Sunday, 12 February 2012

1987 Raleigh Road Ace - 531c

Reynolds 531c frame and forks
Gerald O'Donovan build
Campagnolo Triomphe Group Set
Mavic MA 40 wheels, campag small flange hubs
Hinault Turbo saddle
OG Vittoria 700 x 19mm gum wall clinchers.
In beautiful condition with very few miles.

New owner - Mr J Harrison, publisher and bon viveur

Welcome to the club...

Thursday, 27 October 2011

This Sunday - Haunted Hack

Nah then.
The weather is expected to be perfect.
I've signed a pact with Old Nick himself to ensure puncture-free riding.
And the Ale is due to be in top form at all refreshment stops.

All you need to do is show up and cry like a banshee pedalling up Nick O'Pendle, Trough of Bowland, and Jubilee Tower...

More info here

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Monday, 24 October 2011

Jack Taylor *and* Morecambe?

That's got to go in...

The hand lining at 13 mins in is my favourite.

Cut to the chase - 5 mins in

#Short shorts, argyle socks, and flat hats.

Nice frame-maker's mark...

Gold glitter - check
Globe - check
Powder blue - check
Contrasting red logo and matching pinstripe - check
Minimalist text - check

never mind the bollocks, we're in business...

Read more about this Rusholme Ruffian on the excellent and exhaustive Classic Lightweights site.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Bartholomew Maps...

Just looking at them makes me want to spin the clock back to 1946 and go touring...

Imagine the empty roads; the local shops; the pubs selling nothing but ale and spirits - drawn from oak barrels with worn beer-engine pump handles like coppers' trungeons.

Like a time warp Humphrey Spender pedalling back in time to make it to the boozer before last orders...

And while we're at it - one of Spender's marvelous paintings...