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18-05-2021, 12:32 PM
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Bought this today, didn't need it but it is an anomaly. It is a 1984 model and has never been ridden, after I paid the guy had at least half a dozen offers for twice the price,


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18-05-2021, 05:06 PM
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Good deal Spitty, chainguard, mudguards, centre pull brakes and racing saddle. Is the frame made from 501 alloy? I bet it is....
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Browsing through photos and I came across this one. I'm not sure of the date but it must have been ten or more years ago. My brother dared me to ride across the stream. Never one to shy away from a bike challenge, I did it. It turned out not to be very deep (fortunately). A small photo but it was originally resized for somewhere that didn't allow images any larger.

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13-06-2021, 08:59 PM
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Nice one Mart, you bike looks very similar to mine...
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13-06-2021, 10:06 PM
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The bike was a steel-framed Marin. I'd also got the Claud Butler as well by then, so I lent the Marin to our eldest grandson. It was stolen while he was inside a shop.
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E bikes have really improved over the years especially battery life and how far and fast you can go on a charge.
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15-06-2021, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mart ->
The bike was a steel-framed Marin. I'd also got the Claud Butler as well by then, so I lent the Marin to our eldest grandson. It was stolen while he was inside a shop.
Sorry to hear about the nicked Marin mart.....
I think mine was a raleigh, it was leaning against the window of a second hand shop. The bloke had done it up as a work bike but I noticed the the lugs welded to the frame for a derailer and centre pull brakes.

I stripped off the paint to expose chrome forks, re sprayed it, fitted drop handlebars and a derailer, and replaced the cushy seat with a racing one. We have done lots of miles together over the years including a coast to coast.
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Originally Posted by UniGeezer ->
E bikes have really improved over the years especially battery life and how far and fast you can go on a charge.
Yes, there is something going on, it comes at a price, best stay Lawsome.
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I still have 2 Curry electric bike kits laying around. They had both been used in the past. But so heavy as they took sealed lead acid batteries.
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E bikes have really improved over the years especially battery life and how far and fast you can go on a charge.
I know of a way to increase the speed of my e-bike but I'd never do it for a number of reasons.

15.94 MPH (25 KPH) is the legal limit for e-bikes here.
I'd worry about driving the motor to possibly beyond its limits.
It would no doubt void the third-party insurance I have for riding bikes.

A constant 15.5 MPH is a pretty good speed for a pedal bike, although it's possible to get used to that and want to go faster. The bike computer kicks in and limits the speed once the upper limit is reached.
 
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