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How I’d restore my Speedwell now

I took this photo of the Speedwell last week and it’s prompted me to think about how I’d do things differently if I were restoring it again. The Brooks B67S aged leather saddle has been perfect. It has worn in … Continue reading

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Riding around Newcastle

Spot the difference in these two photos. Hint: It’s in the background. I was disappointed to find when riding along one of my favourite bike tracks the other day that all the graffiti had been removed from a long line … Continue reading

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My Speedwell now

My Speedwell has evolved a lot over the nearly two years I have been riding it in its current “life”. I have covered its evolution in here and  here. It now has an aged Brooks saddle with springs, I think it … Continue reading

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Shimano shifter problems

I have written before about the problems I had with my Shimano 3 speed shifter and also the later problems with the hub which was ultimately replaced under warranty. Once that happened everything worked perfectly and I have even resumed using … Continue reading

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What price for an old bike?

This morning as I was heading out for the day, a man about my age and very well dressed for professional work, called out to me and came running up the footpath, asking me where I got my bike from. … Continue reading

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Shimano Nexus 3-speed problems solved!

After much hassle with my new Shimano hub, which I wrote about here and here and here, the problems are finally resolved. The problem was with the hub, and a new wheel (and hub) has now been installed.Many thanks to … Continue reading

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Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub problems

I previously wrote about the problems with my Shimano 3-speed hub here and here. I recently had the shifter mechanism replaced for my Nexus 3-speed and still I cannot get first gear. There have been some improvements however as a result of this change. … Continue reading

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Shimano nexus 3-speed problems

I wrote about the problems I have had with my Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub here. I had someone else look at it and he assured me that the problem was not with the shifter but was just an adjustment problem, … Continue reading

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Review of my Shimano Nexus 3-speed & coaster brake hub

I have had this new hub and wheels on my Speedwell now for about 3 months, I wrote about it here. I had a few cable problems which I wrote about here. At first it appeared that the problem was … Continue reading

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The evolution of my vintage Speedwell bike

I have done many posts on my Speedwell and this is an overview of the changes it has gone through in the past few months.  It had had a revamp and a brief return to the pathways when my sister … Continue reading

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