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Rourke 953

oldmutharileyoldmuthariley Posts: 108
edited May 2014 in Your road bikes
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,968
    10speed record?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • oh my that's purdy!
  • 10speed record?

    Yes - everything including the seatpost!
    I'd loved to get an 11 speed group but spent all my money on the frame :lol:
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,968
    10speed record?

    Yes - everything including the seatpost!
    I'd loved to get an 11 speed group but spent all my money on the frame :lol:

    the 10 s shifters look better
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    Now that is something special.

    Very good looking. Hope it carries you many happy miles.
  • galatzogalatzo Posts: 1,295
    Yeah that's great without even trying !
    Chapeau, cap fully doffed etc.
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  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    Fantastic. Great to see a bold paint job, very classy. Is that a Mick Peel saddle? He does great work!
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Are they nemesis or H plus son wheels? Superb bike. Every time I see a great steel framed bike like this I want to go and get measured up!
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  • Ride hardRide hard Posts: 389
    Nice.

    Is that a Fizik Arione? I haven't seen that model before.
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  • APIII wrote:
    Fantastic. Great to see a bold paint job, very classy. Is that a Mick Peel saddle? He does great work!

    hi, thanks :) , yep a Busyman custom - here's a couple of better pics:

    IMG_5081_zps15912315.jpg

    IMG_5084_zpsf10ac369.jpg
  • Ride hard wrote:
    Nice.

    Is that a Fizik Arione? I haven't seen that model before.

    Hi, it started off life as a Fizik Arione CX with carbon rails - the world champ model and i sent it off to Australia where it was recovered - Kangaroo leather no less!

    here's a link

    http://busymanbicycles.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Are they nemesis or H plus son wheels? Superb bike. Every time I see a great steel framed bike like this I want to go and get measured up!

    Theyr'e wheelsmith nemesis clinchers - same as ambrosio tubulars but made by wheelsmith up in scotland

    http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk/

    the whole bike is completely silent - freehub included!
  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    APIII wrote:
    Fantastic. Great to see a bold paint job, very classy. Is that a Mick Peel saddle? He does great work!

    hi, thanks :) , yep a Busyman custom - here's a couple of better pics:

    IMG_5081_zps15912315.jpg

    IMG_5084_zpsf10ac369.jpg

    Worth every penny 8)
  • Richy.BRichy.B Posts: 19
    B.E.A.utiful. I love it and want one.
  • nweststeynnweststeyn Posts: 1,574
    Wonderful. Can we get a proper side on OCD shot please?
  • nweststeyn wrote:
    Wonderful. Can we get a proper side on OCD shot please?

    will do - should hopefully get a good spin on it on sunday - i'll attempt to take an arty pic 8)
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Are they nemesis or H plus son wheels? Superb bike. Every time I see a great steel framed bike like this I want to go and get measured up!

    Theyr'e wheelsmith nemesis clinchers - same as ambrosio tubulars but made by wheelsmith up in scotland

    http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk/

    the whole bike is completely silent - freehub included!

    Lovely wheels. I have set of Nemesis tubs handbuilt by Ugo.Santalucia of this forum. I fully expect him to comment in some way shape or form as soon as he spots the thread.
    @JaunePeril

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  • greasedscotsmangreasedscotsman Posts: 6,962
    borat_nice.jpg
  • canny_ladcanny_lad Posts: 329
    APIII wrote:
    Fantastic. Great to see a bold paint job, very classy.

    ^^^^This. Love it :D
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Possibly the nicest rourke I've seen.
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  • oldmutharileyoldmuthariley Posts: 108
    edited May 2014
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Lovely. Any chance of a nice side view?
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    inseine wrote:
    Lovely. Any chance of a nice side view?

    Sorry missed your last post :oops: Any chance of a NICE side view? :P
  • benno68benno68 Posts: 1,689
    "THE BUSINESS" - love it!
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  • Stunning.

    Only part I'd change/ question would be the tyres. Not that there's anything wrong with them as such, but I had a pair and they do wear pretty quick and I found them a bit sketchy in the wet. Still, I'm sure you can afford the upkeep given the circumstances :D
  • BR 1979BR 1979 Posts: 296
    Blimmin lovely.
  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    REALLY like that. Enjoy.
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  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,826
    here's a side shot - really tricky trying to get a good picture as the colour is seriously bright! (my poor excuse)

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    Good to see there is a bit of me in that bike...look at the paint job that I wanted copied, and the "sideways" Rourke name on the seat tube

    DSCF2023.jpg

    I asked Jase if he could rotate the letters, which he did:

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    and now he's using "my" idea on the more recent schemes with this lettering style :D
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  • k-dogk-dog Posts: 1,652
    ^ that fork looks huuuge.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,826
    k-dog wrote:
    ^ that fork looks huuuge.

    Its a track bike (the blue one), I've no idea what fork was being used there.
    WyndyMilla Massive Attack | Rourke 953 | Condor Italia 531 Pro | Boardman CX Pro | DT Swiss RR440 Tubeless Wheels
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