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  • A mate is doing Eroica on this tomorrow
  • Only the 30 miler, but still 😯 😮

    I’ll have my suit ready for the funeral – he’s not even a cyclist of any sort…

    Premier Icon Stainypants
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    It’s far to hipster for me. Is he doing it in tweed.

    cheekyget
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    Mate the chopper is one of the most comftable bikes I’ve ever ridden …..30miles no prob

    Nope, an Evil Kenival costume

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    I thought they were either Red or Yellow..

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Hope he has a great time. I marshalled last year, was a fantastic day, lots of happy, tired people on bikes!

    I thought they were either Red or Yellow..

    No idea, this is an early 70’s Mk1 that he paid £1100 for – it’s pristine though

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Now I’ve spunked some cash on retrobikes in my time, but HOW MUCH?

    And here he is – photo courtesy of Villager Jim on Facebook

    Fair play, he completed it in a respectable time

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/HopxHs]2016-06-19_07-41-23[/url] by davetheblade, on Flickr

    unovolo
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    Needs to try harder next time, I was marshalling on the 50/100mile route and had a guy on a gigantic penny farthing, a guy on a blue BSA shopping bike and several early Moulton’s with tiny wheels.

    Kudos to all those that did the rides though and some beautiful bikes being ridden.

    and had a guy on a gigantic penny farthing

    Guessing it’s the guy who works at Stanley Fearns in Matlock – he rides it quite a lot…

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Evil Kenival outfit but Union Jack socks?

    Fail.

    Premier Icon neil the wheel
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    My wife spotted your friend on the 30 miler; I followed Penny Farthing man up and down the hill to Chatsworth. That was an education.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    but Union Jack socks

    Union Flag.

    Haughty sniffiness fail.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    2 questions:

    A) did he wheelie it ? (Like everyone could wheelie a chopper, it was in the manual that came with the bike)
    B) has he still got his balls ? (That gearshift was brutal in endos)

    😆

    DiscJockey
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    Good on him – much more fun/interesting than 100s of hipsters pretending they were into road racing ‘back in the day’.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Pook – Member
    but Union Jack socks
    Union Flag.
    Haughty sniffiness fail.

    And his socks are on upside down.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    To be fair, he probably would be in distress riding that round L’Eroica.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    The claim that the term Union Jack properly refers only to naval usage has been disputed, following historical investigations by the Flag Institute in 2013.[5][6][note 2]

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