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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Is that a matching catapult ? Nice mix of colours! Very 'top end' (posh, up market) :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:49 pm 
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My son was near while making the pics :-)

Actually the 550 was the cheaper of the proflex "full sussers", not a very posh bike, but I like it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Location: Wherever it is, I'm being just that little bit more Lance
The History Man wrote:
So what would I need for this? Could I put drops and thumbies on it and keep the brakes? Please explain.....
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No, that's a dog. No further explanation is needed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:42 pm 
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We've been out just for you Tad! Spot the difference?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Nice to see you've left the dog in unmolested, factory fresh condition, it would have looked daft with drops and cantis on it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Now with decent wheels (RM20s w dx hubs, original Dart in the front, reissue Smoke in the rear) and the turbo seat.


I like that, a lot.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:55 am 
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We've been out just for you Tad! Spot the difference?


Good to see somebody who REALLY understands how to set up cantis to work with drop levers. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:40 am 
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As I said, waiting for Bridges from racer x. Then proper straddle cables will go on. I wondered if anybody would make the obvious comment :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:37 am 
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Just splurged on a GT arrette form the 90's- 700c hybrid with a good high stem and decent claerance that I think will make a nice dropped bar almost 29er...
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More updates soon! Anyone with a nice splayed drop bar, or some old drop-bar brake levers please drop me a line


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:12 pm 
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Hello folks,
Here’s the latest incarnation of my rough stuff tourer based around a 1996 Univega Alpina 506 frameset (NOS in 1999) that has amassed 107,000 miles since the original build.
Inspiration for this and similar working bikes came from seeing Muddy Fox’s (drop bar) trailblazer in the now long defunct “Bicycle” magazine (1987)



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