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Member since Jun 2009 • Last active Aug 2019
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I am old and achy.

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  • in LFGSS Ladies
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    So looking forward to this!

    Just been scrolling through the original ride thread on the hunt for the spoke card file (no luck, but lots of happy memories recalled!).

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    Hiya. I'm selling the bike I used for the Tweed Run last year. It's all original 1980s except for the tyres - I stuck some 28mm on the original 32mms had perished.

    Small frame - would fit someone about 5'1" - 5'6". Lovely chrome mudguards, pannier rack, slightly aged sounding bell, original pump, 5spd. Dynamo wasn't working when I bought it - seller thought the lights needed new bulbs. Swept back bars for that relaxed position. I bought this about a year ago from someone who buys up vintage bikes in southern France from time to time and then brings them over here. I've only used the bike a handful of times, it's fun but I can't justify keeping it.

    Currently in Crystal Palace. If you're keen to buy I can deliver within 3-4 miles or drop a line if you want to take a look.

    £110 ono

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    Having a massive spring clearout of cycling stuff. Alarmingly, lots of it is unused or worn once. Most things I can post for £3. Happy to knock cost off if you are buying more than one thing - make me a sensible offer. You can always drop me a line to collect – I’m in Crystal Palace but will be up at LMNH a couple of times in April for evening events. If you want further pics of something let me know. Cheers!

    New or as new:

    • Union 34 Women’s ‘Summer Elements’ rain and stain repellent shorts in Patriot Blue. One in Size 16 and one in size 14 available. As new. Two pockets at the front, two zipped pockets on the rear. Lightweight and durable. Subtle reflective detail. £12
    • Dare2b Womens/Ladies Surmount Stretch Interactive Cycle Shorts. As new – only tried on and found not to fit. Size 16. Colour purple/magenta. Nylon/elastane stretch fabric. Water repellent finish. Quick drying. Adjustable shockcord waist system. Belt loops. 6 pockets (2 back, 2 hip, 2 zipped leg pockets. £12
    • Sealskinz hi-vis waterproof gloves. Size S. Never worn. £6
    • Supernatural merino sports bra. XL/16. As new. I bought the wrong size and never got around to exchanging it. £8
    • Planet X buff/under helmet skull cap. New. £5 both or £3 each.
    • Pearl Izumi Elite Roubaix thermal padded tights. As new. £15.
    • Louis Garneau padded baggy shorts. Tried on only. Size XL. £12
    • Union 34, stone-coloured, water repellent jacket. Size 14. Worn a couple of times. £15
    • Hoy Vulpine Valledemossa Race Jersey, Size XL, slate blue/grey. Short-sleeve, full zips, three rear pockets. Excellent condition – worn a couple of times only. £7
    • Vulpine Gravel Shorts. Charcoal colour. Size XL. Used. £5
    • Vulpine Storm Cap, size M, Cerise. Excellent condition, I wore it once but it is a bit too big. I’ve washed it. Water & wind resistant cycling cap for bad weather. £5
    • DHB Aeron Spring/Autumn bibtights. Padded. Used. Always worn with undershorts. Size 14. I’m 5’5” and these are a bit long in the leg for me.
    • Tactic padded ¾ knickers. Worn a couple of times with undershorts. Black with red detail. Size L. £7

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I'm sure any old tat would be suitable for you, James...

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    Wool waistcoat, black pinstriped, red vicose lining. Two pockets, collar, 6 buttons. Size 38"-40".
    £10 posted.

    Light brown / tan soft leather Aviator -style jacket. Labelled at XL but sizing is Wmns 12-14. 3 brass-coloured buttons on each cuff, 6 button-fastening. Fully lined. 4 pockets. Great condition though spot on left arm and small blemish in the leather under the arm - not visible during wear. £50 ono posted. Blooming lovely and I'd keep it if I wasn't... reassessing... my approach to wearing leather.

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    Hallo. Pair of great condition green tweed plus fours for sale, all ready for a spin around town on May 5th.
    WG Keeper's Tweed, 85% wool 14% cotton (1% WHAT-HO! presumably...).

    No label but waistband measures 33" and length from waistband to hem is 31". One rear pocket with flap and button closure. Two front pockets. Zip fly with hook. Belt loops. Heavy weight. Double padded at knees.

    £25 posted, or £20 if you can collect on a Tweed Run recce or from the Crystal Palace area. Or LMNH on the evening of 5th or 17th April.