Dunelt reinvented

I made the decision to convert my alleged 1950 Dunelt to fixed gear a couple of weeks ago .

Running a 48 X 18 fixed gear set up at the moment which so far on testing has seemed just about right. It is still running on 27″ wheels and center pull calipers .

Over the years this machine has run various set ups .

It was used quite a bit in 2018 with a 1 X 6 speed set up .

It originally came to me quite a few years ago hand painted and I used it in that guise for quite a while . Before stripping off all the components and having it powder coated a nice bright orange colour .

Once it was powder coated I sold the frameset and then 3 years ago bought it back still unbuilt with all the masking tape still in place .

I am looking forward to getting some winter miles in on this machine .

Khs 14 aero Turbo

A couple of weeks ago on my local Gumtree website I spotted a rather nice looking Khs 14 Aero Turbo with a great retro paint job that sadly was missing the white stars .

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What I know about Khs bikes has always led me to keep an eye out for them when they become available as they always seem to ride well and be made well enough .

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This one lived up to my hopes and I happily paid the full asking price and loaded it in to our car to take it home .

It didn’t look like it needed an awful lot of work , ie Pump the tyres up and lift the seat post and quill stem up to suit my needs once these tasks were done it was time for a ride or two and I was far from disappointed in it .

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A couple of days-worth of commuting proved trouble free so I decided to take it on a couple of longer 15+ mile rides again these all went well , but they did show that ideally this 54cm sized frame was a bit on the small side for me and would either need a longer stem or a laid back seat post to make it suit me better .

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At the moment I have decided against doing either of the above as I have enough correct fitting bikes to use , so I currently have this up for sale if anybody is interested please contact me

Woodrup Track frame hits the tarmac

Late in 2015 for some strange reason I took one look at this Woodrup track frame and decided that I would throw a low cheeky offer in and eventually this offer was accepted .

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On initial inspection I had thought that the original paint & chromework could be salvaged but it soon became clear to me that both were beyond that point .In January 2016 I contacted Lee Cooper cycles of Coventry re having it refinished if possible and left it with him for as long as he needed it .

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Roll forward to July 2018 and I finally decided to get this frame set out of hibernation and get it built up and back on the road , I have tried to go for period parts where poss and apart from the rear wheel rim I don’t think it’s turned out too bad in all fairness . Its running a 42 x 18 freewheel and a 17 tooth fixed sprocket on the other side , I have had to lose the original Cinelli pista bars as I could not find a stem of the right length and clamp size .

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After a few little niggles that were quickly sorted I started to use it for a couple of daily work commutes which went well enough , I then decided to use it for my Saturday am 2 hr ride so I could get a better feel for it , it managed fine and even climbed up a couple of local fairly steepish hills . I can’t say the 29 miles were trouble free as I was subject to a puncture 3 miles from home .

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