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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:42 pm 
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Ironically, I've still not taken delivery of this - I got doored on my way home recently and I'm off the bike for another couple of days. As you can imagine, I'm really looking forward to riding it.

It's almost complete in the photos, the only thing remaining to do is install the wiring loom for the light setup (SuperNova E3 F&R) - all the wiring will be internally routed, and you can see the mounting hole on the front of the stem and the plate on the rack to accept the lights themselves.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:54 pm 
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Very nice, lovely detailing for a modern frame. Can you provide more details on who and where is Robin Mather?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:18 pm 
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She purty...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:04 am 
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omg Simon, that looks fantastic!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:57 am 
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I'd seen that review of Mather in C+ last year - yours is even finer! I hear that he has a two year waiting list, but it's already closed as he wants to go and ride his bike a bit.

I am really jealous. That is a gorgeous machine. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:14 am 
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He's based in a small village about a dozen miles North-East of Bath, England. He originally apprenticed with Dave Yates, and has been building since 1992.

More info in the following interviews:

http://istanbultea.typepad.com/larg...obin_mathe.html

http://www.63xc.com/willm/rmint.htm

As hamster says, he's got an 18 month waiting list, and he's planning a 3-4 month cycle tour after that, so no more orders for a couple of years.

The bike reviewed by C+ was Robin's own - built for function. I'm just a tart so I got lots of frilly bits on mine :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:53 am 
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Nice one Simon .

is it just to commute ?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:00 am 
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BTW are those Mafac-style Pauls brakes still made? What a lovely solution which avoids having to go anywhere near the (admittedly good) deep-drop brakes from the fishing tackle people.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:32 am 
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Mafac brakes can be found quite easily in france . nos as well .


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:32 am 
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8) Nice


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