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by JohnW
27 Sep 2019, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front light positition
Replies: 61
Views: 1616

Re: Front light positition

With winter coming we've decided to get ourselves some lights so we're not tied by daylight hours for our rides. Where is the best place to mount the front light, forks or handlebars? I last had lights on an old Raleigh that had a mount brazed to the fork. With the bulbs of the time running from a ...
by JohnW
27 Sep 2019, 10:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17403

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Brucey wrote:completely baffled by this one....

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Don't think about it Brucey
by JohnW
22 Sep 2019, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.
Replies: 46
Views: 1689

Re: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.

John No I haven't tried one but they seems to project rearward about the same as a bar end gear lever which I have tried and don't like for that reason,however I could be wrong in that assumption. If your mate has one best bet is trying his on your bike. I'm belatedly responding to this post from r...
by JohnW
20 Sep 2019, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.
Replies: 46
Views: 1689

Re: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.

I'm just doing an update on my last post...............................The nearer to horizontal you have the drops, the easier it is to adjust to the right angle. Lower drop bar angle of dangle can mean that some bars won't allow the sprintechs to be positioned at the right angle for the rider's no...
by JohnW
20 Sep 2019, 12:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.
Replies: 46
Views: 1689

Re: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.

I'm just doing an update on my last post -if anyone's interested. I continue to find them a boon. They don't work a miracle, they don't give you a perfect view - how could they considering their size and location - but they make a good attempt. I wouldn't be without mine. I finally fit them on my 'o...
by JohnW
19 Sep 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend a solicitor
Replies: 24
Views: 2599

Re: Can anyone recommend a solicitor

Apologies for reopening a thread, but how long did your recovery from a broken collarbone take? I.e. as in being able to ride to a certain extent and/or having a full blown, hard pushed ride? n I'd developed a position and technique that didn't require it and I was back on 150ish mile rides within ...
by JohnW
18 Sep 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend a solicitor
Replies: 24
Views: 2599

Re: Can anyone recommend a solicitor

magri21 wrote:.....................
....................Sadly I have quit cycling as the fear now is too much to ride a bike

I was determined that wouldn't happen.
Part of it is frame of mind.
by JohnW
18 Sep 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend a solicitor
Replies: 24
Views: 2599

Re: Can anyone recommend a solicitor

I've had a few enforced lay-offs while bones healed.... broken collarbone and getting out of the saddle and pulling up on the bars was impossible for me at the time Apologies for reopening a thread, but how long did your recovery from a broken collarbone take? I.e. as in being able to ride to a cer...
by JohnW
12 Sep 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harmful 'phone calls
Replies: 43
Views: 1414

Re: Harmful 'phone calls

Sat on the bus last night and received such a call Two young ladies across the way were giggling at my response. As a 60-year-old male... They now think I am an unemployed 25 living in a run-down flat, can't afford a washing machine or TV and running a very basic cheap Android phone. So the exercis...
by JohnW
12 Sep 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harmful 'phone calls
Replies: 43
Views: 1414

Re: Harmful 'phone calls

It was most definitely German and I think Herzogenrath. The number was displayed on the screen on my landline 'phone handset. I didn't answer of course - the tip-off about a malevolent web-site referred to the translation site..........I'm grateful for my 'protection' because I was completely innoce...
by JohnW
12 Sep 2019, 3:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame id??
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Frame id??

Hi I'm going to guess at a Carlton, sadly not too high up the range Regards tim-b My guess - and certainly only a guess - is the same..............and I'd agree with tim-b. That's only because I had one similar - it was destroyed by a motorist in 1970 (didn't do my leg much good, either). This make...
by JohnW
12 Sep 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harmful 'phone calls
Replies: 43
Views: 1414

Harmful 'phone calls

I had a call from 02406 374891. A number I don't know and haven't seen before. I didn't pick it up. I 'Googled' it and found three German speaking sites, which I couldn't make head nor tail of. On the 'Google' page (not Google actually - search engine page - but you'll know what I mean) there was an...
by JohnW
12 Sep 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First headset
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: First headset

Never ordered a headset before as previous frames always came with them. Does a complete headset kit from Cane Creek come with the scuff washer and thrust plate? Last headset was CK and all these items came with it but don't see them mentioned on CC website? Why not go back to the bike shop that yo...
by JohnW
11 Sep 2019, 11:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17403

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Brucey wrote:"over seventy models in full colour"

Disappointingly, they meant the bicycles.

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The rider is stood on tip- toe, and look where the top tube is. That frame is far too big for her! :o :o :o
by JohnW
11 Sep 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17403

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Brucey wrote:"does my bum look big in this?"
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We don't know - she's looking the wrong way! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: