Postby danose on Wed 8/Nov/06 9:31am

bicyclegod wrote:I'm looking for a brooks for my fixie, I know they still sell them, does anyone know where?


dunno about locally - readily avail off the net :

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Bran ... randID=457

the price on the swallow ti is kind of crazy though :0
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Postby radical_edward on Wed 8/Nov/06 10:05am

danose wrote:
bicyclegod wrote:I'm looking for a brooks for my fixie, I know they still sell them, does anyone know where?


dunno about locally - readily avail off the net :

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Bran ... randID=457

the price on the swallow ti is kind of crazy though :0


When you divide the price by a quarter million kilometers, it works out alright though.
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Postby danose on Wed 8/Nov/06 10:52am

radical_edward wrote:
danose wrote:
bicyclegod wrote:I'm looking for a brooks for my fixie, I know they still sell them, does anyone know where?


dunno about locally - readily avail off the net :

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Bran ... randID=457

the price on the swallow ti is kind of crazy though :0


When you divide the price by a quarter million kilometers, it works out alright though.


I dunno if my arse could cope with the break-in period on brooks anymore!
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RE: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby james on Wed 8/Nov/06 3:30pm

masispecial wrote:What have you got?
What are you doing with them? Riding? Restoring? Waiting for your collection to appreciate in value?
If you are riding your old bikes, where, when, and with whom?
Here in Auckland we have a monthly Retro Ride that usually attracts 6-12 riders. Is there anything similar going on elsewhere in NZ?
Does anyone else take their old bikes to so-called fun rides?


I keep thinking of getting a retro bike and renting space in frontierland but, I'm just not sure if I can trust the proprietors.

confused mtber
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Postby masispecial on Wed 8/Nov/06 5:09pm

Dazzle wrote: Can any-one identify this and or its approx age? And check out those old school quick releases!
The bike is headbadged 'clercy' - the brakes and levers are 'mafac'/'mafac racer' and its a simplex derailer. It is stickered for reynolds steel as well.


I don't know the brand, but I would say it is French, 1970's, a 10 speed semi-racer.
Are the rims steel or aluminium?
What does the Reynolds sticker say?

That model of Simplex derailler was introduced about 1961, stayed around until the seventies. Mafac Racer brakes- early 50s until 1980s.

Whatever, its pretty cool- not many bikes of that age in such original condition.
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Postby XCrider on Wed 9/Apr/08 8:52pm

anyone know of a old steel track/road bike (must have horizontal dropouts so i can single speed it) for sale. I want to do one up us a project so if it needs work thats no problem would prefer complete bike but frames on there own will be considered.

Failing that anyone know websites with some for sale.
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Postby musket on Wed 9/Apr/08 8:53pm

size?
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Postby XCrider on Wed 9/Apr/08 8:58pm

***runs outside to garage (its very cold out there) ****

my current bike is a 55cm im about 5'11, is the sizing different on old bikes ???
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Postby musket on Wed 9/Apr/08 8:59pm

No, not really.
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Postby musket on Wed 9/Apr/08 9:01pm

Unless you want to run it fixed - then you might refer 10mm shorter. It makes is easier to contol.
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Postby XCrider on Wed 9/Apr/08 9:09pm

oh true,

thats another thing would like it to have front brake mount.

is it hard or dangerous to drill out forks that dont have them ???
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Postby musket on Wed 9/Apr/08 9:14pm

Steel one can be drilled ok, but you'd want someone who knew what they were doing to. Ideally with a drill press.

It will depend on the fork, but it's easier to find old road frames and forks than track. They make better fixie to learn on too, with more forgiving geometry and the ability to run brakes.
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Postby Mr_Bob on Wed 9/Apr/08 9:21pm

bicyclegod wrote:
RSole wrote:
Oli - I have some 1976 Campag Record pedals with the original Cristophe toe clips and Alfredo Binda leather toe straps which I ride on my fixxy. I also have a genuine Brooks Professional saddle complete with the big copper rivets on my old road bike. The old cycling legends such as Merckx used to ride these so it gives me great inspiration on my quest to becoming a legend myself.


Nice taste a rsole
I'm looking for a brooks for my fixie, I know they still sell them, does anyone know where?

Brooks saddles?
Brian phillips, You can get them through any LBS http://brianphillips.co.nz/brooksnc.htm
they also do leather bar tape too
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Postby Oli on Wed 9/Apr/08 9:25pm

2006, Bob. He's probably found one by now... ;)
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Postby musket on Wed 9/Apr/08 9:26pm

He might even have gotten in broken in by now!!! :)
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