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by colin54
17 Feb 2020, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thorn Audax Mk4 or Spa Elan (steel)
Replies: 20
Views: 733

Re: Thorn Audax Mk4 or Spa Elan (steel)

I'm not sure which bikes you're comparing, I thought the Elan was Ti, is there a new steel version? Does the OP perhaps mean the Spa Aubisque which looks like a similarly specced bike to the Thorn ? https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m1b17s223p3867/SPA-CYCLES-Aubisque-105-Triple http://www.sjscycles.com/t...
by colin54
11 Feb 2020, 1:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What music are you listening to now !
Replies: 95
Views: 3206

Re: What music are you listening to now !

Marty Robbins,El Paso and Big Iron. El Paso was the first record I ever bought, with some money that my Mum or Dad gave me (to shut me up probably) from a remainder bin somewhere in central London in the early '60's.I always loved the Mexican style guitar on it, played by Grady Martin (I just disco...
by colin54
10 Feb 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Second-greatest invention of all time? The Symphony Orchestra!
Replies: 47
Views: 1955

Re: Second-greatest invention of all time? The Symphony Orchestra!

[quote="merseymouth"] For me the Mighty Wurlitzer or Compton Theatre Organ steals top spot! So versatile, such a rich mixture of sound & tone, with the right person manning/personning the console /quote] If you ever get to Leeds on a monday they have free recitals on the town hall orga...
by colin54
10 Feb 2020, 10:38am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: dawes clansman,dalesman bike
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: dawes clansman,dalesman bike

See last post in this thread from Andy Bradburn if you haven't already, not too long ago, does it read like it's for sale ?
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by colin54
10 Feb 2020, 8:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What music are you listening to now !
Replies: 95
Views: 3206

Re: What music are you listening to now !

Here' anoher you may like:- https://youtu.be/XyoFFiUiOUw Thanks John, excellent version, it's a song that has stood the test of time for sure and lends itself to lots of different treatments https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_On_in_My_Kitchen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4up4VP8zjyc Robert Johns...
by colin54
9 Feb 2020, 9:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What music are you listening to now !
Replies: 95
Views: 3206

Re: What music are you listening to now !

I wonder how they synchronised the sound from all the different videos ? Clever.
by colin54
9 Feb 2020, 8:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What music are you listening to now !
Replies: 95
Views: 3206

Re: What music are you listening to now !

reohn2 wrote:Playing for a change.
Groove in G
https://youtu.be/6LQhamwJcVY

Indeed groovy r2, I had a chug along on the harmonica to it .
by colin54
7 Feb 2020, 10:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ancient cycling sign in Chester
Replies: 22
Views: 3797

Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

A slight resurrection of this thread. I noticed another Road and Path Cycling Association sign in Wigan, on the former Victoria Hotel next to Wigan Wallgate Railway Station, together with a CTC Winged Wheel on the opposite side of the front door, photo taken yesterday. I found the number of cyclists...
by colin54
4 Feb 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 1679

Re: Toolkit pliers?

If you have a car, you may find a handy one in the toolkit if it has one, they open out so they would grip a nut as well, the one on the left is from a Toyota, the smaller one would be perfect.
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by colin54
31 Jan 2020, 10:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Did I bust my fork ??
Replies: 41
Views: 1598

Re: Did I bust my fork ??

I watched this video a while back it's by an Australian carbon repairer and tester, he shows various different designs of fork steerer compression plugs and what he thinks of them. Worth watching all the way through ( about 11minutes long). He illustrates the need for a well designed plug towards th...
by colin54
29 Jan 2020, 8:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sober on the Rollers
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Sober on the Rollers

philvantwo wrote:Too much information. :(

To be fair, I think bareback riding is still popular in the old west.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooFbkQfyoI4
by colin54
11 Jan 2020, 2:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.
Replies: 39
Views: 2209

Re: Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.

This 3-speed fan posts pictures of him and his friends on day rides around the North West,they look like they're enjoying themselves. https://www.flickr.com/groups/3speedbikes/pool/velocipedinarian There's also a U.S Society of Three Speeds site which is quite interesting. https://societyofthreespee...
by colin54
2 Jan 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone identify this head badge?
Replies: 36
Views: 1920

Re: Can anyone identify this head badge?

gaz wrote:Can't help with the head badge. Drive train on the left hand side strikes me as somewhat unusual.

Trust me not to notice the obvious !
Another Phillips publicity film here, with soundtrack, worth watching anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZue9fJEBgk
by colin54
2 Jan 2020, 10:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone identify this head badge?
Replies: 36
Views: 1920

Re: Can anyone identify this head badge?

Phillips perhaps ?
Short 5 minute publicity film here from the fifties which shows the head badge at one point.
The line under the Phillips name looks like it might be something similar to yours, or not ,
hard to tell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDy0cseFUA0