Saturday, 28 April 2012

Wheels for sale

27" x 1 1/4" wheels

I have acquired a load of 27 x 11/4 rims and wheels.  They look like new rims on old hubs. All seem to have been stored either outside or somewhere damp and most have some rust on the eyelets.  There is some surface corrosion on the aluminium of the bare hubs and rims.  Not identified all the hubs yet but there are:
Pair Mavic MA40 36h rims £15
Pair Mavic MA2 36h rims £15
Pair Mavic Mod4 36h rims£15
Pair Weinmann concave 36h £15

Pair Rigida AL320 on small flange hub with Rigida 5 sp block, rear hub stamped Hague £35
Pair MA2 on what I think are high flange Campag track hubs £45
Weinmann concave rim on large flange front hub £20
Weinman concave rim on large flange front hub, different from above £20
Pair Mavic rims, no markings rear is on large Suzue, front on large Lambert £35

all plus postage at whatever the Post Office will charge.  Or will swap for stuff, I'm looking for a 700c wheelset and a 26" wheelset or pos just rims

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Scrapped By

Just managed to reach my target miles – 117.

Monday Jayne and I had a day off.  We struggled to get going but got out in the afternoon.  We rode out to Great Eccleston for a tea cake and coffee, passing the geo-survey machines that are surveying for the fracking company that hope to drill in the area.  We went home via a convoluted route to avoid Cop school kicking out and ended up going past three other schools instead.

Tuesday to Thursday I was in Bristol, but took my bike down.  Wednesday night I rode out to Clifton Downs for a short spin.  It was phenomenally hilly but good ride.

Saturday we rode the tandem to the Apple Store via the hilly route.  We met up with Ian, Mark and Ross, who’d set out from Lytham and eventually with Joe, Karl and Alison who had gone round the Trough and where knackered.  After soup, sandwich, tea cake and lots of tea, we all decided to head back the way Jayne and I had come.  We were much the slowest, especially on the hills, but set a fast pace whenever the road turned down hill.

Early start this morning for the Ribby Tri.  I was marshal again.  Usually I man the level crossing, but Karl had bagged that job, so I was general dogs body.  First task was to jog round the run course with bollards on my shoulder laying out the turn points.  Then go round again with mile markers.  Then go round again with paint to mark the turns, which were washing away in the rain.  I set off to do the last bit on my bike, when I noticed a flat tyre.  I was supposed to ride round the bike course, making sure the marshals were in place and had bibs.  Instead I got Liam, who was there on behalf of St John’s Ambulance, to run me home where I got my car and drove the course.  After that I didn’t really have anything to do, but somehow ended up at the finish with the timekeeper, logging people’s finish time.  The weather in the morning was atrocious, some people out on the bike course hit by a hail shower, but lots of rain everywhere.  By about half way it cleared up and was quite sunny.  It was good to go and help out.



Sunday, 15 April 2012


Its been a busy few weeks.  I was in Paris Sunday/Monday of Easter week, then got a bit of riding in Easter weekend, but really did very little as we were both knackered.  This week again has been mixed but finally I’ve finally got some decent miles in.  Thursday night Jayne was bowling so I did a little extra loop out to the pub. 

Yesterday we headed out on the tandem to Cafe de Lune.  This is the first leg of the ride out to the ferry for the Isle of Man at Heysham.  We wanted to time ourselves as the ferry times have changed.  Karl and Alison met us there and we rode back together.  It was very hard work, there is a cold northerly wind blowing and little to shelter you out on the marshes.  Here’s our elevation stats for a 42 mile ride we did 700+ feet of climbing.

Cafe de Lune

Today Karl, Alison and I drove out to Abbeystead to do a loop through Caton, Wray, Slaidburn and the Trough.  Slight difference to yesterday, BikeHike was predicting 4500ft of climbing in 42 miles.  It wasn’t wrong, it was a very hard day.  I am completely knackered.  My speed up Boundary Hill dropped to 2mph.  It was a glorious day though.  The weather started sunny but with the cold northerly wind blowing it was bitter over the hills.   The weather turned over the Tatham Fells and we rode through some hail and it looked threatening all the way through Slaidburn and on to the Trough.  It held though and we rode back into Abbeystead in the sunshine, cold, tired and hungry.  Karl’s Garmin said 4610ft of climbing!

Tatham Fells

150 miles for this week, getting better.