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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:56 pm 
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Yes.

My local tip sells better bikes for £20 or less :facepalm: I admire your perseverance though!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:53 am 
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Love it! Perfect cheap transport that is sufficiently horrid to be safe to lock up and leave with no worries at all. Personally I'd singlespeed it for bombproof reliability, but that depends on how hilly your commute is!
Add mudguards, arriving with a splash line up your back is never cool.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 am 
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hamster wrote:
Love it! Perfect cheap transport that is sufficiently horrid to be safe to lock up and leave with no worries at all. Personally I'd singlespeed it for bombproof reliability, but that depends on how hilly your commute is!
Add mudguards, arriving with a splash line up your back is never cool.


Yep, I thought about singlespeed but wanted to use up some grotty bits! Actually there is one mega hill on my may back from work, depends on the route I take, but gears are definitely helpful.

Agree re mudguards. It's a shame that bikes look so much nicer without them. I might try and re-fit the original set that came with it, OTOH, I noticed that poundland do a set for a pound...

I might even not bother locking it. I wonder how long I could keep it? :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:39 am 
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No just tatty, but useable, worst bike was the guy who started with a gas pipe frame of the worst type Townsend low end and threw a decent bikes worth of money at it and ended up with a glittery turd with spaghetti brakes.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:27 pm 
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Townsend Hot Iron

reynolds 501 and even has the matching headset

And yes, I guessed from the colour.

I'm that good

If not better

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:05 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Townsend Hot Iron

reynolds 501 and even has the matching headset

And yes, I guessed from the colour.

I'm that good

If not better


You're awesome. I'm not worthy. Hope it hasn't been giving you sleepless nights.

Very much feeling the "Hot Iron" vibe.

It was actually pretty original before I messed with it... Does anyone want the old bars/stem/shifters/brakes? Gratis, obvs.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:50 am 
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Possibly not the worst bike per se, but maybe the worst named bike...but who the hell came up with that at Townsend HQ back in the day? THE TOWNSEND HOT IRON. Awful! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:56 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:58 pm 
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Loving this so far! Good work on the ID'ing there, LGF.

I would be tempted to add some mock decals, maybe 'Sue Townsend Pig Iron'?

Saying that it might tart the bike up to a point where somebody would then nick it :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:49 pm 
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Or call it Pete......Who? :facepalm:


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