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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:13 pm 
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Roadking - yes, pics taken before it was ridden. I actually visited former pro Adrian Timmis in Staffs and had a proper fitting - both stem and seatpost are now less extended. Apologies for the 'vintage tag' - I take your point. I think I was trying to convey that I wanted the bikes' aesthetic to have a vintage feel. I'll be posting pics of my most recent acquisitions shortly - a 1954 Gillot and a (marginally younger) Holdsworth Monsoon which in both cases, and if I may, I will refer to as 'vintage'.

Fiks - the slightly higher headtube was done on purpose to give me a more upright riding position and was angled back slightly for the the same purpose. The upshot is my days of neck, shoulder, back, wrist and hand pain on non-custom bikes are a distant memory.

Spokesmann - have ridden it lots. It had its maiden voyage in the south of France around the vineyards of Languedoc Rousillion. Not a bad way to break her in.

Midlife (love that username - sums it all up really!) - the photo's show the colour lighter than it actually is. It's more of an ivory/vanilla colour which goes rather nicely with the chroming and the brooks saddle, bar tape and Dia Compe tyres.

Cheers for all the comments fella's.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:04 pm 
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Re the extended head tube

Yes I'm aware they are done so that the bars can go higher.

IMO it would look better not to have them, instead use a longer fork steerer and fit spacers in the headset.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:37 pm 
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Tubby.....

Cream / vanilla/ white, Class act......looks like a million dollars to me :)

I've been "Midlife" on the Subaru Impreza Forums for about 8 years, my "crisis" is a 400 horesepower methanol injected impreza LOL

I decided to get back into riding and bought myself a Basso which rides pretty well but a bit numb......hence trying to get one of my old bikes back on the road.

On reflection my £1200 plus for the basso might have been better spent on a bike like yours. You don't need to answer but what was the ball park figure ??


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:10 pm 
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That's a stunner - loving the old school feel but with modern components, couldn't have picked a better spec list imho!

Seen a few of the Feather frames popping up here & there, between him & Donhou amongst others there's some excellent new talent emerging in UK framebuilding which is a good sign for the UK bike scene in general.

Out of interest, how does the framebuilding cost compare with the likes of BJ & Mercian - obv the chroming & custom options would add a bit, but what sort of ballpark figure do the Feather frames start at if you don't mind me asking?

John


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:51 pm 
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Mutts Nutts...stunning...

want want want :shock:


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Awesome, good mate of Rickys, good to see him getting the publicity he deserves, it's a tough business to crack!


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Very nice !!! I like 8)


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Very nice, a true classic even if it is a new build.

If extended head tubes were good enough for Miguel Indurain then etc. etc.............................................. :wink:


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'Extended head tube' must be modern for 'raised stem'.
Did all pro riders not ride as small a frame as possible back in that day?
Deep drop bars let them raise the tops for climbing, but with a flat back for the rouleur's days.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:38 pm 
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roadking wrote:
Custom build?

Lot of stem extension, saddle position - pics taken before you rode it?

Looks pretty, not sure about the modern-retro-vintage monicker...modern, well it's new, retro certainly, vintage unequivocally not.

Bikes in GQ magazine, what next?

Roadking.

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