Pictures of your bike(s)

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mrbarry
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby mrbarry » 20 Jan 2010, 2:15pm

Agreed, it shouldn't work but it looks extreemly good and retro to me :)
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby HJRW » 20 Jan 2010, 2:24pm

Here's my latest acquisition, a 1980 Carlton Courette, £50 from a classified ad, condition unused, as new, straight out of the box. 531 butted frame, 10 gears from 33" to 100". I changed the saddle, pedals, removed the Dia Compe auxiliary brake levers, butchered the drop bars to suit my dicky back - still gives me plenty hand holds with reasonable aerodynamics - and easy brake lever access. Makes a really nice going road bike, and while the frame looks a tad feminine, I like the mixte design - and why should women have all the fun ?
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby HJRW » 20 Jan 2010, 2:58pm

.. one more picture -
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Colin63 » 20 Jan 2010, 3:14pm

Si wrote:That combination of colours just shouldn't work together, but, to my eye at least, they do!

chain's a bit slack though.

I wanted to use green bar tape, but the LBS didn't have any

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby boblo » 20 Jan 2010, 4:30pm

My 1984 Orbit Gold Medal:

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Been refurbed and cherished since.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Colin63 » 20 Jan 2010, 5:39pm

Very nice. I recently met the man who owned Orbit and designed the bikes. He lives in Lancaster and we were on a course at a local Agricultural college together. For six months I had the use of a friends Silver Medal and it was a joyous bike to ride.

What sort of chainset is that?

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby boblo » 20 Jan 2010, 6:43pm

Thankyou. The early 80's Orbit's were nice though quite low specced. Mine's like Triggers broom, only the chainset, front der and bars are original.

The chainset is a Stronglite 99 with a Highpath 'converter' middle ring that allows the use of a 24 tooth granny. IIRC, Stronglite are 86mm BCD and can't get as small as 24 without such shinanigans...

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby CyberKnight » 5 Feb 2010, 8:54pm

This is my £82 bike off ebay , added crud race blades , second hand spds and a second hand rack.

Sora shifters, 14 speed, cheap .
I know an apollo :? but it was all i can afford

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby pioneer » 6 Feb 2010, 8:15am

No need to apologise for having an Apollo!! I've got the previous model to that one in proper TDF yellow, a very cheery colour!
I bought it as a winter bike,and for the money,it can't be faulted.I changed the chainset last year (managed to get a secondhand one in my favourite crank length,165mil) better tyres and bar tape, these simple changes seemed to transform the ride.
I think these type of cheap Halfords road bikes are underated. Thought about upgrading to a "better one", but as it rides so well, I couldn't be bothered! :wink:

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby CyberKnight » 6 Feb 2010, 9:20pm

I have stuck some scwable lugano tyres on it and had to stick some fizik gel pads as i get serious amounts of numb hand due to the aluminum forks i think.

I think i really need some one to come and have a look at my set up but the LBS do not do fitting and i haven't the cash to pay them anyway.Bloke at work says he reckons i needed a smaller size as i am mm 5 foot 7 ish with a 31 inch leg, this is a 54 cm frame.

If anyone has an answer to this PM me plz? as my email seems to be playing up atm i am no receiving forum notifications on any forum even though i have them set for it,checked spam etc and i am just not getting them .

When i look at other bikes in the bike shed at work at least i hope some one will pinch the boardman hybrid`s i see about with standard pedals and flat bars rather than mine .

It certainly is a step back from the raliegh dynatech i had 20 years ago ... i sold it like a numpty cos i needed the money at the time and i couldn't use it due to working serious ass shifts that left me dead
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby GrahamNR17 » 6 Feb 2010, 10:10pm

Really enjoying seeing other peoples bikes on this thread, some real beauties in there.

Alas, my stable contains no beauties at all, but I'm hopeful of building a tourer this year. For now, here's my junk:

'50s James Comet (currently undergoing restoration - a LOT of restoration!)
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'76 Raleigh Wayfarer - I still get a thrill riding this bike
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'09 Chinese folder, made from rubbish dump parts. I've sold this three times on ebay, people pay and never collect (can't blame them!) so it's making more profit per pound than microsoft :lol: I'd convert it to hub gears and keep it, but the rear drops are nearly 145mm wide :shock:
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'86 Raleigh Maverick. Put together to suit my rides around Thetford Forest and the terrain I ride on. It's junk, but performs well for the intended purpose.
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'90s Peugeot Racoon, stripped back and rebuilt as my local hack/daily ride to work and back. Heavy, but very relaxed and comfortable. It'll be the bike for tugging the dog trailer when it's finished.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fossil » 6 Feb 2010, 10:31pm

'76 Raleigh Wayfarer
nice light's
i had one of those front light's :D :D

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby pioneer » 6 Feb 2010, 10:50pm

CK, my Apollo is a medium frame (which is meant to be 58cm but I've measured it at 56') and I'm the same height as you (but with even shorter legs!). But I prefer riding a slightly larger frame anyway. The size down' that the shop tride to sell me just felt cramped.To me, yours looks like the small frame size.

The thing with modern compact frames is that one size "can" be made to fit different sized people.

I also found that keeping the front tyre pressure at 85-90psi rather than the stated 100 makes it a more comfortable ride.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Colin63 » 7 Feb 2010, 2:46pm

A fun collection Graham. You've inspired me to spend the rest of the day in the cellar stripping the old bikes I've been given to make a mountain bike.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby GrahamNR17 » 7 Feb 2010, 3:04pm

Colin63 wrote:A fun collection Graham. You've inspired me to spend the rest of the day in the cellar stripping the old bikes I've been given to make a mountain bike.

Yes, get down there and get stripping! Hold on, that sounded plain wrong :lol: I'm very jealous, a cellar workshop is on my top-ten list of things I really should have. Anyway, what are you waiting for, there's things maturing in the cellar :D