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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:47 am 
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Seeing as the original 'Retro bikes you saw' thread seems to have been accidentally deleted (see here) I thought i'd start up version 2. Repack Rider would have no-where to post if I didn't. :lol:

I saw this today while out at lunch with the Wife & Kids. It's a 'McLachlan'. Never seen one before. Has little bike/Australian silhouettes inside the 'a's, pretty cool.

I sat adjacent to it for a good 3/4 of an hour but the owner didn't come back for me to quiz. It's pretty unique. From what I could tell from the frame decals & from it's appearance, it's Australian made from lugged Reynolds 531 (incl. the nicely lugged fork), has luggage & mudguard mounts (so it's likely designed for touring???). Nice, tight rear end. Pretty unique with it's extended seat tube & seat stays. I thought it was pretty cool.

It has a 21 sp Deore DX (1990) groupset with retro-modded LX rapidfire + levers. Girvin flexstem up front. White Turbo saddle.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:36 am 
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Wow. can't be many of those around, well spotted and top choice for a v2.0

Hopefully repack has a folder on his HD with all the bikes from the old thread and could be persuaded to dump them in this thread!?!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:31 am 
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Maybe we can all take spy pics of each others' bikes on Saturday & post them up... :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:43 pm 
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we should pay some one to mooch around and covertly snap us in action haha


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:41 pm 
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I must start taking my camera in to work. Get all sorts of retro goodness (and badness :wink: ) in.

At the mo we have a '87/88 Muddy Fox Explorer in a sorry state (stuck seat post, b/b and cables). Will take pics when I'm back.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:32 am 
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Spottted a kona in my bike shed at work , thumbies still in use and original crud catcher (altho snapped in half) a good clean needed too ..


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:35 am 
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No pics but someone passed me on a lovely looking Proflex 856 (could have been 857?) on the canal between Adlington and Haigh Hall near Wigan on Saturday.

Always liked Proflex.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:40 pm 
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Spotted in the LBS workshop the other day...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:49 pm 
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Interesting way of mounting a Crud...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:18 pm 
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Spoted outside Tate Modern a while back when I went in to see my old colleagues.

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