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  1. Tulyar
    Member

    @gembo you think John lewis are well made - I've still got the bunk beds I got for my 12th birthday - a tad over 50 years ago...

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  2. gembo
    Member

    @tulyar, ah, these John Lewis ones far flimsier than that then. When taking them apart for the guy who took them, I recalled my father in law had fashioned metal poles to hold the beds on top of each other as the original dowels had probably cracked.

    So they survived one branch of the family and transferred to another and at one point were single beds which involved swapping a headboard and at footboard which I fear input on the wrong way round. Then survived being put back as bunk beds.

    I spent some time dismNtlinfg them for the guy who was coming that day with his van had to be that day. For some reason. Then he arrived with a mini. So my wife spent longer dismantling the lighthouse brick by brick (dad's army punchline from Fraser) . Dismantling the bunk ends slat by slat to fit in a mini. Normal new mini not bigger versions. He came back later that night and I helped him stuff two mattresses into a mini. Chest of drawers would never fit. Either his mini or the room he was refurbishing. Might burn them this winter.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  3. Iain McR
    Member

    Free to a good home - amazing it took me so long to discover really. I've been carry one of these as my spare in my mini pannier thing for +4 years.

    Turns out this one, plus the other two are all Schrader.

    A testament to Marathon Pluses that I notice before i needed it.

    Free to a good home.

    700c: 28-47. Valve looks about 50mm.

    20170903_185128

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  4. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    Some bike carriers and a turbo trainer in Zero Waste Musselburgh today:

    Posted 1 week ago #
  5. crowriver
    Member

    For sale: a Basil “Memories” front carrier. Instantly Dutchify your bike.

    Shelf style front carrier with high back. Good for fixing a wine crate or plastic crate to, or maybe a wicker basket. Black steel tubing, top hooks over the handlebars, support struts fix onto a solid front axle: not recommended for QR axles but would probably work.

    This was on the front of my Ute, and is now surplus to requirements. Carrier has been modified by adding two pieces of aluminium profile so it would fit on to the riser north road bars, which were a different height from a typical continental bike. These can be removed if not required. Height is fully adjustable using the bolts: the profile just adds extra flexibility of adjustment for different heights of head tube or bars.

    Decent condition: a few minor signs of surface rust here and there but not noticeable. See photos below.

    These are £25 to £30 new. This has had light use, looking for £10. Collect from Leith Walk area. PM me if interested.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. prog99
    Member

    FS :
    A pair of Thule 510 bike carriers (pretty much this - http://www.roofrackspareparts.co.uk/bike-roof-mount-parts/thule-tour-bike-carrier-510 )
    Well used but plenty of life left in them. A couple of the parts marked as #31468 could maybe use replacing but they did survive a jaunt up and down the m6 the other day. I have all the keys for the locks.

    And most of the roof rack too (sorry, I kept the feet for my new one)
    https://www.thule.com/en-gb/gb/roof-rack/roof-bars/thule-squarebar-760-_-760000

    Tenner each for the racks and a fiver for the bars?

    I'm in south Edinburgh, PM me if interested and I'll brave the midgies to take photos.

    Cheers, Mike.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  7. unhurt
    Member

    @crowriver - I'll take the front carrier off your hands, was just thinking I would like one the other day!

    Posted 1 week ago #
  8. unhurt
    Member

    All being well, I'm moving house in November so it's clear out time!

    Handlebars, various:

    One set of never-used (still have the label on, shame shame) touring bars / multibars: £8.00

    Salsa Bell Lap Cyclo-cross bars - taken off a new Canondale tourer in about 2008, never used since! 46cm wide (though they flare out to something like 50: £20

    The drops that came with my Surly. Turns out they were too wide for my shoulders so swapped out and now need rehomed. 44cm, make is, erm, whatever they were putting on the 2015 Disc Trucker: £20

    Posted 1 week ago #
  9. unhurt
    Member

    Free pair of Vibram Five Fingers for someone with size 42 feet. Would probably do for a size 41 too depending how your toes are arranged. Just a hair too small for me now (and always very snug, so never did get much wear). Non-waterproof, very light. If your friends are like mine, they'll laugh at them. (Heathens.) Sorry, I can't provide any new friends.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  10. gembo
    Member

    Nice, pleaser tell me they were massively reduced and this is why you bought them when they were too wee?

    Also formidable collection of handlebars

    Posted 1 week ago #
  11. unhurt
    Member

    No, sadly I was mis-sold. I thought they were a wee bit snug, man in shop swore up and down they were meant to fit like that and once I'd worn them a few days I'd get used to it. I might have returned them but I bought them in Edinburgh and I lived in Orkney at the time... (They fit OK without socks?)

    Posted 1 week ago #
  12. gembo
    Member

    Shame unhurt, I will tell you my talking heads story where I was mis sold a suit by a terrible man in shop at Tron that is now a Starbucks. In the pub as sound effects and dancing involved. This should make you feel better.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  13. unhurt
    Member

    You must - I'd arrange a CCE night out just to hear/see this story.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

    "I'd arrange a CCE night out"

    Don't you mean -

    'I'll arrange a CCE night out'?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  15. gembo
    Member

    for the story to work you also need to know how Once In Lifetime goes (de nn nn nn, de nn nn nn) and what the Stop Making Sense film involved suits wise

    just some prep before the pub meeting

    Posted 1 week ago #
  16. unhurt
    Member

    @chdot: apparently that is in fact what I meant. Hmm!

    @gembo: I'll be sure to do my homework. At least I already know the song...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  17. Iain McR
    Member

    to ensure i am suitably prepared, I am downloading
    Stop Making Sense as we speak. Never had a pub story that required homework before. No pressure, but it must be a hell of a story.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  18. unhurt
    Member

    to ensure i am suitably prepared

    Wise, but can anyone ever really be prepared for the tales of gembo?

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

    Never had a pub story that required homework before.

    I sense it's going to lead to dressing up.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  20. condor2378
    Member

    Unhurt, I'm a 42, pm'd.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  21. gembo
    Member

    @condor2378, a small 42 like say Ken 41?

    Reminds me of when William Burroughs shot and killed his wife. They were playing the William Tell game where he was shooting an apple off her head with a gun he had purchased from a Mexican. The Mexican was selling the gun because it shot low

    Posted 6 days ago #
  22. condor2378
    Member

    @gembo Just a normal 42. And I never shot nobody I didn't have to!

    Posted 6 days ago #
  23. gembo
    Member

    @condor2378, hope not too tight, look forward to spotting them out and about

    Posted 6 days ago #
  24. prog99
    Member

    One roofrack sold, one left if anyone is interested.
    Thanks.

    Posted 4 days ago #

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