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 Post subject: (Girl) Friends reunited!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:18 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Well, it started out as a chance encounter with an ex at a friends wedding a few weeks back (there was actually two ex's there....an awkward night!).
While talking, and trying to ignore the stare of her current fella burning into me, she mentioned that she still had the bike I bought for her years ago and that it was rusting away in a bike shed.
She asked if I'd like it back so I of course said yes. I collected it yesterday....

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She was in a sorry state (and the ex wasn't much better!) but I could see there was a nice light frame underneath all the rubbish, so I got to work stripping all of the rusty old crap off...

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A good clean and the frame was looking much better. I love the metallic orange paint, and it came up a treat after cleaning...

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I've been thinking of buying or building something to use as a winter-proof bike that can handle the sand/mud/salt combination that's my local winter trails so I'm thinking of going down the Alfine road with this frame.
Will update once I've decided what to do with it :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:25 pm 
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wow, that was generous of her.

i have to go to court if i want something from my ex :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:46 pm 
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Yes, lovely colour 8)
That will make a nice bright winterbike.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:52 pm 
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Nice recovery mate.

Nice colour frame. Light weight wise or about average do you reckon?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:05 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I have absolutely nothing to base the weight of the naked frame on as I've only ever held steel frames before :oops:
It certainly feels lighter than my 853 Rock Lobster did though, but without having them both here its hard to say for sure.
I'll be seeking advice on the Alfine option on here soon :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:27 pm 
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Very nice frame and a great colour


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