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Old 07-14-08, 10:50 AM   #1
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Lick my brifters! Hammerhead revisted

Hammerhead 7.0

It's two wheels held together by a bit of metal. Up at the sharp end you get those TT Aero bars with Shimano combined brake levers and shifters, at the back there's a Shimano 105 RD, plus a Sora FD.

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Old 07-14-08, 12:55 PM   #2
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Yeah, but with the straight handlebars, it's not as psychologically devasting when you give "the Look" and drop the hammer on other riders...
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Old 07-14-08, 01:30 PM   #4
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I'm the slowest cyclist in the world, alas. TT bars and brifters just made me look even more of a poseur than I am normally... :-)


More of a mud-plugger, really. Knobbly tyres next? Um...... :-)

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What's with the duct tape on the frame by the seatpost, and also the white tape around the headtube/stem?

It's a good thing they don't sell those mini-bikes here, or I might walk over and a buy a new HH'08
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Old 07-14-08, 03:53 PM   #6
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The thing round the headtube is one of those curly trouser clip things that's normally on my leg, the duct tape stopped the paint rub with the old TT bars stored against the frame.
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there is a train of thought that says any mod to the HH7 is sacrilege....

but I guess now its ok for me to put a rack on.

Otherwise, the other reason I went HH7 instead of 5 is because THE DISCOUNT WAS BIGGER....

false economy... no.....
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A RACK?????!!!!!!!! <splutter>




I tried to keep my HH virginal, honest, but it's such a thoroughbred I was coming home with numb hands. Half of me wants to put the TT bars put back on for posing purposes, the other tells me to make the thing more rideable.

I went to the Chinese take-out on it last night though, its first 'shopping trip'.
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Gringo Snafu is a blaspehmous sort. Surely you didn't expect the HH to preserve its chastity?

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Gringo Snafu us a blaspehmous sort. Surely you didn't expect the HH to preserve its chastity?

Orange paint, next, already..
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Orange paint, next, already..
Morning Snafu!

And then on to racign wheels & tyres on the Matrix next?
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Morning Snafu!



And then on to racign wheels & tyres on the Matrix next?

Yo! Morning!!


Knbooobly tyres on the HH. Mix and match, eh? I could put a 26" wheel on the back off the Matrix for that 'Raleigh Chopper' look...
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Nice!!!!! Looks like my Kilometer Track Bike!!!!

I could not believe how nice your bike looks. In 1984 it cost me some heavy cash to have Medici custom build a kilometer track bike with 20 inch wheels and the results are close to what you have with the exception of my bike's vertical head tube and 3 degree seat tube.

Nice bike.

Wish my kilo bike was roadable for those days I feel 30 something.

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I've only modded mine by changing the seat to a Brooks, taking the wheel reflectors off, adding the MKS quick release pedals and changing the handlebar bolt to a quick release one for quick removal of bars.

I love the tt bars - I should probably have bought the Large rather than the medium and they just seem to "fit"... I really like the "fold" too - just stick the handlebars on the frame, wedge in place with the seat and jobs a good un!
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Thank you for plaudits, and so on.

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Nice bike.

Wish my kilo bike was roadable for those days I feel 30 something.

Troy[/QUOTE]


Go on, put some road gears on it and get out and play. It's my 60th birthday soon. I decided a long time ago I'm fed up of getting old....
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Great looking HH, I dig the Smooth Hound, these bikes are so cool.
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So, the next project is to build g/f her own 20" wheel bike, using the TT bars, and, say , a 105 rear mech. Anyone got anything they don't need?
A Raleigh 20, for vintage cool points? Or could she go to 16", and then you'd have the perfect excuse for that Moulton.......

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In 1984 it cost me some heavy cash to have Medici custom build a kilometer track bike with 20 inch wheels and the results are close to what you have with the exception of my bike's vertical head tube and 3 degree seat tube.

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You are required by law, and by decree of council, to post pictures of this. Now. Instantly. I'm not even joking. Here, and in the SS/FG forum, and probably in the Classic and Vintage forum too.
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Hmmmm. A non suspension Downtube, with brifters and TT bars..?

Hmmm.
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Not easy to get a non-suspension Downtube in the UK right now. Yan won't sell any til all the FS's in the UK warehouse are gone. What about blowing the budget and going with a spaceframe Moulton?
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Few rubbers of golf, anyone?





Riding back from this trip, the b*stúrd demon Spawn of Satan spat me off on some gravel at 5mph. I arrived home bleeding, yet blissful..
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Terrorising the golfers today eh Snafu?
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What about blowing the budget and going with a spaceframe Moulton?
Dearest spotted one of these while checking out this thread..

Jeepers. Five -oops - four hundert quids?




There's bonkers, then there's Stridas. Hmmmmm . Look! Half that front wheel isn't fixed to anything. Pah!

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Forget that! This'll probably come in under that price, and make a much better rider:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=010

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I was watching that... Don't know if I'm going up to Manchester for pick up only though - and could I swing another bike past the wife?

Dahon MU SL x 2 (1 on loan to a mate)
Dahon Hammerhead 5.0 (under my desk waiting to have air in its tyres)
Dahon Hammerhead 7.0 (using for commute)
Dahon Hon Solo (using during working day for going to meetings - tres civilised)
Raleigh Mountain bike (rarely/never used!)
Raleigh Single Speed (for leaving in town)

Can't see her going for it to be fair. Especially as she doesn't know about the 5.0 or the Hon Solo!
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