Pictures of your bike(s)

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Cath H

Postby Cath H » 6 Feb 2007, 8:34am

Pretty pretty pretty things! You're all inciting me to further cycling purchases. :D

Charlie

Postby Charlie » 6 Feb 2007, 9:49am

robbo wrote:Here's what the nice people in Derby built me:-



Very nice :D

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Charlie

Postby Charlie » 6 Feb 2007, 10:30am

Cath H wrote:Pretty pretty pretty things! You're all inciting me to further cycling purchases. :D


Cath, Don't blame us for the mischievous voices inside your head.

Better to blow it on cycling stuff, rather than drugs n booze. :wink:
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reohn2

Postby reohn2 » 6 Feb 2007, 10:34am

Robbo,
Thats quite unusual and ver ver nice.
So what do think of the Rohloff then?

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Postby robbo » 6 Feb 2007, 10:57am

I won't claim it's perfect, but on the whole I love it. Even with 8 sprockets I was plagued with broken spokes, none on the Rohloff. It's big advantage is what you don't have to do, like adjust gears every few days or change chains every few months. The noise has just about gone now, (having worked in the gear dept. in an engineering works I know how expensive a "silent" Rohloff would be). I'm working on a changer for drops, which is the main thing against my setup, but to be honest there's no big probem with the bar end mounting -which easy to do, no special parts needed-except the appearance. In riding, it's not really different to derailleur gears, except that it feels more secure, with no chance of an unwanted gear change, almost like fixed.

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Postby Mick F » 6 Feb 2007, 12:51pm

You can see my Mercian, my Carry Freedom trailer, my Suitcase, and ME on http://lejogandback.blogspot.com

Take a look! Have a read!

Mick F. Cornwall

Cath H

Postby Cath H » 6 Feb 2007, 12:56pm

[quote="CharlieBetter to blow it on cycling stuff, rather than drugs n booze. :wink:[/quote]

Quality! I'll try that line out on hubby this weekend!

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Postby Penfold » 6 Feb 2007, 5:05pm

HGF and Robbo, 8)

Those are very nice machines :mrgreen:
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Terry T

Postby Terry T » 6 Feb 2007, 5:31pm

Penfold, I take it you're into scooters as well as cycling.
I've loved scooters since the sixties, have you still got any?

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Postby hubgearfreak » 6 Feb 2007, 5:40pm

robbo wrote:Here's what the nice people in Derby built me:-.


if they built that to your spec, then i reckon you have impeccable taste :D

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Postby Jac » 6 Feb 2007, 10:54pm

T.T - you love scooters and VW's - you are just an old hippy :wink:

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Postby Mrs Tortoise » 6 Feb 2007, 11:26pm

Jac wrote:T.T - you love scooters and VW's - you are just an old hippy :wink:



Is that the voice of experience 'calling the kettle black'? :wink:

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Postby Penfold » 7 Feb 2007, 1:36am

Terry T wrote:Penfold, I take it you're into scooters as well as cycling.
I've loved scooters since the sixties, have you still got any?


TT,

Sadly the Li Special was the last :cry:

I have wanted to renovate another for some time now as there are so many suppliers out there in lambretta land that can provide evrything.

Went to one place in weston-Super-mare with a mate, he brought a rusty Li 150 out of the blokes garden (it was full of Lammys) and then brought a box of "everything you will need" from the guys shop. Cost all in £600
He's just sold it all shiny and new for £1600
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Guy

Postby Guy » 7 Feb 2007, 7:34am

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A piece of cycling history. This frame is the one my granny became national amateur 10 mile TT champion on in (I think) 1938. Now it gets me to work, to the pub and, occasionally, to the shops. How are the mighty fallen.

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Postby pigman » 7 Feb 2007, 8:41am

Guy wrote:
This frame is the one my granny became national amateur 10 mile TT champion on in (I think) 1938.


do you think a modern carbon one would last this long?