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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby random37 » 15 Jun 2011, 5:16pm

Marvellous. 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 15 Jun 2011, 6:36pm

Life don't get more perfect than living in Norfolk with a Sunbeam 8)

Lovely photos and Norfolk is mercifully flat :D
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 15 Jun 2011, 8:23pm

Lovely to see the Sunbeam getting some use Graham, Devon was too hilly for it and it spent twenty five years in dry storage. It did get taken on the Sunbeam centenary ride back to the Wolverhampton factory in the early nineteen eighties though. Couldn't have gone to a better home!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 16 Jun 2011, 8:41am

steve browne wrote:Lovely to see the Sunbeam getting some use Graham, Devon was too hilly for it and it spent twenty five years in dry storage. It did get taken on the Sunbeam centenary ride back to the Wolverhampton factory in the early nineteen eighties though. Couldn't have gone to a better home!

I hadn't realised you'd owned it for so long :shock: Must have been quite a wrench to see it go :|

It'll get plenty of use, within the limits I set on irreplaceable bikes. The odd weekend jaunt, V-CC runs and those "looks nice outside, think I'll have a couple of hours out on a bike" types of ride 8)

It's a joy to ride and I can now see over some hedges that were previously blocking my view :D It's become joint favourite bike with the Clubman and BSA :mrgreen:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GavinC » 16 Jun 2011, 9:06am

Great photo's Graham :)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 16 Jun 2011, 9:59am

Life don't get more perfect than living in Norfolk with a Sunbeam


Gorgeous bike, lovely county - made for each other :)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 17 Jun 2011, 7:17pm

A few more photos of TCT2.
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Start of day 1 at Poole Quay

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1st Pub Stop day 1 lambs Green Inn

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Cap'n Steve and Matt

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Rob and the Crew at the wet start of day 2

Did anyone take photos of day 3?
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 17 Jun 2011, 7:23pm

'ave you photoshopped my beard, Mike? It's not really that big is it? :oops: No wonder I could feel the headwind....... It'll be much better once I've plaited it :roll:
Courtesy of Graham, I've lowered the gearing on Christine this evening by replacing the rear 20T with a 24T. Gives me a much more useable range on the rough stuff :wink: Once the Dorset style shower has passed over, I'll try it on the road instead of around the garden.

Steve

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 17 Jun 2011, 7:39pm

Greybeard wrote:'ave you photoshopped my beard, Mike? It's not really that big is it? :oops:

Well, yes it is, actually. We were thinking of giving it a name :lol:

Graham, wot never told Steve we were renaming him Beaver Features :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 17 Jun 2011, 7:43pm

GrahamNR17 wrote: wot never told Steve we were renaming him Beaver Features :wink:


Mmmm. I supose I do enjoy rivers and I'm good at woodwork - I take it that's what you meant :roll:
Steve (wot has some niggling doubt at the back of his mind :? )

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 17 Jun 2011, 8:02pm

Greybeard wrote:Steve (wot has some niggling doubt at the back of his mind :? )

You'll make Detective at this rate :roll:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 17 Jun 2011, 8:52pm

Courtesy of Graham, I've lowered the gearing on Christine this evening by replacing the rear 20T with a 24T. Gives me a much more useable range on the rough stuff Once the Dorset style shower has passed over, I'll try it on the road instead of around the garden.


24T!? I thought 22 was max and 2:1 was the min gearing?

Mike wots heard that Steve busts hub gears
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 17 Jun 2011, 8:57pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:24T!? I thought 22 was max and 2:1 was the min gearing?

You thought wrong then :wink:

MikewsMITH2 wrote:Mike wots heard that Steve busts hub gears

Well at least ya hearin' works right 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 17 Jun 2011, 9:04pm

am i the only one that's noticed rob's jaunty poses in two of those three pics? :lol:

mike - i've been riding 48/24 since i built my black one. i've gone up a 1:6 (see page 1 of this thread) on it and it didn't break :mrgreen:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 17 Jun 2011, 9:15pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:Mike wots heard that Steve busts hub gears


I prefer to think of it as exposing defects in manufacture and design weaknesses :evil: I wonder when I'll get the 9-speed back from the farterland :|

Christine is now running 48/24 - a 24t sprocket was the easiest option and avoided looking for a smaller and less pretty chainring (I did see a 60t on ebay but I can't afford the chain - or the time to make a 30t sprocket :? )

Steve