Pictures of your bike(s)

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Si » 16 Apr 2018, 4:50pm

Yep, that's one of the pedals that came on it...swapped for SPDs.
Yep, the seat is more or less the same height as the bars....can't be doing with these bikes that have the bars 4 inches below the saddle any more.
Yep, it's a model railway....that also works well as a bike stand :-) .

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Patrickpioneer » 27 Apr 2018, 1:02pm

My Rat bike, its like my dog, dirty, smelly and I love it

it was a Peugeot Aspin from 1986 but in 2018 I snapped the chain stay, RIP Rat bike, you died a hero's death.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby archy sturmer » 10 May 2018, 4:24pm

Here's my Marin Bolinas, early 1990s vintage, and an Ebay bargain when I got it in 2006. Vivid colour adds charm, as does the unusual front brake cable arrangement. The bike comes out occasionally – in good weather and (with nobbly tyres) in snow.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby rjb » 10 May 2018, 5:39pm

You'd have difficulty saying "smidsy" with that one. :lol:
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby cycleruk » 10 May 2018, 7:20pm

+ is the front brake cable fraying where it goes over the roller?
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby archy sturmer » 10 May 2018, 7:45pm

Yes, Cycleruk - I really ought to delve into the box of bits and find a new one!
That's not a recent photo, by the way

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Vantage » 27 May 2018, 5:35pm

My newly built Spa Steel Touring. The Vantage was recently killed but this rides soooooooooo much nicer.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby PH » 27 May 2018, 5:41pm

Vantage wrote:My newly built Spa Steel Touring. The Vantage was recently killed but this rides soooooooooo much nicer.

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very very very nice,

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby freiston » 27 May 2018, 6:19pm

PH wrote:
Vantage wrote:My newly built Spa Steel Touring. The Vantage was recently killed but this rides soooooooooo much nicer.

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very very very nice,

I couldn't have put it better :)
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby freiston » 28 May 2018, 4:08pm

Vantage wrote:My newly built Spa Steel Touring. The Vantage was recently killed but this rides soooooooooo much nicer.

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Are they your old mudguards from the Vantage?
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby reohn2 » 28 May 2018, 4:40pm

Vantage wrote:My newly built Spa Steel Touring. The Vantage was recently killed but this rides soooooooooo much nicer.

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Nice! :D
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Vantage » 28 May 2018, 4:52pm

freiston wrote:Are they your old mudguards from the Vantage?


Indeed they are. 700c guards wrapped around 26" wheels. I wondered if they'd bend enough but other than a bit of trimming at the back of the front mudguard, they went on nicely :)
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby cycle tramp » 31 May 2018, 9:53pm

Sorry to hear about the loss of your original bicycle, i hope you weren't to badly hurt. Should you have any spare time i'd welcome a close up of the rear light and how it's attached to the mudguard.

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Postby Vantage » 1 Jun 2018, 9:22pm

cycle tramp wrote:Sorry to hear about the loss of your original bicycle, i hope you weren't to badly hurt. Should you have any spare time i'd welcome a close up of the rear light and how it's attached to the mudguard.


It was a low speed bump that stopped the bike in its tracks and I fell to the right unable to unclip. The rear mech hanger was bent but the bolt that secures the replaceable dropout was also seized and attempts to straighten it whilst still attached to the frame resulted in both the frame and hanger being bent out of place. It was always a awkward handling bike tbh so I was glad of the excuse to replace it :)

The rear lamp bracket started life as a small sheet of 3mm aluminium sheet that I bought on Amazon for about £10. Lots of jigsawing and dremeling then took place.
It just allows me to fit and remove the rack as I see fit without having to rewire and remount the light. I thought I'd make it nice to look at too...:)

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fixerupper » 1 Jun 2018, 9:40pm

This is my latest bike , it's not new, 2005 ish but been very well kept ..I cant find a mark on it ...I'm gonna stick some tractor tires on it and make it a CLODHOPPER....the slicks that came with it are a bit fragile for the roads around here ...

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