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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:25 pm 
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Thank´s, your always welcome to ride this bike again.

[age ref.] . . . Ha!

Berlin was a real great weekend, I will never forget the ride with you, one day before the race.

Greetings from Germany (email will follow) Holger


Thank you for your generous offer.

I'll never forget that ride either. Phaty, SSWC04 impresario, was able to secure a ride limited to 30 on a wooded estate not far from the center of Berlin. Here's a shot of Breezer singlespeeders there that day.

Photo by Urs Rosenbaum, RideBiz.

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Here's a picture of my Storm, taken yesterday having just completed a 25 odd mile route through the Dorset countryside around Bridport. 8)

Performed great alongside all the modern machinery. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:27 pm 
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Here's a picture of my Storm, taken yesterday having just completed a 25 odd mile route through the Dorset countryside around Bridport. 8)

Performed great alongside all the modern machinery. :D


Looks like a '91. Spears were more harlequin that first year, with a pointed root.

Pretty place Bridport. Was there in '91. Good to see the sun shining bright. I'll be in the UK next week.

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Looks like a '91. Spears were more harlequin that first year, with a pointed root.

Pretty place Bridport. Was there in '91. Good to see the sun shining bright. I'll be in the UK next week.

-Joe[/quote]

Thanks Joe, I see what you mean by the pointed root, nice little detail to remember. what prompted the change to a more curved spear?

Have you got any events planned whilst in the UK?


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1994 Lightning. Fully restored with new paint and decals.

No longer mine as of 12 hours ago. :cry:

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Stunning bikes.

Thanks to all for posting, particularly Joe:

Very interesting to hear and see the timeline and history.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:27 pm 
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First off...having Joe posting in this thread is awsome :D




Here's one for my fellow odd balls:


Rescued from inner city trailer duty. It was an absolute mess when I got it, covered in silver roof paint and decked out in Altus junk...


Couldn't help giving it the trials treatment, hope Joe doesn't mind :wink:




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cheers,

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:59 pm 
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[/quote]

Thanks Joe, I see what you mean by the pointed root, nice little detail to remember. what prompted the change to a more curved spear?

Have you got any events planned whilst in the UK?[/quote]

Looking more closely at the 1930-40s style, they were curved in the root. It evolves...

No, but as it happens, I'll be near Snowshill Manor (Gloucestershire) when they have an antique (veterans) cycle show there on June 26th, so I plan to go and check that out.

-Joe


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It's a great privilege having you share this fascinating history and images Joe. What a fab thread! :D


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eastcoaststeve wrote:
First off...having Joe posting in this thread is awsome :D

Here's one for my fellow odd balls:
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Couldn't help giving it the trials treatment, hope Joe doesn't mind :wink:
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Steve


Steve,
Hadn't even thought of doing that. Lovely.
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