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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:32 am 
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.....you can work on bikes like this. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:19 am 
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Aint too shabby! Although Id investigate some different bar tape and pedals myself!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:10 pm 
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Spokesmann wrote:
Aint too shabby! Although Id investigate some different bar tape and pedals myself!


And sort the saddle angle out!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:22 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
And sort the saddle angle out!


I suggested that to the customer but he likes it like that! :shock:

Some people are just weird. :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:12 pm 
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I like the pedals alot. Wish I had a pair in that awesome colour scheme!

I'm less impressed by the seatpost. It could be Italian - possibly a 3TTT... but it looks cheap and nasty. Not quite as stylish as the quality Athena the rest of the bike is dripping with.

I'm guessing the frame might be a bit older than the parts. Looks like it might have a Nuovo Record headset.

Your customer clearly doesn't ride any real distance on his bike with the saddle in that position. Reminds me of the kids who buy "fixies" having no idea how to set them up, and do the same thing.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:14 pm 
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Toff wrote:
I like the pedals alot. Wish I had a pair in that awesome colour scheme!


I liked them too. I don't know whether they were custom sprayed or came like that from Look. :?

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I'm less impressed by the seatpost. It could be Italian - possibly a 3TTT... but it looks cheap and nasty.......


It's a Kalloy, I think. You can't see it from that angle but there's a rivet in the front of the post. It looks like the head came unbonded at some point and was repaired (that's what I think anyway).

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Your customer clearly doesn't ride any real distance on his bike with the saddle in that position.


He's only ridden it to the shop from his house before (a couple of miles at most). The bike was given to him by his uncle apparently! I wish I had an uncle that gave me stuff like that! :shock:

BTW how can you tell that's Athena on there? A lot of the Campag parts around that time look the same to me (not that I see a lot of them mind you). :?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:27 pm 
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Search for Sylvain bikes on this site , his saddle angle is worse than that and he is probably faster than all of us on here . :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:54 am 
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I used to work for Geoff Wiles.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:09 am 
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Is it just my eyes or is that a super-relaxed seat tube angle by road frame standards?

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