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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:22 am 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Was there not a car called "Derierre" ? or was that a mag too?

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A good starting point for those that can....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VIntage-Schwi ... 566wt_1396


And Dr S - is your bike an Excelsior, spotted this....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Germa ... 500wt_1413


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I can think of a couple of ideal places to run this, unfortunately they're both in god's country of Royal Deeside: the lower part of The Fungle by Aboyne would be perfect (and also one of the classic MTB routes of Scotland), or there's a radio mast descent just outside Ballatar on fireroads which would also be great.


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Above Innerleithen - Scotlands first downhill race location? 1991 I think. (first I am aware of and that's what counts :) )
Pretty sure it was this... Kernie Law down to the B709 http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=74147
DaveDH could you confirm? the large square ruin is the bit I remember and the general flow down on that side of the hill.

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=55.637 ... orm=LMLTCC


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Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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happy to be a time-keeper on this one and I seem to remember the run down to the hermatige at dunkeld was fire road and sweeping bends.


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MacRetro rider
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Righto, I propose some time in Spring for this, it gives time for those interested to build a klunker creation and to decide on a venue.

Put your builds in here and any other relevant stuff.

I'll come up with prizes :wink:

Any Englandshire or elewhere types interested feel free to join in.

Remember the frame must not originate as a mtb/atb/hybrid. No disc brakes/V-brakes/Maguras or suspension other than fat tyres and undamped springs. All components new or old must reflect pre mtb technology :wink:


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Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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can i use a CX frame ?

(not a cx500 btw)


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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Team Sassanach is ready when you are. Inners/Glenners would be good from an Englandshire point of view.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:01 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
So 2 simple rules:
Bike frame does not originate from a mtb/atb/hybrid.
No suspension/disc brakes or other modern inovation.


Oh I think Disc brakes are allowed as long it is from the right period...
Bridgestone Disc brake...
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Huffy Disc brake....
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Shimano Disk Brake - 1973ish
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and as for suspension....
http://www.northroadbicycle.com/fframemovie.html

Moulton F-Frame - full sus in 1960
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