Monday, 16 June 2014

New Page on the Knotty Bear for Videos!

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I just added a new page to the Knotty Bear Site, Videos you can find the link to this in the side navigation bar on the right hand side of the screen.

Here is a preview of what is there to whet your appetite! I will add more videos when time allows and also when I film some stuff ;-)

Take care,
Barry ;-)


A very nice ride out with Graham Williams and Adrian Camm, to Windsor, Maiden Head, Moss End, Windsor Great Park and back into Windsor. a fantastic route through some beautiful countryside and all the fun of navigating through 3 floods due to the torrential rain during the night! Really cool!


Ride to High Wycombe, Burnham Beeches and Black Park 08 06 2014.



Ride to London with Graham Williams.
A shortish 50 mile run to deliver a new trailer box to Graham, then into London for some lunch and a ride about before heading back via different route.
Also a little show and tell about "BikeBrake" the silicone rubber band sold as a parking brake for your bike, trike or?


The Hate Ride!
I hated being stuck in this sort of traffic! even if it was for a good cause ;-)



Some different items in my Etsy shop this week!

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I have a couple of different and interesting items in my Etsy Shop this week.

Click on the link above the pictures for prices and shipping prices.
I am happy to deal direct and take payment via PayPal, Bank Transfer or Cash if you do not have or want to set up an Etsy Account!
please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
                          knotty dot bear at gmail dot com



I have here an original pre 1980's machine gun bullet belt, this used and fired, and the shells and belt clips have been re-assembled back into a belt.
I bought this belt back in the early eighties for my own collection and also to wear as a belt as I was and still am a heavy metal fan, so this has some unique history of the head banging kind also :-D

The belt is 33.5 inches usable length and 34 inches total length, and if to be worn as a fashion or heavy metal fan belt it fits my 32 inch waist with a little play! 
The shells can be removed or added to at any point to make the belt longer or shorter very easily.

The belt has been very well cared for and is in fantastic condition due to careful storage! 

This belt would make an excellent display piece, wall hanging, fashion belt or could even be broken in to its component parts for making separate craft and fashion items.

please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
knotty dot bear at gmail dot com

This item will be dispatched by royal mail, 1st class recorded delivery for mainland UK and all other destinations will be sent by "airsure" or "international signed for" if the service is available for your location, please contact me for an accurate shipping quote if outside the UK before ordering, as shipping costs may vary considerably depending on location.

Thank you for looking,
Barry ;-)



I have here a pair of Hot & Cold vintage taps, they are new old stock and as such are previously unused.
they are in perfect working order and come with all necessary hardware / fittings.

please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
knotty dot bear at gmail dot com

This item will be dispatched by royal mail, 1st class recorded delivery for mainland UK and all other destinations will be sent by "airsure" or "international signed for" if the service is available for your location, please contact me for an accurate shipping quote if outside the UK before ordering, as shipping costs may vary considerably depending on location.

Thank you for looking,
Barry ;-)

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Arkel RT-40 Recumbent Specific Panniers + Rain Covers. For Sale!

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                            NOW SOLD!
Thank you for looking!

If you are interested in any of the below items please contact me via: 
knotty dot bear at gmail dot com

I have here for sale a pair of Arkel RT-40 Recumbent specific panniers complete with the optional RT-40 rain covers.

The Panniers are in brand new condition, Read "Mint condition" I have only used the right side pannier on 2 occasions! 

The 40 litre bags have a bomb proof solid fixing system which is completely non scratching! so no need to add chaffing gear to your rack. this system will fit any size of rack tubing with ease and without the need for adaptors due to the large rubber coated cams.
The bags are quick on and quick off with the pull of a handle.
  
A large main compartment with a large opening zipper to access the whole side of the bag easily.
A folding alloy frame on the inside supports the bag when loaded so as to stop it sagging.
A large front pocket with zip opening and double compartment mesh pockets on the front of this.
At the rear end of the bag is a zip opening pocket which is sized nicely for the rain covers.
At the front end of the bag is another small mesh pocket to take a water bottle or other goodies making them close to hand.
Large comfortable carry handles finish the bags off nicely.
These bags show no signs of wear or tear at all!
Please see the pictures and decide for yourself ;-)

Also included in this sale are the RT-40 pannier rain covers which are sold as an optional extra.
Also brand new and in mint condition, barring an oil stain on the right rain cover from the rain cover touching the chain when I was putting it on for the first time :-( 
please see the last picture for a detailed shot of the stain, this could probably be removed with the compatible stain devil for oil if you wanted to treat it.

The left cover was never used as the left pannier was also never used!
These covers are a very nice fit and have cinch cords to take up any slack. 
The covers also sport a mesh pocket so you can still keep the necessities to hand.

To buy all of this brand new as described would cost  $270.00 or £160.00 for the panniers and £39.95 or £25.00 for the rain covers, a total of £185.00 before shipping and import duties from the USA.

The Price I am asking for all of this is:
£120.00 or very nearest offer + £6.50 P+P or free to collect
Postage will be by next day DPD courier or Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Payment either by Paypal, Bank transfer to Nationwide account, or cash in hand.
I will ship the same day payment is received if before 12 noon and the following day if after this. Monday to Friday only!

The Pictures.
 The Front.

 The Back.

The Inside.

The Rain Covers.

The Detail Of The Oil Stain.

 Thank you for looking!
Take care,


Barry ;-)

Monday, 2 June 2014

London Ride With Graham. 31/05/2014

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Here is a little video I filmed on Saturday of a shortish 50 mile ride into London with Graham Williams.
Also at the end of the video is a little show and tell for the "Bike Brake" a little silicone parking brake for your bike, trike or other mount.

Take care,
Barry ;-)