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Would have made my summer as a kid, great run up to have also!
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Yup mine too, its certainly beats a bit of fencing propped up with a milk crate, we just need 3 or 4 kids layed on the ground to jump over..
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Ive recently turned into one o'them cycle-commuter wankers, i can ride to work in 12 mins but it does take me 25 to get home because of the hills.
It certainly beats my previous 2hr/day commute in traffic.

Here's my new (ish) wheels, its a 'Grater 3'  from Somerset based company Charge


I bought it 'used' for £250 a few months ago mainly for the (Sturmey Archer style) 8 gear Alfine hub.


Ive probably spent the same amount over tinkering to get the ride perfect, Brooks Swallow, OneUp pedals, (surprisingly comfortable) Vans/Odi grips, shorter Thomson stem ect..


Ive also cut the bars down, and adjusted the gear ratio with a smaller rear sprocket, just need some mudguards before the terrible weather comes...

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Has anybody tried Obenauf's LP on their saddle?
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I really like the look of that bike Neal. Is it all made in the U.K.?
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beautiful bike Neil Cool
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Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

I really like the look of that bike Neal. Is it all made in the U.K.?


I doubt it but my aftermarket Brooks is still MiE Big smile



The sticker on the frame says

 'Designed in'
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...but the 'designed in' part is really small so it'll probably be manufactured in Asia.
New its a £900 bike but if you take away the cost of the Alfine hub and wheel set you're not left with much dosh to build the frame/forks and its a nice frameset, the dropouts alone would probably cost £900 to manufacture over here.


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Obenauf's works well on a Brooks, I've used it many a time.
I make things out of leather.
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Did you treat the inside too?
There's still a waxy white residue on mine which coats the inside and goes behind the bracket at the back of the rails so im assuming.. factory proofing.
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I usually put a bit on the underside, but less often, just once every few years to fend off the harm done by water/mud kicked up by the rear tire (rooster tailing!)
I make things out of leather.
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