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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:27 pm 
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Sorry for the radio silence of late - been too busy out and about rediscovering the junior road racer I once was (sort of!). Subject of which, remember this lithe fit young chap from 1990?

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Well look what I found the other day! Having lost 3 stone since Alpe d'Huez and the Col des Aravis, it still fits (hmmm...sort of). Are you noticing the sponsor on the sleeve? That's right, our club was sponsored by the 'infamous' ANC (of ANC Halfords fame). They rode pearl white Peugeot's s well.

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All this can mean only one thing: timetravel back to my old 10 mile TT course and a veteran attack on my PB time - and to counteract the inevitable scoffs of my incredulous fellow competitors on their carbon low pro's I'm going to have to be really fast! One thing's for sure, the old Pug Aravis won't be holding me back. It rides absolutely superbly - lovin it!!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:31 pm 
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Say what you like about ebay, but where else could you type in 'Time TBT shoes in size 12' and then three days later get these delivered:

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Always wanted a pair of these but couldn't afford them on my paper round wages (hence the cheap Time 'sport' versions above!). By the way, has anything interesting happened in cycling since 1988?


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 Post subject: slight human error
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:33 pm 
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...just realised I accidentally hit 'new topic' instead of 'reply' to my age old Peugeot Aravis RBoTM build thread...hey ho


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 Post subject: Re: slight human error
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:53 pm 
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531 pro wrote:
...just realised I accidentally hit 'new topic' instead of 'reply' to my age old Peugeot Aravis RBoTM build thread...hey ho


Never mind, shouldn't really be in Readers' Bikes unless a Mod can shift it.

I know a couple of ex-Bournemouth area riders living up here these days, one of them (ex Arrow) used to work in one of the LBS's. The other is a Jubilee man.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Never Mind Lad... Love the old Photos..

Rooting around I found this from our long forgotten Cycling Club in 1988

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I am 5th from the left of the bottom row !

I was on a Peugeot 103 Carbolite with 27x1"1/4 steel wheels and painted up the same as Stephen Roches 1987 Tour winning Battaglin :oops:

I used to drool over the bikes the boys had then .. Loved and still love Peugeots.. Now I have 4 and counting...

This is me on the 979 :D

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 Post subject: Re: slight human error
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:34 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
I know a couple of ex-Bournemouth area riders living up here these days, one of them (ex Arrow) used to work in one of the LBS's. The other is a Jubilee man.


I wonder who that is then?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:13 pm 
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if i remember correctly i stayed at the fircroft hotel way back when i use to race.we where down there for a training weekend then rode out to the perf,s pedal race if i remember correctly. i think we all got a ticking of from the hotel managment for eating to much breakfast :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:39 pm 
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No More Fircroft Hotel , its now a new block of Flats!!


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 Post subject: Fircroft Hotel
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:15 pm 
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This thread is turning into a bit of a digression - but seeing as we're here!

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All gone now.

You're not the only one to get told off by the management. One monday club night I disconnected the rubber straps underneath the seat cushions in the hotel lounge. Apparently a lot of the guests were on a Saga holiday and not too pleased :oops: Bloomin funny though.

...things you do as a Junior eh


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