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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:24 pm 
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When men were men, and proper racers slammed their seat-posts and didn't have braze-on cable guides or cable clips.

Just a light hearted update to keep the thread going.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:38 pm 
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That bloke is well 'ard just look what he's done to those cranks :shock: :shock: :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:35 pm 
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That bloke is well 'ard just look what he's done to those cranks :shock: :shock: :wink:

OMG!!! Froooomey should fit these to his oval chain rings to confuse everyone evenmore evenpoel style. If he ever comes back to real racing...


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That was some pothole to do that to the forks too!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:04 pm 
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I just love the fact everything seems to be hugely raked or curved except one thing that should be ......... :wink:

Also does anyone else think he looks a lot like Ed Balls. ...... :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:21 pm 
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Nice to see some banter and love for really old gems. Got to say this barn find uncovers some interesting
spin-offs the more I look at bike technology from the turn of last century.

Starting to get itchy and want to crack on with this build, however I'm already into one week of lock-down, about
1400 Km from home, and getting back looks like I will be running the gauntlet. Only me could decide to go traveling
in the south of mainland Europe at this point in time. At least I've got a gravel / do it all bike with me to go
on very very very deserted roads off-the beaten track, but no chances of getting a mid ride beer.

This seems appropriate right now. Here is a post-card of the De Dion - Bouton factory on strike. Looks
also to be a great photo opportunity for the local police to look busy. Only the French could immortalise
direct industrial action through a post-card. Difficult to imagine choosing this post-card in the newsagent
since the Eiffel Tower was completed only about 15 years earlier.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:31 pm 
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Keep safe and well, looking forward to more of this thread :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:37 pm 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
I just love the fact everything seems to be hugely raked or curved except one thing that should be ......... :wink:


Yeah, the ergonomics of the brake levers are well off.....not a big issue I suppose if you are
obsessed with self propulsion and have hands like a butcher :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:27 pm 
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in the south of mainland Europe at this point in time.

You crack me up, buddy. So totally you, indeed...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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