Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:07 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:52 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:43 pm
Posts: 12370
Location: At the pinnacle of fuckwittery
... And I find these

Image

Best retro tools ever.. 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:15 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:58 pm
Posts: 803
Location: Quantocks
Still using mine. Free with MBUK by chance?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:41 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:04 pm
Posts: 636
Location: 62A/K
minor_LEGEND wrote:
Free with MBUK by chance?



One of those "Did anyone actually buy any of these?" moments...!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:17 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:43 pm
Posts: 12370
Location: At the pinnacle of fuckwittery
Yes I believe they were the ones...

They were in an old air-b latex inner tube box, with a 7.99 price tag still on it..


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:20 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:10 am
Posts: 4756
Location: Heathfield, East Sussex
I could never get on with them, in fact I thought they were rubbish!

How exactly were you ever supposed to get one under the bead to lever the s*dding tyre off? :x


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:29 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:43 pm
Posts: 12370
Location: At the pinnacle of fuckwittery
Good hand/eye coordination I guess...

I broke countless tyre levers bitd but these coped with the most brutal of onslaughts in the name of removing a tight wire bead farmer John nephew.. :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:18 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:10 am
Posts: 4756
Location: Heathfield, East Sussex
I couldn't even get the damn things under the bead of my 1.9 Tioga City Slickers, with AirB inner tubes as it happens...

...actually bent one in half before junking them in favour of some good old 'steelies'


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:27 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Posts: 5367
Location: GUNNESS NTH LINCS
only got one left, lost one on dartmoor bitd, was chuffed to still have mine after all those years still in random bike bits boxes


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:53 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:12 am
Posts: 680
Location: Anglesey
Can't comment on the levers, but I remember my riding buddy buying some Air-B tubes BitD, and getting 5 punctures in the first week.... that may have been his riding 'style', but it put me off of them....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:56 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:36 am
Posts: 787
Location: Northwest USA
Weren't these levers named "Milk Levers" because they were made from recycled plastic milk containers?

Great idea.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Rampage and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group