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by JohnW
5 Sep 2019, 11:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chain Reaction?
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Chain Reaction?

There's just rumour after rumour, isn't there? It's LBS for me!
by JohnW
3 Sep 2019, 11:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

https://threespeedmania.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/pic-264.jpg Scintilla sold/built AW hubs (amongst other things) under licence. These days they are perhaps best known as suppliers of motors etc for Bosch power tools. That's a lovely picture - and the link between motors and the "helping han...
by JohnW
3 Sep 2019, 10:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

you don't say what dictionary you used but that definition is well out of date. One of the most prevalent uses of the word 'stockings' is currently in relation to (unisex) 'compression stockings' or 'support stockings', which appear (from the number and type of hits using search engines) to be abou...
by JohnW
2 Sep 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

for some reason they are often known as 'knee-length stockings' in golfing circles. For example this is a shop that sells golf socks and nothing else (it is in the name) https://matchplaygolfsocks.co.uk/shop/viewcategory.php?groupid=62 but it has a separate listing for 'knee length stockings'. chee...
by JohnW
2 Sep 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

Shorts, shoes, long socks ........... Tropical uniform in the RN for junior ratings .......... or was when I was in. No 10 uniform was white front, white shorts, black long socks and black shoes. No 10a uniform was blue working shirt, navy blue shorts, black long socks and black shoes. No 10a Relax...
by JohnW
2 Sep 2019, 10:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

the company that later became sturmey archer started out making a two-speed gear. For many years SA retained a two-speed gear in their product line-up. This particular model was sensibly arranged so that it was two-speed fixed (or freewheel), with a slight reduction from direct in first gear. This ...
by JohnW
2 Sep 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3f/32/42/3f3242134435956f9840372e41495638.jpg Aye-up Brucey - that's not Hercules! But Oh those "come-into-the-bike shed" eyes......................... Rather unsuitable knickers for cycling in though. :shock: Let me explain - the advert is for the bikes Mic...
by JohnW
2 Sep 2019, 9:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

Over loaded . These guys may have gone on to invent the triple bicycle . I maybe stretching thing here... https://live.staticflickr.com/2828/33838739392_f8399cc76e.jpg ATALA by jim goodyear , on Flickr Put anyone off cycling for life..................... :cry: :twisted: :shock: Reminds me of the ch...
by JohnW
2 Sep 2019, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

Brucey wrote:Image

Aye-up Brucey - that's not Hercules! But Oh those "come-into-the-bike shed" eyes.........................
by JohnW
29 Aug 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front light
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: Front light

I anticipate modest need for a new front light. I do not cycle much in the evening but am aware that one cannot say "never". I imagine that most runs would be to/from town: half unlit rural and half street lights, total about 10 miles. I have no particular view about battery v usb recharg...
by JohnW
29 Aug 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

Now you come to mention it rjb, there is something a bit sinister about the composition and the colouring. There are other imponderables as well - apart from the ARP warden riding a (relatively) modern bike, he's not carrying his gas mask over his shoulder! I know, it's just missing the mushroom cl...
by JohnW
29 Aug 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

slowster wrote:...................
Incidentally if you have access to BBC iPlayer I think the programme may still be on there.

Thanks slowster - I don't have that either. Never mind, eh? - you've given me the facts.
by JohnW
29 Aug 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

There's something sinister about that advert. Its reminiscent of the Blitz with the ww2 helmet and the colours of London's Burning. The all steel slogan is a bit misleading as it's probably an aluminium frame judging by the disc brakes and aluminium rims. I bet the steel content is limited to a few...
by JohnW
29 Aug 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

http://wielerjargon.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Raleigh_02.jpg http://wielerjargon.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Raleigh_01.jpg These are great! At first I thought they might be recent posters purely for the Eastern markets. But then I googled them. USA apparently ... https://blog.ohhdeer.com/hom...
by JohnW
29 Aug 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 543
Views: 16909

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

...............The video at that point describes how Raleigh made innovations in the production of its bikes, one of which was to fabricate bottom brackets from pressed steel, instead of the usual cast iron. Incidentally if you have access to BBC iPlayer I think the programme may still be on there....