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 Post subject: Bike obsession? me?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:27 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:02 am
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Location: Netherlands
Hi all, Check out this Blog, by my partner, about her daily life, its funny and she takes the piss out of me a lot : ) - The last post is about how (apparently) i am obsessed with my bicycle.
http://runofthewindmill.wordpress.com/

Pass it on to your misses as well, I bet they'll recognize the situation.
:wink:

Cheers,
Pero

I've attached the the sacred centrepiece : )
Its a koga full pro 1981...in progress..


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:49 pm 
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Location: north of essex, south of suffolk
Great!!
sounds a bit like our house
we have pink jobs, blue jobs and brown jobs


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:43 pm 
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Nice bike

We've just came back from the Netherlands from a short break, apart from the millions of Dutch bikes everywhere, the few racers we saw were kogas, and a few Giant mtbs and hybrids. I take it koga is a popular make over there?

As I watched a young lady cycle past on a koga, the mrs said she new I was looking at the bike first :?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:18 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Romford
any close up pics? :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:57 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:02 am
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Location: Netherlands
Thanks for your reactions guys!

retro-rich: Koga's got a good reputation in The Netherlands I think. For me its a nostalgic thing, as a kid my first racebike was a Koga, also as a kid I visited the Tour de France in 1981 when Peter Winnen won Alpe D'Huez on exactly that bike, thats why I wanted to build this one : )
You probably allready know that Koga is half Dutch, half Japanese...

I recognize that, look at the frame first, the girl on it after : )

robgod: The bike is almost finished now, need to get some handlebar tape, but cant decide, was thinking of white leather..bit pricey..maybe cork.
When its finished ill take a few more pics.

pondlife: :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:57 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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obviously its personal preference, but IMO, bars & saddle have to match and white cork tape is usually my first choice.

Although on your bike, a natural leather/tan colour would probably make it look really nice if you want to make it look even more old school.


:D
Rob


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Netherlands
Yeah natural leather would also be cool...i think im going for white cork for now...can always change to leather later...Cheers


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:26 pm 
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i really like that, made me smile - the mrs would definitely relate to this. I wont be letting her read it though....it does nothing to support the argument for keeping up ones hobbies! :P


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