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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:07 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:15 pm
Posts: 106
Location: dronfield
Here is my giant speeder lite. I have owned it for a year as i bought it when i first got the cycling bug thinking i would upgrade later last year.

I love riding it so much and love the retro look and downtube shifters that i feel no need to buy a new, uglier looking, modern bike.

Bike originally cost me £105 with the specialized saddle which retail at £90 in my lbs (je james, chesterfield).

I have just upgraded the wheelset (old rear wheel cracked) built around mavic a119 with new shimano 9 speed hub, 7 speed cassette (11-28t) original cassette was 11-23t and was a killer on the hills in the peak district. also fitted a new chain. replaced front derailleur with a nos item as original was rusty.

groupset is shimano exage 300ex and shifts lovely.

rubber is continental ultra sport which have done well over 500 miles so far.

pedals are shimano r450 which i bought last year new.

bike has a few bis of patina but i like that as it adds character.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:49 am
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Location: Malta
Great looking bike :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:01 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:11 pm
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Location: wellingborough
great bike and they normally ride well


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:51 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: dronfield
to save adding a new post i have added to this one.

here is my giant speeder lite after a full refurb - frame has been powdercoated with new decals and all bits polished and cleaned up. new bar tape, new charge spoon saddle, new cables. chainrings are also stronglight ones which i was given - original were 52/40 but now riding 52/42.

there is a little twist to the original bike as it was - see if you can spot it. it may not be to everyones taste and the purists may not like it but i love it.

first pic is before
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:00 am 
Old School Hero
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Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:53 pm
Posts: 170
Location: Antwerp
quality job. But Holdsworth.. really?

I guess there may be a story to it..


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:56 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Devon
Really nice but I would have put Giant stickers on it.

Great colour choice and rebuild though.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:52 pm 
Old School Hero
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Location: Christchurch, Lew Zealand
An early Giant road bike is nothing to be ashamed of plus, the Holdsworth decals aren't aligned correctly so it looks like you'll have to take them off anyway :)

I'm definitely no purist either...I have a fake Cinelli Laser :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:22 am 
Old School Hero
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Love it. Am a big fan of Giants.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:46 pm 
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Here is my giant speeder lite.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:38 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Location: Cumbria land of beauty
I can spot it too it's missing a bottle cage knew there was something strange about it :P


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