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BobbyBriggs

Member since Jan 2014 • Last active Dec 2019
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    (For cleaning)

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Just use paraffin

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Nice shade- where’s it from?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Quite agree. My upstairs neighbour’s builders put a foot through my bathroom ceiling nearly three years ago . Due to the mess and disruption of sorting it all out I’ve only just got it fixed, as I have been doing some other decorating / plastering work at the same time. I’ll ask for payment next week and that’s totally fine- he’s agreed he was responsible and he doesn’t care in the slightest that it’s taken this long.

  • in Current Projects
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    Yeah it took me a while to figure out how best to set them up. Think I’ve cracked it though. The drum brake on the rear feels like it would stop a train so probably won’t need the two fingered approach too often.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Haha good idea! Just need to find a stoker.
    I lightheartedly mentioned to a Bumble date for this evening that I might bring the tandem along as it needed a test ride. She cancelled on me.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Now it’s finally functional and back in business, (https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/3006­47/), here’s my grandparents’ 1934 FH Grubb. And also a pic of them setting off on it on honeymoon in 1940.

    Just need to fit mudguards, get a proper rear saddle, and tension the timing chain.

  • in Current Projects
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    Well I’m pleased to report that it’s now built- albeit with a few temporary fixes, that gross rear saddle for example, and I’ve had to reuse the old worn out chainrings for now in the absence of suitable others- and I’ve taken it for a test ride. A few teething problems related to the gears but generally all good. Feels very smooth and responsive. My dad informs me that the last time it was used was 1980 when he and grandpa took it up to the Wayfarer memorial in the Berwyns. Grandpa had a stroke six months later and died in October 1981. Dad - himself now 74- is coming to stay in a week or so so I shall make sure we take it out for a quick spin.

    Guess I can add it to the ‘tandems of the forum’ thread now!

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    Up in Dartmoor the other night, on the way to Cornwall

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