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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:13 pm 
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Here's another '92 Storm. I restored it about 2 years ago.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16009


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Mr Panda wrote:
This arrived in the post today :D
1992 Storm.......

Oh - and Triumphs, Nortons and Breezers in one thread - divine. 8)


Thanks for posting.

A little digression here, though with MTB overtones:

My 1971 Triumph Tiger 750 in 1984 and photographer Mush Emmons with his Norton Commando 850 in 1981.

I rebuilt mine from top to bottom. Even put bronze bushes in the connecting rods. Steve Potts painted the bike. The Triumph spears were inspiration for Breezer spears. I made the tripod mount for Mush's bike.

In 1988 I sold my three British bikes (two Nortons too) to someone in Germany. Mush still has his and tootled it by this week.

-Joe


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:35 am 
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That series two is utterly gorgeous, the craftsmanship on all the frames you've posted pics of is gobsmacking!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:26 pm 
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Great thread!

Here's an old picture of mine, bit of mish-mash of parts but is used regularly....currently running it as a singlepeed....

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Cheers
Stu


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:59 am 
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Stu,
That looks like a '97. Forks are right for 1997 anyway.
The serial number on the BB gives it away: the 7 in H7xxxxxx means 1997.
1997 is the first year with my D'fusion tubing.
So far, few people have posted 97 and 98 Breezers, but they are among my favorites.
-Joe


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:34 pm 
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Hi Joe,

Just checked the serial number and it starts with H7 :)

It really is a lovely bike, bought it a couple of years ago and wouldn't part with it now......for light wheels the Shimano Deore XT/Breezer Backdraft combo are pretty sturdy!

Cheers
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:42 am 
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stu wrote:
Hi Joe,

....for light wheels the Shimano Deore XT/Breezer Backdraft combo are pretty sturdy!

Cheers
Stu


Those were super light 390-gram rims as I recall. I've got a ton of miles on mine, and still rolling.

-Joe


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Just typed out my first post and was told "you must have 1 posts before you can post URLs/Links" so I'll get that out of the way by saying "Nice to be here."


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:57 pm 
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Joe, it's good to see you posting here. I heard about this thread on the Breezer Bikes Facebook page, here: http://www.facebook.com/BreezerBikes

Here's a picture of my 2000 Breezer Lightning that I took last fall, followed by three more pictures that I took last weekend:

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I always wanted a Breezer. This one started as a used bare frame, possibly the last one built, in 2000. I built it up using an NOS 945-gram generic Spinner rigid fork, a set of Avid V-brakes, an NOS 90mm Avid SAAGO ("Stiff As All Get Out") stem, 110-gram Alpha Q carbon bars, Ergon GX1 grips, XTR levers, shifter, and cables, a Ritchey WCS headset and seatpost, a 235-gram Terry Dragonfly saddle, a used pair of Dura-Ace 7700 cranks that I filed the scratches out of and then polished, an NOS Dura-Ace 7700 triple bottom bracket, Shimano SPD pedals, a Ritchey 39-tooth chainring, a set of aluminum single-chainring bolts from Toronto Cycles, an NOS Dura-Ace 7700 rear derailleur, a Dura-Ace chain, and a Dura-Ace 7700 12-27 cassette. The wheels are Mavic 717 rims laced with DT stainless spokes to Deore XT hubs. I use Slime tubes on all of my bikes and wouldn't want to ride without them. The tires that seem to be a perfect match for the lightweight Breezer Lightning frame are the 26 x 2.2 Continental Race King Supersonic, which weigh 470 grams and are very fast.

The result is a 21-pound bike that's very responsive and a lot of fun to ride. It's a blast off-road but it's also excellent for fast riding on the road and around town. I love this bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:21 am 
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Just found myself a Breezer American. Will post some pictures as soon as it arrives.


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