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by billco
15 Oct 2018, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Clifton Cycles of Birkenhead. Information request.
Replies: 2
Views: 2966

Re: Clifton Cycles of Birkenhead. Information request.

Thanks for the reply. As your frame has the '18 Grange Mount' address on the head badge it will most likely be from the 1960's / 70's, possibly as late as 1982. However, your frame appears to have Campag 'Long ends', so without other close pics I would guess the date to be no later than about 1975. ...
by billco
23 Jun 2017, 8:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20 inch or 500A tyres? Advice please.
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: 20 inch or 500A tyres? Advice please.

You are right, of course, Brucey.

I was hoping that perhaps someone out there understands the logic of the writing on some tyre walls (as above) which really makes no sense.

Can the manufacturers really just be having a laugh at our expense :?: :lol:
by billco
22 Jun 2017, 5:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20 inch or 500A tyres? Advice please.
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: 20 inch or 500A tyres? Advice please.

Thanks for that Brucey. Anarchy seems to reign in the tyre manufacturing business. To add to the confusion I have a pair of really good quality wire bead IMPAC tyres (made by Schwalbe?) on my 27 inch wheels. These were bought and fitted about three years ago. They are marked 28-630 (28 x 1 1/8) !! T...
by billco
22 Jun 2017, 9:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20 inch or 500A tyres? Advice please.
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: 20 inch or 500A tyres? Advice please.

Thanks for the extra info. As far as I can remember we used to just have 27, 26 and 20 inch wheels, plus an odd size for sprints (tubs), similar to 700c. When the new sizes came into use, the old 27 inch disappeared but the other inch sizes are still popular, including the 20 inch wheel in favour of...
by billco
21 Jun 2017, 9:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20 inch or 500A tyres? Advice please.
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: 20 inch or 500A tyres? Advice please.

Thanks for the very useful replies. The Sheldon Brown chart is just what I was looking for. Google was not helpful on this one.
by billco
21 Jun 2017, 7:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20 inch or 500A tyres? Advice please.
Replies: 11
Views: 986

20 inch or 500A tyres? Advice please.

I have an old Dawes Kingpin small wheel bike and need some tyres for it. The tyres on it are marked Schwalbe Swallow 37-440 (500A) 20 x 1 3/8. However, regardless of the wording on the tyre wall, I suspect 20 inch and 500A are not really quite the same size. Is there a tyre size chart anywhere? Any ...
by billco
15 Jun 2017, 7:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Offered a 15 year old Rayleigh Dynatech cheap, worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1878

Re: Offered a 15 year old Rayleigh Dynatech cheap, worth it?

I agree with pwa on this. You have a real bargain there, but it would be a choice of either making changes to bring the bike up-to-date, or preserving its future value by keeping it as it is. Its really easy enough to get used to friction shifters etc, with a little practice. It would be a shame to ...
by billco
9 Jun 2017, 2:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: C&G Finishes - Liverpool
Replies: 16
Views: 9455

Re: C&G Finishes - Liverpool

I think it was the C&G flam finish that was the problem with mine. I know nothing about paint technology, but the flam green finish on my frame has a pale grey undercoat, which remains intact. However, the top coat is translucent/varnish like, and this doesn’t seem to have bonded correctly with ...
by billco
3 Jun 2017, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: C&G Finishes - Liverpool
Replies: 16
Views: 9455

Re: C&G Finishes - Liverpool

I have just noticed this thread, apologies if too late. I had a quality steel frame and fork from 1962 re-sprayed by C&G in November 2013. The colour was flam green with frame name in gold lettering. At the same time C&G filled two minor dents in the top tube. The price at that time was £165...
by billco
1 Jun 2017, 5:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Clifton Cycles of Birkenhead. Information request.
Replies: 2
Views: 2966

Clifton Cycles of Birkenhead. Information request.

I am trying to collect any information about Clifton cycle frames. I would be interested to hear about any Clifton frame, if possible with build year, frame number and head badge address. They were a quality frame built by Clifton Cycles of Birkenhead. The business was run by brothers Bill and Georg...