Old Bloke On An Old Bike

The story of the restoration of a 1950s classic bicycle for a Land's End – John O'Groats charity ride in aid of Alzheimer's Society

29 Nov 2014: Steering and brakes

I now have a pair of GB “Coureur” brakes in place. They are side-pull lightweight brake calipers, designed primarily for racing bikes. Not as effective as the French centre-pull brakes … Continue reading

November 29, 2014

8th Sep 2014: something to steer with…

I’ve managed to remove the old headset that came with the Ellis Briggs frame (essentially the chromed rings at the top and base of the head tube, which contain the … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 1 Comment