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wikey

Member since Dec 2009 • Last active Sep 2020
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    I have a pair of very old track wheels
    The rear with two sprockets and a lock ring for each one
    The hubs are nice with large flanges, one if not both are airlight hubs from the 50s or 60s
    Tubeless, glued and brakeless rims I have cleaned all the glue off the rims tyre bed and have started cleaning the visible part of the rims
    The chain that was used with them is included

    Would they be of any interest to anyone??

    They are probably 60 years old or maybe more
    I know the previous owner who had the bike in family from new
    So can get exact history
    They were on a 1953 king of Mercia

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    In 2016 I got a SpeciaLized roubaix and changed cassette from shimano 11speed 11-32 to sram 11-36 and finally got a comfortable road bike with a lower bottom gear than my old 1960s steely

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    Ok
    Thanks

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    I have a pair of very old track wheels
    The rear with two sprockets and a lock ring for each one
    The hubs are nice with large flanges, one if not both are airlight hubs from the 50s
    Tubeless glued and brakeless rims
    Would they be of any interest to anyone
    They are probably 60 years old or maybe more
    I know the previous owner who had the bike in family from new So can get exact history
    1953 king of Mercia
    I can post pictures later

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    cheers bothwell,
    plans for this year are to keep cycling , add some more cash to the pot from 5 cheap old bikes i have sold and maybe sell another one or two and get a good road bike, with relaxed frame geometry and low gears for conquering all hills in peak district and beyond, currently i have 3 road bikes old and modern in there
    but the main one i ride is a 1963 reynolds 531 framed bike modified by me
    with long reach dual pivot brakes on 27inch wheels
    and compact chain set
    and 7 speed freewheel (not cassette, 13 to 34, on cold set rear forks
    and longer hollow axle
    all done by me etc...
    believe it or not it is very hard to get a road bike, drop bars with slightly lower gears than this, best i can get is like 34 front and 32 rear...
    without going to cyclocross type hybrid.
    still searching,
    good ideas very welcome ..
    mikey wikey

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    Bullheart , how are you ???

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    just seen this thread again, well done bad science you have done really well , same as myself in fact , resources for radiotherapy in the country are being neglected and chemo is taking over courtesy of the drug companies, but radiotherapy can be very effective and should be well funded. are you able to do any exercise at the moment, like an exercise bike, i got one for nothing of freecycle here in derbyshire. used it for a few months before i got on the road and mountain bikes again. you could have mine gladly if you want it , but you probably find a free one nearer to you...i am near Matlock ...
    i too have lost 2 stone since diagnosis was over 16 st now 14 and something. the something has been going down till two weeks back and is now sneaking up, always does this time of year....
    i ahve grown a beard for the winter riding and got some overshoes for my mtb shoes and still ot warm enough. down to combination of Raynauds and neuropathy from the chemo. still keeping going though, and gonna get some battery operated electric liner gloves and maybe the chemical heat pads that mountain climbers ( Everest etc) use to keep their toes warm, last for 6 hours apparently, but can t find where to buy them , will contact climbing club if need be ....
    i have a friend and she got bowel caner 8 years ago now and has changed her diet given up the c2h5oh and rides a bike a lot including some tdf stages and she was stage 4 and put on palliative care ! so keep at it and here's hoping for a really good outcome for you ...
    mikey wikey

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