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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:37 pm 
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The sun almost came out today and as I was finally shifting these to the new house I took the opportunity to get a couple of pics :)

First up my trusty winter bike, its usually got mudguards on but I've taken the silver ones off to change them for black ones.

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Next up is what will eventually be my summer bike, I know its not period correct but I had the groupset here and it seemed daft not to use it :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:56 pm 
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nice Gazelles, good honest bikes me thinks, but why did you route the brake cables in front of the handlebars rather than behind them? :o


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Both of those are handsome but I love the first one - any pictures of it with the silver mudguards on?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Jones wrote:
First up my trusty winter bike,

Prove it! Were is all the crap or do you wash it down on every trip out :shock:


American Friend wrote:
why did you route the brake cables in front of the handlebars rather than behind them? :o

I used to do that!

You can come off the levers and ride on the tops of the bars more quickly and comfortably as the cables are out of the way!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Rich34 wrote:
Both of those are handsome but I love the first one - any pictures of it with the silver mudguards on?


+1. It's got that classically elegant look going on, I'd love to see more of this little lovely.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Jones wrote:
First up my trusty winter bike,

Prove it! Were is all the crap or do you wash it down on every trip out :shock:


It has just been stripped down and cleaned as it was covered in crap :lol: plus new saddle adds to the illusion that its really clean :wink:

Its my shove in a bike bag and take with me all over the world working bike, I bet it does more air miles than a pros bike :lol: and its done 2033 miles since June :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:48 am 
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Two very nice bikes. I see an A-frame and an AB I think. I am particularly like the 1st bike. It would be my all year round bike. Two other posters brought up the routing and personally I would opt for cotton tape and black valve caps.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:08 am 
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Black valve caps? Yes, a kindred spirit. :lol: The first bike is really lovely.
I'd also replace the rear mech black cable outer with the right length steel outer or at least shorten the black outer slighty. :) But that's just me. :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:11 pm 
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Nice bikes Steve :D
Can't wait to get my road frame back on friday :D I should have a summer bike built up just in time for the summer :lol: :lol:
Is the front tyre seated ok near the valve, looks a bit puckered?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:53 am 
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I think the summer bike looks awesome! Love the choice of groupset too! Very difficult to get your hands on a nice one of those.


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