Sharing my excitement!

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lukehall
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Re: Sharing my excitement!

Postby lukehall » 31 Mar 2015, 3:06pm

Fantastic news today! The bike is finished and will hopefully be with me on Thursday ready for the long weekend!

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More pics here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/66067108@N08/16987675881/in/photostream/

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[XAP]Bob
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Re: Sharing my excitement!

Postby [XAP]Bob » 31 Mar 2015, 3:08pm

:D

Having been out practicing on my new raptobike I can share in the excitement.

She looks nice!
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Re: Sharing my excitement!

Postby mark aldridge » 31 Mar 2015, 4:29pm

Just spotted the SON hub dynamo. An excellent choice but worth a word of warning. Try and avoid getting it submerged in water. I am just about to send mine off for a full service as the bearings are beginning to rock. I suspect it is the result of playing submarines over the last couple of winters.

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Re: Sharing my excitement!

Postby kingrollo » 3 Apr 2015, 8:30pm

lukehall wrote:Fantastic news today! The bike is finished and will hopefully be with me on Thursday ready for the long weekend!

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More pics here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/66067108@N08/16987675881/in/photostream/


Winner of sexiest bent ever award !

lukehall
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Re: Sharing my excitement!

Postby lukehall » 5 Apr 2015, 8:10pm

It didn't make it too me in time for the bank holiday, I think this is the first time I've been eager for bank holidays to end!

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Re: Sharing my excitement!

Postby lukehall » 7 Apr 2015, 9:46am

Arrived! :D Only managed 30cm on it with one foot on the pedals before promptly falling over onto that side.

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Re: Sharing my excitement!

Postby squeaker » 7 Apr 2015, 9:56am

lukehall wrote:Arrived! :D Only managed 30cm on it with one foot on the pedals before promptly falling over onto that side.

Been there, done that (except it was about 3m in my case): it gets better :lol:
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Re: Sharing my excitement!

Postby [XAP]Bob » 7 Apr 2015, 10:05am

Find a hill, go scooting for a while ;)

That's what has got me onto the raptobike - nice and easy, exactly how we try to teach kids...
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lukehall
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Re: Sharing my excitement!

Postby lukehall » 7 Apr 2015, 10:44am

I can ride it! Just uploading a vid to youtube, but all it took was picking a lower gear and getting my second foot up.

I can't turn very well or hold a straight line, but at least I'm now confident I can stop and start.

I also found filling two banana bags with all the bubble wrap it came in helps, now I don't need to worry about harming the bike :P

Quick peek of the bike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG_mXfw ... tube_gdata

Short hop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSooIS9Q884