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by djnotts
21 Aug 2017, 9:34am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Salsa Vaya 57cm (re-avertised due to complete timewaster)
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: Salsa Vaya 57cm (re-avertised due to complete timewaster)

I reckon "complete timewaster" is a generous description of "G Meredith". I'd have used a far more robust term - and opted for a far more robust response. You are clearly a peaceful chap. I keep looking at this ad, but I get no taller! GLWS.
by djnotts
18 Aug 2017, 7:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: OAP four-weekly?
Replies: 50
Views: 1765

Re: OAP four-weekly?

But....once a year get TWO payments in one of my usual monthly "accounting periods". Joy and excitement abounds - I can afford to buy a coffee and cake!
by djnotts
17 Aug 2017, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Count The Tank Slappers (Motorcycle)
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Count The Tank Slappers (Motorcycle)

Braver and quicker - mph and reacting! - men than I. Once I got to 2 miles a minute, I couldn't think any faster!
by djnotts
15 Aug 2017, 12:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hand signals.
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: Hand signals.

I use the hand signals as when I learned to drive - altho' LEFT is easier on a bike! And my first few m'cycles had no indicators. I do despair of cyclists who appear to consider an arm signal negates the need to give even a cursory glance behind. Mirror/look, signal, manoeuvre isn't that difficult.....
by djnotts
5 Aug 2017, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toe rubbing on wheel
Replies: 73
Views: 3911

Re: Toe rubbing on wheel

Any top tube measurement (actual or effective) is useless without seat tube angle. ... For the very serious - distance and/or speed - riders maybe, but for average say 5,000 miles p.a. folk I cannot agree. I've never given any thought to seat tube angles. As long as effective top tube within 21&quo...
by djnotts
2 Aug 2017, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toe rubbing on wheel
Replies: 73
Views: 3911

Re: Toe rubbing on wheel

"Ah - well - on a frame with a sloping top tube that doesn't give the same as on the classic diamond frame upon which the convention was based. The convention assumed a horizontal top tube. If you project horizontally from the top of the top tube at the head, to meet the centre line of the seat...
by djnotts
2 Aug 2017, 4:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toe rubbing on wheel
Replies: 73
Views: 3911

Re: Toe rubbing on wheel

"On that basis a 17" frame would be way too small for a 5'8" rider unless he has disproportionately very short legs! - very, very short legs! " Well, my favourite bike for last 3 years or so (an exceptionally long time for me to keep any bike!) is a 17.5" trek 7.5. I am a b...
by djnotts
2 Aug 2017, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toe rubbing on wheel
Replies: 73
Views: 3911

Re: Toe rubbing on wheel

"On that basis a 17" frame would be way too small for a 5'8" rider unless he has disproportionately very short legs! - very, very short legs! " Well, my favourite bike for last 3 years or so (an exceptionally long time for me to keep any bike!) is a 17.5" trek 7.5. I am a bi...
by djnotts
2 Aug 2017, 8:59am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Claud Butler Avant Coureur/New All Rounder21.5. Price drop
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: Claud Butler Avant Coureur/New All Rounder

That's very pretty, Paul! Good job I need GEARS nowadays! GLWS.
by djnotts
31 Jul 2017, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Build - Gearing Options
Replies: 46
Views: 1544

Re: New Build - Gearing Options

Gearing options are indeed really poor if one wants/needs LOW. I have been seriously considering buying myself a new - as in brand new! - bicycle as an entering 70th year present, but have given up searching. Sub-20" to say 90" .....9 speed (an aversion to 10, never mind beyond). Forget it...
by djnotts
31 Jul 2017, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh All Steel Bike restore or not
Replies: 22
Views: 1025

Re: Raleigh All Steel Bike restore or not

1950s? SA hub should give the date. I had a nice one a few years ago - rode nicely, but braking is at best interesting! Is the chaincase complete - often missing the little sliding "hatch". Certainly leave it as much "as is" as possible.
by djnotts
27 Jul 2017, 2:26pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Gorgeous RALEIGH 21.5inch RANDONNEUR
Replies: 25
Views: 2104

Re: RALEIGH 21.5inch RANDONNEUR

What pete75 says!

I suppose nearest new equivalent is

"Dawes Galaxy Classic 531 2016 Touring Bike £1,079.99 RRP: £1,799.99 Save 40%"

So 2/3rd less than List and a good few quid below Discount.
by djnotts
26 Jul 2017, 2:37pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Gorgeous RALEIGH 21.5inch RANDONNEUR
Replies: 25
Views: 2104

Re: RALEIGH 21.5inch RANDONNEUR

"... who is to say that they might have raided parts from other bins to complete it."

And at a few '00 quid what on earth does it matter?

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