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by martin biggs
6 Feb 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 3225

Re: Galay Steel Frame repair advice please

As others have said if original owner you might be able to claim under lifetime warranty

Or send it to who is just outside lee Cooper outside Coventry who can handle that frame repair easy enough for you at a fair and honest rate
by martin biggs
19 Dec 2018, 6:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need a new bike.. again.
Replies: 71
Views: 2851

Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Oldjohnw wrote:Is the post a wind-up?

[ EDIT : Graham : Probably not, otherwise I would not let it continue. ]


It's on cycle chat [url="https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/need-a-new-bike-again.243487/"]Need a new bike.. again.[/url]
by martin biggs
16 Dec 2018, 8:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 76
Views: 5562

Re: OS bagging

Well you've got me at it now! https://www.flickr.com/photos/145133680@N06/albums There are approx 800 locations that I regularly cycle by :shock: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4845/32024623508_0406e10a2d_b.jpg That is a great picture no matter what And that post is only the second time i have seen...
by martin biggs
7 Dec 2018, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...What this is? (Motobecane)
Replies: 23
Views: 1165

Re: ...What this is? (Motobecane)

There is a chap locally who use to restore these machines , not seen him for a few years
by martin biggs
16 Nov 2018, 12:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare
Replies: 19
Views: 1659

Re: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare

Reading this takes me back to my school days when we lived in Worle and use to ride those back lanes loads of times , sorry can't help just thought i would comment
by martin biggs
4 Nov 2018, 8:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 76
Views: 5562

Re: OS bagging

Two from this morning's ride.

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First one is on a little bridge going into the hamlet of Hardwick.

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Second one on the church in Little Harrowden .
by martin biggs
31 Oct 2018, 9:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heads Up- 26" Winter Tyres @ reasonable price
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: Heads Up- 26" Winter Tyres @ reasonable price

Slow. The Ice Spiker is an off road tyre. It's about the only thing that will cope with ice with an inch or two of snow on top, and will be better than anything else for freezing slush, but for dry tarmac with icy patches you would be better off with the Marathon Winter, or Winter (all Schwalbe) Th...
by martin biggs
31 Oct 2018, 4:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heads Up- 26" Winter Tyres @ reasonable price
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: Heads Up- 26" Winter Tyres @ reasonable price

What are they like on dry tarmac ?
Any idea ?
by martin biggs
29 Oct 2018, 6:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 76
Views: 5562

Re: OS bagging

A benchmark on the side of the Post Office at Newburgh, Lancashire, nice to see it marked on a turn of the 19th/20th century map, the old hand measured maps have an impressive degree of accuracy when you compare them side to side with a modern aerial view. https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-si...
by martin biggs
25 Oct 2018, 9:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2739
Views: 366641

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Yes, Whippet is correct, it's a Sprint from 1982/3. I have one myself and regard it as my best bike - it handles well and rolls very smoothly. The transfer has the signature of Ian Hallam. Sprints were made in 5-speed, 10-speed and 12-speed variants. Mine is 12-speed, and I acquired a crashed 5-spe...
by martin biggs
25 Oct 2018, 4:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2739
Views: 366641

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I have a catalogue from 1982 which is currently mislaid, there was a sprint sold in that year, it was 5 speed. The frame was I think the same as many other of their bikes of that era. There were also others with that frame, such as the Super Sport, and touring models. The frame was ordinary steel. ...
by martin biggs
24 Oct 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2739
Views: 366641

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Whippet wrote:I’d say it’s as the description / top tube stickers: A Sprint.


Well i presumed as much but can't find a similar equipped one on line hence the question
by martin biggs
22 Oct 2018, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2739
Views: 366641

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Been watching this one on e bay , just cant pin down the model

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Visc ... 2426613997

anybody got any ideas ?
by martin biggs
21 Sep 2018, 12:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 76
Views: 5562

Re: OS bagging

I must congratulate Mr. Dopestrong for his eccentric interest. There is something life enhancing about seeking out little points of interest that most people don't notice or understand. Must admit i have been looking and finding the os benchmarks and trig points for about a year and half now it's a...