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by filo
16 Sep 2020, 7:58am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Esge gold mudguards
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Esge gold mudguards

David, you have a PM.
by filo
16 Jun 2020, 8:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7-speed Deore XT levers: for cantis or V-brakes?
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: 7-speed Deore XT levers: for cantis or V-brakes?

Thanks again for everyone who contributed.
by filo
15 Jun 2020, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7-speed Deore XT levers: for cantis or V-brakes?
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: 7-speed Deore XT levers: for cantis or V-brakes?

Thank you for the reply Brucey. Anyone actually using this lever with cantis?
by filo
15 Jun 2020, 8:27am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Marin Valley Alp - stolen from Morecambe, Lancs
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Marin Valley Alp - stolen from Morecambe, Lancs

Stolen from my garage overnight within the last month.

Marin Mill Valley Alp hybrid. Satin black, alloy frame, mudguards, rear rack, 700c wheels, Avid V-brakes & levers, Sora groupset, 24 speed. Straight handlebars with bar ends. Rode lovely too!

Doubt it will ever come back, though.

:(
by filo
15 Jun 2020, 7:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7-speed Deore XT levers: for cantis or V-brakes?
Replies: 12
Views: 437

7-speed Deore XT levers: for cantis or V-brakes?

I'm trying to help out a fellow member who needs a 7-speed rapid fire gear/brake lever for cantis.

I have a spare Deore XT (ST-MO92) r/h lever. Does anyone successully use this lever with cantilver brakes?

Thank you in anticipation.
by filo
29 Jun 2014, 6:37pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: L`Eroica Brittania
Replies: 2
Views: 6416

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: 1660
Views: 473534

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: 1924

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: 1660
Views: 473534

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

Image
by filo
16 Feb 2013, 12:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Horizon - suitable for full touring?
Replies: 17
Views: 5129

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.