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A Clockwork Orange

Postby lucifuge » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:34 pm

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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:01 pm

You'll need a cane strapped to the top tube... :D
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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby lucifuge » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:27 am

...while wearing a cricket box outside my knicks

Mulger bill wrote:You'll need a cane strapped to the top tube... :D
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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby familyguy » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:02 pm

You're lucky to be getting on a bike at all with that wrist!

Where's the fore/aft adjustment? Eccentric BB? 55/11 or do you mean 55/22? :shock: Pretty flat round your way?

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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby mitchy_ » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:06 pm

phwoah... liking the grey and orange theme very much!
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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:11 pm

Nice detailing.

And I'm all for the practicality of the Gates Belt drive.. but as to its supposed provenance as an actual wet weather commuter - I'd be more inclined to believe you if it had mudguards.

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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby KGB » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:58 pm

Really old school 25.4mm handlebar??? Hahaha. Did you start riding bikes in the last 5min?

Doesn't look too bad though.
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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby lucifuge » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:22 pm

familyguy wrote:You're lucky to be getting on a bike at all with that wrist!

Where's the fore/aft adjustment? Eccentric BB? 55/11 or do you mean 55/22? :shock: Pretty flat round your way?

Jim


yeah im pretty sure its EBB........... thanks for the 55/22! i've updated the blog cheers!
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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby lucifuge » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:24 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Nice detailing.

And I'm all for the practicality of the Gates Belt drive.. but as to its supposed provenance as an actual wet weather commuter - I'd be more inclined to believe you if it had mudguards.

Margaret: "I'll give 5/5 for form. David?"
David: "Yes, and I'll give it 2 out of 5 for function."



I have a rear mud guard I use, it's not on it at the moment.

I can't even ride this bike at the moment due to my wrist, just having fun with mods at moment in case I eventually can.
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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby lucifuge » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:24 pm

mitchy_ wrote:phwoah... liking the grey and orange theme very much!


thanks matey!
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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:24 pm

KGB wrote:Really old school 25.4mm handlebar??? Hahaha. Did you start riding bikes in the last 5min?


I get the impression someone has been listening to too many sales people.

Also....
One thing I never considered when buying this was re-tensioning the belt drive over time. I’m not at all happy at taking the bike in for a “service” everytime it’s required, so I need to source ‘tensioner’ which thankfully are available on Ebay.


Who told you that? They sound a bit clueless. I think you need to read up on the concept of the Eccentric Bottom Bracket that familyguy has enlightened you too. If it was the same person who told you that the 25.4 bars are so old school, I would suggest that that person is having a lend of you and just drumming up their business at your expense. You might do better to chase 2nd opinions on some things here.
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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby Gordonhooker » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:14 am

lucifuge wrote:Project: A Clockwork Orange

http://zeppidy.wordpress.com/cycling/2013-trek-district/


Nice looking detail I love the orange used that way. :)
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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby Gordonhooker » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:15 am

KGB wrote:Really old school 25.4mm handlebar??? Hahaha. Did you start riding bikes in the last 5min?

Doesn't look too bad though.


I think I will let that one go through to the keeper..... :(
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Re: A Clockwork Orange

Postby Six13 » Sat May 17, 2014 10:37 pm

lucifuge wrote:Project: A Clockwork Orange

http://zeppidy.wordpress.com/cycling/2013-trek-district/


I have an Orange Clockwork from the 90s, 93 I believe. Still going strong.
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