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by cyclingthelakes
2 Jan 2011, 1:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2739
Views: 366739

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

can anyone give me info on this bike aerospace 400 79 i think shimano 600 front derailer 600 "Arabesque"? rear derailer and hubs wienmann brakes sakei cranks and casette no name on rims have replaced spokes for s/steel and am thinking of upgrading b/bracket cranks chainset as reading roun...
by cyclingthelakes
24 Dec 2010, 7:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2739
Views: 366739

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

How odd, very odd here Christmas Eve and Viscount Bicycles threw me a curve I haven't seen... what is that you may ask?? Busaste and everyone?? A branded leather Viscount saddle. Ebay # 260694489959 / and I put this other frame in while I'm here, 200550890712 , has a torch holder, frame only but kin...
by cyclingthelakes
21 Dec 2010, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What's your favourite Chrismas song?
Replies: 31
Views: 1184

Re: What's your favourite Chrismas song?

Don't ask me this question or you will get a serious answer. Actually love Noel/Nowell and Air Supply does a good version. We Three Kings,some folk groups can do a fantastic version of this I have heard. Also, not a big fan of Elvis but his Blue Christmas and even Here comes Santa Claus are very wel...
by cyclingthelakes
20 Dec 2010, 12:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tracks in the snow
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Tracks in the snow

There's a moose loose aboot this hoose.


Good song at youtube. Great music from that era.
by cyclingthelakes
19 Dec 2010, 7:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tracks in the snow
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Tracks in the snow

I did a bit of research recently on deer so please forgive a bit of meandering here, among the biggest types of deer ever were Irish Elk, they were almost 7 feet tall at the shoulders alone!! Can you imagine that! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Elk The biggest kind of deer presently are in fact,...
by cyclingthelakes
19 Dec 2010, 5:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame Blasting & Powder coating
Replies: 18
Views: 3571

Re: Frame Blasting & Powder coating

I read this morning, someone had their frame powder coated with clear coat. Does this make sense? If one has a frame in fairly good shape, then go this route? I hadn't heard of this.
by cyclingthelakes
19 Dec 2010, 5:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aching wrist
Replies: 18
Views: 1066

Re: Aching wrist

Those suffering from some of these aches might try Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamin, these kinds of supplements. I know there have been a few of these "numb" hands threads out so I brought this up on a search as I could not find the last one.
by cyclingthelakes
19 Dec 2010, 1:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tracks in the snow
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Tracks in the snow

I'm disappointed to look into this thread, I thought Mick was going to treat us to some poetry but I guess I can't complain about a nice photograph. Buck, a big buck I saw not long ago, he had well developed antlers, maybe the best I had ever seen in the wild. I was out in a park and this gentleman ...
by cyclingthelakes
17 Dec 2010, 7:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My weekend - a rant.
Replies: 34
Views: 2619

Re: My weekend - a rant.

...I might as well put this under the rant section. I think it's developing into the "stuff I bought and should have taken back" (but I'm too honest to do so) section :wink: It's interesting that vintage clothing is in but wearing that kind of a sweatsuit in a gym/weight room would look s...
by cyclingthelakes
17 Dec 2010, 9:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My weekend - a rant.
Replies: 34
Views: 2619

Re: My weekend - a rant.

At the charity shop a few years ago I got what I take is a '70s era sweatsuit, basically a vibrant turquoise or aqua colour, maybe robin's egg blue but otherwise much like in this photo I found on the web, no, that certainly is not me. It works well as a base layer in the winter. It works to keep on...
by cyclingthelakes
15 Dec 2010, 3:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gym Leg Exercises: Can it really help in Cycling??
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: Gym Leg Exercises: Can it really help in Cycling??

Here is an illustration of the "Prone" leg weight lifting machine, not sure if I said that exactly right but "Prone" is in there, I read it yesterday. This machine seems very uncomfortable to me but that may mean it does it's duty well. http://www.advantagemedical.com/shop/images...
by cyclingthelakes
14 Dec 2010, 6:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lighter bikes a waste of money???
Replies: 50
Views: 4418

Re: Lighter bikes a waste of money???

Wheels as mentioned is a big deal.

Makes me wonder about some of the really exorbitant priced ones one sees. Maybe better to get these expensive wheels and forgo a new bike if one has a decent frame to begin with??? Yet, it's difficult for me to pay so much only on wheels.
by cyclingthelakes
14 Dec 2010, 5:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: An unashamed plug for my hero.
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: An unashamed plug for my hero.

http://protourquebecmontreal.com/news/14/104/Retour-vers-le-passe/ Pierre Gachon in these nostalgic pictures wearing the Maple Leaf. So, I take it he was French Canadian/ Canadien in their language and a subject of the British Empire. Tony Hoar may well have been a Canadian as well back in the day. ...
by cyclingthelakes
14 Dec 2010, 5:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gym Leg Exercises: Can it really help in Cycling??
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Gym Leg Exercises: Can it really help in Cycling??

To the main point of my question during these winter months if one works with exercise equipment or even exercising at home, for example, squats, can working on the leg muscles, quadriceps, glutes, etc. really have an effect on one's cycling when the weather gets better? Would any exercises be recom...
by cyclingthelakes
14 Dec 2010, 4:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Worth watching to the end ....
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Worth watching to the end ....

Speaking of fatalities, not sure if it was mentioned anywhere on these forums but 10 days ago, there was a tragedy where Seven cyclists were killed by a motorist in Italy. The motorist is an immigrant from Morocco and was using drugs and who had no license to drive, his license had been taken away f...