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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:06 am 
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Bit of a revamp. Light and comfy.

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Ride in peace.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:19 am 
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All it needs is a basket on the front now... :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:05 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
All it needs is a basket on the front now... :wink:


Actually very much what I have in mind. I sourced a Wald basket for my shopping bike and it's brilliant. It's very likely that the stumpy will get one too for off road wild camping.

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What I'm finding is that once you have a good bike with a practical set up, you find loads of excuses to ride. The more you ride, the easier it is to focus on what you actually need rather than what you thought you ought to have, and the more you look forward to riding. It becomes a virtuous circle. Let's call it barefoot biking.

Admittedly, as someone who was brought up on the idea that an MTB shoud look like a racer, it's a bit of of a leap of faith to go bare foot. My first step was to acknowledge that I'm not a mountain bike racer, nor will I be. Then the scales fell, I ditched the toe clips, the stiff heavy shoes, the long stems, the unecessary gears, the silly brakes; I sold half a dozen other bikes and concentrated on getting the few I need right.

Amen.


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:lol: Excellent reply; though I wasn't 'extracting the urine...'

...my early childhood was spent in Cambridge in the Sixties where you rarely saw a bike without a basket 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:26 pm 
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what a great thread

more please


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:17 am 
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mikee wrote:
what a great thread

more please


I want to know where he got the CF seatpost.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:53 am 
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cs1 wrote:
I want to know where he got the CF seatpost.



The post looks like an American Classic prototype which could almost be period correct - more here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=152189&highlight=

I got it through a bit of luck on the Bay.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:58 am 
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Whatever year it is makes no difference that's still one sweet ride. Smooth and clean looking 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Did anyone mention "The Hunt For Red October" :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:56 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
Did anyone mention "The Hunt For Red October" :wink:


At last! I think I might still have a pair left (not sure if they are fronts or rears though ....) Drop me a PM if you want to claim your prize.


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