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 Post subject: retro road bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:07 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I'm hooked!

I cant help it... my poor MTB projects are gathering dust as I enjoy the fruits of narrow tyres, a curt nod on the road and and and....

Aaaargh!

I'm enjoying it too much.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:01 pm 
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Stay away from the tip fer a couple of weeks..................... :P


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:01 am 
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Yep, the whole roadie style thing. Just stay away from the Rapha website...

"At first I started on the Campagnolo, then my friends asked me if I wanted something a little stronger...Rapha...of course I could give it up any time I wanted..."


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:52 pm 
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"............in the end I was wandering the streets, inner tubes crosswise round my shoulders and a newspaper down the front of my shirt to keep the cold out...........muttering under my breath.....'Coppi was better than Anquetil'.........."


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 Post subject: Re: retro road bikes
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:56 am 
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Be very very afraid.

Pre-90s road components are far more collectible than MTB stuff is so far.

It's not so easy to pick up bargains even though there's more of it around.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:34 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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well, so far I have late '80s campag c.record mechs and deltas to build one nice bike when I find a nice frame.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:17 pm 
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Oh dear it is bad...onto Deltas already. :shock:

We may need to rush you into aversion therapy...visit your local Argos and buy a bike now...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:46 pm 
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I reckon it's cos road bits by their nature of use aren't subject to the extremes of stress and corrosion that mtb parts are, and also were more refined in function earlier- old Campagnolo bits look good, and work good, basically.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:32 pm 
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i feel the same, i love old racers and clubman style bikes, i just got this today, i got it off ebay for £50 bargain, brooks b17 saddle, campag gear mechs and levers, all works, a bit big for me, but then thats how they rode them, i come form the era of small frames , but my back these days preferes this type of set up, :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:53 pm 
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OOOOO, that is nice :D


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