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by willcee
15 Oct 2020, 10:06pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: tan ladys leather saddle
Replies: 0
Views: 82

tan ladys leather saddle

for a new restoration of a ladys French 50's mixte i need a decent looking mid tan leather saddle.. all options open for consideration..pm with pics if poss.. will
by willcee
13 Oct 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip injury
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Hip injury

Recommended qualified trained physios... will
by willcee
13 Oct 2020, 9:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip injury
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Hip injury

Perhaps I'm being silly asking this but have you had an xray, this from someone who for maybe 4 years spent time money and pain chasing what the ''experts'' thought was a deep muscle tear until I got to one who said at your age I reckon its arthritus get an xray done.. this was after he had given me...
by willcee
11 Oct 2020, 6:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: led front headlamp
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: led front headlamp

Thanks for your illuminating reply,... as someone who in yesteryear restored machines including French stuff, I was 'edumacated' by no less a French afficanado than Norris Lockley, he had me directed onto French Ebay, even brought me a couple of machines back in his Citroen BX estate, the French hav...
by willcee
10 Oct 2020, 2:54pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Specialised roubaix elite 52cm
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Specialised roubaix elite 52cm

Apologies to anyone who feels ''offended'' but I don't suffer newbies advertising wares on probably the straightest cycle forum on the UK net with lots of decent users , its known to be somewhere where there are buyers who have means , so punters turn up with various yokes that sometimes look as the...
by willcee
9 Oct 2020, 11:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: led front headlamp
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: led front headlamp

Guys, thx, appreciate the advice however its more to fulfill a lamps position and have it looking as close to pukka as I can manage within reason , I doubt if I will ever have it illuminating the road .. but would like it to work... I don't think I will ever cycle this machine in the dark.. will
by willcee
9 Oct 2020, 9:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: led front headlamp
Replies: 8
Views: 409

led front headlamp

In process if it ever arrives of a rebuild on a smart ladys Fifties art deco type city bike.. now there a bit of chrome to have done but the headlamp if my opinion is correct wouldn't stand a rechrome shell is just too thin and rust savaged.. now this is all driven power wise with a bottle dynamo......
by willcee
8 Oct 2020, 11:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interupter brake levers
Replies: 37
Views: 1049

Re: Interupter brake levers

Thanks..I Had a look, and at the dealer install procedures reckon i'll try one for a rear brake which i don't use much anyway... let you all know when I have it mastered..just ordered from Tweeks 48 home for a rear.. I have no room for a right side...pics later will
by willcee
8 Oct 2020, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interupter brake levers
Replies: 37
Views: 1049

Re: Interupter brake levers

Parallel that would be a bit more trouble, would need another line , interupt type is used on rallye cars to break the main line to the rear brakes to enable a powerful handbrake action on the rear discs without annoying the rear circuit to the back brakes... back in the day we used the master cycli...
by willcee
4 Oct 2020, 11:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cyclo 'Oppy' derailleur
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: Cyclo 'Oppy' derailleur

Brucey et al, At this time its still in the capital, with a nephew, who, while a decent cyclist is no spannerman , and is having diffs getting one pedal off to hoik it into a cycle carton.. I have some detailed pics and will hunt them out, he picked it up for me in Stanstead in late August, took a h...
by willcee
4 Oct 2020, 10:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cyclo 'Oppy' derailleur
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: Cyclo 'Oppy' derailleur

hi Interesting contris, namely because I have this en route which seems to have a later version.. be interested to hear what you chaps think of it...will
by willcee
3 Oct 2020, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interupter brake levers
Replies: 37
Views: 1049

Re: Interupter brake levers

Interesting comments, I fitted them on any tourer or winter bike that I built in the last 12/15 years, 95 % of my time when riding was on the tops and I usually put one on the right for the front brake. The last one had only a rear left side fitted .I never had any issues with cable fraying but then...
by willcee
3 Oct 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry
Replies: 163
Views: 4926

Re: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry

Plus 1.. Innovations in engineering in vehicles and cycles are benefitting no one except the makers.. the cars suffer from a multiude of electonic issues when they get older,from 3 years on most of them are grenades, just waiting to explode and cost you thousands and I expect that similar issues wit...
by willcee
2 Oct 2020, 9:54pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Specialised roubaix elite 52cm
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Specialised roubaix elite 52cm

''exCELLENTcondition''.. pics tell a story and excellent wouldn't be within a country mile.. show the mods your membership number.. that bike hasn't seen a clean or lube in many moons.. OH and its easily adjustable to down size , maybe take 10 mins or less... just my take.. will
by willcee
29 Sep 2020, 6:24pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Friction Handlebar Levers MTB..
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Friction Handlebar Levers MTB..

Looking for a pair for an impecunious chap. his shimano ones have bitten the dust. and his age and condition now limit his mileage so having grown up with friction shifting he will be OK with a pair of these.. anyone please have a hunt in your stash.. thx will