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 Post subject: Went for a wee spin.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Built it up from scratch on friday night, and today I donned my tight gear and took it out. It weighs in at a lovely 11.8kg and I have to say its an absolute joy to ride, real flying machine. :D
Single chainring and single canti brake, haven't tried that in the wet yet though. :?
To start off her new life, a wee 24 miler around West lothian and the Forth Road Bridge, stopping off for a much needed refreshment along the way.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:06 pm 
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Judging by your pics a perfect day, and the bike looks tidy :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:08 pm 
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BTW what model of Dale is it?


:oops: Scrub that M400


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:12 pm 
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hmmm nice shiny dales , love em

should stick some dirt tyres on it and come round kelty wids wi us tho


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:20 pm 
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mikee wrote:

should stick some dirt tyres on it and come round kelty wids wi us tho


Hmmm... I've got a bouncy Giant for wids 'n that...... This would give me a sare arse! :lol:
I'll try it one day with knobblies no doubt, probably be no more hardcore than the canal towpath though. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Changed the tyres and trued the rear wheel on the cross check. Worst factory built wheel I've ever had. :evil: still love the bike though. 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:15 pm 
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that looks great and love that saddle :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:16 pm 
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Brooks Swift and Carradice Longflap Camper ooooooeer get her :lol:









:oops: Ive got the same.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:18 pm 
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Whats the wee rack thingy? Get them peddles charged though (red) :?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:09 pm 
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Cheers guys. All in the swift club, are we?:wink:

The bag is a Barley rather than a Camper long flap. About half the size I think. The rack is a Carradice bagman. Just supports the bag, and in my case helps keep it in the right place. Because of how I like my saddle positioned without the bagman the bag sat at a funny angle. :? I like it. Nice wee rack. You'll need to get a pic up of yours wi the Camper fitted Rob.

As for the pedals, I know, but, they don't look all that bad, do they? :oops:

I have another pair of the Ritcheys which are a bit scruffier so I thought I might strip them back to the alloy. Might look a bit better?


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