Pictures of your bike(s)

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fossala
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fossala » 12 Dec 2018, 4:35pm

Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built.
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Show us your bikes !

Postby hondated » 17 Dec 2018, 9:45am

Having a deep interested in all things cycling and to a lesser degree motorcycling I love to read any topic about either and even more so look at photos of either. Particularly when it comes to bikes the cock pit area. So much so I have several favourites save of some of them. Ok I admit I am sad.

Here are four of mine.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby rjb » 17 Dec 2018, 2:46pm

fossala wrote:Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built.
That's a nice looking machine there. BTW how did you attach the light fitting to your saddle rail :?:
At the last count:- Focus Variado, Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, 2 Dawes Kingpins, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, On One Pompino, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fossala » 17 Dec 2018, 3:38pm

rjb wrote:That's a nice looking machine there. BTW how did you attach the light fitting to your saddle rail :?:

Thank you. It's a Cateye RM-1 mount. https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/parts/5446510/ I've got short legs so never have much seatpost showing, they work a lot better for me than seatpost mounts.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby slowster » 17 Dec 2018, 3:47pm

fossala wrote:Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built.

That's very nice indeed. May I ask what tubeset(s) did you choose, and what make/model are brake levers?

The only thing I would do differently is to fit silver mudguards, and I would use Secuclips on the rear mudguard as well because I find it helps when removing the rear wheel in the event of a puncture.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fossala » 17 Dec 2018, 3:59pm

slowster wrote:
fossala wrote:Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built.

That's very nice indeed. May I ask what tubeset(s) did you choose, and what make/model are brake levers?

The only thing I would do differently is to fit silver mudguards, and I would use Secuclips on the rear mudguard as well because I find it helps when removing the rear wheel in the event of a puncture.

It's 631 main with upgraded 725 rear triangle. 631 forks. The levers are Dura-Ace 7402. I prefer black mudguards as they are more hidden and I've got a spare set of secuclips if I ever get enough punctures for it to bother me. :)

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby hondated » 18 Dec 2018, 7:53pm

fossala wrote:Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built.
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Nice bike fossala Looking at that gearing I wish I had your legs.
Why did they ever stop using the Quill stems as they were so convenient to adjust whenever a higher handlebar level was required.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fossala » 18 Dec 2018, 8:23pm

hondated wrote:Nice bike fossala Looking at that gearing I wish I had your legs.
Why did they ever stop using the Quill stems as they were so convenient to adjust whenever a higher handlebar level was required.

It's only 72", nothing massive. I spin out at around 30mph, need to work on that.
I think ahead forks are better from an mechanical stand point but I'm always drawn in by the beauty of a quill stem.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby geomannie » 11 Jan 2019, 11:12am

Here is my newish (2018) steed, a custom Dave Yates 631 frame with a 9 speed non-indexed bar-end shifters, a beatiful bike IMHO and very comfortable and relaxing to ride. Exactly what this aging rider wanted. It was as fun selecting the components and building it as its nice to ride.

The first picture is taken on a clear spell on top of Green Lowther Hill (732m), the highest paved road in Scotland which. The second is by the radar dome on the slightly lower Lowther Hill
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