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wiresmith

Member since Jun 2016 • Last active May 2022
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  • in Glasgow
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    Glasgow Bike Hive would be my recommendation

  • in Glasgow
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    Sundale Avenue, Clarkston, last night, you with a fixed wheel and wide bars, about 1940, I was on my Brompton. Was this you?

  • in Glasgow
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    Got my frame back from ESP yesterday. £65. Very happy with the job, here's some pics. I think he hung it from the seat post clamp, there's the tiniest minor defect. Pictures here

  • in Glasgow
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    £65 for the main frame (no forks in this case). That's with the colours he had in stock, he says others are available but may charge more for special orders. And he can handle sparkles too. Was affable, presentable and professional. I'll post back in a week or so when I get the frame back.

  • in Glasgow
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    Just spoke to the main man on the phone, and he was very personable.

    "What colours do you have?" I asked.
    "What colour is it you want?"
    "Dark/Forest Green if possible."
    "Sure we can sort something out"

    Pretty obvious to say, but they expect the frame stripped down and free from oil and grease, if they have to degrease it themselves then they charge extra. Heading up there in a bit.

    I will of course report back on the rest of the process and pricing, and pictures too.

  • in Glasgow
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    @TotalShanner Here's a picture of the Genesis IO I had powder coated about two years ago. The process of colour selection was something like this:
    "What colour do you want it?"
    "A sort of green, khaki colour?"
    -geezer goes and rummages around and comes out with some object that had been powder coated
    "Like this?"
    "Yes, that's close enough."
    I wouldn't go expecting too much in terms of choice, I think their 'bread and butter' is more pedestrian powder coating jobs, you know, car parts, boxes, basic metal parts etc. You could always do the sparkle yourself with some Spraybike sparkle top coat.
    Anyway, I was pleased with it, and @M_V assembled it, so perhaps he comment about how clean the threads were etc

  • in Glasgow
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    @TotalShanner I'll be dropping a frame with ESP this week and collecting it probably week after next, shall I report back ?

  • in Glasgow
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    Of the clubs that Skydog mentions, probably Glasgow Wheelers and Glasgow Green are better represented at the track, and also worth mentioning VC Glasgow South too. Obviously the velodrome is pretty much out of bounds currently I think, can't see the usual winter track league happening.

  • in Glasgow
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    Nothing organised this weekend AFAIK, rest assured new rides will be posted as and when. I'm further north this weekend myself.

  • in Glasgow
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    Rolling out from Battlefield Rest tonight at 7pm. @M_V will guide us out through Cambuslang, up the green lane Turnlaw Road, then left at the top towards High Blantyre, at which point we head south and east, taking in the villages of Glassford, Chapelton, Stonehouse and Sandford. After taking the Roman Road near Sandford, we will then turn our route and thoughts homeward through Strathaven and the undulating lanes to Eaglesham, Clarkston, then hopefully we'll just catch the offy for a malted recovery beverage somewhere. Here's my bit of the route so far: https://www.strava.com/routes/2724894918­310310064

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