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by ian burt
1 Dec 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Campagnolo aluminium spacer approx 11mm
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Campagnolo aluminium spacer approx 11mm

HI

Does it have to be a genuine part? If not then I could make you one.

Ian
by ian burt
29 Nov 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Vintage CTC memorabilia and collectables
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Vintage CTC memorabilia and collectables

I have a small collection of CTC badges and other items for sale. For example CTC cufflinks £50 Early CTC membership disc holder complete with 1898 membership disc. £100 Custom made CTC frame label. From what I have been able to find out, this is a unique item specially made for my grandfather. £50 ...
by ian burt
16 Nov 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Pannier Repair Materials
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Pannier Repair Materials

Hi Paul

If you let me have an address I'll post the leather free of charge. I just don't want to throw it away, so the pleasure is all mine.

Ian
by ian burt
15 Nov 2019, 10:52am
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Pannier Repair Materials
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Pannier Repair Materials

Paul

It's still sitting behind my laptop so it's all yours. I'll weigh it to get an idea of the postage.

Back later, I need to get out shopping before it rains. Yep I'm a wimp.

Ian
by ian burt
9 Nov 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Pannier Repair Materials
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Pannier Repair Materials

I have some useful sized pieces of Off White soft leather that would be highly suitable for repairing Carradice panniers.

Hopefully the Guy who bought a rather battered super c rear pannier from me will see this as they could be very useful to him. Sorry I can't remember you name.

Ian
by ian burt
16 Feb 2018, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Low sugar jam
Replies: 27
Views: 1783

Re: Low sugar jam

Hi Everybody (in the voice of Dr Nic)

The lowest sugar content will be fruit spread as previously suggested but it is very expensive. Waitrose used to do some good ones and Holland and Barrett do some, 'Diabetic' jams are not recommended even for diabetics as they can give you the runs.

Ian
by ian burt
19 Nov 2014, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailers!
Replies: 164
Views: 181618

Re: Trailers!

How much luggage do you want to carry? If not a huge ammount panniers would be the best option but otherwise look at the BOB trailers. They just follow you along with no increase in width and are superb if you do any off-roading. I have now found a problem with my Carry Freedom in that although the ...
by ian burt
11 Jun 2014, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight - Activ Link Bottom Bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 3774

Re: Stronglight - Activ Link Bottom Bracket

The last set of bearings I got from BETD but they might not stock them anymore as some stronglight sizes are a bit odd. You could always try simplybearings or similar. You will need to measure the cartridge carefully, preferably with a vernier caliper to determine the outside diameter, inside diamet...
by ian burt
3 Jun 2014, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cliff Shrubb Frame Builder RIP
Replies: 10
Views: 3957

Re: Cliff Shrubb Frame Builder RIP

This is a huge loss to cycling but at least he was doing what he loved, riding his bike, right up until the end. His dry humour and world views were always a source of entertainment. To me his frame building talent was in creating the the extraordinary, the unique, the one off as is evidenced by the...
by ian burt
29 May 2012, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight - Activ Link Bottom Bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 3774

Re: Stronglight - Activ Link Bottom Bracket

There is only on way to fit teh \bb cups and when fitted the inner face of the bearings is too far apart which makes the inner thrust tube inoperative. I did a set of accurate measurements using a micrometer with the face of the bottom bracket shell as datum and this confirmed that the RH bearing is...
by ian burt
26 May 2012, 3:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight - Activ Link Bottom Bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 3774

Stronglight - Activ Link Bottom Bracket

Hi all A friends bottom bracket for her Stronglight Z'light chainset needed replacement so she ordered some cups with bearings from Spa Cycles. These were promptly sent but when I came to fit them there was a problem. The bearings were positioned differently with the RH one being abaout 2.5mm furthe...
by ian burt
16 Apr 2012, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 325
Views: 251113

Re: Favourite tea shops

Does anyone know of tea shops, cafe's, garden centres with cafe on Guernsey and Jersey. I'm touring there with friend in September.

Ian
by ian burt
22 Jan 2012, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 325
Views: 251113

Re: Favourite tea shops

South West London DA has a list of tea stops on our website so if anyone is down our way then check it out. You might have to chech with a local member for the location as the grid reference is not unique. I have pointed out to them that a six number grid reference exist many times over the country ...
by ian burt
12 May 2011, 9:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailers!
Replies: 164
Views: 181618

Re: Trailers!

Largest load on my CF so far is an under counter freezer. The Bob has had 40 lbs, but the most fun was a Xmas tree in it's pot. Car passengers did a double take when they saw a cyclist being followed by a tree.

Ian

Remember; Reduce, re-use, recycle, repair.