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by cooper_coleraine
24 Nov 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Puns here please
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Puns here please

Why did Karl Marx ( Proudhon] not drink tea? Because property is theft.
by cooper_coleraine
15 Nov 2020, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stones style price guide for cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Stones style price guide for cycles

My Fiesta is 8 years old, in perfect condition it has done14000 miles. It has been serviced by Fords every year and MOT ed when required. Working from the Stones pricel list I should probably be offered less than£2000 as a trade in. Should there be such a guide for bicycles. On this forum, size and ...
by cooper_coleraine
15 Nov 2020, 11:23am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 52 cm Ellis Briggs. Super Tourist. Withdrawn from sale.
Replies: 24
Views: 2847

Re: 52 cm Ellis Briggs. Super Tourist. Reynolds 531 Butted. 9 Speed. £575

Can you supply year of manufacture
and number,if any, of previous owners?

Thanks
by cooper_coleraine
15 Nov 2020, 9:30am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 52 cm Ellis Briggs. Super Tourist. Withdrawn from sale.
Replies: 24
Views: 2847

Re: 52 cm Ellis Briggs. Super Tourist. Reynolds 531 Butted. 9 Speed. £575

What is the year of manufacture ?

How many owners has this cycle had ?

Many thanks
by cooper_coleraine
9 Nov 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to remove a (difficult) sticker from a bike frame ?
Replies: 23
Views: 953

Re: How to remove a (difficult) sticker from a bike frame ?

Many thanks for all your advice. I shall let you know how I get on. I am so pleased because i was a bit scared about posting what might have seemed a very trivial problem, but so often it is the little problems that concern us. This morning for example I was wearing cycle specific overtrousers, my f...
by cooper_coleraine
8 Nov 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Miles and isles: "our" big Scottish bike ride
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: Miles and isles: "our" big Scottish bike ride

Thankyou. A good inspirational read.
by cooper_coleraine
8 Nov 2020, 11:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to remove a (difficult) sticker from a bike frame ?
Replies: 23
Views: 953

How to remove a (difficult) sticker from a bike frame ?

I lent my Cannondale Good Girl to a relative for a Ride London event. It now has a large Ride London sticker on the down tube. It has a " hard as nails" finish. How can I remove this sticker without spoiling the paintwork? This may appear to be fussy but I am fussy and this is a particular...
by cooper_coleraine
29 Oct 2020, 4:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!
Replies: 324
Views: 20925

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Every day
by cooper_coleraine
27 Oct 2020, 5:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Five speed freewheels; then and now.
Replies: 48
Views: 1992

Re: Five speed freewheels; then and now.

I have a 1984 Raleigh Classic with a 5 speed Maillard Normandy hub. Using friction shifters " Power Shifters" it still gives me a very smooth service, coupled with 50,40, 30. in the 1970's i had a Falcon Black diamond with a 5 speed freewheel and a single chainwheel.I toured extensively on...
by cooper_coleraine
23 Oct 2020, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SL 1050 downtube shifters
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: SL 1050 downtube shifters

Thanks for all your advice, offers etc.. Oiling helped. I notice a hairline crack in the bezel so there may be trouble ahead. The operation meets more resistance than I have been used to withdown shifters so I am checking the front derailleur and replacing the cable.
by cooper_coleraine
18 Oct 2020, 5:35pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 52 cm Ellis Briggs. Super Tourist. Withdrawn from sale.
Replies: 24
Views: 2847

Re: 21" Ellis Briggs. Super Tourist. Reynolds 531 Butted. 9 Speed.

What is the size of the single (?) chainwheel and the range of the 9 speed cassette...smallest and largest will do? Thanks. Seriously interested.
by cooper_coleraine
18 Oct 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SL 1050 downtube shifters
Replies: 5
Views: 268

SL 1050 downtube shifters

I have these on my 1987 Raleigh Randonneur. They have become very difficult to move and I want to change them. They operate a triple chainwheel and a 6 speed freewheel. They are indexed. What do I need to replace them? I have a new set of SL-R400 8 speed shifting levers. Will these work?
many thanks.
by cooper_coleraine
18 Oct 2020, 3:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New Bike Lust
Replies: 15
Views: 545

New Bike Lust

I find myself being tempted to buy a new bike. I do not need one and I like the bikes I have. I have two Raleigh Randonneurs (1987 and 1988 models). Between them they have covered over 100,000 miles and they are in first class order. I have several other good machines. Nevertheless I hanker after a ...
by cooper_coleraine
15 Oct 2020, 6:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cairn Valley Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Cairn Valley Railway

Many thanks I shall linclude it in my S W tour next year. Your description make the route appeals to me.
by cooper_coleraine
5 Oct 2020, 3:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cateye 800
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Cateye 800

Thanks again. I have given up. Clearly posting this battery to Northern Ireland is not permitted and I do not want to encourage anyone to break the rules. Perhaps posting the whole light should not have happened as the battery enclosure is detachable and the battery is not permanently embedded in th...