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getjimgetjim Posts: 30
edited May 2011 in The bottom bracket
'Ride of My Life' - Story of the Bicycle BBC Four 8pm if you're interested

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  • wickedwicked Posts: 844
    If anyone misses it (well worth watching) it's on again at 2.35am so Sky+ it!
    It’s the most beautiful sport in the world but it’s governed by ***ts who have turned it into a crock of ****.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,111
    It's good so far
  • mr_pollmr_poll Posts: 1,547
    If you havent read the book - tis worth it as is often the case the book is better than the "film"
  • deptfordmarmosetdeptfordmarmoset Posts: 3,118
    matthew h wrote:
    It's good so far

    But you won't like the colours he chooses for the frame :lol:
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,111
    matthew h wrote:
    It's good so far

    But you won't like the colours he chooses for the frame :lol:

    It needed more orange :)
  • mallorcajeffmallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    lovely saddle but wrong on that bike i thought and nice to see campagnolo were as hellpfull and as welcoming as usual
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    My censored bike looks better than this dream bike.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,111
    lovely saddle but wrong on that bike i thought and nice to see campagnolo were as hellpfull and as welcoming as usual

    100% agree whilst the wife typically 100% disagree - she thought it looked ok :?
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    I saw the prog last time around and thought that the bike turned into a strange hybrid of styles that possibly clashed a bit, Fine and spangly carbon bars/stem but a handmade frame, wheels and a Brookes saddle. All topped off with a colour scheme that certainly divided opinion. Still, I guess the point is that it was his dream bike and not mine. Rob looks as pleased as punch when riding it and I would settle for that myself. Good on him.
  • GiantMikeGiantMike Posts: 3,139
    I'm glad my dreams don't look like that!
  • mercsportmercsport Posts: 664
    A really well put together doc' which I probably enjoyed as much the second time around. My only crit' - on an aesthetic point here - I thought it odd that he put his front wheel on the wrong (?) way around with the skewer's q/r lever on the right hand side. It hit me as hard in the eyes as anyone else's stacked steerer tube above and beyond the stem, for example. Uncaring? An act of defiance? :shock:

    Yes, I know, he probably just slung it on. And perhaps I'm alone in thinking there's a right side and a wrong side for skewer levers.
    "Lick My Decals Off, Baby"
  • niklenikle Posts: 32
    I caught the full prog' last night, back when I was mad keen on cycling Brain rourkes where the frames to have, at least with my racing compadres. I quite liked the frame, colour scheme
    may be not so much but hey ho.
    It was a small frame (no offence to short riders) did that effect the bike's look may be too busy?
    I am at the opposite end of the size equation and it's hard to make large frames look good as well.
    I use brooks saddles now,& really like them. Typical british factory set up.LOL.good on them.

    20 years ago campag was the kit to have but always too expensive .I could never afford it,still can't!. Didn't think much to the campag top brass-seemed arrogant & aloof could have been good PR.skit for them.
  • BelgianBeerGeekBelgianBeerGeek Posts: 5,226
    Seen the bike in other pictures before watching programme and thought it looked ok, on programme it looked stunning. I thought the orange was great, so was the blue, not sure about them together. All orange would have looked better... 8)
    Ecrasez l’infame
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    The frame was built with Reynolds 953 tubing.
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