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by peetee
19 Aug 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Recycling Myth?
Replies: 70
Views: 1532

Re: The Recycling Myth?

I was in Halfords today. At the till I was asked for my email address. I thought this was another thinly veiled attempt to drown me with spam but apparently it's their way of offering a paper-free alternative receipt. I declined, preferring to maintain my anonymous cash purchase and the machine then...
by peetee
19 Aug 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The adventure begins!
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: The adventure begins!

brynpoeth wrote:Plus Two, I just subscribed
Please to post photos too, are you learning Cornish?

Maybe, sometime. It seems I have met rather more of them than when last I was living here. 30 years ago everyone here seemed to be from Kent !
by peetee
19 Aug 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The adventure begins!
Replies: 5
Views: 197

The adventure begins!

...or, how to reclaim your life. After raising one and a half families, working in various professions for 30+ years including running a 7 day a week bike repair business for the past 8 years the opportunity arose to move away from Southampton and re-discover cycling first handed rather than tool ha...
by peetee
17 Aug 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Date This Photo
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: Date This Photo

14th March.
:wink:
by peetee
14 Aug 2019, 4:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Identifying a bike with no numbers or decals
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Identifying a bike with no numbers or decals

I think this is a Surrius bike. They were run by Tom Bromwich, based in the West Midlands in the late 80's and sold three off-the-peg frames; mountain, Audax and race, all in 531. This is the race frame. You could select from a range of single colour options or two colour for additional cost. This b...
by peetee
11 Aug 2019, 2:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Things we need not invented yet
Replies: 91
Views: 2607

Re: Things we need not invented yet

shobo wrote:electric shifting which can automatically maintain a user-specified cadence


Hmmm, involuntary, unpredictable gear changes when you are out of the saddle on a 20% gradient? No thanks!
by peetee
11 Aug 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 63
Views: 2714

Re: Where is this?

I am going to take a wild stab in the dark, based on the visible geography and say trans-Pennine. Somewhere like Hexham or Barnard Castle area. I have a hazy childhood memory of travelling from Teesside to The Lakes or thereabouts and passing somewhere with a name like that in the middle of nowhere.
by peetee
10 Aug 2019, 2:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 297
Views: 6683

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Excellent!
Thank you so much for that link. :D
by peetee
10 Aug 2019, 12:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 297
Views: 6683

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Brucey wrote:you've got to make a screen-printable poster using just a few colours, for the 1965 cyclo-cross championships; could you do any better than this? I certainly couldn't.



That is quite superb. Composition, colour, movement, simplicity, it's all there.
I must find a full size print.
by peetee
6 Aug 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Efficient track pumps?
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: Efficient track pumps?

I can't answer your question but do have to ask, have you read any publications by David Vizard? :wink:
by peetee
6 Aug 2019, 8:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo rear mech - missing spring
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Campagnolo rear mech - missing spring

It's a Victory. The Triomphe has black pulley wheels. They really were poor performers. I spent ages saving up for a Triomphe groupset in the mid 80's and spent even longer cursing the vague gear change.
by peetee
2 Aug 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Recreational drugs
Replies: 55
Views: 3086

Re: Recreational drugs

Would that really make a difference? I can see that would introduce a section of society who previously abstained because it was drilled into them that it was a bad thing. Also, what about the continued supply of black market trade by individuals (as opposed to a profit sharing network of gang contr...
by peetee
1 Aug 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone recognise this bike frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 2083

Re: Anyone recognise this bike frame?

Looking at the height of the bottom bracket and the support welded to it I would say that it was designed for 20" wheels. Perhaps the custom built description pertains to the substitution for 26" wheels and the additional brake bosses and forks to match?
by peetee
30 Jul 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A time long before sat navs & and the net.
Replies: 5
Views: 1934

Re: A time long before sat navs & and the net.

Wow.
I for one would welcome the opportunity for several hours in a shady garden with those, a comfy chair and my favourite tipple.
by peetee
30 Jul 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Ladies and gents roadsters. SOLD.
Replies: 0
Views: 1640

Ladies and gents roadsters. SOLD.

Moving house and desperately need to find a home for these fine bikes. First is a Coventry Eagle gents 3 speed. Fully working order with good paint and chrome. Has a refurbished Sturmey hub and is very smart although if I was to be picky the rear spokes are a bit rusty and the decals are non-origina...