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

Postby JohnBarleycorn » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:24 pm

Hi Bob

Yes, I've gone all American, although I am in Madrid at the moment !

I think its around 42 degrees ?

However much I lose my Euroness, I'll never be seen on a bike in black socks ! :shock: :wink:
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby downhillingdemon » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:55 pm

Well, my plans to expand into XC endurance may have been put to sleep with the arrival of Maggie, 8.8 inches of unnecessary rear wheel travel DH bike!

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

Postby bigchainring » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:19 pm

This is my humble bike. It's nothing fancy but even affordable bikes are much lighter than what I used to ride back in 1996.

The first change on the cards is to fit SPDs and buy some suitable shoes, then I want to get some decent light forks and might even just go rigid. I also want to get some hybrid road / trail tyres as these are far too slow to use on the road and mud is a non-starter because of where I keep it. I have added a softer saddle as the Specialized Body Geometry saddle I fitted was incompatible with my complete lack of a bum and caused seat bone pain that meant I couldn't ride for another week each time I took it out.

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

Postby tpertt » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:03 pm

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Here is my restored old Soviet-Union racing bike. старт шоссе.

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

Postby JohnBarleycorn » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:14 pm

Interesting !

Whats it like to ride ?
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby tpertt » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:37 pm

[quote="JohnBarleycorn"]
Whats it like to ride ?

Extremely poor, nothing works. Gears hopping and brakes have no power. But the style is the most important thing.
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby JohnBarleycorn » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:22 pm

[quote="tpertt"][quote="JohnBarleycorn"]
Whats it like to ride ?

Extremely poor, nothing works. Gears hopping and brakes have no power. But the style is the most important thing.


Never sacrifice style for speed !

Good work !
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby Seitanist » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:54 pm

Got my street bike finally - now my room is looking more like a biker's!


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

Postby vegcrow » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:02 pm

Cool rides, Seitanist. A teammate I haven't seen for a while has/had a KHS street bike like that, albiet much smaller than yours.
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby haisuli » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:38 pm

Here's my "new" bike:

Maiden voyage to workplace (tire broked :evil: ):
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby fredrikw » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:01 pm

ah, swedish quality ;)
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby haisuli » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:02 pm

[quote="fredrikw"]ah, swedish quality ;)


But like I said earlier in my training log, you Swedes can't take all the credit becouse frame is made in England and gears etc in Japan :mrgreen:

By the way, does anyone have any idea how old this bike could be? Frame number starts 55? (bike is in shed now and I'm too lazy to go and check whole number). Models are looking quite same year after year in 60's and 70's, but they chance in beginning of 80's. So I guess it could be manufactured in 70's.
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby fredrikw » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:59 pm

The frame is indeed made in Sweden, but the tubes are from Reynolds in England. Usually the frame is said to come from the country where it has been designed and welded by a frame builder, and not where the tubes has been machined.

Looks like a 70'ies Crescent Pepita. If you can read Swedish this web page is a good place to look for more info on it
http://www.cykelhistoriska.se/cre320.html
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby haisuli » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:50 pm

[quote="fredrikw"]The frame is indeed made in Sweden, but the tubes are from Reynolds in England. Usually the frame is said to come from the country where it has been designed and welded by a frame builder, and not where the tubes has been machined.

Looks like a 70'ies Crescent Pepita. If you can read Swedish this web page is a good place to look for more info on it
http://www.cykelhistoriska.se/cre320.html



Ok, you won, Swedish quality! :oops:

.. turning brains to Swedish mode..
Tack för den bra länk! Jag tror att cykeln årmodell är 1978 eller 1979 (Shimano delar). So exakt modell kan vara 92319?
.. back to English..
Black pump fits also in 1978 model, but I found also brochures from 1979 http://www.elisanet.fi/kai_js_nurminen/ ... t-1979.pdf (in Finnish)

Many thanks for help Fredrik!
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby ultra_whippet » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:43 pm

Yeah, we need more steel framed bikes on here :D

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Thorn Audax LE
Reynolds 753/708/653/531c
Ultegra 27-speed drivetrain
Shimano XTR/Mavic MA40 wheels
3T stem, Oval carbon bars
Shimano RX100 brakes

Loaded up and ready to go :)
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