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by deliquium
13 Feb 2008, 5:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Custom Framebuilder?
Replies: 13
Views: 2098

Thanks melw1

From what I could gather on Hewitt's website, only complete bikes are offered? Maybe a 'phone call would be in order. I only want a frame. Certainly close, and looks promising.
by deliquium
13 Feb 2008, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Custom Framebuilder?
Replies: 13
Views: 2098

Unfortunately? No, that's wrong - fortunately, living in Snowdonia, a Northwestern framebuilder is more convenient.
by deliquium
9 Feb 2008, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vernon Barker Frames?
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Vernon Barker Frames?

Has anyone had any experience of these?
by deliquium
9 Feb 2008, 8:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Custom Framebuilder?
Replies: 13
Views: 2098

Re: Frame builders

david grimshaw wrote:How about Villiers-Velo?
try: paul@villiers-velo.co.uk
Interesting site.
David


Thanks David. Another very interesting looking possibility, but as you say, not in my neck of the woods unfortunately.
by deliquium
8 Feb 2008, 11:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Custom Framebuilder?
Replies: 13
Views: 2098

Thanks glueman - that's one I wasn't aware of - and looks promising!

I know of Dave Yates, Longstaff, Mercian and Roberts, so any other suggestions would be welcome.
by deliquium
8 Feb 2008, 11:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Custom Framebuilder?
Replies: 13
Views: 2098

Custom Framebuilder?

Looking for a new 26in. wheel compact touring frame.

Any suggestions/recommendations who to consider?
by deliquium
5 Feb 2008, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring wheel size
Replies: 34
Views: 2821

by deliquium
5 Feb 2008, 3:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another audax frame question
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

eileithyia wrote:Now that Longstaff has gone down the pan...


Sorry to undo this thread a bit - but I feel this language rather insensitive to George's family, staff and customers.
by deliquium
3 Feb 2008, 11:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ergo/STi Levers + Travel Agents + V brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

My apologies Oracle, you did indeed. Which ones do you use?
by deliquium
3 Feb 2008, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ergo/STi Levers + Travel Agents + V brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

Thanks all.

And we haven't mentioned Brake Pads/Block materials!
by deliquium
3 Feb 2008, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ergo/STi Levers + Travel Agents + V brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

What impressed me most about the V brakes and Tektro levers, was the "feel" - they felt gradual, steady and stopped the bike with little effort on the levers, whether from the hoods or drops.

Thanks Mick - the Google search was easier.
by deliquium
3 Feb 2008, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ergo/STi Levers + Travel Agents + V brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

Ergo/STi Levers + Travel Agents + V brakes

Apologies if this has cropped up before, but I don't seem to have much joy with the SEARCH facility here. Has anyone used this combination? I believe someone commented it made braking snatchy? Anyone else found this? The reason I ask, is I've just ridden a drop bar tourer with V brakes and Tektro de...
by deliquium
14 Jan 2008, 3:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatposts + Ahead Handlebar Stems
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Yeah, but it would be difficult for me to Humbrol over the George Longstaff script on my downtube? Tee hee!
by deliquium
14 Jan 2008, 3:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatposts + Ahead Handlebar Stems
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Seatposts + Ahead Handlebar Stems

Has anyone come across both in plain satin/matte black - without silly white logos?
by deliquium
18 Jul 2007, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem Length Steering Geometry
Replies: 26
Views: 4516

Thanks all. I too wonder how much is psychological. I haven't cycled for 6 years until the beginning of the year, and it may well be a confidence thing. The dreaded shimmy hasn't occured as yet. Just that the steering feels very light and quick. Most steering appears to be done by leaning, but this ...