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WilkinsonCycles

Member since Oct 2018 • Last active Mar 2020
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Cyclist, ex-messenger, ex-Brompton factory brazer, frame builder, university technician living in Homerton, London E5.

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  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Hi,

    My blog hasn't been updated for years due to 2 babies and a house refurb project, but http://www.wilkinsoncycles.com 

    Or http://www.ninelittletubes.wordpress.com­

    These url's point to the same place. I was also a brazer for Brompton for 7 years.

    The jig is at my workshop is in Tottenham Hale, N17 0UR.  I live in Homerton E5 0EG.

    My email is mwilkinsoncycles AT gmail.com

    Regards,

    Matt

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Hi, I did withdraw it from sale, but my frame building method has changed to prototyping folding bikes, so I might still sell the jig. I don't have time to ship abroad though.
    Please feel free to ask any questions.

    Thanks,

    Matt

  • in Jobs
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    Decent independent bike shops are like gold dust. To be a bike mechanic in London with a big name retailer you either need to live with your parents or have a cheap co-habitation setup to survive on £17k or so. Or get a job as a university technician and start on £31k with good pension and 2 hours of breaks per day.

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  • in Frame Builders
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    Hello,

    I already posted this for sale in classifieds but as I haven't been on this forum since about 2012 I didn't realise there was a frame builders section too.
    My Sputnik Tool frame jig is about 4 or 5 years old. I'm trying to move to a more sub-assembly based production method for a folding bike I've been prototyping and so I can now reluctantly put this great jig up for sale. I'll throw in the rolling, rotating stand that I made. There are 3 dummy axles: 120mm, 130mm and 135mm. And 3 different sized lower head tube spacer rings. I asked Jeff at Sputnik to add more standoff distance than normal on this jig.
    I'm looking for £3000 and would prefer collection or I could deliver within 100 miles for fuel cost. It's in Tottenham Hale, London.
    Please message me for pictures and info.
    Thanks,
    Matt

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I have a Sputnik Tool frame jig for sale on a rolling, rotating stand that I made myself.
    About 4 years old. Good condition.
    Comes with 3 dummy axles : 120mm, 130mm, 135mm. Also several lower head tube adaptor rings for different head tube sizes.

    Cost me about £4500 without a stand including shipping, handling and customs.
    I'm looking for £3000.
    Happy to deliver within 100 miles for fuel cost.
    Please message me for more information and pictures.
    Thanks!
    Matt

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