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by colin54
21 May 2019, 10:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Leeds to Liverpool canal
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Leeds to Liverpool canal

I did the bit from Chorley over to Skipton last year on 28mm road tyres, well do-able on a hybrid. A lot of it's rutted single track away from the big towns. I ended up with my mudguards jammed solid with mud towards Skipton even though it wasn't wet, I'd leave them off if I did it again. It's like ...
by colin54
21 May 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: KONA STOLEN DENTON MANCHESTER
Replies: 8
Views: 13554

Re: KONA STOLEN DENTON MANCHESTER

[quote="Bonefishblues" I think in 1994 Kona was in bed with Gripshift, unless the thumbies were retrofitted (I fitted Rapidfires to my Cinder Cone)[/quote] I just went by this on Retrobike, halfway down the page... http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=300857&start=5...
by colin54
21 May 2019, 9:45am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: KONA STOLEN DENTON MANCHESTER
Replies: 8
Views: 13554

Re: KONA STOLEN DENTON MANCHESTER

This is a very old bike circa 1989 as it has thumbshifters on, where i wigan was it found? Malky has been in touch with me and it is not his bike, it was on the Wigan side of Leeds-Liverpool canal bridge 49AA (Scot Lane) just up from DW stadium yesterday. I had a look on Retrobike and I think it ma...
by colin54
20 May 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: KONA STOLEN DENTON MANCHESTER
Replies: 8
Views: 13554

Re: KONA STOLEN DENTON MANCHESTER

Malky, I can't see your original pictures, but I spotted this which has Kona levers, couldn't see any frame markings it looks like someone's painted silver over original red.Looks like it's been pulled out of the canal near Wigan recently.. I'll pm you the location, bit of a long shot but you never ...
by colin54
18 May 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano road bike - info sought before sale
Replies: 31
Views: 1686

Re: Shimano road bike - info sought before sale

upthread someone mentioned Falcon. Possibly an upgraded FalconTeam Banana Cadet 12, a couple on ebay at the moment, The gear levers and headset look the same . The down tube thing may be because the it's intersecting with the rising angle of a dropped kerb in the picture, so may be an illusion.It l...
by colin54
13 May 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 263
Views: 28191

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

I caught a bit of this period piece :' A Boy a Girl and a Bike ' today on the telly, about the goings on at a Yorkshire cycle club just after the war, found it on youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRt1gZqg5ag Edited to add scene locations link. https://www.reelstreets.com/films/boy-a-girl-an...
by colin54
11 May 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech of a different kind
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: Front mech of a different kind

Hi John, I ran into this problem the other day and used a Deore XT FD-M735, comes in two down tube diameters. Spec's and pictures here, max 26t tooth difference, any good ? Quite a few on ebay if it's what you're looking for. http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=035fda01-5217-4340-9c2f-d5f8d2ca...
by colin54
25 Apr 2019, 11:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recycled bike bits; new uses....
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Re: Recycled bike bits; new uses....

Carbon (!) loo roll holder at Popup Bikes in Manchester.
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http://popupbikes.co.uk/
by colin54
11 Apr 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: View from the bridge
Replies: 114
Views: 19600

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: 114
Views: 19600

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: 114
Views: 19600

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: 493

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: 657

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: 629
Views: 107556

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
15 Mar 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Know anything about this Orbit Tandem?
Replies: 10
Views: 2069

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...