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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:08 pm 
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Skinny looking buggers. Bars and rider. :)


:lol: It's all to do with not carrying around excess weight :lol:


I call that (carrying excess) my 24/7 weight training regime.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:06 am 
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Jeremy and I were actually better friends than some made out. He and I collaborated on one of the earliest range of mountain bikes in the UK. Geoff Apps says I was a bit upset with Jeremy's cavalier attitude to geometry and braising technique. Well that is true. Still he was a nice bloke. I'm not sunning it on an Aussie beach - he is. He migrated to Australia, my home country and I'm still here. Now that is ironic.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:07 am 
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Welcome to the site Greg - looking forward to your posts and pictures!

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Welcome to the site Greg - looking forward to your posts and pictures!

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SteveW wrote:


Hi Greg, welcome to Retrobike. I remember always recieving an enthusiastic welcome from you, whenever I visited Bike UK at Charing Cross in the 1980s. I believe you sold Jeremy's Range-Rider bikes? though I don't recall ever seeing them in the shop.

Jeremy is now based in Singapore and is contactable via the above links.


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These riser bars, and the ones fitted to Cleland Aventuras are PRE-RETRO!


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Great thread loving the history lesson.

Why o why did the Brits stop using Drum brakes?

Cantilever brakes in the British weather make no sense.

I remember been very envious of Frank Hutton (Northumbrian Bikes RIP), he had a set on his custom made frame. I remember riding in Kidland forest, it was extremely muddy and Frank demonstrating how good his brakes were.


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toons wrote:
Why o why did the Brits stop using Drum brakes?

Cantilever brakes in the British weather make no sense.



All the hub brakes went to Holand. Sturmey Archer rejected David Wrath-Sharmans 'no fade' hub brakes in favour of their old design that fade as the brake shoes wear. Disk brakes came along (ie. a lightweight, high maintaiance and open to the elements form of hub brake).

Today apart from some custom made Wrath-Sharman brakes the best hub brakes are Shimano Nexave Rollerbrakes. They normally come fitted to hybrid bikes though Geoff Apps fitted them to his 2006 Aventura ll and I'm using them for a new full suspension Cleland that I'am designing/building with Geoff's help.

Photo= Modern, Wrath-Sharman/Highpath hub brakes


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GrahamJohnWallace wrote:
I'm using them for a new full suspension Cleland that I'am designing/building with Geoff's help.


This sounds interesting project, do you have any more info\photos of the bike?
Cheers
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The work is ongoing. The idea is to bring Geoff's original Cleland concept for a trials capable ATB that is also suitable for touring, bang up to date.
The problem is that suspension can make 'technical riding' difficult if not impossible, but I have found a way around this. The bike also has many interesting features including an easily adjustable riding position, from bolt upright to streched out.

When finished it will appear on the Cleland website as this is not a forum for new designs.


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