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    This recently completed Italian Giubilato has become my favourite ride. The frame was an Ebay purchase several months ago, since when the components were acquired one at a time - chainset, hubs, rims, spokes, handlebars, saddle, saddle-stem, shifters, chain, rear derailleur, front derailleur, brakes, brake levers, cables, pedals. It was an expensive exercise but well worth it.


    That is what Clipper-built wheels look like.
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    Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
    Deck plan geek.
    The first 5 days after the weekend are the toughest.

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      Here is one that I bought and restored for my lovely cousin. She gave me a tight budget, and it was a bit of a challenge to stay within it. The work was undertaken in the same time period as the Guibilato build.

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      Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
      Deck plan geek.
      The first 5 days after the weekend are the toughest.

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        Two beautiful bikes, that will give many great hours of exercise in fresh air.

        I had my bike at a repair and adjustment shop in the town earlier this year, and now it rides almost like new. The only thing I didn't want to replace was the shock-absorbers on the front wheel. The gaskets have become dry and are almost gone, but it still works. The price of a new shock absorber is way too much when they still suffice.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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        • Clipper
          Clipper commented
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          I have never owned a bike with suspension but it may happen soon when I replace my 1988 MBK mountain bike. Not yet sure what it will be but maybe a Marin or a Scott.

        Oh dear I have been acquiring bicycles again.

        An a 1994(?) Claud Butler Majestic



        And an off-roader that I have been promising myself .... I chose a 2016 Scott Genius



        Very different, and both great rides.
        Last edited by Clipper; September 22nd, 2019, 11:50.
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        Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
        Deck plan geek.
        The first 5 days after the weekend are the toughest.

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          That Scott looks mean....

          I have been thinking of getting myself a new bike, but as long as the old one still works more or less, I think I'll delay the purchase.

          I do however like to get myself one of those electric bikes.... so that I can negotiate those pesky steep hills of Trondheim.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          • Clipper
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            Hi Captain,

            I was out on the Scott twice this week; Wednesday and Saturday. About 22 miles on each occasion. The bike is quite new to me - still less than 100 miles total - and I have only just got it adjusted correctly. The photo above is exactly as I bought it, since when I have replaced the handlebars and got the saddle sitting at just the right angle.

            I really hope that you find the right e-bike. As you have said before, they are expensive, so you don't want to make a hasty decision. People speak highly of Canyon but they are by no means the only quality brand.

            I think I have another 10 years of conventional cycling left in me, then I too will consider an e-bike. Meanwhile I benefit enormously from the introduction of e-bikes in that my low mileage Scott was traded in by its original lady owner in favour of an e-bike. I bought the Scott for less than one third of the original (very high) price - in fact it was nearer one quarter.

          Something else ...... this one came up on Ebay and my cheeky low bid turned out to be successful. Whoops, yet another bike in the collection. This one is a 1980 Carlton Criterium in really good condition.



          Last edited by Clipper; September 26th, 2019, 17:36.
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          Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
          Deck plan geek.
          The first 5 days after the weekend are the toughest.

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          • Tommi
            Tommi commented
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            That ride looks really good!

          • Clipper
            Clipper commented
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            Thanks Tommi. I have added a second photo to give a better indication of just how clean this bike is, and how new it appears to be, despite being just under 40 years old!

          A fast growing collection! You will soon need an extra garage!
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          • Clipper
            Clipper commented
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            Ralf, funny that you should mention it :-)

          • Ralf__
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            Aaaah! Well prepaired!
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