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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: The Bottom Of The Cotswolds
Many thanks to this forum's Tiermat who not only sold me this lovely little steel-framed bike for my Daughter, but kindly delivered it to my colleague in York before it's long journey down to the West Country, much appreciated.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=201954

After a little work, it now looks like this and is the absolute pride and joy of my little 6 year old girl who will be using it for her under-8 racing next season:

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Frame: Halfords Lugged Steel, 40.5cm seattube, unknown age

Fork: Steel

Headset: Original 1" with unusual crown-race diameter (!)
Stem: Raleigh NOS Alloy 40mm
Handlebar: CroMo 30cm
Bar Tape: Deda girly pink!

Brake Levers/Brifters: Tektro RL320 Junior brake levers
Brake Calipers: Al-Honga dual pivot 75mm Extra-long reach
Brake Pads: Generic
Brake Cables: Stainless

Cassette: 18T Freewheel
Chain: KMC 3/8"
Cranks: 125mm (shortened) Shimano Altus 5-bolt 110BCD
Chainrings: Sinz 41T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano 107mm
Pedals: 9/16" junior

Rims: Alienation BMX Ankle-Biter 32 hole black 451 20″ x 1 3/8"
Hubs: System Ex 32-hole black track hubs (100mm/120mm) fix/free
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: Stainless plain-gauge
Tyres: Schwalbe Stelvio 28-451 20″x1 1/8″ HS350 wired
Tubes: 451 Presta

Saddle: Selle Sam Remo Junior
Seatpost: Strurmey Archer Cromo
Seatpost Binder: Allen-key type

Cheers
Paul


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:10 pm 
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Good thing for kids to be doing. Cool little bike.

I just got my youngest (7yrs) a mountain bike and she loves biking.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:12 pm 
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WOW! It does not look like the same bike, well I suppose apart from the F&F and headset it isn't!

Glad to see your little girl enjoying it.

And so you can compare and contrast, this is what it looked like when it left North Yorkshire :)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:08 pm 
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That it so cute 8) That is the coolest bike I have ever seen a child ride.

Good luck to her in the race and good on her for doing something worth while (parents get a pat on the back too!)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Glad you like it, although I do agree it's a bit of a "triggers-broom" :) That said, it's now surprisingly light, and the wheels are feather-weight so spins up incredibly quickly.

The bike will get it's first race tomorrow at the Castle Combe Festival of Cycling, my Daughter can hardly wait! Just hope I got the gearing right for her, or I will be in big trouble :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:52 am 
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Great little bike and a lovely colour scheme, Good luck to your little lady for today :D Could we be witnessing the new Victoria Pendleton :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:59 pm 
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How did she do?


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