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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 4 Mar 2010, 4:40pm
by beachcomber
I based this custom self build on the GT. (It was a fortune in comparison)
This bike appeared in pic's of your bikes previously

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 6 Mar 2010, 10:33pm
by JKT
I loved my first Pacific Reach so much that I got another one..


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More pics here: http://bit.ly/9hy3hd

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 7 Mar 2010, 12:00am
by fossil
thats an unusuall looking bike :shock:

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 15 Mar 2010, 8:37pm
by bumper
The winter bike in a recent trip to wales. Excuse the blurry shots, I was using the phone and it was that windy I couldn't keep the phone still!
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 15 Mar 2010, 11:24pm
by beachcomber
Nice one bumper. My kind of bike. :D

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 16 Mar 2010, 9:32am
by Si
yep, looks cool, what bike is it?
And I bet those disc brakes were handy if you came down the steep side afterwards :wink:

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 16 Mar 2010, 9:43am
by pioneer
Yes, very nice indeed. Looks like a Singular Peregrine to me. The sort of bike that Dawes ,Raliegh etc should be knocking out. At a lesser spec' and price ofcourse but you get the idea.

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 16 Mar 2010, 3:23pm
by bumper
Thanks for the comments.

It is a peregrine running 26's not the usual 29's, the brakes are the avid bb7s and are excellent at scrubbing speed even when fully loaded. I love this bike even though it isn't the lightest or fastest bike I own, it's just so comfy and dependable, it does everything I ask of it and never skips a beat. I'm tempted to get the Osprey but I think Sam is going to it the exact same colours as this, the Kite also looks nice........

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 18 Mar 2010, 11:59am
by Mike59
Here's my new Thorn Club Tour ...

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 7:14pm
by Smudge
This is the bike that got me back into cycling (Giant Terrago) it ended up with slick tyres on it as i preffered pottering around the Devon lanes on it rather than doing the offroad stuff

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Then i decided i wanted something more road orientated so the Terrago was put back to its original MTB state and passed down to Jake and i bought myself a lovely (flat bar) Cannondale Synapse

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Then i started reading touring books and decided that i'd like to do some touring and when a Ridgeback Panorama came up for grabs from one of my customers (for £100) i just had to have it

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Simon

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 7:27pm
by Big John
This my shiny new Genesis Croix de Fer - Rido R2 saddle, Speedplay Frog pedals and 'guards added so far.

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 9:50pm
by pioneer
John, how does it ride?

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 23 Mar 2010, 8:42pm
by Big John
To be confirmed... It's my first drop bar bike for about 15 years so at the moment I am in pain - but only because my lower back is more or less seized. Ride is so far very good although I'm detecting a hint of fork chatter under braking.

I'll report back further once I've got the handle bar height and reach properly sorted.

Sparta update!

Posted: 24 Mar 2010, 8:34pm
by Velorum
Having nearly finished modifying the mighty Sparta to my taste I thought that I would post an update for those interested in things more traditional.

As mentioned in another tread I have ditched the dyanmo system and gone all LED/battery. The new front lamp is a Bobbin's retro special - I think that it looks great and I am particularly pleased by the bright beam. It operates on constant or flashing. Link to Bobbin: http://www.bobbinbicycles.co.uk/Retro-Front-Light

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A good match for the mudguard mounted rear LED via forum member 'workhard' viewtopic.php?f=32&t=34971

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Ive had my eye on one of those Busch & Muller stubby rear view mirrors for a while - I took the plunge and ordered one from DOT bikes: http://www.dotbike.com/ProductsP3041.as ... aign%3dDPL Im really pleased with this - very good quality and a good rear view whilst being very small and unobtrusive

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The original prop stand was fine when the bike was unloaded - but with the panniers full it just wasnt up to the job. This Hebie bipod propstand was expensive but well worth it. Great quality and pretty light. Think a sturdy prop stand is an unecessary addition? Try one if you regularly load up your rear panniers and you will think again! Link to SJS: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/category-Propstands-323.htm

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And thats pretty much as I want it. The only thing that I now hanker after is one of those new Sturmey Archer 2 speed auto coaster hubs - hopefuly later in the year!

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Cheers
Ian

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 24 Mar 2010, 9:00pm
by pioneer
I'm doing a short (4 day) tour in a couple of weeks and as the main point of it is to unwind and relax, I'm seriously thinking of riding my Dutch-style roadster. It's quite heavy and certainly not quick, but is very comfy and when I'm riding it, I just sort of switch off and enjoy the world passing slowly by.And it's easy to hop on and off if something takes your fancy.

"Quality miles",that's what I'm after! :)