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Xipe Totec

Frrrg rrrrf yrrrr crrrnds
Well, probably not as I'm largely dull & uncommunicative - but anyway...

I'm Jon, an an ageing, fat, slow roadie living in West Lothian, Scotland. Was a club rider in my teens & started getting semi-serious about cycling again 10 or so years ago. I try to manage 5000 or so km a year & struggle with the fact I sometimes think I enjoy tinkering and fiddling with bikes more than riding them!

Planning a possible titanium frame build this year, which may never happen as my main life skill is procrastination. Until then, here are the two hacks I wobble & puff around on:

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Dolan L'Etape, which sadly became a victim of a summer lockdown preoccupation with anodised tat accessories.

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Boardman CX Comp - picked this up as a cheap winter runaround but find it a thoroughly pleasant all-year ride, despite it being so heavy it generates its own gravity.
 

Cathryn

Legendary Member
That can't be your garden...it looks sunny in Scotland :smile:

Welcome.
 

ColinJ

Puzzle game developer
That can't be your garden...it looks sunny in Scotland :smile:

Welcome.
The pictures were probably taken on last summer's sunny Scottish day - there is nearly always one. Some years they have two or three! ***






*** As a child I once had a 6 week holiday with the Scottish half of my family during which it poured with rain all day, every day. Bloody awful. Another time though we got 6 weeks of sunshine. Bloody fantastic!
 

Spiderweb

Not So Special One
Location
North Yorkshire
:welcome:You sound to have a good sense of humour which you will need on here, have you come across @Drago yet:laugh:
 
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Xipe Totec

Xipe Totec

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Hi Jon, this is definitely the place for mature, intelligent, and insightful discussion, so pleased to see that you 'enjoy tinkering and fiddling' with them:eek:
Oh, I do indeed, I love a good old fiddle, me. Sometimes there's even some lubing and, erm, pumping involved. And the occasional nipple that requires tweaking.

With the correct tool, you understand.
 
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Xipe Totec

Xipe Totec

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:welcome:You sound to have a good sense of humour which you will need on here, have you come across @Drago yet:laugh:
Oddly enough, I'm reading through the Bassists/Guitarists thread & following his personal journey of ascendance to mastery of the bass guitar. I should point out this is something I've been undertaking myself for about 43 years and I'm still sh!t.

Actually turns out I know one or two folk in that thread from 'elsewhere'. If I start discussing my specific preoccupations, I'm pretty sure they'll guess who I am! ^_^
 

Juan Kog

permanently grumpy
Welcome from another procrastinator. I’ve been planning to buy a titanium bike for nearly 2 years .
A younger me would be appalled. “ you have the cash in the bank and you still haven’t bought the bike “ .
 
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