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  • pakarang
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    Show us your own ride(s)...

    Show us your own ride(s)...

    We started this thread at our old home ( http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/...pic.php?t=1825 ) but we continue here.

  • pakarang
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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.

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  • Clipper
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    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 1016 Scott Genius



    Very different, and both great rides.

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  • Clipper
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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.

  • pakarang
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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.

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  • Clipper
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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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  • Clipper
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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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  • Clipper
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    Ivy, two of the mowers were mine and two were my Dad's. All my parents' belongings and many of my own are now merged together under one roof. I have at least two of many things that most households would have one of. Disposing of my own stuff is fairly easy but I find it emotionally difficult to dispose of my parents' stuff even when it is more logical to do so. I'll get there eventually.

  • Clipper
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    Captain, this tandem is about 33 years old and has covered only about 700 miles. For many years, I haven't risked injuring anyone either. But that's about to change because a friend really wants to take it out for a ride. We are currently in the process of servicing every part of it to make sure it is safe and looks good.

  • wherrygirl
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    I can understand keeping most of that stuff, but FOUR lawn mowers, Clipper?

  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by Clipper View Post
    And for contrast ...
    hahahahahahahaha.... never tried one, out of fear of injuring the other rider.

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  • Clipper
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    And for contrast ...

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  • Ralf__
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    Hahaha. I may not forget to post a picture in here, as soon as my Midget moved in my garage after leaving his winter home. I am just frightened of listing up all that other stuff, which lives there... very similar look to yours!!

  • Clipper
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    Picture above was taken with wide angle lens, making garage doorway look too small. The car is actually minute and fits in easily, plus THREE BICYCLES, several shelf/cupboard units, a desk, a leather recliner, a double gate-leg dining table, a flat-pack chest of drawers, two dining chairs, two Black & Decker workmates, an old Garrard record deck, a Yamaha keyboard, a Casio keyboard, an Akai reel-to-reel tape recorder, four lawn mowers, two ladders, several tool boxes, heaps of other tools, several crates of car and bicycle parts ..... and stuff I have forgotten about!!!

    , on Flickr

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  • wherrygirl
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    My thoughts entirely, Ralf. But then these days nobody uses the garage to keep the car in. It's just an overlow storage area, a sort of downstairs attic. Clipper probably keeps his bikes in there.
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