Recent content by Captain Vimes

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    For Sale Dawes Impulse.

    Way to big for me, but I had one a couple of years ago, which I serviced and sold to my brother in law and he loves it! GLWTS
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    For Sale Original Marin Lite saddle and grips

    Very nice Marin Lite saddle and grips from mid 90’s. £20 for both, plus postage which depends on where you are. Pm if you are interested and payment by PayPal friends please. Cheers!
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    Finally finished! Modern retro.

    Taken a while to find a suitable fork, and gave the confidence to cut it, but my ‘modern retro’ road bike is as I want it. Raleigh mtrax frame, BLB chrome fork, Shimano Tiagra hubs/wheels and the rest us Shimano 105. Everything in the build is brand new and having built/restored over 40 bikes...
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    Non standard Marin Bolinas Ridge update

    The bike was very original when collected (including original hardly used tyres), but very rusty and with a buckled rear wheel. When I discovered the front derailleur was completely stuck the cunning plan of converting to a 7 speed pub bike using only parts I had lying around was born! Not one...
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    Good value friction thumb shifter?

    Popped a wanted thread in and I'll see what comes up. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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    Good value friction thumb shifter?

    I like the look of these, but they are index only on the rear derailleur. 🙁
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    Wanted Right hand bar mounted friction thumb shifter suitable for mid 90’s 7 speed

    What have you got? Only interested in indexed shifters if you can turn it off! (Yes, I am quite old...). Only need right hand for rear derailleur. I thank you!
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    Good value friction thumb shifter?

    Thanks, I’ll have a look at both.
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    Good value friction thumb shifter?

    As a roadie, doing my first mountain bike restoration, I have a probably previously asked question. Why are all friction thumb shifters (right hand) either less than £10 tat, or more than £50 things of beauty? Is there a good value, good quality “does what it says on the tin” right hand...
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    Sold 1996 STX drivetrain and brakes

    2nd dibs if you don’t! 🙂 Perfect for my Marin rebuild...
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    For Sale Mercian 531 frame set (now sold)

    That's lovey.... (Already in trouble for having too many projects :()
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    Dawes Lightening just collected.

    Best use for a tin of paint in my view...
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    Dawes Lightening just collected.

    I see what you did there.....
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    Dawes Lightening just collected.

    I’ll enjoy stripping it down and building it back up, and then pass it on to someone to use and enjoy for the next 30 years! 🙂 This is such a great hobby!
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