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by enigmatic
10 Jul 2016, 9:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alan Richards ???
Replies: 25
Views: 7376

Re: Alan Richards ???

I bet if you take off the cable guide there are some more numbers underneath it.
by enigmatic
8 Jul 2016, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alan Richards ???
Replies: 25
Views: 7376

Re: Alan Richards ???

Alan used to refurbish all makes of frames and sometimes put his own decals on, especially if he couldn't source original ones. If you post the full frame number then maybe someone can help. For instance, I believe Raleigh used several styles of frame numbers and 1971 started with an 'F'. Have a loo...
by enigmatic
22 Jan 2015, 10:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: curved seat stays
Replies: 9
Views: 1816

Re: curved seat stays

And the press had to airbrush the frame makers name to satisfy the powers that were!
by enigmatic
22 Jan 2015, 10:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Local to me cyclist killed
Replies: 2
Views: 2251

Re: Local to me cyclist killed

Follow up report http://goo.gl/lulkHb
by enigmatic
21 Jan 2015, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FiberFix Spoke
Replies: 4
Views: 751

FiberFix Spoke

A friend of mine used one some years ago when on tour in a hilly part of Provence. Got the wheel true enough to get him and his loaded bike to the nearest bike shop where a metal spoke was purchased and fitted. I've been meaning to get one ever since. Ideal if you're not carrying a correct length sp...
by enigmatic
14 Jan 2015, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake recessed allen nut problem.
Replies: 11
Views: 1463

Re: Brake recessed allen nut problem.

Probably too simple, but still worth asking - have you drenched everything in plus gas or wd40 and left it to soak overnight before trying the wiggly stuff?
by enigmatic
16 Dec 2014, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken clip on SKS muguards
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

Re: Broken clip on SKS muguards

Those attachments supplied with new guards are useless and never last. Both my winter frames came with tapped eyes built in to the rear brake bridge. I drill a small hole in the mudguard then a suitably shortened stay screw/Allen bolt to secure it. That's fine if you have sufficient wheel clearance,...
by enigmatic
8 Dec 2014, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Code for buying from Cotswold Outdoor
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: Code for buying from Cotswold Outdoor

Just present your CTC membership card at the till and you'll get the discount.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my SM-T310 using Forum Fiend v1.2.11.
by enigmatic
8 Dec 2014, 6:21pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Enigma Bikes
Replies: 11
Views: 21498

Re: Enigma Bikes

I've been riding Enigma frames for about 8 years now and have always dealt directly with them for purchase of both frames and accessories, and a couple of after sales issues. So far as I'm concerned their communication, sales and service is amongst the best I have known. Of course I can't speak for ...
by enigmatic
4 Dec 2013, 7:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Les Lowe
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

Les Lowe

It is with great sadness that I have to report that Les Lowe, Speedwell BC, passed away this morning in Burton General Hospital after some years of ongoing health problems, and after suffering a heart attack last week. Les was well known all over the Midlands, and indeed the country. He recorded wel...
by enigmatic
14 Aug 2012, 3:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frameset identification
Replies: 20
Views: 2728

Re: Frameset identification

the 03 could be the frame builder
by enigmatic
13 Aug 2012, 6:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frameset identification
Replies: 20
Views: 2728

Re: Frameset identification

Methinks it could be a Mercian. Lug cutouts and rear stays look familiar but can't confirm the frame number. Give them a call and see if they recognise it.
by enigmatic
6 Aug 2012, 3:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alan Richards ???
Replies: 25
Views: 7376

Re: Alan Richards ???

Conversation taken off line :)
by enigmatic
6 Aug 2012, 9:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alan Richards ???
Replies: 25
Views: 7376

Re: Alan Richards ???

wiltshirelass wrote: Does he still ride does anyone know?

Only in dire emergencies :lol: