Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Packing In The Rides!

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So, this week we have been packing in the rides before the year ends!
no pictures from the weekends rides, but yesterday and today I changed it up a bit and took out the Trike and the Penny Farthing.

Monday's ride was via Windsor to Burnham Beeches on the trike.

Then today I took out the Penny Farthing, and Adrian was on his Condor Fratello,

We even had the good fortune to be snapped from the bus on the way to Hounslow!
Thanks for looking. Take care, Barry ;-)

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The Knotty Bear on Instagram!

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Due to being busy with this, that and t'other, I find it hard to find the time to write many sweet nothings and post worthy of a read right now.
However if you are interested you can keep up with my many goings on and new cycling adventures as and when they happen on Instagram!


Here are a few pictures to to whet your appetite ;-)

A photo posted by Barry Brown (@knotty.bear) on



Thank you for looking!
Take care,
Barry ;-)

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

My Etsy Store, Update #2! More New Items!

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I have just added some more new items to my Etsy Store Jewellery Section.
Rather than list every single item here in duplicate here are a few pictures of the items, and you can see the full details in my store. My Etsy Store

These are my beautiful Dragonfly Brooches!







Thank you for looking!
Take care,
Barry ;-)

Monday, 30 November 2015

My Etsy Store, Update! New Items!

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I have just added some new items to my Etsy Store.
Rather than list every single item here in duplicate here are a few pictures of the items, and you can see the full details in my store. My Etsy Store

Thank you for looking!
Take care,
Barry ;-)


















Saturday, 30 May 2015

Challenge Fujin SL, For Sale!

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Now Sold!
£1,475.00 or very nearest offer!

Here I have for sale my Challenge Fujin SL Lowracer. 

I bought this back in February to use as a fast day ride and light touring bike. I already own another Fujin SL (Jaffa) for use at the track and love them both! being a bit of a magpie; I can't resist buying pretty bikes when I see them :-) 
I am selling this bike as I have 7 bikes and trikes, and having two Fujin's is just one to many at the moment.

The bike has done less than 1000 miles since new in 2010. and is in pretty much immaculate condition with no chips or damage to the paint work! please see all the detailed pictures!

I have updated the chain line from the original which only had one return idler and a poor chain line under the seat, this now has a very nice chain line with no interference of the power side idler as in the basic model.
I have also added brand new Jagwire cable housings a new stainless steel inner wires.

This bike is fully and properly set up and adjusted and is ready to ride today! with no further 
tinkering or twiddling needed, unless you want to of course!



The Details:
Challenge Fujin SL.
Year of manufacture 2010, Colour (Beautiful) translucent Green.
Wheels:
Shimano XT centre lock disk hubs, FH-M775 rear and HB-M775 front with DT Swiss Centre Lock disk adaptors. Spokes are doiuble butted Sapim, stainless steel. Rims are Velocity Fusion aero profile, 559 (26) rear, 406 (20") front.
Tyres are Schwalbe Durano, 28 x 559 and 28 x 406 respectively and still in new condition with no apparent signs of wear. tubes are also Schwalbe.

Brakes:
Avid BB7 Disk brakes with 160mm rotors and Avid micro adjust brake levers.
Cable outers (housings) are Jagwire CGX-SL prelubed.
Inner cables are Clarks, stainless steel universal cables.

Drive train and gearing:
Cassette is a Sram 11-32, Brand New!
Chain is a Shimano, Dura Ace HG.
Crankset is a FSA Gossemer with 30, 39, and 52 teeth rings. also included is a Driveline alloy chain guard. The cranks have been shorted to 140mm which is my preference, and a great knee saver! However if preferred, I would happily reduce the sale by £50.00 if you would like to fit your own cranks and front derailleur if needed. I would also be happy to fit them for you if you can not yourself.
Front derailleur is a Microshift, New RD-632 to match the above crankset.
Rear derailleur is a Sram X-7.
Cable outers (housings) are Jagwire LEX-SL prelubed.
Inner cables are Clarks, stainless steel universal cables.
Sram X-9 gear shifters.
Pedals are Shimano PD-M520 double sided SPD's, pretty used!

Other items:
There is a Ventisit seat pad.
An alloy day rack.
B+M Cycle Star mirror.
2 x Lezyne Flowcage SL bottle cages, which mount to the sides of the seat, I do not have these fitted I use a hydration bladder system.
Challenge headrest, which I have fitted using my tried and tested fitting method which is lighter that the challenge fixing kit, and does not rattle like the challenge fitting method. I will include the Challenge fittings also, and the holes are in the seat sides to fix these if you wish to.
The bike is Data Tagged with a UV stealth system and have 4 invisible UV markers on the frame seat and fork. this also comes with 1000 microdots in a UV solution to apply to all the components which I have not done yet. these will be included for you to apply at your own discretion. the Data Tag paperwork will be provided for transfer of ownership if required.

This is a gorgeous bike an needs no cleaning, work or improvements, you can ride off into the sunset with no worries at all!

If I missed anything please feel free to ask!

Please see all the pictures for a full 360 visual examination.

I am more than happy to have anyone come visit me and examine the Fujin without obligation. I am in the Heathrow Villages area Hillingdon, Middlesex.

If you are interested in this item please contact me via: 
knotty dot bear at gmail dot com

The Price I am asking for this is:
Now Sold!
£1,475.00 or very nearest offer!

Payment either by Bank transfer to Nationwide account, cash in hand or Paypal (please add 3.4% to total to cover paypal fees unless sending monies as to a friend) 


Thank you for looking!
Take care,
Barry ;-)


The Pictures.
All taken on 30/05/2015 (today)

























Sunday, 19 April 2015

Radical Banana Bags, Large, For Sale!

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Radical Banana Bags, Large.
Now Sold!

£160.00 + £6.50 P+P or free to collect

Here I have for sale a Brand New and Unused pair of Radical Banana, Recumbent side bags, size large, in Red and Black.
Complete with a pair of Brand New and Unused waterproof liners for the aforementioned bags.

These items are clean, un-marked and have not been used at all!

These bags were 249.95 Euros (£`180.72 at the current rate)
These Liners were 39.95 Euros (£`28.88 at the current rate)
Total of 304.90 Euros including the shipping from NL.  (£220.84 at the current rate) 

Please see the Radical Designs website for extra details: Radical Banana L
The Banana Large are the most suitable recumbent panniers for extended trips with camping equipment. The 70 litres of contents, attachment loops for side pockets or bottle holders and mesh pockets for maps or energy bars leave little to desire. The Banana Large panniers sometimes get too close to the ground on bikes with 2 x 20" wheels. The Medium model is more appropriate on these bikes. Just like all our Banana's, the Banana L fits both hard shell and mesh seats. The many attachment points and the three straps give you endless ways of tying the panniers to your recumbent.
Excerpt and picture from Radical website!

Now Sold!
The Price I am asking for these is:
£160.00 + £6.50 P+P or free to collect 

I am more than happy to have anyone come visit me and examine the items without obligation. I am in the Heathrow Villages area Hillingdon, Middlesex.

If you are interested in these items please contact me via: 
knotty dot bear at gmail dot com
Postage will be by next day DPD courier. (other by arrangement)
Payment either by Bank transfer to Nationwide account, cash in hand or Paypal (please add 3.4% to total to cover paypal fees unless sending monies as to a friend) 

Additional Pictures.

Thank you for looking!
Take care,
Barry ;-)