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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:36 pm 
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At the Tour of Britain stage finish today 2 things genuinely made me smile.

A few roadies from Chard Wheelers CC stopped and talked, at length, politely, about my Dyna Tech Ti MTB! :shock:

They were genuinely interested and seemed to be rather knowlegeable about older MTB's. One even remembered the Orange and White Clockworks with RC35's.

All this happened in the Shimano 'events gazebo' and attracted the interest of the Shimano rep. who after commenting "WOW!" then gave me some freebies and said that '92 XT was the best groupset that they ever made.

Strange times indeed! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:22 pm 
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It was a good afternoon.

Some very nice retro road bikes were being wheeled around - was a bit concerned about some folk and their lycra though :oops:

Eyes and pins spring to mind :shock: :shock:

Good meeting with you Sticklegs!

Just re read - Please note no correlation between lycra and sticklegs!


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You'll see my lycra eventually, don't worry! :lol:

Good to meet up with Mark, a great day all round.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:45 pm 
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Stick Legs wrote:
A few roadies from Chard Wheelers CC stopped and talked, at length, politely, about my Dyna Tech Ti MTB! :shock:

They were genuinely interested and seemed to be rather knowlegeable about older MTB's. One even remembered the Orange and White Clockworks with RC35's.

All this happened in the Shimano 'events gazebo' and attracted the interest of the Shimano rep. who after commenting "WOW!" then gave me some freebies and said that '92 XT was the best groupset that they ever made.


Oh so you met Phil from Madison then...... (had to have been him!)

However, '08 XT is looking like a serious contender. Very impressed with it so far...

And regarding roadies.... most of the ones of our generation started out on MTBs....


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:50 pm 
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[quote="dbmtb]
Oh so you met Phil from Madison then...... (had to have been him!)

However, '98 XT is looking like a serious contender. Very impressed with it so far...

And regarding roadies.... most of the ones of our generation started out on MTBs....[/quote]

Very valid point about the roadies starting out on MTB's. I ride both and started getting serious about bikes on knobbles. In ten years time the average roadie chain gang should be a much nicer place! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:29 pm 
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stick legs, I've just found this post. Great day out at Taunton. If you want to chat to any of us who you met, www.1stchardwheelers.co.uk

Chris


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I of course meant '08 XT not '98 XT...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:03 pm 
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stick legs, I've just found this post. Great day out at Taunton. If you want to chat to any of us who you met, www.1stchardwheelers.co.uk

Chris


Welcome to the site. Nice to see you here! :D


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