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Old 09-08-16, 04:51 AM
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Marty, Cape Town, SA

Hi All, cycling enthusiast from South Africa and part time collector of vintage bicycles. Looking forward to viewing some of the great bikes and posts here,
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Welcome to Bike Forums. What bikes do you ride?
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Old 09-08-16, 07:14 AM
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Hi Ron

my daily racers are a Colnago C50 and a carbon Le Jeune but I also enjoy riding my vintage 80'bikes and I collect old bikes.
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Hi Ron

my daily racers are a Colnago C50 and a carbon Le Jeune but I also enjoy riding my vintage 80'bikes and I collect old bikes.
Welcome Marty and thanks for the Neato Pic.
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Old 09-08-16, 07:19 AM
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How can you ride on dirt and gravel with those thin tires? When I had my CX bikes I had 700x32 and 700x35 tires.
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Hi Ron, Put some 28's Vittoria Corso's on for this Inaugural Eroica event in Africa, 140km distance was the real challenge, fortunately we had some wine along the way which gave us the energy to get to the finish.


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What bikes are CX type?
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What bikes are CX type?
Cyclocross.
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Wow, we have another member here by the name of Marty and he lived in South Africa for some time. Love the pics, thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-10-16, 12:54 AM
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Hi,
Yes - I noticed the name Marty had been taken when I joined so technically I am Marty1, thanks for the greetings, keep well
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Hi Marty and welcome.

This are some great pics. Thanks for sharing. The one with you and another rider walking and the other struggling looks like a very challenging hill, especially with the dirt surface.

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Eroica

Hi Stan

Old gearing and cluster made it difficult to ride - so some of us had to walk, 2km's uphill !
A couple from the UK are behind me and the guy told me he was going to cycle up that hill come hell or high water, I gave up halfway.

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