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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Have a Basso curvy Columbus tubed 26 inch front wheeler that might get dusted off soon...anyone still ride 'em?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:42 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hell yeah!

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For fast training, commuting and popping down the road to Tesco...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:24 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
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Never mind the commuting etc. - what about the racing!

Just the job for TT'ing in Retrobike colours.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:55 pm 
Retro Guru

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Location: London
Colnago 1984 Master lo-pro:

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Not mine though!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:11 am 
Old School Hero
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Location: Bristol, England
Not exactly lo-pro, head tube's too long! but is 650 front, 700 rear & has some interesting touches. The wheels & chainset are not original, just to make it rideable. I'd be interested to find out more about this bike if anyone recognises it (asked Andy Powell, but he's a busy man & built it a while back; '85)
[img][img]http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv224/Cab-bikes/Andy%20Powell/AndyPowellbikeJan2007001.jpg[/img] [/img]


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Liking these :) Keep them coming... can feel another journey into the loft coming on!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:48 pm 
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makhno68 wrote:
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ouch...my back! what is that...~18" saddle to bar drop?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:49 am 
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Andy Powell bike is rather interestingly unusual. I wonder why it isn't a full Lo-Pro design, seems rather odd just to have the small front wheel. I see a Jubilee gear and 'Dave Lloyd' style cable routing for the front cantilever.

On the whole, very nice. I'd date it around mid - late 80's?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:58 am 
Old School Hero
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The Powell bike was built in '85, that's most of the information I got from an all too brief conversation with the man.
I didn't know that gear mech. was called a 'Jubilee', it just says 'Sachs Huret' but I always thought it looked a bit special. That mech's what came with the frame, I'm running a plain old 105 at the moment to use 8spd. cassette.
I've never ridden a TT before, but hope to try a couple of local ones this year & maybe meet someone who remembers the bike.


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