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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:34 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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Thanks to Ed for spotting this for me, (although he has ruined my most recent attempt to get the numbers down :lol: )

Always liked the look of the bike in this ad:

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I thought it would make a cool project so I've been looking for the frame for ages then one pops up, not just the frame but the rare as Ritchey fork too! :D

I have the tyres and the Suntour stuff, just been on eBay and picked up a Ritchey post and a Marin Ti stem which some helpful chap has already lopped the roller off just like the one in the pic so this is almost there.

Now I just need decals that Gil_m is on with... and a white Avocet R1 saddle which is going to be a complete bleeper to find.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Cool, look forward to this one, another bike etched into the distant memory of the good old days!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:01 pm 
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Vinevo wrote:
Cool, look forward to this one, another bike etched into the distant memory of the good old days!


Yeah it's funny how some bikes/pics from the mags hang around in you memory..


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:26 am 
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Awesome. Looking forward to this ti treat. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:00 am 
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+1 for the impact of " that " photo. Looking forward to LOTS of build shots!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:55 am 
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Nice score I too have that picture on the back of some New Cyclist magazines from the early 90's. I too like this pic . . mainly the track that he has just spent the morning climbing, a little peice of string from the height he is!!

I just about got a TI frame as I was searching Inorganic/kerbside rubbish collection for bikes, I saw it sticking up in this pile I jumped out grabbed it and noticed it was broken,fixable ?. . I think it was repairable, anyway this scrap metal collector walks up to me says nothing and just rips it out of my hands and throws it on his truck??!! I was in his face straight away, this dude was huge and I did not want to have to go home to my son with a happy but bruised face! So I regrettably backed down I am still regretting not jumping on the truck!
Any way nice frame I too will be watching this one.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Cor Adrian, that was quick! Glad you got it and look forward to seeing the finished bike. Don't know what you're worried about anyway, I've made a space for you! :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Nice ade.......I used to ride with Steve 'growler' rowley, who was a freelance journalist bitd. He had one of these on test when they were brand new and he did the test for I think mbr.......stonkingly nice, understated frame.......looks great with the logic fork too......


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:08 pm 
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So cool to see this frameset.

Was this a Litespeed made frame? Ritchey Logic forks?

Suntour on Ti is a wonderful combination.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:06 pm 
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Are the decals going to be black or neon yellow like in the picture?


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