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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 27 Jul 2010, 11:41pm

that's really beautiful mike. you've not got one in 24-25" have you :mrgreen:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 28 Jul 2010, 12:14am

that's really beautiful mike. you've not got one in 24-25" have you :mrgreen:

No but you could have 6 inches taken out of your legs! :wink:
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hartleymartin » 28 Jul 2010, 2:22am

I bought this frame a few weeks ago:

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Clamont Series 300 (Hi-Ten Steel, 72-degree frame angles, 62cm ST 55cm TT, 46cm chainstays)

And I have just bought this saddle:

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Roland Leather, similar to Brooks B33 Original Vintage from the 1950's/1960's NOS

I also have a set of black mudguards, and a 1" threaded headset on the way.

I also have an old stem stem, chromed steel north-road handlebars, a steel seat-post

I have a Sturmey-Archer AG hub, a generic front hub, and some wide 700C rims (aluminium alloy, because I want my brakes to work!)

I think you can see where I am going with this...
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 28 Jul 2010, 7:45am

MikewsMITH2 wrote:
Dare I ask what a pretty frame like that might fetch? :roll:

To you Graham nothing...

Don't be silly, that's too pretty not to have a price. :roll:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 28 Jul 2010, 8:31am

fossil wrote:
Greybeard wrote:Thanks for the crumb of comfort, Tim :wink:

Don't forget to switch to BBC 4 tonight - it's cycling progs all the way through from 8.30 - including Edwardian stuff :D
Steve


what a Fantastic cycling documentary
a well written and presented program documenting the different era's of cycling and how they influenced the next

I also liked the way he showed he was pesrsonally paying for the parts for his bike

i will watch it again as i have "videoed it"

on dvd


!! Personally I thought he was a bit "shouty" and too full of his own self-importance.
Given that it was touted as a history of cycling, I also felt that far too little emphasis was placed on the history.
As for him personally paying for the parts, I only saw that once (Cinelli) and I'd put money on the BBC having paid him enough to pay them!
To be perfectly honest, I switched off as he was cycling past Lake Como with Colombo. I'd had enough of his lycra-clad enthusiasm for anything that cost over a grand, endemic of a large amount of cyclists I meet sadly (perhaps it's a central london thing?). Without wishing to cause offense, I take more pleasure and pride from keeping 50+ year old "bread and butter" machines tootling along than ever I would from riding the latest all-singing-all-dancing carbon fibre beast. It's mostly jealousy as I can't afford one :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 28 Jul 2010, 11:09am

MikewsMITH2 wrote:No but you could have 6 inches taken out of your legs! :wink:


I misread that - but I'm not sure what I read it as :shock: Is that really bad? :oops:

Steve (wot's seeing the doctor this morning :| )

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 28 Jul 2010, 11:15am

Greybeard wrote:
MikewsMITH2 wrote:No but you could have 6 inches taken out of your legs! :wink:


I misread that - but I'm not sure what I read it as :shock: Is that really bad? :oops:

Steve (wot's seeing the doctor this morning :| )

It's started :roll:

Graham wot didn't think it would take long to start

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 28 Jul 2010, 7:29pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:No but you could have 6 inches taken out of your legs! :wink:


it's clearly a lovely frame, but not nice enough to become a short-arse for :P

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 28 Jul 2010, 7:31pm

Roadstersrevenge wrote: I'd had enough of his lycra-clad enthusiasm for anything that cost over a grand, endemic of a large amount of cyclists I meet sadly


me too. 1800 euros for gears, 100s more for graphite bars. utter sillyness imo. 8)

perhaps he's not heard of the law of diminishing returns?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 28 Jul 2010, 10:32pm

it's clearly a lovely frame, but not nice enough to become a short-[rude word removed] for :P

Ditto your Red Raleigh but substitute "longshanks" who obviously have a genetic problem with colour perception :roll:
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 28 Jul 2010, 10:40pm

Short people have bigger brains 8)

Graham - wot just invented that fact :D

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 28 Jul 2010, 10:50pm

Short people have bigger brains 8)


This is of course absolutely true Leonardo da Vinci and Michaelangelo were short people, as was Albert Einstein and of course ET!
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1980 Peugeot Tandem
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 29 Jul 2010, 10:11am

MikewsMITH2 wrote: obviously have a genetic problem with colour perception :roll:


i didn't choose the colour. if it ever needs painting, it'll be blue :D

as for ET, he was tall for his species :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GavinC » 29 Jul 2010, 10:15am

hubgearfreak wrote:
Roadstersrevenge wrote: I'd had enough of his lycra-clad enthusiasm for anything that cost over a grand, endemic of a large amount of cyclists I meet sadly


me too. 1800 euros for gears, 100s more for graphite bars. utter sillyness imo. 8)

perhaps he's not heard of the law of diminishing returns?


I watched it last night.

Maybe it was pitched that way simply in order to appeal to the lycra clad masses! Spending so much on the bike seemed a bit at odds with his comments throughout the show about how cycling increased in popularity durinng periods of economic downturn :?

Having said that I really enjoyed it - apart from the wheelbuilding guy, who for some reasaon irritated the hell out of me!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 29 Jul 2010, 10:19am

spark303 wrote:... apart from the wheelbuilding guy, who for some reasaon irritated the hell out of me!

He was just American, that's all :lol: Awwwesoooome :lol: