Monday, 20 October 2014

Even More Stuff, For Sale!

How Do All ;-)
Even More Stuff, For Sale!

Here I have for Sale several items. please see the separate deals for all the prices and info.

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) 

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

Deal 1!
The Price I am asking these pedals is:
£100.00 + £6.00 P+P or free to collect
That is the price for both pairs!
Sold!
Crank Brothers, Egg Beater sl!
Brand New Condition! Clean! Boxed
With set of cleats, shims, two full sets of cleat screws, instructions and sticker!

Crank Brothers, Candy sl!
Lightly used Condition! Clean! Boxed!
With set of cleats, shims, two full sets of cleat screws, metal shoe shields, instructions and sticker!

Extra, used cleats, shims, metal shoe shields, and screws !
maybe of use as spares or?


  Deal 2!
Hope Vision One Led Lights!

The Price I am asking for this pair of lights is:
£90.00 + £6.00 P+P or free to collect
I would be willing to split the lights and sell separately for:
 £50.00 + £6.00 P+P "Each" or free to collect
Brand New condition! Clean! can be used with rechargeable or alkaline batteries, super bright with three brightness settings!
Super Secure handlebar clamps!




  Deal 3!
Polar RS800cx Bike/Sports computer watch!

The Price I am asking for this Package is:
£170.00 Or best offer + £6.00 P+P or free to collect

Brand New Condition! includes: two bike speed sensors + spoke magnets, brand new heart rate monitor belt, two bike mounts for mounting the watch to your bars rather than your wrist and Infrared USB connector for downloading data.
No instructions sorry, but the user manual can be downloaded or viewd here:
http://www.polar.com/uk-en/support/manuals/User_Manual_for_Polar_RS800CX_in_English


 Deal 4!
Altura Night Vision over trousers!
The Price I am asking for these is:
Sold!
£25.00 + £6.00 P+P or free to collect
 Size XL, Brand New! Unworn! Super Clean! (obviously) :-D

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Cheap or Free Stuff! For Sale!

How Do All ;-)
For Sale Cheap or Free!
All now Sold!

Here I have for Sale or Free several items. please see the separate deals for all the prices and info.

I can bring these items to Hillingdon Cycle Track on 19th October for the BHPC  race meeting if anyone would like to pick them up there and save postage.
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 this item please contact me via: 
knotty dot bear at gmail dot com

Postage will be by next day DPD courier.
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 ;-)

 Deal 4!
Altura Night Vision over trousers!
The Price I am asking for these is:
Sold!
£25.00 + £6.00 P+P or free to collect
 Size XL, Brand New! Unworn! Super Clean! (obviously) :-D





Deal 3!
MET Para-Chute Helmet !
The Price I am asking for this is:
Sold!
£30.00 + £6.00 P+P or free to collect
 Removable chin and cheek guard, for use on or off road!
Size L or 58-61cm
Great Condition, Clean!



 Deal 1!
Two Pairs Northwave shoes and Overshoes!
The Price I am asking for this Package is:
Sold!
£65.00 Or please make me a very sensible offer + £6.00 P+P or free to collect
 Size Euro 46, UK 12. Northwave Airlite road shoes, Wood midsole, Carbon outsole 
Great Condition, Clean!


Size Euro 46, UK 12. Northwave MTB sheos, Carbon reinforced sole,
Good Condition, Clean!


Brand New and unused! PRO Tarmac winter overshoes, to fit above shoes.




Deal 2!
 Schwalbe Stelvio Tyres 26" & 20" set.
28 x 559 & 28 x 406
Taken!
These are new and just stored in my Garage, originally came with my Jaffa (fujin)
Pick up from Hillingdon Cyckle Track on Sunday 19th October!
Free to good home! 


Deal 5!
Arkel Tail Rider, Rack Bag!
The Price I am asking for this is:
Sold!
£40.00 + £6.00 P+P or free to collect
A great rack pack and easy to fit with the 4 secure Velcro straps. I used to have this on my Trice Q but now have an Ortlieb rack bag.
the Velcro in divider is missing as I never had it to start with, and as I carried a largish pump it was not needed. 
Good Condition, Clean!








Tiny hole in rain cover!





Saturday, 11 October 2014

Cuckoo Raaa + Raaaa fairing, For Sale!

How Do All ;-)
Sold!
Thank you for Looking ;-)
For Sale!
£1,150.00 ONO / best offer!
Here I have for sale my Cuckoo Raaa low racer and Cuckoo Raaaa fairing.
This bike was originally built by Dave Tigwell, AKA The Pasty Man! a Blacksmith from Cornwall, 
The Cuckoo Raaa is an amalgamation of Carbon Fibre, Hand formed Steel and Various quantities of Alloy.



Cuckoo Raaa, actually Pronounced Cuckoo Ray! and still the same no matter how many A's you add at the end, is a Cornish term meaning something out of the ordinary or something very different, and this bike is definitely  a little bit Cuckoo Raaa!

I am selling this bike and fairing as my plans of getting to as many races as possible completely failed this year, just like the last year and the year before that! my plan had been to attend at least half the races this year but due to work, lack of transport, willing lifts and other biking / triking holidays, I have come to the conclusion that owning a full on Racing machine and only using it twice a year is a bit of a waste, and someone much more talented and race worthy might make a better job of keeping The Pasty Man's silver machine in action.

I would also like to save some pennies towards, and make space for a new tandem bike in my now overcrowded storage facility :-D

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


Me, Racing the Cuckoo Raaa at Hillingdon earlier this year.

The Details:

The front boom / wheel arch of Cuckoo Raaa consists of a hand formed light gauge steel shell, which was formed of flat sheet hand beaten around steel moulds of the frame, made in two halves and then brazed together. 

The aerodynamic shaping of the front end is all carbon over structural foam I did this after stripping the frame back to bare metal and lengthening the frame to fit me, Dave seemed to have quite short legs as another owner of a previous model has also done the same to theirs.
this process can easily be reversed or the frame can be lengthened even more if wished with not too much work as the lengthening section is bonded in rather than being welded or brazed.
you can see a picture here of the rebuilding of the Cuckoo Raaa whilst shaping the foam and test fitting parts already made.

The rest of the bike is made from Carbon fibre over a foam core, the front section being bonded into this carbon rear section.

The front fork is Carbon and Alloy with steel drop outs.

The flip up tiller is Alloy and Steel.

The bike is front wheel drive and has a very interesting drive system, the cranks drive a 50t ring on the left side, leading back to a 30t ring, this then passes through the frame via a second bottom bracket to a double ring set driving an 8 speed cassette, the bike has 16 gears and a very good range.

The gears are changed via a modified Sram grip shift to the XT dérailleur, and a hand operated front dérailleur manages the two main drive gears quite easily.

This is a very strange set up but it works exceptionally well and the multiplying action of the two chain drives makes the small wheel seem like it has the same gear spread as a much larger wheel.

This drive system is very adaptable and can run a 9 speed cassette with a 9 speed shifter on the same wheel and using the same XT dérailleur.

The Brake is a Hope, hydraulic disc set up which I have serviced and bled today before going for a little ride to make sure all is good.

There is a faired mirror on the right handle bar and this is quickly installed / removed via a thumb screw should you with to take it off.

Both wheels feature Ceconite fairings which is both very light and durable, and does not sag in the wet like nylon can.
Rear tyre is a Schwalbe Durano and the front is a Schwalbe Stelvio, I also include a brand new Schwalbe Kojak tire and two new inner tubes in the sale!

There is a computer mount on the bars for which I have the computer somewhere, but was not available for the pictures, I will find it though.

The cranks are 150mm, (the pedals pictured will not be included with the sale but are available for test rides if needed).

The seat pad and heat rest are made from airmesh material made by me.

There is a flag pole which inserts in the tail section for riding on the road safely, the Kernow flag that Dave used to have on the bike he kept so you can add your own should you wish to.

The rear of the bike was rebuilt by me to fit my helmet better and improve the shape.

The fairing is not fitted at the moment but should you wish to use it, the fairing slides over the seat from the rear and is screwed to the seat so a very solid fixing. 
The fairing is carbon fibre over polystyrene, which could be hollowed out even more to make even lighter that it already is. 
The seat may need to small cut outs to help with the fitting of the fairing and these can be seen in the seat rear if you wish to re-cut them as they were filled in by Dave after deciding to not use the fairing any more.

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 Cuckoo Raaa without obligation. I am in the Heathrow Villages area Hillingdon, Middlesex.
As there is a BHPC meet in Hillingdon on the 19th October it may be a good opportunity to visit me either prior the races or after, the bike will not be coming to the race, but I could arrange it to be there if a serious buyer wanted to race it there.

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:
£1,150.00 ONO / best 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 11 10 2014 (today)





Hope 3 Hydraulic disc calliper.

New 30t ring and new Sram PC991 chain, left side drive.

Hope brake lever and master cylinder 

Modified Sram grip shift, computer mount and faired mirror.

Double ring right side drive

 2nd bottom bracket, right and left drives.

Flip up tiller steering.

Very narrow profile

Rebuilt front end splitter plates .

Front wheel drive

Close up of front dérailleur 

Close up of  the other front dérailleur ;-)


Re-built rear section

The view you don't want to see when racing!



Front left side drive and 150mm cranks

 Front right side drive


 The Raaaa Fairing

Fairing front

Fairing rear


view from the cockpit

Air mesh seat pad and head rest

Thats All Folks!
Thanks for looking :-)