Spa Cycles (Harrogate) Nostalgia & Miscellaneous

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Littgull
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Spa Cycles (Harrogate) Nostalgia & Miscellaneous

Postby Littgull » 29 Dec 2017, 11:08am

I'm intrigued What's a Nidd?
A Google search gives a small village in the Harrogate district :D

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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby pwa » 29 Dec 2017, 11:40am

Littgull wrote:I'm intrigued What's a Nidd?
A Google search gives a small village in the Harrogate district :D


A leather saddle.

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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby JohnW » 29 Dec 2017, 11:51am

pwa wrote:
Littgull wrote:I'm intrigued What's a Nidd?
A Google search gives a small village in the Harrogate district :D


A leather saddle.

The Nidd's a Yorkshire River. Spa's other saddles are named after Yorkshire Rivers - e.g. the Calder, the Aire, the Wharfe, Don, Esk and Foss...........and there may be others which I've forgotten in my ignorance.

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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby Bonefishblues » 29 Dec 2017, 12:11pm

JohnW wrote:
pwa wrote:
Littgull wrote:I'm intrigued What's a Nidd?
A Google search gives a small village in the Harrogate district :D


A leather saddle.

The Nidd's a Yorkshire River. Spa's other saddles are named after Yorkshire Rivers - e.g. the Calder, the Aire, the Wharfe, Don, Esk and Foss...........and there may be others which I've forgotten in my ignorance.

I can't imagine why Cod Beck wasn't used?

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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Dec 2017, 12:14pm

Brooks saddles were named after roads
I have a B17
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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby Bonefishblues » 29 Dec 2017, 12:18pm

brynpoeth wrote:Brooks saddles were named after roads
I have a B17

I'm sure sir has his posterior on a bomber :shock:

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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby Littgull » 29 Dec 2017, 2:45pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
JohnW wrote:
pwa wrote:
A leather saddle.

The Nidd's a Yorkshire River. Spa's other saddles are named after Yorkshire Rivers - e.g. the Calder, the Aire, the Wharfe, Don, Esk and Foss...........and there may be others which I've forgotten in my ignorance.

I can't imagine why Cod Beck wasn't used?


Ah, thanks for clarifying JohnW and pwa.

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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby JohnW » 29 Dec 2017, 6:11pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
JohnW wrote:
pwa wrote:
A leather saddle.

The Nidd's a Yorkshire River. Spa's other saddles are named after Yorkshire Rivers - e.g. the Calder, the Aire, the Wharfe, Don, Esk and Foss...........and there may be others which I've forgotten in my ignorance.

I can't imagine why Cod Beck wasn't used?


Ooooh :roll: :roll: :roll: ! Cod Beck isn't nationally known - how did you come to know of it?

Obviously, the saddle names follow a theme of Rivers - go with the flow, eh?.

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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Feb 2018, 3:44pm

Been to Harrogate but never to Spa Cycles, there is a thread now about Spa, apparently the website is not so modern, is that right? Is Spa a bit old fashioned, plusminus?

What happened to Ron Kitching of Harrogate?
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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby Paulatic » 7 Feb 2018, 3:50pm

brynpoeth wrote:Been to Harrogate but never to Spa Cycles, there is a thread now about Spa, apparently the website is not so modern, is that right? Is Spa a bit old fashioned, plusminus?



I was Cycling out of Harrogate 17 yrs ago this June. I was on the right road out and I was going to call in and introduce myself. Put a face to the voice on the phone. Concentrating on so much traffic I missed their road end and was out of Harrogate before I realised.
They’ve moved since then I believe.
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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby Bonefishblues » 7 Feb 2018, 3:55pm

brynpoeth wrote:
What happened to Ron Kitching of Harrogate?

Interesting artice here:

https://bertinclassiccycles.wordpress.c ... -kitching/

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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Feb 2018, 4:12pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
What happened to Ron Kitching of Harrogate?

Interesting artice here:

https://bertinclassiccycles.wordpress.c ... -kitching/

+1
I did have some Milremo plugs in the ends of my bars, and pedals I think
Is it coincidence that both are/were in Harrogate? Was Alan Pocklington involved?
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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby TrevA » 23 Apr 2018, 12:22am

brynpoeth wrote:Been to Harrogate but never to Spa Cycles, there is a thread now about Spa, apparently the website is not so modern, is that right? Is Spa a bit old fashioned, plusminus.


I've been to both the old and the new shops. The old shop was like walking into Aladins Cave - bikes and lots of bits on display, but not in an organised fashion. They also had a garage out the back where they kept a lot of their touring bikes. The new shop is a large warehouse, with a small shop at the front. They will have probably 10 bikes on display, along with some clothing and bags. I prefer a shop where everything is on display, but I understand that is wasteful of space and the warehouse is more space efficient. The staff are very knowledgeable. I don't think the owner was there when I visited the new shop. It's actually quite a way from the centre of Harrogate, at a place called Starbeck. The road leading to the shop is right next to Starbeck railway station.

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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby colin54 » 23 Apr 2018, 8:18am

The most well known Harrogate thing named after a river is 'Crimplene ',named partly after the Crimple

Beck by ICI.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimplene

I used to like going to Spa when I lived over that way, right 'andy, and the butchers opposite the

entrance to Spa's road sold excellent pork pies.

I'd look better in loose fitting Crimplene than Lycra as a result of me Yorkshire pie habit.

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Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Postby Mike Sales » 23 Apr 2018, 8:27am

colin54 wrote:the butchers opposite the

entrance to Spa's road sold excellent pork pies.

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When I lived in Otley I had an egg and bacon pie habit from the local butchers.