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Old 03-03-08, 04:01 PM
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Well, here goes.

I'm 40yrs of age and have been a keen cyclist since I was 15. First proper bike was a Viking mileater, an old frame that my father gave me (a long line of cyclists). A mix of odd components, complimented by set of training sprints - what a machine. I live in North Wales in the mountainous area of Snowdonia. hills are what I enjoy. In recent years I've become slightly obsessed with cycling and bike building, restoration etc. I think it's something to do with the depth of shine that good alloy can yield, truth is, I cant seem to quash the thirst for a perfect machine. For a few years cycling was secondary in my life, career, marriage, kids etc. I avoided cycle shops (good ones) because of the dormant emotions that such shops ignite and send into a frenzy. But now all hell has broken loose. Anyway, the bikes I cater for at the moment are: Ciocc 84 - MK1 Chorus gruppo in mint (almost nos) condition. Clements (Ernie Clements) a show bike from the short lived Clements factory in Wales 1983-85 - Record/SR with amazing cinelli Giro bars covered in pig-skin ( only revealed when I removed benotto tape) - mint. Claud Butler, Super Torino circa 1970 ( being restored by Mercian, cant wait, bits to source). Percy Stallard, Cotswold circa 1960, poor condition but work has begun. Tony Oliver TT that my wife rides, too small for me - damn. Champion eci (made by Torpado/same as Italvega super special) fixed, and Graham Weigh 731 work horse. I would love to here from anyone with another of the last Clements bikes.
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Say, Timotheus, you wouldn't like to take photos of all those bikes and post them in the Classic & Vintage forum, would you? There would be considerable interest in ALL of those bikes.

You live in a glorious part of the world, too!


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Hooo Boy! Sounds like you got quite a collection there!

Can't wait to see pics!

Oh and....welcome to Bike Forums!
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thanks

Thanks for the welcome. I'm new to all this but photo's are on the way. I will include before and after shots of the Claud and Stallard restroration. In the mean time I have attached a rather poor image of the Ciocc. File too big - lets try again. What's the best format and settings for good screen resolution with 100kb files?
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Thanks for the welcome. I'm new to all this but photo's are on the way. I will include before and after shots of the Claud and Stallard restroration. In the mean time I have attached a rather poor image of the Ciocc. File too big - lets try again. What's the best format and settings for good screen resolution with 100kb files?
That is absolutely gorgeous
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oooh, welcome to Bike Forums, and welcome to 40! Funny things happen 'round this time.
Can't wait to see more photos.
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Oooh pretty bike.........
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Thanks for the welcome. I'm new to all this but photo's are on the way. I will include before and after shots of the Claud and Stallard restroration. In the mean time I have attached a rather poor image of the Ciocc. File too big - lets try again. What's the best format and settings for good screen resolution with 100kb files?
Your Ciocc is gorgous!

Best bet actually is to use a photo hosting site, such as Photobucket. PM me if you need help with that.

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Gorgeous bike!
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