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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:28 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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I did a swapsy with LGF a few weeks back and brought home the 1st road bike I've had since 1990, a Falcon Banana iirc.

HAving done 2 or 3 rides on this I have finally got the saddle set up perfectly and did 20 very comfortable miles on it this evening.

Not knowing a great deal at all about road bikes I couldn't comment on how good or bad this bike is but it seems quick and very easy to cover a fair distance on compared to the mtb on slicks that I have been riding after work for the past few months.

It has a 16 speed Campag mix groupset with Vuelta rims, Miche hubs and headset, ITM bars and stem, Vittoria Roma 22 tyres and a Rolls saddle.
Sorry about the Spd's but I don't fancy buying new shoes just so I can have proper road clipless pedals. On the lookout for some silver spuds though.

A few pics from tonights ride :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:24 pm 
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Looks good.

Is that Brantingham duck pond?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:29 pm 
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Good looking bike---those forks are hot.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:14 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Thanks :)

Yes Ned that is Brantingham duck pond, do you know the area well?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:47 pm 
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My daughter lives in Brough and, if I take a bike with me, I often ride up onto the Wolds and through Brantingham.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:48 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Pm me next time your in Brough Ned if you want a bit of company.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:15 pm 
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very nice pug chris,never seen one same as this before very nice thanks for the help bud :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:03 am 
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Brantingham was a stop off point for Hull Thursday Road Club on a Sunday..... Feed the ducks and have an Aztec bar from the bonk bag :)

Brough was the home of the Bucaneer.........which kept a number of the midlife family in employment building the plane to defend the UK against the Cold War menace :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:37 pm 
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Midlife wrote:

Brough was the home of the Bucaneer.........which kept a number of the midlife family in employment building the plane to defend the UK against the Cold War menace :)

Shaun


Isn't there a 'stuffed' one outside the factory on a stand?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:53 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Yes the Buccaneer is still just inside the gates.


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