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  1. Captain Vimes

    Sold 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
  2. Captain Vimes

    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!
  3. Captain Vimes

    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...
  4. Captain Vimes

    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...
  5. Captain Vimes

    Good value friction thumb shifter?

    Popped a wanted thread in and I'll see what comes up. Thanks for all the suggestions.
  6. Captain Vimes

    Good value friction thumb shifter?

    I like the look of these, but they are index only on the rear derailleur. 🙁
  7. Captain Vimes

    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!
  8. Captain Vimes

    Good value friction thumb shifter?

    Thanks, I’ll have a look at both.
  9. Captain Vimes

    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...
  10. Captain Vimes

    Sold 1996 STX drivetrain and brakes

    2nd dibs if you don’t! 🙂 Perfect for my Marin rebuild...
  11. Captain Vimes

    For Sale Mercian 531 frame set (now sold)

    That's lovey.... (Already in trouble for having too many projects :()
  12. Captain Vimes

    Dawes Lightening just collected.

    Best use for a tin of paint in my view...
  13. Captain Vimes

    Dawes Lightening just collected.

    I see what you did there.....
  14. Captain Vimes

    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!
  15. Captain Vimes

    Marin Four Corners

    I’m 5’9” and I’m not sure I would want to try riding it! Great bikes mind, very nearly bought one (a medium) a couple of years ago before building my own adventure bike.
  16. Captain Vimes

    79 Carlton professional

    Would you believe that my first restoration, about 9 years ago, was a Carlton Professional that I bought locally for £125. I had absolutely no idea what a great bike it was. I stripped it down and rebuilt it with what it had on it (mostly Arabesque) after having the frame powder coated a...
  17. Captain Vimes

    Dawes Lightening just collected.

    Just picked this beauty up. Not a classic by any means, but very original, in great condition, local and £60. It would have been rude not to.... 🙂
  18. Captain Vimes

    Weinnman brake callipers refusing to sit straight!

    Thanks all. I had tried the repositioning of the whole calliper via the rear bolt, but no joy. And that’s where my knowledge ran out! I’ll try the cold set trick on the spring next.
  19. Captain Vimes

    Weinnman brake callipers refusing to sit straight!

    Apologies if this has been asked many times before, but I did search! I have completely stripped down, cleaned and regreased a pair of Weinnman 570 callipers, but they still pull up on the cable-side when used, so that the non-cable side pad rubs against the wheel when released. No amount of...
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