18 pm
I don't have a garden or garage  :'(
I guess I'm the only one that have 5 bikes in my living room.  ;D ;D

I have four bikes in my living room/bedroom (they are one and the same). Two are Rob's and he is supposed to be taking the less-used one to live at his mum's...so far no sign of this. Ho hum.

I have a garden but it's not secure enough for my liking so they stay inside with me.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on November 11, 2008, 07:11:29 pm
Tonight we were messing about with lights...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/3022979244_07314ab334.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/3022981798_2ced2fe421.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3237/3022984928_0944c1b357.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on November 11, 2008, 07:38:23 pm
Nope, can't see the dolphins in that last one.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Woofage on November 12, 2008, 01:05:56 pm
Fitted some new forks.   :thumbsup:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/3022355344_0a9025e818.jpg)

What forks did you go for? I've got Rockshox Toras on my Inbred which are OK but don't give the sharp handling that I had with rigid forks.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on November 12, 2008, 01:18:54 pm
Fitted some new forks.   :thumbsup:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/3022355344_0a9025e818.jpg)

Errr... the forks are supposed to be fitted to front of the bike and are normally made of metal...  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on November 12, 2008, 02:44:26 pm
What forks did you go for? I've got Rockshox Toras on my Inbred which are OK but don't give the sharp handling that I had with rigid forks.

They're these (http://www.carboncycles.cc/?s=0&t=2&c=43&p=198&). So far so good. The loss of the suspension doesn't seem to have held me back over the weekend, but that was fairly tame terrain.

Errr... the forks are supposed to be fitted to front of the bike and are normally made of metal...  ;)

Really? No wonder it took so long to get the star nut in...  ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: onb on November 14, 2008, 04:27:01 pm
Sadly I can only manage to reprise this from the early 'summer'

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various077.jpg)

Working to reduce n+1 into something manageable.

luv'n'stuff

J


How do you fit them all in that shed  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 14, 2008, 04:45:45 pm
I must post my photo of nutty's shed as an example if space usage...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on November 14, 2008, 08:32:22 pm
They fit in here.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/2005_0906Whitehaven20050078.jpg)

J

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: IanDG on November 16, 2008, 11:04:04 am
my 'new' MTB

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/3034627786_9794ea9805.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3294/3034657068_341a618252.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/3033819261_ab2e51c6d7.jpg)

I was given the frame - it has a big dent in the top tube. I bought the chainset and the rear mech, the rest of the bits I had lying around from previous bikes (I even found my old Girvan flexstem)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on November 16, 2008, 11:59:29 pm
 Windy I saw that in recently uploaded and thought it would be along here soon  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: groucho on November 19, 2008, 11:42:02 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w185/groucho55/Venice/P1000060.jpg)

I saw this and thought of you lot! Seen at an exhibition, in Venice, of young designers' work from Singapore.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jacomus on November 19, 2008, 12:06:21 pm
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w185/groucho55/Venice/P1000060.jpg)

I saw this and thought of you lot! Seen at an exhibition, in Venice, of young designers' work from Singapore.

i really want to ride one of those!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: groucho on November 19, 2008, 12:12:05 pm
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w185/groucho55/Venice/P1000059.jpg)

From other direction! The stool was fixed as well and could not be moved to aid composition!

The exhibition was bizarre. On entering all you could hear was a constant chatter/babble but nobody else was in the hall. As you stood under the lampshade 'thingeys' you heard a commentary, on the designs in front you, by the designer. Move away and it was all chatter.
 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on November 19, 2008, 04:54:04 pm
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w185/groucho55/Venice/P1000060.jpg)

I saw this and thought of you lot! Seen at an exhibition, in Venice, of young designers' work from Singapore.

i really want to ride one of those!

If you like that, check out the work of Olli Erkilla (http://www.ollierkkila.com/). The bikes he makes from nothing more than scrap metal and old beaters are works of art and mechanical ingenuity.

My favourites are the Ligne Noire Chopper (http://www.ollierkkila.com/Site/?page_id=4&album=3&gallery=73), the Vintage Track Peugot (http://www.ollierkkila.com/Site/?page_id=4&album=3&gallery=88) (looks like a rusty old beater, but look at those homemade wheels in the last photo and the cutout in the seat tube), and the mono forked Fixed Mono Rog (http://www.ollierkkila.com/Site/?page_id=4&album=3&gallery=85). He created and built this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qiR7E3dpjk) too.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mr magnolia on November 19, 2008, 08:45:28 pm
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c204/mrmagnolia/donaldsbike.jpg)

My first brand new bike (there was another thread at one time, wasn't there?)

Fantastic - Suntour ratchet shifters (just before click-shift was born) and some wheels and stuff.

From Freewheel in London Town.  It was sacrificed in about 1986 to some arse who lifted it, complete with lock and raincover, over a 5ft brick wall.  I saw another one on the back of a car in the Esso PFS at Canonmills here in Embra a few years ago and had to restrain myself from trying to rip it off the rack!

Still using the panniers...

oh - do you like the little rubber band driven mileometer?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Hot Flatus on November 19, 2008, 08:57:48 pm
Ah Revell!!!!

Brings back memories of avidly thumbing throught the expensive freewheel catalogue, saving up some pennies and sending off for one of those shitty bronze suntour freewheels to fit on my gaspipe 'Rotary' bike (bought off an advert in the Guardian from a warehouse in Manchester)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: CathH on November 21, 2008, 08:22:50 pm
Sadly I can only manage to reprise this from the early 'summer'

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/shedbike/various077.jpg)

Working to reduce n+1 into something manageable.

luv'n'stuff

J

I love this picture, what a joyful looking herd of bicycles!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on November 22, 2008, 01:11:14 am

I love this picture, what a joyful looking herd of bicycles!

 :-*  :-*  :-*

Thanks Cath.

I want you to know that they are all treated nicely and get to live in a clean dry shed. None of them are abused and all get regular upgrades. Most have an extremely happy life.

I even rode one of them to work today.

luv'n'stuff

John
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: velocitizen on November 22, 2008, 09:34:06 pm
Tonight i am finishing and making room for one more...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/3051241760_669ff0de64.jpg)
MB Dronfield, 531 frame and forks, Shimano 600 running gear.
Frame, forks and running gear were a gift from 'spudgun' on retrobike :thumbsup:, wheels, Bianchi saddle and seat-post from my brother (Cheers Math.)
Just need a knobbly tyre for the rear.
Looking forward to a spin along the Trent tomorrow to try it out.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 22, 2008, 10:03:21 pm
Ooh - an MB!  Not seem them very often since I left Sheffield.  One of the best kept secrets in the country (just behind Edisons of Clowne ;) ).

Classy bike. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on November 23, 2008, 05:47:23 pm
Eck,
You were right.  Not quite the same in green.  :-[

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1020232.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: nic on November 23, 2008, 09:34:11 pm
Grub, a simple change of bar tape and you are in business.  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on November 24, 2008, 03:51:49 pm
Grub, a simple change of bar tapetrampolene and you are in business.  ;)

FTFY
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Gus on November 27, 2008, 12:38:05 pm

Finally I got my winter commuter/touring bike finished

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/fortid017-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Tom B on November 27, 2008, 12:47:45 pm
Cool bike, Gus!  :)
Is that an XTC frameset?
And how did you get the chainset to match?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Gus on November 27, 2008, 01:08:06 pm

It's a Thorn Raven Sport Tour frame equipped with Rohloff and a Middleburn RS7 DH-Slalom Crankset + a Tubus rack and Nitto randonneur handlebar.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on November 27, 2008, 04:08:09 pm
Wow! Really like that.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on November 27, 2008, 04:56:52 pm
Gods, that's a classy winter bike!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Aidan on November 27, 2008, 07:38:44 pm
chains a bit slack


It is very nice though ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jacomus on November 28, 2008, 10:19:58 am
Thats a sexy little bike! What tyres is it running?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Gus on November 28, 2008, 10:58:24 am
Continental "Top Contact" 26 x 1,9, wanted to try Schwalbe "Marathon Supreme" but they were
out of stock.
I'll try to write a review in a couple of months.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: donpedro on November 28, 2008, 03:07:45 pm

It's a Thorn Raven Sport Tour frame equipped with Rohloff and a Middleburn RS7 DH-Slalom Crankset + a Tubus rack and Nitto randonneur handlebar.

Gus, jäkligt fin vintercykel!  :thumbsup:
Bet you have some longer trips in mind for next year though...?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on November 28, 2008, 03:16:57 pm

Finally I got my winter commuter/touring bike finished

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/fortid017-2.jpg)

Nice.  I thought the Sport Tour had a shorter wheelbase but that looks very long. Perfect (but expensive) winter bike.  Just oil the chain every now and again.  Cleaning & Servicing a hub-geared bike is something you can do in Summer.

You may like to try the Tektro Brake Levers rather than the Dia-compe.
The Tektro are half the price and twice the quality.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 28, 2008, 04:06:51 pm
Is it?  It looks rather like a King of Mercia to me...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on November 28, 2008, 04:09:13 pm
Whatever it is I would call it..
very classy :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 28, 2008, 04:12:04 pm
Oh yes - it is a classic masterpiece, and I hope that Mr Pither has thousands of happy miles on it. :D

I love the barberpole - and someone cleverer than me (or better with Google) would be able to date it from that Reynolds sticker.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: MSeries on November 28, 2008, 04:39:24 pm
I was going to suggest it's relatively new going on the Reynolds decal. I couldn't see it was 631 but it is the same shape and design as my 2007 631 decal on my Hewitt. I don;t like the gothic lugs much nor the over fancy paint on Mercians but it's a Mercian so it'll be a good frame.  :thumbsup: for canti studs, some wide profile vintage Deore cantis  are required.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 28, 2008, 04:41:28 pm
OK - you're right.  I thought the KoM had a fancy-lug model, and that the VS didn't have the braze-ons, but hey - it's been maybe twenty years since I was in Mercians, so what do I know? ;D

Brilliant - a stylish frame with all the braze ons for touring/audax/commuting.  Class. :D

I was going to suggest it's relatively new going on the Reynolds decal. I couldn't see it was 631 but it is the same shape and design as my 2007 631 decal on my Hewitt. I don;t like the gothic lugs much nor the over fancy paint on Mercians but it's a Mercian so it'll be a good frame.  :thumbsup: for canti studs, some wide profile vintage Deore cantis  are required.

Yeah - I could see it was a sticker I wasn't familiar with, soI guessed it was pretty recent, despite the classic look of the paintjob.  Sure, that's not what I'd go for, and I'm a bit more of a Nervex guy wrt the lugs, but it looks splendid as a piece.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on November 28, 2008, 08:01:09 pm
No!  Go with the lovely canti thing! :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on November 30, 2008, 03:35:49 pm
Do they all have horizontal dropouts?  On a derailleur bike I think vertical are better from a wheel pull-over/paint scraping point of view.  Harder to build though.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on December 02, 2008, 02:11:14 pm
Some recent additions to the fleet:

Tandem:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3247/3076643563_2021c4a9c2.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/3076643563/)

My uber commuter:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/3077487554_5a5895a21c.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/3077487554/)

And a close up of the top tube sticker, courtesy of GBH Custom Hacks (slightly not work safe):
(click to show/hide)

And lastly, something for Maffie that needs some TLC:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/3077481564_366a45e2e7.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/3077481564/)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bikenerd on December 05, 2008, 12:29:50 pm
Planet X Superlight team:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/3083888737_f34a2ccea7_o.jpg)
Very light, very fast, very confined to the garage until summer.  :-[
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on December 05, 2008, 12:38:29 pm
Very blue, very pretty, very good ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bottlemasher on December 06, 2008, 02:50:21 pm
Dunc of this parish kindly sold me the front and rear mechs also the
ergo levers needed for the bike which I'm getting ready for my son
for Xmas.
Mike Burrows is putting it together in his workshop
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/bottlemasher/DSCF2312.jpg)
The bike is a mixture of Shimano and Campy
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/bottlemasher/DSCF2306.jpg)
(http://s244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/bottlemasher/DSCF2315.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: RogerT on December 06, 2008, 02:57:30 pm
Is it me or is there a striking resemblance between the planet X fame and the Ribble one ?  ( runs and hides )

PS I have a Ribble Winter frame that I built up last Summer, and very good it is to.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on December 06, 2008, 03:01:19 pm
Wow! Does this kid have any idea how lucky he is?

A real race rfor crimbo - built by Mike Burrows.

Where's the 'jealousy' smiley when you want one?

luv'n'stuff

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on December 06, 2008, 04:26:40 pm
Mr. Burrows is certainly well tooled up.He seems to have  almost as many bikes in there as there are in the seekrit bunker ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: RichForrest on December 06, 2008, 07:24:43 pm
Mr. Burrows is certainly well tooled up.He seems to have  almost as many bikes in there as there are in the seekrit bunker ;D

Above where BM is taking the pics there are more, lots more.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on December 06, 2008, 07:31:48 pm
Wow, you lucky name dropper you.

I love those rims.  What are they?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bottlemasher on December 06, 2008, 07:44:37 pm
Hey Rich
remember this

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/bottlemasher/DSCF0311.jpg)

Spot the yacf bods


Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on December 09, 2008, 04:30:10 am
Short version: I figured that the best way to reduce the parts pile was to turn it into rideable bikes. So:

1) After seeing a trials competition, (http://www.flickr.com/photos/certhia/sets/72157608151208378/) I thought it would be fun try trials riding, but wanted something with a seat so I could ride trails on it, too:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3061/3056940008_dea9cf6543.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/certhia/3056940008/in/set-72157609932900539/)
[click for more]

Blather about it here (http://landscapecycling.blogspot.com/2008/11/basement-bike-project-1-woodstrials.html).

2) I still wanted a light, fat-tired road bike. In the meantime, there's this:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/3079789523_4d785c0dfa.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/certhia/3079789523/in/set-72157610687264638/)
[click for more]

Blather about it here (http://landscapecycling.blogspot.com/2008/12/basement-bike-project-2-mixed-terrain.html).


Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on December 09, 2008, 09:13:40 am
That Schwinn is lovely!  Good work, Scott.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on December 09, 2008, 03:30:46 pm
Thanks! It's a lot of fun to ride. It'll just need a few more tweaks...(famous last words)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on December 10, 2008, 12:20:04 pm
Mmmm, Hope-y goodness...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/3095848839_00065b5106.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpuddinonnabike/3095848839/)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/3096690956_978348958f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpuddinonnabike/3096690956/)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on December 10, 2008, 02:20:26 pm
N+1 arrived today

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Bike%20Stable/Dahon.jpg?t=1228918750)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on December 10, 2008, 02:22:13 pm
Now get out & ride! :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on December 10, 2008, 02:47:50 pm
Now get out & ride! :)

I wish
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Gus on December 15, 2008, 09:13:33 am

I've just been told  by a couple of friends/colleges  that they have a Christmas present for me.
They ran out of space and build this for me with spare parts.

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/IMG_0454lille.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on December 15, 2008, 09:27:34 am
feck me you lucky sod :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on December 15, 2008, 09:29:32 am
Single speed, single brake, jump bike with hub dynamo? ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on December 15, 2008, 09:32:46 am
That's mad that is. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ABlipInContinuity on December 15, 2008, 09:51:08 am
That's mad that is. :thumbsup:

Exactly what I thought.

What do you do with it? Can we have some youtube videos please Gus  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on December 15, 2008, 11:19:01 am
Night BMX, of course! ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 15, 2008, 07:31:47 pm
here is the new commuter- I will use it over this winter and see how it copes before deciding whether or not to go fixed on Stig next year-

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/101_0892.jpg)

Ridgeback Voyage, Reynolds 520 frame and steel fork. Shimano Sora/ Deore/ Alvio mix for an 8 speed triple drivetrain, Alex rims ACE 19 rims with Continental Contact 700 X 32 tyres, Tektro canti brakes and crosstop levers, Blackburn rear rack and pump. I've fitted Shimano M324 combi pedals, Exposure Endura Turbo light and a little sadlle pack for the faerie visits. So far, a delightful ride :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on December 15, 2008, 09:39:08 pm
Oh, how very SENSIBLE Mr Fuzzy  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 15, 2008, 10:45:08 pm
Oh, how very SENSIBLE Mr Fuzzy  ;D

I know. I should hang my head in shame ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on December 17, 2008, 09:48:07 pm
Say hello to Mrs eck and Trixie, the Trek  8)
Small but beautifully proportioned, both of them  :-*
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/3116880980_0e2cf886f2.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/3116054187_bec4c817ea.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: valkyrie on December 17, 2008, 09:56:28 pm
I think you got a cracking deal there Eck, the wife bike looks fantastic. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Ariadne on December 17, 2008, 10:15:05 pm
Oooh, it's gorgeous!! Can't wait to see it for real.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on December 17, 2008, 10:20:50 pm
Mrs eck looks very happy, and that's by far the most important thing here :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on December 17, 2008, 11:09:33 pm
Aw, clarion, that's a lovely thing to say, and so true. Thank you so much, from both of us.  :)  :-*
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: DrMekon on December 18, 2008, 09:29:15 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/2707356956_0d5d586d65.jpg)
Mine's the yellow one, missus' one is brown.

Mine mainly gets used for commuting. I only do a few miles each way, so helps with fitness, plus it's great fun to ride.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on December 18, 2008, 09:47:36 am
Aw, clarion, that's a lovely thing to say, and so true. Thank you so much, from both of us.  :)  :-*

Any plans to strip it down and give it a good servicing?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on December 18, 2008, 11:09:53 am
Mine's the yellow one, missus' one is brown.

Mine mainly gets used for commuting. I only do a few miles each way, so helps with fitness, plus it's great fun to ride.

I love those bikes!  I expect that the kids much prefer riding in those than in a car...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: scott on December 18, 2008, 02:40:10 pm
I love those bikes!  I expect that the kids much prefer riding in those than in a car...

Yeah--I was just idly thinking about going car-free while driving (due to a stupid rib muscle that I pulled by coughing) on the way to work yesterday, and thought a bakfiets would be perfect for most around-town trips.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on December 18, 2008, 10:21:22 pm
DrMekon, two bakfiets in the family must make the cooooolest fleet! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Bledlow on December 18, 2008, 11:37:00 pm
I don't have a garden or garage  :'(
I guess I'm the only one that have 5 bikes in my living room.  ;D ;D
Nope.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: DrMekon on December 21, 2008, 02:56:24 pm
Thanks -  we just have one kid, but he and his friends seem to love it.

My missus can't drive, but we're not quite car free. We sold our car after we'd had the brown one (Fietsfabriek 995) for a while, and hadn't used the car is about 4 months, but we got given another car by her parents. The car only gets used for trips to see them, or if we're ill. In the last week, we've all had flu, so we've used in a few times on local trips, which we wouldn't do normally.. We got the second one (Bakfiets.nl Cargobike) in case we have another child and need to share the school run, but mainly because it came up on ebay at an amazing price. It's nicer than my Kona Kileaua for commuting.

If anyone fancies a go... it can handle nearly 20st in the front. This is a postdoc who didn't mind being ferried around Cambridge when he came to do a seminar.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3183/2942448688_7083dd81da.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on December 22, 2008, 04:26:08 pm
my newly hubbed-geared 29er mtb:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/5d-0629.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/5d-0632.jpg)

been round the block a couple of times and so far, so very good.  The alfine is silent, very smooth and I was worried about the jumps between the gears but it's fine...   I hub geared it to stop it clagging up with mud but I think I might need a simpler chain tensioner - the alfine one is a bit like a rear mech so might have the same problem. 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobajobrob on December 22, 2008, 07:51:53 pm
You don't think you're worrying unnecessarily? I've had rear mechs clogged up with mud, twigs and all manner of crap and yet they still function. As long as the jockey wheels go round you're laughing.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on December 23, 2008, 06:45:56 pm
Magic gear?  Easier than a fixie, because hub gears can run with quite a lot of <looks around nervously> slack in the chain.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on December 23, 2008, 08:29:34 pm
yeah, that might work.  That or a 1/2 link chain or an eccentric bottom bracket.  I'll see how I get on with it in the mud first, then fiddle..
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on December 23, 2008, 08:33:28 pm

I've just been told  by a couple of friends/colleges  that they have a Christmas present for me.
They ran out of space and build this for me with spare parts.

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/IMG_0454lille.jpg)



Marvellous :thumbsup:

About 15 years ago, the boy from over the road added gears to his BMX and everybody wanted a go on it..Yours might just be a bit more bonkers, though :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on December 23, 2008, 10:08:34 pm
I bet none of them had dynamo lights though!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: nic on December 26, 2008, 03:59:37 pm
Here are some more pictures of "Titane" that is replacing my ribble winter/trainer bike.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/3138527742_073cd72883.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3099/3137705503_6e16ed3bc8.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/3138537766_2eda5b43c3.jpg)

It has become my favorite bike. Because of its geometry, it does not iron out road surface imperfections as other bike made of titanium but it feels fast, is stable and just feels right.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on December 31, 2008, 04:19:18 pm
Increasingly pimped Brompton S3L - now with Sturmey-Archer 1950s AM close-ratio hub (in a 1970s AW shell, because they never made AMs with 28 holes), honey Brooks Team Pro Ti saddle, honey leather grips (made by Dimension, don't leave room for my bar ends and may or may not stay).  The Stelvios are back on for tomorrow's New Year "10".  I'd like to say it's really fast, but nothing with 16" wheels is fast except on a velodrome or a billard table.

I weighed it for the first time - 25.6lb as in the picture, or 11.6kg in new money.  That's pretty good considering it has full lighting gear, pedals, a Brooks saddle and a steel-shell hub - in fact, it's the quoted weight of a totally standard M3L without lighting, with the standard saddle and with an alloy-shell hub.

(http://www.peeble.com/bromb.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on January 01, 2009, 12:42:37 pm
Very nice, if you like small bikes.  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Euan Uzami on January 02, 2009, 10:55:54 am
spacers above stem. big no no
and what's that stuff strapped round the forks?  :-\

sorry to be critical.nice bike otherwise.

Here are some more pictures of "Titane" that is replacing my ribble winter/trainer bike.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/3138537766_2eda5b43c3.jpg)

It has become my favorite bike. Because of its geometry, it does not iron out road surface imperfections as other bike made of titanium but it feels fast, is stable and just feels right.



Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on January 02, 2009, 11:09:32 am
Gotta agree with Euan.  Of course, a quill stem is the most elegant you can get, but, even with the pig-ugly agricultural brutality of threadless stems, having spacers above is pretty much the only way you could make it uglier without taping a photo of Ann widdecombe to it ;D

The stuff round the forks is the rubber attachments for the Raceblades, which is fair enough, though they could be trimmed down a bit...

Otherwise, a cool bike, though, nic :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rhys W on January 02, 2009, 11:09:51 am
Straps to keep those raceguards on. They can be trimmed, you know.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: nic on January 02, 2009, 03:36:46 pm
Gotta agree with Euan.  Of course, a quill stem is the most elegant you can get, but, even with the pig-ugly agricultural brutality of threadless stems, having spacers above is pretty much the only way you could make it uglier without taping a photo of Ann widdecombe to it ;D

The stuff round the forks is the rubber attachments for the Raceblades, which is fair enough, though they could be trimmed down a bit...

Otherwise, a cool bike, though, nic :)
Cheers. Fair enough about the stem. it's just the perfect height and don't fancy cutting the stem. I will have to make amend and post some new pictures.  ;D

 Not sure about trimming the raceblade rubber. Quite convenient to have them long to fit them to other bikes that may have meatier forks.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on January 02, 2009, 03:39:55 pm
Reusing raceblades?  Hmm.  I think you have to regard them as consumables, myself.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on January 02, 2009, 10:59:47 pm
Reusing raceblades?  Hmm.  I think you have to regard them as consumables, myself.

I consider them to be a bit expensive to be consumables!!!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: 2tyred2ride on January 03, 2009, 06:01:06 pm
My 09 Boardman

(http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/380/image095kz3.th.jpg) (http://img55.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image095kz3.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 12, 2009, 05:48:52 pm
My son's re-conditioned Peugeot Leader:

Sora/105 groupset (12-27 7-speed)
Shimano R450 (Tiagra) 57mm brakes
Miche Young 155mm crankset (46/40)
600A alloy rims courtesy Harrumph!
Schwalbe Right Run tyres
Charge saddle
Thorn 50mm stem
Modolo Venus bars
Original Peugeot stupid 24.0mm seatpost!

Weight, all in incliding lights, 'guards, computer, pedals and bottle 11.4kg (25lb)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/TimC_1955/Bikes/Kieransbike003.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: harrumph on January 12, 2009, 06:56:34 pm
Ooooh, very smart  :thumbsup:  Did you build the front wheel yourself, Tim?

I bet your son is jolly proud of it!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rob S on January 12, 2009, 07:23:37 pm
Not sure about trimming the raceblade rubber. Quite convenient to have them long to fit them to other bikes that may have meatier forks.

You don't trim the excess bits off...you cut them in half and then you have spares. Then you you use the original spares for the meaty forks.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Ariadne on January 12, 2009, 07:34:33 pm
My 09 Boardman

(http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/380/image095kz3.th.jpg) (http://img55.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image095kz3.jpg)

It's maybe just me but are those really big bars? With a really large drop? Or is it just that they're tipped so far forward? You must be really reaching, no?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 13, 2009, 09:44:33 am
Ooooh, very smart  :thumbsup:  Did you build the front wheel yourself, Tim?

I bet your son is jolly proud of it!

Yes, I did, so I'll be keeping a close eye on it for a while! He hasn't seen it yet - the great unveiling is this afternoon. Sadly, it'll be well dark befiore he gets to see it, so he probably won't get a good ride out until Saturday.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: 2tyred2ride on January 13, 2009, 07:13:04 pm
My 09 Boardman

It's maybe just me but are those really big bars? With a really large drop? Or is it just that they're tipped so far forward? You must be really reaching, no?

They arn't that big?  But my hands are fairly big, I don't like compact bars or whatever the small ones are called my hands don't fit on them, and I am quite tall so the reach is fine, it's only a 56cm frame.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on January 13, 2009, 07:31:08 pm
My son's re-conditioned Peugeot Leader:
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/TimC_1955/Bikes/Kieransbike003.jpg)

I think that's the first bike I've seen with negative saddle setback!  Is it a bit big for him, perchance?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 13, 2009, 09:22:33 pm
A tiny bit! He's a little short in the body for an 11 year old, and 50mm was as short as I wanted to go on the stem. The frame size isn't optional, and the alternatives were a lot more expensive. He's growing fast, and this bike has enough space to accommodate that for maybe two years. After that he'll be ready for the world of 700c and all its associated options and flexibility.

The bottom line is: he loves it and it fits, within reason. You've never seen a lad so chuffed and awed by STIs!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on January 13, 2009, 10:28:37 pm
He'll grow into it!  ;)

That really is a bike to be proud of. Just the kind of thing I lusted after at the age of 11.

May I be the first to register an interest when he's finished with it? I figure that young Master Torslanda will be coming up to his 11th birthday about then and he would, I know, have the biggest grin on his face if he got to ride around on that!

If, of course, you've no one to pass it on to.

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 14, 2009, 03:35:03 pm
When the time comes it'll be offered here first, naturally!

In fact, it was offered a while back, along with his previous Raleigh Racer (full T Mobile livery!), as it was way too big for him at the time. There were no takers, so I decided to bling it up when he got big enough. Just as well, as most of the 24"-wheeled production racing bikes then on offer have disappeared - though Islabikes have filled the void somewhat. With bits from the bike shed parts bin, plus about £100 in new stuff, he's got a bike that's unique and has some heritage credibility, as well as being relatively light. Win all round! ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Woofage on January 14, 2009, 04:04:15 pm
May I be the first to register an interest when he's finished with it?

And may I be second? It won't be needed for a few years but I thought I should register my interest!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 14, 2009, 07:40:16 pm
Ok, chaps. Form a line. Better bring a tent and some grub.... ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on January 14, 2009, 08:47:31 pm
Are they 24 x 1 3/8" wheels?  Can you still get rubber for them?  It was a really common size until MTB took over.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 15, 2009, 12:51:10 pm
They're 600A 24x1" (25/540). Tyres are available from Mobility Scotland, and probably any other wheelchair supplier. Bicycle wheels that size, however, are very difficult to find!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on January 17, 2009, 05:00:13 pm
from todays ride:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/-1170003.jpg)

if there's an uglier bike out there, I've yet to see it...  8)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on January 17, 2009, 06:35:36 pm
The wheel to frame size ratio makes me think of the Giant Escape Mini
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on January 18, 2009, 03:18:59 am
if there's an uglier bike out there, I've yet to see it...  8)

How about this...
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/KeithSmith1974/stickered.jpg)
...my recently stickered up Bowery, done in an attempt to keep the thieves at bay
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on January 18, 2009, 04:07:51 am
that looks *great* (apart from the straight forks) - I like the chrome chainstay ;D

I'd steal that....
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on January 18, 2009, 04:34:39 am
I'd steal that....

Oi! Hands off!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on January 18, 2009, 11:50:18 am
were on earth did you find that many stickers?

you must have been saving them up for a decade!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 18, 2009, 12:45:57 pm
May I be the first to register an interest when he's finished with it?

And may I be second? It won't be needed for a few years but I thought I should register my interest!

There's a 24"-wheeeled Dolan road bike in the comic's classifieds this week for £200.....
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on January 18, 2009, 01:39:52 pm
How about this...
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/KeithSmith1974/stickered.jpg)

I have visions of the yacf bike (I now have a front mech for it so it should be 100% operational this week) looking a bit like that, eventually.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: IanDG on January 18, 2009, 01:54:37 pm
from todays ride:
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/-1170003.jpg)

if there's an uglier bike out there, I've yet to see it...  8)

This one?

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/165/428569318_e672eaa8ce_o.jpg)

Now gone to the great bike shed in the sky - rusted away by 8 years of commuting in a salty Stornoway climate
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on January 18, 2009, 05:52:23 pm
were on earth did you find that many stickers?

you must have been saving them up for a decade!

I was given stickerbomb (http://thesrk.com/index.php/thesrk/publishing/) for Christmas.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: nic on January 18, 2009, 05:56:51 pm
were on earth did you find that many stickers?

you must have been saving them up for a decade!

I was given stickerbomb (http://thesrk.com/index.php/thesrk/publishing/) for Christmas.
Fantastic. I love it.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on January 19, 2009, 03:32:40 pm

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3371/3208879317_66277ee629.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/3208879317/)

 My Tri-Cross, now I have tightened the chain  :)

running 42 x 16 fixed about 71"
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on January 19, 2009, 03:36:36 pm
Ver' purdy, FWN  :thumbsup:

Ain't no slackness there - as tight as a gnat's chuff   ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on January 19, 2009, 04:27:14 pm
Ver' purdy, FWN  :thumbsup:

Ain't no slackness there - as tight as a gnat's chuff   ;)

Back tyre is the wrong way around ;)

There's at least four more of these to be posted onto this thread. Mine's still boxed but here's Maffies:

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p96/edd_o_brain/057.jpg)

Shh! I know about the chain!!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on January 19, 2009, 04:45:32 pm
Shh! I know about the chain!!

Oh.

*no idea what to say now* ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on January 19, 2009, 04:50:30 pm
Me neither... Oh yes! The saddle is a bit low!  ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Maffie on January 19, 2009, 05:58:04 pm
hmmm if saddle goes up i wont reach the pedals  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on January 22, 2009, 02:51:20 pm
I did warn you some time back if I remember correctly.

New Hope Pro III road wheels - replacing the white ones with black DT Swiss rims ( warranty job ). Hope were ace ace ace. 

Old mudguards back on as the rear fixing broke coming home on Tuesday.

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1020549_edited-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on January 22, 2009, 05:38:33 pm
I did warn you some time back if I remember correctly.

New Hope Pro III road wheels - replacing the white ones with black DT Swiss rims ( warranty job ). Hope were ace ace ace. 

Old mudguards back on as the rear fixing broke coming home on Tuesday.

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1020549_edited-1.jpg)

Do you ever get that feeling you're being watched?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jaded on January 23, 2009, 12:17:20 am
My new bike. Many thanks to Mr Pumpé for his building help!  :thumbsup:
I flipped my stem. Apparently!

Unlike FixedWheelNut, I didn't take my photo in a public toilet!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3500/3219217182_1237a05572_o.jpg)

Still to do:

Get SPDs.
Ride it.
Try fixed.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Adrian on January 23, 2009, 12:37:58 am
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/AdrianC_No1/Misc/009bw.png)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on January 23, 2009, 06:06:26 am
My new bike. Many thanks to Mr Pumpé for his building help!  :thumbsup:
I flipped my stem. Apparently!

Unlike FixedWheelNut, I didn't take my photo in a public toilet!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3500/3219217182_1237a05572_o.jpg)

Still to do:

Get SPDs.
Ride it.
Try fixed.

Phwoar !!!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on January 23, 2009, 08:44:53 am
I don't like ally bikes.  I don't like cyclocrossers.  I don't like fixers with cantis.  Wrong, wrong, wrong.

But that bike gives me an unnatural stirring that I can't explain  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on January 23, 2009, 08:58:32 am
That looks like it wants to be ridden. :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 23, 2009, 01:37:24 pm
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/AdrianC_No1/Misc/009bw.png)
Is this a guess the bike competition? I recognise a Shimano 105 (5600) or Dura Ace (7800) compact double crankset and BB cups. That's about it!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Adrian on January 23, 2009, 08:04:35 pm
It could be if you want. If you don't, it's one of these (http://www.planet-x-warehouse.co.uk/?page_id=1113)


I have been after a titanium bike for some while. Van Nicholas and Enigma bikes got more expensive quicker than I could save up for it, and Sunday Sabbath didn't reply to my emails so that was that.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on January 23, 2009, 08:11:53 pm
It's quite pretty.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on January 23, 2009, 09:59:58 pm
Have you ridden it yet Aidan?  What is your verdict?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 23, 2009, 10:03:43 pm
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/AdrianC_No1/Misc/009bw.png)

Very nice Adrian!  :) Hope you have many good miles on it.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on January 23, 2009, 10:04:12 pm
if there's an uglier bike out there, I've yet to see it...  8)

How about this...
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/KeithSmith1974/stickered.jpg)
...my recently stickered up Bowery, done in an attempt to keep the thieves at bay

That's a great idea.  Mind if I nick it?  I've probably still got some Beano stickers knocking about somewhere.

The only problem I foresee is that it'll make my bike look better than it does at the moment.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Adrian on January 23, 2009, 11:59:52 pm
Have you ridden it yet Aidan?  What is your verdict?

Only once so far. Last Sunday I did the same ride that I had done the week before on my Langster, and felt that I was struggling the same. When I got home it turned out that I was quite a bit quicker, so there is some early promise there. I am aiming to do a bit on the local hills either this weekend or next, depending on the weather/social engagements to get a better idea.

I do hope that it is a good choice because the idea is that, having spent a sum of money, we will be together for many a long year.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on January 24, 2009, 12:44:49 am
Pumpe was extolling the virtues of Lynskey to me on the BCM last year.  I do covet one.  I like the understated look.  Is it stiff?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on January 24, 2009, 03:06:59 am
That's a great idea.  Mind if I nick it?  I've probably still got some Beano stickers knocking about somewhere.

Go for it. Be warned though, I've had 3 people this week stop me to tell me my bike looks cool (that's never happened before). It seems the uglifying project has had the opposite effect. :-\ Then again, if there's one thing about thieves is that they're lazy. To sell it on they'd have to strip all those stickers off so hopefully they'll leave it alone.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 24, 2009, 11:59:48 am
It could be if you want. If you don't, it's one of these (http://www.planet-x-warehouse.co.uk/?page_id=1113)


I have been after a titanium bike for some while. Van Nicholas and Enigma bikes got more expensive quicker than I could save up for it, and Sunday Sabbath didn't reply to my emails so that was that.

Very, very nice! :) I'm just building up my own Ti bike - a Ritchey Break-Away Ti/Carbon to take away with me on my frequent trips around the world. Piccy to follow.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 24, 2009, 12:20:54 pm
And here it is:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/TimC_1955/Bikes/RitcheyBreakaway035.jpg)

Full Ultegra compact groupset - for £352 from Merlin! - Ritchey Pro and WCS bits, and Fulcrum Racing 7s with Ultra Hamsterskins and Slime tubes. There will be a Fizik Arione saddle when it turns up - and how bloody difficult was it to get a black and red one! The Fulcrum 7s are for taking away on route - cheap, solid and heavy, they're not really for best. A pair of 2009 Ksyrium Elites will fullfil 'best' duties at home - they look, weigh and feel very similar to the 2006 Ksyrium SSC SLs I tried (but couldn't afford) on my Cannondale CAAD8 R1000.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Adrian on January 24, 2009, 12:23:00 pm
Also very nice and a good idea as it enables you to make the best use of the opportunities the job gives you. I don't know why though, but I would have expected that you would be able to stow a bike on a plane without needing to fold it.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jurek on January 24, 2009, 12:24:13 pm
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/AdrianC_No1/Misc/009bw.png)

Mmmmmmm!

Nice.  :D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 24, 2009, 12:25:17 pm
Also very nice and a good idea as it enables you to make the best use of the opportunities the job gives you. I don't know why though, but I would have expected that you would be able to stow a bike on a plane without needing to fold it.
Ah, sadly not. And I wouldn't trust the baggage handlers any more than anyone else would!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 24, 2009, 12:32:33 pm
And here's the Ritchey BB shot - showing the all-important downtube clamp!

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/TimC_1955/Bikes/RitcheyBB001.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on January 24, 2009, 03:17:12 pm
let me know what it's like to ride - their CX bike looks like the perfect flying-touring bike.. If only someone sold the steel version over here rather than the ti / carbon one.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 24, 2009, 03:41:40 pm
Wiggle do it - and the singlespeed frame too: Steely (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Triathlon/10/Ritchey_Breakaway_Pro_Frame_Kit_With_Carry_Case/5360033735/); Singlespeed (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Triathlon/10/Ritchey_Breakaway_Pro_Single_Speed_Frame/5360033737/)

Sadly, they don't do the Ti one any more - I think I may have caused them to lose a lot of money when I bought mine!

Edit: C+ review (http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/folding/product/break-away-9092) of the steel frame, with links to suppliers.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on January 24, 2009, 05:16:00 pm
the wiggle one is the road frame I think, not the CX.  Anyhoo, I dont need any more bikes at the moment...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on January 24, 2009, 09:18:44 pm
Tim, that bike is delightful - I hope it goes lots of exotic places with you (and your camera, of course ;) ).
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on January 25, 2009, 11:43:55 am
I'll do my best to get it to as many places as poss, Clarion - and get the shots to prove it! First outing is likely to be South Africa (Cape Town) next month.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on January 25, 2009, 11:56:42 am
the wiggle one is the road frame I think, not the CX.  Anyhoo, I dont need any more bikes at the moment...


Blasphemer!  Stone him!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on January 25, 2009, 11:58:35 am
I dont need any more bikes at the moment...

Heresy, :o bring in the witch-finder General
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on January 25, 2009, 12:00:52 pm
;D I'm so weak...

I felt terrible writing that yesterday and having seen Simon G's comments on the Singular thread I've emailed them to see when the mike-sized frames are likely to be in stock. Dont tell Mrs Mike, OK?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on January 25, 2009, 02:38:00 pm
;D I'm so weak...

I felt terrible writing that yesterday and having seen Simon G's comments on the Singular thread I've emailed them to see when the mike-sized frames are likely to be in stock. Dont tell Mrs Mike, OK?

& there is more joy in heaven for one sinner that repenteth :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Adrian on January 25, 2009, 02:52:42 pm
Pumpe was extolling the virtues of Lynskey to me on the BCM last year.  I do covet one.  I like the understated look.  Is it stiff?

I would say that it is at the stiffer end of the market. I haven't noticed any chain or brake rub when climbing  out of the saddle for instance. I am a bit of a lightweight though and what is stiff for me might not be for a bigger or more powerful rider.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on January 25, 2009, 05:53:42 pm
Inspired by Adrian.

Before:
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1020553_edited-1.jpg)

After:
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1020557_edited-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on January 31, 2009, 10:55:26 pm
The main bikes now cleaned and ready to roll...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3303/3241829966_fcee1fba14.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on February 01, 2009, 08:05:11 am
http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14626.0 (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14626.0)

BPOAB, you are the porn king of Embra, AICMFP.  :demon:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on February 01, 2009, 08:12:12 am
The main bikes now cleaned and ready to roll...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3303/3241829966_fcee1fba14.jpg?v=0)

:) reminds me of this one:
http://www.geekologie.com/2007/01/05/tree-goats-2.jpg
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on February 01, 2009, 09:49:46 pm
Some pics of the new arrival

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/bike%20bits/IMG_4460.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/bike%20bits/IMG_4463.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/bike%20bits/IMG_4458.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/bike%20bits/IMG_4457.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/bike%20bits/IMG_4453.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on February 01, 2009, 09:55:57 pm
It's so....






Clean!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on February 01, 2009, 09:58:06 pm
It's so....






Clean!

It is a virgin so it would be..... O:-)

I would like it to stay that way but the pure white softness beckons. :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bottlemasher on February 01, 2009, 09:58:53 pm
soooooooooooooo very clean

but not for long
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on February 01, 2009, 10:00:50 pm
I'm so jealous. You've got snow and a gorgeous new MTB to play with. It's not fair.  :(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on February 01, 2009, 10:05:31 pm
I'm so jealous. You've got snow and a gorgeous new MTB to play with. It's not fair.  :(

Looking at the advice from Rogerzilla it would appear that my MTB would be less than ideal though. :(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Noodley on February 01, 2009, 10:10:27 pm
annie, that looks goyjuss  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on February 01, 2009, 10:13:51 pm
Annie that looks too nice to get dirty, very nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on February 01, 2009, 10:49:49 pm
drip... drip... drip...

** cough **

ahem, sorry, as you were.

Nice bike Annie. Those pictures are sheer filth.
I must service my mountain bike and go play in the white stuff.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: RichForrest on February 01, 2009, 10:59:31 pm
drip... drip... drip...

** cough **

ahem, sorry, as you were.

Nice bike Annie. Those pictures are sheer filth.
I must service my mountain bike and go play in the white stuff.

 :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on February 02, 2009, 08:30:07 am
that's beautiful Annie, is it Carbon?  Is that wise for a MTB? I suppose you only weigh about 3 stone, not sure I'd dare use one of them..
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: blackpuddinonnabike on February 02, 2009, 10:06:37 am
Tis reet proper nice that. But tooooooooooooooooooooo clean! Get out there and muddy it pet!

And if you want some mountain biking lessons let me know when you're getting them and I'll come and watch...  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on February 02, 2009, 10:06:56 am
Those colours are a lovely combination.  Nice choice.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on February 02, 2009, 10:12:25 am
Yes it is carbon but as you say, I only weigh about 3 stone so it doesn't really matter.  I am careful and I shall care for it as I do my other bikes. 

I don't want to get it dirty and am waiting for another couple of inches of snow so that if I fall I won't have too many bruises on my bot.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on February 02, 2009, 10:39:27 am
Annie - I'm not a mountain biker, but those pictures are doing funny things to me.  That is one of the most deliciously purposeful bikes I've seen in a long while.  I've got a feeling that you're going to have an awful lot of fun getting to know each other...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Oscar's dad on February 02, 2009, 10:44:42 am
Annie, if you want tips on how not to feel guilty about having a dirty bike then get in touch.  As far as I concerned a dirty bike is a ridden bike!  Nuff said!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Justin(e) on February 02, 2009, 10:59:28 am
Some pics of the new arrival

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/bike%20bits/IMG_4460.jpg)





I see why you have to raise the front wheel - stops you sliding off the seat.   ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: folkdevil on February 02, 2009, 11:30:04 am
Some pics of the new arrival


Annie that is frickin gorgeous.  Hubba hubba!  It's so perfect - the colour scheme, the carbon, the all-DT wheels...  :P

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JohnP on February 02, 2009, 11:49:51 am
Annie, that bike looks abfab and I can understand you wanting to get out on it but ....   don't let it get cold, don't let it get dirty, don't go out at all until you are fully recovered from your recent Dr Watsons and have recovered your health, weight and strength.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on February 02, 2009, 12:13:22 pm
I might not make it out on the bike today >:(  I don't feel quite right, very hungry, irritable, tired and generally yuk.

I may just take it onto the camping land for some fun in the snow but not actually go onto the bridleways nor do any real distance.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on February 02, 2009, 12:33:59 pm
Annie,

I'm sorry for salivating all over your steed earlier.

It looks better in your pictures than on the Cube website.

Regards
Ed
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on February 02, 2009, 12:38:30 pm
Annie,

I'm sorry for salivating all over your steed earlier.

It looks better in your pictures than on the Cube website.

Regards
Ed

Salivate as much as you like :-*

I would like an old bike to ride and get dirty and leave that to look at, maybe hang it on my bedroom wall.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Hot Flatus on February 02, 2009, 02:51:00 pm
Some pics of the new arrival

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/bike%20bits/IMG_4460.jpg)



Is that a carbon frame??   I have a Giant carbon xtc MTB and its lush.  Great for XC

You'll have fun with  that  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on February 02, 2009, 03:08:30 pm
Some pics of the new arrival

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/bike%20bits/IMG_4460.jpg)



Is that a carbon frame??   I have a Giant carbon xtc MTB and its lush.  Great for XC

You'll have fun with  that  :thumbsup:

Yes, carbon loveliness.  Well it is now a dirty MTB as it has been out, it is no longer a virgin.

Pics to follow.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: spesh on February 02, 2009, 09:14:02 pm
Very nice.  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Valiant on February 03, 2009, 03:39:12 am
I'm in love. I would put that on my wall.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on February 03, 2009, 07:46:35 am
I'm in love. I would put that on my wall.

That's exactly what I said I wanted to do.  Trouble is.....I now need another bike to ride if this one is going on the wall.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on February 03, 2009, 09:14:13 am
Quote
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/bike%20bits/IMG_4460.jpg)


Cube Elite HPC-R1. Just sex on knobblies.

From Chain Reaction?

You lucky girl, Annie! Enjoy. ;)  :-*
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on February 03, 2009, 10:08:19 am
Quote
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/bike%20bits/IMG_4460.jpg)


Cube Elite HPC-R1. Just sex on knobblies.

From Chain Reaction?

You lucky girl, Annie! Enjoy. ;)  :-*

From my LBS. 

We will have much fun together, I am certain of that. :) :-*
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 03, 2009, 02:08:31 pm
That looks like fun!

Although I subscribe to Singletrack, and salivate over the lovely pics therein, I had almost cured myself of the desire for an MTB.

First seeing people having fun up the bridleways to Leith Hill on saturday, then crunchy snowy goodness, and now seeing that beastie, I'm back to wanting that Rockhopper I test rode from Two Wheels Good in The Calls back in 1986... :-\


Carbon?  :hand:  Not for me. ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on February 05, 2009, 08:53:00 pm
Carbon?  :hand:  Not for me. ;D

Me neither. Clarion, old boy, what you need is a '92 Trek 950 or 970 in Black Forest Green with period components. Rigid, natch.  ;)

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Naggers on February 06, 2009, 01:20:24 am
Put to shame following Annie but n+1 is finally here...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f31/leggyd/Bikes/PICT4185.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f31/leggyd/Bikes/PICT4186.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f31/leggyd/Bikes/PICT4187.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f31/leggyd/Bikes/PICT4188.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Naggers on February 06, 2009, 01:20:46 am
I've broken it already  :o

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f31/leggyd/Bikes/PICT4190.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f31/leggyd/Bikes/PICT4189.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 06, 2009, 08:56:44 am
That's a cool bike.  How easy is it to fold/unfold?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Naggers on February 06, 2009, 11:42:37 am
Takes 10 seconds  :thumbsup:

A half turn on two allen bolts. One on Top tube and one on Down tube.


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f31/leggyd/Bikes/PICT4193.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f31/leggyd/Bikes/PICT4194.jpg)

Then there's a strong magnet that keeps the two halfs together when fully folded.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f31/leggyd/Bikes/PICT4196.jpg)

I think it's designed more for ease of storage really. It's a bit heavy and there's no obvious way of carrying it.

At the very least it'll live in my g/f's flat in Manchester but I'm hoping to improvise a little, maybe with a lightweight canvas bag and use it with the train between London and Manchester.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 06, 2009, 11:54:36 am
I'm thinking it'd be good for train commuting. 

Last night, I rode up to London Bridge station.   I was surprised how much faster I got there than walking.  And I don't hang about on foot.

It'd be a good jump on & ride machine, and, given the full size wheels, I guess it'll be pretty normal handling for longer rides and carrying luggage and stuff.

I quite liked the previous range; Espresso, Jack & Cadenza, and it's been interesting to see how the ingenious designs have evolved.

One of the Fell Club members had a Jack, IIRC, as does one of our friends, which he uses for commuting.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 06, 2009, 11:57:35 am
Wittering on...

I've long had a thing about folding bikes with full-sized wheels, right back to the Strutt/Orbit Worksong, via the Rudge Bi-Frame (which needed a bit of refinement in the design), through to S&S couplings and Ritchey Break-Away...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Naggers on February 06, 2009, 12:22:55 pm
I'm thinking it'd be good for train commuting. 


I'm lucky that I can do my normal commute with my other bikes.
On Early shift I'm in before 7am and out by 4pm and the other shifts are no problem.

I think a few Jobsworths might have an issue with the exact wording of the rules as I doubt it would fit in luggage spaces, even with the bars off and seatpost out.
Frankly, on an 8am suburban train I wouldn't want the hassle anyway.

There's a nice space behind the very rear seat in Virgin's quiet coach that will do very nicely though I think.  8)

I'm really looking forward to beating the Tram from Heaton Park to Piccadilly  :D

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on February 06, 2009, 02:09:43 pm
I'm thinking it'd be good for train commuting. 


I'm lucky that I can do my normal commute with my other bikes.
On Early shift I'm in before 7am and out by 4pm and the other shifts are no problem.

I think a few Jobsworths might have an issue with the exact wording of the rules as I doubt it would fit in luggage spaces, even with the bars off and seatpost out.
Frankly, on an 8am suburban train I wouldn't want the hassle anyway.

There's a nice space behind the very rear seat in Virgin's quiet coach that will do very nicely though I think.  8)

I'm really looking forward to beating the Tram from Heaton Park to Piccadilly  :D



Fit for a Manchester YACF ride sometime?

Maybe join us on Manchester to Blackpool?

Talking of which.. where is Torslanda? Got to get him on a genteel training ride sometime...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Naggers on February 06, 2009, 02:46:59 pm


Fit for a Manchester YACF ride sometime?


Certainly  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JohnP on February 06, 2009, 03:20:42 pm
That's the sort of folder that appeals to me.  Reduced storage counts more for me than the ability to drip oil & water on trains.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: BornAgainCyclist on February 06, 2009, 03:39:38 pm
I had this delivered on Christmas eve and ridden less than a mile on it to date. I'm waiting for all the crud, mud and salt to get washed off the road.  Frustrating innit!

[img height=480 width=640]http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo212/BornAgainCyclist/DSCF0521.jpg[/img]

When I told my wife how little it cost she was speechless with delight, I'm hoping she'll start talking again soon (or maybe not).
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 06, 2009, 03:49:00 pm
Top tube's slack! ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on February 06, 2009, 04:14:43 pm
speechless with delight,

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Naggers on February 06, 2009, 04:21:15 pm
That's the sort of folder that appeals to me.  Reduced storage counts more for me than the ability to drip oil & water on trains.

Dahon Cadenza 8 2008.

Evans wouldn't give me a CTC discount off the £600 price.
Wiggle had them for £616 with £50 of free stuff but had none left after I ordered.
JE James got a load left at £440  :thumbsup:

They did two 2008 models. One with normal gears and that one with the Alfine8 hub.

I'd originally read that the Alfine8 wouldn't be sold in UK but a fair few places had them.
Read the same about the 2009 Alfine8 and Evans certainly aren't stocking it.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on February 06, 2009, 04:25:01 pm

[img height=480 width=640]http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo212/BornAgainCyclist/DSCF0521.jpg[/img]


Was it involved in an explosion at a sticker factory?

Just kidding, it looks lovely.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 06, 2009, 04:41:23 pm
Hadn't you heard?  The graphic designers were paid by the square centimetre...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on February 06, 2009, 07:47:51 pm
. . .  on Manchester to Blackpool?

Talking of which.. where is Torslanda? Got to get him on a genteel training ride sometime...

Torslanda's buggered off until the snow's gone! Sorry Dan, It's going to be light evenings and lots warmer weather before you see me out on two wheels again.

You're supposed to enjoy it!

luv'n'stuff

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on February 06, 2009, 07:58:11 pm
Quote
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/bike%20bits/IMG_4460.jpg)


Cube Elite HPC-R1. Just sex on knobblies.

From Chain Reaction?

You lucky girl, Annie! Enjoy. ;)  :-*

From my LBS. 

We will have much fun together, I am certain of that. :) :-*

Not a big fan of MTBs; but I do like this one Annie!  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on February 06, 2009, 09:20:54 pm
My new bike. Many thanks to Mr Pumpé for his building help!  :thumbsup:
I flipped my stem. Apparently!

Unlike FixedWheelNut, I didn't take my photo in a public toilet!


  ;D Thats the workshop at work  ;D   Well I suppose it is a 5h1t hole  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on February 07, 2009, 05:23:10 pm
Jacques, ready for the TT season.
(New Omnium track chainset, new chain and sprocket (set up as a 72'' for the medium gear early season TTs), new cables and bar tape)
(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p278/ZeFrenchie/Cycling/Jacques_Feb2009b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on February 07, 2009, 07:10:52 pm
How fast can it go, mister? :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on February 07, 2009, 07:28:09 pm
Is that a Falcon frame? Early 80s?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on February 07, 2009, 09:30:34 pm
Custom made in the early 1990s (1993) for Orbit (but by a small Sheffield frame builder I believe); rebuilt for me by Mercian (new downtube, new headset angle for road use) 3 years ago.

How fast? On a 72'', early in the season and on our local course 27' or there about. On 81'' 25'.

My favourite bike. I just wish I had the time to ride (it) a bit more at the moment! <sigh>
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 07, 2009, 09:42:31 pm
Small Sheffield frambuilders = JF Wilson or (at a stretch) MB of Dronfield.

But your Orbit predates Orbit's move to Sheffield, doesn't it?  It's a Peartree like mine, surely.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on February 07, 2009, 09:44:47 pm
I approached Orbit a few years back and this is how I know it is a 1993 model and the rest; but this is all I got together with an admission that it wasn't Orbit-built. The original sticker had a "Handbuilt and brazed on in Sheffield" which was consistent with the story.

To be fair, I don't care so much, as I don't care that the tubing is on the heavy side either (although this bike feels quite light); it is just my favourite frame to ride "fast" and is simply superb.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 07, 2009, 09:47:56 pm
OK, so they may have outsourced to a Sheffield builder back then (my guess would be Wilson's)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on February 07, 2009, 09:49:04 pm
Mr Wilson built very nice farmes then. Thanks for the info.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 07, 2009, 09:52:58 pm
I spent a lot of time gazing through their window, and occasionally walked over to the City Road just to do so.  They had a lovely 531c in diamond pattern, but I could never have owned it.

When I was knocked off my bike, I had my dropout mended, but for a while it had looked as if that might not be possible, so I thought I might be able to get my bike rebuilt onto a Wilson 531.  Not to be, I'm afraid...

JFW was nutty as a fruitcake, mind.
Title: Ritchey Break-Away finished...
Post by: TimC on February 09, 2009, 11:50:11 am
And here she is, in all her blinged-up glory....

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/TimC_1955/Bikes/Ritcheyfinished051.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/TimC_1955/Bikes/Ritcheyfinished052.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 09, 2009, 11:52:41 am
Most acceptable.  You'll have to keep us posted on it's globe-trotting :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Oscar's dad on February 09, 2009, 11:59:02 am
TimC, I take it the bike will fit in the suitcase that it's leaning against?  If so, that's damn clever. 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on February 09, 2009, 12:01:04 pm
Yes, it does, apparently(!) - and it is. I haven't practiced yet, but there's a very good video on YouTube showing how to do it.

Links: - Assembly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obrc22abQEk)

Disassembly & Packing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPmgChjTW98)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 09, 2009, 12:09:03 pm
Most ingenious!

You gotta get practising till you've got it into a neatly choreographed manoeuvre.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Oscar's dad on February 09, 2009, 12:37:00 pm
Yes, it does, apparently(!) - and it is. I haven't practiced yet, but there's a very good video on YouTube showing how to do it.

Links: - Assembly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obrc22abQEk)

Disassembly & Packing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPmgChjTW98)

Does the case come with the bike?  Also, is the nice young lady included in the package too? 

Loved the way the video appears to be shot in a hotel room, looks like the set of a p0rn movie (or so I'm told)  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on February 09, 2009, 01:25:13 pm
The case comes with the frame. It doesn't look too sturdy, and there is a hard case available (for lots of £££s), but the reports I've seen suggest it holds up ok.

I have my own nice young lady, thanks! ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on February 09, 2009, 01:30:56 pm
More bike filth  :D

Tim - that's a thing of beauty; you've got to post a pic of it in the box, now...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on February 09, 2009, 01:41:03 pm
Certainly, ma'am:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/TimC_1955/Bikes/Ritcheyincase.jpg)

That's a company piccy. I'll add one of mine when I've got all the protective stuff I want to use!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimO on February 09, 2009, 01:53:28 pm
Bah, that's no good, it takes longer than a Brompton to pack away. ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on February 09, 2009, 02:02:05 pm
Lovely bike Tim - but I'm afraid the level of dismantling necessary to pack it away puts me off.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on February 09, 2009, 02:10:24 pm
As TimO says, it's not a Brompton. It's a way of getting a full-sized road bike into a smaller case than the standard bike bag - and one which is accepted by the majority of airlines as normal checked luggage. I wouldn't want to assemble/disassemble it every day, but a couple of times a month is fine. Reports suggest that it takes about 15 - 20 minutes each way. I can live with that!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on February 09, 2009, 02:18:52 pm
As TimO says, it's not a Brompton. It's a way of getting a full-sized road bike into a smaller case than the standard bike bag - and one which is accepted by the majority of airlines as normal checked luggage. I wouldn't want to assemble/disassemble it every day, but a couple of times a month is fine. Reports suggest that it takes about 15 - 20 minutes each way. I can live with that!


Or 3 hours in Regulator mode...

I'm hopeless with such things.  :-[
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Naggers on February 09, 2009, 02:24:50 pm
You should ditch the valve dustcaps - you know what these airlines are like with baggage restrictions  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on February 09, 2009, 02:31:23 pm
It's not a Brommie and you wouldn't be using it for multo-modal transport in the same way.  It's a race bike that also takes down.  Same as an Airnimal only much, much nicer (IMHO).

It takes us way longer than 15 minutes to assemble/disassemble the tandem with it's three sets of S&S couplings, so I reckon a quarter of an hour in the hotel room the other end is quite acceptable.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on February 09, 2009, 02:32:24 pm
You should ditch the valve dustcaps - you know what these airlines are like with baggage restrictions  ;)
Yeah. Anyway, I need red ones! ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on February 09, 2009, 02:33:28 pm
As TimO says, it's not a Brompton. It's a way of getting a full-sized road bike into a smaller case than the standard bike bag - and one which is accepted by the majority of airlines as normal checked luggage. I wouldn't want to assemble/disassemble it every day, but a couple of times a month is fine. Reports suggest that it takes about 15 - 20 minutes each way. I can live with that!


Or 3 hours in Regulator mode...

I'm hopeless with such things.  :-[

I'll be careful to not let you - or Nutty - anywhere near it!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on February 09, 2009, 03:48:11 pm
my new touring bike, peeking out of it's packaging...

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/IMG_1442b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on February 09, 2009, 04:11:05 pm
my new touring bike, peeking out of it's packaging...

lustworthy.

How many bikes is that? Mrs. Mike must be very understanding!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on February 09, 2009, 04:19:38 pm
Looks gorgeous Mike.

Are you on a NBMRTY? (New Bike a Month Round the Year)?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on February 09, 2009, 04:34:04 pm
What is it Mike? Looks attractive. So, when and where are you touring to?!  :P No, I am not jealous...  ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on February 09, 2009, 04:37:44 pm
Are you on a NBMRTY? (New Bike a Month Round the Year)?

;D  I love a challenge..



How many bikes is that? Mrs. Mike must be very understanding!
um.. 9.  And yes, very!!

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Ivo on February 09, 2009, 06:20:29 pm
my new touring bike, peeking out of it's packaging...

Very tasty.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Adrian on February 09, 2009, 09:55:25 pm

That's a company piccy. I'll add one of mine when I've got all the protective stuff I want to use!


Very nice. Now if that was me, I would see the need for protective as a call to liberate a couple of estate agents' boards and give them a meaningful lease of life.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Luke on February 12, 2009, 11:21:42 am
Heres the pomp.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3313/3273427273_5ced7d3c19.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3384/3274248442_58235057da.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on February 12, 2009, 11:26:43 am
they look quite good in black...   
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on February 12, 2009, 11:35:06 am
They'll look nicer in white. :D

Luke, that's the most ridiculous drivetrain I've seen - 32x13!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JohnP on February 12, 2009, 12:14:04 pm
They'll look nicer in white. :D

Luke, that's the most ridiculous drivetrain I've seen - 32x13!

Cuts down on chain costs.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: geoff on February 14, 2009, 11:42:47 pm
my new touring bike, peeking out of it's packaging...

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/IMG_1442b.jpg)

Singularly nice, that...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on February 15, 2009, 12:53:40 pm
They'll look nicer in white. :D

Luke, that's the most ridiculous drivetrain I've seen - 32x13!

 one man's meat is another man's poison
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Domestique on February 19, 2009, 06:28:26 pm
My old Record Sprint, winterized commuting bike.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3596/3292790164_1725868231.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3506/3292784218_38a893b344.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on February 19, 2009, 06:34:51 pm
that looks great - is that reflective stuff on the downtube?  good idea..
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Domestique on February 20, 2009, 09:41:58 am
Quote
is that reflective stuff on the downtube?

Yes, got from some gadgy off e-bay so I didnt have to buy a 50m roll of the stuff  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: MattH on February 20, 2009, 12:30:05 pm
Had to dig the bike out of the snow in Sweden this morning.
(http://haigh.org/20022009-1.jpg)
I was quite pleased I'd put a cover on the B17. Look at the size of the bike next to it (mine is a 58cm singlecross, so not small). I guess he likes a rather more upright position.

And then outside one of the offices, do the Brooks and Carradice give it away as an English bike?
(http://haigh.org/20022009-2.jpg)

Have to say though, riding in today in the snow I was totally beaten by a young lady wearing normal clothes (no lycra) riding a typical Swedish bike complete with kiddie seat on the rear rack. No way was I keeping up with her in those conditions.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: harrumph on February 20, 2009, 01:06:53 pm
You leave a nice bike like that outside?  :o  :'(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: MattH on February 20, 2009, 08:58:48 pm
It was bought cheap in the sales last year, with the intention of being a reliable workhorse rather than as best. I enjoyed riding it so much that it ended up staying in the UK too long.
Most of the time it will be at least in a covered bike parking area, the night when it got snowed on was unusual. But I've always had bikes that are ridden and used, rather than kept polished and pristine.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: boudinnoirsurvélo on February 23, 2009, 09:38:36 am
Finally finally finally I've got the Puch Prince that was rescued for 30 quid from a police auction back on the road.

Such a solid bike, it was a shame to see it going to ruin. Mel has used it a couple of times in the past to commute, but there were niggles. The only major job initially was to replace a completely knackered front wheel, get some new tyres and new brake calipers. Oh, and a new saddle.

Since then it was clear she wasn't confident at all on the drops, so a straight bar sorted that out, which meant I could use a couple of brake levers that had been lying about, and all of a sudden the brakes worked a charm (the old Weinmann with the top pull bar were like braking with Edam on the rim). A thumbshifter was procured for the 5 speed gears, the downtube shifters again caused too many wobbles for comfort in traffic, so she ended up just riding in the easiest gear, using it as a singlespeed.

And finally just before the weekend I got the mudguards on so it can be used properly in all weathers. It might look odd, but by god it's solid, and easy to ride, and Mel loves it compared to her slick-tyred mountain bike (her commute is more or less flat, so the five gears are perfectly adequate).

As soon as the lightness returns to both ends of the working day this should start seeing action again.

All worthwhile for a smile like this.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/3300678426_c26242a494.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpuddinonnabike/3300678426/)

And I really had to have a go myself (proving the frame was way to small for me to have ever done anything with it (I'd thought about 'fixing' it).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3507/3299851667_ca2444ab0c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpuddinonnabike/3299851667/)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 23, 2009, 09:43:37 am
That's a smile worth fettling for! :)

Well done, Mysterysausage.  I don't think it looks 'odd' at all, though - it's a fairly classic set-up.  And, most important, it's now a bike that's easy for Mel to use, and she feels safer and in control.  Job done.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: IanDG on February 23, 2009, 09:46:30 am
schwarz Wurst auf dem Fahrrad - The first bike shop I worked in (many years ago) sold Puch bikes, I remember them being very good quality bikes
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: boudinnoirsurvélo on February 23, 2009, 09:55:47 am
And, most important, it's now a bike that's easy for Mel to use, and she feels safer and in control.  Job done.

Precisely

schwarz Wurst auf dem Fahrrad - The first bike shop I worked in (many years ago) sold Puch bikes, I remember them being very good quality bikes

Catchy name! Certainly feels well put together - worked it out to about 30 years old I think.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrew Br on February 23, 2009, 09:27:45 pm
Help !

This is where I was going to put pictures of my new bike.
I've put the pictures on Flickr and then followed the instructions to put them here and all I get is the dreaded red cross.
Any suggestions please ?

I realise that it will be a PICNIC issue  :-[

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on February 23, 2009, 09:58:38 pm
I saw it! (by following the link)

Nice bike ;D

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hatler on February 23, 2009, 10:40:03 pm
Help !

This is where I was going to put pictures of my new bike.
I've put the pictures on Flickr and then followed the instructions to put them here and all I get is the dreaded red cross.
Any suggestions please ?

I realise that it will be a PICNIC issue  :-[


Get the full size Flickr Image on screen. Right click it. Properties, Copy the Address. Then paste this address into your post and put the image tags either side of it. Like this : -

{img}Insert address here{/img}

Except you have to replace the curly brackets with square ones - [].
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrew Br on February 23, 2009, 11:36:47 pm
So here it is, finally.
Finally in that it took Enigma 10 months to make it- Mark Reilly "I think we can comfortably have it ready by the end of September for you" and the several hours it took me to post pictures here.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/3304500088_ccb34e0483_b.jpg)

I should add that cycling gear always makes me look fat, even if I'm not. Which I'm not. Honest.

Indoor picture. Sorry about the mess.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3517/3304827436_f8017ef129_b.jpg)

Thanks for the advice with the posting.
They don't make it easy do they ? Or is it just me ? ::-)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrew Br on February 24, 2009, 12:38:21 am
On a roll now:-

Chocolatebike 2 and Helen's MTB en-route to Guadalest:-

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3383/3304475155_f0486ebf51_b.jpg)

Our 1st Col (OK it's a little one but you have to start somewhere):-

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3519/3305299828_c896c654c1_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrew Br on February 24, 2009, 12:57:30 am
My old MTB. It did 109 miles last year (all on-road), 1.5 miles this year.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/3304527497_b4816460c3_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on February 24, 2009, 01:42:25 am
Interesting machine, Chocolatebike! Enjoy  :)

What do you think of the ti fork?

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 24, 2009, 09:34:18 am
Enigma's seatstay's a bit slack ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrew Br on February 24, 2009, 09:34:55 am
I've only done about 45km on it so far and it's a case of getting used to the whole bike so some of the subtleties aren't evident yet. My overall impression is that the ride is superb and the road buzz is much reduced- the improvement was most apparent when I rode the Super Galaxy again after the Enigma.
So to answer your question Simon, I dunno yet  :-\  ;D

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrew Br on February 24, 2009, 10:39:30 am
Enigma's seatstay's a bit slack ;)

As long as you don't say that my belly's a bit slack.
Oh ! Hang on......... :-[  ;D

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jacomus on February 24, 2009, 11:29:16 am
Am loving the disks chocolatebike - and the frame looks so good all kitted out. Very Smart Indeed.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimO on February 24, 2009, 11:45:10 am
From this:

(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/kaffenback_boxed_Thumb400.jpg) (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/Kaffenback_Bits.jpg)

to this:

(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/Kaffenback_HeadOn_Thumb400.jpg) (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/Kaffenback_HeadOn.jpg)
Click image for bigness.

(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/Kaffenback_SideOn_Thumb400.jpg) (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/Kaffenback_SideOn.jpg)
Click image for bigness.

(http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/Kaffenback_RearSide_Thumb400.jpg) (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/Kaffenback_RearSide.jpg)
Click image for bigness.

Although the lights and GPS all got moved from the Pompino, I nicked the bottle cages from the Super Galaxy, and the mudguards, rack & computer are new.

It's not quite in pristine condition, since I've used it for three days of commuting and one WARTY, but for some reason the camera managed to loose the images I took after 0.02 miles of use, so this is after 150 miles instead!

Note the yellow valve caps, I thought it was very cool of Planet-X to supply those!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on February 24, 2009, 01:39:11 pm
Note the yellow valve caps, I thought it was very cool of Planet-X to supply those!

All Conti inners come with those.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimO on February 24, 2009, 01:42:18 pm
Note the yellow valve caps, I thought it was very cool of Planet-X to supply those!

All Conti inners come with those.

Ah well, they still look nicer than bog standard black ones. :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on February 25, 2009, 03:11:18 pm
Radical saddle angle there, TimO!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Ariadne on February 25, 2009, 03:32:29 pm

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/3300678426_c26242a494.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpuddinonnabike/3300678426/)

Yay - just seen this. It looks great!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on February 27, 2009, 09:01:05 am
I present to you: bike

(http://home.dekoninck.co.uk/stuff/r1.jpg)

(http://home.dekoninck.co.uk/stuff/r2.jpg)

(http://home.dekoninck.co.uk/stuff/r3.jpg)

(http://home.dekoninck.co.uk/stuff/r4.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on February 27, 2009, 09:13:46 am
That's rilly, rilly nice, Blah - what make is it?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on February 27, 2009, 09:17:54 am
That's rilly, rilly nice, Blah - what make is it?

bike!

No, I thought we could have a little game guessing. There is a clue in one of the photos. Another is that it wasn't very expensive.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on February 27, 2009, 09:20:57 am
It's a Ribble, isn't it?  One of their budget winter bikes?  Looks pretty good!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 27, 2009, 09:25:28 am
Blah, that is class, but why didn't you go for black mudguards?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: boudinnoirsurvélo on February 27, 2009, 10:23:14 am
A few night Kaff shots...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3386/3309946054_28449bdb91.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpuddinonnabike/3309946054/)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3517/3309944596_b9878dccb5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpuddinonnabike/3309944596/)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3306741209_bce50ec6ea.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpuddinonnabike/3306741209/)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3466/3306740339_7d17b34276.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpuddinonnabike/3306740339/)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 27, 2009, 10:27:35 am
Very 'urban' :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on February 27, 2009, 10:34:37 am
Surprised it didn't get nicked while you were taking the piccies.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: boudinnoirsurvélo on February 27, 2009, 10:37:27 am
Surprised it didn't get nicked while you were taking the piccies.

Well I was standing a yard away from it looking straight at it at the time...  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 27, 2009, 10:41:50 am
Peckham they'd have had it away whatever...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on February 27, 2009, 10:56:08 am
It's a Ribble, isn't it?  One of their budget winter bikes?  Looks pretty good!

Chris N FTW! Yep, it's their sloping top tube Audax bike. For the price (£120 including frame, headset, seat collar, carbon forks with carbon steerer) it's just amazing value. The finish is really good, and the attention to detail as well. It was well wrapped when it arrived, it had bolts in the mudguard eyes and in the bottle cage ones too.

The decals are really easy to peel off, which in my opinion is a benefit :-)

Blah, that is class, but why didn't you go for black mudguards?

Because I didn't have any in my parts box ;-)

Frame, forks, brakes and ergos are new, all the rest has been scrounged off other bikes, swapped with mates for parts and raided from the parts box.



Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Tenbears10 on February 27, 2009, 12:08:00 pm
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7821/dscf2414.jpg)
Limited edition Cannondale Black Lightning

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/7587/dscf2415.jpg)
Condor 653 single speed

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7086/dscf2416.jpg)
Dahon Cadenza folder
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on February 27, 2009, 12:09:56 pm
that cannondale looks fantastic!  Whats the black thing on the top of the seat tube on the dahon? Is that something to do with the fold?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on February 27, 2009, 12:10:27 pm
Looks like a good selection.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Tenbears10 on February 27, 2009, 12:17:30 pm
that cannondale looks fantastic!  Whats the black thing on the top of the seat tube on the dahon? Is that something to do with the fold?

Should have said, it is the bracket for my bobkie child seat. The fold is just the is just the two circles you can see on the top tube and the down tube.

I love the Cannondale and it's one of only 300 in the world. I got it secondhand on ebay 2 years ago.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on February 27, 2009, 04:56:52 pm
Another 'dale fan! I have an R1000 CAAD8, and I reckon it's the best frame I've ever ridden. And I could stare at the welding in wonder all day!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on February 27, 2009, 05:52:10 pm
Another 'dale fan!

And another one. I've always wanted one.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Oscar's dad on March 01, 2009, 09:22:52 am
Blah, your new bike looks fantastic.  I've been on the look out for just such a frame and I think you've found it for me - thanks!

Could you fit a rack and panniers on the back of it without your heels clipping the luggage?  The chain stays look long enough.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rhys W on March 01, 2009, 05:12:40 pm
That 'Dale reminds me of the old JPS racing car which I had toy/model of when I was about 10. I once knew someone who had a Ford Capri done out in the same decals. Classy.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on March 01, 2009, 08:58:30 pm
There are some that would ay the words 'Ford Capri' and 'classy' were somewhat mutually exclusive.  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rhys W on March 01, 2009, 10:37:52 pm
 ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on March 02, 2009, 11:31:38 am
Blah, your new bike looks fantastic.  I've been on the look out for just such a frame and I think you've found it for me - thanks!

Could you fit a rack and panniers on the back of it without your heels clipping the luggage?  The chain stays look long enough.

Thank you   :-*

There are no braze-ons for a rack, even though I was expecting them. Just looking at the Ribble site again, it's only the horizontal top tube version (which takes normal as opposed to deep drop brakes) that has rack lugs. Interesting that, the version designed for narrower tyres takes a rack...

In any case, you could do it with p-clips. I'm not sure the stays are long enough, this all depends on your shoe size, where you put your cleats on your shoes, and the position of and which luggage you plan to use.

In terms of handling, it's actually a pleasingly sporty number. I don't think you'd want to put a lot of weight on it, and if you were to do so, I'd go down the Carradice saddle bag route.

For me, I'll treat like a racing bike, but with mudguards.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Oscar's dad on March 02, 2009, 11:39:31 am
Blah, your new bike looks fantastic.  I've been on the look out for just such a frame and I think you've found it for me - thanks!

Could you fit a rack and panniers on the back of it without your heels clipping the luggage?  The chain stays look long enough.

Thank you   :-*

There are no braze-ons for a rack, even though I was expecting them. Just looking at the Ribble site again, it's only the horizontal top tube version (which takes normal as opposed to deep drop brakes) that has rack lugs. Interesting that, the version designed for narrower tyres takes a rack...

In any case, you could do it with p-clips. I'm not sure the stays are long enough, this all depends on your shoe size, where you put your cleats on your shoes, and the position of and which luggage you plan to use.

In terms of handling, it's actually a pleasingly sporty number. I don't think you'd want to put a lot of weight on it, and if you were to do so, I'd go down the Carradice saddle bag route.

For me, I'll treat like a racing bike, but with mudguards.

So inspired was I that I spent some time over the weekend studying Ribble's site.  Guess what?  I have ordered the horizontal tube version for two reasons.  First they didn't seem to have the sloping tube version in my size (I'm tall).  Second the horizontal tube version mentioned rack fittings.

This is all rather exciting and a bit scary.  I have never built a bike before.  I plan to move the components from my Orbea race frame over onto the more sensible Ribble frame.  I could be making a huge mistake as I really haven't a clue what I'm doing.  But, what the heck, no-one is going to die. The worse case scenario is I take the whole lot to my local bike shop and leave it there with my credit card details.  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on March 02, 2009, 01:42:40 pm
So inspired was I that I spent some time over the weekend studying Ribble's site.  Guess what?  I have ordered the horizontal tube version for two reasons.  First they didn't seem to have the sloping tube version in my size (I'm tall).  Second the horizontal tube version mentioned rack fittings.

This is all rather exciting and a bit scary.  I have never built a bike before.  I plan to move the components from my Orbea race frame over onto the more sensible Ribble frame.  I could be making a huge mistake as I really haven't a clue what I'm doing.  But, what the heck, no-one is going to die. The worse case scenario is I take the whole lot to my local bike shop and leave it there with my credit card details.  ;D

Well done that man! If you look a bit of fettling you should be fine. As you said, no-one's going to die and if you're stuck, just take it to the LBS. If they don't like it, that's a sure sign of changing LBS's.

I'm pretty happy with my LBS. I rang yesterday at 16:45. Chap answers so I say "You're obviously open". Says he "No, we shut 45 minutes ago, I just answered out of courtesy. What do you need, are you local and are you stuck?" So I say I need some outer cable and it'll take 15 minutes to get there. The kind man stayed open for an item that I paid £2 for. I was impressed.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 02, 2009, 02:44:25 pm
Good service! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on March 02, 2009, 06:03:46 pm
Now then Blah give credit where it's due & tell us the name of your lbs
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrew Br on March 02, 2009, 09:21:32 pm
Interesting machine, Chocolatebike! Enjoy  :)

What do you think of the ti fork?



More experience now.
Executive summary:- IT. IS. MARVELLOUS.

I went out this evening and I kept looking if the tyre was going soft*, it was that smooth.
It seems to totally smooth out road buzz and it takes some of the sting out of bigger bumps.
I'm impressed  :thumbsup:





*I believe it's a cliche to say that but I really did look  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on March 03, 2009, 08:04:38 am
Now then Blah give credit where it's due & tell us the name of your lbs

John's bikes in Bath! Highly recommended.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: PaulF on March 03, 2009, 11:59:57 am
Picked up my Peregrine yesterday

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3615/3324959401_3c411ccc93.jpg?v=0)
[/quote]

Just a quick ride home yesterday, hoping to get out for a proper ride today

EDIT Moved photo to Flickr so Clarion's post below may be redundant. Or he may have really bad eyes :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 03, 2009, 12:11:37 pm
Aww - little pic. :(  Any chance of summat bigger, so I don't need a magnifying glass to admire your lovely machine?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrew Br on March 03, 2009, 01:22:48 pm
Very, very nice  :thumbsup:
So much better than the bike that Singular had on their stand at the bike show.

Discs are the way forward IMO for touring, commuting and pootling.

What's the spec Paul ?

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: PaulF on March 03, 2009, 01:31:22 pm
Very, very nice  :thumbsup:
So much better than the bike that Singular had on their stand at the bike show.

Discs are the way forward IMO for touring, commuting and pootling.

What's the spec Paul ?


Thanks - I've fitted Shimano 105 Triple, Avid BB7 discs and Mavic TN719 rims on XT hubs. May change the bag for a leather Brooks one.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 03, 2009, 02:18:00 pm
Looks great.  Makes you want to just go out & ride :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on March 03, 2009, 04:03:42 pm
Is Singular a guy who lives near Cheltenham and did he ride the Cotswold Corker a couple of years ago when it was so snowy? Grub and Mal Volio rode that year, and manotea broke his cranks.

Long shot, I know.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: PaulF on March 03, 2009, 04:16:25 pm


Is Singular a guy who lives near Cheltenham and did he ride the Cotswold Corker a couple of years ago when it was so snowy? Grub and Mal Volio rode that year, and manotea broke his cranks.

Long shot, I know.

According to the website he's  based in Hertfordshire
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 03, 2009, 04:40:59 pm
According to the website he's  based in Hertfordshire

Nobody's perfect ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on March 03, 2009, 05:32:50 pm
Picked up my Peregrine yesterday


you beat me to it!  Mine should be finished next week when I get home and get it built up.. Very similar spec though..
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: PaulF on March 03, 2009, 06:05:03 pm
Picked up my Peregrine yesterday


you beat me to it!  Mine should be finished next week when I get home and get it built up.. Very similar spec though..

Well I cheated and got the LBS to do the hard work...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: PaulF on March 06, 2009, 03:28:25 pm
A few more shots from my run at lunchtime


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3366/3332574549_8f0b13f046.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3628/3333409298_d6711dc0f5.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3592/3333408022_2d38743b7d.jpg?v=0)


Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Steve GT on March 07, 2009, 05:01:19 pm
I have replaced my Ribble frame with a Sabbath September frame.
Meet 'Ugly Betty'.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3539/3334971005_908551c3c0.jpg)

Named 'Ugly Betty' due to the missus's reaction on seeing the frame for the first time - 'Ugh - Thats ugly'! 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrij on March 08, 2009, 07:33:55 pm
n+1-1

(http://www.pivets.plus.com/znymky/IMG_0404.JPG)

2007 Ribble Audax special, Aluminium frame, Campag Xenon Triple,  Mavic Open Pro wheels.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jurek on March 08, 2009, 08:36:00 pm
n+1-1

(http://www.pivets.plus.com/znymky/IMG_0404.JPG)

2007 Ribble Audax special, Aluminium frame, Campag Xenon Triple,  Mavic Open Pro wheels.

MMMmmmm.

I can see you covering many happy miles on that steed.

Enjoy.

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on March 08, 2009, 08:39:48 pm
I have replaced my Ribble frame with a Sabbath September frame.
Meet 'Ugly Betty'.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3539/3334971005_908551c3c0.jpg)

Named 'Ugly Betty' due to the missus's reaction on seeing the frame for the first time - 'Ugh - Thats ugly'! 

That is very nice.  Very very nice.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on March 09, 2009, 07:50:34 am
n+1-1

(http://www.pivets.plus.com/znymky/IMG_0404.JPG)

2007 Ribble Audax special, Aluminium frame, Campag Xenon Triple,  Mavic Open Pro wheels.


Very pretty Andrij!  You'll fly along on audaxes now....
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on March 09, 2009, 08:59:21 am
Oh no - Andrij has got a road bike.  There's no catching the bugger now.

*makes note to book a place on Andrij's wheel well ahead of time*

Nice bike  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Oscar's dad on March 09, 2009, 05:25:37 pm
n+1-1

(http://www.pivets.plus.com/znymky/IMG_0404.JPG)

2007 Ribble Audax special, Aluminium frame, Campag Xenon Triple,  Mavic Open Pro wheels.

And here is mine in the process of being built (by me  :o ) ...

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l160/stevenr_01/sonofoscarbuild.jpg)

Yes, I know the mudguards need moving closer to the wheels and I know the chain tension leaves much to be desired.  Work in (slow) progress.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrij on March 09, 2009, 07:25:52 pm
Oh no - Andrij has got a road bike.  There's no catching the bugger now.

*makes note to book a place on Andrij's wheel well ahead of time*

Nice bike  :thumbsup:

You flatter me! (http://www.bautforum.com/images/smilies/shifty.gif)

I won't be worth following until I get used to this beast.  I hope to use it for an Audax some time in April.

And here is mine in the process of being built (by me  :o ) ...

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l160/stevenr_01/sonofoscarbuild.jpg)

Yes, I know the mudguards need moving closer to the wheels and I know the chain tension leaves much to be desired.  Work (slow) progress.

Hmm... maybe we should organise a Ribble Ride.  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: αdαmsκι on March 09, 2009, 07:33:28 pm
It's a plague.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/3341472117_7879ae01ca.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 09, 2009, 10:34:17 pm
Congrats Andrij  :)

You are going to notice so much difference with that compared to your usual steed - the heaviest bicycle I've ever lifted, I think  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jasper the surreal cyclist on March 10, 2009, 09:35:22 am
All that building up your strength on a heavier bike will make you a blur. Once you have stopped scaring yourself silly that is. Looking forward to being towed along by you.....
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Steve GT on March 10, 2009, 05:59:24 pm
It's a plague.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/3341472117_7879ae01ca.jpg)
A good buy and very good value for money. I have just replaced my Ribble frame with the Sabbath September due to me buying the incorrect sized frame, but I thought it was a good frame.
may I ask how the 'extention' pictured in front of the bike is connected to the bike?
 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on March 10, 2009, 06:02:29 pm
may I ask how the 'extention' pictured in front of the bike is connected to the bike?
 

Looks like a Topeak Bar X-Tender (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=11337) mounted vertically down from the stem. The pivot is then at right angles to this moving the mounting bit forward.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Steve GT on March 10, 2009, 06:18:19 pm
Ta Greenback. Looking at the link explains it. Good idea, I think I will get one of them.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: αdαmsκι on March 11, 2009, 07:41:50 am
Greenbank is correct. There's a thread in the Accessories (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5945.msg102352#msg102352) part of the forum about it if you'd like more info.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on March 11, 2009, 09:21:22 am
Hmm... maybe we should organise a Ribble Ride.  :)

I'll be up for that in a couple of months although mine won't be blue or Aluminium... :) :) :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrij on March 11, 2009, 02:37:13 pm
Hmm... maybe we should organise a Ribble Ride.  :)

I'll be up for that in a couple of months although mine won't be blue or Aluminium... :) :) :)

I can bring along a can of spray paint.  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on March 12, 2009, 02:37:20 pm
My new longer-distance Audax set-up.

Instead of a bar bag (which I never liked using) and a Barley Saddlebag (not quite big enough to stash overnight food rations as well as clothing for mixed weather conditions) I thought I'd try a Rack and Rack-Pack.

This is a Creek2Peak Rackpack on a Tortec Ultralight rack.  £40 for the pair and seems about perfect capacity-wise.  If I can avoid filling it, I may use it for shorter rides but I tend to carry too much so I may revert to Barley to avoid doing so

The Jury is still out on the Topeak TriBag (small bag behind quill-stem) as my knees clip it when I'm climbing out of the saddle.  More of an irritation than a problem)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/Bike%20Stable/Audaxsetupemail.jpg?t=1236868295)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on March 12, 2009, 03:10:28 pm
cbaggaley@btinternet.com

The Jury is still out on the Topeak TriBag (small bag behind quill-stem)


I too have recently put one of these on my bike to give instant access to maltloaf,mars bars,cake etc but am not sure it will be a permenant feature.

Interestingly I am considering adding a Barley to the tourer because I find I am putting more & more into the bar bag & increasing the weight to a degree that is noticeable on the steering.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on March 12, 2009, 03:23:43 pm
My new longer-distance Audax set-up.

Looking good. Now all you need to do is ditch the drops, fit tri-bars and get rid of those excessive gears and you've got my Audax bike.

Red and white frame: check
Brooks: check
Tortec rack: check
Creek2Peak rack pack: check
Topeak TriBag: check
Rixen&Kaul Minimap: check
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on March 12, 2009, 03:34:30 pm
cbaggaley@btinternet.com

The Jury is still out on the Topeak TriBag (small bag behind quill-stem)


I too have recently put one of these on my bike to give instant access to maltloaf,mars bars,cake etc but am not sure it will be a permenant feature.

Interestingly I am considering adding a Barley to the tourer because I find I am putting more & more into the bar bag & increasing the weight to a degree that is noticeable on the steering.

The Barley is just about perfect for any day ride or possibly longer, fair-weather, credit card touring.  A couple of toe-clip straps through the external D-rings, for wet-gear, make it even more practical.

The buckles are a faff sometimes but worth it for the looks imo.

The idea behind the Rack Pack is that you open the lid with a zip and everything is there.  On the Midhurst 600 I eventually lost the necessary will to unpack/pack the Barley carefully enough.

Note.  I can't help thinking that the Tortec rack sits unneccessarily high.  It's a 700c bike so why the need for such a gap between top of mudguard and bottom of rack I don't know.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on March 12, 2009, 03:39:00 pm
Exactly. I have a Barley for rides up to 400km. It's just not quite big enough for what I want to carry on a 600 (although I know some people did PBP with just a Barley).

I'm using my Creek2Peak rack pack for the forthcoming ride up to Edinburgh because I have to carry extra clothes and other stuff as there are no bag drops.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on March 12, 2009, 03:54:06 pm
Exactly. I have a Barley for rides up to 400km. It's just not quite big enough for what I want to carry on a 600 (although I know some people did PBP with just a Barley).

I'm using my Creek2Peak rack pack for the forthcoming ride up to Edinburgh because I have to carry extra clothes and other stuff as there are no bag drops.

Any photos of your setup (with Tortec)?  I'd like to see how high it sits in relation to rear wheel.  My Blackburn Rack was much tighter to the wheel. 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on March 12, 2009, 04:01:08 pm
Any photos of your setup (with Tortec)?  I'd like to see how high it sits in relation to rear wheel.  My Blackburn Rack was much tighter to the wheel. 

It's been moved back to level since this photo was taken:-

http://www.greenbank.org/bikes/tempo/tempo7.jpg

Updated photo to come as I'll be fitting the Creek2Peak rack pack and Topeak TriBag in preparation for Sunday.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on March 12, 2009, 04:21:46 pm
Any photos of your setup (with Tortec)?  I'd like to see how high it sits in relation to rear wheel.  My Blackburn Rack was much tighter to the wheel. 

It does sit quite high.  I'd be tempted to cut the vertical stays shorter, hammer a new flat on each one and re-drill the holes to make it sit closer to the wheel.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JohnP on March 12, 2009, 04:41:42 pm
About a year back there was a thread in BR about racks and their height above 700c wheels.  I was going to change from current Topeak Super Tourist to a Tortec Ultralight but decided not to as it may have looked strange(er) without mudguards.   The Topeak would be better without the "landing strip" but sits a bit lower and the pack is also slightly lower.  At my age I struggle getting my leg over early in the day - almost impossible after a good ride.




must stress that I do nothing like the miles that most of you guys do.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on March 12, 2009, 06:52:21 pm
I'd be tempted to cut the vertical stays shorter

I have done with no problems at all. I just cut the flat sections off and drilled from the drain hole at the rear, through to the front. It's dropped mine about 35mm which doesn't sound too much but it looks better.

You can't hammer flat because it's solid at the bottom where a metal plug is inserted before they are actually flattened in the manufacturing process.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on March 12, 2009, 07:35:42 pm
Good fix.  I'd forgotten that they were made from tube and not solid rod.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on March 12, 2009, 07:43:33 pm
It seems like quite an oversight, to make an 'ultralight' rack, too large.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Climberruss on March 12, 2009, 10:55:43 pm
My new longer-distance Audax set-up.

I used a similar set up on PBP, my rack pack had fold down mini - panniers though - ideal!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: StuAff on March 12, 2009, 11:47:35 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3538/3349525537_be1d93bcec_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27476738@N04/3349525537/)
My Dahon Jetstream XP 2004 model, upgraded with DualDrive hub for utterly ridiculous but useful gear range. I've since changed the saddle and pedals, might get round to taking more pics of it sometime. Haven't got any pics of my Cadenza, yet.
BTW it was late afternoon, auto flash on the camera, hence demonstration that Schwalbe's reflective strips work.

Why don't the links Flickr want you to use work? I'm not complying with their T&Cs, but only because this was the only way to show the photo & not a link!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on March 13, 2009, 06:49:34 am
Does your ISP account give free webspace?  Just upload the pictures to there - you don't need an FTP program as Windows Explorer does the job.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on March 13, 2009, 08:33:25 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3538/3349525537_700d234d5a.jpg?v=0)

My Dahon Jetstream XP 2004 model, upgraded with DualDrive hub for utterly ridiculous but useful gear range. I've since changed the saddle and pedals, might get round to taking more pics of it sometime. Haven't got any pics of my Cadenza, yet.

Beautiful bike!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: StuAff on March 13, 2009, 10:35:12 am
Does your ISP account give free webspace?  Just upload the pictures to there - you don't need an FTP program as Windows Explorer does the job.
Good point. Might do that. I looked at the thread on getting the Flickr links to work & nothing I did made them play ball. It's just stupid that what they say you should do to link to an image- and the links themselves- just don't work in practice. If anyone has got them to work, I'd like to know how.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: StuAff on March 13, 2009, 10:37:52 am
Beautiful bike!
Why thank you (you can't really see the nicks and scratches on the pic!). Looking a bit less gorgeous today, just been out for ten miles in moist and muddy roads, so it'll be washed at the weekend. Again...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Craig on March 13, 2009, 11:54:00 am
Does your ISP account give free webspace?  Just upload the pictures to there - you don't need an FTP program as Windows Explorer does the job.
Good point. Might do that. I looked at the thread on getting the Flickr links to work & nothing I did made them play ball. It's just stupid that what they say you should do to link to an image- and the links themselves- just don't work in practice. If anyone has got them to work, I'd like to know how.
Flickr provide HTML code for linking to the image. To link to an image on this forum, you need to use BBCode. If you are using Firefox with Greasemonkey there's a few scripts that will provide the required BBCode for each image.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: StuAff on March 14, 2009, 12:12:02 am
Flickr provide HTML code for linking to the image. To link to an image on this forum, you need to use BBCode. If you are using Firefox with Greasemonkey there's a few scripts that will provide the required BBCode for each image.
Thanks Craig, found one or two scripts that work, so modified the post with the photo. Nothing like that for Safari I think, but not a problem to use Firefox instead.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on March 14, 2009, 05:16:00 pm
Does your ISP account give free webspace?  Just upload the pictures to there - you don't need an FTP program as Windows Explorer does the job.
Good point. Might do that. I looked at the thread on getting the Flickr links to work & nothing I did made them play ball. It's just stupid that what they say you should do to link to an image- and the links themselves- just don't work in practice. If anyone has got them to work, I'd like to know how.

 Stuaff to link photo's from flickr, grab the image url and paste it between image tags {img}photo image url{/img} with the correct brackets []

 Flickr like links to refer you to the photo's home page so I use the following with the itallics replaced with the correct url link and the {} brackets replaced with square brackets[]
{url=Photo page url link}{img}Rightclick viewimagelink{/img}{/url}
That way you see the image and clicking it takes you to the Flickr page.

here it is in practise, if you hit the quote button you should see how it works.

 
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3270782854_02026be875.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/3270782854/)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: StuAff on March 14, 2009, 11:23:24 pm
Does your ISP account give free webspace?  Just upload the pictures to there - you don't need an FTP program as Windows Explorer does the job.
Good point. Might do that. I looked at the thread on getting the Flickr links to work & nothing I did made them play ball. It's just stupid that what they say you should do to link to an image- and the links themselves- just don't work in practice. If anyone has got them to work, I'd like to know how.

 Stuaff to link photo's from flickr, grab the image url and paste it between image tags {img}photo image url{/img} with the correct brackets []

 Flickr like links to refer you to the photo's home page so I use the following with the itallics replaced with the correct url link and the {} brackets replaced with square brackets[]
{url=Photo page url link}{img}Rightclick viewimagelink{/img}{/url}
That way you see the image and clicking it takes you to the Flickr page.

here it is in practise, if you hit the quote button you should see how it works.

 
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3270782854_02026be875.jpg?v=0) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedwheelnut/3270782854/)
Thanks for that, Greasemonkey & scripts gave me the same result as it turned out (I amended my post with the revised link), but it's handy to know the manual way to do it as well.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on March 15, 2009, 12:02:18 am
Greasemonkey & scripts?  Which one  did you use? it would be handy to have an automated way of doing it.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: StuAff on March 15, 2009, 12:09:45 am
Greasemonkey & scripts?  Which one  did you use? it would be handy to have an automated way of doing it.
Having checked, Flickr BCCode Generator Flickr BBCode Generator for Greasemonkey (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/4771)
Install Greasemonkey, then that, and you get the BCC code script ready to use on the 'All Sizes' page. It links back to the original page as per your demo & Flickr's T&Cs. Phorumr also does the same job.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on March 15, 2009, 10:29:13 am
Yesterday PaulD looked at my MonstaThorn after the Wiltshire White Horses and commented that is was turning into an 'Uber machine'. 

I felt so proud of her  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jaded on March 15, 2009, 11:26:38 am
Flickr provide HTML code for linking to the image. To link to an image on this forum, you need to use BBCode. If you are using Firefox with Greasemonkey there's a few scripts that will provide the required BBCode for each image.
Thanks Craig, found one or two scripts that work, so modified the post with the photo. Nothing like that for Safari I think, but not a problem to use Firefox instead.

Go to the photo. Choose all sizes. Choose the size you want to display, then right click and copy image address. Paste this in here. Against the rules of Flickr, but I have a paid account, so I break the rules!  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on March 15, 2009, 05:56:52 pm
Finally ready, after the bike shop took four effing months to re-spray it.

Before:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3173/2954440037_441a52ebb2.jpg)

After:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/3356385341_38100d4170.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/3356385335_ba19d944b7.jpg)

Supposedly the colour's metallic orange, though it looks more coppery to me, or "Seventies Brown" as an uncharitable person put it.  Hey, I likes it :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on March 15, 2009, 06:52:49 pm
SHUT IT!

(http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/features/2004/ford-film-cars/03-large/ford-cars-consul-real.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Zoidburg on March 15, 2009, 07:00:52 pm
Hell of a fork rake, the front wheel must enter a county a full 5 minutes before the rider... ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on March 15, 2009, 07:03:22 pm
Slack old head angle, so it needs it.  Was it originally an MTB frame?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on March 15, 2009, 09:33:59 pm
Aye, it was a mid-eighties MTB in its first life.  I bought the frame and forks second-hand, though that's my own fork you see on there. 

Eighties/nineties MTBs do this sort of job perfectly.  It's the second conversion I've made.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fixedwheelnut on March 15, 2009, 09:41:11 pm
 I thought I had tuned in to 'Orange County Choppers'  ;)

 Nice colour definite improvement.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on March 15, 2009, 09:55:24 pm
You should have seen the original forks...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3423/3357970756_1fe8ccbc9a.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 16, 2009, 09:22:35 am
They're actually quite nice.

At least it was a Dakar, and not the Sitting Bull, which, IIRC, was Peugeot's first VTT, and weighed more than a bus (and rode like one, too!).

The new forks do seem to push the front end up a bit much...

But it looks much better in its new colourscheme, and my dad will be pleased you chose the colour he selected for his MkIV Cortina - Oyster Gold.

Saddle's at a jaunty angle :-\
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chillmoister on March 16, 2009, 05:37:55 pm
for those that like a bit of 'Stacker Porn'  ;)  ...here's my N+1 which arrived late last week into the Chillmoister stable:

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo237/chillmoister/Thorn%20Audax%20MK3/15032009188.jpg)

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo237/chillmoister/Thorn%20Audax%20MK3/17032009191.jpg)

it is of course a Thorn Audax MK3, 55cm Medium in the basic 'SJSC Special spec'. The only main upgrade was the Shimano N73 dyno hub to drive the B&M Cyo.  The Brooks B17 Champion has been lifted from my Thorn Raven Tour (replaced with a standard black B17 on that).  It's inaugural Audax will be this weekend as it joins LEE, Keeks, Swarm_Catcher and Urban Biker on our 300K Denmead Perm.  I've put in about 150K on it since it's arrived and it's going like a dream  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on March 16, 2009, 06:28:56 pm
You should have seen the original forks...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3423/3357970756_1fe8ccbc9a.jpg)

They look perfect.

Did I miss something? 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on March 16, 2009, 06:30:42 pm
for those that like a bit of 'Stacker Porn'  ;)  ...here's my N+1 which arrived late last week into the Chillmoister stable:

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo237/chillmoister/15032009188.jpg)

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo237/chillmoister/16032009190.jpg)

it is of course a Thorn Audax MK3, 55cm Medium in the basic 'SJSC Special spec'. The only main upgrade was the Shimano N73 dyno hub to drive the B&M Cyo.  The Brooks B17 Champion has been lifted from my Thorn Reven Tour (replaced with a standard black B17 on that).  It's inaugural Audax will be this weekend as it joins LEE, Keeks, Swarm_Catcher and Urban Biker on our 300K Denmead Perm.  I've put in about 150K on it since it's arrived and it's going like a dream  :thumbsup:

Looking forward to having a go on it although I can't afford it to be much nicer than my current Audax bike.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on March 16, 2009, 06:47:27 pm
You should have seen the original forks...


They look perfect.

Did I miss something? 

They were fine - but the rake was even more pronounced.

I changed them cos they lack the mounts for low-riders.

Oh, and clarion - the saddle's straight.  You must be looking at it it in a jaunty way ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Deano on March 16, 2009, 06:48:04 pm
for those that like a bit of 'Stacker Porn'  ;)  ...here's my N+1 which arrived late last week into the Chillmoister stable:

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo237/chillmoister/15032009188.jpg)

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo237/chillmoister/16032009190.jpg)

it is of course a Thorn Audax MK3, 55cm Medium in the basic 'SJSC Special spec'. The only main upgrade was the Shimano N73 dyno hub to drive the B&M Cyo.  The Brooks B17 Champion has been lifted from my Thorn Reven Tour (replaced with a standard black B17 on that).  It's inaugural Audax will be this weekend as it joins LEE, Keeks, Swarm_Catcher and Urban Biker on our 300K Denmead Perm.  I've put in about 150K on it since it's arrived and it's going like a dream  :thumbsup:

That's very nice :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on March 18, 2009, 03:26:49 pm
My *new* Spesh RatHopper!

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/RatHop3.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 18, 2009, 03:33:35 pm
I'm loving that the RTB/original hybrid idea is coming back again.  Solid beasts that can handle anything you throw at them :thumbsup:

Nice job, oncemore, though the choice of guard is a bit garish ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on March 18, 2009, 03:48:53 pm
Blimey.  You could drive a bus under that fork crown.  Wossatallabout then?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Zoidburg on March 18, 2009, 03:57:06 pm
Suspension correction my dear

There there, dry your eyes now my dear, I know the freaky forked bike was rather unsettling for you

*big hug - all better*

Its the saddle with the case of erectile disfunction that I find to be the most disturbing thing myself...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on March 18, 2009, 04:32:00 pm
"Suspension correction my dear"

Correct sir!

The saddle is really quite comfortable.

And the 'grds were simply what I had on the shelf!

Bought it mostly as is - without wheels/saddle/pedals (and yes 'grds!) stuck me for less than 80 notes. OK I reckon for quite a nice Ritchey Logic steel frame and most of the bits.

As its name - a RatBike!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bikenerd on March 18, 2009, 05:13:57 pm
I had the same frame once which I built up as a singlespeed MTB but then sold on to a friend.
It then got nicked :(

A very nice frame.  I'd buy another if I could.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on March 18, 2009, 10:43:21 pm
How is the reach on the rat bike?
Does it have a longer reach, being designed for flat bars or is it not the case?

I didn't think there was generally a difference. But Cotic mention that they do a dropped bar specific version of the road rat frame with shorter top tube:

the Product of COTIC cycles : ROADRAT (http://www.cotic.co.uk/product/roadrat)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on March 19, 2009, 08:47:51 am
You should have seen the original forks...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3423/3357970756_1fe8ccbc9a.jpg)

I actually think it looks quite nice...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on March 19, 2009, 10:11:27 am
How is the reach on the rat bike?
Does it have a longer reach, being designed for flat bars or is it not the case?

I didn't think there was generally a difference. But Cotic mention that they do a dropped bar specific version of the road rat frame with shorter top tube:

the Product of COTIC cycles : ROADRAT (http://www.cotic.co.uk/product/roadrat)

In general I would say, yes, relatively long top tubes on most mtbs. So even with flats with relatively long legs for my height I'd go with a "small" frame and have lots of seat post out. On this Rocky it's OK cos a very short stem and extended steerer to get the bar tops level with the saddle. Seems to fit OK!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Oscar's dad on March 20, 2009, 05:40:57 am
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l160/stevenr_01/claudwithguards.jpg)

This is Claud, now with guards.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on March 22, 2009, 08:02:54 am
The Workenback - upgraded:

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn6/gaydisco/Workenback002.jpg)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn6/gaydisco/Workenback003.jpg)

New stem, brakes and 'guards; Ergos transferred from Monty (the tandem - who is getting the maguras); and a wipe with an oily rag.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on March 22, 2009, 04:45:13 pm
Banzai!  Tora! Tora! Tora!

(http://www.peeble.com/tt.jpg)

84 inches of insanity, ready for the first "10" of the year.  And I will take off the bottle cage.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on March 22, 2009, 05:18:53 pm
My race bike in TT mode.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/P3210433.jpg)

The saddle's not supposed to be like that.  Today's 25 was a little uncomfortable (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=229.msg302459#msg302459) towards the end...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on March 22, 2009, 10:26:45 pm
One fixie fewer, Charlotte dear.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on March 22, 2009, 10:31:46 pm
Very high front end Anty C. !
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on March 22, 2009, 10:38:03 pm
The Workenback - upgraded:

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn6/gaydisco/Workenback002.jpg)
New stem, brakes and 'guards; Ergos transferred from Monty (the tandem - who is getting the maguras); and a wipe with an oily rag.

See you on the road "soon" then?!  ;)

I'll be taking Obelix, the Pompino, to Derby daily fairly soon. Nice to see you back too!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Tom M on March 23, 2009, 09:59:30 am
Introducing the magpie. Black and white with a penchant for shiny things. And yes, I'm sorry, that is a black and white chain.

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/Superted_photos/DSCF2034.jpg)

And no, the padlock is not part of the saddle, it's just my poor photography...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Moloko on March 23, 2009, 10:03:51 am

Nice!



And no, the padlock is not part of the saddle, it's just my poor photography...

Even better if it DID have a Prince Albert.  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Aidan on March 23, 2009, 10:26:04 am
And yes, I'm sorry, that is a black slack  and white chain.



FTFY ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on March 23, 2009, 10:27:31 am
One fixie fewer, Charlotte dear.

They don't do grammar pedant stickers, though  :P

Very high front end Anty C. !

Yeah, I know.  They're newly installed forks and I may drop it down a spacer or two, but in the main that's how I have my bikes because I have long legs, short arms and a dodgy back.

Very nice bike, Tom.  I didn't have you pegged for a trackie!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on March 23, 2009, 10:35:44 am
Completed on Saturday night and ridden for the first time yesterday - my Principia Evolution 2004 (7020 aluminium), with Campag Chorus 2008 groupset, Zonda wheels, Thomson X2 stem, Ritchey white alloy bars and Peloton road pedals, and Michelin Pro Race 3 Ivory tyres. It feels light, stiff and fast - which is just as well as I'm going to be racing on it this year!

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/PrincipiaCompleted.jpg) (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/PrincipiaCompleted.jpg)

[edit] And the rest.
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/MyBikes.jpg) (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/MyBikes.jpg?t=1237820133)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 23, 2009, 10:44:16 am
Shiny! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: PaulF on March 23, 2009, 10:59:00 am
Just ordered n+1 for use in New York for the next few months :)

(http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/images/sst_blu_600.jpg)

Dawes SST (which is short for Supersonic Transport  ::-) )
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on March 23, 2009, 05:13:05 pm
Dawes SST (which is short for Supersonic Transport  ::-) )

It does:
CONCORDE SST - The Definitive Concorde Aircraft Site on the Internet (http://www.concordesst.com/)
Well Concorde did deserve this appellation...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on March 23, 2009, 05:15:42 pm
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/PrincipiaCompleted.jpg) (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/PrincipiaCompleted.jpg)

That's lovely. Could use a matching silver Thomson post, but nice all the same. Good job.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Oscar's dad on March 23, 2009, 05:15:58 pm
Completed on Saturday night and ridden for the first time yesterday - my Principia Evolution 2004 (7020 aluminium), with Campag Chorus 2008 groupset, Zonda wheels, Thomson X2 stem, Ritchey white alloy bars and Peloton road pedals, and Michelin Pro Race 3 Ivory tyres. It feels light, stiff and fast - which is just as well as I'm going to be racing on it this year!

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/PrincipiaCompleted.jpg) (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/PrincipiaCompleted.jpg)

[edit] And the rest.
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/MyBikes.jpg) (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/MyBikes.jpg?t=1237820133)

Very nice.  Did you intend your new bike to match the kitchen or was that just a Brucie Bonus?

Oh, and that hose looks a bit slack!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on March 23, 2009, 05:17:42 pm
[edit] And the rest.
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/MyBikes.jpg) (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/MyBikes.jpg?t=1237820133)

That's a big map holder mounted underneath those tri-bars.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on March 23, 2009, 05:26:50 pm
That's a big map holder mounted underneath those tri-bars.


 ;) When you're as good at getting lost as I am, it's a big help! That's actually the front rack for the Raleigh Randonneur at the back there.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 23, 2009, 05:27:37 pm
Tribars fitted to your table?  That's dedication! :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on March 23, 2009, 05:27:46 pm
That's lovely. Could use a matching silver Thomson post, but nice all the same. Good job.

I did consider a Use Ti post, but the expense put me off!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on March 23, 2009, 05:47:21 pm
No need.  The cranks, seat post and forks make a nice triangle effect.  Lovely looking bling.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on March 23, 2009, 06:01:41 pm
And yes, I'm sorry, that is a black slack  and white chain.



FTFY ;D

Normally we frown on the FTFY thing, but  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on March 23, 2009, 06:08:36 pm
No need.  The cranks, seat post and forks make a nice triangle effect.  Lovely looking bling.
Agreed. Given that you're kinda stuck with black for the ergo levers and forks, it makes sense to balance that with some black further back. Not too sure about the bottle cages thobutt. Maybe some plain stainless steel would look better.  :-\

But I'm just jealous really. Lovely bike. A guy I know has a Principia: he's named it "The Prince of Denmark".  8)

BTW, do I recognise those tri bars?  ;)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on March 23, 2009, 09:12:44 pm
Not too sure about the bottle cages... Maybe some plain stainless steel would look better.
I did ponder this also, but was suffering from carbon-lust when I placed my order!

...do I recognise those tri bars?
You should do! I used them a couple of times last year to good effect and will invest in a new set of clamp-on aero bars for time trailing with The Silver Machine this year. :thumbsup: Do they come in white?! ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: delthebike on March 23, 2009, 09:20:34 pm
Oh, and that hose looks a bit slack!
He uses the hose to lock the brommie up. It's more secure than not locking it to a pub table!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bloomers100 on March 23, 2009, 09:47:05 pm
Nice job Tokamak, that looks the business, will look out for you!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jurek on March 23, 2009, 10:37:20 pm
That's a well-put-together looking piece of kit Erron.

Good wheels.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bobb on March 24, 2009, 11:36:14 am

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/MyBikes.jpg) (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/MyBikes.jpg?t=1237820133)

What is going on with the saddle on the fixer?!!! I've not seen that before - you've surpassed the hideousness of the yellow bar tape you used to have on the Rando with that one!!! It is 2009  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on March 24, 2009, 11:44:38 am
That's a Jan Ullrich signature Selle Italia Turbomatic 3 saddle - pure class mate! ;) 20 quid at a jumble (new and unused). I've not made my mind up yet whether it stays or not - the Turbomatic 2 seen on the Rando is very comfortable.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Oscar's dad on March 25, 2009, 05:54:10 pm
Introducing Son of Oscar

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l160/stevenr_01/FinishedSonofOscar.jpg)

The story goes like this ...

Back in 2005 I bought Oscar the Orbea. 

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l160/stevenr_01/oscaratgreenman.jpg)

He is a smashing bike but the wrong choice for me, I should have got a frame that would take a rack and mudguards.  I couldn't justify buying a completely new bike so came up with the idea of getting a new or second hand frame and swapping over Oscar's Shimano Sora components.  A few weeks back Blah of this parish was enthusing about his new Ribble frame (c£130 including carbon forks).  This was the answer I was looking for and out came the credit card.

I have never built a bike before and am not known for my technical aptitude.  I have to say, the build went very well and I am delighted with the result.  I had some much appreciated help from good people here and my dad wielding a large hammer and spanner was needed to remove the bottom bracket.

I am particularly pleased with the Brooks B17 Imperial ...

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l160/stevenr_01/FinishedSonofOscar3.jpg)

And the brass bell from  Freshtripe purveyors of some beautiful retro and fixie gear (http://www.freshtripe.co.uk/Freshtripe/Home.html)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l160/stevenr_01/bell.jpg)

So Son of Oscar  is off on his first proper ride this Friday night (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=12973.150)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l160/stevenr_01/FinishedSonofOscar1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: PaulR on March 25, 2009, 09:24:11 pm
Here's my Pogliaghi, a bit of a mashup of fancy crimped columbus tubing, 105/DA transmission and pedals, second hand wheels and a very comfy seat.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f130/PaulRide/pogliaghi.jpg)

I love it.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: jezzasnr on March 25, 2009, 09:45:34 pm
Here's my Pogliaghi, a bit of a mashup of fancy crimped columbus tubing, 105/DA transmission and pedals, second hand wheels and a very comfy seat.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f130/PaulRide/pogliaghi.jpg)

I love it.

I'm not sure why, but i really like that. Always lots of nice on here, but that strikes a chord for me.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 25, 2009, 10:33:10 pm
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/PrincipiaCompleted.jpg)

Very tidy Erron  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on March 26, 2009, 08:31:32 am
Here's my Pogliaghi, a bit of a mashup of fancy crimped columbus tubing, 105/DA transmission and pedals, second hand wheels and a very comfy seat.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f130/PaulRide/pogliaghi.jpg)

I love it.

I like it too, bar the saddle.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: PaulR on March 26, 2009, 10:20:23 pm
Here's my Pogliaghi, a bit of a mashup of fancy crimped columbus tubing, 105/DA transmission and pedals, second hand wheels and a very comfy seat.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f130/PaulRide/pogliaghi.jpg)

I love it.

I like it too, bar the saddle.  :thumbsup:

Would a San Marco Rolls cheer you up?  Or a blue suede Selle Italia Turbo?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on March 27, 2009, 09:09:26 am
My new fix:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/3389626632_43b1be1f28.jpg?v=0)

Built up for LEL.  Best get some miles in on it, make sure it's comfy.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on March 27, 2009, 09:18:14 am
Very tastefully done Chris N - like it :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on March 27, 2009, 10:39:14 am
Nice and minimalistic.  Suits you sir.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on March 27, 2009, 11:32:46 am
That's v.v. nice Chris.
Are you keeping the Roadrat?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris n on March 27, 2009, 11:45:03 am
Thanks chaps, I'm rather pleased with it.  It's fast too.

Nice and minimalistic.  Suits you sir.

Plenty of crap* left to strap to it yet, don't you worry.  I'll definitely be keeping the Roadrat too - that's about to have some fatter knobbly tyres fitted to it for HONC (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11906.0).

*tri bars, HRM, GPS, lights, tri bag, big saddlebag, etc., etc.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on March 27, 2009, 09:14:40 pm
Pimp My Ride
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3539/3390045437_1a4f96f193.jpg?v=0)

My mate's just given me a new saddle for my favourite bike.  :thumbsup:

Just how tasteful is that, eh?  8) ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Rhys W on March 27, 2009, 09:47:49 pm
Lovely. 653? Looks like early Campagnolo Ergo as well.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: smiles on March 27, 2009, 09:51:10 pm
Nice looking bike Eck, I'd like one like that
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: eck on March 27, 2009, 09:54:47 pm
 :-[
Cheers Rhys W and Marksmiles. Yes 653, my only custom frame, November 1996. Was all Chorus, but I replaced the chainset and mechs with Racing Triple when they relaxed the mudguard rule for audaxes.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on March 28, 2009, 01:05:32 am
Colour coded well mate.   :thumbsup:  Looks too nice to ride.  I suggest you just look at it for a month  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on March 29, 2009, 03:19:24 pm
After its excursion on Friday night, and with the clocks changing, I converted the hub-geared bike to summer mode.  No lights:

(http://www.peeble.com/bikesun1.jpg)

It wasn't actually very messy (London dirt isn't as white as Swindon dirt) so I just gave the Sturmey AM a shot of oil as an apology for the stupid torque it had to endure up Chinnor Hill, and Proofided the Brooks.

(http://www.peeble.com/bikesun2.jpg)

And I hung up the dynamo wheel until the Dun Run.  Or the next Oxford-London jaunt, anyway.  When you have a Sturmey on the back, a track hub isn't any disadvantage because you always have a spanner with you.  Hopefully.

(http://www.peeble.com/bikesun3.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on March 29, 2009, 08:51:14 pm
My My RZ - that is one tight chain. Almost like you cranked it up to top C on the violin before you took the pic, knowing where you'd be posting it....


 ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on March 29, 2009, 09:08:05 pm
Actually, it's not fixie-tight, and isn't supposed to be.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on March 30, 2009, 10:27:19 am
I'm going to have a bash at TTs this season and my road bike has a comfortably long head tube leaving me about as aero as an outside privy, and planet X had a sale on, so it seemed a good excuse for an N+1 moment:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/IMG_1720.jpg)

need to get:
 - pimpy front wheel
 - pointy helmet

& most importantly:
 - about 2 stone lighter and much more flexible, so I can drop the front a bit :)

Will post comical pics of me actually riding the beast when I can, then you can all take the piss.  ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on March 30, 2009, 10:45:40 am
Ooh, lovely. Nice PowerTap too...

Wassat semi-clear plastic thing in a black cage thing on the downtube? Don't usually see them on TT bikes. ;)

After n+1 (Ribble Scuro HCX) arrives, next year's tax free (n+1)+1 will probably be a similar TT bike. I wonder if I can sneak a PowerTap wheel into the spec for a Cyclescheme bike...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on March 30, 2009, 11:59:50 am
Can you get a fag paper between that back wheel and the frame?  :o

Things will come to an abrupt halt if your back tyre picks up, say - a sticky, tarry bit of road grit, surely?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on March 30, 2009, 12:08:35 pm
;D it's not as bad as all that, the angle of the photo is slightly misleading - there's probably a couple of mm...   

I tried it for the first time yesterday, it feels like I'm a lot further forward than normal, with my head right over the brake caliper.  Really quite scary...   
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on March 30, 2009, 12:31:11 pm
Mike,

Do you really need an excuse for a N+1 moment?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on March 30, 2009, 01:04:40 pm
The RatHopper has now changed from Version 1

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/RatHop3.jpg)

to Version 2 and a bit

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/RatRock5.jpg)

Like all good Rat Bikes the mechanicals are sound (new splined XT b/b and latest Deore cranks - last year's LX I reckon). Spesh Stout wheels. The shorter forks (by a bit less than 2") do make the front a little quicker, but an acceptable trade off for the improved aesthetics! Vs instead of cantis. And flat bar controls cos I prefer them.

Version 3 if it comes to pass will have straight non-risers and bar ends!

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 30, 2009, 01:10:29 pm
Improved aesthetics?  Not with that stem, matey! :o

But it looks like a purposeful machine.  Shame about the change from drops, but hey - whatever suits you :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on March 30, 2009, 01:18:02 pm
Ah yes, the stem! Well, right length, right price - and DDG downhill stems are pretty damn 'ard!

Can't be doing with drops - if I have the tops at a height I find comfortable then I simply NEVER  use the dropped bit - too low for me to reach without pain. And compared with equivalent quality/price kit the braking effeciency is IMO rubbish. I am much quicker downhill on flat bars simply because the braking is so much better!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 30, 2009, 01:24:12 pm
Fair point - and my use of the drops is becoming rarer, so I do know what you mean.  Flat bars hurt me though (I think the discovery that my ulna is longer than normal may explain this).  As I say - whatever suits.

Oh - and the stem may be ugly, but it's hardly noticable when you zoom past! ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: arallsopp on March 31, 2009, 08:46:21 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3610/3399083457_5581aa4407_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36463803@N08/3399083457/)

My 2009 Furai SLII, resting up in the driveway after a quick spin. Yes... the rear derailleur is that low.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on March 31, 2009, 10:41:10 am
THAT is very nice indeed!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2009, 11:14:26 am
But it's enormous!  How do you climb up to that seat? ;) ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: arallsopp on March 31, 2009, 11:19:47 am
Oncemore: We thank you. She is lovely. Even with discs front and rear (forced on the Furai) she still feels near weightless. This is probably due to cutting my bent legs on an SMGTe weighing about 6 times as much as the RatHopper :)

Clarion: Simple. Walk up the return chainline and swing around the idler.  ;D

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on March 31, 2009, 11:21:30 am
that does look fantastic - I've never wanted a 'bent before...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2009, 11:26:41 am
It looks like enormous fun.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: arallsopp on March 31, 2009, 12:02:41 pm
that does look fantastic - I've never wanted a 'bent before...

Ah... come on over. The dark side is all shiny and bright these days. Anyway, with your new TT bike, you're headed the same way. You've already got your butt level with your head. That just leaves the feet, and you'll be recumbent anyway. :D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on March 31, 2009, 12:08:26 pm
That's av.nice rec. :thumbsup:
Some cheeky bleeder has tried to nick your bike parking space & has also had the cheek to lean his car on your superior vehicle. :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: harrumph on March 31, 2009, 12:12:11 pm
that does look fantastic - I've never wanted a 'bent before...
Evere seen one of these (http://www.bentrideronline.com/2004Feb/velokraft_racer_2.htm)?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: arallsopp on March 31, 2009, 12:32:42 pm
That's av.nice rec. :thumbsup:
Some cheeky bleeder has tried to nick your bike parking space & has also had the cheek to lean his car on your superior vehicle. :o

LOL. That's not a car. That's the stand. Its a little over-engineered, I'll admit, but being free-roaming, it does keep the weight down on the bent.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on March 31, 2009, 02:58:26 pm
Can't remember why I sold this one, really! It was quite light and a nice ride!

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/bent1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on March 31, 2009, 03:02:54 pm
Whereas this one desperately needs a new, caring, owner if anyone's got a 100 quid to save a classic, veteran, 'bent (first "European" production 'bent I believe!). Less than 500 miles since new, guv!

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/roul1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul on March 31, 2009, 03:08:46 pm
Can't remember why I sold this one, really! It was quite light and a nice ride!

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/bent1.jpg)

Hey - I've got one just like that!

 ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimC on March 31, 2009, 03:23:42 pm

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/IMG_1720.jpg)
 then you can all take the piss.  ::-)

I've never seen a TT frame done up for touring before...! And I know they normally have different wheels on each end of a TT bike, but I don't think that's what they meant? ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2009, 08:54:51 pm
Whereas this one desperately needs a new, caring, owner if anyone's got a 100 quid to save a classic, veteran, 'bent (first "European" production 'bent I believe!). Less than 500 miles since new, guv!

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/roul1.jpg)

What's that then?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Ivo on March 31, 2009, 09:29:38 pm
A Roulandt. Designed by a Dutch designer in the early 80-ies. Back in the days when recumbents were hardly known.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: nic on March 31, 2009, 09:30:48 pm
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/IMG_1720.jpg)

Nice bike mike. Mmmm... I want one...

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Oscar's dad on March 31, 2009, 09:33:45 pm
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/IMG_1720.jpg)

Nice bike mike. Mmmm... I want one...



It quite clearly needs a kick stand.  You can't always rely on there be a kerb handy.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on March 31, 2009, 09:49:36 pm
"What's that then?"

A Roulandt, LWB, USS, Dutch, from about mid-'80s I think! I rather suspect only one in UK: it was a demonstrator at a big local "shop" but the owner got fed up with lots of joy riders, no buyers. So he stuck it in his garage for about 15 years and I bought it when he was making room for his second Roller!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2009, 10:58:28 pm
What's it like to ride?  Looks higher than, say, a Peer Gynt or an Avatar.  You'd be almost in the position of a Bike-E, I think.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimO on March 31, 2009, 11:04:34 pm
On the plus side, it's a lot shorter than a Peer Gynt.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2009, 11:05:48 pm
Yes.  That's why I started asking a series of questions I can't afford to complete ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on April 01, 2009, 11:20:35 am
What's it like to ride?  Looks higher than, say, a Peer Gynt or an Avatar.  You'd be almost in the position of a Bike-E, I think.

Can't compare with those others - but yes it is quite high! Apart from the seat (basically an '80s stacking office chair!) it is quite an easy ride, altho' it took a bit of practice before I ventured on the highway. On the level it moves rather quickly - hills are an effort that is increasingly beyond me.

It's original except that I replaced the rear hub brake (one day the torque arm did an impression of wet spaghetti and locked the rear end solid!) with a caliper mounted on the rear chain stay. And added a second (smaller) chain ring.

Having cleared out some of the bikes that were in front of it in the garage I might take it for a spin....

OR you can save up a paltry 100 notes and spin it yourself!!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on April 01, 2009, 02:56:36 pm
Whereas this one desperately needs a new, caring, owner if anyone's got a 100 quid to save a classic, veteran, 'bent (first "European" production 'bent I believe!). Less than 500 miles since new, guv!

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/roul1.jpg)

What's that then?

Are you sure someone hasn't just sawn the handlebars off a Raleigh Chopper?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on April 01, 2009, 03:59:30 pm
At the risk of the risque....it'd be a bloody long chopper.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: PaulF on April 04, 2009, 08:27:49 pm
Just ordered n+1 for use in New York for the next few months :)

(http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/images/sst_blu_600.jpg)

Dawes SST (which is short for Supersonic Transport  ::-) )

Review here (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=17304.msg310362;topicseen#msg310362)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: oncemore on April 05, 2009, 12:39:42 pm
My as-finished-as-it'll-ever-be Dawes Synthesis 653XT. It really does "float" along but might be a little less comfy on its spare tarmac-only wheels/tyres!


(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/FinSyn2.jpg)

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/FinSyn.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on April 05, 2009, 03:53:25 pm
I'm going to have a bash at TTs this season and my road bike has a comfortably long head tube leaving me about as aero as an outside privy, and planet X had a sale on, so it seemed a good excuse for an N+1 moment:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/IMG_1720.jpg)

need to get:
 - pimpy front wheel
 - pointy helmet

& most importantly:
 - about 2 stone lighter and much more flexible, so I can drop the front a bit :)

Will post comical pics of me actually riding the beast when I can, then you can all take the piss.  ::-)

Nice one!  :thumbsup:

Now, get really flat bars, turn the stem upside down and take the bottle cage & saddle bag off!!  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on April 05, 2009, 05:04:37 pm
Frenchie !! are you sure that you are ok ? Didn't you mean turn it into a fixie :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on April 05, 2009, 05:37:02 pm
Frenchie !! are you sure that you are ok ? Didn't you mean turn it into a fixie :)

Of course Mike can (I do!). After all this frame has track ends...  O:-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on April 05, 2009, 07:29:47 pm

Nice one!  :thumbsup:

Now, get really flat bars, turn the stem upside down and take the bottle cage & saddle bag off!!  ;D

thanks Frenchie!
Am working on the flexibility thing, and will flip the stem when I can.  The bottle cage might come off when I'm using it in anger, I dont think the saddle bag will make much difference, given the size of my arse.. ;D

And yes, I know this can be Fixed :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on April 05, 2009, 10:30:36 pm

Nice one!  :thumbsup:

Now, get really flat bars, turn the stem upside down and take the bottle cage & saddle bag off!!  ;D

thanks Frenchie!
Am working on the flexibility thing, and will flip the stem when I can.  The bottle cage might come off when I'm using it in anger, I dont think the saddle bag will make much difference, given the size of my arse.. ;D

"Every little helps!"  O:-)

Quote
And yes, I know this can be Fixed :)

HE forced me to, Mike...

I hope you enjoy the ride! It looks great. I know that TTing, albeit on a much more modest machine than yours, gives me such a buzz and a sensation of speed (not that I am that fast in reality though). I love it! Perfect for the time-pressed gentleman too.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Blah on April 06, 2009, 09:08:30 am
thanks Frenchie!
Am working on the flexibility thing, and will flip the stem when I can.  The bottle cage might come off when I'm using it in anger, I dont think the saddle bag will make much difference, given the size of my arse.. ;D

And yes, I know this can be Fixed :)

It's not just about flexibility. Try tipping your saddle forwards as much as you can and then check again how low you can go at the front-end. You'll be surprised at the result. Cervelo used to have a good explanation of why this works, but can't find it at the moment.

It's basically to do with rotating your whole body with the pedal axle as the centre of rotation.  Moving your saddle forward will automatically make your front-end lower and therefore your back flatter to the wind, without changing the angle of your pelvis.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on April 06, 2009, 02:26:24 pm
Some pics of the new bike.  These were taken in France, just before it was shipped.  I am very excited.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/AbsoluRougeBrillant1.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/AbsoluRougeBrillant3.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/nettienoodles/AbsoluRougeBrillant2.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on April 06, 2009, 02:29:05 pm
You don't mess about do you? That looks effing serious. I can expect to see you on a few time trials in the Anglian region some time soon then? ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Wowbagger on April 06, 2009, 02:35:04 pm
*drool*

Will it have arrived by Wednesday?!?!?! :D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: tiermat on April 06, 2009, 02:41:07 pm
That looks very very tasty Annie, BUT, if I have to be picky I think the CF join on the top tube would wind me up....

But then again it's only cos I iz jealous, innit? :)

I am guessing it will be built up with top notch components and be ridden lots and lots and lots?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on April 06, 2009, 02:42:04 pm
Update: Have removed a spacer on the steerer for a lower bar position and swapped the 100mm stem for 90mm - I was little overstretched on it and felt too upright on the hoods. Also intstalled a Hope Hed Doctor, which is an improvement on the thing supplied with the Principia headset - holds firmer and gives me more confidence that my assembly efforts won't result in catastrophic failure!

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/05042009080.jpg)
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/05042009078.jpg)

Now please continue to admire Annie's new frame! :P

Completed on Saturday night and ridden for the first time yesterday - my Principia Evolution 2004 (7020 aluminium), with Campag Chorus 2008 groupset, Zonda wheels, Thomson X2 stem, Ritchey white alloy bars and Peloton road pedals, and Michelin Pro Race 3 Ivory tyres. It feels light, stiff and fast - which is just as well as I'm going to be racing on it this year!

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/PrincipiaCompleted.jpg) (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/PrincipiaCompleted.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JohnP on April 06, 2009, 02:43:51 pm
Annie, a seriously nice looking frame. Hope you're rear end heals and you can do the bike some justice.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on April 06, 2009, 02:46:37 pm
That looks very nice indeed Tokamak :thumbsup:  Very clean, very fast and very YOU. ;)

I think I need to get a bit faster before I even think about doing a TT.

Tiermat, it will be ridden lots and lots and lots but probably not on a very windy day.  

The wheels are on special order from France so until they arrive I won't be riding it at all.  The bars, saddle and tyres are all ready.  The groupset will be...... decided at a later date, I will be borrowing a SRAM to see how I get on with it before I make my final decision.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: tiermat on April 06, 2009, 02:56:41 pm
Tiermat, it will be ridden lots and lots and lots but probably not on a very windy day.  


Is that to prevent reports of a Pixie being blown, kite like over Suffolk? :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on April 06, 2009, 02:57:47 pm
Tiermat, it will be ridden lots and lots and lots but probably not on a very windy day.  


Is that to prevent reports of a Pixie being blown, kite like over Suffolk? :)

Most certainly is as the frame and forks only weigh in at 950gms.  I may need to add a bit of weight to anchor me down.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: delthebike on April 06, 2009, 02:58:39 pm
Some pics of the new bike.  These were taken in France, just before it was shipped.  I am very excited.
:-*
Very nice!

Clearance for mudguards and how about a rack?  ::-)
:-*
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on April 06, 2009, 03:02:03 pm
Some pics of the new bike.  These were taken in France, just before it was shipped.  I am very excited.

wow!!  Is that an integrated seat post? Looks quite long...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on April 06, 2009, 03:04:03 pm
I thought that too, but then guessed that you cut it down as you would a seat post?

[edit] ^^sounds ridiculous the more I think about that, the frame's been made to measure hasn't it?^^
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on April 06, 2009, 03:04:27 pm
Some pics of the new bike.  These were taken in France, just before it was shipped.  I am very excited.

wow!!  Is that an integrated seat post? Looks quite long...

Yes it is.  Not sure about the length, will look when it arrives and let you know.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on April 06, 2009, 03:05:30 pm
Some pics of the new bike.  These were taken in France, just before it was shipped.  I am very excited.
:-*
Very nice!

Clearance for mudguards and how about a rack?  ::-)
:-*


Naughty step :o
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2009, 03:06:23 pm
Most certainly is as the frame and forks only weigh in at 950gms. 

Goodness - almost as much as you! :o

Quote
I may need to add a bit of weight to anchor me down.

Might I humbly suggest a few tubes of double-butted 531 to replace that carbon nonsense?  Should make a useably heavy frame ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Oscar's dad on April 06, 2009, 03:07:52 pm
Some pics of the new bike.  These were taken in France, just before it was shipped.  I am very excited.
:-*
Very nice!

Clearance for mudguards and how about a rack?  ::-)
:-*


And a kick stand!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: delthebike on April 06, 2009, 03:09:45 pm
Naughty step :o
Again? I didn't even mention the seat post!   :-X :-*

OD is right. A nice kick stand will finish things off nicely. Oh and flat, black plastic, pedals with the reflectors built in. Perfection.  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Wowbagger on April 06, 2009, 03:13:15 pm
Not to mention stabilisers. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on April 06, 2009, 03:15:42 pm
And probably best to go fixed wheel with that - less mechanical, more reliable.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on April 06, 2009, 03:18:27 pm
There will be lots of room on that step for all of you.  I suggest you stay there until you have something sensible to suggest and only then return if you have some tasty PB and Marmite sandwiches, neatly cut and served in the usual manner. ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Jasper the surreal cyclist on April 06, 2009, 03:20:59 pm
I'm keeping shtum......quite fancy a sandwich though ::-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on April 06, 2009, 03:25:32 pm
served in the usual manner.

Would that be on a shoe Madam?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on April 06, 2009, 03:29:49 pm
Annie has a stable in a league of it's own!!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on April 06, 2009, 03:38:58 pm
served in the usual manner.

Would that be on a shoe Madam?

Yes please, wedged around the cleat please, one for Jasper as well :-*
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on April 06, 2009, 03:40:34 pm
served in the usual manner.

Would that be on a shoe Madam?

Yes please, wedged around the cleat please, one for Jasper as well :-*

Sidi or Shimano? ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on April 06, 2009, 03:45:05 pm
served in the usual manner.

Would that be on a shoe Madam?

Yes please, wedged around the cleat please, one for Jasper as well :-*

Sidi or Shimano? ;)

Sidi please :-*
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bikenerd on April 06, 2009, 04:56:55 pm
served in the usual manner.

Would that be on a shoe Madam?

Yes please, wedged around the cleat please, one for Jasper as well :-*

Sidi or Shimano? ;)

Sidi please :-*

SRAM or Campag?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on April 06, 2009, 04:58:40 pm
served in the usual manner.

Would that be on a shoe Madam?

Yes please, wedged around the cleat please, one for Jasper as well :-*

Sidi or Shimano? ;)

Sidi please :-*

SRAM or Campag?

SRAM I think.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Wowbagger on April 06, 2009, 09:09:17 pm
(http://peter.chesspod.com/gallery/d/5032-1/DSC03680.JPG)

Tandem in walnut tree, ready for fettling.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on April 06, 2009, 09:20:29 pm
Hell Annie - is this for timetrials - or is it an audax bike - or is it just bling?

Integrated seat post ? What the F*** is the point of that?

I have just moved my seat post up about a millimetre  - why  --  not sure - am I fitter from all the Oz riding? Dont know. But a millimetre higher feels right compared with last years sitting on a jig working out optimum position.

But I could not have done this with an integrated seat post  - and what happens when your friendly local bike mechanic saws off a spit too much at his first go?

Puzzled Rog - and if it is naughty step for me too - then I suspect that I am in good company.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Wowbagger on April 06, 2009, 09:30:33 pm
served in the usual manner.

Would that be on a shoe Madam?

Yes please, wedged around the cleat please, one for Jasper as well :-*

May I lick the marmite off your cleat please Annie? You know you are always welcome to the custard on my spotted dick.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on April 06, 2009, 09:31:20 pm
I tell you what - this thread gets tantalising this time of year, as people's asperations start to become realised in bike form.

Annie - You'll be flying around East Angular with that.

Wowbagger - Ditto, it's already flying.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: David Martin on April 06, 2009, 10:08:27 pm
I think I need to get a bit faster before I even think about doing a TT.

Not true at all. Find a friendly club and just do it.

..d
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on April 06, 2009, 10:20:23 pm
May I lick the marmite off your cleat please Annie?

I do hope that that is not a euphemism.

Bad Wowbagger!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: annie on April 07, 2009, 08:48:06 am
Honestyly chaps O:-)

Good question Roger, I will answer later on my return from the LBS ???

As for Mr Wow, I fear there may be consequences for you tomorrow.  Isn't it time I got the clippers and the hoover out again? ;D

I like custard but you will not see me anywhere near a spotted dick of any kind :sick: :sick:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on April 07, 2009, 08:56:54 am
Some pics of the new bike.  These were taken in France, just before it was shipped.  I am very excited.

Very, very nice Annie! I am envious. Now that demands  O:-) a double only though!  :P ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on April 07, 2009, 09:16:59 am
Some pics of the new bike.  These were taken in France, just before it was shipped.  I am very excited.

Very, very nice Annie! I am envious. Now that demands  O:-) a double only though!  :P ;)

Better still - single/fixed  :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on April 07, 2009, 01:18:24 pm
Tum te tum. Only a poor quality mobile phone camera pic so far.

(http://www.greenbank.org/bikes/wilier1.jpg)

2009 Wilier Izoard Centaur.

My God it goes quickly (and I only rode it 2km from the shop to work) and every little ounce of power you put in goes right to the back wheel.

I'm guessing I'll be doing my quickest commute of the year tonight, plus my fastest lap(s) of Richmond Park.

Thank you Cyclescheme. :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on April 07, 2009, 02:14:11 pm
Nice bike  :thumbsup:.

You appear to be developing similar colour tastes to Valiant.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Riggers on April 07, 2009, 02:18:42 pm
He hasn't put 'Police' on it yet.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on April 07, 2009, 02:26:00 pm
You appear to be developing similar colour tastes to Valiant.

It's all subconscious but I do realise my audax, fixed and hack bikes are all red. I didn't get any choice in the colour of this one...

Thank God they changed the white bar tape for black though. Saddle will be replaced at some point with something less white (and no, not a Brooks).
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on April 07, 2009, 02:29:31 pm
Must stop salivating at this thread and get back to working
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on April 07, 2009, 02:53:20 pm
Very nice.  Not my thing, and the graphics look awful busy, but I used to work with a chap who had a Wilier, and it is a lovely machine close to as well.

Hope you have many happy miles ahead with it :thumbsup:

And that people don't refer to your 'Willy, eh' in too many unfortunate contexts ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on April 07, 2009, 03:04:05 pm
And that people don't refer to your 'Willy, eh' in too many unfortunate contexts ;)

Luckily it's pronounced Vee-lee-air.

Wilier is an acronym of "W (Viva) l' Italia liberata e redenta". (In Italian Viva is often abbreviated to W.)

"Long live Italy, liberated and redeemed."
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on April 07, 2009, 03:08:09 pm
Ah - I wondered where the name came from (translation please Googled that ;) ).  I thought it was maybe a German name by way of Switzerland.

But I did know how to pronounce it ;)

Interesting that the name celebrates liberation in 1908 ???
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on April 07, 2009, 03:09:24 pm
Translation added.

I stumbled on a fair bit of the history whilst I was looking for reviews and comments about the bike.

Did I say that it was quick? 50kph along the flat along Kingsway towards Strand after picking it up. Fuuuuuuuu....

Was a little odd riding a geared bike again after all that time on fixed.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on April 07, 2009, 03:12:45 pm
Cooooool! 8)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: delthebike on April 07, 2009, 03:13:32 pm
Did I say that it was quick? 50kph along the flat along Kingsway towards Strand after picking it up. Fuuuuuuuu....
You run fast too!  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on April 07, 2009, 03:14:52 pm
Was that in km/h?!  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on April 07, 2009, 03:24:21 pm
Nice bike Greenbank :thumbsup:

I love mine, it's very fast and very comfortable over distance. Fizik do a nice red tape that goes with the paint colour and get selle or fizik on it  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on April 07, 2009, 03:27:39 pm
I might, shock horror, have to n-1 (http://www.greenbank.org/bikes/colnago.jpg) given that it used to be my summer bike and I simply haven't ridden it for more than 2 years now.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on April 07, 2009, 04:45:30 pm
Must stop salivating at this thread and get back to working

Pourquois?

Admiring bikes is far more important!

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on April 07, 2009, 04:48:18 pm
When you get to the position where your Colnago is surplus to requirements, you are in a realm I have never even dreamed of ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on April 07, 2009, 04:52:42 pm
Update: Have removed a spacer on the steerer for a lower bar position and swapped the 100mm stem for 90mm - I was little overstretched on it and felt too upright on the hoods. Also intstalled a Hope Hed Doctor, which is an improvement on the thing supplied with the Principia headset - holds firmer and gives me more confidence that my assembly efforts won't result in catastrophic failure!

uhhh a Principia, sooo pretty, I got a weak spot for them :)

I went to the same school as the fellas who started Principia and I pretty much lived over the road from the first factory.

How does it ride ? The only Principia I have ridden is a 15 years old MTB frame and she (Dirty Pia) is still going strong. Love spinning around town on it nice a stiff frame and she is very nippy. But not a bike for long distances, DunRun killed my back and shoulders for days after
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: peliroja on April 07, 2009, 05:06:15 pm
That Principia is indeed beautiful.  :thumbsup:

Annie's bike looks very nice too - a bit too full-on serious racing for my tastes though!  Look forward to seeing it fully built-up. :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on April 07, 2009, 05:11:59 pm
Woolly, it rides great - light and responsive. People had warned me that it might be a bit harsh and twitchy, but it just isn't, I love it. I remember you saying about how you lived near the factory, don't see too many of them about round here, although my dad has 3 at home! (one built up and 2 frames in the loft). We're almost exclusively a Raleigh and Principia family. ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: kyuss on April 07, 2009, 05:15:08 pm
Some pics of the new bike.  These were taken in France, just before it was shipped.  I am very excited.

Bloody hell Annie! You've got a Cyfac! :o With your name on!

I'm utterly utterly green with envy. It's beautiful.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: nic on April 07, 2009, 06:08:25 pm
I might, shock horror, have to n-1 (http://www.greenbank.org/bikes/colnago.jpg) given that it used to be my summer bike and I simply haven't ridden it for more than 2 years now.
Cool, what size is it and how much?  ;)

Nic
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on April 07, 2009, 07:10:28 pm
After faffing around fitting a computer after work (why didn't I get the bike shop to do this?) I didn't have enough time to go to the park. Probably Thursday for its RP debut.

It flew home though, near record time despite a reasonable againsterly.

Customary kitchen shot (slightly blurry but spot the Nuun)...

(http://www.greenbank.org/bikes/wilier.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on April 07, 2009, 07:59:33 pm
That's a very small inner chainring.  Permission to call you a wuss?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on April 07, 2009, 08:08:24 pm
That's a very small inner chainring.  Permission to call you a wuss?

Sure, you can join me (and the bike) on this wussy ride next year if you want: Club des Cingl&eacute;s du Mont-Ventoux (http://www.clubcinglesventoux.org/index.php?lan=en) :)

Lowest gear is only 34.4" (50/34 and 13-26 as standard, which is what I wanted anyway). Not as small as the 30x29 (27.3") on the Audax bike (and I still walked up The Devil's Staircase).
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on April 07, 2009, 08:20:17 pm
Nice bike Greenbank :thumbsup:

I love mine, it's very fast and very comfortable over distance. Fizik do a nice red tape that goes with the paint colour and get selle or fizik on it  ;D

I got them to rip off the white bar tape and put on black. Red would be a bit too much. Tyres will be replaced with all black tyres whenever these die. Saddle will also probably be replaced with something black at some point in the future.

When you say "over distance", what distances are you talking about? I was planning on using my Reynolds 631 Audax bike for some long hilly rides (400km from London to Cornwall via Dartmoor and a 300km ride with 5400m climbing) but I've got silly ideas about using this one (unless there's a possibility of wetness as there's no way I'll ever consider putting raceblades on this bike).
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bumper on April 07, 2009, 08:44:46 pm
The longest distance on it so far is 148 miles, into Wales and back home. I did a week in Scotland on it averaging well over 100 miles per day and it was extremely comfortable. I find the head tube perfect for the well being of my neck and shoulders. I just couldn't get on with the ergo bars so I put the FSA compacts on and I now also find it easy to stay in the drops indefinitely with no problems.

You will love it when climbing, it's like riding a leaf on a gentle breeze  ;D

DO NOT put raceblades on it or you will have to be dealt with  :demon:

btw, don't knock my red tape when you're shod with pink tyres  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on April 07, 2009, 08:48:57 pm
Bloody hell Greenbank. How are you going to get your Carradice on that?

I can forget about keeping up with you for the foreseable future  :)

Hope you have many good miles on it.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on April 07, 2009, 09:37:53 pm
Greenbank,
That looks fast;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on April 07, 2009, 09:49:48 pm
Did the bike shop forget to fit the racks & mudguards? ???
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: nic on April 07, 2009, 09:56:01 pm
That's a very small inner chainring.  Permission to call you a wuss?

Sure, you can join me (and the bike) on this wussy ride next year if you want: Club des Cingl&eacute;s du Mont-Ventoux (http://www.clubcinglesventoux.org/index.php?lan=en) :)
I will do that this August. I am looking forward to it. One sister lives near Bedoin and the other near Sault so I will be able to say hello to both of them in one day.

That Wilier and its sensible gearing will be perfect for your attempt :-)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on April 07, 2009, 10:00:29 pm
very nice. I think they're the same geometry as my 'still for sale, get in there quick' condor barrachi which is amazingly comfy over long rides. Hills seem easier too, I've been up some of the lake district on mine with the same gearing as yours, and fitted a 13-29 on the back for something (cant remember what, might have been a ride with frenchie) which worked fine too.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Regulator on April 08, 2009, 08:34:49 am
...
Customary kitchen shot (slightly blurry but spot the Nuun)...



 :P



You never struck me as the religious type Greenbank....


...and I can't see any sign of a wimple.  :-\
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JohnP on April 08, 2009, 09:02:02 am
Reg - I think you will find it about 10 miles down the A603.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on April 08, 2009, 12:26:54 pm
The story of my British Eagle Touristique (BET) rennovation (for Fab Foodie, started on another thread and linked to this)

Bought, Harry Hall cycles in 1986 (by me) £285.

Used as a commuter, short runs, a few 50 mile charity rides and, eventualy, in 2002 on a LEJoG trip.

LEJoG got me interested in Long Distance and, after a few social rides I decided that it was worn out and invested in a Thorn Raven Tour in 2006.

The BET was hung up for 2 years and never ridden.

The Thorn got me around several Audax rides including my Super Randonneur last year but I started hankering for something a bit more sprightly.  After looking long and hard at the Thorn Audax and their MK3 I figured that I may have the perfect bike hanging up in the garage.

I stripped the bike, put the bits in a bucket of white spirit and sent the frame to Mercian Cycles with a design suggestion I did on Photoshop (and was vetted by members of the forum, ACF forum possibly).  The scheme was influenced by Richard Wareham's bike I saw on a few Audaxes.

Mercian fitted new braze-ons for cantis (that would fit 700c wheels), did the respray, lug-lined it (beautifully), new 531 transfers, lettering and stencilling plus a new headset.

When it came back after a few weeks I took the mechs out of the white spirit and rebuilt it.

I can't be happier with the re-spray, it's nicer than I imagined and much redder than any photo can recreate I think.

It's quicker than the Raven and quite lively.  It's not going to win any TTs but I think it should get me another Super Randonneur this year and I hope to use it on PBP.

Here it is in 2002 LEJoG guise.  Loch Lomond (I mistakenly thought that, because I was now in Scotland, I must be nearly there)
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/LEJoG/emaillejog_lomond.jpg?t=1239189028)

Here is is just before I stripped it and sent it to Mercian.  I think it looked tired after 22 years.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BritEagleorig.jpg?t=1239189173)

Here's my Photoshop design for the respray
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/MercianPaint4-1.jpg?t=1239189375)

Here's what I sent them (wheels removed)
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/restoration2.jpg?t=1239189703)

Here's what they sent back
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BE%20Rennovation/BE1.jpg?t=1239189458)

And here's the finished article (it now has black bar tape as per original design)
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BE%20Rennovation/IMG_6624.jpg?t=1239189536)

I had them immortalise it's 1986 birthday
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/freddered/BE%20Rennovation/IMG_6626.jpg?t=1239189636)


I'm not even going to discuss what it cost me to rennovate but it wasn't so different to the original cost of the bike (I took a lot of Mercian options and £20 here, £15 there soon adds up to a lot).  It certainly didn't cost me as much as an equivalent new bike and part of the pleasure is keeping my old bike going and using it for it's intended purpose, covering lots of miles in comfort and at a decent speed.

Probably more info than Fab Foodie wanted but he has one hanging in his shed and I think the BET frameset has a reputation good enough to warrant keeping them going.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LindaG on April 09, 2009, 11:21:56 am
My as-finished-as-it'll-ever-be Dawes Synthesis 653XT. It really does "float" along but might be a little less comfy on its spare tarmac-only wheels/tyres!


(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/FinSyn2.jpg)

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/wasnti/FinSyn.jpg)

Dude, where did you get that bike?!  My brother bought a very similar beast for me, for my birthday, last year.  Mine is British racing green.  I would take a pic and post it, but it is loaned to a friend at the moment.  So it's a good tourer then?!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on April 10, 2009, 01:11:38 pm
Mrs Mike took a couple of pics of me riding past the house on new TT bike - please feel free to comment mock....   :P

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/1D2-9744.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/1D2-9753.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on April 10, 2009, 01:16:20 pm
 8) Nice armwarmers.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on April 10, 2009, 01:20:03 pm
You need a silly helmet  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on April 10, 2009, 01:24:08 pm
Those in the know refer to them as "pointy hats", possibly acknowledging the fact that one looks a bit of a dunce in one  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on April 10, 2009, 01:27:44 pm
Oh - and l33t TT'ers generally don't have bottles, bottle cages and saddle packs  ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul D on April 10, 2009, 01:48:17 pm
Oh - and l33t TT'ers generally don't have bottles, bottle cages....

Tip No.5:
         TT Speed Tips from the Pros
       (http://www.socalttseries.com/Training/Top10SpeedTips/tabid/196/Default.aspx)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Chris S on April 10, 2009, 01:55:01 pm
Oh - and l33t TT'ers generally don't have bottles, bottle cages....

Tip No.5:
         TT Speed Tips from the Pros
       (http://www.socalttseries.com/Training/Top10SpeedTips/tabid/196/Default.aspx)

Well well well... you live and learn.

Last time I was at a local TT meet - nobody, but nobody had anything on their bikes other than them.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Paul D on April 10, 2009, 01:57:23 pm
I think it's one of those counter-intuituitive things. As someone who once couldn't walk due to cramps from dehydration after a hot 25 mile TT, I'll carry a bottle almost no matter what (as long as it's a flat course).

Mike - I thought your bars looked a bit high in the bike-only pic, but you look quite aero when riding. Might want to think about going to straight/s-bend extentions to lower you hands though?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on April 10, 2009, 02:11:26 pm
I don't carry one as I only do "10s".  It's a psychological thing; the bike has to be stripped.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: TimO on April 11, 2009, 08:27:53 am
Quote
#6 - Wear Gloves for Speed and Safety

Pro racers usually also always wear gloves during TT races, tests show that clothing and fabric is faster than bare skin ...

I knew there was a good reason for not doing the world naked bike ride. ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on April 11, 2009, 01:15:48 pm
Spot the difference.

(http://www.peeble.com/hewitt.jpg)

This is the new frame and forks, just built up, never ridden.  They didn't leave the steerer tube long this time.  The Blackburn rack is rubbish (it needed some hefty bending to get it to fit) but it had to be an EX1 to fit the child seat.

It actually is a full carbon seatpost  :o  I assumed it would be an alu wrap job until I took it out of the old frame.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: PaulF on April 11, 2009, 02:56:10 pm
Spot the difference.

(http://www.peeble.com/hewitt.jpg)

This is the new frame and forks, just built up, never ridden.  They didn't leave the steerer tube long this time.  The Blackburn rack is rubbish (it needed some hefty bending to get it to fit) but it had to be an EX1 to fit the child seat.

It actually is a full carbon seatpost  :o  I assumed it would be an alu wrap job until I took it out of the old frame.

Very nice
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on April 11, 2009, 04:50:58 pm
Carbon  :-X on a Rogerzilla steed?  :-X :-X :-X  ;D

Plus, it, has, ummm, I'm not sure how to tell you this, but, ah, GEARS !!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Charlotte on April 11, 2009, 05:31:35 pm
Pretty bike, Roger.  I'd have gone with a shiny seatpost and stem to match the rest of the silver alloy kit, but I'm anally retentive about such things...
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on April 11, 2009, 05:54:23 pm
I was lucky to get it all for £1000 being as fussy as I was (although I'm only paying 59%, thanks, Darling).  The basic Cheviot now costs that much, without a Brooks, carbon seatpost and upgraded tyres.  There's rampant inflation in the bike market as virtually everything is imported.

Fear not - my commuting bike is, and will remain, a black component-free zone.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on April 11, 2009, 06:36:40 pm
Mike - I thought your bars looked a bit high in the bike-only pic, but you look quite aero when riding. Might want to think about going to straight/s-bend extentions to lower you hands though?

+1

Your front end does look high in relation to the saddle height.

I use straight bars as well and have been lowering them in stages. I can't go as low as I would like but it still improves my back postion and aero I think. I'd love a low rider pursuit frame to get lower, "guts" allowing naturally!

Nice bike Mike; looking forward to seeing your times now.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on April 11, 2009, 06:56:41 pm
IIRC Armstrong and the Discovery team did load of wind tunnel testing and, if a high position helps you breathe better and put more power in, it can outweigh the aerodynamic benefits of a lower position.  Swings and roundabouts.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on April 11, 2009, 07:20:27 pm
IIRC Armstrong and the Discovery team did load of wind tunnel testing and, if a high position helps you breathe better and put more power in, it can outweigh the aerodynamic benefits of a lower position.  Swings and roundabouts.

I assume this one isn't painted by Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen using his 'crackle-glaze' technique?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: David Martin on April 12, 2009, 06:03:48 pm
Igor the tandem which I made myself (photos of construction in .citycycling).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3307/3434372503_ac1011957b_b.jpg)

I made the stoker too, but photos of that process are NOT available.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: hellymedic on April 12, 2009, 11:15:00 pm
<pedant>
You helped make the stoker.
<pedant>

I'm sure you are a clever biomedical scientist but I don't think we can create little stokers in vitro.
Yet
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Fab Foodie on April 13, 2009, 12:51:16 am
The story of my British Eagle Touristique (BET) rennovation (for Fab Foodie, started on another thread and linked to this)

Probably more info than Fab Foodie wanted but he has one hanging in his shed and I think the BET frameset has a reputation good enough to warrant keeping them going.
That's just perfect, LEE, thanks for the trouble taken.
I really must get mine done, just can't decide where to send it to be sprayed  ::-)
Will take a look at the Mercian site, they're not so far away so an early Saturday run up the Motorway might get me sorted  :thumbsup:
Cheers LEE.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: donpedro on April 13, 2009, 09:52:27 am
The story of my British Eagle Touristique (BET) rennovation (for Fab Foodie, started on another thread and linked to this)

Probably more info than Fab Foodie wanted but he has one hanging in his shed and I think the BET frameset has a reputation good enough to warrant keeping them going.
That's just perfect, LEE, thanks for the trouble taken.
I really must get mine done, just can't decide where to send it to be sprayed  ::-)
Will take a look at the Mercian site, they're not so far away so an early Saturday run up the Motorway might get me sorted  :thumbsup:
Cheers LEE.

Lee, + 1! You gave a good ol' steed a new lease on life and future generations will thank you for it!  :thumbsup:

Fab Foodie, if it's not a classic check with firms that do powdercoat. It's cheaper and better in all aspects except maybe outlining the lugs.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on April 13, 2009, 06:33:30 pm
Powdercoat can never take a decent shine though.  I've seen more bad powdercoat than good powdercoat (and this includes my Brompton, which has abysmal paint; it's cracked and allowed rust to start round the seat collar although the bike has never been ridden in the wet).
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: donpedro on April 13, 2009, 07:40:19 pm
Powdercoat can never take a decent shine though.  I've seen more bad powdercoat than good powdercoat (and this includes my Brompton, which has abysmal paint; it's cracked and allowed rust to start round the seat collar although the bike has never been ridden in the wet).

Pilot error and nothing to do with the technique in it self. My experience from four frames is that the softer powdercoat types cling to the surface extremely well, small scratches can be buffed out but it has a dull surface. Harder types will have a reasonable shine but lack depth and may flake of if the surface hasn't been properly prepped. If you want deep luster it can be covered with multiple layers of translucent wet paint. But the coat will be thicker than wet paint witch is why I think it's not such a good choice for a classic lugged frame. There is even special rust proofing under coats but only Brompton can say what went wrong with your bike. More info here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powder_coating)!

A decent wet paint job with a deep shine need multiple coats with sanding in between and will cost more than what most old frames are worth. It wont be as hard wearing and then there's the environmental impact as most of the paint consist of different types of solvents. 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Palinurus on April 13, 2009, 08:15:11 pm
This one isn't very classy. I lent it to someone some years back. Now I've got it back again. On Saturday it got the guards and rack removed, a very good clean, new bar grips, shifters, chain & cassette, hub service, headset adjusted. Needs a new front mech, the current one has loads of play in it, it rattles. I'll change that saddle now it doesn't have guards.

Good to have it back, it's the only bike I now own which is suitable for pulling the trailer.

Thinking of doing a short off-road tour on it next month.

It looks worse up close, it is absolutely covered with dings and scratches and little rust patches.

(http://i.imgur.com/m9vV9Pr.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Palinurus on April 13, 2009, 08:22:31 pm
And the seatpost is stuck, has been for so long I don't think it'll be coming out. It's at the right height anyway.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Gus on April 13, 2009, 08:30:43 pm
Powdercoat can never take a decent shine though.  I've seen more bad powdercoat than good powdercoat (and this includes my Brompton, which has abysmal paint; it's cracked and allowed rust to start round the seat collar although the bike has never been ridden in the wet).

Bad powdercoats are because the frame haven't been properly cleaned, degreased and treated before powdercoating. One finger on the frame and you have a spot where the coating won't bond to the surface.
You can get shiny powdercoats, but you'll never be able to recieve the depth in the coating like if it was wet paint. It will always look dull and dead compared to a good wet painting.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on April 13, 2009, 10:36:13 pm
And the seatpost is stuck, has been for so long I don't think it'll be coming out. It's at the right height anyway.

I froze a seized seatpost out of a steel frame using a product called 'Super Crack' - I should mention that i work for the company that sells it - It is an aerosol which reputedly freezes down to -40!  :o Turned the frame upside down and sprayed it in through the bottle cage bolt hole. Left it for 2 minutes and took the post out by hand. Before that it wouldn't budge in a vice! Available from Euro Car Parts, about £8 IIRC.

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clifftaylor on April 14, 2009, 07:13:13 am
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/clifftaylor/cat5083.jpg)

It's not the prettiest bike I've ever seen (or owned), but I do like it  :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on April 14, 2009, 07:46:30 am
Spot the difference.

(http://www.peeble.com/hewitt.jpg)

I don't think your other one had a Bird-Bath fastened to the crossbar.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: alan on April 14, 2009, 08:19:59 am
That's not a bird bath. It's a bike-bog for on-the-move calls of nature.
What is normally a stand-up answer is a sit-down job & vice versa. :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Andrij on April 14, 2009, 10:30:13 am
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/clifftaylor/cat5083.jpg)

It's not the prettiest bike I've ever seen (or owned), but I do like it  :)

Stealthy.    (But needs black bar tape ;) )
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Palinurus on April 14, 2009, 07:00:44 pm
And the seatpost is stuck, has been for so long I don't think it'll be coming out. It's at the right height anyway.

I froze a seized seatpost out of a steel frame using a product called 'Super Crack' - I should mention that i work for the company that sells it - It is an aerosol which reputedly freezes down to -40!  :o Turned the frame upside down and sprayed it in through the bottle cage bolt hole. Left it for 2 minutes and took the post out by hand. Before that it wouldn't budge in a vice! Available from Euro Car Parts, about £8 IIRC.

J

I'll try it by god!

If it works on this seatpost it'll work on any I reckon.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: David Martin on April 14, 2009, 07:53:53 pm
When I was one I was just begun. When I was two I was nearly new....

My daddy had a bike trailer
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3629/3441762055_501ea4eec3.jpg?v=0)

I liked riding in it

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3353/3442576488_6cb6ccedeb.jpg?v=0)

with my little brother

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3442577730_e6f7663191.jpg?v=0)

My daddy made me a bike trailer too

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3301/3442577036_60d6981def.jpg?v=0)

And I take my little brother for rides.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3319/3441761361_79c0f647d2.jpg?v=0)




Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: chris on April 14, 2009, 08:26:13 pm
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p23/chris415700/acfpics/IMG_1047.jpg)
My Thorn Discovery.

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p23/chris415700/acfpics/IMG_1048.jpg)
Mrs Chris' Thorn Voyager, a bike that I used to ride with a 400mm seat post and a 180mm stem!

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p23/chris415700/acfpics/IMG_1021.jpg)
Tracey the Triplet, the bike that used to be Trevor the Triplet but got renamed when we went touring near the German border in Denmark and people pointed at it and said 'tre saede' (three seats).

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on April 15, 2009, 05:16:02 pm
I'm not a Thorn fan, but those are proper double marathon designs, unlike that George Longstaff abomination that was posted recently.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Torslanda on April 16, 2009, 12:34:39 am
And the seatpost is stuck, has been for so long I don't think it'll be coming out. It's at the right height anyway.

I froze a seized seatpost out of a steel frame using a product called 'Super Crack' - I should mention that i work for the company that sells it - It is an aerosol which reputedly freezes down to -40!  :o Turned the frame upside down and sprayed it in through the bottle cage bolt hole. Left it for 2 minutes and took the post out by hand. Before that it wouldn't budge in a vice! Available from Euro Car Parts, about £8 IIRC.

J

I'll try it by god!

If it works on this seatpost it'll work on any I reckon.

Watford Branch must be just around the corner:

Unit 9B The Imperial Centre

Imperial Way

Watford  WD24 4YH

J
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: David Martin on April 16, 2009, 11:22:50 am

Watford  WD24 4YH


Shouldn't they relocate to somewhere with postcode WD40?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on April 19, 2009, 12:58:27 pm
Maybe a little presumptiuous ... but I'm very excited.

The deposit has been paid to secure this:

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p96/edd_o_brain/Brox.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on April 19, 2009, 04:52:59 pm
Maybe a little presumptiuous ... but I'm very excited.

The deposit has been paid to secure this:

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p96/edd_o_brain/Brox.jpg)

2 Choc-Ices and a 99 please
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on April 19, 2009, 05:43:31 pm
You might go backwards in a headwind  ;)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Climberruss on April 19, 2009, 10:45:42 pm
I reckon you could manage a 200km Audax on that!!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Adrian on April 19, 2009, 10:55:21 pm
Will it be called Elvis?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on April 20, 2009, 09:31:57 am
8) Kewl! 8)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Butterfly on April 20, 2009, 09:51:20 am
It's fantastic! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: bikenerd on April 23, 2009, 08:15:46 pm
Not quite up to lugging fence panels, but here's my Moulton APB on the way to the tip recycling centre this morning:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3656/3468387037_3521663a19_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: gordon taylor on April 25, 2009, 12:03:52 pm
This is the latest incarnation of my Ridgeback Hybrid... commuter... tourer... off-roader...

I stripped it down with the intention of getting it resprayed, but that never happened. With a propstand and that box on the back it is the most useful bike in the shed at the moment. I'd really like some swept-back handlebars too.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_2095.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on April 25, 2009, 06:32:40 pm
Take off the mudguard and rack and it could be an achingly trendy London street fixie.  Sawn-off bars?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Zoidburg on April 25, 2009, 08:01:13 pm
I have seen that bike in the flesh :thumbsup:, I liked the idea enough that yesterday I took a new-ish dawes road bike that had a murdered drive train and rusted cable stops and converted it to the same format.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Greenbank on April 26, 2009, 06:32:30 pm
Take off the mudguard and rack and it could be an achingly trendy London street fixie.

The chain tensioner is a bit of a giveaway though, most of the fakengers in London at least attempt to continue to pedal whilst braking to try and hide the fact they're on singlespeed.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on April 30, 2009, 01:01:42 pm
Now equipped for the club evening 10's, which start this evening. I'm hoping that I won't need to spend any more £££'s on this one (at least for the rest of the year) - it's been quite an expensive project! Of course next year I'll want a full-on carbon time trial bike with disc wheel, aero helmet... and it goes on. ;)

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/29042009009_600x450.jpg) (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh288/whackson/Principia%20Evolution%202004/29042009009.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Moloko on April 30, 2009, 01:09:19 pm
Very nice. How many 'rounds per minute' do those machine guns spit out?
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on April 30, 2009, 01:13:04 pm
Am I meant to cut those down a bit? I don't know... I tried it up and down the road last night and I can get what I think is a good aero tuck position with the arm rests near my elbows and my hands gripping not far from the end of the bar.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Moloko on April 30, 2009, 01:18:20 pm
Am I meant to cut those down a bit? I don't know...
Absolutely not. You might decide to move onto pastures new and they're not really resellable
if butchered. JMO.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on April 30, 2009, 01:20:13 pm
The instructions were pretty useless - I think they were for an earlier model of bar.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Moloko on April 30, 2009, 01:22:36 pm
It's sooooo WoMD.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on April 30, 2009, 01:34:31 pm
Wheels of Massive Distinction?  :P
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Climberruss on April 30, 2009, 11:13:40 pm
Nice classy machinery!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on April 30, 2009, 11:21:33 pm
Now equipped for the club evening 10's, which start this evening.
well this thing does not need go faster stripes, it looks fast already, lovely :)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Giropaul on May 01, 2009, 09:24:35 am
Am I meant to cut those down a bit? I don't know... I tried it up and down the road last night and I can get what I think is a good aero tuck position with the arm rests near my elbows and my hands gripping not far from the end of the bar.

And move big bales about on the local farm should it be necessary!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: токамак on May 01, 2009, 10:00:36 am
 ;)

Now that I've used them in anger (last night's club 10 (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=229.msg328156#msg328156)) I can fully appreciate what a difference they make, comfortable and stable too. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Frenchie on May 01, 2009, 10:05:32 am
I haven't cut my bars either... They look pretty much like yours and are really comfy.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Dinamo on May 01, 2009, 01:57:27 pm
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee253/ianrsparrow/DSC00410.jpg)

Another Evening 10s convert, added new wheels and tri-bars.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: GruB on May 01, 2009, 03:05:12 pm
Before and After

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1030024.jpg)(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1030084.jpg)

Set up for the Brevet Cymru
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: De Sisti on May 01, 2009, 03:35:38 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3593/3491484894_fa810cbbbe.jpg?v=0)
                                     Oct-Mar bike



(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3590/3491482994_3a6082e2a3.jpg?v=0)
                                     Mar-Sep bike


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3490666707_bc90270c45.jpg?v=0)
                      Warm weather/Overseas holiday/Sportive bike

 

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: LEE on May 01, 2009, 03:42:18 pm
[img height=480 width=640 http://Bike - Paul Hewitt 2 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28886154@N07/3491484894/in/photostream)]http://Oct-Mar bike[/img]

[img height=480 width=640 http://Bike - Longstaffe 1 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28886154@N07/3491482994/in/photostream)]http://Mar-Sep bike[/img]

[img height=480 width=640 http://Bike - XACD Titanium 2 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28886154@N07/3490666707/in/photostream)]http://Warm weather/Overseas holiday/Sportive Warm weather bike[/img]

I couldn't get it to show the bikes, only the links  :(



Click on your image, select properties then paste the "Address (URL)"

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3593/3491484894_fa810cbbbe.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sigurd Mudtracker on May 01, 2009, 08:52:06 pm
Before and After

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1030024.jpg)(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/GruuB/P1030084.jpg)

Set up for the Brevet Cymru

I like the porta-potty that comes with the "After" version  - carbon fibre or titanium?   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on May 02, 2009, 12:15:53 pm
Are they the same wheels?  Not a silly question - a front wheel will often stand up to an impact that destroys the frame and fork.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: mike on May 02, 2009, 02:08:33 pm

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3490666707_bc90270c45.jpg?v=0)
                      Warm weather/Overseas holiday/Sportive bike


nice bike!!

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/bike.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: woollypigs on May 02, 2009, 06:28:36 pm
Our new babies :)

(http://blog.woollypigs.com/uploaded_images/dsc00229-741933.jpg)

Happy Happy

(http://blog.woollypigs.com/uploaded_images/dsc00230-742008.jpg)

Joy Joy

(http://blog.woollypigs.com/uploaded_images/dsc00231-742546.jpg)

Lovely aren't they ?

Now we just need to christen them.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: De Sisti on May 02, 2009, 06:43:50 pm

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3490666707_bc90270c45.jpg?v=0)
                      Warm weather/Overseas holiday/Sportive bike
(xacd.com for not a lot of money. Chorus 10s egros, Chorus calipers bottom bracket, rear mech, Centaur front mech, Record chainset, Wolber Tx profil rims, Dura Ace rear hub, Shimano 600 front hub, Highpath 9s cassette, generic handlebar,stem, Bontrager race lite lux saddle, Time ATAC pedals, Michelin Krylion Carbon tyres, Acorn small saddlebag).


nice bike!!

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/bike.jpg)

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: peliroja on May 02, 2009, 08:37:41 pm
Our new babies :)

(http://blog.woollypigs.com/uploaded_images/dsc00229-741933.jpg)

Happy Happy

(http://blog.woollypigs.com/uploaded_images/dsc00230-742008.jpg)

Joy Joy

(http://blog.woollypigs.com/uploaded_images/dsc00231-742546.jpg)

Lovely aren't they ?

Now we just need to christen them.


They are indeed beautiful. Mine is last year's version and was therefore £50 cheaper. Even more beautiful!
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JohnP on May 02, 2009, 08:44:28 pm
They are indeed beautiful. Mine is last year's version and was therefore £50 cheaper. Even more beautiful!

But it looks a bit big for you AND IT'S GREEN !!!!

I think I prefer woolypigs red (burgundy?) but he may find it a tad crapmed.





They both look rather desirable. 
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Butterfly on May 02, 2009, 11:14:22 pm
Peli's should be Clara, as in Long Distance Clara from Pigeon Street. :D
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: JT on May 03, 2009, 09:29:02 am
Our new babies :)

(http://blog.woollypigs.com/uploaded_images/dsc00229-741933.jpg)

Happy Happy

(http://blog.woollypigs.com/uploaded_images/dsc00230-742008.jpg)

Joy Joy

(http://blog.woollypigs.com/uploaded_images/dsc00231-742546.jpg)

Lovely aren't they ?

Now we just need to christen them.



Marvellous! I so wanted a green one but had to settle for blue in the end.

The dark red looks really nice too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Clare on May 03, 2009, 10:50:20 am
I'll be interested to know how the paint survives on the red one (Peli's?), Vern's LHT is that colour and it has peeled really badly - looks like a bad case of psoriasis  :o.

Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on May 03, 2009, 11:54:45 am
Can't wait to see you two out on their bikes when they are built up. His and hers!

...I must get a picture of his and hers Spesh Tricrii (plural of tricross?)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on May 03, 2009, 01:19:55 pm
I almost bought a LHT, but the "complete bike" rule in Cyclescheme was an obstacle.  The LBS gave me a quote for building one but when I asked to change a few bits I could never get a revised quote out of them (despite actually going in there twice) so I gave up and bought the Hewitt.  The geometry is remarkably similar, and I wouldn't be surprised if they come out of the same Taiwanese frame foundry.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: peliroja on May 03, 2009, 01:23:17 pm
Clare - that doesn't sound good about Vern's paintjob. I'll be keeping a close eye on mine, then. :(
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on May 03, 2009, 01:58:50 pm
The metamorphosis of Bikenerd's old jalopy is complete.  It now has a Proper Matching Fork built by Argos to the measurements of the previous one (55mm offset, tight bend, long blades for the original 27" clearance otherwise the whole bike would slope forwards).

The brakes are also new - the Alhongas worked well, but these were cheap and a bit nicer, as well as not being rusty.

Purists will hate the A-headset, MTB stem (they're 25.4 bars) and 65mm of spacers, but it works better than a quill and you can't muck up the finish when adjusting the bearings.

(http://www.peeble.com/fork1.jpg)

(http://www.peeble.com/fork2.jpg)

(http://www.peeble.com/fork3.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: ed_o_brain on May 03, 2009, 02:25:21 pm
Like the bar tape and the lugs at the fork crown!

On the subject of his and hers then:

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p96/edd_o_brain/007.jpg)

And another one I haven't posted yet:

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p96/edd_o_brain/006-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: Sigurd Mudtracker on May 03, 2009, 06:35:03 pm
I couldn't resist.  I'll post a review in the Folders section, but in the meantime here is my new Brompton S6L...

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h158/torfness/Brompton-at-Dipple-2.jpg)

(sorry about the vegetation - not the world's best photo)
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: rogerzilla on May 03, 2009, 06:44:09 pm
That's an interesting colour scheme.  What's the new alu seatpost like?  I have the Ti one, which used to be the lightweight option.
Title: Re: Members' bikes
Post by: clarion on May 03, 2009, 09:45: