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Aqualung

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What do you ride?
« on: June 26, 2013, 06:20:33 PM »
I've got this single speed with a flip-flop. Where I live is really hilly which makes riding strictly fixed gear nearly impossible.



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Re: What do you ride?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 09:44:36 PM »
At my age I need gears....lots of 'em and nice friendly ones too  ;D

Currently have a Rose that was made to measure from the factory in Germany. Running SRAM Apex to help me up the bigger climbs.

Covered in crud after an 80 mile charity ride around Somerset last October:


An early morning ride in the Massif Central last August.


Managed to drag my backside up the Puy de Dome last year:



Previously had a Bianchi.

Needed to make sure my tent was big enough to keep the bike inside  ;D Sandals aren't mine I hasten to add.


It's not all about riding you know ;)

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Re: What do you ride?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 06:16:14 AM »
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Re: What do you ride?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 04:10:55 PM »
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I would have killed for one of those when I was a kid... killed for one.

Red Steve

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Re: What do you ride?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 07:57:44 PM »
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Very nice...That's a Mk1 isn't it with the 3 speed stick shift change. I had the non geared Chipper, I think it was called but always envied the "bigger" lads who rode these. I liked the burnt Orange one with the black lettering. Well cool 8)

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Re: What do you ride?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 08:16:59 PM »
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Very nice...That's a Mk1 isn't it with the 3 speed stick shift change. I had the non geared Chipper, I think it was called but always envied the "bigger" lads who rode these. I liked the burnt Orange one with the black lettering. Well cool 8)

Was'nt the smaller bike called tomahawk ?
(My bikes photo to be posted soon)

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Re: What do you ride?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 08:39:13 PM »
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Very nice...That's a Mk1 isn't it with the 3 speed stick shift change. I had the non geared Chipper, I think it was called but always envied the "bigger" lads who rode these. I liked the burnt Orange one with the black lettering. Well cool 8)

Was'nt the smaller bike called tomahawk ?
(My bikes photo to be posted soon)
And the Budgie was even shi.. ahem smaller

Red Steve

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Re: What do you ride?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 08:52:03 PM »
yes, I think there were several names, but a quick google search suggests that the Chipper was a similar looking machine to it's bigger brother. This one sold on e bay for 16


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Re: What do you ride?
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2013, 10:50:58 PM »
Had a great ride with my girl yesterday, did all in total about 7 miles, just cruising. Went to a nice outdoor blues show, had some excellent curry and finished the night off with some beers from one of the local breweries.

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Re: What do you ride?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2013, 06:22:21 AM »
It's a MKII Steve but for some reason the angle of this shot does make it look taller and like a MKI, my Dad is a mechanic and he spotted it in a garage of one of his customers, he only wanted 50 and my Dad still made me knock him down to 45, probably my best ever bargain!