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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.

  • Ralf__
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    Aaaah! Well prepaired!

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

  • Clipper
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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!

  • Tommi
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    That ride looks really good!

  • Ralf__
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    A fast growing collection! You will soon need an extra garage!

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  • Clipper
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    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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  • 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.

  • 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 2016 Scott Genius



    Very different, and both great rides.
    Last edited by Clipper; September 22nd, 2019, 11:50.

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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.
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