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Sam_Doman

Member since Nov 2008 • Last active Apr 2017

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  • in Photography
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    A mate gave me an old XA3 "which might work, but probably won't". I put a battery in and found an old roll of superia 200. Just a test roll, experimenting with different light situations etc. Not particularly interesting photographs, but the camera is technically brilliant! Really impressed with it- every frame was exposed perfectly, and I love the backlight compensation- such a useful feature. I think it's going to live permanently in pocket from now on.
    Excuse the dusty scans.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Do you know what size seatpost the frame accepts?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    A brief history of my rise-bar commuter bike: this was thrown together as pub bike 5 years ago, and has eventually become my only bike (and only means of transport), as I've sold/got rid of all the things I don't need in my life.

    This is how it started life:

    Then set up for winter commuting:

    and some ghetto touring:

    4 years of rusting, a new set of wheels and a new drivetrain later:

    Then I cracked the frame at the seatstay junction, so welded it up, reinforced it, and gave it a coat of whatever was left in some old rattle cans (mostly cold-galv spray and vht exhaust paint):

    Then gave it a better paintjob with some leftover 2-pack boat paint (and a new saddle):

    And this is the most recent photo I can find:

    I know it's not up to this forums high standards, but I've ridden more miles on this, and probably had more fun than on any 'fancy bike' I've ever owned.

  • in Cycle Touring
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    This is Anna. A few weeks ago she'd never really cycled further than the shops. Then she decided she wanted to ride solo to Spain, so bought a bike, and is leaving at the start of May.

    She's going to keep a blog type thing on instagram, so have a look if you're interested in following her progress. There are just a few photos from some training rides so far, but it should be quite interesting: instagram.com/adventuresof_a­nna_/

    There's a bit of a family history: her mum rode from San Francisco to the Rocky mountains, on a spontaneous whim!

  • in LFGSS Ladies
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    This is Anna. A few weeks ago she'd never really cycled further than the shops. Then she decided she wanted to ride solo to Spain, so bought a bike, and is leaving at the start of May.

    She's going to keep a blog type thing on instagram, so have a look if you're interested in following her progress. There are just a few photos from some training rides so far, but it should be quite interesting: instagram.com/adventuresof_a­nna_/

    There's a bit of a family history: her mum rode from San Francisco to the Rocky mountains, on a spontaneous whim!

  • in Current Projects
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    Not much of a project, just rebuilding my friends touring bike, before she leaves, to ride to Spain. Needs new rims, hence unbuilding the wheels. If you're interested in bike adventures, you can have a look at her instagram: instagram.com/adventuresof_a­nna_/ There's not a lot on it at the moment, but I think it's going to be updated pretty regularly when she leaves at the start of May.

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    Thanks for the kind words. This is part of the timber selection process for the next job- building the new masts and spars for Annelis.

    More to follow...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    This was a parts-bin build, from 7 years ago, so not overly HHS, or especially TTB, but just about enough of each to post in here:

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Built this one for a mate.

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