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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:13 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:31 pm
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this was an interesting read on The Washing Machine Post, you may already have seen it

http://www.twmp.net/bob/tour_bike/

I was amazed at his memory, and also the fact that he rode 36 spoke wheels in the mountains. I'd assumed that 28 spokes were the way forward to get as light as possible, but is it to do with the battering they'd take descending, as well as the sheer grunt of a pro at race speeds uphill?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:43 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:23 pm
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Location: Scotland
Cheers for the link, bigfatron. SSC blue rims there? Was great to see Robert storming along in the jersey at the '84 Glasgow Kelloggs/CH4 event, won by? I don't think it was Shane Sutton... Mmm, a great excuse to go check YouTube... 8).


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:59 pm 
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Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:03 pm
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Location: Lanarkshire, Bonnie Scotchland
thanks for posting, I'm long overdue a visit to the washingmachinepost

as a kid we used to visit bislands after racing in glasgow green to see the skinsuit. I'll be in there soon to see the vitus!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:36 am
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Yeah saw it on the press room the other day. I need to see that Vitus. Millar was a total beast. He loved nothing more than dishing out some pain on his training rides in the hills. I read the book in search of Robert Millar. Great read


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