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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:58 am 
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Location: I know where the stash is – the secret's safe with me. The flying squad will never find us...
it's the dreaded Photobucket!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:28 am 
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groovyblueshed wrote:
it's the dreaded Photobucket!


Fixed with another service... Photobucket suc*s! :evil:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:42 am 
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Thevenny wrote:
groovyblueshed wrote:
it's the dreaded Photobucket!


Fixed with another service... Photobucket suc*s! :evil:


That is a very nice work bike!


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 Post subject: Re: Work bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:26 pm 
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Location: Prague
I would like to show you one of my bicycles. Does everyone has at home Marine?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:33 pm 
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Location: I know where the stash is – the secret's safe with me. The flying squad will never find us...
That Marin is way too nice to be a work bike. Wish I still had my zolatone and yellow Palisades Trail.


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 Post subject: Re: Work bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:30 pm 
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Location: Manchester
Cinder Cone on the previous page is now gone, I parted it out and made some of my money back
The BB ate itself after a couple of weeks, took it apart and one side's cup is seized in the frame. Got written off by a mechanic friend.

For now, I'm using this £17 eBay bargain, only changed the tyres and added guards:

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1994(?) Carrera Krakatoa Flex.
It runs great - the middle chainring has a crack in it and it's non-replaceable so cranks are next on the list.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:17 pm 
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I think my On-One Inbred is too shameful to post here.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:17 am 
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Location: melbourne australia
rogerzilla wrote:
I think my On-One Inbred is too shameful to post here.

never....all bikes are good...except road bikes they're not great....


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 Post subject: Re: work bikes
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:22 am 
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Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:40 pm
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Location: East Sussex
I'm rockin' a '92 purple Giant Granite on my cross-London daily commute, been running it for 2 months without any squeaks so far!

I bought it off an old lad for 40 quid, the frame and bars were rusty and scratched but the mechanics very well maintained so apart from adding new continental travelcontacts and tubes, mudguards and pound shop lights I didn't have to do anything to it!

It's mostly original save for grips and front wheel, and the guy I bought it off had replaced the trigger shifters with ones better than the originals (originals were shimano 200gs gears). It's a firm ride but being really quite heavy it flies umder its own momentum once up to speed, just a bit sluggish from stationary!

I leave it locked up in London at evening and weekends so with my 80 quid d lock and loop cables and the fact the bike looks battered and 'uncool' it's not a prime candidate for theft!

I'm looking for something lighter so am looking at an aluminium Marin Rocky Ridge this weekend, so the Granite may well end up spending its twilight years as my short distance tourer, in any case I expect I'll strip and rebuild the ol' bugger!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:32 pm 
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Some of these bikes are far too good to be ridden to work. This is how I get there!


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