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by Russcoles
29 Jan 2011, 2:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how to fit this bag to my bars?
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: how to fit this bag to my bars?

I'm sure I've seen somewhere a handlebar extender. This is a device that clamps to the bars near the stem and basically creates a little extra handlebar in front for all the extra gizmos you can't fit on your handlebars (lights, computers etc.). Maybe something like that would help?
by Russcoles
26 Jan 2011, 1:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1698
Views: 481044

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Also a Dawes Kingpin:) http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles11/PICT0031.jpg This one is a 1975 Kingpin. The frame and forks have had V brake bosses and a front mech mount brazed on, New BB and chainset, 406 wheels, new stem and handlebars. Basically everything replaced :) The finishing ...
by Russcoles
25 Jan 2011, 6:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ahhhh booking bike on Train !
Replies: 16
Views: 1484

Re: Ahhhh booking bike on Train !

My experience of cross country trains is limited. I did take one from Bristol Templemeads to Bristol parkway once and was amazed that they had bike spaces in every carriage! I have used 1st Great westerns old 125's a fair bit and had difficulty fitting my folder in. That said, its so hard to book bi...
by Russcoles
25 Jan 2011, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend Me a Windproof Fleece Hat.
Replies: 24
Views: 1995

Re: Recommend Me a Windproof Fleece Hat.

I tried using a hat under my helmet but then found that putting my rain cover over the helmet keeps my head warm enough. Believe it or not but its waterproof too! During the really cold weather I used a scarf to cover my ears, mouth and nose. I also tend to use a pair of cheap ski goggles to keep th...
by Russcoles
24 Jan 2011, 7:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Preparing a bike for sale- how far to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Preparing a bike for sale- how far to go?

Well I once bought the bike advertised with this photo from ebay: http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/Russcoles11/cresswellfold-it.jpg I paid £6, if they had fixed the tyres, removed the knackered mudguards and had ANY other saddle they might have gotten a lot more. Also NEVER advertise with a ...
by Russcoles
20 Jan 2011, 6:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pimp my Kingpin
Replies: 25
Views: 7868

Re: Pimp my Kingpin

Oh and to help out the original poster, which I seem to have completely forgotten to do in my previous posts: I would recommend replacing the bottom bracket and cranks in order to reduce weight. Consider buying parts second hand from ebay, its all too easy to spend a fortune doing up an old bike so ...
by Russcoles
20 Jan 2011, 6:27pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pimp my Kingpin
Replies: 25
Views: 7868

Re: Pimp my Kingpin

451 tyres aren't really difficult to get. There is admittedly less choice in 451's and the cheapest 451 tyre is twice the price of my michelin diablo's. With 406's my toe clips tend to scrape on the ground when cornering so that little extra height might make all the difference. I'm not saying that ...
by Russcoles
20 Jan 2011, 4:56am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pimp my Kingpin
Replies: 25
Views: 7868

Re: Pimp my Kingpin

With my Kingpin I had braze ons added for V brakes and front mech, had the rear stretched to take new wheels (the old 500A wheels are too much hassle to get tyres for). I then used 406 wheels (in hindsight 451's would have been better for ground clearance) and a 7 speed freewheel and new cranks and ...
by Russcoles
20 Jan 2011, 4:44am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Small-Wheel Shout Out!
Replies: 26
Views: 5745

Re: Small-Wheel Shout Out!

Modified 1975 Dawes Kingpin
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