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    Here are some pictures of my bike which I bought 2nd hand in 1975. My nephew rode it Sydney to Canberra twice with his school. In its state (before taking it apart) I nearly killed myself a couple of times. Braking was awfull and was as heavy as lead.
    Apart from giving it a sandblast and powdercoat, I haven't decided on the rest. Maybe a single speed?

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    A single speed would certainly be different from your Bianchi. I think a 'fixxie' would be a good training bike too (actually a cycling instructor guy I know says they are good for training).

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    Fixies may be a bit adventurous at my stage of development (age).
    I love following the Fixie thread on the Aust Cycling Forums though. There is an interesting one about 'Hipsters'. Love it.

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    So you're lurking around over there are we Graham!

    I would be restoring it back to a roadie with some newer gear on it or if you can get hold of the older running gear, back to original. (with 700cc wheels)

    Is there a pic of your bike over there in the gallery?

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    [QUOTE=Foo;1238554]So you're lurking around over there are we Graham!

    I would be restoring it back to a roadie with some newer gear on it or if you can get hold of the older running gear, back to original. (with 700cc wheels)

    Is there a pic of your bike over there in the gallery?[/QUOTE]

    That's exactly what my friends say.

    What about if you let me do the single speed thing first to get it out of my system and then I can do it up as a geared roadie in my retirement (next year!)

    (Photo was copied from here and put in the single speed section.)

    Graham

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    Ok, I'm going to check it out!

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    Don't get lost in the Hipster threads. And the Hitler/hipster stuff!

    Graham

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    Yeah some of them are a bit like that, but in general, it is a pretty good place.

    Had a look for your new road bike, but could not find it.

    Going to set myself the 6k target again for next year, how about you, you going to have a crack? I couldn't do much worse than this year!!

    Foo

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