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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:37 pm 
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My 1987 Longstaff tourer...


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It's a lush ride and great material for " Famous Five " touring adventures. I love that colour-matched Cinelli saddle.

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The Nitto stem was originally for the Bob Jackson but when I found the daft buggers measured them oddly I found it was alright on this.


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Many many thanks again to tinkerer for the generous donation of the Shimano Arrow chainset...it just DIDN'T look right with a Hollowtech II!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:40 pm 
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Nice looking bike, always a sucker for a proper steel touring bike. It looks big, what size is it ?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:42 pm 
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Cheers mate, it's a 26.5"

Yes, I'm a giraffe.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:14 am 
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He is and don't I recognise that saddle????????


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:20 am 
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Lush colour match! Cheers Pete! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:49 am 
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Nice frame, and love the Dennis the Menace bar tape.

Couldn't you get the rear rack a bit more level? :?

You wanna put some screws in the lowrider mounting to protect the threads, and you need some proper pedals. Clips and straps, my boy! And a Carradice saddle bag for your sandwiches and ginger beer.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:25 am 
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That's as close as I can get the rack with panniers and size 12 feet! Also, I've greased the threads so they're okay.

Ah, she be a working bike so it has to be flatties. If it's any consolation, the 540 SPDs go on for a big day out.

I'm an Ortlieb man me self!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:21 pm 
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Agency_Scum wrote:
That's as close as I can get the rack with panniers and size 12 feet!

Just slide the mounting hooks forward on their rails. Seriously, you can't leave it looking like that! You'll never be able to show your face with the local chapter of the CTC.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:16 pm 
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If you ever want to sell it, let me know. I could do with a new gate.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:16 pm 
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Dave_H wrote:
If you ever want to sell it, let me know. I could do with a new gate.


PMSL! :lol:


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