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by fivebikes
14 Dec 2019, 9:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Peugeot with Reynolds 531 frame tubes ( info sought )
Replies: 50
Views: 1962

Re: Peugeot with Reynolds 531 frame tubes ( info sought )

Surely it must be this..... a PS10/E
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Same tubing, fork crown, lack of chrome and spec...... this one is gold but the inset shows a silver one!
by fivebikes
11 Dec 2019, 8:02am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WANTED:2 Folding Bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: WANTED:2 Folding Bikes

Have sent you a PM
by fivebikes
8 Dec 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Peugeot with Reynolds 531 frame tubes ( info sought )
Replies: 50
Views: 1962

Re: Peugeot with Reynolds 531 frame tubes ( info sought )

Hi, Late to the party but it looked a bit like a bike a colleague rode in the early 80s. He knew it wasn’t the highest spec. but was close to a PX10 or even a PY10. I’m pretty sure your bike is this one, from ‘78 but in silver? https://www.flickr.com/photos/danslegrandbleu/albums/72157667761485256 H...
by fivebikes
30 Sep 2019, 7:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Giant e battery fitment - won't seal !
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Giant e battery fitment - won't seal !

Did you buy the bike new? It looks like there might have been a bit of a repair there....the paint finish is a bit ‘scratched’ and the black splash guard and seal look a little worn? If new, a warranty issue.... if second hand.... more difficult. Perhaps a bit of tape or old inner tube would cover g...
by fivebikes
8 Mar 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Westhill Link E-Bike (folding)
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Westhill Link E-Bike (folding)

Looks a bit like this one from Halfords...... Different brakes but with an extra gear (8 speed) and rack. Probably be on offer sometime but cheaper at list price already. Just as heavy though........ https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/electric-bikes/carrera-crosscity-electric-bike?cm_mmc=Google+...
by fivebikes
28 Jan 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?
Replies: 25
Views: 2637

Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Just a thought but I had a Honda Jazz..2011 model if I remember correctly and I always managed to get two full sized bikes in the back, front wheels off, with ease! Obviously, rear seats were down but with the bikes clamped into a standing position, rear wheel to the tailgate, there was still lots o...
by fivebikes
5 Dec 2018, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade a Brommie seatpost clamp.
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Upgrade a Brommie seatpost clamp.

I have fitted the one that Brucey has flagged.
Works a treat!
You can set it to lock or not....Clever.

Also, Spa sell this......never tried it but I’m sure it works and seriously cheap!!!

https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s124p12 ... mpton-Clip
by fivebikes
22 Nov 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bikes as good as they were?
Replies: 77
Views: 3415

Re: Are bikes as good as they were?

Late to the party but back in 1980 I splashed out close on £200 for a Claud Butler specially built for Evans when they were only at The Cut near Waterloo. Basically a Majestic with Campag hubs and Suntour gears. Still got it though much upgraded. We also bought a Majestique, from Beta Bikes in West ...
by fivebikes
21 Apr 2017, 10:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: hard case for a kindle
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: hard case for a kindle

I have a kindle paper white. The official case for that has a pretty solid front flap that also turns the device on and off when opening/closing. Sturdy without being clunky!
by fivebikes
19 Apr 2017, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike

The problem with hatchbacks is the sloping roof line and useable internal space with the back seats down. Plenty of width and length but not enough height so unless you're happy with bikes laying flat down and stacked then choice is limited. If you're happy to remove both wheels and lower or remove ...
by fivebikes
18 Apr 2017, 6:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike

Fair enough....I looked it up and it is not a cvt (although described by Toyota as an eCVT system). It was definitely more sophisticated than the Honda but didn't really cut it as a vehicle for load carrying, particularly bikes. We did stick them on a roof rack on the Prius but no amount of sophisti...
by fivebikes
18 Apr 2017, 9:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike

Basically it is a step less cvt design. Probably okay day to day in flattish parts of the country but in hilly West Yorkshire it struggled when going uphill trying to maintain even a modest speed. There was a 'sport mode' which allowed up and down shift points using finger paddles behind the steerin...
by fivebikes
17 Apr 2017, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike

Just found this pic which gives a good idea of space available. The hybrid battery is in the spare wheel well under the floor but there's enough space for a space saver spare or you can rely on the roadside repair kit that comes with car.....some kind of sealant as a get you to a garage fix. https:/...
by fivebikes
17 Apr 2017, 4:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike

Hi, If you can get hold of a Honda Jazz hybrid you can get two full sized bikes in with front wheels off when the rear seats are folded flat. The bikes will go in upright and pointing forwards, at either side of the space,leaving loads of luggage room between them too. You'll have to settle for a se...
by fivebikes
8 Jun 2016, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drilling fork for lorider mounts
Replies: 18
Views: 1315

Re: drilling fork for lorider mounts

Sorry, missed the previous posts!