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by filo
29 Aug 2019, 10:33am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Suntour Components
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Suntour Components

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by filo
29 Jun 2014, 6:37pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: L`Eroica Brittania
Replies: 2
Views: 6367

Re: L`Eroica Brittania

I rode it too. Hats off to the organisers for a superb weekend. Considering this was the first time the event has been run in the UK, it was remarkably well put together. A challenging route (I rode the 56 miler) and we were lucky with the weather as in rainy conditions it would have been a whole di...
by filo
30 Dec 2013, 4:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1603
Views: 441964

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

My touring bike: frame custom built for me in 1995 by Tony Oliver when I was the CTC's Touring Officer. Reynolds 708 main tubes/Columbus SP forks and rear stays. 26" wheels. Built it up myself, although Chris Juden fitted the Stronglight headset for me (he had the tool, I didn't) and swapped me...
by filo
11 Jul 2013, 1:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Restoring 1936 Merlin frame
Replies: 16
Views: 1855

Re: Restoring 1936 Merlin frame

I have a period (pre-Bob Jackson) Merlin frame - complete with grease nipples in the head tube and bottom bracket. It was professionally re-sprayed by C & G Finishers in Liverpool some years ago. They did a lovely paint job and fitted with the proper period transfers. C & G may know where to...
by filo
2 Apr 2013, 9:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1603
Views: 441964

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Tony Oliver touring bike. Custom frame built for me by Tony in 1995. Love it to bits!

Frame is Reynolds 708 main tubes, Columbus SP rear stays and forks. Built for 26" wheels

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by filo
16 Feb 2013, 12:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Horizon - suitable for full touring?
Replies: 17
Views: 4918

Re: Dawes Horizon - suitable for full touring?

Reynolds 708 frames?...... I think that it wasn't great and seamed to loose its 'springyness' as soon as you sat on it.

Absolute nonsense! I have a Tony Oliver custom built touring/expedition frame made with 708 tubing and it's a joy to ride all day, laden or unladen.