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veLLo

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Jul 2021

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    Saw that early rider (or very similar) in the park the other day, looks quality, was vaguely regretting my son's already sorted...

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    Very nice!

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    This is amazing, fantastic work!

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    I'd vote for the one you chose for the mockup. Very nice

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    Just googled them... That club still exists!
    http://www.bekanabou.fr

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    Thanks! I love it... I did about 25 miles on it yesterday, to work and back: it was faster than I expected, and really really nice (ok, it was on road, but still...)
    As a teenager, at the end of one year of high school, which I'd barely passed because I wasn't working hard enough, my mum bought me my first mountain bike... A cheap supermarket one (still, they were better that today's equivalent). Full Shimano 200GS groupset, oh yeah! It was totally undeserved; she said she wanted to encourage me to do better the next year. One of my happiest memory from these times. It was stolen few years later when I was at uni. That Look, because of the early 90s geometry I guess (though it's much lighter, the supermarket one was hi-ten / gas pipes), totally reminds me of it, and brings back nice memories (the little Normandy VTT club, summer evening rides through little countryside local paths, the absolute pain to clean the bike because off road in Normandy is well muddy... All very modest mountain biking, but for me it as awesome)

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    Hi, I have both systems.
    From reading the instructions back when I bought these, I think they recommend using either adaptor only on a steel stem or steel steerer. Seems quite risk averse on their part but in my case I was able to comply.
    The ahead stem adaptor works perfectly fine, so can positively feedback like @FarCorfe
    Can take pictures if you want. The plate that goes over the steerer isn't very thick so unless you've not much insertion height already in your stem, you don't really need to remove any spacers (you're only raising bars by 1-2mm max)
    I found the seat impossible to use with drop handle bars (I feel silly I even tried), only works (for me) with city bike-like bars.

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    Top option is really lovely.
    I was very pleased with H Lloyd for my custom decals btw.

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