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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:48 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
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Elev12k wrote:
Very nice bike. Great resto job done.

It looks very short? Is It? How does it ride?


Depending on where the rear wheel is positioned in the dropouts it is a 38" wheelbase. The forks are quite tight (with some overlap but I've never found this a problem) but it rides 'no-hands' perfectly. Over the years I've ridden it in 100 mile TT's and squeezed 'guards onto it as a winter bike all perfectly happily.

This is how it looked in 1977 as a pure TT bike but fitted with cantilever brakes which I had removed during it's previous refurb.

I've still got the jersey (bought at the Skol 6 in 1968) and have worn it in Old Skool TT's this last year. Sad old man :roll: :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:37 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Midlands, UK
Lovely bike and a great story too, it looks stunning.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:30 pm 
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Love the bike....has great presence....just lookks great from all angles


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:37 pm 
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Sweet. Love lugless but the seatcluster looks splendid.


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