Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
What gives??? Three pics but only one with a bike.
OOPS, oh yeah, there it is. Hmmmm, you're doing allright for yourself there. Slick ride, model for a roomie, now that's smoooooth.
Carbine & SJH cycles, & Quicksilver BMX
Now that's AUSTRALIAN to the core.
No, the lamp bracket braze on was never a legal requirement in the UK. The UK had/has legal requirements in relation to lighting/reflectors/white patches on mudguards/bells etc but never regarding braze ons.
No, the lamp bracket braze on was never a legal requirement in the UK. The UK had/has legal requirements in relation to lighting/reflectors/white patches on mudguards/bells etc but never regarding braze ons.[/quote]
Yup, totally correct, that was sloppy and hasty phrasing. What I should have said was to be out and about legally after lighting up time you need a front light affixed to the bicycle and thus a lamp bracket of some sort. Some fitted in the headset stack, some attached to the handlebar clamp bolt and some clamped to the r/h fork blade where the much discussed braze-on fits. There were also some really dodgy lamp mounts that clipped over the handlebars that wobbled, slipped, scratched everything and were generally useless.
Now with the crappy lamps then available (Ever Ready electric or carbide)the best place to put a lamp to get maximum light spread and see where you are going is low down near the road surface ie the fork blade. (this is the opposite of the 'to be seen by others' position which is high up) The clamp on the fork brackets were deadly as they had a habit of loosening on rough surfaces and swinging into the front wheel, also marked the paint and metal. The other types were either permanant or hard to remove heavy bits of steel bolted to the frame or fittings. If you had the fork braze on you had the light in the right position and could easily remove the lamp bracket with one bolt when you got to the time trial and all that was left was a relatively light braze-on.
Remember, you normally cycled to the meeting with your tubs on the carriers, the meetings started VERY early in the morning and therefore it was dark when you left home.
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