So this has been sat in my loft as I just have not had the inclination to get it up and running but having stalled with the search for a nice bike for the Retro Ronde this has become my focus and the plan is to get it finished in time.
So out from the loft and outside for the first time in so many years gave me a chance to have a good look over it.
The frame itself is lovely, pings and rings like 531 and has Nervex Professional lugwork and a couple of other other quality details such as the rear brake bridge that has a lovely arc and nice joins and the very top of the seat stays have a really long curved 'face' to them. It's going to be worth the effort!
So I have sourced a local stove enameller who has done bikes previously, who most importantly is able to patient with me and work in a two step process of stripping, priming and enamelling then allowing me to get decals applied and the lugs lined before getting it back to him for plenty of clearcoat lacquer.
I do not have a great deal of information on the bike and so little is available online that I do not have a template to work to so to speak, so this means I get to freestyle a couple of bits that will be to my own personal interpretations and tastes.
I will probably blog about the bike too as it tends to keep me focussed and commit to getting things done instead of putting them in the loft!
198something Daccordi Turbo - SOLD - 1997 Bianchi Veloce - SOLD - 1988 Peugeot Perthus Pro - SOLD - 1976 Emperor TT - SOLD -
Early 70s Jack Hearne TT - LOVING!
1956 Pat Skeates - Project that will be completed......one day!