You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:51 am

Posted elsewhere, but I just took it for a spin & am a bit OMGosh about it.

94 Super Piu. Source from Deutschland. 56 square, Centaur 10 speed, Mavic Opens to Formula/105 hubs, 25C GP4000s, ITM Superitalias, San Marco Concor. Weight 9.9kg.

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Crowz » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:33 pm

Looks the goods Dan. What's the ride difference between 23c and 25c tyres?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:08 pm

Crowz wrote:Looks the goods Dan. What's the ride difference between 23c and 25c tyres?


2mm. I've never ridden on 23s, sorry.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:26 pm

the difference is that men ride 23's, and nancy-boys ride 25's
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Wazza » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:49 pm

munga wrote:the difference is that men ride 23's, and nancy-boys ride 25's

So who rides 19's?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:58 pm

Wazza wrote:
munga wrote:the difference is that men ride 23's, and nancy-boys ride 25's

So who rides 19's?


Heartless andro-bots.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:03 pm

Wazza wrote:
munga wrote:the difference is that men ride 23's, and nancy-boys ride 25's

So who rides 19's?


lady-boys.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Kermit TF » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:17 pm

munga wrote:the difference is that men ride 23's, and nancy-boys ride 25's

Pffffft , try weighing over 100kg, ride an early 80s 1ton apollo on 1" gumwalls with diacompe brakes on a wet greasy road !
When in doubt......mumble.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:33 pm

pffffffffffffffffffffft

when i was a boy we didn't have tyres.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:05 pm

Yeah yeah, you used to inflate old snake skins instead - heard it before....
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:11 pm

i have many more stories about when i was a boy.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:42 pm

Did you meet Jesus ?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby DavidS » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:51 pm

Kermit TF wrote:
munga wrote:the difference is that men ride 23's, and nancy-boys ride 25's

Pffffft , try weighing over 100kg, ride an early 80s 1ton apollo on 1" gumwalls with diacompe brakes on a wet greasy road !


You had brakes when you were a kid riding one of those, pffft, I always took the brakes off as a kid.

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:00 pm

Pfffffft I used to replace my grips with scorpion stingers. Amateurs.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:53 pm

wurtulla wabbit wrote:Did you meet Jesus ?


once or twice, but we didn't really get on
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:40 pm

DavidS wrote:You had brakes when you were a kid riding one of those, pffft, I always took the brakes off as a kid.

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You 'ad brakes to take off? Loogshurry.
We 'ad to find a 'ole in t'road to fall into if we wanted to stop...
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby twizzle » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:32 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
DavidS wrote:You had brakes when you were a kid riding one of those, pffft, I always took the brakes off as a kid.

DS


You 'ad brakes to take off? Loogshurry.
We 'ad to find a 'ole in t'road to fall into if we wanted to stop...


I'm waiting for skull to one-up you. :lol:


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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby BronzeLady » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:33 pm

So I''ve attempted a few singlespeed transformations in the last few years and definitely need to learn a lot! I like to take older style bikes, strip them back to bare metal and create a new look but still hopefully retain a bit of the old...of course this won't always work as I have way too many ideas in my head ! However so far so good.
This is my first attempt. Don't know what brand it was but it has a crack in the frame and I just wanted to create a show piece to go with an old classic car that I have:
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I have just finished my second project which I'm in two minds of riding it or selling:
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I am now in the process of stripping back an old Graecross road bike and creating my daily ride...will post pix soon.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby BurtO » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:06 pm

Wow , two lovely looking bikes there, you obviously have a good eye for restoring.
To bad the blue bike has a cracked frame it looks sooo nice. But its all good practice, hey, some of my resto's may as well have a cracked frame as I barely ride them . Too many bikes to little time!
Look forward to looking at your next project.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby seddo » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:14 am

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Tommasini - more pics in the fixie/singlespeed section
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby humanbeing » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:47 am

Drool :mrgreen:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby jaseyjase » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:49 am

deserves better pics seddo!!!!!!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Clownshoes » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:53 pm

lovely Tommasini seddo
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby BronzeLady » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:28 pm

BurtO wrote:Wow , two lovely looking bikes there, you obviously have a good eye for restoring.
To bad the blue bike has a cracked frame it looks sooo nice. But its all good practice, hey, some of my resto's may as well have a cracked frame as I barely ride them . Too many bikes to little time!
Look forward to looking at your next project.
Cheers
BurtO


Thanks BurtO. I'm really enjoying it and trying to come with some cool color combos. Good to hear there are more people with "too many bikes" (as if THAT can be possible! :D ) Yep it's a shame the baby blue is damaged but it was just for a show bike so it'll always stay up on the wall on display.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:58 pm

Sheze a bewdy, seddo
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