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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:47 am 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Look what the mail man delivered .......

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This is pretty much as received, I will be making some changes as I riding it.
It is this century, but was commissioned with a near horizontal Top Tube, proper old skool.

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This is my first dedicated SS frame (track ends) and my first 26" SS

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I had a quick spin on it and despite a long top tube the steering is just soo sharp. And that goes for the brakes too, my first taste of Paul's parts.

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I will likely switch switch to a swept bar of sorts, but somehow I think my Titec J-bar in oversized won't do. I've got a Mary bar in 25.4 clamp that would suit it better.

Enjoy!!

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 7:52 am 
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Bloody lovely, and a total bargain to boot!
I had the chance to buy this a couple of years ago, but I think I decided it was too big for me, which it probably isn't... :roll: :roll: :twisted: :twisted: :cry: :cry:
Lucky bleeder! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 3:08 pm 
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Lovely indeed, but the VAT and duty bill brought the " bargain" back into perspective, as Swiss is not in the EU ...

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:03 pm 
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I F are so classy, understated and look the business, awsome bike

love it

stubbsy :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:24 pm 
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classic & classy :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:47 am 
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Thanks, and I have been riding it some more too. I swapped the stem for a 10mm shorter model and that was all it needed really, the Titec bars work for me. I am a bit surprised wwith that because I have had a hard time with straight bars compared to my now favorite Carnegie's.

Next little project: I've got the same RF cranks in 180mm for leverage on the short steep bits.

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:06 pm 
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great looking bike,where did you pick it up from ? here or flea bay ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:32 pm 
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Getting popular now this SS and cool frame business! Sweet bike.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:38 am 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Thanks again guys, and to redchili I found it in the classsifieds here on Retrobike. Just recently Suburbanreuben has been offering some really nice dedicated SS frames for sale as well.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:17 pm 
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how's yours been doing? ;) Are the Paul brakes any good?


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