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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:14 am 
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I'm not sure which I like most - the bike or the car!

It would be interesting to know the frame only weight, but 10kg isn't overly heavy, so it can't be a tank. What design work went into the lugs, or was it more just trial and error - guesstimation? Impressive, however it was done!

must be one of the first examples of an ISP too!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:36 pm 
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I would love to do something like this, sadly my skills with a manual milling machine suck.

Massive respect for building your own frame it looks stunning. Nice bug too, I have a '72 1302 convertible that I am slowly restoring ground up at the moment, If i ever get it to be half a good as yours I will be dead chuffed!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:16 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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I simply don't know what to type about your bike, simply gorgeous.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:28 am 
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Thanks for all your comments on my bike its hard to belive I built it so long ago the pictures on here are from back in the day, I will need to take some new ones with my digital camera, but first it needs a clean and polish.Its winter over here now and as Im not as young as I was, it hard to get motivated to ride, you guys in the northern half of the planet are tougher, Im complaining about winter and yesterday was 20 deg c and sunny, we went for a drive in the Beetle instead.Ok today its a ride.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:32 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Very Nice job there with simple clean lines 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:09 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Fanfikkentastic!
On both counts, I love to see this kind of work being done, thanks very much for sharing it 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:52 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Rob Atkin wrote:
I simply don't know what to type about your bike, simply gorgeous.


+1, looks good and top marks all round for inenguity/originality too.

David

P.S. Rob - that Business Cat avatar is absolutely priceless! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:01 pm 
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After 28 years I am doing a resto on my hand built aluminium frame, will post pic as I go. At the moment all the paint is stripped and the lugs have been repolished.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:30 pm 
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Love the bike and i am envious of your skills. What plans have you for the new paint?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:03 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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OMG!!! Im now feeling faint. I have the utmost respect for your skills and passion! Thank you so much for sharing, I just picked up this post late. Im now waiting for someone to post a picture of a fully restored team car complete with team bikes on top! Chapeau man!


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