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walkmanman

Member since Nov 2012 • Last active Feb 2019

Keen cyclist...
And petition the site Admin to allow its users to have signatures auto included in their posts (as seen on Retrobike et al). Here's mine:


Remember "We were only obeyink orders" at the Nuremburg Trials? This is crap: you people who are involved in or abetting extremism (not just that of the past/another country to ours...) must listen to yourselves/your own orders...

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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Absolutely bombproof classic track / fixed bike built from 7005 ally.

    The frame is very light and stiff, and comes with high quality lightweight components and carbon forks upgraded over the original steel ones, making it a super fast bike both on the velodrome and the street. The bike is ready to ride. Drilling for front brake. No drilling on rear. Looks great. Rides great.

    Fort Track 7005 ally frame with Peugeot carbon straight leg forks.

    Mavic Open Pro track fixed/fixed rear and Ambrosio Excursion front laced to Ambrosio hubset and shod with Conti Ultra Gatorskin tyres.

    Shimano 105 crankset with On One chainring and Miche bottom bracket.
    New KMC chain (1/8).

    Dirty Harry brake lever. Tektro caliper.

    Cinelli Tempo classic bars with Lizard Skins bar wrap.

    FWE track pedals.

    Selle Italia Filante saddle.

    YST Geforce headset.

    Size - 54cm c-c square.

    Running 48X15 fixed. Flip flop hub for different ratios or run as a single speed with freewheel.

    Absolute joy to ride. Very light, quick and smooth. All components fully functional and adjustable and with little or no wear. The forks are the biggest upgrade I've made to the bike- the straight leg design noticeably improves stiffness over the original steel ones, and also improve the looks IMO and of course are lighter. The frames paintwork shows a good few scuffs mostly to its thick lacquer top coat and decals, although there are also a few chips which I've carefully touched up. The rear end also shows slight paint bubbling, as seen in one of the pics.

    Collection is from Hendon, NW4, although I would be prepared to post at cost. The price is £200.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I'll need to look, probably 25.4mm. But can you collect?

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    I have a 60mm one somewhere. Would you be able to collect from NW London?

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    I have a nice Miche compact set-up- the kind with the axle compatible with external BB cups, although not the BB30 size.

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    I have a pair I can offer you but will have to check whether they're a 7700 series set.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Just want to mention that I believe you might actually not have a complete 631 Starfish here, but the later 632 model non d/s arm together with a 631 d/s arm. It's just that I understand that the 632 arm has almost v-shaped gaps inbetween the spider arms, plus incised sections in four places on the reverse side. Of course, I'm only really mentioning this because I have an odd set also and thought maybe you'd like to swap one of them for one of mine, especially as I'm pretty sure only one of your cranks would have the slight bend in it which I believe is pretty obvious on the non d/s crank but not on the other.

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    No interest on here so will be listing on eBay when I get a chance. Thread closed.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Also looking to trade the wheel for a nice track/flip-flop rear with standard track bike spacing or the ability to respace the axle. Or I'd also consider a pair of wheels where the rear one meets the above criteria, for a straight trade or part-ex with cash either way. Any offers considered, except for hugely deep rim efforts or those wheelsets with the coloured rims etc...

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