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by fastpedaller
23 Feb 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dave Barter's book - The Year
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Dave Barter's book - The Year

ISTR someone was looking to buy a copy of this book but was unable to because it was now out of print? I'm pleased to say I recently had a Birthday present of said book, and am informed it can still be bought new from ' Book Depository'
by fastpedaller
23 Feb 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Very early Brompton value
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Very early Brompton value

Condition is very important, mileage, original parts or upgrades? Like to see pictures of it and the other bikes Likely to be very good condition (I believe his Ti Brompton hasn't even been ridden!) a mercian tandem, all sorts that I haven't seen. My pal is (understandably) concentrating on caring ...
by fastpedaller
23 Feb 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Very early Brompton value
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Very early Brompton value

Apologies in advance if I've put this in an incorrect forum. A friend's FIL has ill health and friend has been tasked with selling a vast collection of cycles, cameras etc. As care is expensive he's trying to realise a good price, and mentioned to me that there is a very early Brompton - he describe...
by fastpedaller
17 Feb 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help identify this bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1253

Re: Help identify this bike

What are the capacities of the Nuovo Record rear mech? I've a Super Record (black lettering and supposedd to have some titanium in there somewhere) and depending on the make of freewheel it can struggle to get onto the smallest sprocket of a 6spd block. Also, it will cope with a 28T big sprocket bu...
by fastpedaller
17 Feb 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 936

Re: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?

Spa Cycles Impact kids cranks down to 130mm £38 but 110bcd so may not be useful?
by fastpedaller
13 Feb 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It's green so I'm going!
Replies: 19
Views: 2078

Re: It's green so I'm going!

At our local Town, the zebra crossing was replaced by the pelican, and now because of quite light traffic at times (small market town) pedestrians often press the button to find that there is a large gap in the traffic and they cross safely before the lights have changed - the knock on effect is tha...
by fastpedaller
13 Feb 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Rudge Bi-Frame Montague Folding Bike 21.5"
Replies: 0
Views: 737

Rudge Bi-Frame Montague Folding Bike 21.5"

As title, a very nice condition Rudge Whitworth Bi-Frame folding MTB. 21 gears, all good working order, wheels nice and true with very little marking to the rims, indicating little use. Folds nicely to fit in a car boot. I've given it an overhaul, ready to ride for the Summer. I will also supply a (...
by fastpedaller
13 Feb 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Resprayer recommendation South East London ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1673

Re: Frame Resprayer recommendation South East London ?

I know of someone who paid 2.5k for chrome and paint on a Hetchins he was selling to USA. I guess the sale price made it worthwhile? But crazy money.
by fastpedaller
11 Feb 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Stolen Brompton...Reward offered
Replies: 1
Views: 1669

Re: Stolen Brompton...Reward offered

Oh - sorry to here of your plight. Can I advise you set up immediate notification (to come via email) for bromptons for sale on Ebay, gumtree and anywhere else. Hope you get it back.
by fastpedaller
11 Feb 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Radial Front Wheel build - spokes inside or outside the hub?
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Radial Front Wheel build - spokes inside or outside the hub?

Radial with the bend on the outside will indeed end up a little stiffer due to more bracing angle, also the bend of the spoke will be supported by the flange, which it won't be with the bend on the inside. I've always built front radials like this (bend on outside)(I'd not build radial rear), and no...
by fastpedaller
9 Feb 2019, 10:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 4994

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

An anecdote.... Many years ago I working with a nice guy who sold his old Ford Fiesta and bought a BMW. "Oh dear" said I, "you'll turn into one of those awful BMW drivers" 'Oh, I've not noticed they're bad' he said. Next thing a couple of minutes later another colleague turned up...
by fastpedaller
9 Feb 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 4994

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

It sounds as though the guilty person has a condition that renders him not responsible for his actions. So I don't feel that incarcerating him is an answer. But the real question for me is whether he will ever be fit to drive. Won't he always be a danger to himself and those around him? My Daughter...
by fastpedaller
9 Feb 2019, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 31
Views: 2689

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

Obviously the 'worked area' will require re-painting and I can either get a matching tin of aerosol paint from a place in Portsmouth I use, or if the repair looks good enough to keep the bike going for another few years, maybe even a full powder coat? If all else fails, another Dawes Galaxy then? A...
by fastpedaller
8 Feb 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It's green so I'm going!
Replies: 19
Views: 2078

Re: It's green so I'm going!

That's a very good point you raise. Thankfully no damage was done on this occasion. Thinking back, she said "it was green when you stepped off the kerb" I guess that was my opportunity to say "If you saw me step off the kerb, then why did you go?". But again, probably a waste of ...
by fastpedaller
7 Feb 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It's green so I'm going!
Replies: 19
Views: 2078

Re: It's green so I'm going!

Are vehicles no longer fitted with parking brakes? Sorry - I don't understand your comment At crossings many drivers do not apply the handbrake, maybe they do not want to strain the cable One often sees them creeping forward over the stop line I understand now. The clutch went up, car went forward ...