Re: Ride Report - Hebden Bridge to Rochdale by Dutch Roadster



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PhilD

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On 17 Jul, 01:20, Pyromancer <[email protected]>
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> Outward train was a very freshly repainted Northern class 158, on which
> there were already four kids with assorted BMX and MTBs. They were
> puzzled by the Gazelle, at first wondering if the rear hub was a
> Rollhoff.



Looks nice. What hub does it have? Shimano Nexus 7-speed?

The bike appears quite similar to a work colleague's Dutch bike, which
I think is a Kettler (or some similar word). That has a 7 speed
Nexus, as does my Giant Expression N7.

Colleague and I often end up smirking at some of the junk that appears
in the work cycle store.

PhilD

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Pyromancer

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On Jul 17, 11:46 am, PhilD <[email protected]> wrote:
> On 17 Jul, 01:20, Pyromancer <[email protected]>
> wrote:


> > Outward train was a very freshly repainted Northern class 158, on which
> > there were already four kids with assorted BMX and MTBs. They were
> > puzzled by the Gazelle, at first wondering if the rear hub was a
> > Rollhoff.


> Looks nice. What hub does it have? Shimano Nexus 7-speed?


Indeed, the very one. Wonderful piece of kit, I don't think I'd ever
willingly go back to a deraileur after this.

> The bike appears quite similar to a work colleague's Dutch bike, which
> I think is a Kettler (or some similar word). That has a 7 speed
> Nexus, as does my Giant Expression N7.


> Colleague and I often end up smirking at some of the junk that appears
> in the work cycle store.


LOL! We've a few other cyclists here at work, MTBs mainly though one
chap has a folder of a type I've not seen before, though currently off
the road with a bent chainring (so I can't go look for the maker's
name).
 
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Roger Merriman

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Pyromancer <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Jul 17, 11:46 am, PhilD <[email protected]> wrote:
> > On 17 Jul, 01:20, Pyromancer <[email protected]>
> > wrote:

>
> > > Outward train was a very freshly repainted Northern class 158, on which
> > > there were already four kids with assorted BMX and MTBs. They were
> > > puzzled by the Gazelle, at first wondering if the rear hub was a
> > > Rollhoff.

>
> > Looks nice. What hub does it have? Shimano Nexus 7-speed?

>
> Indeed, the very one. Wonderful piece of kit, I don't think I'd ever
> willingly go back to a deraileur after this.
>
> > The bike appears quite similar to a work colleague's Dutch bike, which
> > I think is a Kettler (or some similar word). That has a 7 speed
> > Nexus, as does my Giant Expression N7.

>
> > Colleague and I often end up smirking at some of the junk that appears
> > in the work cycle store.

>
> LOL! We've a few other cyclists here at work, MTBs mainly though one
> chap has a folder of a type I've not seen before, though currently off
> the road with a bent chainring (so I can't go look for the maker's
> name).


yup is amazing what gets ridden judging by whats chained up on the bike
racks.

it's the rusty chains that get me, must sound terrible!

roger
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Stephen Patterson

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On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 04:22:01 -0700, Pyromancer wrote:

> LOL! We've a few other cyclists here at work, MTBs mainly though one
> chap has a folder of a type I've not seen before, though currently off
> the road with a bent chainring (so I can't go look for the maker's
> name).


Is that you, Jack? The folder's one of the Raleigh imported Ikea ones.
Portable but no substitute for a proper bike.

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Pyromancer

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Upon the miasma of midnight, a darkling spirit identified as Stephen
Patterson <[email protected]> gently breathed:
>On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 04:22:01 -0700, Pyromancer wrote:


>> LOL! We've a few other cyclists here at work, MTBs mainly though one
>> chap has a folder of a type I've not seen before, though currently off
>> the road with a bent chainring (so I can't go look for the maker's
>> name).


>Is that you, Jack? The folder's one of the Raleigh imported Ikea ones.
>Portable but no substitute for a proper bike.


Dark Greetings! Yes, it's me.

Poss you should look at a Brompton? Many good things are said of them
here, I might get one eventually for use on train trips to other cities,
though I'm not sure if it'd be up to what I did last weekend.

Ideally the fleet will eventually be the Gazelle, a good folder, and a
recumbent of some kind, and poss one of those half-recumbent
half-upright tandems. Need to buy/build a shed first though!

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