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by Secret Sam
18 Feb 2008, 10:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Let's say the last 25 years...
Replies: 54
Views: 4695

Oh...and LED lights are such a collossal leap forward, it's not true - decent lights with an 80 hour battery life, that weigh nothing and fit in your pocket - remember those hideous old grey Ever Ready things?!?!?!?!? Or Wonder Lights (as in "Wonder if they'll work today")?!?!!??! And down...
by Secret Sam
18 Feb 2008, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Let's say the last 25 years...
Replies: 54
Views: 4695

An interesting post, was thinking the same myself, as have returned after a gap of 15 years...my two penneth: 1. Indexing is ace but ONLY if the whole thing's set up perfectly and the cables are not stretched...'cos then it goes to hell. With old 'hunt the gear' shifters the set up was less of an is...
by Secret Sam
14 Feb 2008, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 13
Views: 1061

SKS narrow's are the business, have them on my Sirrus, super duper, and relatively easy to fix - keep a hacksaw handy for trimming the stays, they're made of girders...
by Secret Sam
12 Feb 2008, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old frame, new bits
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Mmm...thanks for advice...have just rescued it from the tender clutches of Condor, asked the fella there for advice on whether to update it...and was told "don't bother" With the Cycle to Work scheme a possible, I can see his point - I was chatting to a guy there picking up a new Agio, a £...
by Secret Sam
11 Feb 2008, 4:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old frame, new bits
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Old frame, new bits

Thoughts...renovate old frame (531, see thread below), get it stretched for modern wheels, and then buy cheap new or second hand bike (eg Carrera) and put new bits on old frame (15 yo but only done 1,000 miles or so)

Hmmmm...or just buy decent cheap frame and bits...
by Secret Sam
11 Feb 2008, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Respray
Replies: 9
Views: 2491

Thanks all - sounds like Vaz or the Colourwhatsit guys are my best options

Bike in for some TLC at condor tonight - will ask their opinion on whether it's worth it
by Secret Sam
5 Feb 2008, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Respray
Replies: 9
Views: 2491

Respray

I need a respray for my old 531, it's a bit battered and rusty but hasn't done many miles...but I don't want to spend a fortune

Can anyone recommend somewhere in the London / Bucks area?

Thanks