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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:00 pm 
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explosifpete wrote:
This is mine, its also my cyclcross race bike, winter trainer, back up mtb

I Have a 8 mile road to and 9 mile offroad route home so its perfect


Beautiful!...bit tricky without pedals though ain't it? :lol:. Just messing with you, I'm seriously considering a CX bike myself, I just haven't encountered the right one at the right time.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:53 am 
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its tricky to start with but you get the hang of it after a few goes and saves weight :)
Also noticed that it in fact not a mtb and not made before 1997 :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:00 am 
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whoa wrote:
I like the Ortliebs, they're simple & tough. But it's all personal preference... if you want simple, tough & 100% waterproof bike bags go with the Ortliebs. If you want fancy stuff with zippers, lot's of organizing inner bags don't even think about them!
You British probably know Kriega bags (My favourite British brand!). Imho Ortlieb is for Bicycles, what Kriega is for Motorcycles.

ortliebs rock, i have a Ortlieb cargo bag that i take for diving trips, it gets chucked around and generally abused, its 16 years old and still going strong. Wonders if there's a retro bag forum?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Akula wrote:
whoa wrote:
I like the Ortliebs, they're simple & tough. But it's all personal preference... if you want simple, tough & 100% waterproof bike bags go with the Ortliebs. If you want fancy stuff with zippers, lot's of organizing inner bags don't even think about them!
You British probably know Kriega bags (My favourite British brand!). Imho Ortlieb is for Bicycles, what Kriega is for Motorcycles.

ortliebs rock, i have a Ortlieb cargo bag that i take for diving trips, it gets chucked around and generally abused, its 16 years old and still going strong. Wonders if there's a retro bag forum?


You should definitely post a picture, Akula. I'd love to see that. There really is no substitute for how quality items age and develop patina over the years. Quality items/materials just get better with age...something I often encounter in my vintage clothing dealings.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:18 am 
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This is my commuter bike – 97 Xizang running Zipp 515 and an assortment of Coook Bros, Magura/Altek and XTR. Will be installing Altek lever/masters all round and braiding the lines after xmas...

Goes without saying, this is kept in the office.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:41 am 
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Mike72 wrote:
Goes without saying, this is kept in the office.

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Bloody hell! what a lil' beauty, A bet it goes like the proverbial of a shovel :). I'm glad you've got 'secure' parking, It would last about ten minutes 'round 'ere :lol:

No mudguards though? are you blessed to live in a country/place where water doesn't fall from the sky? *looks out of wet, windy Welsh window and sighs* :D.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:39 pm 
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^That Xizang looks phenomenal - is the fork a Salsa Cromoto?


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is the fork a Salsa Cromoto?


That it is. :)

RustyGold, I actually don't mind the wet bum look at work. And if it rains real hard, I just stick to a brolly and train. I have too many offs in the wet with my Xizang.


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nothing too special, but it is perfect for my cycling on road.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:45 pm 
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Mike72 wrote:
RustyGold, I actually don't mind the wet bum look at work. And if it rains real hard, I just stick to a brolly and train. I have too many offs in the wet with my Xizang.


I hear that, Mike. You'd have thought that hitting the deck as many times as I do/have would teach me my lesson, but nope I love it - rain or shine :).

Train, eh? how long is your commute, if you don't mind my asking?.

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nothing too special, but it is perfect for my cycling on road.


Nothing Special(ized)?! I beg to differ :wink: I commute, using my lone steed, a '95 Specialized HardRock Ultra (don't forget the Ultra :wink:) and love it...It's nice to see a Specialized gaining a new lease of life on the road (to work, and or the shops :)).


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