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Jokke_A

Member since Sep 2013 • Last active Mar 2021
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    That sounds like a nice way to spend a summer holiday. I should be able to squeeze a few extra bikes in our #vanlife Transporter for a holiday trip to Belgium.

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    Thanks, I sent him a message.

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    A lovely Ridley track bike for 200 € on 2dehands.be I'd ask the seller about shipping and buy this myself, but I can't seem to create an account without a local phone number.

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    Damn, RIP indeed. Something Wild and Hatebreeder were big albums for me 20 years ago.

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    Lovely project!

    I never felt comfortable using 9 speed with (ratchetless) friction shifters. The best downtube shifters I've used are Shimano's indexed 7-8 speed ones. 8 speed R400's are still available new, but old 105's are a good low budget option.

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    How about a BLB Hitchhiker? It even has forward facing dropouts to adjust chain tension with an internal gear hub.

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    Thanks for your comments!


    Here's a closeup of the bar tape. I quite like it, brings some colour to an otherwise slightly dull colour scheme.

    I took these pictures with a Canon EOS-1DS and a Zeiss Sonnar 85/2.8 (M42). I think this is my second favourite lense for bike pics.

    The front rack on my grey BLB is an old Blackburn Mountain rack.

    Project Dead Fish is dead to me, I sold it after the bike had sat outside for a few months with no progress whatsover. Sadly I don't have time for such a pile of... large project right now. I think the saddle would have been okay, I figured out the scaly surface would have gotten smoother with some use.

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    I bought this some time ago (sellers pic), it now looks like this:

    So, the bike is a GT Peace Tour. We sold a few of these during my first years working in a bike shop ('09-'10). Reynolds steel frame, disc brakes, plenty of tyre clearance etc. I've kept my eyes open for one of these for a few years now until finally finding this practically unused one. My changes to it were minor really, On-One Brian handlebars, Cambium, tyres, etc.

    I've mostly been riding it on mtb trails. With the Rock'n'roads it's a lot more capable bike than my '98 Kuwahara. I thought about converting it to 1x9, but I seem to really need the granny gear... One thing I'm missing is a dropper post. Does anyone have experience with the remoteless ones? I don't need to adjust the seat all the time, but being able to get it out of the way for some descents would be nice.

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    Garage cleaning day. While it might seem that I have many similar bikes, actually there's a road plus -bike, a gravel bike, a light touring bike, and an allroad bike. Zero overlap, see?

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