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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:23 am 
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Picked up a comedy bike just for a laugh. At the bike station they had a BSO suspension bike in red and white Coca Cola colour scheme complete with decals. It was destined for the scrap skip and will eventually end up there. In the mean time at least for the festive period it'll be blasted around my local wasteland until I break it which I suspect wont be long :xmas-big-grin:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:42 am 
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How many BSO's have you now Velo ? :lol:

This is what I found while working there. It's a bike, so useful, which is always better than scrapping it, but tbh the world would benefit from chucking it in the recycle skip


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:24 am 
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dyna-ti wrote:
How many BSO's have you now Velo ? :lol:

This is what I found while working there. It's a bike, so useful, which is always better than scrapping it, but tbh the world would benefit from chucking it in the recycle skip

No no no!

As bicycle evangelists it's our duty to elevate the humble BSO to its true purpose in life. Donor bike https://www.atomiczombie.com :)

eg this example with Modern Trail Geometry and suitably insulated in warm colours for the 'Puffer.

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(Not mine :) )


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:26 am 
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I do not have any BSO's bar this one and its likely just a short termer.

Only got 5 bikes these days. My kleptomaniac collecting of bicycles was a symptom of mental illness. To cure myself I need to be strict and take my meds !


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:16 pm 
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Stripped the Coca-Cola URT BSO down to its frame and rear shock. Still quite a hunk of boat anchor. Think I'll rebuild with minimal replacement parts but go for road slicks. Me thinks it'll be a comfy road hack for the mean streets of winter Edinburgh. Plus who in their right mind would nick it. I however am not in my right mind and I'm off to see a Psychiatrist on Friday the 13th.......you couldn't make it up :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:51 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
I was born on Friday 13th me. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:09 am 
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I was born on Friday 13th me. :twisted:


Explains a lot :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:27 am 
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And today I didn't

ride my bike.

Trying to get the dog fit again after her "holiday" when I was in Oz for 3 months. She'd put on weight because my wife's idea of a walk for the dog is barely a mile.

So I took her for a 10.5km run round on the 'Puffer track instead (the dog, not the wife :) ).

Spotting lots of ice spikes littering the track. Folk are obviously not doing the recommended 30-40 km of road to bed them in first.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:04 pm 
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I did not know that fact about studded tyres. I suspect the majority of riders dont know that either.
Once more Brian you are a font of knowledge :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:47 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Once more Brian you are a font of knowledge :-)


I had to reread that a second time, as I wondered what you just called him, then I seen it, font ;)

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