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 Post subject: From 43 years ago!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:00 pm 
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Isn't it amazing how your past can catch up with you! I've had this photo e-mailed me by a very old friend I've recently re-established contact with via another cycling forum. It was found in a pile of photos in the effects of someone who had died recently. I can remember exactly when it was taken (13 May 1965), where (near St Asaph) and which race (Rhos-on-Sea CC 25 mile time trial). I did 1-3-48 and the event was won by Roger Iddles (who is still racing now and doing phenominal rides) in 59-17.

I wonder if the frame is still in existence. It was passed on to a young clubmate when I lived on Oswestry early 70's. I still had some of the fittings until quite recently when I gave them away. Look at them - Balilla Brake Levers, Mafac Stirrups, Brooks Pro Saddle, Stronglight/TA Chainset, Camapag Hubs and Pedals etc. Wish I hadn't got rid of them now :(

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:55 pm 
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The forks look like the ones on my Carlton Flyer - makes sense I suppose, it's a '65 bike.

I was -10 when that photo was taken :P

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:20 pm 
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I think the technical term ( in modern TOP GEAR parlance ) for what you're doing there is " Giving it the beans. " :lol:

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