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#26 2016-05-05 08:56:13

Chipper
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From: Charm City
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Re: Does Ivy cycle

Heck, yeah, I've always loved cycling. I ride a vintage 2000 Raleigh, an R700 9-speed or some such model. I wish I owned a much earlier model, as I think the earlier frames are nicer looking, but I got this bike used for a steal a few years back.

I have much bicycle envy of my barber, by the way, who owns no fewer than 30 bicycles. He cycles to work daily, regardless of weather. The bike I saw in his shop the other day was a beautiful green vintage Atlantis touing frame with slightly wider tires, but the coolest part--he added wooden fenders. I've seen wooden bike fenders before, and they sort of look like skis, round to the wheel, of course, but flat, no contour. These were amazing because they were also contoured, and they had inlays. Just too much.

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#27 2016-05-05 09:33:08

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Re: Does Ivy cycle

woofboxer wrote:

Yuca wrote:

Extensive bike lanes really help raise the physical and mental health of the population whilst vastly reducing environmental devastation. Cycle lanes and decent public transport could totally transform this country - but I can't see it happening any time soon.

You only have to look at Dutch women to see that your comments about the physical benefits of cycling are quite true. Holland has the major advantage of being flat of course.

Flat yes, but tempered with that North Sea wind for several months of the year. I was lucky today, as the wind was blowing from the East, so I was propeled back on the homeward part when I was getting a bit tired after the exertion.

The Dutch in general, although there's plenty who look pretty worn down through drink in the cities, do look a lot healthier than their British counterparts. I can pretty much spot the Brits in The Hague, at least the newer ones, as they tend to be somewhat rotund having been bred on a diet of microwave meals and lashings of ale. I notice the difference when I go back to the UK. It could be genetic though as well. The Brits faces are a bit more round too.


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#28 2016-05-06 14:05:41

Old Harry
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Re: Does Ivy cycle

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag221/Harrypalmer777/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps67obs3fc.jpeg
That's a killer bike Stan, great weather makes a change from riding in the usual crud.

 

#29 2016-05-06 17:13:25

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Re: Does Ivy cycle

Old Harry wrote:

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag2 … bs3fc.jpeg

That's a killer bike Stan, great weather makes a change from riding in the usual crud.

thanks Harry, it was great fun but then came ... the Chopper ... then Raleigh English Racer then a Raleigh Professional 1974 ... others followed but none could ever touch the '60s kid Ivy of the Sting-Ray .....

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/a4/30/44/a4304468aedef7f2bc01c6e4dbdd7c53.jpg


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#30 2016-05-13 11:23:29

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Re: Does Ivy cycle

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z406/woofboxer/BB2_edited_zpsdtmpdhr2.jpg

60 year old baseball cap virgin breaks his duck!

My steed of choice for local journeys that do not involve getting on and off trains (Brompton folder for that). Azor dutch bike with dyno hub, drum brakes, enormous bouncy saddle, steel everything and those side bits to stop my skirt from catching in the back wheels. It's great for shopping, going to riverside pubs and general pootling about when you don't to get dressed up like Eddy Merckx.


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#31 2016-05-13 12:08:26

Chipper
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Re: Does Ivy cycle

Nice bike, Woof. I'd recommend wearing trousers and socks, though. Accidents happen, and there's nothing to ruin a bike ride like some skinned kneecaps.


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#32 2016-05-13 13:15:53

stanshall
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Re: Does Ivy cycle

woofboxer wrote:

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z40 … mpdhr2.jpg

60 year old baseball cap virgin breaks his duck!

My steed of choice for local journeys that do not involve getting on and off trains (Brompton folder for that). Azor dutch bike with dyno hub, drum brakes, enormous bouncy saddle, steel everything and those side bits to stop my skirt from catching in the back wheels. It's great for shopping, going to riverside pubs and general pootling about when you don't to get dressed up like Eddy Merckx.

great stuff Woof, congrats on the bike and especially on the baseball cap and sneakers, way to keep your mind open!


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#33 2016-05-13 16:18:13

woofboxer
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Re: Does Ivy cycle

Chipper wrote:

Nice bike, Woof. I'd recommend wearing trousers and socks, though. Accidents happen, and there's nothing to ruin a bike ride like some skinned kneecaps.

I wouldn't want to ride any distance in long trousers once the sun comes out, plus it's going to hurt anytime you come off a bike. Hopefully I'm at the lower end of the risk spectrum........

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cSwlVtCa3ss


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#34 2016-05-13 16:22:28

Chipper
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From: Charm City
Posts: 1538

Re: Does Ivy cycle

smile There is that. I keep the trousers very lightweight for my summertime cycling. I will not, however, do spandex. Just say no to spandex.

woofboxer wrote:

Chipper wrote:

Nice bike, Woof. I'd recommend wearing trousers and socks, though. Accidents happen, and there's nothing to ruin a bike ride like some skinned kneecaps.

I wouldn't want to ride any distance in long trousers once the sun comes out, plus it's going to hurt anytime you come off a bike. Hopefully I'm at the lower end of the risk spectrum........

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cSwlVtCa3ss


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#35 2016-05-14 11:14:07

Old Harry
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Re: Does Ivy cycle

woofboxer wrote:

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z40 … mpdhr2.jpg

60 year old baseball cap virgin breaks his duck!

My steed of choice for local journeys that do not involve getting on and off trains (Brompton folder for that). Azor dutch bike with dyno hub, drum brakes, enormous bouncy saddle, steel everything and those side bits to stop my skirt from catching in the back wheels. It's great for shopping, going to riverside pubs and general pootling about when you don't to get dressed up like Eddy Merckx.

An excellent looking machine Woof and perfect for its use. It looks vintage, is it?

 

#36 2016-05-14 11:26:33

Old Harry
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Re: Does Ivy cycle

Chipper wrote:

smile There is that. I keep the trousers very lightweight for my summertime cycling. I will not, however, do spandex. Just say no to spandex.

woofboxer wrote:

Chipper wrote:

Nice bike, Woof. I'd recommend wearing trousers and socks, though. Accidents happen, and there's nothing to ruin a bike ride like some skinned kneecaps.

I wouldn't want to ride any distance in long trousers once the sun comes out, plus it's going to hurt anytime you come off a bike. Hopefully I'm at the lower end of the risk spectrum........

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cSwlVtCa3ss

It wouldn't matter how lightweight your trousers were, they'd be inappropriate on regular 60k ride out.

 

#37 2016-05-14 11:47:19

Chipper
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From: Charm City
Posts: 1538

Re: Does Ivy cycle

Is that right.

Old Harry wrote:

Chipper wrote:

smile There is that. I keep the trousers very lightweight for my summertime cycling. I will not, however, do spandex. Just say no to spandex.

woofboxer wrote:


I wouldn't want to ride any distance in long trousers once the sun comes out, plus it's going to hurt anytime you come off a bike. Hopefully I'm at the lower end of the risk spectrum........

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cSwlVtCa3ss

It wouldn't matter how lightweight your trousers were, they'd be inappropriate on regular 60k ride out.


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#38 2016-05-14 11:54:45

Old Harry
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Re: Does Ivy cycle

That's right

 

#39 2016-05-14 12:41:10

Chipper
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From: Charm City
Posts: 1538

Re: Does Ivy cycle

Well, all rightee, then.


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#40 2016-05-18 08:12:12

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Re: Does Ivy cycle

For anyone in London town this weekend, a freebie event...

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/spin#deal35781


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#41 2017-03-11 05:10:49

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6032

Re: Does Ivy cycle

Let's have something nice and soothing:


http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z406/woofboxer/IMG_2859_zpsuvjiujmj.jpg


Raleigh Chopper- I always thought those bikes had a high centre of gravity myself.

They fetch a few quid now though.


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#42 2017-03-11 05:19:18

Chipper
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From: Charm City
Posts: 1538

Re: Does Ivy cycle

My goodness.


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#43 2017-03-11 06:28:32

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6032

Re: Does Ivy cycle

Chipper wrote:

My goodness.

Yes that is a good overcoat on that bloke in the background, you can see it was a cold day.


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