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by colin54
11 Apr 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: View from the bridge
Replies: 103
Views: 19084

Re: View from the bridge

[quote="RickH"/ Whereabouts "half way up Winter Hill"?[/quote] On the left just before the steep bit up to the 90 degree left hand bend, I'd stopped for a rest that's how I noticed it.Street view going down the hill so you can see it.It crosses Dean Brook which goes under the roa...
by colin54
11 Apr 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: View from the bridge
Replies: 103
Views: 19084

Re: View from the bridge

It's easy to take bridges for granted, they can almost go unnoticed until there's a problem, like the Hammersmith one mentioned above. In contrast to the sophistication of the skew bridge, I happened upon this bridge made from about five pieces of rough hewn stone , I wonder how old it is ? The stre...
by colin54
11 Apr 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: View from the bridge
Replies: 103
Views: 19084

Re: View from the bridge

View of a bridge really. I've noticed this 'skew' bridge on the Leeds - Liverpool canal just south of Chorley where a railway line crosses it at an oblique angle. I was amazed how the curved stones were carved, they appear to change direction in the middle of the span.The bridge was built in 1838, a...
by colin54
8 Apr 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal taps
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Pedal taps

Did you see these ones marked as BSCY same price ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trade-Quality-Tungsten-Steel-9-16-x-20-HSS-BSCY-Cycle-Crank-Pedal-Tap/264140063048?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D57477%26meid%3D91e6b1be63d142b0b1787a8ab2b27433%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%...
by colin54
5 Apr 2019, 9:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knock off Disc Trucker
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: knock off Disc Trucker

In a similar vein, LKLM Krangear, mainland china produced Reynolds framed tourers. Video of them being manufactured: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiaiANVMU9o Review from the Crazy Guy site: https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/reviews/board/message/?o=1mr&thread_id=709395&page=1&nested=0&a...
by colin54
24 Mar 2019, 7:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 590
Views: 105309

Re: A positive thread

I saw this pair sauntering down the road whilst out on a ride the other day, the peahen was following the
peacock at a distance and emitted a call like a kazoo when she couldn't see it, tropical West Lanc's



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by colin54
20 Mar 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: All sold
Replies: 9
Views: 3757

Re: UN53 122.5 Square Taper Cartridge BB

PM sent ref bottom bracket.
by colin54
15 Mar 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Know anything about this Orbit Tandem?
Replies: 10
Views: 2052

Re: Know anything about this Orbit Tandem?

Anybody written a history of the brand? Foxyrider? Birmingham frames were made when? There's some interesting stuff about Orbit in Frank Clements' autobiography, 'A Bike Ride through My Life', there are some snippets from the book at this link. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=1-lahBrmzx0C&p...
by colin54
15 Mar 2019, 8:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Currently listening to .......
Replies: 287
Views: 48364

Re: Currently listening to .......

Set phasers to stun ! Spizzenergi, ...... ' Where's Captain Kirk ? '
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9NBrq-SF1k
...(with a great descending bass line ).
by colin54
11 Mar 2019, 9:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What have the Reynolds ever done for us? A weigh-in
Replies: 26
Views: 2009

Re: What have the Reynolds ever done for us? A weigh-in

If you google 'Reynolds frame weights cuk forum' it comes up with quite a lot of threads on the subject.
Here's an interesting one :-

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by colin54
3 Mar 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Witcomb is it real
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Witcomb is it real

The raised number will be the part number of the BB lug I should think, I found the exactly the same one this afternoon on a British Eagle Touristique I'm working on at the moment (I read it as L8 01 the other way up)! P1110812.JPG If you enter Witcomb into the forum search box you should get a bit ...
by colin54
27 Feb 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are BB-UN71 cups interchangeable?
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Are BB-UN71 cups interchangeable?

'offroader', I missed the word 'driveside' in my reading of your original question, my measurements and picture are of a non driveside cup, and are of no use to your current problem, my apologies,good luck.
by colin54
27 Feb 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are BB-UN71 cups interchangeable?
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Are BB-UN71 cups interchangeable?

I bought a BB-UN55 a while back and for some weird reason they have a lot of clearance between the cup and the BB shell, I tried to use the old BB-UN71 cup but it would not go over the new '55 shell. So the '55 cup should fit over the '71 shell but it will be even looser. A good way to mess up your ...
by colin54
22 Feb 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 590
Views: 105309

Re: A positive thread

I saw this Mandarin duck by the canal today, it was hanging out with a female Mallard and standing it's ground against the male Mallards. It has a tweeting rather than a quacking call. A spectacular bird. $matches[2] I also saw some Fallow Deer, the males sporting some extravagant headgear. P1110751...