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bryanattoni
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You can't go wrong with a proper shit-brown coloured Union stadsfiets from the 1970s/1980s for commuting around town, surely.
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kuhisek
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*Coughs. Raises hand.*

Er, I've got one of those, as well. Well, a French version, anyway. Before I moved my other bikes over it was all I had to cycle on. Uphill, into a headwind one day, I was virtually at a standstill. Very nice for cruising down the cycle lanes to our favourite restaurant, though.

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The Purple Cow
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"You can't go wrong with a proper shit-brown coloured Union stadsfiets from the 1970s/1980s for commuting around town, surely."

I had a shit-brown 1970's "Birmingham Special" for years until it was stolen outside the Hotel Americain. Good solid stadsfiets, why it had that name I dunno.

Here's a picture of a green one, currently for sale at 150 - a snip.


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One of my colleagues has a grey 1990's "Flying Pidgeon" - which is the world's highest selling brand of bicyles given that they have the Chinese market sewn up. Weighs a fcucking ton.

[ 23.11.2007, 13:06: Message edited by: The Purple Cow ]

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Felicity, I guess so
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Just bought some Rapha armwarmers (used) on ebay. So we'll soon see how much durability you get for your 30 or 40 notes...
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The Purple Cow
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Well I asked Bob in our local bike shop and he reckons the Birmingham Special is named after an old Louis Armstrong song, rather than God's own city.

Oh well.

[That reminds me I might have to go to Birmingham Alabama next month.]

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ursus arctos
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Don't miss Vulcan if you go:

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Fausto Ptang
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My dad used to listen to this Clifford T. Ward song called Birmingham and it had the unforgettable line, "Birmingham, don't mean the one over in Alabam."
Like a blow to the solar plexus isn't it?

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Nuff said.

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The Purple Cow
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*Speechless*
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Felicity, I guess so
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We demand to know the source of those beautiful garments, Fausto!
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die grosse linke Hand
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That website could easily bankrupt the peloton.
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Felicity, I guess so
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It's 'Prendas Ciclismo', btw. I had an email from them waiting for me wen I put it on this morning.

Despite the name, they're UK-based

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quote:
You'd be wiping it clean every 100 metres
It wasn't that good...
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I've been toying with the idea of having a bike built for myself, there's a shop in town that does that (it's a factory outlet for Bremelli).
Curiously it's not as expensive as I imagined - an alu frame is about EUR 500, it's all the rest that pushes adds on the grand. (A shimano 105 gearset costs about EUR 700 alone.) They have a website www.velo-sur-mesure.com that gives a price breakdown of all the components.

Unfortunately we are on the point of moving house so indulgent expenses are on ice. However my bright ideas dept was toying with the idea of buying a good second hand bike and transferring the equipment over with a view to upgrading when economic circumstances change. I saw a decent steel frame Charly Gaul bike in the local buy and sell with a shimano gear set for EUR 220. It's a snip too big for me but it's in good shape and well equiped...
(Times are good when this is the modern mans dilemna.)

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Gosh.

Gosh.

I think I'm going to need one of those...

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