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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:26 pm
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Location: Lincolnshire
This one goes well.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:41 pm 
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Location: wiltshire
that would go well in my shed :D
beautiful!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:20 pm 
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Really a nice onee. I only should consider to replace the brake cables behind the bar instead in front on them. I like the bar end shifters.
Certainly one for the rBOtM


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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This is genuinely one of those bikes that you never imagine you'll buy. Pretty much untouched since 1975 when it was first raced, including the earth tape on the bars, and immaculate original paint. I'm changing stem and cranks so I can ride it but retaining all original parts. It's a beauty.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:52 pm 
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Hmm... that is a fine bike :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:09 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:26 pm
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Location: Lincolnshire
This is my favourite bit


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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love it in BRG!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:43 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 9:23 pm
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Location: Inverness
That's lovely :)

Detailing on the frame is ace!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:37 pm 
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Location: London
Nice machine. Do you have short legs and long arms? Is the frame the right size looks like you like to ride long n low? Liking it lots


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:26 pm
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Location: Lincolnshire
It's currently as set up for its previous owner, with the exception of saddle height. It has a 140mm stem on it. Has 177.5 cranks, hence the low saddle position. On this frame I really need shorter cranks and shorter stem. Ideally, it would be also be 1/2" smaller, but its OK. The biggest problem are the cranks really. I'll swap them for 170 or 165 when I find some.


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