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 Post subject: Rock Lobster pics
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:11 pm 
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Let me know what ya think .


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:13 pm 
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Technically, it's a pic rather than pics.

Looks nice though.


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 Post subject: I aint finished Man .
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:27 pm 
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Another .


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 Post subject: And another .
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:33 pm 
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I cant get handle on the download karma on here !


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:26 pm 
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Looks good,how does it ride? and how have you got the bars so high? Is it just spacers


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:28 am 
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the red of the tyres is a bit too much IMHO, apart from that, yellow and red looks great :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:25 am 
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Really nice. Is it not quite a racy stance with the seat that high?

Red colours really go with the frame. Rock lobsters are great.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:34 am 
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This all started ten years ago , I was riding an Alpine Stars ASR380 I was getting fed up with o/s alu tubes and there back braking ride , and wanted to go down the road of a Ti frame . The Alpine Stars had been upgraded beyond belief , bar the frame the only thing remaining oem was the front XT mech .
So one Saturday I walked into Merlin Cycles in Leyland with every intention of buying an RL Ti frame . I had read all the mag reports in which the Lobster always came out the winner and so my mind was made up , or so i thought !
In I walked , had a chat with Carl , the guy who worked there then . He pointed out a School bus yellow frame hung in the window and told me to buy it , as it was a one off built by Paul Sadoff himself for Ian Cuthbertson to ride in the nationals .
At first i didnt seem to like , only 'cos all I could see was Ti frames in my mind ! But then I started to look closer at the quality of the welds , Breeze drop outs , crossbar and down tube gussets etc and was hooked !
So instead of paying £600 for a Ti frame , I paid a bit more for this total unique one off .
The bike has stayed with me ever since , rode two C2Cs , Karrimor , Betsy Cowed , South Downs etc Then got tucked away for three years due to other commitments . Seen one seperation and one divorce , four house moves numerous bad offs where my bottle was writing checks that my reactions couldnt cash !
So to reply to the question , how does it ride ?
It rides bloody sweet mate as only a steel hardtail can !!

Thanks for all your comments ,

Pete .


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 Post subject: A few more
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:39 am 
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here we go .


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:42 am 
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very nice

If i'm gonna be picky though, i'd lose some spacers and put on some flat bars


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