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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:04 pm 

Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:18 pm
Posts: 7
Hi guys. I'm about to start a thread asking advice on my bike, thought it'd say hello first.

I'm from Guildford and I've always loved to be on a bike. I was big into my mountain biking as a teen but then a fully chrome carlton racer off a friend and it changed the way i thought about riding. Sadly that bike was stolen :evil: But I soon had another and it's been across the pond and back with me and i'm now very sentimental towards it :)

Hope to see you guys around on the forum!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:09 pm 

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:57 pm
Posts: 4
Hi guy's just heard about this forum so I thought i'd sign up. Just a quick intro. I'm Andrew and 19 so not the usual retr cyclist :P Now for the interesting part the bikes. I own a raleigh pro (91) although it does have newer parts on it to improve its performance. I also have a raleigh clubman (mid-80's). A Tierney thats just a commuter. A Ephgrave road No.1. And my dad has a Roy Thame with original dura-ace kit. A rather long list i must admit. sorry for the essay.

 Post subject: Hi, everyone.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:28 pm
Posts: 24
Location: Bath, UK
My name's Jolyon and I live in Bath, UK.

I haven't ridden a bike for years but was recently asked to clear out a garage for someone who was moving and in it were two 80s road bikes, a Raleigh 501 SL which my son now has and a Raleigh 531 lightweight hand built which I'm keeping. They came with a few boxes of bits from the 60s to the 80s as well.

I want to rebuild mine into a useful machine with a mixture of old and new parts but as I am totally out of date with the world of bikes I will no doubt have a load of questions to ask along the way. So, I was pleased to find this forum.

If there's a work in progress topic I'll post some pictures etc.



 Post subject: greetings
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:35 pm 
Retro Guru
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Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:18 pm
Posts: 306
Location: South Staffordshire
41 yr old male from south staffs..

rides mtb mainly but is suddenly dabbling in road bikes (so i did a hello thread in general chat as well to save me saying hello in all sections LOL)

happy to be here and hello to everyone :)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:08 pm
Posts: 35
Hi, I joined the forum last week and have just noticed this thread so thought I should introduce myself.

My name is peter and live in ballycastle northern ireland and love getting out on the bike to keep fit.

I enjoy working on bikes and have recently made myself a single speed racing bike from a vitus frame I had lying in the shed. Its ok but has a chain tensioner on it to accomodate the shimano freehub and vertical dropouts.

I have also just acquired a vintage dawes galaxy road bike with horizontal drop outs. This is going to be my winter project so that i can enjoy cycling about the town with the kids on a lovely retro style single speed bike.

I have posted a thread on the retro road bike forum looking for any advice tyeps.

your replies and comments will be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:53 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:10 pm
Posts: 112
Location: Norwich
Hi, I'm Daniel.

I live in Norwich and am into road cycling. I have a few year old Dawes Galaxy (about '07 I think) a MTB which my brother is currently using and a Full carbon Orbea.

I built the carbon one up from a frameset and really enjoyed the process. I then decided I wanted to build another and something with a little more style.

so I searched and found an ALAN frame recently and so ended up here looking for info on it.

I'm going to be building it over the next couple of months.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:55 pm 

Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:47 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
My name is Marc Taylor, I'm 28 and from Shropshire, UK.

Completely new to all this but keen to build myself a sexy retro bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:27 pm 

Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:02 pm
Posts: 5
Location: Newton, MA, USA
Just to introduce myself, Ron Parkinson from outside Boston in the former colony of Massachusetts. My most common vintage ride is a Raleigh International or a Competition Mark II. I have a lot of others as well and do most of my own work.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:06 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:31 pm
Posts: 1163
Hey, I'm John,

I posted a question a couple of days ago, and just noticed this intros thread.

I'm English but ended up in Belgium, not a bad place to be for a bike fan.

I've recently developed an interest (growing into an obsession) for vintage bikes, having found riding a 1980's steel frame bike I bought for commuting more pleasant than a modern alu-carbon one.

I've collected a little stable of projects, some more promising than others: here's a list of the more interesting things I've got up to now:

-a 1970's George Pintens bike with columbus tubing and Shimano 600 components. Mid-range but a nice bike, and Belgian! I'm trying to get this done in time for the Retro Ronde Van Vlaanderen in 2011.

- A 1970's-80's Mino Denti frame. Trying to scrape together some Campy components for this, would like it to be all Italian

- A mid-70's Alan Super Record, but with Shimano Arabesque drive train.

- What might (I hope) be a Kessels from the early 70's, still trying to ID it properly, though.

Thanks for reading this, I'm pretty new at this vintage thing and at using forums, so I hope I don't commit any blatant errors of etiquette.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:19 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:44 pm
Posts: 23
Hi, I sold my classic Rossin a couple of years ago (Mavic SSC, GP4's etc) and have regretted it ever since. Feeling the need to return to the warm bosom of the 80's bike

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