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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:57 pm 
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Not sure if this will qualify either...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:01 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Apparently some visionary Charlie over the pond did this back in 1978... 8)


cracking thread from the wild days of RB

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:17 pm 
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Makes for an interesting watch....they rave about bar ends. Bring them back they cry!

Zaskar & Raleigh RSP550 (former team race bike) against some modern things.....



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:22 pm 
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Makes for an interesting watch....they rave about bar ends. Bring them back they cry!


If you go back one page, you'll see something familiar... :P


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:55 pm 
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xerxes wrote:
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Makes for an interesting watch....they rave about bar ends. Bring them back they cry!


If you go back one page, you'll see something familiar... :P


Sorry.... :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:21 pm 
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mr-mac wrote:
Here is a crazy thought for a gravel bike....

Take an old 27” wheel road bike almost always very relaxed geometry in say 531 so fairly light but strong and comfortable....


If you are looking for Retro Gravel, you don't have to do too many modifications because back in the 1950s they actually built gravel bikes.

Only they called them rough stuff bikes and aimed them at the Rough Stuff Fellowship riders. A good example is the Rudge Pathfinder, it's made of 531, and is particularly useful because it has got a reinforced steerer - some of the more lightweight bikes used to fold their forks. There's plenty room for a decently wide tyre and a mudguard, and decent centre pull brakes like Mafac Racers are about as good as cantis.

Much later than the mid 1950s and the choice narrows because the market was being dominated by bikes aimed at road racing and chainstay clearances were being reduced accordingly.

For that matter, a 1930s lightweight would be also good, but you need to be using Resilion Cantilevers because just about any other brake from that period was crap. However the value of 1930s lightweights is rising, so it may be a bit sacrilegious .


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