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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Lovely looking bike! Very jealous

Kalum


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:41 pm 
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Matt_wood55 wrote:
Don't like the chrome forks either!! Luckily.


paint them!!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:51 pm 
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Really nice. I also love all 80´s team bikes, and this is a great example


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:47 pm 
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Very nice !!! Bet she rides nice ?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:33 am 
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That looks great.

I'm another 7-11 fan, not for any other reason than I like the colour scheme and also the whole ethic of the team at the time, which was basically to race and have lot of fun... sounds good to me.

Nice couple of bikes you have Craig, what's next? A Lemond perhaps :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:42 am 
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thanks gents - yup, i took "the christmas bike" out yesterday for a blast and
in spite of the freezing cold it was lovely to ride. felt similar to the 753
but a whole lot prettier to look down at when you're riding along!

that's funny you mention that about the 7 eleven team being a "fun"
team - when you look at that team photo you think "jesus, they
were just a bunch of kids!!" funny how my mind's eye remembers
them as serious "grown ups" at the time! it's a shame to think
that those innocent days are gone now - for me, the 7 eleven team
was the epitomy of good fun cycling - what an adventure that must
have been back then.

8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:55 pm 
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You might enjoy this: http://www.rapha.cc/alberta-canada-with-alex-stieda


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:24 pm 
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the man hasn't changed one bit!!

i will forever remember phil liggett interviewing him on channel 4's tour
de france programme and asking "how does it feel to be the first
american to wear the yellow jersey?" to which stieda said
"i'm proud to be the first CANADIAN to wear the yellow jersey...!"

a legend in his own right.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:42 pm 
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I think Stieda is maybe selling himself a bit short in the video, as his break is mentioned in Slaying the Badger, and was considered (by Greg Lemond I think) to be an extremely well timed and shrewd move with a lot more thought put into it than Alex lets on to.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:50 am 
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Hi mate
Your Merckx looks brilliant!
Very well done on a great build that obviously means a lot.
You can never be dissapionted in the ride of a Merckx :wink:
We'll have to hook up for a ride one time when I'm down your way, maybe pick Kaiser up along the way and have a mecretro cruise around your neck of the woods.

Jamie


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