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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:05 pm 
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that is one painfully cool steed! Well done sir.


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Looks fantastic! What saddle are you going to use?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:46 pm 
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frinkmakesyouthink wrote:
Looks fantastic! What saddle are you going to use?


brooks b17 in honey
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itll match the vintage brooks seat clamp that came with the bike too.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:46 am 
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not quite done, need specific cable for the thumb shifter (been ordered) and when thats all good and installed either brooks leather tape or their lock on grip type things.

(and it looks in better proportion in real life)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:40 am 
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Perfect mix of new and old. Can't see the point of recreating every original detail, here you've got the best of both worlds.

And it actually looks like it would ride really well.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:42 pm 
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a.davis12 wrote:
i thought about leaving it alone, but whats the point in a bike that cant be ridden?
(the wheels were gone, and were some obscure early 20th century size so replacement tyres would be impossible to find. if not cleaned up i have no doubt the frame would have perished, + my dad is riding this, and having just wrecked his achilles i don't think a coaster brake would have bode well with him...and prior to originally thought, not much is original, the seat is a much more recent cheapy, cranks do not match etc)


Have you still got the old wheels?? I'm in need of some just like that.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:32 pm 
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Love it! It's screaming to be taken for a spin.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:28 pm 
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That will certainly turn a few heads. Super Croozer! 8)


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