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 Post subject: Look what I just bought!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:59 pm 
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It's a 26" Longstaff tourer made by George Longstaff himself in 1988.

Bar end shifters and ginger beer picnics here I come!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:17 pm 
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Good work mate, a very handsome (and large!) frame.

What are your plans for it - please say downtube or barend shifters.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:21 pm 
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It wouldn't be seemly with STIs. Bar ends it is. I'm in seventh heaven at the moment, I've never owned a road bike that actually fits me! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:29 pm 
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That head tube's longer than the seat tube on the girlfriend's Kona!

Looks 8) though...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:31 pm 
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Cripes, exactly how tall are you? Or have you had all the children you're planning on having?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:38 pm 
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Good choice with the barend shifters, it may be a bit of a challenge to reach downtube ones!

Absolutely nothing wrong with Shimano but a European build would look classy


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:53 am 
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Very very LARGE. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:06 am 
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I really like that! I have a soft spot for tourers and keep nearly buying Dawes Super Galaxy's before common sense prevails. I'll have one one day!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:25 am 
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What size are you in a Galaxy?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:28 am 
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Um, dangerous question! :lol: About a 23" would be ideal being 6'2" I should think. Why. Do you have one? :wink:


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