One of Gkam's old bikes.

by trikeman   December 23, 2012  

Hi All,
a young lad that comes with us riding was in no position to buy a road bike - he used an old MTB, but could keep with us on our outings (no we are no longer racers) Sad
but he has the legs of Hoy.

However, we all chipped in and bought one of Gkam's bikes and done it up a bit for him, new wheels and away he goes.
We took advantage of the break in the weather today and got a good ride in - we didn't see young Chris's arse for dust on his new steed.

We want to pass on our sincere thanks to Gkam for letting this young lad have such a good bike, and at a good price - he is elated to say the least.

Here it is - just got back. Crying

Here is my new steed too - nothing like being 'blown off' by a youngster on his new Allez whilst trying to catch him on this frame-up build of mine.

Again, MANY THANKS Gkam, we hope the cash helpped towards the trike - we may call in and see you in the flesh on the LEJOG next year, trike an' all.

Regards,

Trikeman. Wink

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Make sure he picks little gears

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1700 posts]
23rd December 2012 - 16:50

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I also took advantage of a break in the weather Big Grin

For some reason I'm still getting the error message when trying to upload, so I hope this works

Side on
http://gkam84.tk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DSCF0931.jpg

My new cockpit
http://gkam84.tk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DSCF0932.jpg

Me on the trike sporting the Road.cc Kit Wink
http://gkam84.tk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DSCF0929.jpg

Thank you everyone that helped.

I hope Chris enjoys many rides out on the bike, you'll need to get him into clipless Wink

Whats the cable running up the seatpost?

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posted by Gkam84 [7522 posts]
23rd December 2012 - 17:11

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Hi Gkam,
That trike is wicked mate - well done for getting it and especially for getting out on it too, looks fantastic.
Applause Applause Applause
That cable that goes from the frame up the seatpost is a rear light, like a neon thingy - it's very good though and makes me feel warm when I'm behind him - looks like a single bar electric fire,,,,, but he likes it.
Wink
I have a few odd clipless pedals to give him shortly but letting him get used to the bike first, I would hate to see him go sideways through some parked car's side screen.
Crying
Well done again with the trike - perhaps the final leg of the lejog could be on the cards?

Regards,

Trikeman. Wink

Grunt, puff, pant and groan goes the old man - but he gets there in the end. ;o)

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posted by trikeman [346 posts]
23rd December 2012 - 17:20

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Ah, I saw the story on gofundme about a group buying one of Keith's bikes. Even better that it was someone here.

When you give him the clipless pedals, tell him that it's also necessary to "just tie the end of this rope round your seat tube, and I'll hold the other end - just for your safety, obviously!"

As for the fibre flare light, I quite like them!

That trike looks awesome!

Dodging the saccadic masking

posted by notfastenough [2326 posts]
23rd December 2012 - 17:35

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Sweet Trike Bud. Big Grin

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1700 posts]
23rd December 2012 - 19:46

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am glad you have the trike Gkam84 Big Grin unfortunately the links didn't work for me so couldn't look at your new pride & joy Confused i hope that it brings you many years of biking happiness Big Grin

allez my friend(s) Big Grin

posted by racefaceec90 [45 posts]
23rd December 2012 - 20:26

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Awesome thread.

Congrats Keith.

@ trikeman - great club spirit. Also what did you expect, it is an Allez. Be grateful it isn't red, they are even faster.

posted by Super Domestique [1408 posts]
23rd December 2012 - 20:44

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Seriously SD, this lad should be road racing - thankfully the Allez has standard gearing, if it were compact he would be spinning out all the time.

He has been MTBing since I can remember him loosing his stabalisers, built like a lath and legs like SCHoy.
Lacks a little in road sense, but that will come. Yes he's on the (his now) Allez and already has his sights on the 'nighthawk' s-works.

Regards,

Trikeman. Wink

Grunt, puff, pant and groan goes the old man - but he gets there in the end. ;o)

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posted by trikeman [346 posts]
23rd December 2012 - 20:57

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Great looking machine, but from what I have just seen on the 10:00pm news you got some flooding up your way, perhaps a set of floats and a paddle?

onward ever onward

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posted by bikecellar [193 posts]
23rd December 2012 - 22:43

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trikeman wrote:
Seriously SD, this lad should be road racing - thankfully the Allez has standard gearing, if it were compact he would be spinning out all the time.

He has been MTBing since I can remember him loosing his stabalisers, built like a lath and legs like SCHoy.
Lacks a little in road sense, but that will come. Yes he's on the (his now) Allez and already has his sights on the 'nighthawk' s-works.

Regards,

Trikeman. Wink

An Allez then a Tarmac - sounds familiar!

Ih the power of youth hey! My son is like that - 13 years old and plays rugby - completely like his uncle's in build not my racing snake style.
He goes mtbing with me. Technique? - nah, finesse? - nah.
Brute force and power? - ample!

It's great to watch isn't it.

posted by Super Domestique [1408 posts]
24th December 2012 - 13:21

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Keith, love the trike. Trusting you get many miles out of her Smile be safe out there. Especially in the crappy weather at present if you manage to get out.

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posted by giff77 [835 posts]
25th December 2012 - 8:22

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I recognise that Allez Smile

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [520 posts]
26th December 2012 - 13:44

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Is that one of those silicone lights on the saddle?

I got a green one for Christmas but can't think where to put it. Thinking

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1700 posts]
26th December 2012 - 16:43

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Yes, the one on the Allez is a red one - very bright and can be seen frome some distance. Chris uses it all the time and hasn't needed batteries yet.
As mentined above, it looks like a single bar electric fire from behind - very warming.
Big Grin
Regards,

Trikeman. Wink

Grunt, puff, pant and groan goes the old man - but he gets there in the end. ;o)

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posted by trikeman [346 posts]
26th December 2012 - 16:47

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