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Postby MountGower » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:33 pm

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by BNA » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:47 pm

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Postby europa » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:47 pm

MountGower wrote:I have to say.......about the MTB.......stop torturing me for goodness sake. The Trek is not an MTB......the Sow's ear is hardly a friggin' bike at all. What they both surely must be is for sale and for sale only.


But where'd be the fun in that? :roll:

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Postby toolonglegs » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:31 pm

are my eyes playing tricks or are you looking a wee bit slimmer on a bike richard :shock:
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:39 pm

toolonglegs wrote:are my eyes playing tricks or are you looking a wee bit slimmer on a bike richard :shock:


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Postby 531db » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:49 pm

I note that you have lined up the rim decals with the writing on the tyres on both front and rear.

Yeah, I do it too........
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Postby X-wing » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:51 pm

Hi Richard,
first reaction on seeing the Jamis fit shots was just how sweet it all looks put together...

My second reaction was that I can see a lot more wall between your elbow
and your 'speed hump' now!

Comparing that recent photo with your avatar must give you a great feeling, the weight loss is quite evident.

Well done on all counts. And thanks for a very entertaining build lesson.

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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:17 pm

europa wrote:46km :D


46kmh average speed. That really impressive Richard.
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:54 pm

Damn! All that work and I can't poke showtime at anything!

Enjoy her Richard, she looks magnificent. :)

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Postby inaminit » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:31 pm

Richard, I was going to suggest one tiny modification to this magic build of yours to help you squeeze a bit more performance out of her.......respray her in a blindingly bright red! :lol: But seeing your doing 46kph already, blue is the perfect colour.

Mate, I have to agree with the others and say that you can really notice the shrinking hump!!!!!!

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Postby LuckyPierre » Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:37 am

OK, that's it. No more excuses - I'll see you in January for the TdU Challenge stage. As Dr. Seuss would say: "One bike, two bike. Red bike, blue bike"!
It does look good and I find riding a bike that I put together very satisfying, so riding one where you even built the wheels should be even more so.
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Postby europa » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:26 am

Thanks for spotting the weight loss :D

Paint her RED? :shock:

The lad and I watched The Italian Job, the original version, not the crappy hollywood remake, and the red of one of the Minis is supurb 8)

But I can't have another red bike, the Toscana is red ... I hope.

btw Mike, that wasn't an average speed of 46, that was the distance done, but thanks for believing me capable of it :oops:

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Postby Birdman » Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:11 am

You'll have to change your avatar to suit the new stead then aye.

In your last extreme photo you look a bit red??? Exerting a bit of energy to hold yourself are you? :oops:

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