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Old 10-27-09, 05:24 PM   #1
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Hello from the UK!

Hello guys and gals...!

Made a post in the classic and vintage subforum, but I suppose now that I've done a bit of work to my bike I'll have a pop here...

I'm from Bristol in the UK, I have a Triumph 20, which I think its a girls bike (is it purple? im colour blind) .. and I'm a guy......

I became interested in bicycles since I normally ride a motorbike as my main form of transport (no car)... so I've become interested in bicycles as an extension from that! there seems like a fair bit to learn, but it will be fun, and I'd like to use this for some exercise!

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This bicycle has been in our garage for quite a number of years after mum bought it from a charity shop (thrift store). It's not in good condition, and I've already spent a little more on it than what it is worth... it has some surface rust in places, and the mudguards are even worse, not just surface rust... The chain and gear-stuff is completely covered in gunk.... but I've spent the last few hours cleaning the front half up and replaced the tyre and tube since the previous one was crumbling away - the rear one seems fine but will work on it later once I get a new tube (stupidly punctured one earlier!).

It's a girls bike, it's not in good condition... and i'm working on it, since I think it deserves to be treated with respect and have a good home! I think some of you can agree with that!
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Welcome to Bike Forums. Thats a nice little bike! From the photo posted, it looks like it's a light blue color.
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Hello guys and gals...!

Made a post in the classic and vintage subforum, but I suppose now that I've done a bit of work to my bike I'll have a pop here...

I'm from Bristol in the UK, I have a Triumph 20, which I think its a girls bike (is it purple? im colour blind) .. and I'm a guy......

I became interested in bicycles since I normally ride a motorbike as my main form of transport (no car)... so I've become interested in bicycles as an extension from that! there seems like a fair bit to learn, but it will be fun, and I'd like to use this for some exercise!

Picture here:


This bicycle has been in our garage for quite a number of years after mum bought it from a charity shop (thrift store). It's not in good condition, and I've already spent a little more on it than what it is worth... it has some surface rust in places, and the mudguards are even worse, not just surface rust... The chain and gear-stuff is completely covered in gunk.... but I've spent the last few hours cleaning the front half up and replaced the tyre and tube since the previous one was crumbling away - the rear one seems fine but will work on it later once I get a new tube (stupidly punctured one earlier!).

It's a girls bike, it's not in good condition... and i'm working on it, since I think it deserves to be treated with respect and have a good home! I think some of you can agree with that!
I don't think that's a girl's bike, I think it's a bloke's bike; just a commuter sort with a low stand-over height.
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WELCOME, I read you. I can agree with your last staement. Two of my bikes that are fun to ride on a casual basis are female specific. I own more such bikes that I care to "admit".
Yours is an interesting frame configuration, an appealing color too.
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I don't think that's a girl's bike, I think it's a bloke's bike; just a commuter sort with a low stand-over height.
I believe the seat and handlebars were orignially a little higher, by a few inches, I have lowered them just to make it more comfortable for me

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WELCOME, I read you. I can agree with your last staement. Two of my bikes that are fun to ride on a casual basis are female specific. I own more such bikes that I care to "admit".
Yours is an interesting frame configuration, an appealing color too.
What makes my frame interesting? I mean, I notice how it has a single "bar" joining the front part of it and the back part of it... The colour is not quite "my" colour, it looks like a vintage colour I suppose, it strikes me as a colour you would not be able to find a new bike in, from a shop that is... but I don't really want to paint it or anything, that would just be loosing the history behind it. I'm starting to like it a lot more for some reason, the character
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