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Old 10-30-22, 03:09 PM
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Hello everyone,

In the south of England.I have been on the sidelines for too long on this forum. If I have to find a cycling answer I can normally find it here. Love all things mechanical and analogue, my verniers never need the battery replacing lol! Love building wheels. I have a 1980 Gitane Sprint and hopefully in the post tomorrow a 1977 Motobécane C4/5 frame and forks…you know the story, photos on ebay, is it, or isn’t it….ah what the hell, I mean I had to take the chance….! Yes, got a thing for French bikes and their quirky ways. Ciao.
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Old 10-31-22, 06:50 AM
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Welcome from a Texas Rider.
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Old 10-31-22, 02:04 PM
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Well thank you the real Fred! Lol, I used to know a Fred who drove a road-sweeper truck (he liked/played cricket as well, don’t ask me to explain the rules lol).He had to drive from the UK to Gibraltar in his road-sweeper to work with a construction company re-working the airport runway. He went up and down for weeks, until one day he fell asleep at the wheel (no drivers hours on a job like that) and plunged off the runway intothe into the sea and remembers waking up to a lot of bubbles before swimming to the surface! Look at the airport, it crosses the only road going from the mainland, quite a place to visit, the apes are something else as well!
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Old 11-01-22, 09:32 AM
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The UK has such wonderful cycling roads, at least from all the videos I’ve seen. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful country. Welcome
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Old 11-01-22, 09:49 AM
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welcome to the party. see you around the campus ;-)
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