Loopybike quick £100 Carlton build

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by loopybike, 21 Feb 2018.

  1. OP
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    :smile: haven't you noticed that I laugh in the face of rules.......?

    Just off to change it ..... :smile:
     
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    Lower rear gaurd fixing
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    I managed to finish the rear light this evening.

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    Pretty happy with that.
    Front light bracket in the morning before work, then I'm done :smile:
    Not that I'll be cycling much this week! Brrrr
     
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    Front done :smile:
    Although I'm happy with what I've done, the light itself isn't really what I wanted. It's a modern "chrome plastic" job from you know where! Once the auto jumbles start I'll get a nice metal light for it. I'm kicking myself for not buying a Dellahay wingtop side light last year. It was SOOOO art deco!
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    I'm now considering making a funky chain gaurd.......... #dontknowwhentostop
     
  5. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    DO IT!!!
     
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    loopybike Über Member

    Finally the weather has enabled me to go for a test ride. :smile:

    Sooooo how did it go?

    Actually really nice, very very nice! :smile:

    I intended just a gentle ride round the block, but, well, the sun was out.....
    15 miles later with a peak speed of 34mph I was a happy chap!
    Of course it wouldn't be a test ride without a problem. More of a niggle really. The crank sprocket just rubs against the frame. It's just enough to take the paint off. :sad:
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    Nothing that can't be "adjusted" out. I just need to induce a little offset with my special offset adjusting tool
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    Anyway, other than that, I'm delighted with the bike. It shifts gear really sweetly, brakes positively and has no rattles. The front mudgaurd doesn't really gaurd me from much mud though!
    For the first time in my life I actually washed down a bike after a ride!
     
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    I've done quite a few miles on this now. I absolutely love it! My favourite bike by far ( well, except for the Raleigh Arena I had as a kid :smile: )
    This one is definitely staying. Not for sale at any price :smile: well, no price under £300......
    No, actually not even then!

    I may be doing another triathlon later in the year. I will love to do it on this bike. The last one I did was a tandom triathlon and I hated every moment of it! Lol it was supposed to be fancy dress. we were dressed as Dick Dasterly and Penelope Pitstop. I even had a plastic pidgeon on the front of the bike ( catch the pidgeon?) God it was hard work! Never again will I do a tandem triathlon.
     
  8. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    The Bishop's Castle Tandem Tri?
     
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    Yep that's the one!
    My car broke down on the way so we were last to start. The cycle route was the opposite way to the way we expected which ment we had to go up the really nasty hill climb twice. By the time I was on the run they were taking down the course. So I was having to run at a much higher pace than I normally do. Oh and it was a hot day!

    I've done ( and enjoyed ) the Ludlow triathlon before so im aiming to do it again this year.
     
  10. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    It's possible I passed you on the road. I was doing my imperial century for the month and was heading the opposite way to the competitors.
     
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    We were the miserable couple chasing a pidgeon!
     
  12. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    I can quite see you dressed as Penelope. :tongue: Hellllllpeppppp Helllllppepppppp :ohmy: :whistle:
     
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

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    We were all ready for a laugh. Little did I realise the horrors that awaited......
     
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    Now what shall I do with these :smile: ......

    Maybe one front, one rear? Both at the front side by side where the current light is? Or one either side of the front forks?
    They will be more "be seen" rather than "light up the way ahead".

    I could fit them side by side up on the bars so I can still use the current big light to see where im going.

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  15. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

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    No, no.......buy another bike.
     
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