Well having signed on for the Retro Ronde ride at the end of May I am left with the task of finding a suitable ride. I currently have two steeds in the stable my Daccordi Turbo which I am unable to date accurately and is currently running retro/modern (if mid 90s is modern these days?!?) and the mysterious Pat Skeates 50s ride that needs a lot of work and effort investing.
So I am looking at getting a bike 'off the peg' so to speak and would like to open it up for opinions and suggestions. Also if anyone has a suitable 'ready to roll' bike in fairly good nick that is pre-1987 and in the size range 56-58cm I would be interested in seeing some pics
A quick bit of forum trawling has uncovered these two:
A super condition Raleigh Record Acehttp://www.lfgss.com/thread102334.html#post3449919
A very clean Koga-Miyata Gentsracerhttp://www.lfgss.com/thread101944.html
What do you think??
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!