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by hujev
30 Nov 2018, 1:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mercian Shop Closing
Replies: 95
Views: 3810

Re: Mercian Shop Closing

Wow, that's a shock. Can't be so good for the sales staff, but they tell it straight how it is on the post and thank goodness they're continuing their famous framebuilding which of course is how the World knows them! Let's hope the current trend toward custom handmade frames continues and they can m...
by hujev
29 Aug 2018, 11:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Classic Frame Builder Wanted
Replies: 45
Views: 3016

Re: Classic Frame Builder Wanted

Hmm, haven't been paying attention I guess as I missed this. I asked the same question back in 2015. [ https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=97853&p=909602#p909602 ] I wound up having Kevin Sayles at Woodrup build me a frame, which is a great old-style horizontal top tubes 1" ...
by hujev
17 Aug 2018, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about Indian long distance cycle tourists?
Replies: 1
Views: 312

... about Indian long distance cycle tourists?

... because I've been searching & reading a lot of 20th c. touring stories again, and there seems to be quite a few by Indians that don't get mentioned so often in 'my favo(u)rite touring books' sort of lists. I'm getting curious. An example, I've just ordered is "A dollar and the world&quo...
by hujev
16 Aug 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 2152

Re: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.

Strange question... In response to your post https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/bernard-newman-greatest-cycling-adventurer-youve-never-heard right? That's excellent - but don't ask, just do! Found it a couple days ago as was making another round of gleaning 1920s-70s English cycling books to read. My...
by hujev
8 Aug 2018, 6:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?
Replies: 68
Views: 7856

Re: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?

I've got an email chain with his estimated cost per my (fairly standard) specs (~£1200; thought I'd be decent and deposit most of the cost to limit his pre-expense!), various promise times not met (several times), etc. and confirmation of the deposit/payment so I think it'd be pretty hard for him to...
by hujev
8 Aug 2018, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?
Replies: 68
Views: 7856

Re: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?

A follow-up to this, for the information of those interested and those with ideas. As mentioned above, I transferred £1000 to Goff in September 2016 and no progress had been made (other than excuses) as of march of this year when I asked to cancel the order. The last communication I had with Goff wa...
by hujev
31 May 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Drop bar mirror.
Replies: 41
Views: 1964

Re: Drop bar mirror.

Of course a tricycle can't fall over (unless you don't lean on a corner!), but on bikes I usually fold them in when parking, just in case. Mirrycle sells replacement parts - arms, mirrors, all other bits - (they're us made, so easy enough to order here, maybe too much of a hassle in the UK). They're...
by hujev
30 May 2018, 11:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Drop bar mirror.
Replies: 41
Views: 1964

Re: Drop bar mirror.

Yes, this one: https://www.mirrycle.com/product/mountain-mirrycle-mirror/ It comes with two end wedge bits to account for bars of different diameter - fits fine on 'normal' bars I've used it on. Here's a photo of one on my Longstaff trike (I left the second 'arm' se4gment off on this one): http://hu...
by hujev
30 May 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Drop bar mirror.
Replies: 41
Views: 1964

Re: Drop bar mirror.

Another 'vote' for the Mirrycle - I like brake levers with the cables from the tops and use that version mostly, but the bar-end version is even sturdier and less hassle to install. Of course it precludes use of bar-end shifters. The one variant I can't find a cure for is my butterfly bars... no 'dr...
by hujev
11 May 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Servicing MKS Sylvan Touring pedals
Replies: 23
Views: 2060

Re: Servicing MKS Sylvan Touring pedals

These are my favo(u)rite pedals, and have them on all my bikes (the trike has Suntour Superbes!). Regreasing and adjusting them when new is a great 'old style' activity that I enjoy. I usually 'overpack' them, figuring that the extra grease oozing out helps keep dirt out a little. The only thing tha...
by hujev
1 May 2018, 10:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What to do with a written-off frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 1633

Re: What to do with a written-off frame?

Build your own Frank Berto Derailleur Testing Machine!

... Pictured on this ripoff site, from his book (which is fully worth buying - any of them!):
http://www.khurramhashmi.org/khurramweb ... ide-7.html
by hujev
3 Apr 2018, 5:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?
Replies: 68
Views: 7856

Re: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?

My Woodup/Kevin Sayles a few years ago was a 9 month wait, mentioned beforehand and worth it, and my Stanforth Kibo (Lee Cooper) was I think about 4 or so - shortish, but he's sort of famous for semi-production line methods and my customization (change the zed to an essss if you like there) from the...
by hujev
2 Apr 2018, 10:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?
Replies: 68
Views: 7856

Re: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?

Har har, the travel to show up would be more than the filing fee... If I had the timing to take a cycling tour in the UK I'd try it out of principle though... (thinking about maybe a UK tour next year though!)
by hujev
2 Apr 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?
Replies: 68
Views: 7856

Re: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?

Yes, a polite cancellation & refund has proven fruitless thus far. A couple of months ago, after another long delay I asked if we could call the whole thing off because of the time already passed and continuing delays in communication, (which I tried to politely put as to help him overcome his b...
by hujev
2 Apr 2018, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?
Replies: 68
Views: 7856

Re: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?

at near 70, life seems to have been very long indeed now, considering all the stuff that's happened during it. And, despite time accelerating as one gets older, I will never give up the pleasures of delayed gratification I liked the above philosophy as it's similar to mine. The main problem is that...