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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:33 am 
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This should be the thread I/we look at next year and realise how ambitious/foolish we all were back then...

What retro-related plans are you hatching for next year???

Mine are:

Finisher/Completer Projects
Ibis Alibi - final tweaks and first marathon race
Spesh FSR - waiting for the ACs and a coil shock then we are to the hill
Nishiki Alien - Mavic headset, shorter bars, fix slipping post and we are done
Orange Formula - adjust to my urban hybrid spec: Manitou 700c forks, Hot Rod bars radically trimmed, garish Onza bar ends and some cyclocross brakes

New Builds
Proflex 353 - respray and Manitou 1 front end
GT RTS 1 - build up with Mag 20s
Nishiki Cascade - cyclocross spec - Phelanesque drops
Yet Ultimate - undecided. Just snuck that one in - thanks Brooks!

Activities
2 50k marathons
A night race - never done one! Can we have a retro team?
Fort William for the Worlds - can we have a display stand?
Coast to coast
Isle of Man for the Centenary TT
London to Brighton on the Orange
Meet more members on more Retrobike official rideouts!

Yeah right! :lol:

Neil


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:45 am 
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Can't wait to see the Ultimate. I really want one of those at some point ...

Hopefully 2007 will be the time my "old" Yeti becomes a full bike again (I think I've got all the bits now), which will be my excuse to buy a new bike.

Activity-wise:

- Monsterman XC run / MTB / XC run series
- Rope more work colleagues into a 2 or 3 day adventure race (are you reading this, Pace :P )
- Some night-riding over the Summer would be pretty cool, too.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:54 am 
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Ride more.

But one 13 month old child and another on the way will probably ruin my chances (add the insanely jealous wife and it's a recipe for no riding).

On the bike building front I'd like to do a retro/new build on the cats wiskas (and maybe a race with it) :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:47 pm 
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Projects

Build new Shed/Garage - currently have two bikes in the loft as wife is fed up with them lurking in the house amonst the washing. Need a proper bike only storage and workshop area.

Build up the Rockhopper.
Finish off the Explosif (almost done)
See what state the 'Chill' arrives in and build up accordingly.

New Acquisitions

A new Bike - Never ridden anything newer than an 89 and have never even used Disc brakes, so have decided to treat myself to a new bike so i can see what Scant is always harping on about.

Yo Eddy - I know it's sad but i really want one.. has to be M/L or L though as I need to stop buying bikes that are too small for me and thinking they're ok.


Keep up the duathlons (knee depending)
Do some more adventure races.
Get wife more into cycling.

Oh - and stop buying things I don't need off the bay !!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:55 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Plans for next year....

not to be beaten by someone on ebay auctions for a certain jersey...!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:24 pm 
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Kestonian wrote:
Can't wait to see the Ultimate. I really want one of those at some point ...

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17.5in yeti ultimate, includes purple chris king headset, genuine yeti cable ferrules & manitou3 fork (all of which are pristine) for £420 including insured courier delivery.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:55 pm 
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scant wrote:
17.5in yeti ultimate, includes purple chris king headset, genuine yeti cable ferrules & manitou3 fork (all of which are pristine) for £420 including insured courier delivery.


[Places fingers in ears]

La, la, la I can't hear yoooooooooooou!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:52 pm 
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Finally finish the RC300 - not retro but very very nice. 07 XTR, lots of carbon, Pace RC39 forks

Track down a Proflex 856 in Red with Girvin forks - anyone got one?


And yes Kestonian I'm in for the races!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:59 pm 
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Sorry for resurrecting an old thread but I thought this was a good 'un!

Activities:
Fix up the old Popcorn Blizzard.
Ride more!
Fort William for The World Cup (for the 5th time).
Anyone else heading to Fort William this year?


New Build:
Orange (Clockwork? Vitamin T?) with all the bits I wanted backintheday.
:D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:07 am 
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Since the last confessional here is the state of my stable...

Done:
Pace RC200, Dyna Tech Ti Roadie.

To finish:
The Orange Clockwork re work (by sunday for the meet!)

To start:
Rebuild 'my' Dyna Tech quantum (technically this is started as I have stem, rims, pedals :lol: )


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