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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Good to see progress being made - you're getting on with this much faster than I manage to get on with my projects... :cry:

You should be able to shorten that rear brake cable, that might improve the braking a bit. Have sent you a PM.


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:14 pm 
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Saddle is on, new quick release skewers are on (can't see them though) - getting there . . .

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I am glad I didn't put it back in the skip like a few people suggested I might want to a couple of weeks a go :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Its certainly coming together nicely.
I too am glad you didnt put it back in the skip, if a bike can be saved it should be saved.
You've done a grand job and at the same time made it yours, both cosmetically and by investing your care and attention.

Keep the updates coming
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Saddle looks good Greg, glad to see such speedy progress!

Like Rich said, most of us seem to take ages on our projects, this seems to be going at a rate, now I will look forward to the photo with the bar tape :D


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I'm looking to be absolutely happy with the levers before I do the tape, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's not a week or two before it gets done. Having some difficulty sourcing white hoods at a sensible price, so I've been having a look into just getting a replacement set of levers with hoods on.

Still got to sort out pedals as well.


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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
gregs656 wrote:
I'm looking to be absolutely happy with the levers before I do the tape, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's not a week or two before it gets done. Having some difficulty sourcing white hoods at a sensible price, so I've been having a look into just getting a replacement set of levers with hoods on.

Still got to sort out pedals as well.


Are you keeping it authentic and going for non-aero levers? If not, you may be able to get some old Shimano Exage aero levers with white hoods 2nd hand for a reasonable sum (nice cheap & cheerful levers those, with a very neat - and foolproof - QR mechanism for when you need to slacken the brakes off).

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Just wondered if you made any progress with this one?


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Just been riding it 8)

I'm still undecided on what to do with the brake levers. I'm looking forward to taking delivery of a replacement set of calipers in the next week or so from Rich.

I am keeping an eye on another sprint on ebay that has been tricked out a bit and has had the frame resprayed (or coated, can't remember) - depending on what that sells for I might consider doing the same to mine.

But for the last couple of weeks it's just been a pleasure to ride it, it doesn't need any more work really.


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Glad to hear it, sometimes the more you do the less you enjoy them!


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Yes I can believe that.

I picked up a carrera virtuoso cheap but got rid of it, for what I use a bike for it offered no benefit and the quality just wasn't there IMO.

Keeping a good look out for another steel bike to sink my teeth into.


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