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Crispy

Member since Apr 2010 • Last active Nov 2019
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Prob old news, has everyone with the single speed samox chainset had their recall notice / free replacement.
    Gold CDF is really nice, was thinking of getting a Brixton and adding drops myself.

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    Just a quick snippet of the programmes, articles and photos I picked up when I got hold of my '48 Sibbit. Believed to have come from Jack's niece Dorothy and her Father Stanley.

    The race programmes are a great insight, with adverts from local (Manchester) builders, Berry, Sibbit, Denison, Stenton, as well as national & other adverts from Carlton, Soens, adverts for bread and breweries etc.
    Many famous names in the entries for races, with some entries filled in. If you know of a local cycling hero from this era, chances are, they are in these.
    Pictures from Fallowfield track show Reg Harris and others of the era (Tommy Godwin?)

  • in Manchester
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    I reckon the google maps mancunian backstreet handjob, runs a close second

  • in Current Projects
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    De-pengy'd (From a few pages back)
    Shakedown ride - Nothing rattled, squeaked or fell off. Which was nice.
    1948 Jack Sibbit - VCC members can see a little of its history.

  • in Current Projects
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    (Crap phone) sneak peek pic of almost finished '48 project. Built in Manchester by olympic medalist and 20's/30's track star. Still some fettling to do.

  • in Manchester
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    Free for collection: Absolute rat bastard Peugeot - Maybe for spares / polo / pub.
    Currently filthy, used for commuting the last 5+ years - Knackered.
    58CM C-C seat and top tube. ~84 / 85 stand over.
    90's minty green with Shimano 14 speed indexed gears

    Bad bits:
    Slight bulge in seat-tube at top, maybe that's why saddle swivels a bit, but it's NEVER dropped in the last year since i noticed it.
    Needs new front wheel - Worn
    Needs new rear wheel - Blown two spokes, out of true
    Needs new rear tyre - Worn
    Needs new pedals - Cheap and worn
    Needs new chainrings (Stronglight) - Worn

    OK bits:
    Has OK ~120mm quill stem and handlebars
    New-ish Clarke type brake shoes (removable pad type)
    ~9 Month old specialized saddle
    Fluted seat post - probably some weird size
    ~12 Month old Tortec rack fitted with fittings for frames with no brazed on top mounts

    It is rideable and I've ridden it in the current state for the last six months over winter. If I could be bothered I'd part it out and make a couple of quid, but a long term project and new bike means it has to go, and if it's of any use, I'd rather it not just be scrapped.

    It can be collected from near Hyde Road bus depot or Ardwick McDonalds...
    Anybody interested??

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    Probably common knowledge now, but outdoor jumble at Velodrome Sunday 20th August from ~10AM.

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    I'll be going, got a couple of early bits to sell on to fund painting my '48 project. Hopefully the weather will be fine as usual, otherwise it will be in the velodrome foyer.

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