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  • Readers’ Rides | Charlie Kelly’s 1983 Ritchey Annapurna
  • Premier Icon stwhannah
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    From the front page:

    Readers’ Rides | Charlie Kelly’s 1983 Ritchey Annapurna

    Premier Icon nickc
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    That is cool as ****.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Nice!

    Premier Icon CalamityJames
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    Oh my, love that.

    Premier Icon RepackRider
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    Here is a link to the story about my mountain bike trip to Canada’s NorthWest Territories with that bike.

    Premier Icon colin9
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    Lovely. The fun of riding a rigid bike shouldn’t be underestimated.

    Premier Icon hillsplease
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    The stuff of 1980s dreams.

    Premier Icon ThePinkster
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    The fun of riding a rigid bike shouldn’t be underestimated.

    Can’t argue that. I have 2 bikes that I ride these days, one full susser and one full rigid, although a somewhat more modern one than Charlie’s up there.

    They’re both hugely fun to ride, even on the same trails, but in different ways.

    Premier Icon lambrettagp
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    Utter gorgeousness, glad you kept the original paint

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    The last few weeks have seen me riding around the local bits of the Surrey Hills (near Farnham) on bikes as diverse as a BMC singlespeed rigid roadbike and a Norco Sight.
    This weekend saw me trying the local trails on this fine steed:

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    The weight gets you down the hills quickly (if a lttle erratically) and the climbs are plagued by that weight and the constant shitfting between chain rings to get just the right gear, but golly – it’s a bike out in the sunshine, when has that ever been a bad thing. I’d love to try that Annapurna but being honest this is diffferent enough to get me laughing and shouting on my rides. Often just a few yards apart…
    It may not be steel but it is pretty real.

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