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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:16 am 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:58 pm
Posts: 134
Location: Barcelona
Hello guys, Im 41, I was start in MTB very young. I was racing Grundig championship in Madrid ,I dont remember the year, probably somewhere around 1992-1993. I ride in MTB Camino de Santiago in 1993, 1999 and 2003. In my city, there was a shop called Bikehouse on the top of the city, where they sell and show Klein's ultra expensive, but all of us were dreaming with these Kleins. These old days were so great, were the top and state of the arts, 4 magazines, alot of meetings, etc..

Then I left, the good health and run into bad.. haha. then in around 2000 I bought an attitude racer and I was trying to get back to .. ride.. not race of course

Now activaly looking to purchase an Adroit size 19 with strata fork, to alive my dreams child, and get back to ride as I do runing, but why not, combined, to run and ride.


Thank you guys, I've been on other forums since around close to 20 years (mtb forum) but this is new, and superb, great, thank you guys to be there, sharing your experiences..

Now, still looking for Adroit 19" mc1, 91-93


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:11 am
Posts: 22
Hello,

Just signed up, found the forum looking for info about a Claud Butler I've just bought, as a restoration project, (mid 60's 'European') and that I'm hoping to have a go at l'Eroica Britannia on (if it runs next year).

Also the keeper of a late 80's / early 90's (i guess) Simoncini in tasteful white, green and purple and a very cool (well I think so) 'Hercules' shopper/folding bike which I've christened 'Baguette Express' (as I bought it to go with my camping kit so I can go pick up the morning croisant on it when on hols).

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Hoping to pick up tips on bike restoration and maintenance and to find opportunities to ride out etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:59 am 
Newbie

Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:31 am
Posts: 1
Hello,

Mark, 47, living in Sydney. Riding a Wilier Cento10Ndr for the last couple of years but have been toying with the idea of finding some Vintage Steel after riding a mates Kerry Hopkins when mine was in the shop.

Totally out of the blue i receive a photo from another mate who has come across a steel bike and asking if they are worth any money before he sends it to the tip! Turns out it the frame has Reynolds 531 Professional tubing and has a full Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Groupset (Minus the hubs which were never used and are pristine) numbered in the first 1000 :shock: Took him a week to agree on a price but it was fair for the condition of the bike.

So, now i have my restoration project but there is one nagging issue. I have no idea who built the frame?? A big part of finding a bike and restoring it for me is to now about its history. The BB has no imprinted serial numbers and there are only a few individualities in and around the lugs. The only decals on the bike are Campagnolo ones which made me think whether this was a 50th Anniversary "promo" bike but then wouldn't they have used Columbus tubing??

The closest i have come across is a Pegoretti due to the heart shaped lugs on the brake bridge. Too many inconsistencies though and I'm left to still wonder who the frame builder is. Take a look and if anyone can offer some clues that would be great!

Thanks, Mark


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:26 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:57 pm
Posts: 53
thats a lovely looking machine!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:32 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:06 am
Posts: 34
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Great you saved that from the tip, looks great. You’ll have to tell us how it rides.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:59 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:28 pm
Posts: 36
Location: Bristol
What a beautiful machine. I am so envious! A really great find.

Can't help you with the frame though.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:26 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Posts: 17
Hi,

I'm New here. I'd call myself a BMX rider, but recently I wake up with my back as stiff as a board after a session. Having a (still fairly young) child is also a time constraint so taking the long way to and from work on my SSCX is my new 'riding'. This is slowly evolving into longer trips and I'm having fun pushing my bike and body in a new way.

I like all things steel and simple. I'm here to leer over pictures of beautiful old bikes and polished chrome, and maybe in time I'll pick up my own project to share with you all.

Joe


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:09 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:03 pm
Posts: 7360
Location: held captive by baby haggis in a cave in Scotland
Welcome aboard :)
Everybody loves a bmx and singlespeed :)
While I have my roadies I grew up on a bmx and still ride and race SS mtb. Still have my 79 Chatsworth built Mongoose Motomag in the loft same as I had in the 70’s back in OZ.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Posts: 17
I'd planned to do a few races this winter but certain world events have put pay to that...

Everybody starts on a BMX right? Still have my first frame hung in the shed, waiting to be inherited.

Motomag is a bit before my time but that is a gorgeous bike! Still got the mags on it as well? What colourway?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Posts: 17
I'd planned to do a few races this winter but certain world events have put pay to that...

Everybody starts on a BMX right? Still have my first frame hung in the shed, waiting to be inherited.

Motomag is a bit before my time but that is a gorgeous bike! Still got the mags on it as well? What colourway?


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