3) Groene Leeuw/Watney's with Nuovo Record
Presumably all cables on that variant would have to have, erm, red barrel adjusters ("....and then you get cornered by some drunken greengrocer from Luton with an Instamatic and Dr Scholl sandals and last Tuesday's Daily Express
I've already got most of the parts to do the different builds, including some Mafac cantis.
Also wondering whether it's possible to get skin/tan wall cross tyres (not tubulars).
Challenge Limus, Fango & Grifo tyres come in a gumwall clincher ("open tubular" is the term they use, but they're not actual tubs) variant. RRP ~£50 each
, so not cheap. As it's quite an old frame, however, all 3 may have clearance issues as they're nominally 33mm. Old CX bikes generally used 30mm, tops, and 28mm was nearer the norm.
All 3 of my bikes are powder coated. Done properly and with a decent top coat of lacquer, it can look really good. Economical, too - a single colour for frame plus fork should be in the sub-fifty quid bracket.
If you want to go "old school" on the pedals, at £20 or so a pair, MKS Sylvans in the 2-sided touring format look a good bet.
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