Author Topic: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread  (Read 24480 times)

clarion

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2014, 11:45:57 am »




Strange question to have to ask, but, since it wasn't me that fitted the tyres, I need to.  I recall I wanted to put latex tubes on this, but had trouble finding them.  I can't recall if we got any in the end.  If not, then I need to be concerned abou thow fast the tyres lose pressure.  If so, I shall know I can be more cavalier about p*nct*re risks ;)
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2014, 06:59:17 pm »
Tubes are most definitely, in no particular order, pink, latex, very light and quite leaky . .  .  :thumbsup:
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2014, 07:01:12 pm »
Aha!  As I hoped. :thumbsup:
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2014, 08:07:19 pm »
Tubes are most definitely, in no particular order, pink, latex, very light and quite leaky . .  .  :thumbsup:

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2014, 11:01:28 pm »
In discussion with Tiermat about replicating that bike, but in red.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2014, 12:26:54 pm »
In discussion with Tiermat about replicating that bike, but in red.

With your name on it, presumably?  ;D

Would Sir prefer gold or black hubs . . . ?   O:-)
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2014, 01:20:45 am »
Moving into the final stages of this build. These are pics of the first 'dry' assembly



This is a disc braked Boardman Urban Comp. Built with a brand new 45cm frame and Mosso post mount fork.



New Mavic/Shimano wheels with 25mm Rubinos, compact Sora with Tiagra mechs & BB5 road discs.



Forza saddle, stem & seatpost, BBB bars & headset. We don't, as yet, have a final decision on pedals.

The young lady who has ordered the bike quite literally did the happy dance when she saw it!
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2014, 11:19:07 pm »
Sold!



Sold!

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2014, 04:20:27 pm »
singlespeed conversion on a Gary Fisher X-Calibre



Lovely light steel frame . . .
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2014, 09:51:57 am »
Had a revamp of the shop window.



Now I keep looking up and wondering what bloke in cycling gear is doing in the window . . .  ;D

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2014, 09:55:42 am »
That bike looks like Phanta-bait to me.

jogler

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2014, 04:49:58 pm »
How much is that doggy fixie in the window?

Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2014, 05:19:51 pm »
That bike looks like Phanta-bait to me.

I'm not looking... :hand:

(What size is it, torslanda? Just out of interest, of course!)

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2014, 07:55:48 pm »
50cm but why would you ask if you're not looking . . . ?  :demon:
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2014, 07:32:49 pm »
Ah. Too small. Phew!

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2014, 09:42:23 pm »
How much is that doggy fixie in the window?

Haven't got round to pricing the display yet! When it's finished £329
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2014, 10:46:07 pm »
So. A customer asks for a singlespeed for commuting. There ya go!

80s Raleigh 531



Carbon bars & brake levers



Handbuilt NOS MA3s on RSX hubs with a cassette conversion



If anyone needs the colour it's pastel blue RAL5024

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 . . . and I didn't have any so nyah na na-naaaa naaaa.

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2014, 10:55:01 pm »
Very nice.

Though blue and yellow is a wonderful combination (I may be biased), that needs either a white or dark blue chain ring.  Personally, I'd go for white.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2014, 10:59:27 pm »
It's actually gold anodised . . .
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2014, 11:03:10 pm »
In the realm of heraldry and vexilology, yellow = gold = yellow. ;)

Regardless, it's still a nice machine and I'd gladly ride that.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2014, 12:21:29 am »
. . . it's still a nice machine and I'd gladly ride that.

Why thank you!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2014, 10:23:09 pm »
I was reminded about this one last night. It belongs to Peter's brother, Trevor.



Pictures of the original paintwork have been banned by the Geneva convention can be found elsewhere on the forum.



The seatpost has been changed too.



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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2014, 10:29:05 pm »
Mmm, nice.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2014, 10:42:53 pm »
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