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rwn

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active May 2019

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  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I will be on Skye when you arrive so can’t help with storage but maybe try asking here https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/3287­57/
    I’ve done the Ullapool to Thurso bit of your route which was nice, especially Ullapool to Durness. The north coast was nice but a bit samey.

    Enjoy the trip!

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Hi - sorry about that! Pics work on my laptop but I also couldn't see them on the phone. Anyway- link to album is here which works on my phone at least:

    https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0iG­6XBubJ0AFaK

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    I bought the frame, a Viking Mileater from early 1950s in Reynolds 531, from fellow Forumenger in 2012. I had it Armortex powercoated (mint green) and built this up as fixed. I rode it a lot around London, but after moving to Edinburgh and having a kid this never gets ridden. It'd be good to give it a good home.






    Full frame specs in the original conversation: https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/1910­82/ £50

    A few touches of rust (see pics for the worst parts) from being neglected in the shed :(

    Wheels are V-Sprint Track Wheels - Novatec (Silver 30mm - machined Front, Silver Novatec Front, Silver 30mm - machined Rear, Silver Novatec Rear, Silver spokes, 2 Cross Front, Pair)

    Tyres are Schwalbe Blizzard Sport - quite worn and needing replaced TBH

    Andel Track and Singlespeed Chainset with 1/8" CNC chainring
    option: 165mm 1/8" 48t polished
    Tange Sealed Bottom Bracket
    KMC 1/8" Singlespeed chain
    Tange Levin 1" Threaded Headset
    Zenith (Gran Compe) Forged Quill Stem
    , clamp: 26.0mm , length: 80mm , colour: polished silver
    Tektro R359/R369 Brake Calipers (front and rear)
    Tektro Aero R200A/RL340 Drop Bar Brake Levers
    3TTT Gran Prix Form handlebar / 40 cm / 25.8 mm Clamp
    Brooks B17 Special Bike Saddle - Copper/Black
    Brooks Leather bar tape

    I'd consider a splitting but would prefer not.

    Price £250

    Current location Edinburgh but we can work out shipping.
    Could potentially bring to London on Wednesday 29th May (getting train down for a meeting in Bloomsbury)

    Edit: add pics properly

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    So I'm thinking about selling the fixed and not sure what it's worth - can the hive mind please value this? I pulled the old emails up and copypasted the spec here so it includes the new prices from 2012. These suggest a tag of £500 which is obviously high as that's 7 years old now.

    Pics: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0iG­6XBubJ0AFaK

    I bought the frame, a Viking Mileater from early 1950s in Reynolds 531, from fellow Forumenger in 2012. I had it Armortex powercoated (mint green) and built this up as fixed. I rode it a lot around London, but after moving to Edinburgh and having a kid this never gets ridden. It'd be good to give it a good home.

    Full frame specs in the original conversation: https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/1910­82/ £50

    A few touches of rust (see pics for the worst parts) from being neglected in the shed :(

    Wheels are V-Sprint Track Wheels - Novatec (Silver 30mm - machined Front, Silver Novatec Front, Silver 30mm - machined Rear, Silver Novatec Rear, Silver spokes, 2 Cross Front, Pair) £162

    Wheels are still nice and true.

    Tyres are Schwalbe Blizzard Sport - quite worn and needing replaced

    Andel Track and Singlespeed Chainset with 1/8" CNC chainring
    option: 165mm 1/8" 48t polished 79.95 GBP 1 £79.95 GBP
    Tange Sealed Bottom Bracket
    length: 110mm 20.95 GBP 1 £20.95 GBP
    KMC 1/8" Singlespeed/Track Chain Silver 9.95 GBP 1 £9.95 GBP
    Tange Levin 1" Threaded Headset
    colour: chrome 18.95 GBP 1 £18.95 GBP
    Zenith (Gran Compe) Forged Quill Stem
    , clamp: 26.0mm , length: 80mm , colour: polished silver £19.95 GBP 1 £19.95 GBP
    Tektro R359/R369 Brake Calipers (front and rear)
    , option: R369 (deep drop) £31.95 GBP 1 £31.95 GBP
    Tektro Aero R200A/RL340 Drop Bar Brake Levers (pair)
    , colour: black hoods £19.95 GBP 1 £19.95 GBP
    Dia Compe BRS Brake Cable Complete
    , option: pair , colour: black , nipple: pear £5.50 GBP 1 £5.50 GBP
    Online Purchase from Planet X - 1 x 3TTT Gran Prix Form handlebar / 40 cm / 25.8 mm Clamp, £12.49 GBP 1 £12.49 GBP
    Brooks B17 Special Bike Saddle - Copper/Black £75
    Brooks Leather bar tape - £40

    I'd consider a splitting but would prefer to not to.

    Cheers!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Anyone want to buy this bike?

    Totally inappropriate bike for Edinburgh - especially the wheels. I've not ridden it in since before the wee man was born which is a shame so hopefully one of you local (ish) folk might want it. Would consider splitting

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    My much beloved tourer-turned-dadbike was written off in an accident November (fortunately not while carrying the wee man) and now I am unbroken enough to contemplate a replacement in earnest. I have £1500 from insurance for the old bike, but am hoping to spend < 1 k£ and put the remainder in the savings towards something a bit sportier (as multi week camping tours aren't on the agenda for a few years...)

    Duties will be commuting, shopping, child ferrying and occasional faster riding. Must be compatible with a Hamax seat tube clamping seat!

    I'm thinking a basic tourer but not feeling the love from anything I've seen online. Suggestions?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    No - it's got to be round for the fixing clamp. I've got the Arkose on my list already! Great minds :)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I have been looking at some CX/"adventure" bikes... The TCX looks about right but I wonder how it might handle with 15kg of child over the back wheel... (Also does it have a non-circular seat tube? If so it's a non-starter cos of child seat clamp)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Good idea this thread! I'm not really riding except to commute at the moment - combo of busy with work/fam and injury. On a not entirely unrelated note, what replacement bike should I get? Received an Xmas present of £1500 from a bad driver's insurance co to cover the bike - more to come in the future of unknown amount. Must be child seat compatible (and geared cos hills + toddler)

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