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  • mal 18 Jul 2013 17:33:55 22,419 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Psychotext wrote:


    Is that some kind of modern remake?

    Split saddle and no gear stick
    Apparently, it's a 2004 mk3/remake bought out to try to capture latent demand from overly-nostalgic parents.

    Edit: Fucking page breaks.

    Edited by mal at 17:35:03 18-07-2013

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • andytheadequate 19 Jul 2013 14:33:26 8,111 posts
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    How much do second hand bikes go for? For example, I'm looking at selling a MTB that cost around 450 2 years ago. How much can I expect to get for it?

    I've found a local Halfords that stock the Boardman FS Team and I'm awfully tempted by it
  • elstoof 19 Jul 2013 15:04:27 6,953 posts
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    Now is the perfect time to sell a bike, everyone wants a bit of the action. Put it on eBay and see what you get, you probably look at around a third to half of the RRP.
  • BillMurray 19 Jul 2013 15:33:55 7,693 posts
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    Just got a very nice jersey in the post.



    Won't do much for my figure but hopefully that'll improve.

    Edit* Oo err, that's a bit big.

    Edited by BillMurray at 15:40:29 19-07-2013
  • Trafford 19 Jul 2013 15:41:22 5,723 posts
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    A mate just sold his 2007 Kona Caldera which cost 750 new for 250. It was well looked after.

    I think I'm going to sell my Salsa Fargo, you can only ride one bike at a time and I need the cash. 2012 model, nearly new with a 1000 miles on it, if anyone is interested.
  • Bi50N Global Brand Manager, Deep Silver 19 Jul 2013 16:17:22 297 posts
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    Anyone else attempting the Dunwich Dynamo tomorrow? First time for me, and I've persuaded the person who prevented me from going the last two years by a: getting married and b: throwing a massive home-coming party to come along too...

    http://twitter.com/Bi50N

  • MikeP 19 Jul 2013 16:43:33 1,800 posts
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    Yep, I'm doing it. Will be the 4th run for me, and the weather looks excellent.

    I normally ride it with at least one mate, but this year is my first solo run. Got the kit list ready and everything :)

    PSN ID: Mikenetic

  • Bi50N Global Brand Manager, Deep Silver 19 Jul 2013 17:12:56 297 posts
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    Yeah, weather looks amazing. Will be my longest ride to date, but probably a good warm up for the Ride 100 which I'll be doing on the singlespeed...

    http://twitter.com/Bi50N

  • X201 19 Jul 2013 18:07:30 15,229 posts
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    mal wrote:
    X201 wrote:

    Is that some kind of modern remake?

    Split saddle and no gear stick
    Apparently, it's a 2004 mk3/remake bought out to try to capture latent demand from overly-nostalgic parents.

    Edit: Fucking page breaks.
    Thanks.
    Thought it looked a bit odd.
  • Trafford 19 Jul 2013 18:13:52 5,723 posts
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    You kind of forget that the Chopper is a kids bike. They are tiny! Always seemed like a tank back in the day.
  • X201 19 Jul 2013 18:16:01 15,229 posts
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    No, I meant the split saddle and the lack of a gear stick.
  • Trafford 19 Jul 2013 20:36:29 5,723 posts
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    The split saddle seems like a nice refinement.
    Removing the stick shift is health & safety gone wrong!
  • X201 19 Jul 2013 20:45:21 15,229 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    Removing the stick shift is health & safety gone wrong!
    The Chopper gearstick deserves a commendation from The United Nations for its contribution to controlling the birth rate.
  • Vortex808 19 Jul 2013 23:11:39 7,052 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    Removing the stick shift is health & safety gone wrong!
    My plums can't believe you approved of that positioning Trafford.

    It was like a primer version of russian roulette for gods sake!
  • dazcox5181 20 Jul 2013 07:49:57 292 posts
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    Anyone doing the London to Southend tomorrow? I can't get to London for the start so joining at Hainaut... Don't know if that's cheeky or not but have been told it's ok to just join and bung a tenner in the collection box at the end?

    http://gizmodad.co.uk

  • elstoof 20 Jul 2013 11:15:10 6,953 posts
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    Crown race all sorted, 20 minutes tapping the old one off with a hammer and screwdriver and another 20 minutes to tap the new one on again.
  • Trafford 20 Jul 2013 12:11:37 5,723 posts
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    Vortex808 wrote:
    Trafford wrote:
    Removing the stick shift is health & safety gone wrong!
    My plums can't believe you approved of that positioning Trafford.

    It was like a primer version of russian roulette for gods sake!
    Heh, you say that , but a Chopper is a Cruiser and the laid back riding position should never put you in jeopardy. It was only when you tried a big boys bike, (Can I have a go?) that that kind of accident happened :)

    Edited by Trafford at 12:13:05 20-07-2013
  • Vortex808 20 Jul 2013 13:13:03 7,052 posts
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    :)

    I admit it might have been a while since I was last on one (a chopper, that is. As well as that.) I probably was a bit young too.

    I do remember doing the reverse on a Budgie, a smaller version of a chopper. I had a go on one belonging to a younger kid in our street and pulled the best and furthedt wheelie I have probably ever managed.

    Sadly totally bending the rear mud guard right back at about 90 in the process. His parents promptly banned any one else getting a shottie.

    Whoops.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 13:14:01 20-07-2013
  • Megapocalypse 20 Jul 2013 13:23:13 5,374 posts
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    Spent the morning at the Hillingdon cycling track with my little brother. Would have loved something like that as a kid.

    Edited by Megapocalypse at 13:23:52 20-07-2013
  • Bi50N Global Brand Manager, Deep Silver 22 Jul 2013 09:44:16 297 posts
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    So, the Omega Pharma Quickstep train de-railed yet again, and in doing so kept me from the top spot of the EG Fantasy TDF league. Well played Emilko, Kittel was inspired choice of sprinter!

    I should point out that I, ahem, forgot to have Sagan on my team because I thought I'd already added him. And I had. On my Road.cc team...

    http://twitter.com/Bi50N

  • elstoof 22 Jul 2013 09:50:09 6,953 posts
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    How was the Dun Run mate?
  • Bi50N Global Brand Manager, Deep Silver 22 Jul 2013 09:59:31 297 posts
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    @elstoof Amazing. I was nursing a slightly slower friend on what was more tank than bike, but actually appreciated the leisurely pace. Shame it wasn't a clear night and the beach was chilly... Will be back next year if I can.

    http://twitter.com/Bi50N

  • Salaman 22 Jul 2013 10:07:15 18,953 posts
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    Bi50N wrote:
    So, the Omega Pharma Quickstep train de-railed yet again, and in doing so kept me from the top spot of the EG Fantasy TDF league. Well played Emilko, Kittel was inspired choice of sprinter!

    I should point out that I, ahem, forgot to have Sagan on my team because I thought I'd already added him. And I had. On my Road.cc team...
    Still an impressive 2nd place. The only EG-er here that can hold his head high and say "I wasn't beaten by a girl in that EG fantasy cycling thingy. ;-)
  • pistol 22 Jul 2013 10:10:51 13,019 posts
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    Vortex808 wrote:
    :)

    I admit it might have been a while since I was last on one (a chopper, that is. As well as that.) I probably was a bit young too.

    I do remember doing the reverse on a Budgie, a smaller version of a chopper. I had a go on one belonging to a younger kid in our street and pulled the best and furthedt wheelie I have probably ever managed.

    Sadly totally bending the rear mud guard right back at about 90 in the process. His parents promptly banned any one else getting a shottie.

    Whoops.
    My first bike was a purple budgie..;-)

    Then moved on to a Grifter.
  • elstoof 22 Jul 2013 10:50:56 6,953 posts
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    I missed out on the Chopper era, my first bike I had to make do with a Raleigh Activator II GS (that's for GripShift, the love for explaining all the tech on a bike to riding buddies outside sweet shops started early).

    I googled it the other day, doesn't look anything like the bike I remember!
  • pistol 22 Jul 2013 11:12:00 13,019 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    I missed out on the Chopper era, my first bike I had to make do with a Raleigh Activator II GS (that's for GripShift, the love for explaining all the tech on a bike to riding buddies outside sweet shops started early).

    I googled it the other day, doesn't look anything like the bike I remember!
    Never was a fan of the chopper but friends had them. At the time I preferred the likes of Grifter, striker, Boxer etc. Then as I grew taller got my first road bike 2nd hand, a Blue Raleigh Arena. That would have been about 82/83 I think. First new road bike was a Peugeot Pure Gold around 84. Think it had about 18 gears. It was around that time we started learning more about road bikes and building our own with old frames and bits from a local bike shop.

    Edited by pistol at 11:13:04 22-07-2013
  • Dougs 22 Jul 2013 11:17:51 67,043 posts
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    Think my first bike was the smaller version of the grifter, but can't remember what it was called. Before moving onto a BMX. 1st road bike was a Raleigh racer of some sort, that got ridden into the ground all through my teenage years and uni.
  • pistol 22 Jul 2013 11:39:09 13,019 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Think my first bike was the smaller version of the grifter, but can't remember what it was called. Before moving onto a BMX. 1st road bike was a Raleigh racer of some sort, that got ridden into the ground all through my teenage years and uni.
    Smaller version of grifter will most likely be a Boxer or Striker. One had a brake controlled by pedalling backwards, the other didn't.
  • Vortex808 22 Jul 2013 11:40:40 7,052 posts
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    Was that the grifter xl? Some mates had that. I always liked the grifter/boxers too, but was never allowed one. I adored my Raleigh racer though. Like you, I rode it into the ground delivering papers and through my teens.

    Then had various mountain bikes until I got my next road bike about 8-10 years ago when we moved into a slightly more rural area. Now most of my cycling is on roads or not overly bumpy tracks, so I really should either ditch my MTB for a cross bike, or get some less knobbly tires for it.
  • Psychotext 22 Jul 2013 12:14:55 53,921 posts
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    Wooh, the Bike Park Wales site is up: http://www.bikeparkwales.com/

    Holy shit at all the trails: http://www.bikeparkwales.com/trails

    Soon my precious, soon.

    Edited by Psychotext at 12:15:10 22-07-2013
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