The Fantic has the original Marzocchis on it. No idea when or if they have ever been serviced.
Friday, 30 October 2015
Sunday, 9 August 2015
Since we went to the Nostalgia Weekend and found the cocktail bar I've wanted to have a go at making a Mai Tai. Trouble is there are dozens of recipes out there on the interweb. So I thought I'd try to make a similar drink to the ones we had.
One part dark rum
One part white rum
One part Ammaretto
Dash of Grenadine
1tsp lime juice
Fill remainder of glass with ice and half and half orange juice and pineapple juice
Its fairly sweet but not a bad effort.
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Sunday, 5 July 2015
Was bored at work so I did a bit of shopping. I've always liked Kryptonics. Bit of a nostalgia thing and I have several sets of OG greens and reds, but now they are available new again. I wanted some to try on the concrete parks I frequent, so the obvious choice was a set of the cored whites. Different core colours give different hardnesses. I went for green at 97a.
Friday, 26 June 2015
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
So I'm heading to Pembroke for a couple of months. Busy times on the power station. Thought it'd be good to cycle the 9 miles to work (and 9 back...) as many days as I can. So I converted the Marin to a roadie:-
Friday, 12 June 2015
Had a ride on the Fantic today up at Nettleton with Heath. Been a while since the last one. I think I've got some rust in the clutch cable cos it was a bit heavy and notchy. Still amazes me how good the 200 is. Gives me far more confidence to try stuff.
The two bikes at rest - Heaths 300 and my 200
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Monday, 18 May 2015
I haven't done the Quaker in ages and haven't been to Darlo either so me and Beale decided it was time for a road trip.
Packed the bikes in Dens massive van :-
Saturday was the social ride and we went on a long and windy road to Cumbria and back via this place:-
My 1930 Ariel ready to go:-
Friday, 3 April 2015
After my first ride on the Fantic it was clear that the clutch was a bit heavy. The easiest way to lighten it is to bolt a 428 chain side plate to the clutch arm and another to the cable lug.
Sunday, 22 March 2015
So I stripped my magneto. This is the armature:-
Friday, 20 March 2015
Had a couple of days off so Ive been working on the van and the bikes.
Done an oil change and a bit more welding. Underseal going on (me and the VW...).
While I was waiting for oil to drain I cracked on with my 50's Ariel frame. Welded a bead around the head races to get them out
Next was the Fantic rear brake. How it was:-