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Dogtemple

Member since Apr 2012 • Last active May 2021

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  • in Brighton
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    Got this lopro for sale if anyone is interested for something a bit bonkers

    https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/3636­66/#comment15987949

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Rychtarski lopro, made with Columbus slx tubing, 700c Rear 650c front. Rear is an aerospoke track wheel with clincher tyre. Front is an ultegra hub, not sure of the rim but think it might be a rigida rim. It’s a sort of metallic bronze colour. Also clincher tyre.

    Has a Campagnolo record headset recently fitted, sturmey archer cranks, Sr seat post, concor san marco super corsa saddle in nearly new condition. Profile aerobars wrapped with cotton bar tape, not sure what the levers are, has front and rear callipers as I had it as a single speed. The frame was originally for geared riding. Even comes with a slack chain.

    Originally from Poland and used by a rider called, from what I remember, Majeck Pozarlik. The guy who owned the bike before me emailed Rychtarski asking about the frame and got a response saying it’s from the 90s and gave a value although I think it was more a price for the frame if a new one was to be made.

    I have a copy of this email that can go with it.

    Size is 58cm from top of seat tube to middle of BB. Horizontally from the head tube to the seat tube it’s 56cm.

    Condition is pretty good overall but it is an old frame and does have marks and chips consistent with age and use.

    It’s an awesome bike and very quick but I’m not that flexible, it turns heads and gets comments but I can’t ride it that long without getting achey so it’s not getting used and something else shiny has come up.

    £750

    I’m not looking to split really, the only thing I would consider parting out would be the spok and the saddle.

    I’m in Brighton, ideally needs to be paid for and collected in person.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I get that but it’s the bit after, what do you think will happen if you do give it? What’s going to happen when they have your name? This is the part I would like to understand

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    might be easier with a photo when you get it but I usually try to repair anything damaged, clean as best as possible and retain the natural wear.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    what work does it require?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I work for children's social services so people automatically assume their kids are going to get adopted off, which doesn't tend to happen unless things are at the most extreme and even then it takes years and is a last resort. people often call us first asking for help then don't want to say who they are, which is even more perplexing

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I get people are pissed off with it but if police asked I would give it, they're not just anyone on the street. i used to get pulled over in my car a lot for the same sort of reason, how I looked and the type of car I was driving. not the same as being singled out by ethnicity I know but it was based on appearances and nothing else. I didn't see an issue with telling them who I was, giving ID etc, I don't know what would actually happen from giving it though? thats more my question, the belief of what them having your name, address etc will lead to.

    I work in an equally unpopular with the public, public service job and we have to routinely ask for peoples name and date of birth a just as a first step. theres nothing malicious in it and we do get people refusing and it usually is defensive but I've always wondered what is behind that reluctance. it almost always rings alarm bells, such as something they have done is wrong and the way they present themselves by arguing over it. this happens over the phone so its not like you can really judge the person even if you wanted to at this stage.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    just out of curiosity, why are people not wanting to give their details to the police when asked?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Lots of cars do pearl white, find a car with the colour then find the name of the paint. Who ever paints it will specify it from their paint supplier. You don’t need bike specific people to spray it. Auto body shop would be my first choice.

    I’ve done a motorbike this colour, it was a Ferrari/Maserati paint. Requires a white base, Pearl over the top then clear coat. Quite tricky to lay down so you need to find someone with experience in Pearl paintwork ideally.

    Toyota also use pearl white a lot. Worth looking at their options on paint.

    Also to keep in mind with pearl whites is that they’re usually with a hint of either blue or red.

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