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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    So, I sold the Lightweights:

    That doesn't look awful. I prefer that to the look of the Lightwallets...

    So would the correct term be a brace of Lyrebirds?
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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    Lightwallets...
    Gold.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    So would the correct term be a brace of Lyrebirds?

    My wife and I call them that when we ride together but technically it's only correct if you shot them.

    Please don't.

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kelly View Post

    My wife and I call them that when we ride together but technically it's only correct if you shot them.

    Please don't.
    Aah. Well yes that won't be happening. If i was going to shoot at one it would be Rich's... I can't see how I could be careless enough to hit mine too!


    Don't tell me it's just a pair.
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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    If i was going to shoot at one it would be Rich's...
    Wait and see if being back on the Woody makes me decide to sell the Parlee - then you can shoot me in the face at the same time!

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    So, I sold the Lightweights:



    Now running full Record 12. I have a Paul Comp 'Tall & Handsome' post on the way to match the stem. Bar tape will probably change to a brown and (oddly, for me) I'll probably switch the tyres out to all black.

    I'm contemplating some alu wheels too, for that matter - possibly DT Swiss OXiC to run tubeless, or Campag Shamal Milles because they're cool (and I'm not sure I can really be arsed with tubeless yet!).

    Regardless, I'm excited to ride this again - hopefully tomorrow morning.
    You've got some of the best wheels around on that bike right now. I'd take those Fulcrum's over just about anything and my 40Cs are probably my favorite wheels I've got right now. Unless you need something to abuse, I see no reason to change.
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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Wait and see if being back on the Woody makes me decide to sell the Parlee - then you can shoot me in the face at the same time!
    You posted on the forum that you wouldn't sell the Parlee, so you're now contractually obligated to keep both it and the Lyrebird.
    "I guess you're some weird relic of an obsolete age." - davids

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    You've got some of the best wheels around on that bike right now. I'd take those Fulcrum's over just about anything and my 40Cs are probably my favorite wheels I've got right now. Unless you need something to abuse, I see no reason to change.
    That's fair. They are very good wheels - and actually, now that I've changed the tyres I'm much happier with keeping them as the black walls have toned their shouty graphics down a bit.

    It all got a bit out of hand today, even by my standards - an idea to use the gold in the logo resulted in, well...



    ...Yup, gold tape. I never thought I would, but I kinda like it. It's now all sorted, hopefully for a spin tomorrow (today's ride never happened), but definitely at the weekend.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    You posted on the forum that you wouldn't sell the Parlee, so you're now contractually obligated to keep both it and the Lyrebird.
    If these are the two bikes I am left with for the rest of my time riding bikes, I'm more than ok with that - at this moment in time at least...!

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    That's fair. They are very good wheels - and actually, now that I've changed the tyres I'm much happier with keeping them as the black walls have toned their shouty graphics down a bit.
    For what it's worth, they do make them with very subdued graphics. Or, at least, they did...

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Crows > Murder
    Quails > Covey
    Lyrebirds > Trace

    Referece: Proper Names for a Flock of Birds

    Note "Trace is not taken".

    I'll take full credit ;)

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    For what it's worth, they do make them with very subdued graphics. Or, at least, they did...
    If I could justify directly replacing them I would - albeit probably with the tubular version; but these have a CeramicSpeed upgrade so the cost wouldn’t be worth it. Besides which these were a review set that I was never asked to return so they owe me nothing (in which basis I really should just shut up and ride them!).

    I’ve been told about some stuff that’ll get the graphics off (they’re not just stickers, but I don’t think they’re actually under a clear coat), so eventually that’s probably what I’ll do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Crows > Murder
    Quails > Covey
    Lyrebirds > Trace

    Referece: Proper Names for a Flock of Birds

    Note "Trace is not taken".

    I'll take full credit ;)
    Nice work Toots!

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post

    It all got a bit out of hand today, even by my standards - an idea to use the gold in the logo resulted in, well...



    ...Yup, gold tape. I never thought I would, but I kinda like it. It's now all sorted, hopefully for a spin tomorrow (today's ride never happened), but definitely at the weekend.


    If these are the two bikes I am left with for the rest of my time riding bikes, I'm more than ok with that - at this moment in time at least...!
    I donít hate that, but now youíre going to need gold shoes...

    And a trace is nice to know, but before Too Tall wins the internet today, whatís the minimum number to constitute a flock? Does two cut it?
     

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    ...If these are the two bikes I am left with for the rest of my time riding bikes, I'm more than ok with that...
    I think my Lyrebird will see me out...
    Colin Mclelland

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    I'm just going to add, after three tubeless sealant spraying sessions...that tubeless sealant seems to find it hard to stick to the oiled finish
    Colin Mclelland

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Too large a difference in surface energy for it to stick.

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kelly View Post
    Too large a difference in surface energy for it to stick.
    Which is quietly awesome...
    Colin Mclelland

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    A short cruise around some of the neighbourhood hills....

    Tania Park.jpg

    Rocking gold bar tape for a limited time only.
    Colin Mclelland

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Kind of appropriate. It was Anzac Day two years ago that I rode behind Rich on his Lyrebird and the idea took root.

    Anzac day tomorrow, and (I think) hereís the decal that reflects the colour and font of Memorial honour board.

    decal.jpg

    It will be a weird day tomorrow...
    Colin Mclelland

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Slightly overdue, but first oiling today. I don't hate that there is sort of a forced close look at the bike every six months. And there's something about the oiling process (superfine steel wool and a Euky/tung oil mix from Mark) that's just a bit more visceral than cleaning a painted frame. I know because the frame is painted. I felt like the fork was being cleaned, I felt like the frame was being renewed.

    Not the nicest day outside...

    not the nicest dayM.jpg

    Leaving that aside, post oiling the frame just glows...

    it glowsM.jpg


    And here is the headband with 6ish months of patina...

    headtube badge.jpg


    And I know this is a bit like describing things on radio, but photos really don't do it justice. Here's a photo just to prove it. So there.

    toptube.jpg
    Colin Mclelland

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    When I say the frame is painted, obviously what I mean by that ambiguous phrase is that the fork is painted.
     

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