Pictures of your bike(s)

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rich.hr6
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby rich.hr6 » 27 Aug 2011, 12:06pm

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CREPELLO
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby CREPELLO » 29 Aug 2011, 9:04pm

^^^Love it!^^^

Alan D
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Alan D » 12 Sep 2011, 8:40pm

OK, here they are. My beautiful bikes.
The newest is the Dawes Galaxy Twin tandem, purchased just a few months ago and we are still learning to ride it. The only changes made are that I put a pair of Shimano SDP pedals on the front cranks and something 'ordinary' on the back. The rear saddle is a soft ladies style. The panniers are by Altura. The front and rear cranks are now offset by 90degrees. The rear handgrips were replaced with something shaped for a more comfortable grip, otherwise everything is as it came. We are now planning to replace the rear handlebar with something that has a bit more curve to it, so that MrsD2B can sit upright.
The one in black is the Specialized Tricross Sport, coming on for 4 years old. Nothing changed. It carries my Karrimore panniers, which are really ancient, but still got lots of life in them. I bought this for winter/wet weather use. What I particularly liked about this bike was that the shape of the handlebar gives me a really comfortable posture.
The jewel in my collection is my Dynatech Strada 301, purchased about '93 or '94 and it was love at first sight. Titanium frame, goes like the wind. Completely refitted about 4 years back and sporting Shimano 105 kit. I did not think it was possible to put a 10-speed cassette on it, but I was wrong. This bike I use for fun and for summer/dry day commuting. The bracket on the front is for an Altura bar bag.

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Ian Raleigh

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Ian Raleigh » 24 Sep 2011, 3:21pm

Hi Guys,

I brought this bike from CTC member 'Tel' a few months ago and really pleased with it,
after a few upgrades to make the bike look more like an original 'Motobecane Le Redoute Team Champion' bike.

You'll hardly ever see a bike like this in the UK because they were never destined to be sold on the UK market
so if you really wanted one now you'll have to pop over to France and search sheds and barns !

A truely French machine and not a Campag' name in sight and nor' is there likely to be :wink:

Frame:- Columbus SL.
Fork:- Columbus SL.
Headset:- Stronglight alloy Competition.
Stem:- Cinelli 1R.
Handlebar:- Cinelli Criterium.
Tape:- Ambrossio white tape.
Calipers:- Weinmann Carrera 400.
Brake levers:- Weinmann Carrera 400.
Seatpost: Spidel Dural. [polished]
Saddle:- White Selle Turbo.
Bottle cage:- TA alloy.
Front derailleur :- Simplex/Spidel super LJ.
Rear derailleur :- Simplex SLJ6600 Team spec'
Gear levers :- Simplex Retro.
Chain :- Sedis black.
Freewheel :- Maillard Course, 13t -21t.
Bottom Bracket :- Stronglight.
Crankset :- Stronglight 107 [polished cranks]
Chainrings:- 42t - 53t. [new outer 53t ring fitted]
Pedals:- LOOK..well i am riding it :-p
Hubs:- Maillard 700 rear - Spidel front [Both now have new SPIDEL decals to match]
Rims:- MAVIC SSC. 36 hole.
Tyres:- Veloflex Record tubs.

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Cheers and thanks for looking :?

Ian.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby reohn2 » 24 Sep 2011, 3:40pm

Ian
That is one seriously good looking retro race bike! :) :) :)
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Audax67 » 27 Sep 2011, 1:14pm

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Oops.
Have we got time for another cuppa?

Ade Sundog
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Ade Sundog » 19 Oct 2011, 5:08pm

My Bikes :)
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BigG
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby BigG » 23 Oct 2011, 2:56pm

Ian Raleigh's bike looks immaculate, even cleaner than Mick F's. Does it ever get ridden?

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Ash28 » 23 Oct 2011, 5:50pm

My trusty Saracen morphed into winter mode.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby al_yrpal » 23 Oct 2011, 6:01pm

I like the look of that. Looks a bit like my Subway and like it can tackle anything. There should be more bikes like this.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby belgiangoth » 6 Nov 2011, 10:52am

Just got the wife's grandfather's bike back from Scotts' - epic work by Scotts'. Bike is 70+ years od, no idea of make but I think it was bespoke.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby AlbionLass » 7 Nov 2011, 2:43pm

Recent pics of mine,
My self-built Bob Jackson. (Comfiest bike in the world, ever!)
55cm Audax Club 631 frame.
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My recently aquired Scott Sportster, my winter/towpath bike.
For reasons I can't quite fathom this bike is really fast.
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Old faithful old skool Scott Apache ridid mtb, rescued from a skip.
19" frame but feels on the small side for me.
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tooley92
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby tooley92 » 7 Nov 2011, 3:53pm

Hi AlbionLass good to see you back on here.
Remember folks 'A pessimist is just an optimist with experience!'

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby reohn2 » 7 Nov 2011, 4:35pm

tooley92 wrote:Hi AlbionLass good to see you back on here.


+1 Nice bike too :)
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby crazydavid » 14 Nov 2011, 7:59pm

Here are my two commuters.

First up is Claude Butler Urban 100 with upgrades. The summer bike.

Second is an 80's Townsend Montezooma, used as the winter/Ice bike. Using this from this week until February. Slow but indestructible. Marathon Studded tyres will go on it when it gets below 0c.

David