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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:24 pm 
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Location: Orkney, and the moral high ground
Bad news about the knee Big Eck, you have my sympathies and best wishes.

Talking about my frivolous folder hardly seems right now.

But I'll do it anyway.

Built it up- I know it's not retro, but actually most of it is:

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Initial spin says that it's okay, seems like a bike. Steering is a bit funny as the plastic headset cover is rubbing on the frame and dragging- I'll need to stick a washer under it to shim it up a bit. No 'about to fold' sensation so far. Immense stopping power with the canti levers working v-brakes. :twisted:

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Observe how the bars are as flat as Keira Knightley's pap. Sorry if that imagery is distracting. I'll just reflect on this for a moment...

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And look, it folds, just like a folding bicycle! It afforded me some amusement to put the pictures of my new folder in a folder called the default 'New Folder'- I've been working with computers too long.

Nice shiny KMC chain on this... discover how I now laugh at the sticky Missing Link here.

I'll take this for a day trip to Scotland on Wednesday when I fight Orkney's corner on the Dounreay Stakeholders Group.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:28 pm 
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Location: Sol Kitts
Today I bought a map.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:30 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Today I bought a map.



Well then ................................ for where?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:15 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Today I bought a map.
Your wallets in your back pocket I could have told you that already.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:06 am 
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The map is for doon Drumlanrig area, going to try and recce the Wanlockhead gold rush ride :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:16 pm 
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Location: Orkney, and the moral high ground
Today I unblocked my drains.

I can go into much more detail if anyone wants. Just imagine removing a small cover from something and a giant sodden bog paper impregnated meatball (in onion gravy) growing from it a startling rate until it fills a three foot by two foot hole about a foot deep...

Sorry. At least you can't visualise the smell like I can. The horror, the horror...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:10 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
I take me specs off when i'm doin' that kinda thing - sort of unfocusses everything but you can still see enough to scoop the poop :D Bought a set of drain rods off ebay for £15 last year - worrth their weight in................................................................









......gold. Really. :lol:



Have also been tempted by the dark side over the last week or two.









Not single-speeding :roll:












GPZ900R :twisted:





this one................. :twisted:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:18 pm 
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Location: Fife in Scotland
GPZ900R


I know what you mean Ive been climbing around my GS/GSX/GSXR stuff
looking for bike bits :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:24 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
I know of a z650B1 for sale for £650 ish if anyone's interested. I am but can't buy it :roll:

reasonable nick, running, needs tlc - good for the money imho, but then again I ain't seen it in the flesh


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:56 am 
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Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:41 pm
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Location: Edinburgh
Not that I need another motorbike, but I miss my old Zed... (Unless of course, anyone knows of an RD250LC up for sale?)

Who/where, etc?

Tony


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