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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #125 on: October 01, 2015, 11:13:27 pm »
A customer made an offer on the tandem 'as is' so now I need a Winter project. Over to Cycleman . . .
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #126 on: October 02, 2015, 09:49:44 am »
From my experiment with tandem ownership (no, we didn't ride it much) I'd concur that the captain needs the controls. Especially for stuff as critical as brakes.

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #127 on: February 27, 2016, 04:13:06 pm »
Been a while since this thread was updated.

Here's a couple I finished recently.

The dreaded TT bike is done.



Despite knowing diddly squat about bike fitting and aerobar setup the customer is happy with the position and we only needed a couple of minor tweeks.

Here's a commuting weapon.



A new lease of life for an old steel frame, DP18 rims with a hub dynamo, 46x18 gearing and a Regal copy saddle.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #128 on: February 28, 2016, 11:23:29 am »
Love that Peugeot :thumbsup:

Wait, the TT bike was a Ribble?! You should've said ;)

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #129 on: March 13, 2016, 01:39:34 pm »
The first refurb completed this year.



Can't call it a restoration, although it has more original bits than that bloody Spitfire that Guy Martin was involved with!



1954 Royal Enfield 'Mayfly', 531. Rebuilt with a modern fork and a bastardised Stronglight headset, due to non-availability of 60-odd year old components that haven't been manufactured for decades. Sturmey hub brakes with a 5 speed rear, laced onto 23mm repro rims. Alloy but look chromed. Modern bars, stem & seatpost. The saddle is only there to stop you poking your eye out, the customer has a Brooks...
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #130 on: March 13, 2016, 09:08:15 pm »
Purdy. I think that rear mudguard needs pulling in a bit at the back though.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #131 on: March 16, 2016, 10:55:00 pm »
I enjoyed building this one. Acquired via this very forum, 650A wheels with a 7 speed cog, Stronglight 185 with a single 46 ring, North Road bars.



Lady took it with a click-on front basket. Given she runs TWO hostelries (about 3/4 mile apart) you could say this is a true PUB BIKE

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #132 on: March 17, 2016, 11:46:46 am »
Very well done, sir.. 

I am very glad that something that has been languishing in my shed for years could become useful once more.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #133 on: March 17, 2016, 06:41:19 pm »
Been a while since this thread was updated.

Here's a couple I finished recently.

The dreaded TT bike is done.



Despite knowing diddly squat about bike fitting and aerobar setup the customer is happy with the position and we only needed a couple of minor tweeks.

Here's a commuting weapon.



A new lease of life for an old steel frame, DP18 rims with a hub dynamo, 46x18 gearing and a Regal copy saddle.

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #134 on: March 17, 2016, 07:12:33 pm »
Yes it is, when we were in France. There is at least one other photo, featuring me, in the shop.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #135 on: March 17, 2016, 09:50:07 pm »
This one . . .



One of the best pictures I have ever taken. BTW I'm no photographer, just a 'happy snapper'.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #136 on: March 17, 2016, 10:13:58 pm »
Just full of all sorts of essence, that!

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #137 on: April 24, 2016, 11:13:41 am »
I'm very pleased with this build. The lady was not confident of getting a bike that fitted her, being quite short, an upright position helps with confidence for inexperienced riders. She wanted a rack and full mudguards. I showed her the frame and she liked the colour scheme.


 
Look past the Carrera decals and you will find decent quality components. Lockout fork, the front end is so tall a suspension fork is the only option, simple cable disc brakes and a pair of disc specific wheels. Schwalbe Tyrago 42mm tyres are a good towpath/tarmac compromise. I'll happily ride cycle paths on slicks but beginners like to see a tread on the tyre.



I hope she gets as much pleasure from the bike as I got from building it.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #138 on: May 11, 2016, 12:00:23 am »
Thanks to Polar Bear for hooking me up with the new owner of this Orbit.



It did of course belong to Redshift OTP and was fully ovehauled with new tyres, bar tape, saddle & post and got the transmission fettled before going to its new home in Warwickshire.

I know Gus will love riding it because he said it reminded him so much of his first road bike. This makes me very happy.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #139 on: June 06, 2017, 12:28:14 am »
A whole year since I posted anything here...

I finished this one today. A Bobbin Bramble with 650a wheels conerted to FWD e-bike. As Polar Bear has pointed out elsewhere these aren't the easiest wheels to build, 12 guage spokes don't like being bent and it's a laborious process reaming out 36 spoke holes to 5mm.



Big thanks to Polar Bear for help with spokes, there's a cheque in the post . . .
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #140 on: June 06, 2017, 07:01:29 am »
A whole year since I posted anything here...

I finished this one today. A Bobbin Bramble with 650a wheels conerted to FWD e-bike. As Polar Bear has pointed out elsewhere these aren't the easiest wheels to build, 12 guage spokes don't like being bent and it's a laborious process reaming out 36 spoke holes to 5mm.



Big thanks to Polar Bear for help with spokes, there's a cheque in the post . . .

Interesting. I like the 'double decker' rack for the battery.

The hub drive looks tidier than the B-Fun style motors, but does fwd ride ok?

Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #141 on: June 06, 2017, 08:48:48 am »
Received wisdom is that FWD on a bike is awesome because it always pulls in the same direction as the steering.  I imagine you could get more tyre slippage on very steep wet climbs, but not many people will have to deal with that sort of thing.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #142 on: June 06, 2017, 09:04:14 am »
FWD rides superbly in my limited experience.   

Very nice build there Mr. T.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #143 on: June 06, 2017, 09:07:19 am »
In practice, because there isn't a throttle, the assistance is unobtrusive.

Sure, switch off and it's a heavy bike but it does exactly what it says on the tin box . . .
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #144 on: June 06, 2017, 08:00:57 pm »
Thanks John. Certainly looks very nice

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #145 on: December 20, 2017, 05:54:59 pm »
Apologies for posting a link to Mr Zuckerberg's Walled Garden but I think the results of this restoration will mitigate that somewhat.

For the record this job has nothing to do with John's Bikes. Vintage Bicycles Holland is the brainchild of Arthur van Rooij, based in Heeswijk, Netherlands. He buys and sells classic steel and has a personal collection of exotica most of us could only wish for.

Click on the link but before you do, put the kettle on, make yourself a mug of your favourite muscle relaxant, put your feet up and see what dedication, singlemindedness and probably a good deal of cash can bring you. I think even Roger will be impressed. I certainly am . . .
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