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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:32 pm 
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This is my Mullett Mullett track bike frame number 733, bought 33 years ago, raced, ridden, wrecked and rebuilt many times.... finally restored 6 months ago now hanging on the wall waiting for the sunshine........

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531 professional, Campag throughout, tight as a drum and stiff as hell..... kills me on the hills though and used to chuck me over the bars regularly when i was younger and faster

This is me in 1988 about to start the dartmoor jailbreak charity ride on it with the Torbay CTC (ironically with a shocking Mullett haircut my brother gave me). Im 2nd from the left in the black suit with white arrows......You can just see the handlebars over the banner.....

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Was thinking of selling but its just too nice :-)

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Also have an old 531 ribble fixie i ride as a hack bike/commuter trying to get my legs ready for the summer as Im tempted to TT it again, should know better..... :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:23 pm 
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Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:37 pm
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Location: North Carolina
My issue with single speeds is I ride them like a regular road bike on long rides so I want bottle cage braze ons and brakes on both ends. Vintage track bikes just don't have that.

Mine isn't vintage but it's butted steel made by the now-defunct Swobo. It originally had flat bars but I converted to drops before my first ride. It also came with 45mm tires but now I run Vittoria Open Corsa 25mm's. It's really versatile, it handles surprisingly fast like a race bike which I didn't expect with big tire geometry but I could also use it for gravel or CX.

The rear fork ends are very nice and the downtube is hydroformed in a diamond shape.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:49 pm 
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Location: Bodmin,Cornwall.
Withypool on Exmoor. I’d forgotten how steep the climb out was and ended up walking. Fossala probably rode it.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:32 pm 
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Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:37 pm
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Location: North Carolina
What do you guys think of the Shinola Detroit Arrow? The frame is actually made by Waterford and I can get one new complete for $800. The fork is a work of art. I just don't like the one cage mount on the ST instead of the DT, and if you remove the chainguard you'll still have that mount welded to the chaninstay.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:25 pm 
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jm wrote:
Withypool on Exmoor. I’d forgotten how steep the climb out was and ended up walking. Fossala probably rode it.

I managed to ride every hill that day. Quickest 200k I've done.


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