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by Ugly
23 Aug 2020, 6:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who has had a frame made ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1852

Re: Who has had a frame made ?

What did you choose Allin x 5, Emperor Sport x 2, Cliff Shrub, Tandem, Evans, Tricycle did you get what you wanted Most of the time Did you know what you wanted Yes Is it the best bike you've ever ridden Bianchi Infinito What would you do differently next time nothing Who made it see above Have you ...
by Ugly
11 Aug 2020, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: early BSA ladies cycle
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: early BSA ladies cycle

A Brief Note on BSA Cycle Frame Dating Frame numbers are a notoriously poor guide to BSA dating. They were not sequential and there are no known company records. However, in the V-CC BSA file are the ledgers from Astleys of Oldham (1934 to 70) who were a large volume seller (50 to 120 bikes a year)....
by Ugly
7 Aug 2020, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Askew
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: Askew

I just love Easter Eggs, amusing little treats within apps. There was one in Quark Express where an alien would come on screen and use his ray gun to delete grouped elements.
by Ugly
6 Aug 2020, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace bottom bracket on O’Brien -Sapphire
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Replace bottom bracket on O’Brien -Sapphire

I have done a search for Thompson bottom bracket parts and there are a few out there that would take cottered cranks, or you could just use the missing bits. I have recently picked up a bike fitted with a Shimano Thompson style double chainset.
by Ugly
1 Aug 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My bike is worn out and I need a new one.
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: My bike is worn out and I need a new one.

Your lucky after 60+ years of cycling my body is worn out, and no chance of a new one.
by Ugly
27 Jul 2020, 2:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: looking for UK cycle saddle refurbisher ?
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: looking for UK cycle saddle refurbisher ?

Tony Colegrave is still advertising in the current V-CC yearbook
by Ugly
12 Jul 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: spoke length calculators
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: spoke length calculators

Thanks all
by Ugly
11 Jul 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: spoke length calculators
Replies: 7
Views: 227

spoke length calculators

What do people consider the best/easiest to use? I will be building with vintage hubs and rims so data bases unless ancient are of little use.
by Ugly
9 Jul 2020, 4:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1930's (?)Trike Frame, frame number on head lug
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: 1930's (?)Trike Frame, frame number on head lug

We have chatted before on on3wheels there I use my given name iankm.... David will be in touch with pix of his Grubb, he will get your email from the V-CC Yearbook.
by Ugly
9 Jul 2020, 12:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1930's (?)Trike Frame, frame number on head lug
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: 1930's (?)Trike Frame, frame number on head lug

I've spoken to David and confirmed that his trike is a Grubb with the number on the top head lug facing forward. Perhaps some pix to the V-CC Grubb ME might confirm it. I have seen David's trike and it certainly looks similar.
by Ugly
6 Jul 2020, 11:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Orbea Orca Aero 2020 - lack of Orbea reviews?
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Orbea Orca Aero - lack of Orbea reviews?

Some here Review: Orbea Orca Aero M20 Team | road.cc
by Ugly
3 Jul 2020, 5:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1930's (?)Trike Frame, frame number on head lug
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: 1930's (?)Trike Frame, frame number on head lug

As in my previous post it is a Grubb as in Freddie. I have emailed David asking him about the position of the frame number. He is a long standing V-CC member so his details are in the yearbook. We have chatted before on on3wheels there I use my given name iank....
by Ugly
2 Jul 2020, 6:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1930's (?)Trike Frame, frame number on head lug
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: 1930's (?)Trike Frame, frame number on head lug

I am fairly sure my friend David Hibbard's Grubb trike has its number on the head lug
by Ugly
27 Jun 2020, 11:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small(er) wheeled bikes - non folding!
Replies: 32
Views: 988

Re: Small(er) wheeled bikes - non folding!

Thanks for your kind comments guys. It gets ridden regularly and is a very pleasant ride.
by Ugly
26 Jun 2020, 12:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small(er) wheeled bikes - non folding!
Replies: 32
Views: 988

Re: Small(er) wheeled bikes - non folding!

This is my 1965 Moulton Automatic with a duomatic 2 speed and coaster hub. £25 at a jumble plus a lot of time and some money.