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almost forgot... finished my Ganwell too...

jalapenojalapeno Posts: 1,009
edited May 2007 in Road general
first ride on Saturday, absolutely sublime, the skinny Genius tubes have a real magic carpet quality. The build isn't complete as such, at the mo the wheels are Phil hubs on Ambrosio Excellence rims, shortly to be replaced with a set of polished sprints. Here's a few pics, not the best - I'll be doing better ones later this week. I know it's not a pukka 'NJS' build but it works for me!
Typically for a first ride the heavens opened, but c'est la vie - at least fixies are quick to clean! I only rod the 25km to my favourite beach cafe, turned a few heads down there with it [:)]

http://homepage.mac.com/mikesimagination/bikes/GanWell/GanWell1.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/mikesimagination/bikes/GanWell/GanWell2.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/mikesimagination/bikes/GanWell/GanWell3.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/mikesimagination/bikes/GanWell/GanWell5.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/mikesimagination/bikes/GanWell/GanWell7.jpg

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  • 4candles4candles Posts: 240
    Jalapeno,

    Looks top notch, i think you were lucky to find a "Nihon Jitensha Shinkokai" frame in that size.. can't wait to see the better pics.. once we get some sun !

    regards
    4C.
  • Glad it gan well, hinny. Sorry.

    d.j.
    "Like a true nature's child,
    We were born,
    Born to drink mild"
  • jalapenojalapeno Posts: 1,009
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by 4candles</i>

    Jalapeno,

    Looks top notch, i think you were lucky to find a "Nihon Jitensha Shinkokai" frame in that size.. can't wait to see the better pics.. once we get some sun !

    regards
    4C.
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
    It was fated to be mine. I decided I wanted one, and then found out the builder had passed away recently and all of a sudden they were getting rarer... a few quick enquiries and there was one left (of four if memory serves) in my size.. and it was Ferrari Red (the others were censored colours). The rest was unthinking, a wave of the mastercard to make it all happen. No regrets though it took me a long time to save enough to build it after cleaning out my cash savings on the frame. Worth it I think.

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  • graham_ggraham_g Posts: 652
    Brakeless in Cornwall?! There must've been some brown trouser moments there!
  • jalapenojalapeno Posts: 1,009
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Graham G</i>

    Brakeless in Cornwall?! There must've been some brown trouser moments there!
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    It's actually OK so long as I avoid the steeper descents, especially ones with sharp bends and t-junctions at the bottom... Rather exciting really.

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  • 4candles4candles Posts: 240
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by jalapeno</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Graham G</i>

    Brakeless in Cornwall?! There must've been some brown trouser moments there!
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
    It's actually OK so long as I avoid the steeper descents, especially ones with sharp bends and t-junctions at the bottom... Rather exciting really.

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    http://www.mikesimagination.net


    I used to ride to the track some nights "brakeless" and you really have to pick a flat route with no dodgy junctions... lucky not to get any punctures really !!
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  • jalapenojalapeno Posts: 1,009
    I have a couple of friends who are coppers, must ask if they'd pull me over for no brakes...

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  • 4candles4candles Posts: 240
    I was once stopped by a local WPC for riding my track bike on the pavement...

    She was cool with is once i'd explaned that i was enroute to a mates as we shared lifts to the track league, and i'd shown her it didn't have any brakes so i chose to ride on the pavement at just above walking pace...

    You will be in trouble with the plod for using it on the road... best you give it to me for safe keeping. lol.
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