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Ludd

Member since Nov 2008 • Last active Aug 2017

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    Will accept £95

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    Hmmm, I seem to have lost the ability to post photos. Hope the google link helps. Please shout if it works!

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    My daughter has moved on to something new, so this late 1970s Awesome 531-framed bike is up for sale.
    Seat tube is 22" from BB to top, top tube equivalent is about 21".

    Wheels are 27" alloy with newish Schwalbe tyres, chainset is a Silstar double (118mm BCD if I recall correctly) and rear mech is a Suntour VX.

    No front mech, as she ran this as a 1x6 with a wide ratio on the back and a single friction lever on the GB stem. The bike takes a 26.4mm seatpost; I have a basic post that fits, but no saddle clamp for some reason that escapes me. Brakes are Alhonga and Acor dual pivots, replacing the less effective Weinmann 750 centre-pulls originally fitted. Basic wellgo plastic pedals included if you want them.

    Original head tube badge is in lovely condition, but the paintwork generally is scuffed and scraped with some surface rust.

    Bike is located in South Oxon, just south of junction 6 of the M40 (where the Oxford Tube stops). I may be able to help with some transport.

    Looking for offers around £125.

    Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/7hMAFEeaucthvRHbA

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Cycling round here is almost as crap as the night skies - hardly any traffic, choice between hills and flatlands, smooth roads, considerate drivers, fresh air...

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    Went out last night and played with a 10mm manual lens in the garden.

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    Usually in South Oxfordshire these days. Actually, I will exercise restraint and let this frame pass, and accept that I have enough bikes. Sorry!

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    Oh my days, a chance to buy a Pog just like my old one, only not cracked like my old one. Mrs Ludd says "Do you need another bicycle?" I think maybe I do, and I am in East London today...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hi @Apone, interesting to hear your experience. Ours is mixed. Mrs Ludd is still teaching in the people's Democratic Republic of Croydon and lodging three nights a week with her ma in BR3, and youngest Luddlet is unexpectedly still with us. Our aim in due course is to move somewhere with a bit more going on, but I love the air, the dark, the greenery, the wildlife, the stench of kerosene...

    This cheeky cockney sparrowhawk came for a dip the other morning, which was nice.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Last week the Milky Way was looking splendid but I have not had a serious go at looking at anything. One night I did take a few photos out of the window past the tree where the kites sit and a couple of galaxies showed up nicely in a 30 second exposure. Will report more when the clouds disappear.

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