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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:47 pm 
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Thought I'd kick this one out there -

What is your favourite road bike ever and why?

Any era - does not matter.

Pics to illustrate.......

I'm still thinking about what mine is .....so feel free to chip in


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:23 pm 
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I think I'm lucky,as I own my dream bike......Hetchins Magnum Bonum Scorpion from 1979, Original paint with the original owners name on the top tube, campag 1st gen super record bits.....I've changed a few things since this photo......now has a Black Brooks swallow and NOS Middlemore Randonneur bars with black tape.

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I know it's not to everyone's taste, but I love it!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:00 pm 
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^ That Hetchins with different wheels....

Greg Lemonds 1989 Time Trial bike

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Although I like the Castarama Raleigh from the same year.

Also keen on old (50's) Gillott's but can't find a nice picture and the one in my garage awaiting restoration is not a good example.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:11 pm 
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Colnago master...ooh no! Err....any Robin Mather; or a Peugeot Perthus. No, err.....my George Longstaff tourer.

I don't like this thread....it makes my head hurt.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:23 pm 
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PDM Concorde please :D

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:33 pm 
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OMG yeah of course! Put me down for one of them too!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:47 pm 
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So much to choose from, but my absolute favorite is the look 753 used by both Hinault and Lemond.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:01 am 
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Paris tour de france is the ultimate, design perfection, a thing of beauty, light ( frame under 4Ibs ) and late forties. Bilamatinates - strenght v weight would not be equallied until Carbon Fibre was introduced - isn't bicycle technology/fashion strange. http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/kh-paris.html


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:51 am 
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oh yes


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:53 pm 
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Just the one? And from any era? A tough choice, really tough as can easily vary from week to week if not day to day.

More thought required. Much more thought.


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