Finally back online... question too.

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  1. ritcho

    ritcho New Member

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    *phew*... finally, after several days of waiting for an unnamed partly publicly owned telco, I have my connection back after moving to Melbourne. The weather has been nice so far, though I'm sure normal services will resume shortly.

    In my move, I have acquired an ancient ten speed frame (c. 1985) that looks like a reasonable candidate for a singlespeed. The next step is to find a shop in Melbourne that specialises in old bits for such machines. In particular, the wheels might be a bit tricky - 90mm front and 126mm rear spacing. The BB seems to be 68mm English, so no probs there. Anyone with any tips on where to shop for such bits?

    Cheers,
    Ritch

    PS. Any chance of a BR this weekend?
     
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  2. ritcho

    ritcho New Member

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    I'm in Ascot Vale. Richmond is fine with me... I'll check them out cheers!

    Ritch
     
  3. Resound

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    "ritcho" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > *phew*... finally, after several days of waiting for an unnamed partly
    > publicly owned telco, I have my connection back after moving to
    > Melbourne. The weather has been nice so far, though I'm sure normal
    > services will resume shortly.
    >
    > In my move, I have acquired an ancient ten speed frame (c. 1985) that
    > looks like a reasonable candidate for a singlespeed. The next step is
    > to find a shop in Melbourne that specialises in old bits for such
    > machines. In particular, the wheels might be a bit tricky - 90mm front
    > and 126mm rear spacing. The BB seems to be 68mm English, so no probs
    > there. Anyone with any tips on where to shop for such bits?
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Ritch
    >
    > PS. Any chance of a BR this weekend?
    >
    >
    > --
    > ritcho
    >


    Depends whereabouts in Melbourne you are. Abbotsford Cycles in Richmond are
    helpful and carry all manner of stuff.
     
  4. ritcho wrote:
    > *phew*... finally, after several days of waiting for an unnamed partly
    > publicly owned telco, I have my connection back after moving to
    > Melbourne. The weather has been nice so far, though I'm sure normal
    > services will resume shortly.
    >
    > In my move, I have acquired an ancient ten speed frame (c. 1985) that
    > looks like a reasonable candidate for a singlespeed. The next step is
    > to find a shop in Melbourne that specialises in old bits for such
    > machines. In particular, the wheels might be a bit tricky - 90mm front
    > and 126mm rear spacing. The BB seems to be 68mm English, so no probs
    > there. Anyone with any tips on where to shop for such bits?


    Why bother? I assume the frame's steel? It's trivially easy to widen the
    rear dropouts 4mm with a length of two-by-four. Up front - are you
    certain it's 90mm? 1985 is about when I got seriously into cycling and
    100mm was the rock-solid, been-around-for-years front hub spacing
    standard even then.

    >
    > Cheers,
    > Ritch
    >
    > PS. Any chance of a BR this weekend?
    >
    >
     
  5. essendon93

    essendon93 New Member

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    I shall be there smashing myself up ;) Look forward to seeing you there.
     
  6. ritcho

    ritcho New Member

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    Perhaps the rear is not such a problem - the frame is steel, but I have a spare front wheel which I tried to jam in there, to no avail. It also seems that the fork ends admit a narrower axle diameter than my rather conventional modern wheel(!).

    Cheers,
    Ritch

    PS. The original owner admitted that the bike was relatively cheap for its time... perhaps that has something to do with the oddball size?
     
  7. ritcho

    ritcho New Member

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    Umm, does it still start at 0720 at Doncaster SC?

    Ritch
     
  8. essendon93

    essendon93 New Member

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    Officially yes, but I shall arrive at`7.28 :)
     
  9. gplama

    gplama Well-Known Member

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    the attack off the line shal start at 7:26 ;)
     
  10. a5hi5m

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    If you get there at 7:30, it gives you more people to chase down, before you attack tho!

    Ash
     
  11. DaveB

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    gplama wrote:
    > essendon93 Wrote:
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    >>Officially yes, but I shall arrive at`7.28 :)

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    > the attack off the line shal start at 7:26 ;)
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    Hmmm after too many weeks out of BR'ing, maybe I better start at 7:16. :(

    DaveB
     
  12. flyingdutch

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    Well ,it shall be 7:16:01 and on your wheel for me then :D
     
  13. DaveB

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    flyingdutch wrote:
    > DaveB Wrote:
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    >>Hmmm after too many weeks out of BR'ing, maybe I better start at 7:16.
    >:mad:
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    >>DaveB

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    > Well ,it shall be 7:16:01 and on your wheel for me then :D
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    And I assume with Daylight Savings ending we are meeting at 7:16:01
    according to the clocks (ie. non DST), so we all get an extra hour's
    sleep (hmmmmmmm sleep).

    DaveB
     
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