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Postby HappyHumber » Thu May 22, 2008 11:02 am

m@ wrote:I didn't realise the Travellers were quite so low-end... :(

...still happy with the value for money though ($20 from tip shop) :)


Mate.. if you get any enjoyment out of riding and/or tinkering with it; it's well worth it. Crude as my first attempts were on my Traveller 15+ years ago - they were my first foray into bike mechanics and it's all knowledge gained. Even if I was using the wrong tools. Better buggering up a cheap bike than a fancy one :D

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Postby cludence » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:29 pm

Found this ad which I thought the Repco guys would find interesting...



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Postby kukamunga » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:45 am

That gear shift lever mount certainly is interesting.... :roll:
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Postby familyguy » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:43 pm

Wow, she's got good triceps...she's holding that out horizontally with no arm flex at all...

Is it just me, or does the bike she's holding have a Columbus sticker on it??

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Postby LuckyPierre » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:33 pm

familyguy wrote: ...Is it just me, or does the bike she's holding have a Columbus sticker on it??

It looks like one to me!
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Postby 531db » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:49 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:
familyguy wrote: ...Is it just me, or does the bike she's holding have a Columbus sticker on it??

It looks like one to me!
My Superlite is 4130 Cro-Mo - a Columbus frame would be a bit special.


Certainly looks like a Columbus decal, and not like a Tange Champion # 2 decal. I suspect the bike the girl is holding is some US Nishiki Pro Team model in Columbus (and probably built in Italy, not Japan). Interestingly the photo has been cropped so that any components that would not match the Olympic 12 spec given are not visable. The grey framed bike in the lower left appears to be an Olympic 12.
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Postby il padrone » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:04 pm

Hmmm, yes. That ornate fork crown lug was never on any Repco I've seen :roll:

The gear shift mount was something that SunTour/Shimano experimented with - two levers on one mount on the back of the tube - aero advanteges I guess :lol:
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:17 pm

familyguy wrote:Wow, she's got good triceps...she's holding that out horizontally with no arm flex at all...

Is it just me, or does the bike she's holding have a Columbus sticker on it??

Jim


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Postby familyguy » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:42 pm

mikesbytes wrote:There's a bike in that photo?


Interestingly, they cropped out the "bottom bracket". :oops: :lol: :? :roll:

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Postby kukamunga » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:00 pm

.....or does the bike..... have a Columbus sticker on it??

DOH! I'm gonna have to take up hard rubbishing again till I find one of these now! :?

Anyone have any eye candy for the ladies?

Wow, he's holding that out horizontally with no flex at all... :shock: (Sorry Lance, can't show that picture here. This is a family forum, isn't it?) :wink:
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:41 pm

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Postby LuckyPierre » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:42 am

531db wrote: ... Interestingly the photo has been cropped so that any components that would not match the Olympic 12 spec given are not visable. The grey framed bike in the lower left appears to be an Olympic 12 ...

Now that Peter has mentioned the cropping and the other bike, it's pretty clear that the bike the model is holding is a very different beast. The rear wheel clearance on the grey frame is quite different to one in the glamour shot.
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Postby sunshinecoast_rider » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:14 am

My first road bike was a Repco Superlite. I now wished I had kept it.
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Postby kukamunga » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:13 pm

sunshinecoast_rider wrote:My first road bike was a Repco Superlite. I now wished I had kept it.

Plenty of them still around. I've picked up two or three in reasonable nik (and overlooked a few others) off hard rubbish collections in the past year
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Postby MJF » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:31 pm

They don't do hard rubbish in Canberra. And you aren't allowed to collect off the tip face as they have contracted that out to companies which charge you for reusable items.
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Postby MountGower » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:36 pm

Righto Repcophiles

It's an official mission. Find SunnyCoastRider a Repco. Let's assume a 56 from the avatar, until further notice. It rains a lot on the SunnyCoast. The man needs a rainertrainer.

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Postby vx255 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:04 pm

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Out of curiosity, my old repco had this sticker attached, 535 Cr Mo

I know about the good stuff like 531, etc, but what was the deal with 535?
Is it good stuff, bad stuff or just (as I suspect) regular stuff?
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Postby MountGower » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:53 pm

Yeah, she's definately four better than the other stuff. A keeper for sure. The only problem you've got is decals. As do we all.

Edit: OK, so I haven't got a clue. She's definatley still a keeper though.
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:01 pm

vx255 wrote:Out of curiosity, my old repco had this sticker attached, 535 Cr Mo


What's that word at the bottom of the sticker?

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Postby MountGower » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:16 pm

Yeah, that thing's no good man, sell it for sure's the go now.
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:41 pm

:lol: The badge of ultra quality? Just boosted the resale exponentially :twisted:

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Postby kukamunga » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:52 pm

I've heard of Large and XLarge sizes..... but Giant ? :roll:
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:59 pm

:idea: That'd be it Tony, she's one of Toolongs' old trainers.

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Postby vx255 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:00 pm

Yeah, That did seem weird. I just assumed people were shorter in the late 80s and early 90's so a 56cm bike is size "giant" :lol: :lol:

It was the one sticker I wanted to either keep or find a reproduction of, not because I thought 535 was anything spesh, just it looked neat.

There is a before and after pic of the bike on fixed/SS section, all the repco stickers were a give away that it was indeed a Repco, although there was an "oakley" sticker on it too, rare repco giant frogskin perhaps :wink:
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Postby sunshinecoast_rider » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:04 pm

MountGower wrote:Righto Repcophiles

It's an official mission. Find SunnyCoastRider a Repco. Let's assume a 56 from the avatar, until further notice. It rains a lot on the SunnyCoast. The man needs a rainertrainer.

Onward.


If we can find a smaller frame (48 ) for my wife I would be happy. She wants to get into cycling and a superlite would be perfect.
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