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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: flying scots again  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

norrie wrote:
Hi The Researcher do you remember Albert Sharp, worked in Ratterys
My father bought a Scot from him, 1959 ? had one of the first Campags in Glasgow on it, I still have it in my garage
I had a second hand Scot, chrome frame, goodness knows how old it was , I was probably 14, it had no gears and my father painted it Green, I was pleased as punch to have a Scot
When I went to work he bought me a brand new Claud Butler, campag gears, loved that bike, went on to Freddie Grubb, Mercian, Puegot and now have a Dawes Mountain bike, have not swung a leg over it in years and even then I used it to get to work, best thing because of the state of the roads.

In between geting the Claiud Butler I had the use of my fathers Scot as a and when I wanted, he sold it after a while
I was a member of Lomond Roads and Suburban as teenager
Bye for now, norrie

Hi again
im 52 so diidnt have the pleasure of buying a flying scot in rattrays imagine if you could go back in dr whos tardis to 1959 and bring back a flying scot brand new never ridden and what that would be worh lol
i bought my 57 scot from an ex vcc member and as far as am aware has been in the section for some considerable time being sold on from one member to another
they are beautful bikes though absolute dreams to ride very light and responsive to the touch even with stuff in the carradice saddlebag they can still fly along i use it most days to get shopping or a paper as its quicker than walking and it saves petrol as well
as the advert used to say buy a bates and beat your mates buy a scot and beat the lot
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

norrie, happy to say that the lomond roads cycling club is still on the go.my friend big robert woods used to a regular cyclist with them,youmay know him.only does the golf now.i was at his seventieth party recently.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject: cycling Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

sputnik wrote:
norrie, happy to say that the lomond roads cycling club is still on the go.my friend big robert woods used to a regular cyclist with them,youmay know him.only does the golf now.i was at his seventieth party recently.

is the lomond roads cycle club a racing club or one that just goes for cycle runs?
im a member of the veteran cycle club and we collect classic bicycles such as scots worrals andy mcneils jg robertsons and also hetchins raleighs et al
we being the scotland section have runs all over scotland im going to one tomorrow at newton grange mining museum we are doing a cycle run in the morning and having lunch when we get back should be a good day if the weather stays fine
im using the 57 scot tomorrow on the run
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hi The researcher , Lomond Roads did touring and racing when I joined it.

Hi sputnik, cant say I reacall the name but I wasnt in too long
I do remember Archie Berry and Charlie Mcgowan
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:20 pm    Post subject: flying scot Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

HI
Did a run with the VCC today we met at Newtongrange mining museum and did a circular route of 18 miles the weather was cold but at least it wasnt raining
there was a good turn out today there were 18 of us on the run including a guest of a member who seems to be enthusiastic about joining
route was mostly on back roads and included the disuded railway which is now a cycle track near pennicuik some of us got split from the main group due to someone having a puncture but we managed to find our way back where we had lunch at the museum with the others
used the 57 scot and it ran like a dream as it always does
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject: seeking a photo i found on here but now cant find it Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

i found a photo on here showing flecks bar and a closed down bakery beisde it with the fish and chip shop and alberts cafe missing as they had been demolished
the photo was taken from the other side of the road outside the kingston library
i think the photo was taken in the late seventies when the buildings in this area were being demolished
i should have made a note of where the photo was located on this forum arrgh
many thanks for help in advance
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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Correct me if I'm wrong,but where the resturant is,I remember there being a shop called Crazy Cuts.


I remember it being this Doog Doog...


Image from http://govan.eveningtimes.co.uk/area/paisley-road-toll-1960s.html

anyone remember when the road outside the pub collapsed i think a heavy load passed that way along  paisley road and it caused the sewer to collapse i think this was in the early seventies or maybe it was just a sewer that collapsed?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

The road looks so smooth and level.... certainly isn't like that now
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

the researcher wrote:
wee minx wrote:
Doog Doog wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong,but where the resturant is,I remember there being a shop called Crazy Cuts.


I remember it being this Doog Doog...


Image from http://govan.eveningtimes.co.uk/area/paisley-road-toll-1960s.html

anyone remember when the road outside the pub collapsed i think a heavy load passed that way along paisley road and it caused the sewer to collapse i think this was in the early seventies or maybe it was just a sewer that collapsed?

i was using the photo as a illustration to show where the road collapse happened but cant remember the year but am sure it happened in the seventies
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

How great is this? some great pics from where i lived, when i was a wean. Anyone have any pics of Eaglesham Street? wasn't it quite close to Paisley Road Toll? born in 1970, Eaglesham Street, then Burliegh Street, then Howat Street.  


Thanks, some of the post on here are minted.

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