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 Post subject: My Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:59 pm 
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Hello, hello!

I thought I'd post some pics of my bikes. There's bit of a steel theme here. I love the stuff. There's nothing like the craftsmanship of a hand brazed steel frame whether it's lugged or fillet brazed. I don't think you can call anything here retro, it was certainly never intended to be, I've just built/bought the sort of bikes that I love to ride. Any who, enjoy!


Free stuff: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42738
Stuff for sale: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42739


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File comment: I picked the frame and fork up at the GB sale a few years ago for £75 (for a new hand built lugged steel frame!!!). Apparently it was a prototype tourer they had built that never went into production and had been kicking about ever since. They couldn't
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File comment: This is my TT bike. Before you tell me the obvious, I know the brake levers are back to front. I couldn't bring myself to cut the bars down and as I have small gurlie hands this was the best position I could find for them. I bought this used about 6 ye
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File comment: This is a recent addition to the stable, bought second hand about a month ago. I've changed a few bits to make it more my sort of things. I'm a luddite at heart and don't do suspension or new fangled things like discs.

Frame: On-One Inbred

Fork: On-On

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File comment: Frame: GT Timberline 4130 cro-mo

Fork: GT

Headset:crap and rusty
Stem: GT
Handlebar: GT Steel
Barends: Tranz-x

Brakes: Shimano Exage 300
Brake Levers/Shifters: Shimano 300LX STI

Front Derailleur: Shimano 300 LX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 300 LX
Crank

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Here are a last few pics:


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File comment: I use this on my commute. In production for 20 years, I suppose this means it's retro. If you've never ridden one, don't knock it! Try to get a test ride on one, they are so much fun. They ride really well and you can't help but smile when you ride th
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File comment: This is another bitsa based around a bike I bought from a car boot for £10 as both wheels were buckled and it was in a sorry state. Thanks must go to Sheldon Brown for the guide on how to make home made drop bolts to alow the use of a shallow drop front
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nice mixture of bikes!!


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What the fcuk?


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Anymore on the GB audax? Looks good, what type of tubes is it built with? Can't beat a bit o bodge fixed wheel either :D


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Nice, I really need to get my old road bike up and running again!


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Hi Kaiser,

No more news on the Geoffrey Butler I'm afraid. It's a mystery. Cliff Shrubb used to build for them (as well as Sean Yates' Olympic Games track frame) unfortunately this isn't one of his, I've asked the guy. The story I was told by the guys in the shop when I bought it was that it was a prototype tourer frame they commissioned a while back that never went into production. It kicked around the shop for ages and no one can remember any more about it. I've been shopping there for years and have no reason to doubt them. The lugs are clean and very simple, it's not the lightest tubed frame out there but it rides very well.

Cliff Shrubb also built this frame:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BmpxJWAJbFM

The man is an absolute legend!

I've been eyeing up your GT Kommuter for inspiration as the Timberline urgently needs to be re-commissioned for getting to work duties. The paint is in a bad way, do I go for the splatter finish or just the one colour? I'm keen to build up a nice looking bike rather than just bodge it together!

Tinkety tonk!


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