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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:35 am 
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Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:21 am
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Hi, been lurking around for a number of years but decided to join in today. Reside in Cape Town South Africa. Lover of all Ti, Steel and a few Carbon bikes.
Am 47yo and hoping to rekindle my love of riding again. Was an avid competitor between '89-'99.

Frames/Bikes i currently own.
1. Colnago Bititanio with C-Record.
2. 2 X Colnago C40 with SR EPS
3. NOS TVT 92 with DA 7400
4. Eddy Merck 753 in 7-11 livery yet to be built up.
5. Colnago C50 Freuller still to be built.
6. Look KG196 in silver. being built with Mavic (starfish cranks era)
7. Time Helix Equipe old school carbon.
8. Colnago Art Decor.


Am looking forward to contributing and gaining valuable knowledge from the Retrobike folks here.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:19 am 
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Joined: Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:43 pm
Posts: 3
Hi all!
I've come across this site on numerous occasions whilst googling for info on my old Raleigh but decided to join after seeing a post on here with a bike similar to mine!
I'm a fifty something, female, fair weather rider, but have only recently got back in the saddle after a break of 21 years :o.
I bought my bike second hand in the late 80's so she's knocking on a bit cause I reckon she's almost as old as I am :lol:. I think she's a late 60's Sprite, a bit like myself :lol: , but not entirely sure, so if anyone would like to chip in, that would be lovely :) . I inadvertently posted some photo's before I introduced myself properly :) :oops: . Cheers.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:01 pm 
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Joined: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:32 pm
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I’m Nick and found the site via the majority which is a google search. Picked up a cheap Merckx Falcon on the weekend which I plan on converting to a single speed. I’m not that knowledgeable on bikes so hoping I can get some help as I go alone on here but I’m hoping to fully restore the frame, maybe a different colour and I have found decals on eBay. Can’t remember the last time I used a forum so I’ll try and upload a photo later somehow. I’m assuming a hosting site will be best as it’s saying the pictures from my camera are too big?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:29 pm 
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Location: The mountains of Northants
Hi, I'm checking in on the road side. I'm usually found on the pre 97 mtb section of RB.

I was recently given a very ropey looking Falcon Team Banana that I have now got working and enjoy riding.
I am also collecting parts for my Holdsworth that I will be building as and when I get a chance.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:08 pm 
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Location: VCC Member 5558 East Riding of Yorkshire
james1985 wrote:
Hi, I'm checking in on the road side. I'm usually found on the pre 97 mtb section of RB.

I was recently given a very ropey looking Falcon Team Banana that I have now got working and enjoy riding.
I am also collecting parts for my Holdsworth that I will be building as and when I get a chance.


Hello James, you’ll find this side just as friendly & helpfull, if maybe a little less populated! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:24 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:59 am
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Hello I’m always interested in the information from forums when tackling work on my bikes. I currently have
1951 Norman super sabre
1952 Norman attacker
1960’s bartali condorino
1970’s bartali condorino
Carlton ten speed ( pre Raleigh)
1960’s Peugeot PX50 randonneur
1970’s Regina sports
And a shand stouter built by shand in Scotland ( rohloff with belt drive and Jones bars) and a few modern bikes of various styles


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:08 pm 
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Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:37 pm
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Hello all - I'm not sure about all this classic retro bike stuff yet but I bought an old Raleigh Quadra today that I like the look of and is my size.

This may be a fad or I may be hooked- who knows ....

My main hobby is Hi-Fi separates.

Hi-Fi is an indoor hobby - cycling (retro or not) is an outdoor hobby.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:55 am 
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Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:31 am
Posts: 625
Location: North Kent Coast UK
taken4aride wrote:
Hello all - I'm not sure about all this classic retro bike stuff yet but I bought an old Raleigh Quadra today that I like the look of and is my size.

This may be a fad or I may be hooked- who knows ....

My main hobby is Hi-Fi separates.

Hi-Fi is an indoor hobby - cycling (retro or not) is an outdoor hobby.

Welcome and you're not alone with the HiFi, Under General there's an Other Projects and Collections section that has a HiFi sticky post.

The bad news is that old bikes can be just as addictive and space robbing as HiFi, the picture that's my avatar which is inside my overly full garage bears testament to that


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:02 pm 
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Joined: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:46 pm
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Hello
I live near Cork in Ireland and for last 25 years I'm working with bikes of all shapes and sizes - mainly as a hobby. Started as teenager who couldnt afford a bike. I saw nice frame carried by some local drunker to the metal scrapyard in order to cash it. For a small change he gave me this frame and promised to organize some wheels on the scrapyard, what he did the next day. This way my adventure with bicycles started.

Now 25 years later I still didnt buy a new bike in shop and when I see a bike in scrapyard I cant leave him there...

One of my best customisation of frame found in scrapyard:

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One of my best restoration project:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:57 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:02 pm
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Hello all,
I'm 49 years young, live in Weymouth, Dorset and have been riding for many years.
I started bike mechanics when I was at school and have been messing around with bikes on and off ever since.
I ride a modern gravel bike and I have recently been restoring a 1968 Falcon San Remo - more about that on another post.


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