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New bike and thanks

Postby Grog » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:55 pm

G'day all,
Not sure if this is the right section for this post but here goes...

Just wanted to introduce myself to the list and pass on thanks for a useful resource.
Bit about myself. I'm mid 40's, a recent ex-smoker who wanted to get back onto a roadie primarily for commuting & fitness. Been a lurker for quite a while but finally subscribed. The level of knowledge on this group and the level of info freely shared is pretty amazing. Helped me in working out what I wanted.
Bought myself an '06 Gitane Mach 1600 beginning of the week as it fitted the bill and rang all the right bells for me. Still got the ear to ear grin on my dial.

To the admins and moderators particularly, thanks guys.

- Greg
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Postby gsxrboy » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:20 pm

Gudday and welcome !

As you would have gathered by now, pics once you get to 10 posts is almost mandatory :wink:

Lets us know you the bike goes after a few weeks or so :)
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Postby Kalgrm » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:20 pm

I'd like to say "G'day Grog", but I think I've been that a little too often lately .... ;)

Welcome to the nut-house.

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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:47 pm

G'Day Greg, welcome outside :)

Great to hear you're loving your time in the wind. 8)

Just remember, when you post pics of the new pride and joy, the shed door must be cream, Admins' Decree. :wink:

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Postby europa » Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:49 pm

Aww shucks. That makes it so hard to be rude to you :wink:

Welcome to the nuthouse. Now that you're a member, you can mislead innocents like we obviously did with you :D

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Postby Grog » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:34 pm

europa wrote:Aww shucks. That makes it so hard to be rude to you :wink:

Richard


As I said, been lurking long enough to wise up to some of the characters here
hence the cunning approach of my intro. :D

Finally got a few short rides in (weather hasn't been brilliant here lately) crikey, I'm out of condition!
Incidently haven't regretted picking this bike one bit.

And thanks for the welcome. - Greg
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Postby Bluerider » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:23 pm

Welcome grog and look forward to pics of the bike !
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Postby Grog » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:00 pm

Been a few weeks but I finally got off my arse and got an image uploaded. Not the best quality or setting but here it is:
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As can be seen it's an 06 Gitane Mach1600 (I don't think I've seen a logo that big on any other make)
Tiagra 9 speed with double chainring
Shimano R500 wheels

Only upcoming change will be:
fitment of some SPD pedals (sorry sogood, going to try the Shimano instead of the CBs at this stage)

and do my best to wear it out :-) - Grog
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Postby sogood » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:27 pm

Congrats! Purty looking bike.

I am sure the SPDs will serve you well (based on the law of average). It's funny how personal experiences can dramatically influence one's view and the purpose of expressing one's views on these forums is to just widen the considerations of others. A wise choice is a considered choice. :wink:
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Postby europa » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:58 pm

Funny looking spoke pattern there Grog. Are they paired side by side or something. Nice looking ride though mate.

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Postby gsxrboy » Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:14 pm

Nice looker :) shiny !


europa wrote:Funny looking spoke pattern there Grog. Are they paired side by side or something. Nice looking ride though mate.

Richard


Likely just the shadow on the wall. Same rims as my bike so that's my guess !
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Postby Grog » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:08 pm

Nothing trick there Richard though well spotted. Standard Shimano R500 wheelset. Just the shadowing as gsxrboy noted correctly.

Told you it was a pretty dodgy shot. Was taken the night I got it home and looked at it. and looked at it. and.....

Just out of curiosity has anyone ever done a breakdown of brands on the list?
I know there's a lot of hybridising but was sort of curious who else doesn't own a Giant :wink:
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