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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:27 pm 
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I'd happily pay to watch someone do it on a Moulton.


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Tazio wrote:
I'd happily pay to watch someone do it on a Moulton.


Join the Rough Stuff Fellowship. There are several members who use commuter bikes. I've seen some bloke in his seventies riding a Moulton up in the Cheviots and there was a photo in the journal a year back of a guy on top of Nevis with a Raleigh Twenty. They are nuts.


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Velo didn't you single speed a Raleigh Twenty?


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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
I was perusing various shoppers and ladies step-thrus for this last night (Moulton's too expensive).

Today I'm coming around to a low-end '70s/'80s steel road bike, with handlebars 'cow-horned'.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:57 pm 
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Can we have some sort of handicap - time bonus for the less you paid for your ride. I'll happily give it a bash on some £5 charity shop ladies shopper!*


*wearing my full-face and DH armour :lol:


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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Is there not a pretty decent length track coming down off the pentlands past castlelaw ranges?
Might not be as long as my childhood remembers it but I think it was a fair length. Also remember it hosting a race many moons ago!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:16 pm 
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If you can get discs and suspension that is period correct and you can prove it then sure go for it. I thought of sticking Honda Novio moped front forks on as this 70's bike had a 1" steerer fork.

I do have a twenty and yes I'm thinking this could be the right machine for the job. Also have a CWS shopper with 16" wheels though I reckon 18" could be fitted if anyone wants a project :wink:

An old 26 x 1&3/8th inch wheeled roadster would also do as knobbly bicycle speedway tyres in this size are available as are new wheels in this size. In fact a bicycle speedway bike could be used. A CX bike is fine as well as CX predates mtb. Or a tourer would work, they have slacker angles than a road bike and are reasonably tough.

Might be cool to tart up your chosen steed as well, cant have Dr S's Clunker being the only work of art :D


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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
LOCATION = the 7 mile run out from Loch Treig to Loch Laggan - we can try it on 26th November :lol:

OR

Glen Kingie to Loch Etive on LR track again approx 6/7 miles downhill, maybe more :lol:

have to ride to the start points first though :twisted:


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Can you build a bike?


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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
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Can you build a bike?


If that's aimed at me I'm thinking cast iron BSA road frame and suitable modifications :D


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