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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:56 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Had another visit to his Staffordshire bike shop today.
Here is a picture of his tour bike.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74418119@N ... hotostream

{On display in the shop}


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Wow!

That bike shop is something else too!!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Prefer the Gios in the background !

Interesting the weight on it though. In these days of carbon 9.67 kg would be considered a clydesdale.


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Is that the actual bike, or just the frame?

I'm sure he had to get it resprayed in the original colours, and was looking for parts for it.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:04 am 
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9.67kg is pretty heavy for 1987 in any case, my mid 80s 531ST (now) with STIs, triple chainset/guards and a frame pump is only 10.5kg AND its a 58cm frame
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:09 pm 
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The Sun Manxman and the Carlton are even more interesting!

I reckon 21lbs is pretty good for a steel road bike of that era. They were built to take a lot of punishment in the pro peloton.


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