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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:43 pm 
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Rode out part way to Geoff Roberts Cycles near Hailsham, East Sussex today. They had an open day, so I thought I'd take a look.

Some lovely machines there, and mine! :lol:

Me

ImageIMG_6494 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

The bike of the friend I rode with, ironically a Murray! Actually a Roberts, painted for the previous owner. Not me!

ImageIMG_6498 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

I must admit, we did get some funny looks from a chaingang we passed, being on a mountain bike and track bike! :lol:

There were some beautiful bikes here, I'll leave you with a selection of photos to drool over. :lol: :lol:

ImageIMG_6503 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6506 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Light as hell and with, believe it or not, tubes made aero by hand! :shock:

ImageIMG_6507 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6511 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Local lass, proudly displaying her 12/24hr time trial bike

ImageIMG_6512 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Tea and coffee on tap, and a bbq too.

ImageIMG_6513 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6514 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

I bumped intot he owner of this. Turns out he lives near me, so I offered to sort his forks out!

ImageIMG_6516 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Check out the aero tube profiles on this. The seatpost insert particularly. Really flattened! :shock:

ImageIMG_6517 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6518 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Even the fork crown and teardrop headtube

ImageIMG_6543 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Classic and classy time trial bike. What I was up against on my road bikes when I started time trialling

ImageIMG_6519 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6520 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

New style decals

ImageIMG_6521 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Doctor Roberts surgery

ImageIMG_6523 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6524 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6525 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Classy, Colourtech is used for Roberts framesets. Controversial I know.

ImageIMG_6526 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6527 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Loved the paint on this, very racey!

ImageIMG_6530 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6533 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

We have an intruder!

ImageIMG_6546 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6542 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

So you see all these beautifully colourful bikes, then something so simple and classy turns up.

ImageIMG_6534 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Pearl white, chrome and a shiny groupset. Wonderful! One of my favourites of the day.

Enjoy, folks :wink:

Mike


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:30 pm 
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Mike Muz wrote:
Photos uploading.

They will be done soon :roll:



I hope so, as this thread is a bit dull so far !


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:30 pm 
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Did you let Roadking know you were going?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:38 pm 
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JSH wrote:
Did you let Roadking know you were going?



I saw him there, along with Ed, and the chap I bought my Bob Jackson frame from. Whose name escapes me :facepalm:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:53 pm 
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Looks like it was a great day, I'd love a Roberts


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:26 am 
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Very nice machine on show & id love that 24” HED front wheel for a project :)

So are Roberts back making frames again ?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:43 am 
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Nob wrote:
Very nice machine on show & id love that 24” HED front wheel for a project :)

So are Roberts back making frames again ?


Chas retired four years ago, and moved to France, Geoff Roberts always have been building frames.
They do a course where you can build your own. £1200, which includes paint, plus £250 for materials

Mike


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:22 am 
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Wonderful range of frames, looks like you had a great day... :D

What’s with the
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Local lass,
..... assimilation into the Northern 5 man almost complete? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:49 am 
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Mike Muz wrote:
JSH wrote:
Did you let Roadking know you were going?


I saw him there, along with Ed, and the chap I bought my Bob Jackson frame from. Whose name escapes me :facepalm:

Mike


Mike, his name was Rich.

Geoff's open day was a great success - took some time in the planning: guests, bicycles, food and drink - and much help from Geoff's Wife Stevie and friends.

Think we had 50/60 attendees altogether and some very tasty bicycles.

Jon.

P.S some good images Mike.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:14 am 
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roadking wrote:
Mike Muz wrote:
JSH wrote:
Did you let Roadking know you were going?


I saw him there, along with Ed, and the chap I bought my Bob Jackson frame from. Whose name escapes me :facepalm:

Mike


Mike, his name was Rich.

Geoff's open day was a great success - took some time in the planning: guests, bicycles, food and drink - and much help from Geoff's Wife Stevie and friends.

Think we had 50/60 attendees altogether and some very tasty bicycles.

Jon.

P.S some good images Mike.


Of course!
Good to see you Jon
And thanks again Rich, for selling me the Bob Jackson frameset that has become my favourite retro road bike! 8)

Mike


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