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07-03-14, 03:52 PM
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Posted By bigjim1

1985, 531 throughout. Harry Hall with 9 speed...

1985, 531 throughout. Harry Hall with 9 speed Tiagra.
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07-02-14, 02:33 AM
Replies: 2,529
Views: 894,569
Posted By bigjim1

A picture of me on my Raleigh Royal on one of my...

A picture of me on my Raleigh Royal on one of my French Tours. Lots more here Bicycle Touring by a lazy guy. (http://adenough1.blogspot.co.uk/)

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07-01-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7,165
Views: 967,205
Posted By bigjim1

390658 1985 raleigh Royal390655390656390657

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1985 raleigh Royal390655390656390657
Forum: Touring
07-01-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,422
Posted By bigjim1

Old thread I know but just came across it after...

Old thread I know but just came across it after watching the video. Again!
I wonder what is that bike he is riding? I know it is a giant but I can't figure out the model. I would have expected an...
Forum: Touring
03-07-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,061
Posted By bigjim1

Grab a coffee and read this. All you need to...

Grab a coffee and read this. All you need to know.


http://ultralightcycling.blogspot.com/
02-09-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 420,186
Posted By bigjim1

And I thought it was just me who did this. I even...

And I thought it was just me who did this. I even check out trees to see where I could swing a hammock. Don't tell my wife. She already thinks I'm crazy.
11-11-10, 04:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,878
Posted By bigjim1

The guy doesn't need counselling. He's just got a...

The guy doesn't need counselling. He's just got a downer on him at the moment. We all have them. He's not on his own. Finding a good woman these days is hard work. My sons say it's even worse when...
11-10-10, 05:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,264
Posted By bigjim1

Condolences from across the water. Sounds like...

Condolences from across the water.
Sounds like you had a great Dad. You have so many memories with him so he is never really lost to you. You will always have him with you in your head and heart.
...
06-26-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By bigjim1

my 1985 Chiltern. 157219

my 1985 Chiltern.
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02-27-10, 12:25 PM
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Posted By bigjim1

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4269495416_e92...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4269495416_e92d76be24_o.jpgI picked this up last year. 1985 British, Nottingham made Raleigh Chiltern. Belonged to a Church Warden and came complete with Dynamo,...
Forum: Touring
12-08-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,071
Posted By bigjim1

I imagine she died alone. She was in a, I think,...

I imagine she died alone. She was in a, I think, Syrian hospital, taken ill whilst on tour. I don't know if she would have survived had she been in a European hospital. She seemed to be an...
Forum: Touring
12-05-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,071
Posted By bigjim1

I have a few of her books. They are all...

I have a few of her books. They are all inspiring. It's such a shame to lose her. There is very little info in how she died as 76 is not old for a fit regular cyclist. A great loss.
07-13-09, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,071
Posted By bigjim1

I have the same problem with a Raleigh Sprint...

I have the same problem with a Raleigh Sprint running 52x42 24-13. Can we confirm that a megarange will work and keep original front...
Forum: Touring
04-30-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,444
Posted By bigjim1

UK flat! What!**********?

UK flat! What!**********?
04-30-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,733
Posted By bigjim1

I've had this problem for 5 years. Had all the...

I've had this problem for 5 years. Had all the MRI scans and x rays. now they decide it is sciatic and they can do nothing for me. It is all related to weight bearing. has its good and bad days but...
04-28-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By bigjim1

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3648/3474226238_663...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3648/3474226238_663aa32766.jpg?v=0
Ahhh. The joy of an immaculate 80s English 531 tubed light tourer. If only it fit me. Shame I have to sell it.
Forum: Touring
04-25-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 476
Posted By bigjim1

Raleigh Clubman tourer on sale-UK

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3655/3473417471_04b6bd6765_m.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3330/3474226090_519a9369cf_m.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3648/3474226238_663aa32766_m.jpgI have...
03-24-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By bigjim1

Hi Stepfam I looked at your bikes. very nice....

Hi Stepfam
I looked at your bikes. very nice. However they all apear to be modern compact frames. My bike is the traditional frame so has a short stem and seat post, as OE supplied by Raleigh As...
03-24-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By bigjim1

Hmmm. Maybe I am being too soft. it's only a...

Hmmm. Maybe I am being too soft. it's only a piece of metal but now I believe it would be unthinkable to tear it down. I've read somewhere that a smaller frame makes the bike stiffer and more...
03-24-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By bigjim1

You need to watch it to relate. especially if you...

You need to watch it to relate. especially if you are over 50.

Jim
03-23-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By bigjim1

Yea. throw the computer and just ride your bike....

Yea. throw the computer and just ride your bike. Do you feel good? Is there a smile on your face and a song in your heart? You're ok then.
03-23-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By bigjim1

Barely got over 50! We should be so lucky....

Barely got over 50!
We should be so lucky. Riding in the 30s here most of the time. But well done to you all.
03-23-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By bigjim1

Help me decide....

what to do. I have a Raleigh Clubman in not bad nick and it is a really nice ride. I need a new rear wheel for it so yesterday I bought, sight unseen another Clubman for the 27" wheels. The guy...
03-20-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,163
Posted By bigjim1

I had a PSA reading of 16. Doc sent me to the...

I had a PSA reading of 16. Doc sent me to the consultant who gave me an internal that showed no enlargement. Told me that his waiting list was been choked up by false PSAs. I had another PSA but ...
10-24-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By bigjim1

Glad you enjoyed the Island. This is a picture of...

Glad you enjoyed the Island. This is a picture of my Raleigh in Palma. The bike lives permanently over there at my sisters Finca. I think it is a cyclists paradise and ride there at least 4 times a...
10-18-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By bigjim1

Oh for a nice kind granny..

So I am looking to change the 6 speed Campag rear cassette on my 80s Raleigh Sprint for something with a bigger granny gear to help my ageing knees on the hills around here. I see them on e-bay at a...
09-23-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,201
Posted By bigjim1

If you are going to use it as it was intended to...

If you are going to use it as it was intended to be used I would dump that old rubber. I had a blowout on my 80s Raleigh last week.It was on the original michelin front tyre. I was lucky as I had...
09-16-08, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By bigjim1

Great story and pics. Do you find the bike...

Great story and pics. Do you find the bike comfortable with the bars set so high? No back problems?

Jim
09-06-08, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By bigjim1

Evidently this avoidable tragedy was caused by...

Evidently this avoidable tragedy was caused by another of lifes ar..holes racing his mate on a public road.

Jim
09-05-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By bigjim1

Are members aware of....

This terrible news. The death of a wonderful cyclist. Ian Hibbell.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2008/sep08/sep03news2

Jim:(
08-15-08, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,393
Posted By bigjim1

knew that I had slipped up somewhere. yet don't...

knew that I had slipped up somewhere. yet don't think birds are a goo anology. they do not support the heavy exercise theory. They glide during much of their flights, rather like the cyclist cruising...
08-15-08, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,393
Posted By bigjim1

Re-running. So what about all the damage to the...

Re-running. So what about all the damage to the joints in later life? Surely it is all about what makes you happy. Now tell me why women live longer as the majority of heavy exercisers are men.
...
08-14-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,393
Posted By bigjim1

I believe that there are a lot of people that...

I believe that there are a lot of people that take virtually no exercise and will live a relatively long life. As long as they stay on that couch and do not attempt to run for that bus. I would...
08-14-08, 04:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,520
Posted By bigjim1

$2500 dollar budget! First thing I would buy...

$2500 dollar budget! First thing I would buy would be a big lock. Meanwhile had a nice ride in the rare sun yesterday on my $80 dollar chinese made MTB. Still took my lock though.

Jim.
08-10-08, 06:17 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,157
Posted By bigjim1

What total nonsense! We realy need that attitude....

What total nonsense! We realy need that attitude. Pantini was one of the brilliant if not the best TDF climbers but he was by no account the strongest rider, either physically or mentally. Attitudes...
08-06-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,794
Posted By bigjim1

lower inflation= more punctures?

lower inflation= more punctures?
08-05-08, 04:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,794
Posted By bigjim1

Don't know about the USAthese days. {we are...

Don't know about the USAthese days. {we are discouraged from visiting these days due to intensity of immigration control.} But here in the UK you can buy some beautifully made, older steel road...
07-28-08, 05:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By bigjim1

I think the more padding the better. I never...

I think the more padding the better. I never suffer from any sweat rash and if I did I would chance that rather than put too much pressure on my prostate. A little cream for a rash. What do you put...
07-17-08, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By bigjim1

Cost of flying your machine here in the Uk is...

Cost of flying your machine here in the Uk is going ever upwards as airlines try to make profits on ther items rather than tickets. It is starting to appear to be as cheap to rent a bike [if staying...
07-12-08, 05:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,112
Posted By bigjim1

I love to run. I can run and run and run. I am a...

I love to run. I can run and run and run. I am a like a little kid who has to run everywhere. When I walk anywhere my body keeps telling me to run. So maybe it's my thing or in another life who...
06-26-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By bigjim1

I get it and in my case I believe it is caused by...

I get it and in my case I believe it is caused by bike fit. Too stretched out on the bars. I have fitted a shortened stem and raised the bars. seems to work.

jim
06-26-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By bigjim1

Came off mine last year landed on my back and...

Came off mine last year landed on my back and cracked 2 ribs. If I had had anything harder in my back pocket apart from a tissue it could have been a lot worse.

Jim
06-25-08, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By bigjim1

Here in the the UK the billions raised by fuel...

Here in the the UK the billions raised by fuel tax does not fund the road network. Investment in local highways is paid for by the local council. So in reality even non users of the road system pay...
06-23-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By bigjim1

Not noticed any plastic on the gears. I do like...

Not noticed any plastic on the gears. I do like the chrome handlebars though. Just a minute though those hubs and gears have lasted a long time. Got to be 30+ years. How bad can they be?

Jim
06-23-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By bigjim1

Ahhh. German heh. My LBS does not recognise the...

Ahhh.
German heh. My LBS does not recognise the make but says the Simplex gears with mallard hub are very good quality. But for $10 which inclded a track pump and lock plus 2 new cables fitted. Not...
06-23-08, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By bigjim1

I don't know..

Just picked this up for a fiver [$10]. What is it? Has 5x2=10speed. Simplex gearing. Chrome stem & bars. 27" wheels. Panther written on frame. Assume something cheap & cheerful utility from the...
06-21-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,394
Posted By bigjim1

Keep trying newer bikes and you will keep...

Keep trying newer bikes and you will keep spending money. Money you could spend on other things like bike trips. Most so called improvements are part of the sales & marketing thing. As long as your...
06-21-08, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,538
Posted By bigjim1

I'm curious. As mentioned many animals are...

I'm curious. As mentioned many animals are vegetarion. How do bulls, gorillas, build all that muscle without protein?

Jim
06-21-08, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By bigjim1

Tools in a backpack. I would not like to come off...

Tools in a backpack. I would not like to come off and land on my back with that little spinebreaker strapped to me.

Jim
06-13-08, 06:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,165
Posted By bigjim1

Not sure if you are aware but Hershon is a well...

Not sure if you are aware but Hershon is a well respected American journalist who uses his BMW for everything including supprting pro cycle racing events transporting cameramen. The VFR comment was...
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