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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    I wasn't sure this would work, but...



    ...I'm game.

    The gold bar tape might be a touch OTT this time around, though.

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    I wasn't sure this would work, but...
    I have a strong suspicion you could put poo on one of those Lyrebirds and it'd turn out just right. And this is WHAY better than poo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    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.

    {snip}

    post oiling the frame just glows...
    So, I polished my woo... erm, oiled my Lyrebird for the first time yesterday too (Mark has always done it for me before [oh dear, that sound wrong]). I concur with all of the above - the process literally made me smile.

    Built with spares whilst it awaits some overpriced and *totally* unnecessary, but equally delicious, carbon bling to arrive (hopefully next week):


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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    I would never have thought of the gold bar tape and gold brakes but they work really well.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ras72 View Post
    I have a strong suspicion you could put poo on one of those Lyrebirds and it'd turn out just right.
    I think Rich has risen to the challenge with those bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kelly View Post
    I would never have thought of the gold bar tape and gold brakes but they work really well.
    Agree. I thought the tape was overkill (and still do really), but I like the brakes a lot more than I expected. They were used to settle payment on the direct mount EEs from my Tarmac so I feel like they were a gamble worth taking.

    I just bought a set of the Specialized ‘Anza’ tape in brown. I think it might be too dark for the bike, and it is notably heavy; but, at AU$70, I absolutely *will* be putting it to use at some stage soon-ish:

    B9F87057-9891-4A8B-94AE-4F5EB6035408.jpeg

    BTW, @Colinmclelland - If this ^^ tickles your fancy more than the wanky gold Supacaz, Manly cycles still had another set in stock - although it's dark even against mine, so it'll probably be too dark for the tone of the wood on your one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kelly View Post
    I think Rich has risen to the challenge with those bottles.
    Absolutely fair comment. I lost my second gold Attaquer bottle when I did a triathlon at the start of the year (that’ll teach me for indulging in weird sports), otherwise I’d be rounding out the gold accessorising with those too. If I do get a replacement and revert to using those, I’ll *definitely* have to change the bar tape!

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    Thanks, but I think the combination of no income and piss takingly expensive bar tape experiments would be met by the word ďfrivolousĒ shortly followed by the phrase ďpower of attorneyĒ. Since Iím not commuting I donít t ride my commuter much at the moment. Every time I do, Iím struck by how much I like the bar tape. So I think a switch may be on the cards - black Arundel Silicone for gold Supacaz Noredeemingfeatures. Not that itís relevant to anything, but Spring has sprung in Sydney in the last week. Itís nice.
    Colin Mclelland

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Agree. I thought the tape was overkill (and still do really), but I like the brakes a lot more than I expected. They were used to settle payment on the direct mount EEs from my Tarmac so I feel like they were a gamble worth taking.
    I think I see how you get away with it now. What Tarmac? WTF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    So, I polished my woo... erm, oiled my Lyrebird for the first time yesterday too (Mark has always done it for me before [oh dear, that sound wrong]). I concur with all of the above - the process literally made me smile.

    Built with spares whilst it awaits some overpriced and *totally* unnecessary, but equally delicious, carbon bling to arrive (hopefully next week):

    Ah the gold! Your screen name needs changing to Rich Van Avermaet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBB View Post
    Ah the gold! Your screen name needs changing to Rich Van Avermaet...
    Ha! It gets worse with the Attaquer bottles:



    66% of the new carbon bling installed. Waiting on chainrings and chainring bolts to install the rest - which is not from the same brand, I hasten to add (not that calling this out in any way redeems my ridiculous frivolity on the stem and post).

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Nice stem!

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    That fork looks a bit black though...surely that could be gold
    Colin Mclelland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    That fork looks a bit black though...surely that could be gold
    Imagine if I actually did do that...!

    Carbon deliciousness maxed out (forgive the iPhone weirdness going on in the pic). These cranks are damn cool:


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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Imagine if I actually did do that...!

    Carbon deliciousness maxed out (forgive the iPhone weirdness going on in the pic). These cranks are damn cool:
    Iíll ask for the room: cheeses ripe, how many water bottles do you have?
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    Only 11, I think. Itíll be 12 (I think) when I can replace the second gold Attaquer one I threw away at the triathlon (*shudder*) I did at the start of the year...

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    This is now the most sorted it has ever been; and I am *loving* being back on it:



    Iíll admit Iím tempted to swap out the SR12 for DA9100 and Iím very tempted to go back to tubs, but I really should just leave it alone...

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Howís front shifting with the Lightning cranks? Iím keen to give Campy 12spd a whirl on The familyís next bike. I donít hate the Campy crank anymore, but not having to use it would be more betterer...
    Colin Mclelland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    How’s front shifting with the Lightning cranks? I’m keen to give Campy 12spd a whirl on The family’s next bike. I don’t hate the Campy crank anymore, but not having to use it would be more betterer...
    Absolutely perfect - in fact, dare I say it, it’s possibly even slightly better than the full Campag setup despite the rings not officially being 12v compatible.

    Boredom is settling in and I’m contemplating a switch to DA9100, so there could be a (comparatively) cheap SR 12v groupset on the block soon-ish...

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    whisper it...it'll have discs...
    Colin Mclelland

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    That still leaves everything other than the levers and brakes...

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    God awful Supacaz bar tape finally overpowered even my apathy.

    back in black.JPG

    Arundel silicone in black. Rocks.
    Colin Mclelland

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