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MULTI-COLOURED (not just yellow) SWAPSHOP

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  • Started 6 years ago by kaputnik
  • Latest reply from crowriver

  1. HankChief
    Member

    Oooh. The Aero ones would be ideal as they'll keep the weight down and give a better fix to the bike rack.

    I'll drop you a PM. Thanks

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  2. condor2378
    Member

    @GDR would you be able to point me to the best place to get replacement feet for a Zafira with the embedded rails in the roof? I picked up a set of bars and feet cheaply off Gumbay but the feet are for open rails which I didn't realise at the time wouldn't work. Any advice offered gratefully received, or indeed if anyone has closed rail feet they'd like to sell/swap for open rail feet I'd be happy with that too.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  3. GDR
    Member

    @condor2378 I seem to recall that if you go onto the Thule website you can specify your car model and it should tell you what fittings you need. Failing that I have used Buchans Towbars out at Ratho in the past. They are a Thule stockists and might be able to advise you.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  4. gembo
    Member

    @gdr - Ratho? Or Ratho Station?

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  5. GDR
    Member

    Oops sorry. Ratho Station.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  6. crowriver
    Member

    A few more bike bits available. Posting here before I bung them on GumBay.

    A - Two alloy quill stems, road bike "7" style for 1" steerer.

    SR stem, 120mm reach

    3T stem, 70mm reach

    Both with relevant bolts, etc. £10 each.

    B - Pair of Dia Compe vintage alloy brake levers for drop bars. Non-aero cable feed style. With Cane Creek black rubber hoods. I have also fitted a pair of used alloy ferrules inside the hoods: these are needed to support the cable housing and act as a cable stop, so the cable can be pulled effectively (the genuine dia-compe component can be picked up new for £10). Very nice levers, have been fitted and used for about a dozen Sunday rides, but basically as new. Good for a retro build, e.g.. classic tourer or single speed/fixed gear bike.

    The hoods alone are selling for £10 new, and the levers sell for £17 a pair, so asking £15 the lot.

    Photos of all items below,

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  7. algo
    Member

    I have one of these we no longer need:

    https://www.bikes24.co.uk/chariot-baby-supporter-10-20-months-for-trailer-dark-gray.html?LGWCODE=1520;86716;4971&gclid=Cj0KEQjwnPLKBRC-j7nt1b7OlZwBEiQAv8lMLOsI4YZjh4qKGthkJexqMAspJtheHEqTA-iL4q9QzngaApNA8P8HAQ

    picture:

    it's as good as new - free on the understanding it gets put back on here free once it's been outgrown...

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  8. GDR
    Member

    I have some workshop tools for sale if anyone is interested before they go on eBay.I had a brief spurt of enthusiasm a few years back where I built my own bikes but found I have no mechanical aptitude. these tools have been gathering dust in my shed which seems a waste.
    Cyclus Headset Press for 1" and 1 1/8" headsets. Serial number is 72009. Only used a couple of times. £39 new. Looking for £20.
    Cyclus Crown Race Fitting Tool. 1" and 1 1/8". Serial number is 720012. Only used a couple of times. £32 new. Looking for £15.
    LifeLine Rear Derailleur Alignment Tool. Hardly used. £26 new. Looking for £12.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  9. Iain McR
    Member

    Psycho killer qu'est-ce que c'est

    Free to a good home or a coffee @ PY

    Posted 1 week ago #
  10. chdot
    Admin

    Yes please

    Posted 1 week ago #
  11. gembo
    Member

    Perhaps I could have a shot of that after CHDot? I do like the man from dumbarton

    Posted 1 week ago #
  12. chdot
    Admin

    Perhaps...

    I have a different book for you first.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  13. gembo
    Member

    @chdot, OK, I can but read a book or two at a time. I am nearly finished reading the great Penelope Fitzgerald's book called The Bookshop which is about a bookshop in Southwold and the evil forces of the upper middle class. Set in 1959 but no different 15.07.17. The owner of the actual bookshop said We were all much nicer in reality. However, as Fitzgerald's eye is unwavering, they clearly just thought they were nicer than they were. Also reading Homage to Catalonia. Now not everyone might know that George Orwell visited Southwold regularly and also lived next doror to the fish and chip shop on the high street for a while. Orwell's parents LivD there. There is a big mural on the pier by street arrt person Pure Evil. The pier also has the automaton amusements by the artist Tim Hunkin. These are great but if Southwold is too off the beaten track ( we go as have relatives in Bedford and friends in Cambridge) then Hunkin has opened another arcade in High Holborn. He has taken my son's favourite amusement there (the one where you end up blowing up Southwold via the nearby nuclear power station and then get a boiled sweet with the CND logo on it) to the high Holborn arcade. If you are round tht way in London, well worth the visit.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

    Also available to borrow -

    Carlton Reid's BikeBoom.

    You could add a review here -

    http://citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress/topic.php?id=14437#post-228054

    Posted 1 week ago #
  15. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Any Patrick Geddes fans on here got a copy of his 1923 booklet 'The valley section from hills to sea' I could borrow?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  16. kaputnik
    Moderator

    Anyone got a wheel building/truing stand that they wouldn't mind me borrowing at some point in the future for the porpoises of trying my hand at a couple of wheels?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  17. Roibeard
    Member

    @Kaputnik - you're welcome to mine, as I don't expect to need it anytime soon.

    Have fun!

    Robert

    Posted 1 week ago #
  18. chdot
    Admin

    "got a copy of his 1923 booklet 'The valley section from hills to sea'"

    Not me.

    Interesting -

    "

    The valley section is a term invented by Patrick Geddes and described in his book, “The valley section from hills to sea.” (New York City, 1923)

    "

    http://cityinenvironment.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/the-valley-section.html?m=1

    Posted 1 week ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

  20. kaputnik
    Moderator

    @Roibeard - thanks for offer. When I get round to having more than just some hubs and ideas, I'll drop you a PM.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  21. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    Interesting -

    He's forgotten a golf club.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  22. gembo
    Member

    Ooh, I am going to try to psychogeographise the psychogeographers

    Geddes born in mountainous British maritime climate and has come up with theory on valleys where height up the mountain is linked to optimal occupation with numerous multi-variate factors.

    Whereas someone like Christhaller born in Central European climate and flat, fllat plains comes up with a theory concerning uniformity of urban development (six villages, two towns one city etc)

    So landscape and climate determine what type of theory you come up with.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  23. chdot
    Admin

    "So landscape and climate determine what type of theory you come up with."

    Maybe you could get some EU funding for exploring this. (Have to be quick.)

    Posted 6 days ago #
  24. gembo
    Member

    Ha yes. I heard on radio yesterday that UK could stay in Erasmus. The European cross-cultural research quango. As it is thought to be good. Which is surprising to me. I have applied twice for study trips in 17 years. Successful both times. You give the application enough thought and you get the funding. You claim it back and sometimes make a small loss or profit if exchange rates change. You have to translate your cost into euros then they pay at their declared rate. Basically a small scale and more learned version of the wider corruption when they build infrastructure.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  25. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    My eldest and has and middle daughter might benefit from Erasmus (eldest going to Copenhagen). Youngest won't be because of brexit.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  26. gembo
    Member

    This month's psychologist magazine has a long article of Driverless Cars, starts with cruise control and ends with could an Automated Vehicle make a moral choice between two courses of action both of which would lead t death.

    Will bring to PY this Friday anyone wants it.

    Posted 2 days ago #
  27. crowriver
    Member

    Two cycling related items, both free to good home:

    1. A child's waterproof jacket from German brand JeanTex . Size 116cm (height), fits a 5-7 year old approximately. Label says 100% polyamid/polyurethane: basically nylon with waterproof coating on inside. A quite pleasant shade of orange, fully waterproof (not breathable). Features peaked hood (with elastic peak support) which folds into collar; various velcro adjusting straps; drawstring loops at waist; two pockets with storm flaps; zip front with popper fastened storm flap; taped seams; ventilation flap on back/shoulder; reflective strip to rear; reflective zip tag on front; elasticated cuffs; packs into reversible pocket with elastic loops to fit around waist. This is not a cycling specific jacket, but is very useful on a bike or especially a child seat/tagalong. Can also be worn for hill walking or just walking to school. A great quality jacket which has served both our kids well in wet weather. No holes or tears, one minor chain oil mark: plenty of life left for another cild to enjoy.

    2. A bike box in good condition. Very sturdy cardboard. Great for packing a bike up prior to transporting on plane, train or by courier.

    Pick up from Abbeyhill area (top of Easter Road). PM me to arrange collection.

    Posted 1 day ago #

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