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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:56 pm 
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Location: Gloucester
Well, I don't disagree actually: )

But I do like to experiment, & after all, don't we all upgrade our bikes as & when we can? Whether it's 1955 or 2005?
It can go back to 'original' any time, but it rides much better with alloys, whatever size, than it ever did with steel rims.
Choice of tyres with 27"s is very limited.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:46 pm 
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A very lovely looking machine in all of its many guises :)

Jamie


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:07 pm 
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Yes! Why not experiment?
That's how we progress.
Isn't it?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:20 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Love it with clean lines , and the paint job is amazing. That is a lovely bike I'm especially jealous as I'm from Dollis Hill just up the road


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:34 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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west green wrote:
Love it with clean lines , and the paint job is amazing. That is a lovely bike I'm especially jealous as I'm from Dollis Hill just up the road

Just up the road, from Gloucester??
I assume you mean from Willesden?

There are people in the Willesden CC who know all about FE Dunning.
You just need to ask one of them: ) I checked with the club secretary & she told me all I know.
A lovely, helpful crew there: )


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:15 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Yes Dollis Hill is the next village along from Willesden in Londinium province :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:21 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Gloucester
Oi! Please excuse my lack of knowledge of our Londinium province.
I'm one of the unclean provincials.... I'm not apologising, just explaining: )

But I do appreciate the village/town/city social layers....
Good bikes are still cool, wherever they come from I say!

My F E Dunning is a proud example of the produce of Willesden.
I rest my case: )


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:42 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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And so you should be, it's a lovely bike. I also like. That you've tinkered with it to make it more practical to ride, rather than just for special occasions. I have a Brian Rourke that gets used winter or summer because it's such a great ride.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:19 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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All my bikes are ridden regularly, & isn't it cool to experiment?
I've just 'finished' fitting some mudguards to it after several days butchering, but have yet to try it in anger.... Almost impossible clearances at the front!! Photos anon...

I don't know much about Brian Rourke but have a similar(?) Dave Marsh that is very clean, tight & light:
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:39 pm 
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Your wheels need to have some skinny amber wall tyres. I have had the same clearance issues and found that Panaracer 27x1" give the retro narrow look with good clearance.


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