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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:45 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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As I'm sure we all agree, the best way to ensure there are no raised eyebrows from Wives/Grlfriends/Husbands/Boyfriends (covering all bases there I think) is to involve them in our pastime. So with that in mind and with a heaving spares box I hit the most obvious answer: build up a really cool retro bike for the girlfriend. That way I'd not only clear the boxes meaning I can go out and buy new stuff, but I'd also keep the GF happy and be able to use the excuse that 'I bought it for your bike' if ever an eyebrow is raised again.

So here is the result of my labours:

Turner XCE with Rock Shox Sid rear and Judy DH front,


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Highlights include: Kooka Ratchas, AC front Judy Brace, Critical Racing front Canti, Precision Billet rear V, Cooks/Hope QR, Pace rings, Mavic Paris-Dakar Wheels and Z-Maxs


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Enough brownie points have been built up to allow me to start on a new build - look out for the Roberts Retro Roadster in the new year!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:01 pm 
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Great bike, looks like this could start up a new trend of bikes for partners. Or even a future BOTM for the partner.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:27 pm 
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So sweet! Thats real nice Pete!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:33 pm 
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Daaaaahmn that's nice. Currently building a bike for t'other half, but I'm leaving plenty of space for upgrades so she understands the fun of the whole hobby, not just the riding! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:52 pm 
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Aye- nice indeed............can I be yer girlfriend too??


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:17 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Lysander wrote:
Aye- nice indeed............can I be yer girlfriend too??


Strict criteria apply here, key thing is that anyone wishing to apply for this position must:

a) be no taller than me so that any bike I build up 'for them' can be easily ridden by me (well, who are we kidding here - building a beautiful bike, just for the girlfriend?)
b) must be truly a modern spirit, politically aware, independent, strong feminist mind and confident in the fact that it is her intellect that attracts others. All of these are necessary to compliment my enlightened beliefs perfectly so that we can operate symbiotically.
c) have baps like Lara Croft


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:58 pm 
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That would be me then..... :lol: especially the lara croft baps bit mind you i need them for my line of work :wink: so how do you get an interview for the position :lol: .Lovely rig though would love too ride that your missus is a lucky girl :lol: .
pete_mcc wrote:
Lysander wrote:
Aye- nice indeed............can I be yer girlfriend too??


Strict criteria apply here, key thing is that anyone wishing to apply for this position must:

a) be no taller than me so that any bike I build up 'for them' can be easily ridden by me (well, who are we kidding here - building a beautiful bike, just for the girlfriend?)
b) must be truly a modern spirit, politically aware, independent, strong feminist mind and confident in the fact that it is her intellect that attracts others. All of these are necessary to compliment my enlightened beliefs perfectly so that we can operate symbiotically.
c) have baps like Lara Croft


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:04 pm 
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does she like it? the bike I mean? cos if she doesnt, I happen to know a short arse that would ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:13 pm 
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Great Turner but looking forward to the Roberts Roadster pictures :D

Stu


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:19 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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theboy wrote:
does she like it?



She does at the moment, but who knows, she may get a taste for all this bike stuff and demand one 'that isn't used or second hand'


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