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 Post subject: CATALOGUE BIKES
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:03 pm 
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the main tubes are fatter on the al carter and the welding was poor on them, the things iv changed on the bike are the wheels as they was wrecked, the forks, headset, seat, cantilevers and gear shifters, it was a shimano exage equipped bike and probably the best they ever did, it not too heavy i will get it on scales tomorrow, whats classed as heavy ?.
i did this bike as i liked the frame shape with its nice flat top tube and the rear triangle being out of line with the top tube, also i could use the parts i had out of the garage and i could paint it what colour i want, and Ultimately to make it as good as i could with what i had, i wont put decals on it as i want to shock people when they ask what it used to be lol :shock:


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 Post subject: CATALOGUE BIKES
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:10 pm 
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emmelle cortina xl a shimano exage equipped bike from 1989, must of been there top of the range


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 Post subject: CATALOGUE BIKES
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:12 pm 
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how do you get bigger pixel pics up ?


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 Post subject: CATALOGUE BIKES
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:17 pm 
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will try get some better pics on soon


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:23 pm 
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:lol:

Thats a very tidy looking bike :D


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 Post subject: Re: CATALOGUE BIKES
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:27 pm 
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wontchuckanut wrote:
emmelle cortina xl


:shock: looks great now! Would never have guessed.

wontchuckanut wrote:
whats classed as heavy ?


30lbs+ for a rigid bike is pushing it....


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 Post subject: CATALOGUE BIKES
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:01 pm 
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30 pounds is nothing if you only weigh 11 stone as i do, 1 stone is 14 pounds, so if i weighed 12 stone i would have the extra 14 pound plus the bike, my point being is if your really bothered about weight rather than trying to shed pounds off a bike your often better losing the weight your self for a better power to weight ratio. its the look of these old bikes i like,
no lightweight snobbery here.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Nice job but it would have been really great if you could have had it redone in the pink/white fade. :)


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 Post subject: pink white fade
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:46 pm 
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im all for originality, but the paint job never did it any favors, if i bought a brown e type, i would paint it . :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: pink white fade
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:41 am 
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wontchuckanut wrote:
im all for originality, but the paint job never did it any favors, if i bought a brown e type, i would paint it . :shock:

I'd agree with the brown e type bit , I've got to say I think the pink fade paintjob looked good though (I've probably got no taste ).


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