What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

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Squibnocket
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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby Squibnocket » 30 Oct 2020, 9:19am

New/ old bike currently going through a restoration. Bargain at £140 and since sold the incorrect 8 speed groupset for £100!
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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby fausto99 » 30 Oct 2020, 5:57pm

A Wahoo Kickr bike! ! Looks like a long hard winter and we didn't spend anything on holidays, so....

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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 30 Oct 2020, 7:19pm

Hi,
Gloves with extra thick gel pads (6mm) they seem to be doing the trick.........no hand pain :)
They are now £2 dearer :(
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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby djnotts » 30 Oct 2020, 8:12pm

Ergotec City Lady swept back 'bars. Unused from Ebay. Not sure why "Lady", maybe because slightly narrower than current fashion. Fitted, test on ctc Easy Ride tomorrow.
Only saved a fiver on full retail, but every little helps!

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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby cycle tramp » 30 Oct 2020, 10:06pm

Brucey wrote:
cycle tramp wrote:…. I've never received second hand parts which are so new and so unbelievably shiny ….


I don't remember those parts being that shiny when they were brand new BITD. Has there been some black magic at work....?

cheers


Not from me... sadly if I use the parts they'll never be as clean or shiny again. A couple of nights ago I caught the tail end of a program in which an architect built his own house and mounted a Ducati motorcycle on the wall as a piece of art. I did get to wonder if I should really mount these pieces in a picture frame and hang it on my wall as art in it's own right.

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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby Brucey » 31 Oct 2020, 1:12am

FWIW I think I have the same huret 'eco' parts in good useable condition somewhere. So if you have the urge to use parts like that, you shouldn't have to ruin those if you don't want to.

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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby iandusud » 31 Oct 2020, 7:07am

Brucey wrote:FWIW I think I have the same huret 'eco' parts in good useable condition somewhere. So if you have the urge to use parts like that, you shouldn't have to ruin those if you don't want to.

cheers


I wonder how many Eco rear mechs Huret made. They were fitted to just about every mass produced 5 or 10 speed bike of European origin at one time (unless they were fitted with the plastic Simplex horror!).

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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby De Sisti » 3 Nov 2020, 7:10am

Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey. Arrived yesterday. £39 plus postage.

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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby pwa » 3 Nov 2020, 7:13am

De Sisti wrote:Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey. Arrived yesterday. £39 plus postage.

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Like the colour.

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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby cycle tramp » 24 Nov 2020, 10:33pm

Thanks go to (edited) Utility Cyclist (unedited Urban Cyclist) for my new handlebars. As soon as I saw them I thought they suited the character of 'the blat' more than the ones I was currently using. I used them for the first time today
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Described as moustache, I think the 30 back sweep is perhaps better described as roadster - certainly they wouldn't have looked out of place on my Grandfather's Raliegh Wayfarer... I'm guessing that in the 'everything old is new again' world of the cycling products they are 'on trend'. They certainly lend my bike a sense of class and style (I'll put a stop to that next Spring, when I'll paint the 'bars three conflicting colours and cover them in stake board stickers)
My thanks go to the (edited) Utility Cyclist ((unedited Urban Cyclist) for selling me the 'bars and also for the saddle and the cranks too (bought a good couple of years ago).
That's the great thing about this forum..... if you stick around long enough on this forum you eventually end up with enough parts to build a bicycle :-)
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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby The utility cyclist » 24 Nov 2020, 11:58pm

cycle tramp wrote:Thanks go to Urban Cyclist for my new handlebars. As soon as I saw them I thought they suited the character of 'the blat' more than the ones I was currently using. I used them for the first time today
Described as moustache, I think the 30 back sweep is perhaps better described as roadster - certainly they wouldn't have looked out of place on my Grandfather's Raliegh Wayfarer... I'm guessing that in the 'everything old is new again' world of the cycling products they are 'on trend'. They certainly lend my bike a sense of class and style (I'll put a stop to that next Spring, when I'll paint the 'bars three conflicting colours and cover them in stake board stickers)
My thanks go to the Urban Cyclist for selling me the 'bars and also for the saddle and the cranks too (bought a good couple of years ago).
That's the great thing about this forum..... if you stick around long enough on this forum you eventually end up with enough parts to build a bicycle :-)

You're welcome and urban cyclist is probably as fitting as Utility Cyclist :D

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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby mattsccm » 25 Nov 2020, 6:17am

Pair of Schwalbe G one S or what ever they call them this year. 35mm tubeless. Have used the 30mm for as long as they have existed and love them, 35mm is a sweet spot for my mixed surface commute so this weekend will see them fitted. 30 quid a pop from Merlin.

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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby landsurfer » 25 Nov 2020, 6:23am

Handle bar bungs that might actually stay in place ..... :)

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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby cycle tramp » 25 Nov 2020, 7:35am

The utility cyclist wrote:You're welcome and urban cyclist is probably as fitting as Utility Cyclist :D


Apologies, I was very tired when I wrote that post. I am very grateful for the 'bars - exactly what I was looking for :-)

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Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Postby De Sisti » 25 Nov 2020, 3:07pm

2 x Panaracer Pasela PT tyres:
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