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Blackbomber

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 23, 2018
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Connecticut, USA
Nice ride. Don't bury it too deep. ;)
Thanks. I robbed the wheelset for my Shelby mock-up, and I never had a proper chain on it, so the carcass was hanging in the rafters in the back of my garage for a week and a half. Now that it’s fully completed, it’s going to be my nice weather rider for a while, and has earned a spot on the sun porch where I can view it from the dinner table.

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Miq

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 12, 2019
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Arizona
Great tracks pics @Hammerhead and @birdzgarage! Those wheels are sparklin’ Hammer! Sweet Subie birdz, I can fit my bike inside my Forester XT and try to keep up with you :p

@gtflyte The license to look for is the 1969 Humbolt 420. o_O

Nice night on the canal riding the 41 BFG New World
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Finally got a pic of this toad I’ve been seeing in the alley by my neighborhood. It was dark, so it’s not great.
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Blackbomber

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 23, 2018
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Connecticut, USA
Dont worry about it , I really like the "Purple Screamer". Great catch!
Thanks - I figured you’d like it. I’m gradually working my way up to a Varsity :). I’m not sure if I prefer this to the Speedster yet (well the seats way better), but all I did was air up the (original) tires, and swap out the front petrified brake pads with cheapies from a discarded kids bike. I really need to go over the bike and install new rubber before I make that call. Friction shifting is not as idiot-proof as Sturmey hub shifting, and I have the impression this bike is quite a bit heavier than my 17” frame Speedster (duh). But it’s noticeably stiffer, and there is more range in the transmission. It was also 85f on my ride, which may have had something to do with it...
 

dnc1

I live for the CABE
Apr 1, 2016
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Commuted on yesterday’s find, then a 13 mile ride on my lunch break. 1967 Collegiate.

I know I’ve been posting the crap out of this bike today. I’ll tone it down :)

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Don't tone it down, turn it up I say! Cool colour!
More late postings.
Out on the Minaco on Saturday, the signs for our cycling festival are up.....
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In North Moreton.....
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As you can see, we're in the midst of some proper summer sunshine.....
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Stopped in Wallingford after a 12 mile loop and chased down the rider of this beast.....
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Turned out to be an old neighbour on his home-built, electrically-assisted rat-rod behemoth. There's a 1,000 watt motor in that front hub, slow it ain't!

Did another 10 on the Rochester later, trying here to hide in the shade.....
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Also rode the Bertin vélo de piste later, 5-mile sprint. Too engrossed to take a photo sadly.

On Sunday morning I rode the truss-bridge framed 'Morot' down to the Market Square, parked up by the Town Hall, grabbed a coffee and sat to admire the view.....
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I was leading the couch to saddle community ride and these guys all turned up (plus 2 latecomers) for 12 leisurely miles through the countryside.....
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I'm somewhere in there.
Great ride, although we're too slow for the youngster who stayed resolutely way out in front! Oh to be 9 again.

Great photos and rides on here as always, great to see and enjoy!
Happy riding everyone.
 
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