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Re: Giles Builds a Bike......(and about time too......).....
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 06:01:08 pm »
I have a load of bits piling up.....
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2013, 06:25:15 pm »
bummer... thought this as going to be motorcycle related.
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2013, 06:30:55 pm »
should still be interesting to watch ;)

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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2013, 10:37:39 pm »
bummer... thought this as going to be motorcycle related.
As a cyclist, I'm pretty glad it's not motorcycle related =)

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Giles Builds a Bike......(and about time too......).....
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2013, 10:43:22 pm »
bummer... thought this as going to be motorcycle related.
As a cyclist, I'm pretty glad it's not motorcycle related =)

I'm with Snowy.

Can't wait to see the finished product G.

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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2013, 11:03:32 pm »
Only just seen this thread! I've got a Mercian frame I bought off eBay two years ago sitting under my desk! I was going to get parts from Velo Orange to do it up, but never got around to it. Perhaps I'll give it another go.

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Re: Giles Builds a Bike......(and about time too......).....
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2013, 02:28:29 pm »
Will be watching this thread!

I'd like to convert an old road bike to a single speed this spring.

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« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2014, 08:51:38 am »
I'm glad to say this is moving forward, I have got a friend involved (I just have no time...), he will build it in return for a pair of jeans.

These are some of the components we are thinking......

















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« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2014, 09:21:09 am »
Nice parts spec! Is the MTB rear derailleur coming because of a wide range cassette?
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« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2014, 09:26:50 am »
Yes, the bike is a very lazy geometry long range tourer. 
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« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2014, 09:49:23 pm »
ill clean it for you for a pair of jeans  ;)

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« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2014, 07:35:03 am »
Good try...
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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2015, 03:57:16 pm »
Time to kick this project back into life.

Quotes for wheels to be built inbound.....
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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2015, 04:59:32 pm »
Wheels ordered.

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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2015, 05:27:14 pm »
And no need license for this one! Amazing....


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