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by whoops
21 Mar 2016, 4:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1731
Views: 487521

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

This is a 20.5in. c/c, 1953 "Rivetts of Leytonstone" an east London builder. They didn't build machines for many years. But did sponsor several well known riders. It is actually 21in from centre to the top of the seat tube which protrudes above the crossbar which is the size it shows on the receipt. It was built for a young lady which accounts for the low stand-over height.
by whoops
14 Mar 2016, 8:27pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 376677

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Ever Moor
by whoops
12 Mar 2016, 9:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1731
Views: 487521

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

reohn2 wrote:Looks interesting,would like to see some detail shots :)


more pics
by whoops
11 Mar 2016, 9:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How times change.
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: How times change.

I'm 82 next month, but only ride in the garage on a turbo in the last couple of years. Peace of mind for " 'erindors," because of traffic volume, and she don't want to be a bike widow and spend all day on her own. The parrot's not a lot of company.
by whoops
11 Mar 2016, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1731
Views: 487521

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

1977 Rory O'Brien from Romford shop, in Essex, powder coated copper on chrome base. Fast back, Prugnet lugs.
by whoops
28 Nov 2015, 4:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what are these off of?
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: what are these off of?

Thanks Gents. I'll put them in the froing for gee section section.
by whoops
28 Nov 2015, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what are these off of?
Replies: 5
Views: 583

what are these off of?

Slightly curved one-piece blocks obviously from centre-pull brakes. What brakes would they be that has intergrated stud into the block with no separate shoe?
by whoops
16 Nov 2015, 7:32pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 376677

Re: It's about time we had more fun

tamerisk tree
by whoops
16 Nov 2015, 7:25pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8709
Views: 335710

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

My preciousssssss little puncture outfit, where's the chalk and the blackboard?" "Yes," replied Miss Honey, but Matilda the Tank had grommets, rivets, bungs, and a rather leaky bottle of Milk of Magnesia with Pinot Grigio chopped rats claws and Rhubarb Crumble topped with green-wellie-wearing Santa Fe train drivers and glue sniffers leading sniffer dogs on a wilde Oscar chase, missing the BAFTAs, don't push me over the top said Mr Grumpy to Prof Plum, Reverend Green and Mr Potato Head.

"J'accuse!" wrote Colonel Saunders, "The Chicken Itza pyramid was inverted, pointing upwards towards the centre of the nest, but the ostrich (whose asinine posterior, soaked in tequila and raspberry flavoured rum was aflame) screeched in agony and plunged its Southern Discomfort into a tortilla wrap. A cloud of Wordsworths, wandered lonely by a river talking to the train drivers about wheels and sprockets, when round the bend came Harpic, the forgotten Marx sister, flushed with Mother's Pride and Mars Bars with washboard of lemming pizazz. "But he's dead!" shouted Hardy, pointing at Laurel, lucky, ducky, dandy sang to Andy Pandy and Little boy Blue blew him to bits. Round the corner, the local pub served wenches without bottoms on their tops and sides, the filling was better than the Blue Lagoon Hotpot with dumplings and lost NHS gnashers. A copy of Navy News was too hot to pass round the W.I. so passed my driving test in the altogether brilliant groin elevator, borrowed from the prosthetic appendage toyshop next door to Joe's Horse Burger and Truss Clinic for pawnbroker's balls hanging
by whoops
15 Nov 2015, 11:22am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Is this cat going up or down the stairs?
Replies: 34
Views: 5392

Re: Is this cat going up or down the stairs?

I'm purrfectly sure it has taken steps to descend this staircase. A meowvellous example of an optical illusion. OK. So it's a paw attempt at humour!
by whoops
27 Oct 2015, 9:36pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 376677

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Away day
by whoops
2 Sep 2015, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: whines!
Replies: 7
Views: 4503

Re: whines!

Well. Froome won the Tour and the accusations seemed to have dropped and the sour grapes appear to be sweetening once more!
by whoops
30 Jul 2015, 3:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can they all be[er]
Replies: 6
Views: 3619

Can they all be[er]

It appears that every time I get a bottled beer whether it's a micro brewery or an old established brewery it seems to be "An award-winning beer" which beggars the question do people actually drink these beers or just sit around pontificating about it while stroking their beards. Don't they make a normal bitter now that's tasty and not an award-winning beer?
by whoops
26 Jul 2015, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electric gear shifting?
Replies: 282
Views: 9682

Re: Electric gear shifting?

If you want to go back to basics and the spirit of cycling why don't we all revert to a single-speed free or fixed wheel?
by whoops
21 Jul 2015, 6:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: whines!
Replies: 7
Views: 4503

Re: whines!

Is that what all the stage winners will be showering each other with next year?