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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:35 pm 
Deputy National AEC
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What a result, it looks absolutely stunning. Those forks look especially nice and the whole thing looks very NOS. With that saddle and those tyres it should ride great too. Enjoy it, i'm sure it's been worth all the effort.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:18 am 
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That looks great Clive, well done mate, glad you got there in the end!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:26 am 
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That's a really nice clean build. Nice use of purple - not too much.

Well done. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:20 pm 
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i love these bikes i was watching a frame for 1 on ebay a few weeks back the forgot about it i was gutted now looking at that i want 1 again great bike to ride to i rode 1 at the launch of them years ago :D :D :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:11 pm 
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Neil,

Weighed the MT5 and it is 24lb. Also weighed the Team Dyna-Tech 2070 with the (heavy) Campagnolo Centaur group set and that came-in at 27.5lb.

Dunno if it's because I've been riding a single-speed Pashley Workbike for the past couple of months or not, but the MT5 does seem 'featherweight'. And, naturally, the Team Dyna-Tech now seems bl**dy heavy :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:00 pm 
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Finally fitted the Shimano Deore pedals, toe-clips and straps and bar-end plugs. BUILD COMPLETE! :D

Here are the updated pics, including one of 'yours-truly' sporting my old Mint-Sauce MBUK t-shirt. See it still fits me!! (Well, admittedly, where-it-touches now :oops: ) As you can see now, at 50+ I don't need a Camelbak as I already possess a Camelmiddle (thanks to plenty of beer-breaks when cycling).

This is a super bike to ride, very responsive and soooo light (until I get on it :? )

Now where did I put my beer.........


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:31 pm 
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Looks fantastic and glad you enjoy its ride. Great work once more.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:41 am 
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Have now removed the modern saddle and added my 'old' Brooks Swift (Ti rails). Recently the frame broke on this and Brooks kindly replaced the frame free-of-charge even though it was well-outside the two-year guarantee period. Apparently the rails on the early-produced saddles had a known problem with the welding. Thanks, Brooks, for doing a wonderful job on the saddle.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:21 am 
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It's still looking fantastic, have you put many miles on it since the summer?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:28 pm 
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Unfortunately I haven't put very much off-road mileage on it at all as, on St Georges Day this year, I got married. So the MT5 is now a bit of a 'garage-Queen'.

Luckily the wife likes cycling so, maybe, next summer we can do a bit of rough-stuff :wink:


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