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

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

  1. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Wilier ftw

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Thanks for that, I`ll keep it as it is.
     
  2. dim

    dim Guest

    Location:
    Cambridge UK
    I used to own a 1980's Condor that had an Avocet saddle .... I found it very comfortable especially on long rides ..... they are quality saddles

    if you find it uncomfortable, change it, but keep it for when you one day decide to sell the bike

    you can get newer Holdsworth saddles aswell: (they have black ones):
    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/SAHOGS/holdsworth-gran-sport-vintage-saddle
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    Last edited: 21 Jan 2017
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  3. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Wilier ftw

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    I`v not had the chance to set up the saddle to my liking just yet. I like my saddles tilted slightly upwards towards the bars - like this on my hybrid -
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    I know the saddle will be fine if its set up like this, as I do it on all of my bikes and have no problems at all with comfort.

    I was looking at the Px saddles the other day, but I think I`d just be paying out £30 for the badge :thumbsdown:

    Many thanks for the reply @dim :thumbsup:
     
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  4. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    The 'retro' 7.99 PX saddles are comfortable and surprisingly good value. They appear to be identical to the Chinese saddles available for around a fiver. I've got one on my early 90s Peugeot 525, and it looks 'in period'.
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  5. simon.r

    simon.r Person

    Location:
    Nottingham
    My re-born Charge Juicer, awaiting final tweaking and a test ride before the bar tape goes on. The masking tape on the fork is to check if the 32mm tyre is rubbing on the fork when riding. It *just* works in the workshop, but I wonder if when I'm on board it may deflect too much:

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  6. bigjim

    bigjim Veteran

    Location:
    Manchester. UK
    Picked this old Galaxy up cheap for my European touring trips rather than chance a good bike on the plane. Turns out this is a good bike. Now what!:smile:

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    Last edited: 4 Feb 2017
  7. Dirtyhanz

    Dirtyhanz Über Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    IMG_0267.JPG Had this since 1987 it's ageing gracefully just like me
     
  8. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Über Member

    Location:
    Half way there
    Go touring on it or buy a cheap bike, oh hold on
     
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  9. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Converted my Condor Fratello to 1x11. S

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  10. TheCyclingRooster

    TheCyclingRooster Über Member

    Hi to you all out there. Having shown you my totally refurbished Benotto Modelo 850 on the 27th September 2016 I can now reveal my other steed - my recently finished and equally refurbished Steve Goff frame which like my Benotto is also of Columbus tubing albeit of three different grades - hence the Designer Select on the front end of the top-tube.

    The frame was totally stripped and re-stove enameled in a very nice Flamboyant Blue and fitted with new Chromed forks.
    Steve Goff (13).JPG Steve Goff (1).JPG Steve Goff (4).JPG Steve Goff (3).JPG
     
  11. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Agreed!
     
  12. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    OMG! Beautiful....
     
  13. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I for one love it!
     
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  14. TheCyclingRooster

    TheCyclingRooster Über Member

    Hi Dh. Nice paint job and the criss - cross finish on the decals is quite 'eye catching'.
    There is some thing really nice about the use of Chromed Forks and stays - albeit my two machines only have the Chromed Forks.
     
  15. NeilM

    NeilM Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North Somerset
    This is my latest build, it's a bit of a rarity, a Dave Lloyd Quantum 650 from 1996.

    I still have some work to do, but it's getting there.

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