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 Post subject: Re: Lovely
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:20 pm 
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misterdangerpants wrote:
He was back then. He was located in Amesbury, Massachusetts. :D
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Sheeet... thats like, what 4 miles from the border?

Look.. if you're going to the NH state liquor store to get your booze, you're not 'from' Massachusetts.

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:03 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
misterdangerpants wrote:
He was back then. He was located in Amesbury, Massachusetts. :D
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Sheeet... thats like, what 4 miles from the border?

Look.. if you're going to the NH state liquor store to get your booze, you're not 'from' Massachusetts.

:D


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:35 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
misterdangerpants wrote:
He was back then. He was located in Amesbury, Massachusetts. :D
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Sheeet... thats like, what 4 miles from the border?

Look.. if you're going to the NH state liquor store to get your booze, you're not 'from' Massachusetts.

:D


Yeah, I went to high school in Haverhill, which is right on the NH border (and very close to Amesbury), and tax-free NH was a very popular place when you needed to stock up on your libations! 8)

Here's a photo of the bike in 1997. A little dark, but in its original build.

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Here it is currently sitting in the shop awaiting the dismantling.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:37 pm 
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MDP - does your Rhygin have a 73 deg head angle?

I remember hearing some of the early ones were close to it.

Perhaps thats where your username came from?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:40 pm 
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I'm assuming from the colours on these Rhygins that the inspiration behind the company name was the fabled Jamaican gangster Ivanhoe 'Rhygin' Martin...yeah?

Or maybe just the patois link.... :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:01 pm 
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neilll wrote:
I'm assuming from the colours on these Rhygins that the inspiration behind the company name was the fabled Jamaican gangster Ivanhoe 'Rhygin' Martin...yeah?

Or maybe just the patois link.... :?:


Bingo. Some folks might know the more popular association of The Harder They Come, which is based on Ivanhoe Martin (and Jimmy Cliff plays the role nicely). 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:08 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
MDP - does your Rhygin have a 73 deg head angle?

I remember hearing some of the early ones were close to it.

Perhaps thats where your username came from?


I'm guessing mine is a 72 degree. Independent Fabrication is making me an exact replica of this bike (geometry-wise) and they came up with a 72 degree angle in the CAD drawing for the Deluxe, so I gather they know what they're talking about. :D I can't imagine a 73 degree.

Interesting you mention the name association, as I was on the Rhygin Reunion ride last year and I was making a slow, tight right turn and went right over the handlebars. Crazy. I've had it for 14 years and it still surprises me!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:30 pm 
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Ignoring the arguments of who comes from where, and what is not what - beautiful looking bike.


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