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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 31 Aug 2011, 12:31pm

littleman wrote:Pic's to follow [begging everyone's indulgence].

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 31 Aug 2011, 12:34pm

littleman wrote:Pic's to follow [begging everyone's indulgence].


Pictures are obligatory! I'm glad your wait is over.

I mentioned my new handlebars to my wife yesterday. She asked the inevitable question about how many components of the original bike are actually still there? :roll: :oops: I was hoping she wouldn't notice my n+1 by stealth.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 31 Aug 2011, 5:40pm

She asked the inevitable question about how many components of the original bike are actually still there?


Don't worry about it Jim. I bought a new bike in 2008 and now all that is left of the original (including the frame!) are the handlebars, stem, shifters, brakes and chainset.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 31 Aug 2011, 7:04pm

one-off togglers seem to be getting more and more expensive :shock:

Item number: 190563021302

obviously for someone wealthy and short

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 1 Sep 2011, 11:47am

Do we have anyone near leeds? I can't remember.
Was hoping someone might collect & put an ebay purchase in the post for me, assuming I win it of course!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 1 Sep 2011, 1:25pm

S.O.S - Save Our Steel!
1971 Raleigh Mercury
2010 Condor Fratello
1980 Peugeot Tandem
1989 MBK Aventure MTB
195? Viking Severn Valley
1951 Raleigh Lenton Sports
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 1 Sep 2011, 4:49pm


Nope, but please help yourself :wink:

Suits you, sir :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 1 Sep 2011, 4:51pm

Littleman musta gone on a really long ride :?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 1 Sep 2011, 5:16pm

Down at the TCT Beachside HQ sitting in the sun and firing up the barbecue. It's 1st Sept and cycling is allowed again. Anyone want to join us? Praps littlemans on his way? :-)
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 1 Sep 2011, 5:32pm

S.O.S - Save Our Steel!
1971 Raleigh Mercury
2010 Condor Fratello
1980 Peugeot Tandem
1989 MBK Aventure MTB
195? Viking Severn Valley
1951 Raleigh Lenton Sports
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby littleman » 1 Sep 2011, 5:41pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Littleman musta gone on a really long ride :?


Ha! No, strangely enough I've just got back from my very first bike-ride since I was a kid - Bliddy Marvellous.

It really was terrific, I'd forgotten just how exhilarating it is - felt like a kid again. Not to say I didn't struggle at times - I really really did. Legs like jelly and all that, puffing and a sweating. Lots of photo opportunity's but didn't take the camera with me - thought a Pashley and me would be quite heavy enough? - Cycled just a mile to the nearest access to the cut and travelled along that - Fabulous. The canal goes rural quite quickly and I pedalled happily along, not really found my old sense of balance yet and got a bit close to the edge sometimes - also I have to step out of the saddle in order to put my feet down so there were a few less than elegant dismounts. turned off after a few miles onto the lanes and headed back [I'd noticed that I was tiring already] and I didn't want to find myself too far out and still have the return journey!! Anyhoo..... the return journey by road included quite a few gentle hills and steep slopes - in my weakened state my little legs did struggle a bit. But only once did I hop off and walk - seemed better than hurting myself and looking a prat than looking cool and not being able to ride again for a week?
All in all I was out for an hour and a half, and I've just measured on my Autoroute and it says six and three quarter miles? - Appalling I know ....... but I had a pretty good time, lovely sunshine and already I'm noticing things I've missed in the car. Riding on the road was scary - not helped I must admit by all the horror stories I've read on here, and I did naughty things like hopping onto the path when I bottled the busier roads [Housing estates]. Got scalped once but decided to let him go [arf] - one pretty lady smiled at me but the other five didn't, got to use my "ding-dong bell" once and apologised immediately.

I am now going to try and take some pic's in the yard and post them.........................................

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Edwards » 1 Sep 2011, 6:20pm

littleman wrote:All in all I was out for an hour and a half, and I've just measured on my Autoroute and it says six and three quarter miles? - Appalling I know ....... but I had a pretty good time


That is not that slow 13.5 mph average. Did you take a mobile phone with a camera?
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby littleman » 1 Sep 2011, 7:12pm

Here we go then....................... sorry about the delay.


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What I've come to think of as the classic shot of the Para/Tube bike.

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Sexy shot outside the back door.

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And again..........

I've chosen to show the "other" side as I much prefer the look of that business like bottom bracket??



Re- Camera's ........ I've got a decent Lumix type camera ........ no phone cam' - and even my old normal mobile phone spends most of it's life languishing in the fruit-bowl - unloved and unfed!
I really am an old farty and it's not that I'm a techno-phobe? But rather I really am just happier sitting in the back of the cave watching all the youngsters wearing themselves out.

And I'm really impressed if that is truly the average I was achieving?? I wasn't trying too hard - just kind of chuffling along, but only 'cos I didn't want to embarrass myself any more than I had to!!!

Anyway all .............. speak later when all the pish-taking dies down.



Oh....... and PS ............. My bliddy Bum hurts.......................... am I doing it right??

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 1 Sep 2011, 8:26pm

littleman wrote:Oh....... and PS ............. My bliddy Bum hurts.......................... am I doing it right??


Probably. The saddle might take a few rides to conform to the shape of your bottom - or vice-versa. If you haven't thought too much about saddle height and such, it's worth having a quick look at some of the common advice. My favourite notes on bike fitting are at http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm

Those are lovely pictures - you must be really pleased. The bicycle looks too clean though. I can recommend some bridleways in Dorset for picking up the required bits of undergrowth, scuffs from falling off etc.
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