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by zoot
21 Jun 2011, 4:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Brian Rourke Bike info
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

Re: Vintage Brian Rourke Bike info

Hello there.I very much doubt that your bike is a genuine Rourke.It looks to me like a cheap frame resrayed and a set of Brian Rourke transfers applied.The majority of his frames have wrap over rear stays which yours doesn't,in fact they are in the style of a Raleigh.Sorry.G. :(
by zoot
17 Feb 2010, 6:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cold feet....
Replies: 24
Views: 1947

Re: cold feet....

Thanks bikegeek.Great solution and I might say service from Maplin,ordered yesterday [tues.] delivered this morning.[wed.]Zoot.
by zoot
6 Jul 2009, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets
Replies: 55
Views: 24274

Re: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets

As a mech. of 1970/80s vintage my experience of Alan frames was always positive.One I recall was brought to me by Vern Hanary,which I built up and badged as a Brian Rourke and on which he won a stage of the milk race that year as well as other races.He never had any problems as I recall and I was so...
by zoot
13 Feb 2009, 3:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tied and soldered spokes
Replies: 66
Views: 2958

tied and soldered wheels

one of the reasons for doing this is that in the :olden:days when I used to build wheels the quality of hubs and especially spokes were not made to todays standards so that a broken spoke ,usually a rear,would be prone to wrap itself around the wheel before you could stop,with interesting results.Th...
by zoot
13 Feb 2009, 3:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 388912

viscont frames

As an ex mechanic my opinion of these is similar to the quoted local LBS mech.There were also the alloy forks used on some models for which the :barge pole: phrase springs to mind although you probably won,t have a problem with them nowadays as I very much doubt if any of them survived their early s...
by zoot
27 Jan 2009, 4:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most useless purchase ever?
Replies: 83
Views: 8469

most useless buy

a one year subscription to cycling weekly
by zoot
1 Apr 2008, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: stent cycling
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

thanks for the replies from Kentish man and peevafred both of which were very helpfull.I would interested in your subsequent progress as cyclists,for instance any problems etc.? zoot.
by zoot
24 Mar 2008, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: stent cycling
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

stent cycling

Having had a heart attack in january followed by a visit to hospital and an angioplasty op. and a stent fitted I have now started a cardiac rehabilition at the local leisure centre which I find to be very good as they keep an eye on your heart rate blood pressure etc.I have also restarted cycling as...