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    Raleigh was like the VW Group of its day and...

    Raleigh was like the VW Group of its day and bought up pretty much all of its competitors over the years, then badge-engineered the bikes so you could get a Triumph, Rudge, Philips, BSA or Raleigh...
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    Love it. And I feel your pain with the Automatix....

    Love it. And I feel your pain with the Automatix. I have one on my Brompton and it still shifts too low after several attempts to fix it. Fun to take apart as long as you're ready to find the spring...
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    Love it - super clean build (apart from the stock...

    Love it - super clean build (apart from the stock stem - which I know are pretty hard to replace - 1" Aheads are lick rocking-horse p.)
    I was thinking about the same Paul extender / 451 combo for...
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    BruceMetras - sorry for appropriating your photo...

    BruceMetras - sorry for appropriating your photo without a credit; I thought I'd pulled it from a more official source. [have amended caption, but can remove image if preferred]
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    Little cross-post for downtubers - Yan and myself...

    Little cross-post for downtubers - Yan and myself are happy to reveal the new Downtube branding

    Post with details here
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    Well Yan and myself had a bit of a talk behind...

    Well Yan and myself had a bit of a talk behind the curtains about those early ideas, which resulted in me volunteering to work up a less generic and more folder-appropriate direction, which Yan was...
  7. Would look better with all-black rims and disk...

    Would look better with all-black rims and disk brakes. Just sayin'.
  8. You could get some Velocity Aerohead rims (19mm -...

    You could get some Velocity Aerohead rims (19mm - v.light) and just spoke them with less spokes sourced from wherever you want. Worked great on my B build.
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    Yan - I think it's a misleading logo for your...

    Yan - I think it's a misleading logo for your company as a maker of small-wheeled bikes—It looks like you make aerodynamic carbon track bikes.
    And I agree it looks generic, like you bought a logo...
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    @virtualchuta...

    @virtualchuta Like all things everything ends up on ebay eventually - setting up saved searches or RSS feeds of searches might help you find one without constantly looking (I found my bargain TSR 27...
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    virtualchuta Never had a proper steel frame to...

    virtualchuta Never had a proper steel frame to compare but I believe it is a saving, though not madly significant.
    Pic here: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3022/3093828174_21aea31d32_o.jpgBrompton /...
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    You used to be able to buy frames but they seemed...

    You used to be able to buy frames but they seemed to pull back on this a little lately. My 'Mercton' (Flamingo 'Merc' alloy frame with Brompton forks, stem and seatpost) is testament and at the time...
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    smallwheeler - yes like that but perhaps with...

    smallwheeler - yes like that but perhaps with less gold and pink bling ;)
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    Upright riding position = more wind resistance =...

    Upright riding position = more wind resistance = more drag = slower.
    Time to fit a S-type stem with my Aberhallo stem hack and then you can get down in the drops and add about 10mph...
    Sorted.
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    approves!
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    Curious Stem is the "Aberhallo" hack - as...

    Curious Stem is the "Aberhallo" hack - as preluded by me - at least on the Brompton (tootles own trumpet!)
    It's basically an adjustable stem attatchment that allows fitting of non standard bars if...
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    mulleady - I remember.. A nice day for sure. ...

    mulleady - I remember.. A nice day for sure. mconlonx - Handlebars are just North Road bars, fitted upside down with road tape fietsbob jur - yes was running fixed at time so no need for rear brake....
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    Put 451 rims with cream-wall Primo Champ tyres on...

    Put 451 rims with cream-wall Primo Champ tyres on it. And respray the frame to get rid of the 'urban' gfx and it could be quite a sweetie.
    Maybe some matt/gloss varnish fun a la their 'Bad Boy'...
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    And oh - did someone say 'Brompton' a few posts...

    And oh - did someone say 'Brompton' a few posts back? Here's mine for those that ain't seen it. 9kg. Old pic - now has raw stem and SRAM automatix 2 speed....
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    That is actually one of Tony Rentschler's builds...

    That is actually one of Tony Rentschler's builds (Brooklyn)
  21. The thing you have on your side is they're very...

    The thing you have on your side is they're very common in London and most places will be familiar with them. Definitely carry a lock just in case and a slipover bag for stealth is a good trick but...
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    Yeah Jur - it's a lovely machine - I think what...

    Yeah Jur - it's a lovely machine - I think what really makes it is the lovely uncluttered swan-neck stem and integrated clamp - so much less visual noise than with a straight 'pipe' with your normal...
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    @dezzie...

    @dezzie - sounds interesting- they're selling for quite a lot again (mainly to shoreditch media types) down here in london - maybe they need a quick fix up and a train to Kings Cross via ebay?

    I...
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    Oh and PS - my new...

    Oh and PS - my new ride-to-work-along-the-canal-or-chuck-it-on-the-train bike - bargain echobay TSR27.
    In battleship grey.
    391650
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    Ok so I made some slim mudguards for my Mercton...

    Ok so I made some slim mudguards for my Mercton last summer; Recipe went something like this:

    1) Buy some black PVC pipe - mine was about 2mm thick and maybe 2" round - sink tubing basically.
    2)...
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