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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:43 pm 
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Here is my Breezer Storm, no idea of its birth. Slightly tricked, slightly battle scarred but still an amazing tool.

19" Frame I think. Very light with a majority of XT with LX Top Shifters(could never find any XT's when I had spare cash),X-LITE titanium bits everywhere. Onza bar ends and Titanium Flite for good measure too. Can't remember who made the crank either :(.

Just gave it a hose off after a ride. Not as gleaming as some of the machines on here. Feel a tad embarrassed. :oops:

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Wheels Built by Dave Hinde
- Campag Atecs on XT hubs with Psycho II's
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Think I may have just shamed myself into giving it a proper clean! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:03 pm 
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well done for using your bike. More time riding less time cleaning.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:42 am 
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That's great, I love a well used looking bike. Especially a classic like that.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:59 am 
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I certainly wouldn't feel embarrassed with that my old buttercup..I'd be more than happy to own it


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:29 am 
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I'd always prefer to see pictures of a bike which has been used for its intended purpose rather than a Klein garage queen with fancy paint, photographed artistically against a colour-matched background ;)

Looks lovely 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:13 pm 
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i like it. a classical functional workhorse. that is real beauty in the MTB world


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:53 pm 
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Lovely bike, nice to see it!

I had a set of Dave Hinde wheels back when he was well respected. were very well made - those Campag rims looks fab!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:13 pm 
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As an unashamed lover of patina I think that's a cracking bike. It oozes cool and it's great to see it being used and appreciated. I imagine Joe Breeze would be delighted to bump into you on it out on the trails. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:11 am 
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Thanks for the comments. Feel a bit better now :)

It is a lovely ride no getting away from it. Handles really nice. My only issue is I am a little big for it now.

I love the paintwork, classy yet understated, we had our shed broken into a few years ago and they left my bike and ran off with a glittery £50 heap, they had to move mine out of the way to get to it! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:27 pm 
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To be honest twas that mine, I'd retire the tyres :lol: .....give it a bit of a clean, fit the xt shifters, give it a service and would then stop. I love it as it is, a genuine lovely and great riding bike

on the shifters...the lx/xt mix for this bike i think would have been factory fit???


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