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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:20 am 
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By making it comfortable and able to be ridden by him? That isn't killing it but making it usable and extending it's life, it's a bike not a museum piece.


I couldn't agree more.


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Tazio wrote:
By making it comfortable and able to be ridden by him? That isn't killing it but making it usable and extending it's life, it's a bike not a museum piece.


Just trying to add a constructive criticism. I agree its far better that the bike is used and not intended as a museum piece. But it can just as easily be made fully functional and fully usable with more suitable period components. IMO it would make a great improvement to the look of the bike.

BUT, its entirely up to Mr Panda, that's just my two' penneth :wink:


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Robbied196 wrote:
Tazio wrote:
By making it comfortable and able to be ridden by him? That isn't killing it but making it usable and extending it's life, it's a bike not a museum piece.


Just trying to add a constructive criticism. I agree its far better that the bike is used and not intended as a museum piece. But it can just as easily be made fully functional and fully usable with more suitable period components. IMO it would make a great improvement to the look of the bike.

BUT, its entirely up to Mr Panda, that's just my two' penneth :wink:


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Everything I do is reversible and all original components are secure in an airtight box :lol:

Original bars were just plain too narrow for my comfort so they were swapped for what I had lying around. Original Brooks saddle will go back on at some point but that Spoon is COMFY.

Original tyres were SOLID rubber - Jeez, no way, although I'm not convinced 700c wheels suit the bike :? Might revert to larger originals.

Gearing - staying at 7 speed for the time being although I do want an alloy crankset soon.

When I was growing up in the 60s most riders were customising their bikes in some manner to suit local terrain or personal tastes. I'm no exception. Once I get the setup spot on (for me) I'll consider repaint options :twisted:


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Mr Panda wrote:
Everything I do is reversible and all original components are secure in an airtight box :lol:

Original bars were just plain too narrow for my comfort so they were swapped for what I had lying around. Original Brooks saddle will go back on at some point but that Spoon is COMFY.

Original tyres were SOLID rubber - Jeez, no way, although I'm not convinced 700c wheels suit the bike :? Might revert to larger originals.

Gearing - staying at 7 speed for the time being although I do want and alloy crankset soon.

When I was growing up in the 60s most riders were customising their bikes in some manner to suit local terrain or personal tastes. I'm no exception. Once I get the setup spot on (for me) I'll consider repaint options :twisted:


Do exactly what you want it's your bike - but i fail to see what is wrong with others providing an opinion as to whether they think a bike looks good or not.
Surely that is what a forum is for?
Try posting on LFGSS - a different ball game all together - you got off lightly :wink:


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No problem - opinions are welcome.

However, as a Glaswegian Geared Cyclist I have little interest in what LFGSS have to say, especially when I'm dealing with a Glaswegian bike which is younger than me and is predominantly being used on roads and tracks north of the city - as its makers intended :lol:

Its does handle much better now, I must say. Wish I'd had this when I stayed in Kent rather than my "student days" Puch .


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Just pop on some nice SKS or Bluemels mudguards for the winter months and you'll be all set :D
i should spend more time riding and less time looking at bikes :!:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:28 am 
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and so to this......

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23666168@N ... 02716@N22/

The above isn't mine, but I quite like the colour. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Decision taken to avoid Ergos this time...........

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rear drop out screws intact, cant be bad . could you put the rear rack back on please.


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