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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:09 pm 
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So we went on an epic up to Cambridge today and I saw this bob Jackson outside a bike shop....

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I got speaking to the chap and he was getting it serviced before setting off on a solo round the world bike ride!

Has anyone ever seen a bigger gate than this??

It was very nice tho.....:0)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:13 pm 
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How tall was the bloke??? My feet wouldn't even reach the pedals (or more importantly, the ground). That is an amazing looking piece of kit.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:24 pm 
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He was about 6'6" or so..... I'm 6' and he towered over me:0)

It made me laugh when he said he had someone to run his business and that his wife was ok with it!!!!

My Missus would tell me what to do in words of one syllable !


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:49 pm 
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i have an 25" framed racer that looks tiny against that ' giant'


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:07 pm 
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That head tube looks longer than some seat tubes :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:18 pm 
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Big but not pretty.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:45 am 
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A mate's bike, close?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:11 am 
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Close...... But no cigar!! :0)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:11 am 
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Are those 700c wheels?

A friend of mine had a tourer with 559s and it looked a lot bigger than it really was because your eye was used to the proportions of bikes with 700c wheels. If those are 700c wheels than that bike is huge. It would probably be too big for somebody of 6'6". I have a mate who is 6'7" and his bike isn't that big.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:33 am 
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Yep, 700c.....

I might have underestimated his height.... He is a big bugger!!

I wanted to get some better pictures, but there was a constant stream of tourists in the way :0)


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