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by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Apr 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Raleigh Randonneur- touring?
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Raleigh Randonneur- touring?

Hi, They say don't buy a new tourer off the peg..............DON'T! Pedals Gearing will be not what you want or just plain stupid. Accessories don't always fit and look stupid. Handle bars will be wrong width for frame. Brake levers will be mismatched :evil: My randonneur 708 in 96 was £832, and had...
by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Apr 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stripped thread on chain ring
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Stripped thread on chain ring

Hi, Bought a crank second hand and two threads stripped a third was very suspect. IIRC I tried using chemi metal but it was a bit of a bodge method, no need to go into it because it was flawed. Chemi Metal is tappable, buy you probably need a decent amount of thickness, it would probably work if you...
by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Apr 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 655

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

Hi, The big problem for me that if you were to try at speed, the 1 x 11 will have big gaps in gearing? Especially up hills. Cassettes are £60 :shock: Gear Ratios: - 11-13-15-17-19-22-25-28 -32-36-42T I have an 8 speed with a triple and a 42 top wheel, if I was only to use the same ratios as (my bold...
by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Apr 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 655

Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

Hi, Just looking at blurp from a online shop bike stuff. Iam, not sure who designs and why we have bikes like this apart from the fact that the poor bike must be confused carrying all that's the latest fashion? Who's it aimed at....poor unsuspecting public :? Is it a bird is it a plane....no its a s...
by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Apr 2019, 12:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: shared use

Hi, Yep...........and some of them drive too :evil: When.................. someone comes up with an answer they will mint it................. I would never let anything metal moving get between me and my dogs, I can only guess that they don't luv them that much. Happened to me last week in the dark,...
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Apr 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Does Wales have the steepest street?
Replies: 46
Views: 2114

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Hi, To be official its got to be gradient over 5 metres and then the average has to be somewhere near whatever? Theres a 30% hill near me on the coast Babbacombe Beach, its steepest at the inside corner of 40%, I used to do that hill of 200' on a 10.5 kg bike with 42x24 :D I reckon I could still do ...
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Apr 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Raleigh Randonneur- touring?
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Raleigh Randonneur- touring?

Hi, I've owned both and really rate the 531 era model. The 708 is heavy and not very stiff, maybe mine was brazed poorly but no obvious signs of this (I checked). Saying this, I've toured on both and both where fine. My 708 was apparently one of last made Raleigh at the old factory ? There was a bra...
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Apr 2019, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front QR lever - what o’clock?
Replies: 41
Views: 939

Re: Front QR lever - what o’clock?

Hi, Aesthetics of course Always! In line and parallel with frame forks front. Hidden in Frame triangle rear. Curved internal Skewers of course Tucked in nicely. Probably like some others on here, first use your bit paranoid about them coming on done, now I wouldn't use anything else, much abuse give...
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Apr 2019, 10:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Raleigh Randonneur- touring?
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Raleigh Randonneur- touring?

Hi, There are several on eBay matching your description. Some 531 ones and some 708. The 708 has sealed LX hubs. As per always it all comes down to condition. Also with a whole bike you're getting more than the value of the parts bought separately. So with the whole bike it's good condition you can ...
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Apr 2019, 1:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front QR lever - what o’clock?
Replies: 41
Views: 939

Re: Front QR lever - what o’clock?

Hi,
Front 1 O'clock, rear 11 O'clock, my bike don't like it any other way (viewed from left) :P
by NATURAL ANKLING
16 Apr 2019, 12:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Does Wales have the steepest street?
Replies: 46
Views: 2114

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Hi,
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.telegr ... istol/amp/
Vale Street Bristol just named official steepest street in England.
22°
by NATURAL ANKLING
15 Apr 2019, 11:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357729

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Hi, Personally I believe that one underlying but unregcognised motive for wanting to leave is a deep-down fetish with individualism of the extreme kind. ("I want to do only what I want and nothing else, despite what others want"). I think you've just described Mick in an nutshell. Oh we're...
by NATURAL ANKLING
15 Apr 2019, 10:45am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7202
Views: 348808

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Gravy stain :oops:

Bloody mobils :mrgreen: :lol:

observation post
by NATURAL ANKLING
15 Apr 2019, 1:45am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7202
Views: 348808

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Gravy stain