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Show us your steel.....its real...

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Cooperman, 24 Sep 2008.

  1. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    My heavily modified Genesis Croix de Fer all that remains now is the frame and the forks, after what seems like months the bike rebuild project is finished! So here is the obligatory bicycle in the kitchen photo...

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    My thanks to Scook94 for the frame, the forks and the bottom bracket, and Mrs HJ's cousin for his help with the build.
  2. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty charmless nerk

    Location:
    Lost Highway
    Advert
    Cooking on gas, HJ :becool:
  3. Patos

    Patos New Member

    Location:
    Sydney
    My New Commuter,posted to me by a friend for free [​IMG] ,Peugeot 12 speed mid 80's,rides nice has a small buckle ,have replaced the seat (Brooks B17)tubes,tyres,bar tape and brake cables ,calipers (rear so far) and new levers all from my shed stock ,so nothing spent so far,I think maybe some new wheels in the future but its a nice ride indeed
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  4. Goldie

    Goldie Well-Known Member

    I love 80's Peugeots. Did you see the brand's getting re-launched?

    Here's my Viking Superstar 12, recently pulled out of a thirty year slumber in a (very effective) shed in Blackburn:

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  5. Berlinbybike

    Berlinbybike Active Member

  6. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    that is a gorgeous frame!
  7. airbrake

    airbrake Active Member

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    1982 Raleigh Clubman was due to be skipped. Just needed a new chain.

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    As found - a 1987 / 88 Raleigh Super Equipe. 2 of them were in a skip, but only had room for one. Used as a daily hack and now done about 20K miles.
  8. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty charmless nerk

    Location:
    Lost Highway
    I had one of those, mine cost £20 though - gave the frame to Wigsie, wonder what happened to it, wonder what happened to him?

    Nice bike though!
  9. airbrake

    airbrake Active Member

    Thanks !


    My Peugeot Energy 400 with DB 4130 cro-moly frame. Nice handling with road tyres.

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  10. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    my Orange P7...

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  11. liamo43

    liamo43 New Member

    Heres my 2 steel bikes. A Dawes galaxy 531C 23"which I put STIs and Aksium wheels.very smooth and a Claud Butler 853 56cm which is good but I prefer the Dawes Sorry thats my sons Galaxy I cant find the pic of mine

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  12. rich g

    rich g New Member

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    My new steed
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It! Staff Member

    Location:
    South Manchester

    Ooooooohhhhhh nice !!!!!
  14. Goldie

    Goldie Well-Known Member

    That Mercian looks lovely. Is that Reynolds 853?
  15. ACS

    ACS Über Member

    <envy> Nice bike rich </envy>
  16. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty charmless nerk

    Location:
    Lost Highway
    That's mighty purdy, rich g [​IMG]
  17. Goldie

    Goldie Well-Known Member

    That looks great. Lovely location as well. Is that the River Lune in the background? Could be in Colarado... How much did your P7 set you back? I'm kind of toying with the idea of something a bit nicer than my current hack for muddy rides and I keep being drawn to Orange.
  18. oldcarltonfan

    oldcarltonfan Active Member

    Location:
    UK
    I hope this works,

    here is my modern 700c and Tiagra take on an old 531 Carlton (Pro Am 12 but colours as a homage to my first Carlton, a Carlton Ten). I stripped the bike, which was an E Bay wreck, but with a straight frame with no dents or significant rust; the frame was then repaired, cold set and coated by Dave Yates in Coningsby and he did a lovely job. I don't like the handlebar tape or bottle cage colour (my fault) so I will change them once I've put some miles on it and I'll post better pictures with natural light later next year. These were taken in the snow, I only finished the build a couple of weeks before the snow and couldn't wait for better weather to show it off. She rides beautifully by the way.

    What do you think?

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  19. Spokesmann

    Spokesmann Keeping the Carlton and Sun Cycles names alive...

    Location:
    Plymouth, Devon
    Loving the old 'Carlton ten' theme!
  20. bromptonfb

    bromptonfb 2014 S2L Berrocco Brompton, 2013 S6R and 2012 S4L.

    i've noticed on the older bikes that the forks seem to bend backwards, i.e., not in line with the head tube. is this a style or the fact that the bikes are old and the forks have been pushed back over time? i do like the carlton and the 1947 hetchins frames.