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 Post subject: SAD BIKES.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:02 pm 
The Guv'nor
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http://sadbikes.blogspot.com/

Some real wrong uns here. Like this one.

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I can top that. Let me go find the link...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:17 pm 
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Found it! ( watch your eyes )


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Aj.... look at what a harm is done to the Champion Mondial :!:


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 Post subject: Re: SAD BIKES.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:20 am 
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John wrote:
http://sadbikes.blogspot.com/

Some real wrong uns here. Like this one.

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Fookin' 'ell, do these so called bike lovers hail from the local institution?

I've never seen so many works of art ruined by a terrible taste in componentry. What were they thinking? 'Look at me, cutting edge man.' Still, the website owners narrative did make me chuckle. :lol:


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Agency_Scum wrote:
Found it! ( watch your eyes )

Sorry, but what's wrong with it?

It's a classic 'Waller' frame with the right mix of components for its age. No different in quality to a curly Hetchins, a 'Flying Gate', Bates Diadrant, Paris Galibier or any other frame made in a ''non-traditional' manner.


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Lordy, there's some rotters there (have to admit that I had to check and confirm that nothing looked too like any of my bikes though).


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On Saturday afternoon I spied one of Yvonne McGregor's old Dolan track frames (it still had her name transfer on the top tube!!) on Waterloo East station - it had been defaced with umpteen vinyl stickers and kitted out with straight bars as a cycle courier-style fixie. Sad end for a bike that may well have won a medal or two in its heyday.....

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Each to his own i suppose....


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I agree, the craze for turning decent classic road machines into garish trendy Shoreditch fixies really ticks me off. Its like the banger racing scene in classic car circles destroying prospective classics. I rescued an 80s Ernie Clements from ebay a few years ago before things got ridiculous, for a low price and restored it with period parts and TLC to a rideable daily user whereas if I hadnt it would no doubt have ended up stripped and painted pink outside some cyber cafe in Hoxton.


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