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Mike burrows Vlr and fujin sl

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Topic: Mike burrows Vlr and fujin sl
Posted By: hotta
Subject: Mike burrows Vlr and fujin sl
Date Posted: 12 October 2019 at 7:44am
Having a bit of a sort out and won’t be racing these two bikes next year so will bring along to Hillingdon for anyone
That may be interested, both going very cheap, only for club members as that’s the condition I had when I got the Vlr .
£400 for the vlr
And £400 for the fujin sl , and it has a tailbox (velokraft)

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never stop it hurts less in the end



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Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 12 October 2019 at 9:09pm
Bargains! If I was into low bikes I'd have both!


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 12 October 2019 at 9:33pm
If I could ride a bike I'd have the Vlr. Ironic that when I was looking for one of Mike's Vlr's before I had a stroke there weren't any for sale.

So what do you intend racing next season Neil?

All the best.
Roy


Posted By: hotta
Date Posted: 12 October 2019 at 11:11pm
Will be riding the Milan next season, and have a quest for my long training and fun rides , but want to make room in my shed and not have loads of bikes not being used , Cheers Roy

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never stop it hurts less in the end


Posted By: johnlucian
Date Posted: 13 October 2019 at 3:52pm
Interested to see and try your bikes. I am specially interested in the Velokraft tail if I could fit to my Pelso.

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John Lucian


Posted By: russellbridge
Date Posted: 13 October 2019 at 7:01pm
Is the VLR the one in this video?
If so, can I have a test ride at Hillingdon pls to see how it compares with the Nocom?



Posted By: hotta
Date Posted: 13 October 2019 at 7:53pm
Hi Russell
That’s the one , your welcome to try it ,:)

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never stop it hurts less in the end


Posted By: russellbridge
Date Posted: 13 October 2019 at 11:02pm
Thanks - what pedals / cleats does it take? I've tried swapping mine onto Andrew's bike in the past but the threads need to be cut down for the thin cranks. 
FYI I'm on SPD-SL cleats, or size 10 shoes if it's easier to borrow your shoes?


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 13 October 2019 at 11:08pm
My Ratty has the narrow cranks but I always used standard pedals with a couple of washers rather than cutting them down... 



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Posted By: russellbridge
Date Posted: 13 October 2019 at 11:10pm
Good point , thanks Alan, I'll bring some washers with me...


Posted By: hotta
Date Posted: 14 October 2019 at 1:08am
I am size ten aswell but it’s spd sl anyhow :) so no problem

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never stop it hurts less in the end


Posted By: evenbad
Date Posted: 17 October 2019 at 1:03am
Any pics of fujin


Posted By: hotta
Date Posted: 17 October 2019 at 12:49pm
Sorry fujin now sold

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never stop it hurts less in the end


Posted By: russellbridge
Date Posted: 17 October 2019 at 5:25pm
I'm not claiming first dibs on the VLR by the way - if anyone's got a serious offer for Neil, feel free to jump in.
I'll have some serious negotiation to do if I want to add another bike to the shed/living room/hall collection anyway..."what that one, no I've had that for ages..."


Posted By: hotta
Date Posted: 21 October 2019 at 5:53pm
VLR was a bit long for Russell, so is still up for grabs ,just message me if interested:)

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never stop it hurts less in the end


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 22 October 2019 at 9:42am
Hi Neil

It would need to be approximately 100 mm shorter X seam length to fit me. Is there any way to adjust it, and for it still to be rideable?

All the best.
Roy


Posted By: russellbridge
Date Posted: 22 October 2019 at 9:44am
I’d suggest 6’ (182cm) would be good height to ride it as-is. Chris H rode it too - what do you think Chris?
Russ


Posted By: hotta
Date Posted: 22 October 2019 at 8:46pm
Hi Roy
Not really adjustable , and 100 mm cushion is going to be awkward , Specially if it rains lol

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never stop it hurts less in the end


Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 22 October 2019 at 9:06pm
Hi Neil

Guess it would have to be a hacksaw on the boom then.LOL
All the best.
Roy


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 22 October 2019 at 10:53pm
I have a similar earlier one which I can ride fine with my little legs - Bruvver Dave struggles though.
The seat on mine moves backwards/forwards and is secured to the main frame tube with a couple of large hose clips... The issue though is that if short folks put the seat far enough forward they have to ride with one goolie either side of the steerer... A practice not recommended.


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Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 23 October 2019 at 7:06pm
Originally posted by AlanGoodman AlanGoodman wrote:

I have a similar earlier one which I can ride fine with my little legs - Bruvver Dave struggles though.
The seat on mine moves backwards/forwards and is secured to the main frame tube with a couple of large hose clips... The issue though is that if short folks put the seat far enough forward they have to ride with one goolie either side of the steerer... A practice not recommended.

That was how I had to ride the Wasp, not because of the size, but because I wasn't heavy enough to get traction. I used to get wheelspin and fall off, as I lived on a hill and it needed a good push to get it going. The trainer at Herne Hill Velodrome said that if a sprinter on a track bike had that issue the solution was to move his weight back over the driven wheel so I moved my weight forward as the Wasp was front wheel drive.

All the best 
Roy  


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 23 October 2019 at 10:08pm
Thumbs Up

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Posted By: hotta
Date Posted: 24 October 2019 at 6:48pm
Vlr and fujin are now both sold , thanks for all the interest,

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never stop it hurts less in the end


Posted By: russellbridge
Date Posted: 24 October 2019 at 8:19pm
Who’s gonna be racing the vlr next season?



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