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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:16 am
by Mr. Cleetus
Nice! I think that would scare the heck out of me. She must really trust you! :)

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:38 am
by Alistar
Here's my daughters bike I just finished building up :D
8.28kgs/18.25lbs w/out pedals

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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:09 pm
by crapiecorn
sweet

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:03 pm
by kallefs
Nice! What tyres are those?

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:38 pm
by bob_summers
that's one chuffed little lady you'll have there Al!

Kallefs - Michelin Pro4, vegan rubber! And better tyres than mine btw :x

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:23 pm
by crapiecorn
Also, are those full 700c wheels or 650 (or maybe even smaller)?

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:55 am
by Alistar
Cheers guys.

Yeah pro4's Kallefs . Probably michelins answer to GP4000s I'd say? Similar weight ~205g +/-5g on my scales with a similar philosophy behind them trying to juggle speed, grip, weight, wear and puncture resistance. Hopefully they got at least 3 of those right :wink:

Crapiecorn: They're 700c wheels on a 50.5cm frame :)

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:36 pm
by ultra_whippet
My latest build - steel framed road bike. Modern components, retro style.

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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:07 pm
by silver
That's a shiny pretty thing :)

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:56 pm
by Mr. Cleetus
Purty!!

What are the bars? Nitto Noodles?

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:26 pm
by ultra_whippet
Close! They're Velo Orange, but made to the same design I think. I find them really comfortable.

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:42 pm
by VeganGraham
I have just bought a new single speed. :D

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It was advertised as a Butcher's Bike, it's now being ridden by a vegan. :P
I suspect it may actually be a Post Office bike as it's a Pashley and that is what they are best known for.
There doesn't seem to be much information on vintage bikes on the web and no vintage bike community in the way there is for vintage cars and motorbikes, so I'm still searching for details about what it really is.
I found that Pashley were still using rod brakes in 1983, so it may not be as old as it looks.

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:20 pm
by bob_summers
Nice! These utility bikes are super niche if you look at the NAHBS etc ;-)
Could be Royal Mail like you say, or I've seen them on large factory sites etc. Can't make out from the pic but does it say Police on the seat tube? As ever, the CTC forum might be able to shed some light on it.

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:26 am
by VeganGraham
I've done a bit more searching and all the Post Office bikes I can find of this style have either got a twin top tube or a distinctive bent top tube.
Someone on STW forum remembers riding a similar bike on a BP chemical site. It's got a number tag on the seat tube, so I'm guessing it came from a fleet of bikes somewhere.
The writing on the frame is "R Price" stenciled on.

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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:29 pm
by Mr. Cleetus
I stuck a pic of this in my log, but I thought this thread could use some life too. After six months of inaction after destroying my fork, I finally have my Gryphon up and running again. I replaced the fork with an Igleheart - steel of course! I went with a 15mm axel; I have no idea if that was a waste of money on a rigid fork. I also replaced the wheelset and a few other bits, so it has had a pretty solid makeover. I did my first ride on it in the mud and rain yesterday and really enjoyed it. That was fairly flowly single track and it was great, I am looking forward to some rougher technical riding to see how it feels.

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