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little john cameron BS: Bike Week 2002 (37) RE: BS: Bike Week 2002 21 May 02


Yoho,ye've got me rememberin again.When I was in my teens I was a fanatic for cycles.At that time I was the proud owner of a "Flying Scot".Not having money to buy a new one,they were about 25pounds at the time,too much for an apprentice.I had a bike at the time but it embarassed me to ride it as it had Sturmey-Archer gears and made this awful clicking when in top gear.Actually it was a good bike but not snazzy enough for ljc
A guy at work said he had a Scot frame in his shed that I could have.I still remember riding home on the old bike with the Scot frame over my shoulder.Eventually I aquired the rest of the bike,one piece at a time.
First thing to be done was a paint job.So,off to Rattreys and order Dark Metallic Blue.The same color as the hot steel chips that came off my lathe at work.Then put it together.Sprints and tubs.Campagnolo gear cluster and double chainwheel and a wee seat the vanished up your arse whe you sat on it
Many years of riding in all kinds of weather to the SYHA all over Scotland.I remember getting caught in a vicious rainstorm going through Glencoe.Talk about bleak! I thought I would never make it.

Here is a few of the bikes that were on the go at this time for all you Brits that were around then.Enjoy the trip.



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