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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2325 on: September 04, 2021, 06:33:30 PM »
Finally it's ready to be back on the road again. The only thing that isn't original,bit the NOS break levers that are for concealed cables.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2326 on: September 04, 2021, 06:35:25 PM »
Dunno what happened there.  ???

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2327 on: September 04, 2021, 07:04:36 PM »
Finally it's ready to be back on the road again. The only thing that isn't original,bit the NOS break levers that are for concealed cables.
It's great getting old bikes back on the road :cup:
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2328 on: September 04, 2021, 07:28:32 PM »
It's great getting old bikes back on the road :cup:

Yep and I still need to get my old Track bike restored.  ;D

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2329 on: September 05, 2021, 12:03:22 PM »
This is better.  ;D



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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2330 on: September 05, 2021, 12:07:10 PM »
This is better.  ;D



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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2331 on: September 05, 2021, 12:28:46 PM »
I had a Gitane Allure in that blue - one of the most comfortable bikes I ever owned...

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2332 on: September 05, 2021, 01:05:31 PM »
I've been looking for an Eddy rider for ages. This popped up during the week so I jumped on it. It's an '89 era frame with a Campy Record 10 speed mid 2000 groupset. Rides like a dream.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2333 on: September 05, 2021, 01:15:06 PM »
pedals are wrong .. valves not aligned correctly :P

Pedals are where they should be, yeah I stuffed up the stems.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2334 on: September 18, 2021, 03:30:49 PM »
A bloke that I know is just starting out in the frame building area and I think that he will go far, with work like this.  8)

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« Reply #2335 on: September 18, 2021, 05:45:51 PM »
A bloke that I know is just starting out in the frame building area and I think that he will go far, with work like this.  8)

That's a sweet frame
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« Reply #2336 on: September 18, 2021, 05:50:04 PM »
That's a sweet frame

Yeah it is and his Road frames are pretty nice also.  8)

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2337 on: September 18, 2021, 06:44:46 PM »
Yeah it is and his Road frames are pretty nice also.  8)


I want to get a custom road frame made but the thing that is stopping me is the groupset. I'm rebuilding 30-40 year old bikes and they work as good as the first day they were made. If I get a custom made frame with a current electronic groupset, what happens if the spec changes or the battery dies and I can't get that battery in 10+ years time? When you're looking at $15-20K for a custom bike, I don't want to have to throw it away when the derailleur or battery dies...

BTW here's my latest frame 1995 Eddy Merckx Arcobaleno Team Gan

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2338 on: September 18, 2021, 07:07:55 PM »
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« Reply #2339 on: September 18, 2021, 07:52:43 PM »
I want to get a custom road frame made but the thing that is stopping me is the groupset. I'm rebuilding 30-40 year old bikes and they work as good as the first day they were made. If I get a custom made frame with a current electronic groupset, what happens if the spec changes or the battery dies and I can't get that battery in 10+ years time? When you're looking at $15-20K for a custom bike, I don't want to have to throw it away when the derailleur or battery dies...

BTW here's my latest frame 1995 Eddy Merckx Arcobaleno Team Gan




This is what the youngins of today just don't get! ;)

This is something that I wonder about also.  ???

The Merckx is a nice score!  8)

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2340 on: September 18, 2021, 07:54:20 PM »
Like this?   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

You idiot!  :angel: They'll be worth nothing but scrap in 20yrs time.  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2341 on: September 18, 2021, 09:07:55 PM »
This is what the youngins of today just don't get! ;)

This is something that I wonder about also.  ???

The Merckx is a nice score!  8)

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It's a pretty good reason to stick with a modern mechanical mech, hey?

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2342 on: September 19, 2021, 04:26:34 AM »
It's a pretty good reason to stick with a modern mechanical mech, hey?

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Yes exactly and that is also my thinking but chains may play a part in the problem for the future also, with bloody 11sp & 12sp rears. I still run 10sp on both of my Road bikes and can't see the point of 11&12sp, whether it's mechanical or electric shift.  ???

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2343 on: September 19, 2021, 05:54:09 AM »
I'm curious as to how you reach the bottom biddon?  :o



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« Reply #2344 on: September 19, 2021, 06:49:58 AM »
I'm curious as to how you reach the bottom biddon?  :o

Good eyes, it's for holding another bottle when I go adventure riding and don't know whether there is any water. I usually swap the water into one of the other bottles when they're empty as the top usually gets covered in crap.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2345 on: September 19, 2021, 10:11:58 AM »
 :cheers:

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2346 on: September 19, 2021, 04:40:24 PM »
Was surprised to see that my Scott Foil in race trim, is 300grms lighter than my Azzurri Sprint is.




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« Reply #2347 on: September 19, 2021, 04:50:30 PM »
Was surprised to see that my Scott Foil in race trim, is 300grms lighter than my Azzurri Sprint is.

Nice, I should weight my BMC. My Eddy comes in just under 10kg, good for training :)
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