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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:09 pm 
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benbonty.....

Its Saturday, where's the pics???? How did it go?!

KB is keeping an eye out for a road lite for me in the right size because I was struggling to find one. Sold my litespeed :( which I really miss. It was such a gorgeous beauty :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:37 pm 
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miss money penny wrote:
benbonty.....

Its Saturday, where's the pics???? How did it go?!

KB is keeping an eye out for a road lite for me in the right size because I was struggling to find one. Sold my litespeed :( which I really miss. It was such a gorgeous beauty :cry:


It was good thanks! He is a genuinely lovely chap, the meeting was a bit shorter meeting than I'd hoped, as he'd just landed in the uk and was tired! I have just finished building the road lite and am just about to head out on a shakedown!

Wish me luck!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:04 pm 
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Here she is!

Terrible photo I know butill get some decent ones when it stops bloody raining!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:34 pm 
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Looks like it'll be a little while before I get some fine weather to take some decent photos of the Road Lite! Been for a couple of blats on it so far though and it rides fantastically and is in almost mint condition... The seller did let me down though since he told me it was a large..... It is in fact an XL and I'm having to try to find an inline post and a shorter stem to make it fit better. It's my first road bike so I'm looking forward to some summer adventures!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:51 pm 
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Probably horrify the purists but here's a snaatched pic of my just finished '96 Privateer refurb. Its my primary bike so built to use daily rather than to be period. Will get better pics on the trails in the morning.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:07 pm 
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I thought you all might want to see some better photos of my new baby. I've fitted a Syncros post (thanks Jeroen) which has improved the fit, a new stem is on the way too.

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I'm really pleased with it and can't wait for quiet summer evenings blasting round the fells. Looking forward to your comments


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I'm intrigued that he got you a frame. Does he have some odd's n such in his garage, or does he simply know where some of the frames went?

I have a suspicion that despite his recent denials of the merits of steel, that he is rightly proud of his work, and pleased to see people still riding his bikes.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:57 pm 
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benbonty: That's a great looking bike.

Have you done a build thread for it that I've missed?

Very sleek rear triangle. I think the Salsa stem is very fitting for it. What will you change it for?

Like it a lot.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:21 pm 
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WayneO wrote:
I'm intrigued that he got you a frame. Does he have some odd's n such in his garage, or does he simply know where some of the frames went?

I have a suspicion that despite his recent denials of the merits of steel, that he is rightly proud of his work, and pleased to see people still riding his bikes.


He didn't source it for me, just helped me out getting it here thats all. We've been in contact for a couple of years now. He cleared the garage out about three years ago now and claims to have nothing left. He is indeed proud of his creations and the fact that they are so highly regarded.


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