Cadex, I hear you say? 2nd coolest bike on here, you say?

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  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Ben6899 said:

    pinno said:

    I forgot to add - Cadex frames are two a penny…


    Find me a 980c.
    Ben:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/275151565821?hash=item40104fb3fd:g:mnEAAOSwO05h8tW9
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,312
    I'm glad I don't live close enough for collection. I'd be 500 quid less well off.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    I'm glad I don't live close enough for collection. I'd be 500 quid less well off.

    tbh its a bargain for that.

    buy it. buy it. buy it. buy it now. buy it. buy it. buy it now.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048
    edited February 2022
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:
    sell the wheels and they would pay for the thing, but the wheels make it.

    Spinergys just rock.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,051
    pblakeney said:

    masjer said:

    Unless this friend is a model, I don't see how he can be shot unless we're in a war I don't know about.

    Currently in the hottest of cold wars in the past 60 years.
    RAF scrambled today to meet Russian aircraft for example.
    pblakeney said:

    masjer said:

    Unless this friend is a model, I don't see how he can be shot unless we're in a war I don't know about.

    Currently in the hottest of cold wars in the past 60 years.
    RAF scrambled today to meet Russian aircraft for example.
    This is nothing new it’s been happening since at least the beginning of the Cold War, aircraft, ships and subs all on the edge or even inside our borders and sometimes unable to sail home due to mechanical failures, same is happening daily in the cyber world. This is war games in the modern world.
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,051
    edited February 2022
    pinno said:
    That’s a dogs dinner of mismatched groupset, I hope the frame is good enough to justify that cost, wheels look nothing special. Tyres I like and have on 5 bikes.

    Overall looks old and heavy, like me. 🤗

    Ps. Big chainring is worn te feck so most likely the chain and cassette will be too
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048
    edited February 2022
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    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644




    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle said:





    Cable it up and hang it off the wall.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    it'll most probs go on a stand in the gym - save drilling holes in walls...
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048
    edited February 2022
    It needs some decals.

    Look, i've found some for you:


    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,312
    I just noticed it has pump pegs.

    You are going to need a vintage pump.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    It needs some decals.

    Look, i've found some for you:


    those are flippin' mega!

    grazie mille.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    I just noticed it has pump pegs.

    You are going to need a vintage pump.

    I noticed that as well and thought it was a bit strange given its meant to be a race bike - i guess things were more practical in those days....
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    tbh though, fitting a pump may well bend the top tube.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,312
    MattFalle said:

    I just noticed it has pump pegs.

    You are going to need a vintage pump.

    I noticed that as well and thought it was a bit strange given its meant to be a race bike - i guess things were more practical in those days....
    You had to be self sufficient
    in the old days. I always think back to the story of the tdf rider who had to stop at a small French village to find some epoxy.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    i remember that one. the hardener had gone off so he ended up using Pritt stick and a load of lollipop sticks.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    MattFalle said:

    pinno said:

    It needs some decals.

    Look, i've found some for you:


    those are flippin' mega!

    grazie mille.
    i'm actually gutted i didn't see those before appling my 27 coats of lacquer.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,312
    MattFalle said:

    i remember that one. the hardener had gone off so he ended up using Pritt stick and a load of lollipop sticks.

    Rubber bands. They turned out to improve the stiffness of the frame.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    MattFalle said:

    i remember that one. the hardener had gone off so he ended up using Pritt stick and a load of lollipop sticks.

    Rubber bands. They turned out to improve the stiffness of the frame.

    MattFalle said:

    i remember that one. the hardener had gone off so he ended up using Pritt stick and a load of lollipop sticks.

    Rubber bands. They turned out to improve the stiffness of the frame.
    mec, a pot of hair gel (wet look for the true 80s feeling) would improve the stiffness of that frame...
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048

    MattFalle said:

    I just noticed it has pump pegs.

    You are going to need a vintage pump.

    I noticed that as well and thought it was a bit strange given its meant to be a race bike - i guess things were more practical in those days....
    You had to be self sufficient
    in the old days. I always think back to the story of the tdf rider who had to stop at a small French village to find some epoxy.
    ...and if we wind the clock back a few more years; trying to find a friendly blacksmith to weld your broken forks together after a massive tumble at the bottom of the Col du Télégraphe.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048
    MattFalle said:

    MattFalle said:

    i remember that one. the hardener had gone off so he ended up using Pritt stick and a load of lollipop sticks.

    Rubber bands. They turned out to improve the stiffness of the frame.

    MattFalle said:

    i remember that one. the hardener had gone off so he ended up using Pritt stick and a load of lollipop sticks.

    Rubber bands. They turned out to improve the stiffness of the frame.
    mec, a pot of hair gel (wet look for the true 80s feeling) would improve the stiffness of that frame...
    I preferred 'Black and white', coconut.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,241
    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    I just noticed it has pump pegs.

    You are going to need a vintage pump.

    I noticed that as well and thought it was a bit strange given its meant to be a race bike - i guess things were more practical in those days....
    You had to be self sufficient
    in the old days. I always think back to the story of the tdf rider who had to stop at a small French village to find some epoxy.
    ...and if we wind the clock back a few more years; trying to find a friendly blacksmith to weld your broken forks together after a massive tumble at the bottom of the Col du Télégraphe.
    Tourmalet.
    Or, in addition to that story?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,312
    pblakeney said:

    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    I just noticed it has pump pegs.

    You are going to need a vintage pump.

    I noticed that as well and thought it was a bit strange given its meant to be a race bike - i guess things were more practical in those days....
    You had to be self sufficient
    in the old days. I always think back to the story of the tdf rider who had to stop at a small French village to find some epoxy.
    ...and if we wind the clock back a few more years; trying to find a friendly blacksmith to weld your broken forks together after a massive tumble at the bottom of the Col du Télégraphe.
    Tourmalet.
    Or, in addition to that story?
    Traditionally Mavic used to provide neutral bellows.
  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,462
    With 27 coats of lacquer, that bike will be stiff as a board and practically unbreakable.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    MattFalle said:

    i remember that one. the hardener had gone off so he ended up using Pritt stick and a load of lollipop sticks.

    Rubber bands. They turned out to improve the stiffness of the frame.

    MattFalle said:

    i remember that one. the hardener had gone off so he ended up using Pritt stick and a load of lollipop sticks.

    Rubber bands. They turned out to improve the stiffness of the frame.
    mec, a pot of hair gel (wet look for the true 80s feeling) would improve the stiffness of that frame...
    I preferred 'Black and white', coconut.
    when i lived in Crewe i used to get pots of black and white from the geezer who hacked up my hair on a regular basis.

    put it in, it never came out. had to wash hair with Fairy liquid.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,241

    pblakeney said:

    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    I just noticed it has pump pegs.

    You are going to need a vintage pump.

    I noticed that as well and thought it was a bit strange given its meant to be a race bike - i guess things were more practical in those days....
    You had to be self sufficient
    in the old days. I always think back to the story of the tdf rider who had to stop at a small French village to find some epoxy.
    ...and if we wind the clock back a few more years; trying to find a friendly blacksmith to weld your broken forks together after a massive tumble at the bottom of the Col du Télégraphe.
    Tourmalet.
    Or, in addition to that story?
    Traditionally Mavic used to provide neutral bellows.
    That's the trouble with getting a boy to do a Mavic's job.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048
    pblakeney said:

    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    I just noticed it has pump pegs.

    You are going to need a vintage pump.

    I noticed that as well and thought it was a bit strange given its meant to be a race bike - i guess things were more practical in those days....
    You had to be self sufficient
    in the old days. I always think back to the story of the tdf rider who had to stop at a small French village to find some epoxy.
    ...and if we wind the clock back a few more years; trying to find a friendly blacksmith to weld your broken forks together after a massive tumble at the bottom of the Col du Télégraphe.
    Tourmalet.
    Or, in addition to that story?
    I just checked that and you are correct.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!