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by neilob
15 Jan 2021, 7:30pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: 105 compact chainset and 8 speed cassette
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: 105 compact chainset and 8 speed cassette

Yes, still here. I will pm my PayPal details. Thanks.
by neilob
8 Jan 2021, 11:12am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: 105 compact chainset and 8 speed cassette
Replies: 2
Views: 340

105 compact chainset and 8 speed cassette

My clearance continues.....
1. Shimano 105 compact chainset 50/34 with 172.5mm cranks. 5800 series. Not had much use although some heel rub as shown. Threads are all perfect. Includes BB. £45
2. Shimano HG50 8 speed cassette 11-30, brand new, still in box. £15

Post at £3.50 per item.
by neilob
5 Jan 2021, 7:49pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Tiagra brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Tiagra brakes

Nice pair of 9 speed Tiagra triple shifters in excellent working order and good condition. There are some marks in the usual places but overall these are better than most. See pictures for details. £35 plus £3 p&p.SOLD

Also, pair of virtually unused Tiagra brakes. £20 plus £3 p&p
by neilob
4 Jan 2021, 1:34pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Campagnolo Centaur brakes
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Campagnolo Centaur brakes

Campag components that are no longer needed because plans have changed....
1. Pair of 10 speed Veloce Ergos in excellent condition and great working order. £55 SOLD
2. Pair of Centaur brakes in excellent condition and great working order. £25

Post £3.10 per item.
by neilob
17 Nov 2020, 9:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kirk magnesium frames
Replies: 31
Views: 1454

Re: Kirk magnesium frames

Thanks for the insight everyone. I guess I've had one of those itches to scratch since having a factory tour in the late 80s but didn't really take the opportunity to evaluate a Kirk against a conventional (back then) steel frame. I'm not an engineer so I have no answer to many of the criticisms of ...
by neilob
11 Nov 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kirk magnesium frames
Replies: 31
Views: 1454

Kirk magnesium frames

Does anyone have any knowledge or expertise on Kirk magnesium frames from the 80s/90s? I have one from the era between Kirk and Dawes and you don’t need to repeat all the horror stories! I have heard most of them. But some people rate them highly apparently and I was wondering whether to start ridin...
by neilob
8 Nov 2020, 8:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A salutary tale......caveat emptor
Replies: 87
Views: 3365

Re: A salutary tale......caveat emptor

PayPal provides guarantees in the event that items are not as described... I'm pretty sure they won't guarantee that two individuals agree on the definition of subjective terms about an item's condition. I don't see it as the role of the forum's moderation team either. The idea that something is ab...
by neilob
8 Nov 2020, 3:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A salutary tale......caveat emptor
Replies: 87
Views: 3365

Re: A salutary tale......caveat emptor

If you are trying to help folks for the future OP, could you perhaps answer my questions above about the seller's track record on here. Must say in various dealings on here I have had only good to great experiences. (well apart from one where I sold something cheap to someone I later suspected of b...
by neilob
8 Nov 2020, 2:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A salutary tale......caveat emptor
Replies: 87
Views: 3365

Re: A salutary tale......caveat emptor

I’m sure that the seller has moved on without any feeling of regret or guilt. If the pictures were indeed chosen selectively then it emphasises that some form of control is a desirable outcome. But the issue is really bigger than me or my purchase, it’s about whether the For Sale forum should be ope...
by neilob
8 Nov 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A salutary tale......caveat emptor
Replies: 87
Views: 3365

Re: A cautionary tale......caveat emptor

The obvious risk is the fact that membership of this forum is entirely open and unchecked. Members could be anybody ... their motives, wide & varied. Without wishing to sound like what I'm going to sound like, things ain't what they used to be. If I remember correctly, there was a debate some y...
by neilob
8 Nov 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A salutary tale......caveat emptor
Replies: 87
Views: 3365

Re: A cautionary tale......caveat emptor

While not knowing the exact circumstances, I'd have thought the offer of a refund if buyer not delighted would be part of the spirit of friendliness & common interest that underlies interaction amongst members of this group... I deliberately chose not to name the other party in order to keep so...
by neilob
8 Nov 2020, 11:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A salutary tale......caveat emptor
Replies: 87
Views: 3365

A salutary tale......caveat emptor

Maybe a timely warning for forum users that is even more important during these strange times. This is a short story of a recent transaction during which I bought an item from another forum member. I am not going to name names or describe the item so that it can be identified but I want to highlight...
by neilob
24 Sep 2020, 5:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Navy ships off Plymouth
Replies: 80
Views: 2404

Re: Navy ships off Plymouth

A number of years ago they used to undertake radar cross section measurements off Wembury which involved the warships making 360 deg turns to determine the radar hot spots which needed to be minimised. This came after the Falklands and the experience from losing ships to Exocet.
by neilob
30 Aug 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front shifting question
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Front shifting question

Yes.....or at least I think so. I will be using LX cantis which are the same as road pull ratio?