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P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
3sp Sturmey Archer hub was on the first proper bike I had - BSA Wayfarer for my 7th birthday 8)

Bought in a 2nd hand shop in Dundee when visiting rellys at end of summer and shipped to Glasgow courtesy of BR as it wouldn't fit in the ol' man's car :D

Kept me mobile into teenage years, with the normal customising, which included respraying it Ford Pacific Blue Metallic in the spare room. SA hub was faultless during that time - still have one in me loft looking for a suitable bike.........


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:06 pm 
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Location: Highlands
Finally got out on a bike again, busy week with work. Rather a stiff headwind most of the way - that kind of wind that is so strong that even as a sidewind it's quite hard going, but otherwise a nice bright and sunny ride loop to see how the turbines are coming along...

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These are destined to replace the oil platforms of the now abandoned Beatrice field, not too far away... they're certainly an impressive size, though I'm glad I won't have to see much of them once installed.

Oh - and I arranged to buy a ladies' bike. I really don't need a ladies bike, I've not seen it in person and hence am not even 100% sure what it is - but it has hub brakes, oil bath chaincase and a very elegant frame; got to be worth a fiver including delivery!


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