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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:26 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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It stems from the fact that I always hitch my leg over the toptube rather than behind (dodgy knee and hip, you see) and it scratches the top tube.When I was living in Philly there was a cool courier bag shop (RE.load bags) that sold top tube pads for courier bikes and they custom made me this pad and one for the chainstay and have since made one for my Roberts. Also makes my bike look like my first Raleigh Burner!


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:31 pm 
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pete_mcc wrote:
It stems from the fact that I always hitch my leg over the toptube rather than behind (dodgy knee and hip, you see) and it scratches the top tube.When I was living in Philly there was a cool courier bag shop (RE.load bags) that sold top tube pads for courier bikes and they custom made me this pad and one for the chainstay and have since made one for my Roberts. Also makes my bike look like my first Raleigh Burner!


I understand. A burner pad would look cooler though, maybe you could get a night burner pad to match ?


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 1:29 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Here's the link: well worth a look as they beat the sh!t out of Timbuk2 and Crumpler et al and their custom work is amazing (retrobike.co.uk bags anyone...):

http://reloadbags.com/index.php


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:45 pm 
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These are the bikes i usually ride...

Storck Organic Light... 10,5 kg, with Xentis carbon wheels, Reba WC, X0 and Avid Ultimate

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Storck Rebel Carbon - 8,9 kg, also with Avid Ultimate, Mavic SLR, XTR and Reba WC

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Corratec Superbow Titanium - 9,8 kg - Marta´s, XTR, Tune hubs, Fox RLC 2008

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And my other Corratec, also a Superbow Titanium, but my project Sub 7, with 6,8 kg (15 lbs). Has some of the lightest parts in the market today - certainly not an old school... :)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:31 pm 
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Whahhahhhhah!

That Corratec Ti is Awesome!

(damp pants now)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:33 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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jez-2-many-bikes wrote:
Whahhahhhhah!

That Corratec Ti is Awesome!

(damp pants now)


true - i prefer the 9.8kg :shock: version. Looks like it can take some hammer too.....


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:13 am 
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An interesting design with the double top tube. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:59 pm 
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Have to agree that corratec is yummy. remember seeing a few of their bikes BITD but didn't realise they were still around.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:26 pm 
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That Corratec is lush... I doubt it would last five minutes under me in my local forest but it's lush none the less!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:31 pm 
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Where do you find a ti corratec like that?

In terms of modern bikes that and the Cycip ti (with the bullit flash gordon end caps) has to be my faves.

Someone tell me they are selling one...


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