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by patthebike
8 Dec 2018, 5:06pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Gravesend CC Cycle Jumble Sat 23rd Feb
Replies: 0
Views: 4368

Gravesend CC Cycle Jumble Sat 23rd Feb

Saturday 23rd February Southfleet Village Hall, Dale Road, Southfleet, Kent, DA13 9NX [same venue as last year] Single table inside £10 [table provided] Single pitch outside £7 Double pitch outside £10 Open to sellers 8-00am Open to buyers 9-00am until 12-00 Admission £1 [‘Early Bird’ £3] Refreshmen...
by patthebike
29 Apr 2018, 11:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Classic Frame Builder Wanted
Replies: 45
Views: 2858

Re: Classic Frame Builder Wanted

I've only just seen this post, a couple of frame builders that I've not seen mentioned yet are: Geoff Roberts http://www.geoffrobertsframes.co.uk Winston Vaz, who worked for Chas Roberts (Geoffs brother) for many years https://www.varonha.co.uk Chas Roberts himself has now stopped otherwise I'd reco...
by patthebike
14 Feb 2018, 6:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Retro Clothing
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Retro Clothing

+ 1 for Tudor Sports. I've just ordered some "York" tights. Hope they're as good as the ones I had when I started club cycling in the early 90's. They lasted a very long time! They got replaced with a similar pair from Lusso, but I can't seem to find that style anymore on the Lusso website.
by patthebike
21 Jul 2017, 7:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Inner tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 1175

Re: Inner tubes

I usually use Michelin Airstop.

However, this website does decent tubes as well: https://www.innertubeshop.com
by patthebike
8 May 2017, 10:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Once more - Shoes suitable for Toe Clips?
Replies: 21
Views: 2992

Re: Once more - Shoes suitable for Toe Clips?

Like someone else said, have you looked at Reynolds shoes? http://reynolds-england.com

I bought some years ago, and they were VERY comfortable.
by patthebike
25 Apr 2017, 10:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brakes: Avid Juicy 3 -- repair or replace?
Replies: 7
Views: 2620

Re: Brakes: Avid Juicy 3 -- repair or replace?

I personally would be replacing them just because of the age of them. I know Avid have their haters but they can't be all that bad as they're fitted as OE to a LOT of bikes. My Avid Elixirs lasted for years before I upgraded to Hope. Lovely brakes but not cheap. Depends on your budget as to what you...
by patthebike
10 Apr 2017, 10:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anybody recognise this??
Replies: 34
Views: 1993

Re: Anybody recognise this??

I think it has been a multi functional frame, hence the set up, I intend to keep all the features when I get it resprayed, and the canti brakes will be a bonus as I will be able to use 700 wheels. Just need to try and find out who built it so I can get it badged up properly. There appears to be 3 t...
by patthebike
20 Mar 2017, 9:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone tried Colour-Tech in Dartford?
Replies: 18
Views: 2201

Re: Anyone tried Colour-Tech in Dartford?

I used them 11 years ago to respray my Roberts. Had no problems with the paint chipping. Excellent finish, has lasted well over this time. When I went there, he had "contracts" (for want of a better word) with many companies to paint their frames. Saw many weird and wonderful paint designs...
by patthebike
19 Mar 2017, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Custom frame builder - who would you choose?
Replies: 64
Views: 2662

Re: Custom frame builder - who would you choose?

I have a Chas Roberts which I'm very happy with and wouldn't hesitate to go back there if I was in the market for a frame. However, he's now retired so I can't! His brother Geoff is still building and I'd be happy to go there: http://www.geoffrobertsframes.co.uk Also, Dave Yates has been around for ...
by patthebike
7 Mar 2017, 7:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel rim wear
Replies: 13
Views: 856

Re: Wheel rim wear

Hi, i think the answer may already be there! You've already worn down the rim so far that the indicator has gone, therefore the rim is worn. :wink: The manufacturers put that there so we don't have to think "is it worn out or not?", amongst other reasons... I personally would be junking th...
by patthebike
4 Sep 2016, 8:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cost of chain, cassette, derailleur and fettling by bike shop?
Replies: 10
Views: 1886

Re: Cost of chain, cassette, derailleur and fettling by bike shop?

Going on the original post; yes, changing to a 27/28T would make a good improvement but reading the latter post, I think I'd go the whole way and change to a 32T cassette and new rear derailleur. Only because if you do change to a 27/28 and find out it's not enough, you would have wasted your money,...
by patthebike
31 Aug 2016, 11:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greatest ever uk frame builder?
Replies: 86
Views: 6652

Re: Greatest ever uk frame builder?

Can't believe only 2 people have mentioned Chas Roberts, and no-one has mentioned his father Charlie! When I took my Chas to get resprayed, the painter said they're the best frames around, as he does get to see them naked as it were! Had mine built in '92 and wouldn't be without it. Philbrook frames...
by patthebike
22 May 2016, 10:17am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: The Cycle Clinic, Glemsford, Suffolk
Replies: 3
Views: 3728

Re: The Cycle Clinic, Glemsford, Suffolk

I too can thoroughly recommend this shop. I've used him the last few times for all my wheel building related items, his advice is spot on and he talks a lot of common sense. I build all my own wheels, but if I didn't I wouldn't hesitate to use him for handbuilts.
by patthebike
4 Apr 2016, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear wheel creaking uer pedalling load
Replies: 37
Views: 5194

Re: Rear wheel creaking uer pedalling load

Have you found out what it is yet?